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GLORY TO GOD, IN CHRIST, AND PEACE, AND

GOOD WILL TOWARDS MEN.

A

COLLECTION

OF

HYMNS.

DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF THE

UNIVERSAL CHURCHES,

AND ADAPTED TO

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVOTION.

COLLECTED BY

BROTHER GEORGE RICHARDS,
MINISTRING AT PORTSMOUTH, N. H.

Let every thing that hath breath, praise the Lord! Praife ye the Lord!

PSALMS.

THE SECOND EDITION.

ENTERED AS THE ACT DIRECTS.

DOVER, N. H.

PRINTED BY SAMUEL BRAGG, JUN.

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PREFACE.

BROTHER GEORGE RICHARDS,

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prefents his affectionate falutations, to the brethren of the Univerfal focieties, at large; more especially to thofe in the country towns, of the four New England ftates; and expreffes a humble hope, that it may please the great Master of affemblies, to blefs the following collection; and render it of Ypecial use and edification, in public and private devotion.

GLORY to God in the higheft, and on earth, peace and good will towards men, as manifefted by, and revealed in, Jefus Chrift our Lord, is the pleafing burthen of the facred fong; and confequently, most of the hymns in this little volume are infcribed to his folemn praife; for the worthiness of the Lamb, is the only theme of heaven, and ought to be, the only theme on earth.

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A FEW particular hymns, adapted to various occa fions, may poffibly be thought an exception; but the compiler and composer trusts, that not a hymn can be found, which does not bring Jefus to remembrance, for with him, there is but one God, in one Lord Jesus Christ, the creator of all things; the preferver of men, and the Saviour of the world,

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