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PREFACE,

Mowghtsto

PREACHING and praying are excellent ordinances : The former is speaking unto men, for God: The latter is speaking unto God for ourselves and all men ; but when time ends they will be laid aside, being entirely useless. But singing is calculated for both worlds. In this, it is that delightful part of devotion which animates our hearts, and raises our affections, and testifies the inward joy of our souls. Rejoice in the Lord o ye righteous, for praise 28 comely for the upright. Psalm, xxxiii. 1. Thy statutes have been my song in the house of my pilgrimage. Psalm cxix. 54. The matter of singing is God's praise. (Psalm xlvii. 6.) the manner, with a loud voice (Psalm lxxxi. 1.) making melody in our hearts to the Lord, (Eph. v. 19.) with the spirit and understanding. And singing doubtless will be our employment when time shall be no more. Rejoice ye heavens and ye that dwell in them, Rev. xii. 12. And they sung a new song, saying thou art worthy to take the book and to open the seale thertof ; for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood

and I beheld and I heard the voice of many angels, round about the throne, and the beasts, and the Elders, and the number of them was ton thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice worthy is the Lamb, &c. Therefore let us praise God with sincerity and awe, for he is a God of terrible majesty, he is a God of glory, and such transcendant perfection that he will not look upon us with pleasure, unless we offer praise from the heart.

WILLIAM NORTHUP.

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REDEMPTION.
OME friends and relations let us join heart and

hand.
The voice of the turtle is heard in our land ;
Let us alt walk together and follow the sound,
And march to the place where redemption is found.

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2 The place it is hidden, the place is conceal'd ;
The place it is hidden until 'tis reveal'd ;
The place is in Jesus, to Jesus we'll go
And there find redemption from sorrow and woe.".

3 The place it is hidden by reason of sin,
Alas you can't see the sad state you are in ;
You are blinded, polluted, in prison and pain,
O how can such rebels redemption obtain !

4 And if you are wounded and bruis'd by the fall,
Then up and be doing, for you he doth call ;
And if you are tempted to doubt and despair,
Then come home to Jesus, redemption is there.

5 And you my dear brethren that love my dear

Lord, Who have witness'd free pardon by faith in his word, Let patience attend you wherever you be, Your Saviour has purchas'd salvation for thee.

6 And when the archangel the trumpet shall sound,
And awake all the dead that sleep under the ground,
The sound of that trumpet will bid you arise,
To meet your redemption with joy and surprise.

7 O then loving Jesus our souls will receive,
From bonds of corruption our bodies relieve,
Then we shall be perfect and we shall be free,
We'll sing of redemption wherever we be.

8 Redeemed from sin and redeemed from death, Redeem'd from corruption, redeem’d from the earth, Redeem'd from damnation, redeem'd from all woe, We'll sing of redemption wherever we go.

9 Redeemed from sin and redeem'd from distress,
The fruits of redemption no tongue can express,
Redemption be ascribed to Jesus's love,
We'll sing of redemption in the heavens above.

HYMN 2. P. M.

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The Farewell.
AREWELL my brethren in the Lord,

The gospel sounds a jubilee :
My stam’ring tongue shall sound aloud,

From land to land, from sea to sea ;
And as I preach from place to place,
I'll trust

one in God's free grace.

2 Farewell in bonds, and union dear;

Like strings you twine about my heart ; I humbly beg your earnest pray'r,

Till we shall meet no more to partTill we shall meet in worlds above, Encircled in eternal love.

3 Farewell my earthly friends below,

Tho' all so kind and dear to me ;

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