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SELECTED FOR THE SERVICE

OF THE

CHURCH,

BY

JOHN LAURENS BICKNELL, F.R. S. & F.S. A.

SECOND EDITION.

Greenwich :

PRINTED BY ELIZ. DELAHOY, DEPTFORD BRIDGE,

SOLD BY T. AND F. H. COLE; G. E. ALLEN ;

W. RICHARDSON; AND THE PRINTER,

GREENWICH.

1922.

147. g.

586,

PREFACE.

WITHOUT that portion of the Church Service, which consists of " singing to the praise and glory of our Creator,” our devo. tions would become languid and imperfect.

This has been so universally felt, that no Christian congregation assembles for the purpose of public worship, witbout blending psalms and hymns with prayer and thanksgiving, -When performed with seriousness and devotion, the singing of Psalms by the whole congregation, is calculated to elevate the soul towards its Maker, and to adapt the heart to the reception of those glad tidings

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