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Devout Breathings

OF THE

SOUL TO GOD,

IN

HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS,

NTWO PARTS.

COMPOSED BY

JOSHUA PELL,

TREACHER OF THE GOSPEL ;

On a variety of

SERIOUS AND INTERESTING SUBJECTS,

Relative to his own EXPERIENCE and enlarged DESIRE for

the GLORY of GOD, and the SALVATION of all men,

Which he bow PUBLISHES,

HOPING THEY WILI. PE OF REAL L'SE FOR THE BENEFIT OE

THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD OF EVERY DENOMINATION,

4. Becadre I will publlh the name of the Lord; afcribie ye: a greatnes unto our God. Heiš the Rock, his work is perfe&t; “ for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without " iniquity; just and right is he.”

Deut. xxxii. 3, 4.

YORK, Printed for the Author, by WILSON, SPÈNCI, & MAWMAN,

Anno 1793

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Br the particular desire of a few Friends who are lovers of Vocal Mufic, I have engaged myself to publish a variety of new tunes, all composed by JOHN JACKSON, Music-master, of Bedale in Yorkshire.

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These tunes are peculiarly fitted to the several measures contained in this Book ; and are well adapted to suit serious persons, who sing with grace in their hearts to the Lord. For whether the sounds of them

very solemn or very cheerful, their numbers namn turally flow in harmonious trains, with much sweetness, ease, and elegancewithout being burthened with long tedious, tiresome repetitions : On this açm count they cannot fail of being useful to those who make a proper use of them.

The Notes may be bad either bound up along with this Book, or they may be had separate by themselves,

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27 OCT 1976 OXFORD

PREFACE.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the Man of God may be perfect,-throughly furnished unto all good worksa. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God fpake as they were moved by the Holy Ghostb. Hence the Holy Scriptures are able to make men wife unto salvation, and ought to be considered as the best outward rule that we can have to guide us in all the affairs of life.

Yet it is certain that the letter of Scripture is not fufficient of itself to guide us to heaven, without the help of the Holy Spirit; for if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his; and it is the Spirit that helpeth our infirinties,-teacheth us to pray as we ought, and that maketh interceflion for us with groanings, which cannot be uttered. For this reafon, I have taken the Scriptures for my outward rule, and the Holy Spirit for my inward guide ; and, in the following work, have closely adhered thereunto.

My studies have not been directed by considering what were my former thoughts about religion, nor by a defire of imitating others in any particular opinion or mode of worship; neither by a desire of affecting a singularity of my own*;

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(a) 2 Tim. iii. 16, 17. (b) 2 Pet. i. 21. (c) Rom. viii. 3; 26. * See THE EVIL CONSEQUENCES OF PARTY SPIRIT

.. Armenian Magazine for October 1793, page 553, &c.

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