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ccxliv.—This, and ccxciv. first appeared in Hall's Collection (1836). The present text is from a collection of tracts and hymns, published in 1837, with the author, Mr. Osier's, name, under the title of Church and King. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)
ccxlvi.—The text of this, and of Nos. cclvii. and cclxv. is from the edition of 1709, containing Bishop Ken's latest correc­tions. That of the earlier editions will be found in Mr. Anderdon's Life of Ken, and in Mr. Sedgwick's recent edition of Ken's hymns ; since the publication of which, the discovery of a copy of the edition of 1709 (now in my possession) has settled the controversy, previously raised, as to the genuine­ness of the present text. This text was revised by the Bishop for an undated edition of the hymns issued as a twopenny tract for general use, not earlier than 1705, and not later than 1707. A copy (probably unique) is in the British Museum Library. Ken's Evening Hymn, in its original form, first appeared, with a musical setting by Jeremiah Clarke, in Playford's Harmonia Sacra, of 1693.
ccxLViii.—The last twelve of sixteen stanzas, from the first poem in the Christian Year.
ccLiii.—I am indebted for the communication of this hymn and No. cclxvi. to the kindness of the author, the Rev. James Ford, Prebendary of Exeter.
cclvi.—A variation from "Watts' " Dread Sovereign, let my evening song "(No. vn. of Watts' Hymns, Book II.). Browne has altered the metre, and has re-written and improved the whole composition.
cclix.—The last twelve of fourteen stanzas, from the second poem in the Christian Year.
cclx.—This Hymn (originally taken by the Editor from The New Congregational Hymn Book, Jackson, Walford, and Co.)was, by mistake, ascribed in the former impressions of this volume to Thomas Park. It was first published in The Wreck of the Golden Mary, constituting the extra number of Household Words, for Christmas, 1856.
cclxiv.—One couplet only is omitted; viz. that which, in Doddridge's text, follows the sixteenth line. The hymn, as originally, and generally, printed, is divided into three unequal parts; the first consisting of eighteen lines, the second of twenty-eight, and the third of twenty-four. I have ventured to adopt a division into stanzas, as being more suitable for music.
cclxvii.—Five out of seven stanzas. The omitted stanzas are Doddridge's second and fifth.
cclxix.—This, and No. ccxcix. were first published in Lord Nelson's Salisbury Hymnal; from whence they are taken, and the author's name now for the first time added, by Mr. Keble's and Lord Nelson's kind permission.
CCLxx.—The repeated couplet is taken from Milton's translation of the 136th Psalm ; with the change of Milton's word "aye," into " still."

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