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Could we with ink the ocean fill

Could we with ink the ocean fill.  This was printed in The Lord’s Songs: a Collection of Composures in Metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr Watts’s  Psalms and Hymns excepted (Salem, Massachusetts: Joshua Cushing, 1805), compiled and edited by Joshua Spalding* AM, ‘Minister at the Branch Church at Salem’, with the title ‘The Love of God to Man’.  The Collection is available at https://archive.org/stream/lordssongscolle00spal#page/n5/mode/2up The ‘Advertisement’ lists 57 meters. This one-verse hymn was written in the ‘Fifty-sixth Metre’: Could we with ink the ocean fill,   Were the whole earth of parchment made, Were every single stick a quill,   And every man...

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