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xvm.—Altered from a poem by Eliza Lee Cabot first published in 1826, by Emily Taylor in Sabbath Recreations (Wellington, Salop,) 1826.
xxi.—This, attributed in error to Charles Grant, is in the Rev. E. H. Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody,- lb33 ; but must have been in circulation for nearly twenty years before.
xxiii.—Four out of five stanzas, Lyte's fourth being omitted.
xxviii.—The first thirteen out of forty-two stanzas. The poem is the last of several in Skelton's Appeal to Common Sense on the Subject of Christianity. (Dublin, 1784.)
xxxii.—Stanzas 1, 6, 9, and 10, of a poem in ten stanzas (No. 68 of T. Grinfield's Century of Sacred Songs). I have adhered to the selection made by the late Rev. John Hampden Gurney in the Marylebone Hymn-Book of 1851.
xxxiii.—My only authority for ascribing this to Tate is the late Rev. Edward Bickersteth; but the authorship seems probable, as this is one of the hymns included in the " Supplement to the New Version," for the use of which Brady and Tate obtained from Queen Anne an Order in Council, dated the 30th July, 1703. It was advertised as ready, and issued, as early as 1698.
xxxiv.—The text is that of the fourth edition (1743) of Hymns and Sacred Poems, by John and Charles Wesley ; differing in one word only ("Heavenly," instead of "Inner," in the second line of the last stanza) from the first edition, published in 1739. The common variation, beginning, " Hark, the herald angels sing," is probably by Martin Madan (1760), who, be­sides altering several lines, has left out part (but not the whole) of the two last stanzas, which are usually omitted at the end of modern editions of the New Version of the Psalms. The word " welkin," in the first line, is open to criticism, but in other respects I prefer Wesley's original to Madan's varia­tion.
xxxviii.—Mr. Sears is an American writer.
xl.—From the volume, published in 1829 (London : Cadell & Co.), under the title Spirit of the Psalms, which is not to be con­founded with the work of the Rev. H. F. Lyte, afterwards published under the same title, in 1834.
xli.—This hymn is from Hymns Ancient and Modern, for Use in the Services of the Church (London : Novello; 1861). I am indebted to the Rev. Sir Henry Williams Baker, Bart, (one of the editors of that collection), for the permission, which he has kindly obtained for me from the author, to publish his name, as well as for the authentication of the text. I am also indebted to him and his co-editors for their consent to the use which I have made of this hymn, and of three others, contributed by Sir Henry Williams Baker himself to the same collection, to which he has allowed me to affix his name.
xlii.—Five out of seven stanzas. Those omitted are Doddridge's
second and sixth. xlvi.—Five stanzas out of a hymn which, as first published in
1740 (then beginning " Glory to God, and praise, and love "),

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