Sacred Poetry (Jeremy Belknap)

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Title: Sacred Poetry, Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Christian Devotion, in Public and Private.

Compiler: Jeremy Belknap

Publication date and place: 1795

Citation: Belknap, Jeremy. 1795. Sacred Poetry, Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Christian Devotion, in Public and Private. Boston: Joseph Belknap, Apollo Press. 344 pp.

Contents: This book is a compilation of psalms and hymns in common use, selected from the works of Isaac Watts, Anne Steele, John Newton, Philip Doddridge, and many others. Some have been taken from Rippon's Selection or other compilations. Quite often, Belknap has rearranged the stanzas from the originals or amended the words. In some cases, he apparently contributed lines of his own. Most psalms and hymns are attributed or a source named. A subject index appears at the end.