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lxxx.—Seven stanzas out of eight. That omitted is Montgomery's third.
lxxxi.—This is one of a small number of compositions by Michael Bruce (a Scottish schoolmaster, who died very young), which have been the subject of much controversy in Scotland, and, indeed, of a kind of literary romance. They appear to have been intrusted in manuscript by Michael Bruce, or by his father, to John Logan, who, some time after Bruce's death, published them with variations in his own name. The eighteenth "Paraphrase" is a variation of this hymn; no doubt contributed by Logan. The present is Bruce's original text, as given in Mr. Mackelvie's collection of his poems (Edinburgh : Pater son ; 1887).
lxxxii.—Six out of eight stanzas. The second and third of Watts' are omitted.
lxxxiii.—Four out of six stanzas. The second and third of Watts' are omitted.
lxxxiv.—The dates assigned to this hymn, and to Nos. cxli. and clxxvii. and the two "Additional Hymns," Nos. 2 and 9, are those of their original publication in the Christian Observer. The rest of Bishop Heber's Hymns (as well as Dean Milman's), in this volume, bear the date of the publi­cation of the Bishop's Hymn-book, in 1827.
lxxxvi.—The text of this hymn, and of No. cm. as now corrected is from the first edition of Psalms and Hymns (Ipswich, 1813), by the author, the Rev. William Hum, formerly Vicar of Debenham.
lxxxviii.—The text is from Conder's Hymns (London: Snow; 1856) ; where this is a complete hymn. As first published by the author, in The Choir and the Oratory (Jackson and Walford, 1837), these were the last four of thirteen stanzas, on " Thy Kingdom Come."
xc—This popular hymn is a cento, composed by Martin Madan, with some variations, out of two hymns by Charles Wesley (Nos. 38 and 39 of Hymns of Intercession for all Mankind), and one by John Cennick (No. 128 in his Collectionof Sacred Hymns; Fifth Edition, Dublin; 1752). The choice and arrangement of the stanzas, as made by Madan, is here pre­served, as are his variations of the third and fourth stanzas (Cennick's), of which the last lines do not rhyme in the original. The first two stanzas and the last are from Wesley's No. 39, a hymn of four stanzas. Madan made some alter­ations in the first and the last, which (with the exception of " O come quickly," taken by him from Cennick, instead of Wesley's "Jah, Jehovah!") I have not retained. The second, and the fifth (which is the concluding stanza of Wesley's No. 38), he did not alter.
xci.—The preceding hymn is generally, by a popular error, at­tributed to Olivers, the only foundation for that error being, that he adopted its first line as the beginning of one of his stanzas, which (though the first of those selected here) is

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