Church Psalmist: Or, Psalms and Hymns, Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians, Containing, Also Directions for Musical Expressions, with Supplement (Classic Reprint)
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A Hymn should possess unity of design, and simplicity in execution. One great object should be aimed at, and every thought and expression should be rendered subservient to this. The piece should be one, tending to a single end, and terminating in one grand impression. One of the first poets of the present age, and one who has written many excellent Hymns too, has described this property so well. That we can not forbear transcribing his language, as more appropriate than any thing that we can say. The reader, he says.
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