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THE right of Chriftians to judge for themselves in religious matters, and to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences, must be allowed by all enlightened Proteftants. Some Societies among Proteftant Diffenters, in the exercife of this invaluable right of private judgment, have deviated from their ufual mode of worship, and introduced fome printed Devotional Services, in which they themselves may take a vocal part with the Minister.

THIS has given rise to the publication of many judicious Liturgies for the ufe of fuch congregations.

THE Compilation contained in this Volume was occafioned by the wifh of a refpectable Society, to make a trial of this mode of public worship.

THEIR principal reafons for it are briefly thefe. By the congregation taking a part in the devotional fervices, the attention of the worshippers is more eafily kept up, and proper devotional affections are more likely to be excited, by a whole congregation uniting their voices, in fome parts of the various folemn addreffes to the Divine' Being.

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