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those of their publication, by the author himself, in the Christian Observer. The other hymns of Sir Robert Grant, in this collection, bear the date of the posthumous republi­cation of his collected hymns, by his brother, Lord Glenelg.
lxix.—Four out of nine stanzas, of unequal length, from Bishop Mant's Holy days of the Church; or, Scriptural Narratives and Biographical Notices, vol. ii. p. 536 (Oxford: Parker: 1831).
lxx.—The Offices of John Austin, containing some excellent hymns, were adapted to the use of members of the Church of England, first by Theophilus Dorrington, and afterwards by the Nonjuring Bishop Hickes. Dorrington, in some cases, altered Austin's hymns; Hickes almost always reprinted them without alteration. This hymn is No. 31 in Austin's Offices, where it consists of seven stanzas ; the first of which was omitted, and some of the others slightly altered, by Charles Wesley. The present text is taken from the first edition (1739) of the Wesleys' Hymns and Sacred Poems, page 130, where it is entitled Hymn to Christ; altered from Dr. Hiclces' "Reformed Devotions."
lxxi.—The text of this hymn is given from Toplady's Collection'' published in 1776. Whether it is Mr. Bakewell's genuine work, or was altered by Toplady, is not certain. The hymn, as first published by Madan, in 1760, wants the last stanza, (which is by some ascribed to James Allen;) and differs from the present text in some other respects. Both Madan and Toplady were friends of the author ; and the probability seems to be, that it was revised and altered by the author himself, for Toplady's Collection.
lxxiii.—Twenty-three out of twenty-eight stanzas, communicated by Mr. Turner, one of the authors, to Dr. Rippon in 1791. (See Rippon's Baptist Annual Register, vol. iii. p. 471.) The composition is generally the same as one which appeared in the Gospel Magazine, for June, 1776: but with a good many verbal differences. The first four stanzas of the text are by Fanch, who also wrote the three which follow them in the original, but which are here omitted, because they are re­peated in substance towards the end of the part contributed by Turner. The stanzas, from "Blest angels," to the end, are by Turner, and were published by him separately, with variations (not improvements), in a little volume, printed in 1794. Abridgments of this hymn, more or less varied (usually beginning "Beyond the glittering starry skies"), occur in several modern hymn-books; one of the first of them appeared in Dr. Rippon's own Collection.
lxxiv.—The three last out of five stanzas (Hymn lviii. in Book I. of Watts' Hymns and Spiritual Songs, beginning " Let mortal tongues attempt to sing ").
lxxix.—This hymn, (composed in 1833,) was originally published in Metrical Psalms and Hymns for singing in Churches (Worcester, 1849).






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