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PSALMS, HYMNS, AND SPIRITUAL SONGS
REV. ISAAC WATTS, D. D.
TO WAICH IS ADDED,
PUBLISHED IN THE COMMON EDITIONS.
TO PARTICULAR SUBJECTS OR OCCASIONS.
BY JAMES M. WINCHELL, A. M.
Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boston.
DOPTED TO PAB USE OF CONGREGATIONAL AND PRESBYTERIAN WORSHIP,
BY JEDIDIAH MORSE, D. D.
Pastor of the First Congregational Church, Charlestown.
2i i SECOND EDITION.
CUMMINGS & AILLIARD, CORNHILL.
NOTICE. To exiend the circulation of this valuable Arrangement of Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, with Mr. Winchell's judicious Supplement, among the different religious denominations, the Rev. Dr. MORSE, at the request of the Proprietors, has adapted the Selection to the Congregational and Presbyterian Worship.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT.
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE. ******** BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eighth day of Au.
gust, A. D. 1820, in the forty-fifth year of the Independence
of the United States of America, James Loring, Ensign *** Lincoin, and Thomas Edmands, of the said distriet, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
“An Arrangement of the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs o the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. To which is added a Supplement; being a Selection of more than three hundred Hynns from the most approved Authors, on a great variety of Subjects. Among which are all the Hymns of Dr. Wátts, adapted to public and private worship, not published in the common editions. With Indexes, very much enlarged and improved, to facilitate the use of the whole in finding Psalms and Hymns, suited to particular subjects, or occasions. By JAMES M. WINCHELL, A. M. Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boston. Adapted to the use of Congregational and Presbyterian Worship, by JEDIDIAH MORSE D. D. Pastor of the First Congregational Church, in Charlestown."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled. "An Aet for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Cop jes, during the times therein mentioned;" also to an Act, entitled, “AN Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the Encouragemer of learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein messioned ; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing Engraving and Etching Historical, and other Prints."
Clerk of the District 2. Wo DAVID of Massachusetts.
we first number, is the number of the Arrangement, opposite to which is i forumber of the Psalm or Hymn in the common edition of Watts. Thus,
of the Arrangement, is the 169 page ; and the 94th Hymn 2d Book C. in Watts. St. Anns, and Abridge, the names of tunes in which it may be su. The sharp * is added to denote the key, and to assist in the selectiou other appropriate tunes.
.2 Pulm or Hymn suited to a particular subject
may be found ..e table of the first lines, if the first line be recollected, the num- "e to each Psalm and Hymn referring to the number of the À creat. 2. br fue tables of Psalms and Hymns following the Preface, if the num
Psalm or Hymn in the common editions be recollected. Thus,
The 03 Hyuin lot Book ie 168 of the Arrangement. • By referring to the Index of Suojects, or the Syllabus of the Arrange***, when neither the number nor the first line is recollected, ge numbers in the Index of Scriptures, refer to the Psalms and Hymns
Arrangement, founded upon the passages to which they are opposite.
founded on that passage of scripture. . Psalms and Hymns on the “ Perfections of God," on the “ Doctrines :: Gospel," and on the “Graces of the Holy Spirit,” follow the alpha- order of the subjects on which they are written.
opticular Directions to Ministers and others who take
the lead in public or family Worship. . i. In giving out a Psalm or Hymn where the Arrrangement is used exclu: y, it will be necessary to mention the number of the Arrangement only.
Where the common edition of Watts is principally used, the number of ti Srrangement may be omitted.
Where the Arrangement and the common editions are used promiscu(L8y, it will be necessary to mention the numbers of both in the following pier.
139th Psalm 1st Part L. M. being the 40th of the Arrangement.
35th Hymn 2d Book C. M. 218th of the Arrangement. By a careful observance of the above directions, all confusion or inconvenpre in the use of this Arrangement will be avoided.
THE Psalms and Hymns of the Rev. Dr. Watts are so generally ésteemed and so exten.
1 sively circulated, that any apology is deemed unnecessary for this attempt to facilitate the use of thein. Owing to their promiscuous position in the common editions, and also to the ex. treme deficiency of the Indexes, the use of them has long been attended with many inconven. iences, especially to those leading in public worstep. These inconveniences have suggested to mang persons, the propriety of an arrangement of the whole, into distinct sections or chapters, according to the different subjects of which they treat, interspersing the Psalmus and Hymns in one book. Such an arrangement was successfully attempted, some years since, by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, of London; which met with so great encouragement, as to require fonr editions in the short space of four years. From his labours, it is just to acknowledge, much assistance has been derived in preparing this American edition.
Dr. Watts, himself, seems to have justified the principle of an arrangement, by following it in several instances. He has judiciously placed
one book, the Hymns on the Lord's Supper; the advantage of which, is repeatedly experienced at the administration of that ordinance. He has also placed together the Hymns, on Solomon's Songs; the songs to the Blessed Trinity; and the Hosannas to Christ. But, if there be any advantage in haring these Hymns arranged under their respective heads, still greater advantage, it is thougtat, must be derived from having the whole thus arranged.
It is even conjectured, by many, that Dr. Watts would have followed this plan throughout, had it early enough occurred to him, and had he published the several parts of lus book **t the same time. “For," as Dr. Rippon has justly observed, “to have been content with himself, he should have distributed the whole work into sections, or none of it; but by sctting the example in several chapters, it is presumed he has sanctioned the analysis of every part of the work.”
With regard to the interspersion of the Psalms among the Hymns, it is only neeessary to observe, that this has been done already, to a considerable extent, by Dr. Watt Punanelf. IC will be perceived by any one, who will consult the titles of the first and second books of Hymns, that there are, among them, more pieces composed from the Book of Psalms, time there are, either from the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, or from the important pristle to the Hebrews. The interspersion, therefore, of the whole, cannot be considered a just cause of éomplaint; especially, when the use of the whole is thereby made easy : for, by a glance of the eye, all the Psalms or Hymns on a particular subject may be immediately pereured.
It may not be improper to observe bere, that great care bas been taken te preserve the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts entire; at the same time, by a careful comparison of the bes editions both European and American, not a few of the typographical errors, and other altera tions, which have been accumulating for years, have been corrected.
It ought also to be distinctly noticed, that the number of each Psalm and Hymn in the common editions, is preserved in a conspicuous place, in this; so that, by referring to the directions, and the Tables of Numbers which follow this Preface, no inconvenience will be occasioned by the promiscuous use of this with the old editions of Watts.
The tunes named over each Psalm and Hymn, are such as have received the approbation of some of the best judges of musick. For the selection of them, the subscriber acknowledges himself chiefly indebted to Mr. Jonathan Huntington, a teacher of musick, who cheerfully undertook the task, at the request of the Standing Committee of the Handel and Hayda Society in this town.
The advantages which Ministers and private Christians may derive from the Arrangement; and especially from the enlarged Indexes both of subjects and scriptures, which are attached to it, will, it is thought, best recommend it. It is not presumed to be perfect, though it is hoped no errors of magnitude have crept into it. Such as it is, it is humbly commended to the candour of an enlightened Christian publiek; and especially to the blessing of Him, who is " fearful in praises," with a fervent desire that it may be instrumental in promoting the interests of piety, and the cause of sacred devotion.
SAMES M. WINCHELL. Boston, November, 1818.
NOTE. 1. The Hymns and Psalms may be found as usual, by the Index of first lines. 2. This Table gives the numerical order of the former Editions, and the couesponding numbers in the Arrangement.
Thus, 1st Psalm, C. M. is 380, that is, ..
380 of the Arrangement;