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THE General Conference of the Primitive Methodist Church, held at Scranton, Pa., October, 1901, after due consideration decided that a new Hymnal had become necessary to supply the demands of the present day.
The undersigned were appointed a Committee to secure the best up-to-date book, of such moderate dimensions as to bring it within the reach of all.
After much research and deliberation, and largely through the courtesy of the Methodist Protestant Board of Publication, the present volume is produced, in the hope that it will meet with the approval and patronage of our Churches.
The collection, though not as large as some others, will be found choice and comprehensive, embracing as it does the best of the ancient hymns, the grandest productions of the eighteenth century writers, as Wesley, Watts Newton, Cowper, and Doddridge, together with a selection of the most popular modern compositions.
May it prove a blessing to many, and a means of enlarging the Redeemer's kingdom.
W. H. YARROW, Ph.D.,
M. C. BAKER,
WM. F. NICHOLLS, Ph.D.