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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, BY ZERVIA WORCESTER,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
a -Very slow.
KEY OF EXPRESSION.
p-Slow and soft.
b-Quick and soft.
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 appear 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 m 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 mstance 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.
ACCORDING to thy..... 664
Page. Come, let us join our..... 740 Come on, my partners.... 719 Come, thou Almighty.. 574 Come, thou condescending 628 Come, thou Fount.. 556 Come, thou long-expected. 602 Come to Calvary's holy... 689 Come, tune, ye saints..... 519 Come, ye sinners, poor... 686 Come, ye weary sinners.. 688 Come, ye weary souls.... 577 Command thy blessing.... 737 DARK was the night, and 661 Daughter of Zion, awake. 770 Daughter of Zion, from... 727 Day of judgment, day.... 653 Dear as thou wert, and... 757 Dear Jesus, when..... Dear Lord, and shall...... 531 Dear Saviour, we are thine 699 Did Christ o'er sinners.... 660 Descend, Holy Spirit..... 540 Didst thou, dear Jesus.... 550 Dismiss us with thy...... 587 EARTHLY joys no longer 704 Encompass'd with clouds. 538 Eternal God, enthroned... 642 Eternal Lord, from land.. 733 Eternal source of every... 593 Eternal Spirit, God of..... 673 Eternal Wisdom, thee.... 506 Exert thy pow'r, thy...... 619 FAITH adds new charms 701 Faith, 'tis a precious...... 532 Far from the world....... 745 Far from these narrow.... 751 Father, how wide thy... 523 Father of all, we bow..... 589 Father of men, thy care... 629 Father of mercies, God of. 713 Father of mercies in...... 597 Father of inercies, send... 624 Father, whate'er of....... 709 Few are thy days, and.... 676 Fierce passions discompose 551 Frequent the day of...... 736 From every earthly....... 702 From Greenland's icy..... 722 From whence these....... 516