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COMPILED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHRISTIAN CONVENTIOX.
" Lot everything that hath breath praise the Lord." - PALAUST.
B. F. CARTER, NEWBURYPORT.-E. EDMUNDS, BOSTON.
J. B. WESTON, PORTLAND.
This work is compiled and published by the request of the New England Christian Convention. It is intended to meet a want which has been long felt throughout the Connexion.
It is designed to promote devotional singing in social, religionis meetings and Sabbath Schools; and it has been the aim of the compilers to accomplish this object in the best manner. Some of the tunes will be recognized as old and familiar - some are newly harmonized and arranged - and some are composed expressly for this work. The limits of the book forbid the insertion of many others which all would be glad to see. The tunes, “Long Time Ago,”—"Afton,"_"The Decision,” and the “Saint's Adieu,” are taken by permission, from the American Vocalist, a large and valuable collection of music, by Rev. D. H. Mansfield.
Our acknowledgments are due to several friends, (especially Mr. M. D. Randall, and J. W. Cheney) for the assistance which they have rendered us.
That the book is without fault, is not supposed; yet that it will compare favorably with others of the kind, is confidently believed. That their endeavors may be blest of the Holy Spirit, and sanctified to the quickening of the religious life in our churches-and promote the best interests of Zion-so that we sing with the spirit and with the understanding, is the prayer of
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853,
By B. F. CARTER, E. EDMUNDS, & J. B. WESTON,
LONG TIME AGO. 8 & 4.
AMERICAN VOCALIST, by permission.
1. Jesus died on Calvary's mountain, Long time a - -go;
2. Once his voice, in tones of pity, Melted in woe,
And be wept o'er Judah's city, Long time ago. 3. On his head the dews of midnight, Fell long ago;
Now a crown of dazzling sunlight Sits on his brow. 4. Jesus died, yet lives in heaven, No more to die;
Bleeding Jesus, blessed Saviour, Now reigns on high. 5. Now in heaven he's interceding For dying men,
Soon he'll finish all his pleading, And come again. 6. When he comes, a voice from heaven Shall pierce the tomb,
“Come, ye blessed of my Father, Children, come home.”