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450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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ccc.—From The Dove on the Cross and other Poems (Bath; Binns and Goodwin), 1849.
ccci.—Three out of forty-three stanzas. The poem (a translation from the Hymn of Prudentius, Circa exequias defuncti) is in Williams' Thoughts in Past Years (Rivingtons ; third edition) 1843 ; page 296). The stanzas selected are at pages 304-5.
cccii.—The last three stanzas of James Montgomery's, The Grave (Montgomery's Poetical Works complete in one volume ; Long­man : page 261). They now constitute, I "believe, part of the epitaph on the poet's tomb.
cccviii.—Four out of five stanzas. The omitted stanza, a "Gloria," is Chandler's last.
cccx.—Five out of six stanzas. The omitted stanza is Browne's last. (Browne's Hymns and Spiritual Songs, No. 203.)
cccxi.—Eight out of nine stanzas. The omitted stanza is Herbert's last. There is a copy of this, with a good many variations, in St. Williams' Library.
cccxii.—In Mason's Songs of Praise (No. 19), this hymn ends (as many of Mason's hymns do) with a half-stanza; the general scheme of division being into stanzas of eight lines. The concluding half-stanza is omitted here.
cccxvii.—This hymn was first privately printed in 1833. It was afterwards subdivided into three distinct hymns, in the col­lection of the Rev. H. V. Elliott (the husband of the authoress); by whose kindness I have been enabled to reunite, in this place, the parts so separated.
cccxx.—From the Missionary Minstrel (London; Nisbet, 1826), a small collection of 100 hymns, more than fifty of which bear the initials of the anonymous compiler.
cccxxii. cccxxiv.—The text of both these is from the late Dr. Andrew Reed's collection. Mr. Hastings is an American author; and, on comparing them with his original text, since the first edition of the present volume was published, they appear to be correctly given; except that the refrain, "Re­turn, return," in No. cccxxiv. is not in Mr. Hastings' book: (Hymns and Poems, New York, 1850.)
cccxxiii.—I am indebted to Mr. Morris, of Worcester, for the communication of Mrs. Morris' volume, entitled, The Voice and the Beply (Worcester; Grainger), from which this hymn is taken.
cccxxv.—From the twenty-ninth edition (published about 1829) of Dr. Rippon's Hymn-Book; where it is attributed to Dr. Collyer. It is not in Dr. Collyer's own collection, of 1812; and I have not succeeded in tracing it beyond Dr. Rippon's book.
cccxxvi.—Communicated by the author to Miss Elliott, the authoress of the hymn by which it was suggested, "Just as I am," &c. (No. cxlvii. of this volume).
cccxxix.—This was kindly communicated to me in manuscript, by • the author, Robert Smith, Esq., of Hollo way.

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