Excerpt from The Chorus, or a Collection of Choruses and Hymns: Selected and Original; Adapted Especially to the Class-Room, and to Meetings for Prayer and Christian Conference
This little work seeks no place in the higher departments of sacred song. Its design is, in the first place, to contribute something towards rescuing the popular melodies of our time from general profanation, and consecrating them to the service of God; and, secondly, to aid the devotions of plain Christian people, who make no pretensions to a highly cultivated taste, either in poetry or music, but who seek rather the simple and pathetic, than the artistic and elaborate. It does not therefore hold itself amenable to the censure of the critic.
The hope is indulged however, that, while the humblest will find here much to quicken his devotions and enliven his Christian joy, even to the most cultivated it will not be wholly devoid of the means of spiritual improvement.
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