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SONGS OF BILGRIMAGE.

A HYMNAL

FOR

THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST.

BY H. L. HASTINGS.

Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.-Psalm cxix. 54.

BOSTON, MASS.:

COPYRIGHT, 1886.

SCRIPTURAL TRACT REPOSITORY,

H. L. HASTINGS, 47 CORNHILL.

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EDITORIAL NOTE.

This book is sufficiently large without a preface. The thoughts and suggestions which might be thus embodied are therefore reserved for separate publication. Those who examine and use this HYMNAL will understand its character. Others might not be interested in the subject. We append a few

EXPLANATIONS.

1. When names of authors are printed in | time of both birth and death; while a date italic type, it indicates that hymns thus dis- preceeded by cir. i. e. circa, or about, inditinguished are known to have undergone cates that the precise date is unknown, but more or less revision since leaving their that the date given is approximate or conjectauthor's hands; the present editor having ural. Any more accurate information conseen reason to make use of the revised cerning the date or authorship of any comrather than the original form of such com- position, will be thankfully received, and positions. Doubtless other hymns, if care- preserved for future use. fully compared with the originals, would give evidence of like judicious revision; but in many cases what some may regard as alterations, will be found to be merely a return to the author's original text.

2. A single date following the name of an author gives the time when the composition was written or published, or the date when the author flourished. A number with the letters b. or d. prefixed, indicates the date of an author's birth or death; two dates, connected by a hyphen, give the

3. The arrangement denoted by "Arr." includes all such alterations, additions, or abridgments as were deemed needful to adapt the compositions to the present purpose.

4. Figures and second marks (") under the names of tunes, are designed to serve as a guide to determine the time. Thus on page 230, the figures 60" show that the singing of the tune Holy Holy, should occupy 60 seconds, or one minute.

Oh, that these hymns and tunes, prepared with many years of toil and prayers and tears, may be blessed of God to the salvation of sinners and the upbuilding of saints, that at last we may sing the new song before the throne, in the everlasting kingdom of our God.

SCRIPTURAL TRACT REPOSITORY.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 19, 1886.

O L Harting

Editor of the Christiden

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