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Hymn singing was a common part of early 19th century church services. This hymn, "Amsterdam", was popular in Britain and America in the 18th and 19th centuries. The words are a perfect example of the belief that man is born sinful and only God can help raise him to a higher level of being. In the meantime, he should try to lead a godly life despite his naturally sinful nature.


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publisher   Mark H. Newman and Company
author   James Nares (1715-1783)
date   1849
location   New York
height   6.25"
width   9.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Communication/Poetry/Ballad/Song
accession #   #L00.064

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