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OF THE

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

WITH TUNES.

NEW YORK:
P H I L L L S & H U N T.

CINCINNATI:
WALDEN & STOWE.

Copyright 1878, by

NELSON & PHILLIPS,

New York

PREFACE TO THE HYMNAL.

The General Conference of the 4. That when the Committee have Methodist Episcopal Church, on completed their work, they shall submit

their report to the Bishops for their the thirtieth day of May, 1876, approval, and the Bishops approving, adopted the following report:— they are authorized to commend it to

the Church. The Committee on the Revision of the

5. That after the Committee aforeHymn Book have carefully considered said shall have completed their revision the various papers referred to them, of the Hymn Book, and their work has and respectfully report to the General been approved by the Bishops as proConference that they are unanimously | vided for in item 4, they shall have of the opinion that a thorough revision

power to prepare a suitable Hymn and of the Hymn Book now in use is imper- Tune Book for the use of the Church. atively demanded. We therefore rec

6. No compensation shall be paid to ommend

the Committee employed in the revisal, 1. That the Board of Bishops be re except for actual expenses incurred. quested to appoint, as soon as practicable, a Committee of fifteen, to whom

In accordance with the foreshall be committed the work of revision. going resolution, the Bishops

2. That this Committee be selected appointed the following perwith reference to convenience of loca

sons as tion for division into three sections for

THE COMMITTEE OF REVISION. working purposes. 3. That when the work of prepara

Central Section. tory revision shall be completed by the James M. Buckley, Erastus Wentworth,

John N. Brown, several sections, the whole Committee Richard Wheatley,

Charles E. Hendrickson. shall be duly notified, and the work of each section shall be revised; and that

Eastern Section.

William Rice, no hymn now in use shall be excluded Daniel A. Whedon,

Calvin S. Harrington, George Prentice, without a vote of two thirds of the

Charles F. Allen. Committee for its rejection, and that no

Western Section, hymn not now in the collection shall be

Francis D. Hemenway, Arthur Edwards, admitted without a vote of two thirds

William Hunter, Jeremiah H. Bayliss, of the Committee in its favor.

Charles H. Payne. iii

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