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THERE have been published many selections of religious poetry in England and in this country, within the last few years; but it is believed no volume of the kind has appeared as a book for the boudoir, with typography and embellishments so beautiful as distinguish this.

There is no poetry so rare as the poetry of devotion. It would be as difficult, however, for a true poet as for a true philosopher not to be imbued with the spirit of piety, and we find that sacred songs are among the finest productions of nearly all the great poets, whether they were technically religious or not.

The romance obtains a quicker popularity than the history, the melodrama than the tragedy, and the ballad a more general admiration than the ode. In this collection are many pieces without the highest attributes of poetry; but very few, it is believed, which have not the simplicity, harmony and purity that will secure a welcome from every variety of readers.

The importance of having works of this description, to elevate the taste and deepen the religious sentiments, can hardly be too highly estimated. Poetry is the expression of beauty, and every thing truly good is beautiful. Devout reflections upon life, death, and the destiny of the soul, may by the poet be sung to men who would never hear them from another teacher, and thus a simple song be as the voice of the Father to an erring child, calling him into the way of life.

WOR 19 FEB'36

PHILADELPHIA, 1844.

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THE HEART SONG
WEEP NOT FOR HER.
GOD AN UNFAILING REFUGE
SONG OF THE JEWS
CONSOLATIONS OF RELIGION TO THE POOR.
EXCELLENCY OF CHRIST
THE ADVENT
THE CALL OF DAVID
EZEKIEL .
THE DEPARTED
THE PARTED SPIRIT
MY CHILD
HYMN OF NATURE.
THE CRUCIFIXION
THE PRAYER FOR ALL
THE LAMENT BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON
THE BATTLE OF IVRY
SPIRITUAL WORSHIP
THE SLEEP
RESIGNATION
TIME.
AUTUMN
PENITENTIAL PRAYER
BELSHAZZAR
CONSOLATION
CAMERONLAN'S DREAM
JESUS STILLING THE TEMPEST.
CHRIST A SYMPATHIZING FRIEND
THE WORLD A BUBRLE.
THE THREE MIGHTY.
THE HOUR OF DEATH.
REFLECTIONS ON A SKULL
LONGING FOR HEAVEN.
THE TWO HORSEMEN.
REMORSE.
A LITANY.
THE DISSOLUTION OF NATURE
THE CONQUEROR FROM EDOM AND BOZRAH
DEATH'S FINAL CONQUEST
SABBATH THOUGHTS
FUNERAL HYMN
SLEEP
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
THE VALEDICTION
THE RESURRECTION
CHILDREN OF LIGHT
JEIVISTI BATTLE SONG
THE HARVEST OF THE LORD.
THE MAID OF ANDALUSIA.
JOSEPH SOLD BY HIS BRETHREN
TO THE FLOWERS
TUE CHRISTIAN MARTYR
I AM WEARY
A PRAYER IN SICKNESS.
TIE MOURNING OF JERUSALEM
THE FALL OF BABYLON.
THE LAST CRUSADER.

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REV. JOHN PIERPONT

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JAMES MONTGOMERY

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LORD BYRON
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THOMAS MACKELLAR

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BARRY CORNWALL
GEORGE CRABBE
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BISHOP HEBER

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ROBERT GRANT.

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FRANCIS QUARLES
ANONYMOUS

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MRS. HEMANS

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ANONYMOUS

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GEORGE WHITEFIELD

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HENRY HART MILMAN.
KNOX.

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ROBERT GRANT

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KNOX.

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SAMCEL ROGERS
JAMES SHIRLEY (1625)

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BISHOP MANT.

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JOHN KEBLE
THOMAS DALE
BAXTER

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ANONYMOUS

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BERNARD BARTON

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GEORGE LUNT

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HENRY HART MILMAN.

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FROM THE SPANISH

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THOMAS DALE
MARY ROWITT.

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DARRY CORNWALL

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WOODS.

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SIR BULWER LYTTON

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Why throb, my heart? Why sink, my saddening soul?
Why droop to earth with various woes oppress'd ?
My years shall yet in blissful circles roll,
And peace be yet an inmate of this breast.

By Jordan's banks with devious steps I stray,
O'er Hermon's rugged rocks and deserts drear :
E'en there thy hand shall guide my lonely way,
There thy remembrance shall my spirit cheer.

In rapid floods the vernal torrents roll,
Harsh sounding cataracts responsive roar;
Thine angry billows overwhelm my soul,
And dash my shatter'd bark from shore to shore.

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