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450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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r (vol. ii. page 563). The Bishop's fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, and tenth stanzas are omitted.
ccv.—From The Church of England Magazine, February, 1838, with a X signifying it to he original. It is there in seven stanzas, and is signed, O ; Chelsea.
ccvi.—A curious example of a successful cento. Each stanza is taken from a different hymn by Mason ; the four hymns, which have each contributed one stanza, being Nos. 6, 7, 9 and 8, of Mason's Songs of Praise. Mr. Gurney (who had been to some extent anticipated in this operation, by former Collectors—e.g. Montgomery, in the Christian Psalmist, gives a composite hymn of greater length, from the same sources) has introduced some slight verbal alterations, which are here retained.
ccix.—Five out of eight stanzas (Conder's Hymns; London, Snow ; p. 140). The stanzas omitted are Conder's second, third, and fourth.
ccxiii.—The text is that of the second Scotch Paraphrase. It is slightly different from that printed in Logan's works, where some of the pieces, now ascertained to be by Michael Bruce, are still ascribed to Logan, who originally published them as his own. The true original (which begins, " O God of Jacob," &c.) is No. 4 of Doddridge's hymns ; it has been re-written, and certainly improved, by Bruce or Logan.
ccxix.—The first five out of six stanzas.
ccxx.—The first five out of six stanzas (from Watts' Divine Songs for Children ; Song 9).
ccxxiii.—Six stanzas out of eight (from Lyte's Poems, chiefly religious; London, Nisbet; p. 158). The stanzas omitted are the fourth and eighth of Lyte.
ccxxiv.—The text of this hymn is from Le Bas' Life of Bishop Middleton (Rivingtons, 1831).
ccxxvi.—The original of this is the Humble Lamentation of a Sinner; usually appended to the "Old Version" of the Psalms. Some recent students of hymnology have thought it probable that the author of the Humble Lamentation was John Marchant(not Mardley); but their opinion seems to rest on no higher ground than conjecture. In Bishop Heber's book, it is erroneously ascribed to Sternhold ; and no notice is there taken of the Bishop's extensive variations.
ccxxvm.—Three out of four stanzas. The stanza omitted is Mr. Russell's third.
ccxxix.—This and No. cclii. were communicated to me in manu­script by the kindness of my friend, Mr. Palgrave.
ccxxxi.—Three out of four stanzas ; the fourth is that omitted.
ccxliii.—From Hymns for Sunday Schools, Original and Selected (Cambridge : Second Edition, 1844); by the Rev. C. J. Phipps Eyre. The first two and the fourth lines are by Waring, the rest by a different hand, but whose, I have not been able to ascertain.

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