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in any one pursuit are it is true generally acquired at the expense of others, But it is not expected that all are to become adepts in music. This would not be desired were it practicable, any more than that every one should aim at a perfect knowledge of a particular department of one of the mathematical or natural sciences. It is considered by children rather in the light of an agreeable recreation, than as constituting a portion of their duties, and will serve to modify those tasks which they are disposed to regard as irksome.

It is wished that as a science and one of the fine arts, as having an influence of the most salutary tendency, and we may add its sacred connexions, it may be made accessible to all. And it is believed as the subject is now considered, and further experiments are made, it will be regarded more and more, as constituting an essential branch of primary education.

For some months past vocal music has formed a part of the instructions of a few of the sabbath schools in this city. From the relation of the editor with these as instructer in this department, he was induced to prepare this volume of sacred and moral music.

It consists of many melodies from the best masters, which have been harmonized and arranged, besides many original pieces, composed by the editor and never before published. In the choice of poetry, it has been his aim, to keep constantly in view, the favorable tendency which may be exerted on young minds.

He would hope that it may be found attractive and pleasant to those who would learn the art of music, but not juvenile and frivolous, and that it may combine a moral influence without partaking of any sectarian views.

If the music which this volume contains is found useful in promoting musical education, the time and labor bestowed on it, will be sufficiently rocompensed.

GENERAL INDEX.

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· Awake, my soul, and with the sun

Brattle Street
Christian Pilgrim's invitation
Evening Hymn
• Glory to our lieavenly King
God of my life
Go when the morning shineth
Great is the Lord
Guide me, 0 ! thou great Jehovah
Harp of the winds
Holy Lord God of Sabaoth
How gentle God's commands
Hunter's Chorus
I know a bank
Jordan
Morning Hymn
Morning Hymn.
Morning Hymn, second
Now at mooonlight's fairy hours
O hour of joy
Oft in the stilly night
O praise God in his holiness
Our way across the sea .
Peace, troubled soul
Penitence
Providence profusely kind .
Queen of May
Sabbath Morning
Sabbath Evening
Sacred Wisdom
Safely through another week
Sanctus

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33
81
97
60
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104
110
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Say! what is life?
See the gleanis of daylight swim
Spring
Summer Song
Swiss Boy
The goodness of God
The Lord's Supper
The love of God
The Lord is my Shepherd
The Lord is risen indeed
The

power of God
The Sunday School
The Sunset tree
There is an hour of earthly woe
This is the Sabbath day
Thy will be done
'Tis spring ! 'tis the beautiful spring
When the winter's tempest lowers
While with ceaseless course the sun

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METRICAL INDEX TO THE SACRED MUSIC.

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Long Metre.
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Brattle Street
Evening Hymn :
God of my life
Morning Hymn
Morning Hymn
Peace, troubled soul
Say! what is life?
Sabbath Evening
Spring
The goodness of God
The Lord's Supper
The love of God
The power of God
There is an hour of earthly woe

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