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COLLEGE

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the sixteenth day
of November, A. D. 1818, and in the forty-third year of
the Independence of the United States of America,
JAMES M. WINCHELL, of the said District, has de
office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as
the words following, to wit:

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HARVARD

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LIBRARY

Gratis

"An Arrangement of the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the
Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. To which are added, Indexes, very much
enlarged and improved, to facilitate the use of the whole in finding
Psa ins or Hymns suited to particular subjects or occasions. By JAMES
M. WINCHELL, A. M. Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boston."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled,
An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies
of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies,
during the times therein mentioned:" and also to an Act, entitled, “An
Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the Encouragement
of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the
Authors and Proprietors of such Copics, during the times therein men
tioned; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, En-
graving and Etching Historical, and other Prints."

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INQ. W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District
of Massachusetts.

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TO THOSE WHO USE THIS ARRANGEMENT.

The first number, is the number of the Arrangement, opposite to which is

the number of the Psalm or Hymn in the cominon edition of Watts. Thus,

169 of the Arrangement, is the 169 page; and the 94th Hymn 2d Book

C. M. in Watts. St. Anns, and Abridge, the names of tunes in which it may
be sung. The sharp is added to denote the key, and to assist in the
selection of other appropriate tunes.

SUUR JEANĀLAIS 305M

139th Psalm 1st Part. L. M. being the 40th of the Arrangement.

35th Hymn 2d Book C. M. 213th of the Arrangement.

By a careful observance of the above directions, all confusion or inconven
ience in the use of this Arrangement will be avoided.

THE Psalms and Hymns of the Rev. Dr. Watts are so generally esteemed and so exten-
sively circulated, that any apology is deemed unnecessary for this attempt to facilitate
the use of them. Owing to their promiscuous position in the common editions, and also to
the extreme deficiency of the Indexes, the use of them has long been attended with many
inconveniences, especially to those leading in public worship. These inconveniences have sug
gested to many 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 Psalms
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
four 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 together in 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 having these
Hymns arranged under their respective heads, still greater advantage, it is thought, must be
derived from having the whole thus arranged.

Boston, November, 1818.

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