'Gadsby's' has been well-known and loved as the hymnbook of the Gospel Standard Particular Baptists for over 175 years. Less well-known is the fact that William Gadsby abridged many of his own hymns to provide space in the Hymnbook for other hymnwriters and around 100 of his hymns were not included at all. In 1824 he published 'The Nazarene's Songs', which comprised, unabridged, virtually all the hymns he had composed. In the present publication, are added the few other hymns composed by him, which do not appear in the 'Songs'. For almost 40 years he tramped over the Pennine regions of Lancashire and Yorkshire preaching 'sound doctrine and true Christian experience', to gatherings of generally poor, working class people, in cottages, barns and chapels. And he distilled this sound doctrine and experience into verse for the singing of praises unto God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - by 'souls redeemed with Jesu's precious blood.'