The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers

450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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Preface.                               xi
of the more modern hymns, which are included in the volume, for the consent which they have, in all cases when applied to, kindly given to the use of their works. And if, in any instances, he has, either through ignorance of the existence of a copyright, or for want of means of com­munication, made use of any work, in respect of which a similar permission ought to have been obtained, without actually obtaining it, he ventures to hope that the oversight may be excused, and the same liberality extended to liim, as if a request for permission had been previously made.
In the present edition the number of hymns of which the authors are unknown has been reduced to seven: and thirty-six Hymns are added, which did not appear in the "Book of Praise," as originally published. Some of these came to the Editor's knowledge too late to be included, and some were undesignedly omitted, in the first edition. Others, which were then intentionally omitted, are now added, in deference to the judg­ment of critics and friends, whose estimate of their merit is higher than the Editor's own.
The absence, in this volume, of any selection from the Old or New Version of the Psalms, having been the subject of some remark, the Editor wishes to observe, that such a selection would have been foreign to his design. The " Psalmsn (so called) of Watts, Lyte, Montgomery, and others, and the

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