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Some of the Chants are divided into parts: in some cases this is done for brevity's sake; but in others, (as in Nos 33, 34,) to allow of their being song in the Hebrew mapper, by alternate cboirs, both joinivg in the concluding Doxology.--Nos. 62 and 88 should be sung to a cbapt wbich admits of change from Miuor to Major.—The responsive Services are intended principally for the use of Suuday Schools; wbere tbe Chant will be found a valuable means of interesting tbe young in the poetical parts of tbe Sacred Scriptures.---The Second Doxology was the one ordinarily suug in the early Christian Churches.-Tbe Hymns at tbe close of the Volume are inserted for tbe benefit of those congregations wbich employ the “Hymus for the Christian Churcb and Home.”
The Common Version bas been principally employed, for association's sake. When a departure has been nade, the Editor bas principally consulted tbe translations of Wellbeloved in the Psalms, Job and Proverbs; and of Lowth in Isaiah. Omissions have been freely made, for the sake of brevity, or becanse of an apparent want of barmony between the sentiments of the writer, and the spirit of the Gospel dispensation.
The Editor bopes that this little Volume may be the means of giving an increased interest to the writings of holy men of old : and thus tend 10 ibe glory of that God, who, having spoken in tines past through the Prophets, has now declared his will to us more perfectly in tbe Gospel of his Son.
P. P. CARPENTER. Warrington: Oct. 17th, 1848.
P. S. Tbe Editor is anxious to secure the kind indul. gence of those who use this Volume, for tbe very indifferent cbaracter of the typograpby. It has been executed entire!y by a young Cotton Spivper, wbo, a year ago, bad verer been inside a Printing ()ffice; and who, having been out of work seventeen consecutive months, was auxions 10 ac. quire some kuowledge of another trade. le bas bad no regular instructor and the whole book, (except ibis sheet and ibe last.) was worked off on a press of the worst de. scription, which was procured for the temporary purposes of an Industriai Scbool, opened for the Unemployed Factory Operatives during the last winter.
XXXVII. 13. CXXI.
HYMN FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
SELECTIONS FROM THE
BLESSED | is the | man
His leaf also shall not | wither,
way. Therefore the ungodly shall not I stand in the I judg.
ment, Nor sinners in the congregation / of the I righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous ; But the way of the un | god I ly shall | perish.
O LORD, our Lord !
Out of the mouth of | babes and / sucklings
venger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy 1
fingers The moon and the stars, which I thou | hast örl
dained ; What is man, that thou art mindful of him! And the son of man, | that thou | visitest, him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the 1
angels, And hast crowned | him with | glory and hondir. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works
of thy hands; Thou hast put | all things | under his feet : Ah sheep and oxen, Yea, and the beasts of the field, The fowl of the air, and the tish of the sea, And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the
0 Lord, our Lord,