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ADDRESS

TO THE

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE M.

IST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

The Hymn Book heretofore in use among in our opinion, uusurpassed. But the Gene

ference of 1848, judging that the volume

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improved by a careful revision, and by jud multiplying the number of hymns, appo Committee, composed of ministers and layprepare & Standard Edition of the Methodist

Book. This Committee, having finished t

assigned them, submitted it to the examina

the Book Committee, and of the Editors Book Concern; and having been approved b= it came before us for a final review. Our es

tion has been as thorough disposal allowed. Although

as the limited time

with some of the familiar hymns of the ole

we reluctant

+ The Committee were Rey, D. Dailey, ReAlverson, Rev, J. Floy, Rev. D. Patten, jun., Merrick, Mr. R. A. West, and Mr. D. Creamer

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and though, perhaps, in the judgment of some, they have not, in every instance, been substituted by hymns of greater merít, yet we can confidently approve this Revised Copy; and we do, most cordially, recommend it as a greatly improved and standard edition of the Methodist Hymn Book. We congratulate you, brethren, on having now such a Book as, from the number, variety, and adaptar tion of its hymns, will not require another revision for generations to come.

In presenting to you this Standard Hymn Book, we believe that we are putting into your hands one of the choicest selections of evangelical Hymns for Private Devotion, as well as for Family, Social, and Public Worship. We are gratified also to add, that no mercenary ends are sought in this publication; for after the necessary expenses are met, its avails, if any, will be sacredly devoted to charitable and religious objects, as were the profits of the former edition. We urge you, therefore, by your regard for our Church, and for the authority of the General Conference, to purchase only such Methodist Hymn Books as are published by our Agents, and have the names of your Bishops.

We exhort you, dear brethren, spirit, and with the understanding shall rejoice to join you in time an

Your affectionate pastors i

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hari jadgment of some, TE 2. CRTirsane, been substituted Dermerit, met we can confidently 170 SATA Copr; and we do, most corT, rummend it as a greatly improved and and edition of the Methodist Hymn Book.

matalate rou, brethren, on having now such I es, from the number, variety, and adaptaf its hymns, will not require another revision nerations to come. vresenting to

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this Standard Hymn Book, iere that we are putting into your hands one choicest selections of evangelical Hymns for Devotion, as well as for Family, Social, and Vorship. We are gratified also to add, that enary ends are sought in this publication; the necessary expenses are met, its avails, ill be sacredly devoted to charitable and objects, as were the profits of the former Ve urge you, therefore, by your regard rch, and for the authority of the General to purchase only such Methodist Hymn published by our Agents, and have the r Bishops.

** After a careful examination by th Book Committee, the following resolut nimously adopted, at a joint meeting May 4, 1849:Whereas, We believe the Revised Hyn.

whole, will be found, in view of its obje to any other in the English language, t.

Resolved, -That in our judgment the ti Church are due to the Committee to Reve Book, for their faithful and judicious labo

pecially to the Rev. James Floy, D. D., ar

bert A. West, upon whom, as a sub-con principal part of the actual labour has dev

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