Printed by F. G. Williams & co.1835.
In order to sing by the Spirit, and with the understanding, it is necessary that the church of the Latter Day Saints should have a collection of "SACRED HYMNS," adapted to their faith and belief in the gospel, and, as far as can be, holding forth the promises made to the fathers who died in the precious faith of a glorious resurrection, and a thousand years' reign on earth with the Son of Man in his glory. Notwithstanding the church, as it were, is still in its infancy, yet, as the song of the righteous is a prayer unto God, it is sincerely hoped that the following collection, selected with an eye single to his glory, may answer every purpose till more are composed, or till we are blessed with a copious variety of the songs of Zion.
Note: For easier use in this electronic format, I have moved the first line of each song up to use as a title (hymn texts were not titled in Sister Smith's day), and I have changed the metering announcement, taking out the period marks in the abbreviations (P.M. changed to PM) Also, the hymnal didn’t list author’s names – I’ve added these as listed by the latest research available. Some of the hymns attributed to W. W. Phelps say “adapted/edited/written by William W. Phelps” - this is because no older version of the text has been discovered but we don’t know for sure whether he wrote them or adapted them - perhaps future research will reveal the right answer. I’ve also indicated which writers were LDS. I’ve also left the text as formatted in the original volume, even though it varies from modern formatting standards. To obtain an actual replica of the 1835 hymnal, go to: http://www.redbrickstore.com/
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Sacred Hymns. Hymn 1. LM Know then that ev'ry soul is free