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Where is God, my Maker,
Who giveth Songs in the Night? - Job xxxv. 10.

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PREFACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION.

So far as is known to the compiler, this volume, in its previous edition, was the first of the kind published in this country. Within a few years past, several collections similar in their general character have appeared in England. German literature, too, is any thing but deficient in this department. A specimen may be found in Knapp's Liederschatz, B. II., where it will be seen, that hymns 3057 - 3081 are expressly for the sick. There have also been, for many years, distinct collections in that language : Lavater's Lieder für Leidende, “ Hymns for Sufferers," 1787, 8vo. — Auswahl der besten Trostgesänge für Leidende, von J. S. Fest, " Selections of the

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