The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers

450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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NOTES.
HYMN
ii.—Part of Hymn No. 100 in Mant's Ancient Hymns, &c. Three stanzas out of eight are omitted.
iv.—The text of this hymn is from The Devout Chorister (Masters ; Third Edition, 1854); in which book it was first published ; and the author's name is given, by his kind permission.
v.—The text of this is from the Fifth Edition (Newcastle, no date, but water-mark 1810); of the Rev. Thomas Cotterill's Psalms and Hymns.
vn.—From Hymns for the Church of England (Longman, 1857). The first and third stanzas are adapted, by Mr. Darling, from Nos. 49 and 36 of John Quarles' Divine Ejaculations.
viii.—From John and Charles "Wesley's Collection of Psalms and Hymns (the first edition published in 1741); but it had been previously published in John Wesley's Charlestown book of 1737. The Psalm, as rendered by Watts, is in six stanzas, of which Wesley omitted the first and fourth, and varied the second by substituting the well-known lines,
" Before Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;"
for Watts' original,
" Nations, attend before his throne With solemn fear, with sacred joy."
The only other change is the word " shall" instead of" must," in the third line of the last stanza.
xn.—Three stanzas out of six. The first, second, and fifth of Watts' are omitted.
xv.—Nine stanzas out of twelve (the first, third, and eleventh of Watts' being omitted). The word " God " is brought down into the first line, from the first (omitted) stanza, instead of "Him."
xvi.—The four first stanzas of Hymn No. 11, Book II. in Gibbons' Hymns adapted to Divine Worship (London, 1784); sometimes wrongly ascribed to Berridge. Gibbons has seven stanzas.






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