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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by

The Trustees of the Fund for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of deceased Clergymen, and of aged, infirm, and disabled Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America,

In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

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By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in General Convention, held in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy four, it was Resolved: That future Editions of the Hymnas shall be printed so as to conform to the Revised Edition presented by the joint Committee on the Hymnal, and that no other Hymns be allowed in the public worship of the Church except the Hymnal as thus rev , and such hymns and psalms as are now ordinarily bound up with the Book of Common Prayer: provided that any congregation may continue to use the Editions of the Hymnal heretofore published, until farther action of the Convention.

CERTIFICATE.

I do hereby certify that this Edition of the Revised Hymnal having been by mé, compared and corrected by the Standard Book, as the General Convention has directed, is permitted to be published so On behalf of the Trustees of the Fund for the relief of Widows and Orphans of deceased Clergymen, and of aged, infirm, and disabled Clergymen.

LLOYD. W. WELLS, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, General Conflention of the 43rotestant Episcopal Church.

HOUSE OF B IS HOPS.

BALTIMORE, MD., October, 1871. Resolved: That this Hymnal shall not be bound up with the Book of Common Prayer, until order to that effect shall be taken by the General Convention. NEw York, October, 1874. Resolved: That this Hymnal now revised and adopted shall be free to be printed and published by all responsible publishers, who shall obtain a license to that effect from the Trustees of the Fund for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of deceased Clergymen, and of aged, infirm, and disabled Clergymen, and who shall assure to such Trustees a payment, to be applied for the uses of said fund, equivalent to ten per cent. upon the retail selling price: and that the copyright of the Revised Hymnal shall vest in said Trustees, subject however to the farther order of this Convention: Also, that the Trustees be authorized to superintend the revision and publication of the revised Editions of the Hymnal, with power to make the typographical and literary changes necessary to conform it to the Committee's Report made to this Convention. From the Journal. Attest: HENRY C. POTTER, Seeretary of the House of Bishops. Concurred in by the House of Deputies.

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Attest: WILLIAM STEVENS PERRY, Secretary.

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