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able to join in worship. Some tunes have been chosen, not because they are peculiarly calculated for family devotion; but because they are of general use, and many persons are already acquainted with them. Others are specially adapted to private worship. All of them possess real excellence, and have an approved standard character. A book of the above description it was thought by the Author, and by many others, whose opinion is to be highly respected, is a desideratum in the present day. How the work is executed, the publick must decide. The Author would commend it to the candour of families with the devout hope, that it may conduce to their spiritual benefit, and, above all, to the favour of the Great Head of the Church, with fervent prayer, that He would bless this humble effort to advance the praise and glory of His adorable Name.

DEDHAM, April, 1827,

CONTENTS.

included in it,

The manner in which Family Worship should be observed,

The excuses for the neglect of Family Worship answered,

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PART II.

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A System of natural and revealed religion, in the form of ques-

tion and answer, accompanied with Scripture proofs, in thirty-

two chapters.

Chap. 1. The existence and character of God, and the con-

dition and duties of man, as manifested by the light of nature,

Chap. 2. The Sacred Scriptures,

Chap. 3. The character of God, natural and moral, as revealed

in the Sacred Scriptures,

Chap. 4. Trinity,

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Purposes of God,

Chap. 6. Creation,

Chap. 7. Providence,

Chap. 8. Angels,

Chap. 9. Creation and primitive state of man,

Chap. 10. Rule of obedience and life to man in his primitive

state,

Chap. 11. A postacy, depravity, and lost state of man,

Chap. 12. Atonement,

Chap. 13. Regeneration,

Chap. 14. Holy Love,

Chap. 15. Repentance,

Chap. 16. Faith,

Chap. 17. Justification,

Chap. 18. Perseverance,

Chap. 19. Death,

Chap. 20. Future State,

Chap. 21. Resurrection,

Chap. 22. Judgment,

Chap. 23. Future Happiness,

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gether with occasional prayers.

Morning and evening prayers,
Prayer for a Publick Fast,

Prayer for a Publick Thanksgiving,

Prayer for a sick

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Prayer on account of bereavement of a friend or relative,

Prayer for a Monthly Concert,

Prayer before and after meat,

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PART V.

Select Psalms and Hymns, adapted to family devotion.

TABLE OF FIRST LINES.

Almighty Sov'reign of the skies,

Am I a soldier of the cross,

Another six days' work is done,

Awake, my soul! and with the sun,

Blest be the tie that binds,

Come, let our souls adore the Lord,

Come, thou Fount of every blessing,

Come, thou condescending Jesus,

Come, Holy Spirit! come,

Dread Sov'reign! let my evening song,

Eternal Source of every joy,

Frequent the day of God returns,

From Greenland's icy mountains,

Father, is not thy promise pledg’d,

Glory to thee, my God! this night,

God of our lives! our morning songs,

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TABLE OF TUNES.

Aylesbury, S. M. [b]

Armley, L. M. [b]

Babylon, L. M. [b]

Heber, 78. and 6s. [*]

Hotham, 7s. [*]

Hymn Second, C. m. [*]

Little Marlborough, S. M. [b]

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