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AND RECOMMENDATORY PREFACES, BY J. A. JONES
AND THE LATE THOMAS HARDY.
Till round the throne the blood-bought race
Electing love shall bring,
And Christ exalted sing.
REVISED AND CORRECTED,
THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE
TO THE EIGHTH EDITION.
The admonition of the preacher, even Solomon, who wrote by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is, “What thy hand finds to do, do it with all thy might, since there is neither work nor device nor knowledge in the grave whither thou goest.”— Eccl. ix. 10. This eighth edition of my Hymns and Poems, to which in both parts I have made some additions, from the approbation given to the former ones (the sale of which has exceeded my most sanguine anticipations), I am encouraged to send forth, in hope that the divine blessing may attend it also, in all probability the last I shall ever present to the church of Christ. I have been the subject of a protracted illness, and shall shortly put off this, my tabernacle, and go down to the silent chambers of the tomb, where my
flesh shall rest in hope of a joyful resurrection. May the blessing of the great head of the church, even