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COLLECTION OF HYMNS
FOR THE PIOUS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS.
TO BE SUNG AT CAMP MEETINGS, DURING REVIVALS
OF RELIGION, AND ON OTHER OCCASIONS.
" O Lord, I will praise thee.”—Isaiah. " Is any merry ? let him sing Psalms."-James. "I will sing with the spirit, and with the under.
standing also.”- Paul.
Philadelphia: PUBLISHED BY W. A. LEARY & CO. 158 NORTH SECOND STREET, TEN DOORS BELOW NEW, AND FOR SALE BY ALL THE METHODIST BOOK
SELLERS IN THE UNITED STATES.
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eighth day of May, in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1830, JOHN CLARKE, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
“The Camp-Meeting Chorister;or, a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Pious of all Denominations. To be sung at Camp-Meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions.
"O Lord, I will praise thee.”—Isaiah,
standing also.”- Paul." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An Act for the Encourage. ment of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein men. tioned"-and also to the Act, entitled, “An Act supplementary to an Act entitled, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and $tching historical and other prints."
Ths selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songt was first compiled about three years ago. It has passed rapidly through several large editions; and 80 favourably has it been received. that it was not without difficulty its publisher could meet the de. mand for it. In consequence of this, he has notv prepared a new edition, at the old price, contain: ing upwards of one third more than any former one, on new and smaller type, and revised and prepared with considerable attention, so as to meet the wants and wishes of all denominations, but more especially of those for whom it was origa. nally compiled. The publisher's aim has been to make this volume contain as choice a selcction as any work of the class extant He has consulted a vast variety of conipiiations, many of which are not known in this country. He has also received from his friends most of the popular Hymns used at camp meetings, prayer meetings, at revivals of religion, and in the religious community generally.
This edition contains all the hymns in the last the additional ones being placed under the miscel. laneous head at the end.
In the opinion of some, the compiler should have omitted many hynins which are still retained. This, he believes, wonld no: be strictly just. Hymns, like all other things, are valued according