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not the first in either edition of his Judgment Hymn. His hymn was greatly altered and enlarged in its second edition, from which the present text is taken; being a selection of eleven out of thirty-six stanzas.
xciv.—This translation of Veni Creator, from the Bishop's Collec­tion of Private Devotions, 1627, was first introduced into the Office for the Ordination of Priests upon the revision of the Liturgy of the Church of England, in 1662.
- xcvm.—Seven out of nine stanzas. Hart's seventh and eighth are omitted.
c.—Jacobi's translation will be found at page 43 of Haberkorn's Psalmodia Germanica (London, 1765). It consists of ten stanzas, of which Toplady adopted and altered six. Top-lady's third stanza is here omitted.
ci.—Five out of six stanzas ; from Mant's Holydays of the Church (vol. ii. page 317). The Bishop's first stanza is omitted.
civ.—The last seven out of eleven stanzas (No. 24 of John Mason's Songs of Praise).
cvi.—Four out of eight stanzas: (the fourth, fifth, sixth, and -seventh of Watts' are omitted).
cvin.—Fourteen out of twenty-six stanzas. This is the most ancient of all the compositions included in this volume, and it is the true English source of all the " New Jerusalem Hymns " of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is printed at length in Dr. Bonar's interesting Preface to his edition, published in 1852 (Edinburgh: Johnstone and Hunter), of David Dickson's New Jerusalem, which is itself a mere va­riation of this hymn, with thirty-six more stanzas added.to it, from William Prid's Glasse of Vaine Glorie, 1585. The original hymn is contained in a MS. quarto volume, num­bered 15,225, in the British Museum, the date of which seems (from the internal evidence, as stated by Dr. Bonar), to be about 1616. The hymn itself (which is entitled, A Song by F. B. P. to the tune of Diana) is, probably, of Queen Elizabeth's time.
cix.—The text of this hymn (printed in the first edition of the present volume, from the Ninth Edition of Crossman), has been now corrected, and restored as it originally appeared in the first Edition of the Young Man's Calling, or the whole Duty of Youth, fyc, with Divine Poems: except that the third stanza, which was omitted by Crossman in his second and all subsequent editions, is also omitted here.
ex.—I have been unable to trace this hymn higher than to the Collection of Dr. Williams and Mr. Boden, first published in 1801, in which it is stated to be from " Fckinton Collection ;" and I have not discovered the author, or the original text. In the collections which give it most fully, there are seven stanzas : of which one, the third (a stanza of inferior merit, and borrowed directly from an older hymn), is here omitted.
cxiii.—Five out of six stanzas ; from Hymn cxliii. of Berridge's Sion's Songs. The stanza omitted is Berridge's fourth. The






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