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TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
SELECTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE GENERAL SYNOD.
CANONS OF THE SYNOD OF DORDRECHT,
WITH A NEW AND COPIOUS INDEX.
No. 53, NORTH THIRD STREET.
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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1832, by ISAAC L. Kıp, (on behalf of the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church,) in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
STEREOTYPED BY J. FAGAN...... PHILADELPHIA.
of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North
America, held at Albany, June, 1812. 'EVISION of the Psalms and Hymns now in use in the Dutch Chrch,
having been requested and referred to the General Synod, by the Particular Synod of New York; and it being desirable that our selection of Psalms and Hymns should be improved and enlarged :
Resolved, That the Synod request the Rev. Dr. Livingston to make a selection of Psalms and Hymns agreeably to the views expressed upon this subject; and they appoint the Rev. James V. c. Romeyn, James S. Cannon, Peter Steddiford, and John Schureman, a committee to whom Dr. Livingston will submit the serection; but for the greater security in a work of such importance, it is resolved, that after it is adopted by the committee, it shall be reported to the General Synod, and obtain their ultimate | approbation before it be published.
Acts and Proceedings of the Ger ral Synod of the Reformed Dutch
Church, held at an extraordinary session, at New York, October, 1813.
The committee to whom Professor Livingston was requested to submit his selection of Psalms and Hymns, reported : That he had accomplished the work assigned him ; that they have examined the same, and judge it to be a judicious and excellent selection; that they accordingly recommend it to the General Synod for their ultimate approbation, and suggest the propriety. of having it immediately published and introduced into-ail our Churches.
The General Synod having received the report of the Committee appointed upon the subject of the Pszims and Hymns, and having inspected the selection made by the Rev. Professu Liva ingston, agreeably to the request of the General Synod in their last session, do express their high satisfactiqp and decided approbation of the same. It is therefore Resolved, That this selection be forthwith published and introduced into public worship in all our Churches. And the General Synod recommend the same to all families and individuals within their communion, to be adopted instead of the book which has hitherto been in use. It is further Resolved, That the Catechism, Articles of Faith, and what has formerly been published with the book of Psalms and Hymns, be also added to the new edition ;-and that the copyright of the book be secured for the express and sole benefit of such students as may attend our theological lectures, and may need pecuniary assistance.
Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Livingston be requested to superintend the publication of the first edition of the new Psalm Book, and when published that he affix his name thereto.
From the Acts and Proceedings of the General Synod of the
Reformed Dutch Church in North America.
SESSION, JUNE, 1830. Resolved, That the Rev. Thomas De Witt, D. D., William M'Murray D. D., Isaac Ferris, and the elders Peter D. Vroom, Jr., and John D. Keese, be a committee to select from the different collections now published Hymns on a variety of subjects, to constitute the second Book of Hymns, to be added to those now in use in all future editions of our Psalm and Hymn Book, and that said committee report such selection to the next Genera) Synod for their approbation.
SESSION, JUNE, 1831.
The committee appointed by the last General Synod, reported a selection of Hymns. Whereupon the following resolutions were adopted.
1. Resolved, That the said additional hymns reported by the Committee appointed by the General Synod in 1830, be accepted, ordered to be published as a second Book of Hymns, and authorized to be used by the churches in the same manner as the Psalms and Hymns now in use.
2. Resolved, That all future editions of the Psalm Book shall contain the Additional Hymns, together with the Canons of the Church, as soon as the Board of Direction of the Corporation shall be able to make the necessary arrangements with the Publisher.
-3. Resolved. That a separate edition of the Additional Hymns be pub ushed;
4. Řěšolved, that the Board of Direction of the Corporation be directed to take out seperate copyrights for each of the books, and authorize their publication; and that they superintend the publication of the first edition of each book
The Subscribers, having entered into a contract with the Board of Corporation of the Reformed Dutch Church of North America, for publishing the Psalms and Hymns of said Church, have procured two sets of Stereotype Plates ;-one of a large size, and the other of a small size suitable for the Pocket. They now pledge themselves to keep a constant supply of the above Books, in various kinds of bindings, at reduced prices.
GEO. W. MENTZ & SON.