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FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS;
A KEY OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION.
SAMUEL WORCESTER, D. D.
Late Pastor of the Tabernacle Church, Salem, Mass.
Two Hundred and Seventy Hymns and Occasional Pieces added,
SAMUEL M. WORCESTER, A. M. Pastor of the Tabernacle Church, Salem, Mass., and late Professor of Rhetoric in Amherst College.
PUBLISHED BY CROCKER & BREWSTER.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
KEY OF EXPRESSION.
p-Slow and soft.
b-Quick and soft.
s-Quick and loud.
EXTRACT FROM THE PREFACE
NEW EDITION OF WATTS' AND SELECT HYMNS.
AMONG the eminent public services of the late Dr. Worces-
So strong, however, was the predilection of the community
A new edition of "Watts' and Select Hymns" is therefore
The evil which arises from the heterogeneous arrangement
The Editor will be much disappointed, if it shall not appeur that he has greatly improved the work in this particular. The references throughout are made to pages, and will bear examination in respect to general accuracy and precision. There is also but one "Table of first lines ;" and each line is referred to the page upon which the corresponding psalm or hymn may be found.
In enlarging the Selection, the Editor has aimed to increase the variety of good hymns, which are more directly suited to the circumstances of the times, and are also likely to be of permanent value. It was, however, impossible for him to obtain hymns of high character, for all the special occasions, which the diversified movements of the age have called into existence. He has endeavored to pass by productions which are merely ephemeral; so that the new Select Hymns may more nearly correspond with those, which have received the seal of public approbation. High authority could be given to confirm his decision, in regard to almost every hymn, which has been added. Want of room compelled him to omit many hymns, which otherwise would have had a place in the Selection.-This edition will be found to be specially enriched with hymns, which relate to the life and glory of Christ, the alarming condition of the unconverted, the feelings of the convicted and the penitent, the diversities of Christian experience, the benevolent operations of the church, the institutions and ordinances of the gospel,-to times and seasons,-more particularly, the solemn periods of sickness and death, eternity and judgment.
Very seldom has the Editor allowed himself to make any alteration in the phraseology of the hymns. In almost every instance of material change, an intimation is given of the fact-as on p. 676.
The designation of tunes, and the application of the "Key of Expression" to the new Select Hymns, have, with a few exceptions, been made by an experienced teacher of sacred
SAMUEL M. WORCESTER.
Amherst College, Jan. 20, 1834.
TO FIND ANY HYMN BY THE FIRST LINE.
Page. ACCORDING to thy..... 664 A charge to keep I have.. 705 Alas! what hourly. All hail the power.. All ye who feel... Although the vine.. Am I a soldier... And is the gospel..... And let this feeble.... And will the great... Angels! from the realms.. 658 520 Angels, roll the rock...... Arm of the Lord........ 618 As birds their infant...... 616 Asleep in Jesus, blessed.. 759 Assembled at thy great... 734 At every motion of our.... 678 507 Attend, my soul.... Awake, and sing.. ...... 571 Awake, awake, each..... 681 Awake, my soul.... ... 630 Awake, ye saints......... 640 BEHOLD the man! how. 662 Behold the Saviour at.... 684 Behold, where in a mortal 669 Being of beings, God of... 692 Beneath our feet, and o'er 760 Bestow, dear Lord, upon.. 608 Blessed are the sons.... 568 Blest be the tie that....... 627 Blest Comforter divine.... 673 Blow ye the trumpet.. 588 Bread of heaven! on..... 740 Bread of the world!... 740 Brightest and best of..... 659 By thy Spirit, Lord....... 706 By whom was David..... 552 CAN sinners hope for.... 678 Children of God, awake!. 735 Children of the heavenly.. 702 Come, condescending..... 628 Come, every pious heart.. 666 Come, gracious Spirit..... 673 Come, Holy Ghost, descend 738 Come, Holy Spirit, come.. 527 Come, humble sinner.... 529 Come in, thou blessed.... 741 Come, let our songs....... 743 Come, let us anew...
Come, let us join our..... 740