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Full text of "The Hymnal"

FROM THE LIBRARY OF 



REV. LOUIS FITZGERALD BENSON, D. D. 



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BEQUEATHED BY HIM TO 

THE LIBRARY OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



The Hymna£ 5 m 

Published by Authority of 

The General Assembly of the 

Presbyterian Church in 

the United States 

of America 



The Presbyterian Board of Publication and 
Sabbath-School Work, Philadelphia, 189/ 



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Copyright, 1895, 1896, by The Trustees of 
The Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work 






This Hymnal has been compiled by a Committee of The 
Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work, 
consisting of: — 

The Hon. Robert N. Willsom, Chairman. 
The Rev. Elijah R. Craven, D.D., LL.D. 
Franklin L. Sheppard, Esq. 
The Rev. Louis F. Benson. 



The Rev. Louis F. Benson, Editor. 

William W. Gilchrist, Mus.'Doc, Musical Editor. 



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PREFACE 

[To the Edition with Tunes] 

THE preparation of a new Hymnal for the use of the churches 
was committed to The Board of Publication and Sabbath- 
School Work by the General Assembly of 1889. There were 
difficulties in the way of the undertaking, and even the begin- 
nings of the work had then to be put off. To the Assembly of 
1893, for the first time, and again in 1894, the Board reported 
the progress made in it, and the methods by which it w r as ad- 
vancing, and, finally, in this present year, laid before the As- 
sembly the proof-sheets of the Hymnal, then substantially com- 
plete. After its examination of these, the Standing Committee 
on Publication and Sabbath-School Work reported the following 
resolution, which the Assembly unanimously adopted by a rising 
vote : — 

" Resolved, That we heartily recommend the new Hymnal, now approaching 
completion, to our churches, and express the earnest hope for the general adop- 
tion of this collection as the book of praise throughout our Church ; and that we 
record our grateful appreciation of the labors of the Committee in charge of its 
preparation." 

And now that the book is complete and approved, it must 
stand as the best exponent of the aims kept in view during its 
preparation, — to produce a manual of the Church's praise, a 
treasury of things new and old, chosen for actual service, ex- 
pressive in some degree of the devotional feeling and also of the 
culture of God's people. 

In the selection of hymns, those endeared to the Church by 
proved fitness have been given the first place ; and the whole 
field of modern hvmnody has been laboriously gleaned. The 
hymns are intended to cover every side of Church worship and 
work, and of Christian experience, and are so classified as to be 
most readily at hand to meet the occasion. Great pains have 
been taken with the state of the text. The Editor has in all 
cases sought to have before him the author's original text, and 



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the authorized texts also of such amendments and revisions as 
seemed worthy of attention. As far as possible, the hymns are 
printed as their authors wrote them. When any changes have 
been adopted, the fact has invariably been noted beneath the 
hymn, partly in the interests of intelligent hymnology, partly 
also for honesty's sake, that no man's name be put to anything 
which he did not write. These foot-notes, with very few excep- 
tions, are records of a personal inspection of the facts recorded, 
and furnish an interesting and, it is believed, trustworthy history 
of the hymn. 

In the choice of tunes by the Committee, and in the revision 
of the harmonies by the Musical Editor, the guiding thought 
has been to adapt the book for use in congregational singing. 
Enough of music familiar and simple is included to enable any 
of our congregations to make immediate use of the book. Be- 
yond that is a great body of tunes, just as available when they 
shall be learned, and having the charm of freshness: some, no 
doubt, simpler and more readily caught ; none, it is believed, 
beyond the reach of a congregation of moderate culture, with 
the aid of a choir. There are great differences among congrega- 
tions in the matter of musical culture, and it is fitting that the 
needs of all should be thought of, and not left unprovided for. 
It may be best in some churches that certain of the more difficult 
tunes shall be introduced as anthems by the choir, the congrega- 
tion following only at first, but in that way learning to sing them. 
Among the new tunes are more than fifty specially written for 
this book, and, both for excellence and usefulness, making a real 
addition to its resources. 

Each of the hymns in this collection is set to its own tune, and 
very careful thought has been given to securing music not merely 
adapted to the rhythm of the hymn, but giving the proper musical 
expression to its sentiment and spiritual quality. To many of 
the hymns an alternate tune has been added, chosen with a view 
of bringing the hymn into use on occasions or under conditions 
when the first tune may not conveniently be used. Sometimes 
an alternate tune is designated by a cross-reference to its place in 
the book. And very often, when no alternate tunes arc indicated 
in either way, the tunes are so grouped that at any given opening 
of the book there may be two or three tunes available for any one 
of the hymns. The method of printing the alternate tune to a 
hymn on that part of the opposite page nearest to the words 
themselves will, it is thought, commend itself to singers from its 



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greater convenience in actual use. It is the usage of many of 
our churches to sing the Amen at the close of each hymn, and 
the proper chords have been provided for such purpose. 

In making up the pages of the Hymnal, it is not merely the 
grace of beauty which has been sought. The openness and 
ampleness so grateful to the eye mean also that every hymn and 
tune has had given to it whatever space it properly called for, so 
that the notes and text may be distinct and clear, every syllable 
of the first verse, as far as may be, printed under its own proper 
note, and, best of all, that the number of verses in a hymn may 
be determined for their own sake, and not by mere mechanical 
considerations of space. 

The names of the tunes, unless for good reason to the contrary, 
are those originally given them when first published, and the 
dates set to them are the dates of first publication. The date 
set to the hymn is the earliest date obtainable, ordinarily that of 
its composition, in some cases necessarily that of first publication. 
Where two dates are given, they indicate that of the original 
form of the hymn, and that of the author's revised text used in 
thfs book. The word " publ." indicates that the date of writing 
is unknown, and that the date of publication is posthumous. 
The letter c. {circa) before a date is used where exact certainty is 
unobtainable. Where dates, either of hymns or tunes, are alto- 
gether wanting, the date, of the author's or composer's birth and 
death are given in brackets, e.g. (i 8 16-1893), or > where living, 
that of birth only, e.g. (1838-), or the date of death, when that 
alone is known, e.g. (-1850). 

With such suggestions of purpose and method, there remains 
only the pleasant duty of giving thanks. The Editor would 
express his own to all who have answered his inquiries or other- 
wise lightened his labors, but especially to Mr. James Warrington, 
who has, in a way not less kindly than painstaking, given him 
the benefit of a special knowledge in the difficult matter of 
properly ascribing and dating the tunes in this collection. 

Among the many composers who have set to music the hymns 
assigned them by the Committee, special acknowledgments are 
due for courtesies received at their hands to the Musical Editor, 
William W. Gilchrist, Mus, Doc, to George William Warren, 
Mus. Doc, Uzziah C. Burnap, the Rev. William P. Merrill, and 
the Rev. John Anketell, A.M. Thanks are given also to the 
following owners of copyright tunes who have freely granted the 
use of them : Mr. Frederick H. C heeswright for No. 181, Mr. 



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William G. Fischer for No. 707, the Rev. John S. B. Hodges, 
S.T.D., for No. 331, the Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, D.D., for 
No. 642, the Rev. Robert Lowry, D.D., for No. 501, Mr. Lewis 
H. Redner for No. 178, Mr. Samuel A. Ward for No. 622, Mr. 
James Warrington for No. 330, Mr. Richard S. Willis for Nos. 
155 and 174, the Rev. J. Ireland Tucker, D.D., and Mr. William 
W. Rousseau for Nos. 86, 354, and 667. 

The Committee would also acknowledge the favor of the 
following owners of the copyright in freely granting permission 
to use copyrighted hymns : Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin and Co. 
for the hymns of Dr. Holmes and of Mr. Whittier ; Miss Long- 
fellow for the hymns of the late Rev. Samuel Longfellow ; 
Messrs. E. P. Button and Co. and the family of the late Bishop 
Brooks for his Christmas Hymn ; Mrs. Hervey D. Ganse for 
No. 85 ; the Rev. Robert Lowry, D.D., for No. 501 ; and Judge 
F. W. Henshaw for No. 685. And thanks are given to the 
following authors for their cordial permission to use their hymns 
here included: the Rev. John Anketell, A.M., Bishop A. Cleve- 
land Coxe, D.D., LL.D., the Rev. William H. Furness, D.D., 
LL.D., the Rev. Washington Gladden, D.D., the Rev. Joseph 
H. Gilmore, D.D., Thomas MacKellar, Ph.D., the Rev. Daniel 
March, D.D., the Rev. S. Dryden Phelps, D.D., Rossiter W. 
Raymond, Ph.D., the* Rev. Daniel C. Roberts, the Rev. Ernest 
W. Shurtleff, the Rev. Samuel F. Smith, D.D., the late Rev. 
Alexander R. Thompson, D.D., and the Rev. Aaron R. Wolfe. 

And now the Committee would close its labors in the earnest 
hope that this book may add something, not less to the spirituality 
than to the heartiness of God's praise. 

July 8, 1895. 



CONTENTS 



Page 

Preface v 

Index of First Lines .... xi 
Index of Ancient Hymns and 
Canticles xxxi 



Pagk 

The Lord's Prayer xxxii 

The Commandments .... xxxii 
The Apostles' Creed .... xxxiii 
Opening Sentences xxxiv 



Ube Mgmns 



I. TIMES OF WORSHIP 



Hymns 

Morning i-io 

Afternoon n-13 

Evening 14-32 

Morning or Evening . . . 33-35 



Hymns 

The Lord's Day ...... 36-47 

At the Opening of Service . 48-68 
At the Close of Service . 69-79 



II. THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST 



(Hytnns of General Praise, 80-165) 
The Holy Trinity .... 80-87 

God the Father Almighty 

His Majesty and Greatness 88-113 
His Fatherhood and Love 1 14-136 

vJesus Christ our Lord 

Praise to Christ Exalted . 137-165 

The Advent 166-168 

The Nativity 169-184 

The Epiphany 185-189 

The Temptation 190 

The Life, Ministry, and Ex- 
ample 191-210 



The Transfiguration ... 211 
The Entry into Jerusalem 212-214 
The Passion and Cruci- 
fixion 215-229 

The Burial 230 

The Resurrection .... 231-244 

The Ascension 245-248 

The Heavenly Priesthood 249-251 
The Second Coming and 

Judgment 252-266 

The Holy Ghost 

Invocation and Praise . . 267-286 
Inspiration of the Holy 

Scriptures 287-295 



III. THE CHURCH 



Hymns 

The Church 296-307 

Baptism 308-312 

Confession of Faith . . . 313-320 
The Lord's Supper .... 321-336 
The Ministry 337-34* 



Hymns 

Consecration and Ser- 
vice 34 2 -373 

Charities and Offerings 374-382 

Missions 383-406 

The Communion of Saints 407-426 



IV. HYMNS OF SALVATION 



The Grace of God in 

Christ 427-438 

Invitation 439-458 

Acceptance 

Repentance and Confes- 
sion of Sin 459-475 

Faith in Christ . . . . . . 476-494 



Conflict with Sin .... 495-510 

Trust 5"-545 

Love, and Communion 

with Christ 546 571 

Prayer 572-584 

Aspiration 585-609 



Death 610-615 

The Resurrection of the 
Body 616 



V. THE LIFE EVERLASTING 

The Life Everlasting . 617-637 



VI. OCCASIONAL HYMNS 



Burial of the Dead . . . 638-643 
In Time of Trouble . . . 644-648 
The Opening and Closing 

of the Year 649-655 

Harvest and Thanksgiv- 
ing 656-661 

nationai 662-671 

For Those at Sea . . . .672-674 
Laying of a Corner-Stone 675 
Dedication of a Church . 676-677 
Installation of a Pastor 678-679 



I Farewell Service . . . .680-681 

Temperance 682 

Anniversary 683-685 

Marriage 686-687 

Prayer for Schools and 

Colleges 688 

Children's Day and 

Flower Festivals . . . 689-690 
Children's Services . . . 691-709 
For Home and Personal 

Use 710-724 



Pagb 

DOXOLOGIES 639 

DIRECTIONS FOR CHANTING 644 

ANCIENT HYMNS AND CANTICLES 645 



Inoei of first lines 

Hymn 

509 A charge to keep I have Rev. Charles Wesley, 1 762 

612 A few mure years shall roll Rev. Horatius Bo)iar, 1844 

121 A mighty Fortress is our God Martin Luther, 1529. Tr. Rev. Frederick 

H. Hedge, 1853 

336 A parting hymn we sing Rev. Aaron R. Wolfe, 1 858 

175 A thousand years have come and gone . . Rev. Thomas T. Lynch, 1868 

209 A voice by Jordan's shore Rev. Samuel Longfellcnu, 1 864 

224 A voice upon the midnight air Rev. James Martineau, 1840 

24 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide . . , Rev. Henry F. Lyte, 1847 
328 According to Thy gracious word James Montgomery , 1 825 

22 Again, as evening's shadow falls .... Rev. Samuel Longfellow, 1859 
219 Alas! and did my Saviour bleed Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707: verse 3, /. 3, --<-• 

alt. 

252 All faded is the glowing light Rev. Thomas T. Ly?ich, 1855 

213 All glory, laud, and honor Theodulph of Orleans, c. 820. Tr. Rev. John 

M. Neale, 1854 : verse I, I. I, verse 5, alt. Hy. 
Anc. and Mod. \.^ 

139 All hail the power of Jesus' Name Rev. Edward Perronet, 1779-80 : 

verse 6, recast, verse 7, added, Rev. 
John Rippon, 1787 
230 All is o'er, the pain, the sorrow Rev. John Moultrie, 1836: verse l, 11. 5, 

6, alt. Rev. John hllerton 

183 All my heart this night rejoices Rev. Paul Gerhardt, 1656. Tr. Cath- 

erine Winkworth, 1858 
100 All people that on earth do dwell Rev. Willia?n Kethe, 1 56 1 

25 All praise to Him who dwells in bliss .... Rev. Charles Wesley, 1 741 

184 All praise to Thee, Eternal Lord Martin Luther, 1524. Tr. Anon. Sab- 

bath Hy. Bk. 1858 
17 All praise to Thee, my God, this night Bishop Thomas Ken, 1693 ( 7ext 

of 1709) 
104 All things praise Thee, Lord Most High . Rev. George W. Conder, 1874 

238 Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heaven Bishop Christopher Wordsiuorth, 

1862 

149 Alleluia! sing to Jesus William C. Dix, 1866 

415 Alleluia, song of sweetness Anon. {Latin, nth ce7itury.) Tr. verses I, 2, 

4, Rev. Joint M. A r eale, 1 85 1 : verse 4, /. 3, 

alt. ; verse 3, Cooke and Denton's Hyl., 1S53 

240 Alleluia! The strife is o'er Anon. [Latin.) Tr. Rev. Francis J'ott, 1861 

74 Almighty God, Thy word is cast Rev John C(twood % 18 16 

497 Am I a soldier of the cross Rev. Isaac Watts, t*L12$ '' 

397 And i> the time approaching Jane Borthwick, 1859 ' 

75 And now the wants are told that brought . . Rev. William Bright, l8i 5 

1 10 Angel voices, ever singing .... Rev. Francis Pott, l866f 

177 Angels, from the realms of glory James Montgomery t 1816: do.\ 

added 

239 Angels, roll the rock away . . Rev. Thomas Scott, 1769 : refrain added 



flub ex of fivst Xines 

Hymn 

715 Another day begun Rev. John Ellerton, 1871 

42 Another six days' work is done Rev. Joseph Stennett, publ. 1 732: alt. 

Ash and Evans Coll. 1769 

482 Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat Rev. Joint Newton, 1779 

297 Arise, O King of grace, arise Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 7 19 

315 Arm these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 

1862 : verse I, /. I, alt. 

go Around the throne of God Rev. Henry Ware, Jr., 1823 

693 Around the throne of God in heaven Anne H. Shepherd, c. 1835 : verse 

4, /. 3, and refrain, alt. 
449 Art thou weary, art thou languid Rev. John M. Neale, 1862: verse 7, 

/. 3, alt. 
13 As now the sun's declining rays Charles Coffin, 1736. Tr. Rev. John 

Chandler, 1837 
587 As pants the hart for cooling streams Tate and Brady 's New Version, 

1696, 1698 
7 As the sun doth daily rise . Anon. [Latin.) Tr. " 0. B. C": recast 

by Earl Nelson, 1864 

186 As with gladness men of old William C. Dix, 1 861 

639 Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep Margaret Mackay, 1832 

21 At even, ere the sun was set Rev. Henry Twells, 1868 

335 At the Lamb's high feast we sing Anon. [Latin, 6th century.) Tr. Rob- 
ert Campbell, 1 84 9 : verse 1, //. 3, 6, 8, 
verse 2, /. 5, alt. 
151 At the Name of Jesus .... Caroline M. Noel, 1870 : verse 3, /. 4, alt. 

650 At Thy feet, our God and Father Rev. James D. Burns, 1861 

153 Awake, and sing the song William Hammond, 1745: alt. Rev. Geo. 

Whitejield, 1753, and Rev. Martin Mad an, 
1760 
4 Awake, my soul, and with the sun Bishop Thomas Ken, 1695 [Text of 

1709) 

553 Awake, my soul, in joyful lays Rev. Samuel Medley, 1782 

496 Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve Rev. Philip Doddridge, publ. 1755 

^103 Before Jehovah's awful throne Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19: verse I, //. I, 

2, alt. Rev. John ^Wesley 
125 Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme . . . Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 
445 Behold, a Stranger's at the door Rev. Joseph Grigg, 1765 : verse 4. /. 3, 

alt. 
202 Behold, the Master passeth by Bishop William W. How (verses 4, 5, 

alt. from Bishop Ken, publ. 1721), 1 87 1 

583 Behold the throne of grace Rev. John Newton, 1779 

608 Behold what wondrous grace Rev. Jsaac Watts, 1707 

488 Beneath the cross of Jesus Elizabeth C. Clephane, 1872 

613 Beyond the smiling and the weeping . . . Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1857 
413 Blessed arc the sons of God Rev. Joseph Humphreys, 1743 : arf, and 

verse 2, I. 2, alt. 
635 Blessed city, heavenly Salem Anon. [Latin, 6th or jt/i century. ) Tr. 

Rev. John M. Neale, 185 1 : verse, 2, It. 
2, 3, 4, ait. 

179 Blessed night, when first that plain .... Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1857 
xii 



fi • ^ 

Unoa of jfirst lines 






Hymn 

585 Blest are the pure in heart Verses I, 3, jV<?z/. y<?/$/2 Keble, 1819: verses 

2, 4, added, Mitre Hy. Bk., 1836 

425 Blest be the tie that hinds Rev. John Fawcett, 1782 

272 Blest Comforter Divine Lydia H. Sigourney, 1824 

395 Blow ye the trumpet, blow Rev. Charles Wesley, 1750 

338 Bow down Thine ear, Almighty Lord . . Rev. Thomas E. Powell, 1864 

333 Bread of heaven, on Thee I feed JosiaJi Conder, 1824 

331 Bread of the world in mercy broken Bishop Reginald Heber, publ. 1827 
653 Break, new-born year, on glad eyes break .... Thomas H. Gill, 1855 
627 Brief life is here our portion Bernard of Cluny, c. 1 145. Tr. Rev. 

John M. Neale, 185.I : verse 6, I. I, alt. 

187 Brightest and best of the sons Bishop Reginald Heber, 181 1 

700 Brightly gleams our banner Rtv. Thomas J. Potter, i860: recast in 

Morrell and How s fly., 1867, and S. P. 
C. K. Ps. and Hy. /1S69 
327 By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored . . . George Rawson, 1857, 1876 
311 By cool Siloam's shady rill Bishop Reginald Heber, 1812 ( Text of 1827) 

542 Call Jehovah thy Salvation James A/ontgomery, 1822 

719 Calm me, my God, and keep me calm . . . Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1857 
180 Calm on the listening ear Rev. Edmund H Sears, 1834 ( Text of 1875) 
516 Cast thy burden on the Lord Anon, in Rowland Hill s Ps. and Hy., 1 783 

411 Children of the heavenly King Rev. John Cennick, 1 742 

160 Christ, above all glory seated Anon. [Latin, 6th or *]th ce?itury.) Tr. 

Bishop James R. Woodford, 1852 
401 Christ for the world we sing ....... Rev. Samuel Wolcott, 1869 

293 Christ in His word draws near Rev. Thomas T. Lynch, 1855 

302 Christ is made the sure Foundation Anon. (Latin, Jlh century.) Tr. Rev. 

John M. Neale, 185 1 : alt. Hy. Anc. 
and Mod., 1861 
63 Christ is our Corner-stone Anon. [Latin, 6th or Jth century ) Tr. 

Rev. John Cha7idler, 1837 
567 Christ, of all my hopes the Ground . . . Rev. Ralph Wardlaw, 1 81 7 
243 Christ the Lord is risen again Rev. Michael Weisse, 1 53 1. Tr. Cath- 
erine Winkworth, 1 858 : verse I, /. 3, tf/A 
234 Christ the Lord is risen to-day Rev. Charles Wesley, 1739: verse 3, /. 3, 

alt. 

9 Christ, whose glory fills the skies Rev. Charles Wesley, 1740 

503 Christian, seek not yet repose Charlotte Elliott, 1839: verse 1, /. 2, alt. 
176 Christians, awake! salute the happy morn . . .John Byrom, publ. 1773 
296 City of God, how broad and far Rev. Samuel Johnson, 1864 

285 Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell .... Rev. Lsaac Waits, 1709 

286 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove Rev. Simon Browne, 1720 : alt. 

Ash and Evans Coll. 1769, and 
elsewhere 
280 Come, Holy Ghost, in love Anon. (Latin, 13/// century.) Tr. Re7\ Ray 

Palmer, 1858 
269 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire Anon. (Latin, 10th century.) Tr. 

Bishop John Cosin, 1627 
59 Come, Holy Spirit, calm my mind Anon. Lock Chapel Coll. 1803: verse 

3, added, 1833 

xiii 



1FnJ>e.t of jftrst Xincs 

Hymn 

270 Come, Holy Spirit, come Rev. Joseph Hart, 1759 

277 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707: verse 4, /. 

I, alt. 

148 Come, let us join our cheerful songs Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 

423 Come, let us join our friends above Rev. Charles Wesley, 1759 

467 Come, let us to the Lord our God Rev. John Alonson, 1781 

257 Come, Lord, and tarry not Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1846 

10 Come, my soul, thou must be waking F. R. L. von Canitz, publ. 1700. 

Tr. Rev. Henry J. Buckoll, 1 84 1 : 
verse 5, alt. 

577 Come, my soul, thy suit prepare Rev. John Newton, 1779 

282 Come, O Creator Spirit blest Anon. {Latin, loth century.) Tr. Re7>. 

Edward Caswall, 1849: verse 2, /. 4, alt. 
442 Come, said Jesus' sacred voice Anna L. Barbauld, 1792: verse 4, /. 1, 

alt. 

105 Come, sound His praise abroad Rev. Isaac Watts, 171 9 

58 Come, Thou Almighty King Anon. c. 1757 

589 Come, Thou Fount of every blessing . . . Rev. Robert Robinson, 1 7 5 S 
168 Come, Thou long-expected Jesus Rev. Charles Wesley, 1 744 

278 Come to our poor nature's night George Raiuson, 1853, 1870 

441 Come to the Saviour now John M. Wigner,lSjl 

446 Come unto Me, ye weary William C. Dix, 1 867 

130 Come, we that love the Lord Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 : verse 2, /. 3, alt. 
439 Come, ye disconsolate Verses I, 2, Thomas Moore, 1816, alt. : verse 3, 

Thomas Hastings, 1832 
233 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain John of Damascus (8th century). Tr. 

Rev. John M. Neale, 1 850 

660 Come, ye thankful people, come Rev. Hen?y Afford, 1844 

538 Commit thou all thy griefs Rev. Raul Gerhardt, 1656. Tr. Rev. John 

Wesley, 1 739 
138 Conquering kings their titles take See 'Tis for conquering kings 
162 Crown Him with many crowns Mattheiu Bridges, 1S51 

637 Daily, daily sing the praises .... Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, 1S65 

713 Day by day the manna fell Josiah Conder, 1836 

263 Day of wrath! O day of mourning Thomas of Celano (13M century). 

Tr. Rev. William J. Irons, 1S4S: 
verse I, /. 2, verse 1 9, alt. 
651 Days and moments quickly flying Rev. Edward Caswall, 1858: recast 

in Church Hymns, 1 87 1 

363 Dear Lord and Master mine Thomas II . Gill, 1S68 

461 Depth of mercy! can there be Rev. Charles Wesley, 1740 

197 Did Christ o'er sinners weep Rev. Benjamin Beddome, 17S7 

166 Draw nigh, draw nigh, Emmanuel Anon. (Latin, c. 12th century.) Tr. 

Rev John M Neale, 1 851 : alt. 
671 Dread Jehovah, God of nations Anon. 1804: alt. Rev. Edward Bicker- 

steth, 1833 

673 Eternal Father, strong to save William Whiting, 1S60 [Text of 

1 8l »o I 

85 Eternal Father, when to Thee Rev. Hervey l> (ia>ise, 1872 

xiv 



IFnfcex of jFitst Xines 

Hymn 

i Every morning mercies new Rev. Greville Phillimore, 1863: verse I, 

//. I, 2, alt. 

155 Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature Anon. (German.) Tr. Anon. 

1850 

609 Far from my heavenly home Rev. Henry F. Lyte, 1834 

67 Father, again in Jesus' Name we meet Lady Lucy E. G. Whitmore, 1824 
460 Father, hear Thy children's call .... Rev. Thomas B. Pollock, 187 5 f\ 

723 Father, I know that all my life Anna L. Waring, 1850 

419 Father of all, from land and sea Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 1871 

65 Father of all, to Thee Rev. John Julian, 1874 

60 Father of heaven, whose love profound . . . Rev. Edward Cooper, 1805 
519 Father of Love, our Guide and Friend . . Rev. William J. Irons, 1844 

289 Father of mercies, in Thy word Anne Steele, 1760 

511 Father, whate'er of earthly bliss Anne Steele, 1 760 : alt. Rev. A. M. Top- 
lady, 1776 
196 Fierce was the wild billow Anatolius {unknown). Tr. Rev. John M. 

Neale, 1 862 
505 Fight the good fight with all thy might Rev. John S. B. Monsell, 1863 
389 Fling out the banner! let it float .... Bishop George W. Doane, 1848 

409 For all the saints who from their labors Bishop William W. How, 1804 
630 For thee, O dear, dear country Bernard of Cluny, c. 1 145. Tr. Rev. 

John M. Neale, 1 85 1 : arr. ; verse 5, re- 
cast in Hy. Anc. and Mod., 1 86 1 

654 For Thy mercy and Thy grace Rev. Henry Downton, 1 841 

625 P'or ever with the Lord Ja7nes Montgomery, 1835 

479 Forth from the dark and stormy sky Bishop Reginald Hcber, publ. 1827 
718 Forth in Thy Name, O Lord Rev. Charles Wesley, 1749: verse 2, 

/. 4, alt. 
190 Forty days and forty nights Rev. Geo?ge H. Smyttan, 1856: alt. Rev. 

Francis Pott, 1861 

594 Forward! be our watchword Rev. Henry Alford, 187 1 

677 Founded on Thee, our only Lord Rev. Samuel F. Smith, 1894 

102 From all that dwell below the skies Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 719 

410 From all Thy saints in warfare Earl Nelson, 1864 

581 From even- stormy wind that blows . . . Rev. Hugh Stowell, 1827, 1831 
400 From Greenland's icy mountains .... Bishop Reginald Hebcr, 1S19 
695 From heaven above to earth I come Martin Luther, 1535. Tr. Cath- 
erine Winfccorth, 1 85 5 

452 From the cross uplifted high Rev. Thomas Haweis, 1792 

185 From the eastern mountains Rev. Godfrey Thring, i<>73 

642 Gentle Shepherd, Thou hast stilled Rev. Johann W. Meinhold, 1835. 

Tr. Catherine Wtnkworth^ 1858 

500 Gently, Lord, O gently lead us Thomas Hastings, 183 1, i8sO 

421 Give me the wings of faith to rise Rev. Isaac Watts, 1709 

g7 Give to our God immortal praise Rev Isaac Watts, 17 19 

538 Give to the winds thy fears See Commit thou all thy griefs 

298 Glorious things of thee are spoken Rev. John Newton, 1779 

213 Glory and praise and honor See All glory, laud, and honor 

158 Glory to God on high Rev. James Allen, 1 761 






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Un&e* of jfivst Xines 



Hymn 

17 Glory to thee, my God, this night See All praise to Thee I 
344 Go, labor on: spend, and be spent .... Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1843 
340 Go, preach My gospel, saith the Lord Rev. Isaac Watts, 1709 : verse I, 

/. 4, alt. 
216 Go to dark Gethsemane .... James Montgomery, 1820 ( 7ext of 1853) 
681 God be with you till we meet again Rev. Jere?niah E. Rankin \\ % %% ■ « «^ »— 

666 God bless our native land 1st 5 //. Rev. Charles T. Brooks, c. 1833: the 

remainder, Rev. John S. Dwight, 1 844 

444 God calling yet! shall I not hear Gerhard Tersteegen, 1 735. Tr. Sarah 

B. Findlater, 1855 : recast, Sabbath 

Hy. Bk., 1858 
82 God Eternal, Lord of all Anon. [Latin, $th century.) Tr. Rev. James 
E. Millard, 1 848 
294 God, in the Gospel of His Son Verses I, 2, Rev. Benjamin Beddome, 

1787, alt. ; verses 3, 4, 5, Rev. Thomas 

Cotterill, 18 19 
134 God is Love; His mercy brightens ...... Sir John Bo~uring, 1825 

513 God is my strong Salvation James Montgomery, 1822 

531 God is the Refuge of His saints Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19 : verse 5, /. 2, alt. 

536 God moves in a mysterious way William Co7vper, 1774 

93 God, my King, Thy might confessing . . . Bishop Richard Mant, 1824 

124 God of mercy, God of grace Rev. Henry F. Lyte y 1834 

647 God of my life, to Thee I call William Cowper, 1779 

667 God of our fathers, whose almighty hand Rev. Daniel C. Roberts, 1876 
670 God the All-terrible! King, who ordainest Henry F. Chorley, 1842: verse 

2, /. 3, alt. 

89 God, the Lord, a King remaineth Rev. John Keble, 1839 

702 Golden harps are sounding Frances R. Haverga I, 1871 

437 Grace, 'tis a charming sound .... Rev. Philip Doddridge, publ. 1755 

281 Gracious Spirit, Dove Divine John Stockcr, 1777 

276 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost . . . Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 1862 
284 Grant us Thy light, that we may know See O grant us light 

47 Great Greator, who this day See Hail, thou bright and sacred morn 
690 Great Giver of all good Asa Fitz : recast by Rev. Godfrey Thring, 1882 

95 Great God, how infinite art Thou Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 707 

652 Great God, we sing that mighty hand Rev. Philip Doddridge, publ. 1755 
266 Great God, what do I see and hear Verse I, anon. 1802 ; verses 2, 3, 4, 

Rev. William B. Colly er, 1812: alt. 
Rev. Thomas Cotterill, 1820 
669 Great King of nations, hear our prayer . . . Rev. John II. Gumey, 1838 
524 Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah Rev. William Williams (Welsh) ,17 45. 

Tr. verse 1, Rev. Peter Williams, 177 1 ; 
verses 2, 3, Rev. Wm. Williams, c. 
1772 

245 HAIL the day that sees Him rise Rev. Charles ITesley, 1739 : verse I,/. 

2, verse 1, I. 1, verse 6, /. 1, alt. 

47 II nil, thou bright and sacred morn Julia Anne Elliott, 1 833 

150 Hail, Thou once-despised Jesus Rev. John Bakewell y 1757, enlarged in 

M. Madaris Coll. 1760: alt. Rev. A. 
M. Top lady, 1776 
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Inoet of jftrst Xines 

Hymn 

i8g Hail, Thou Source of every blessing Rev. Basil Woodd, c. 1810-1S20: 

verse 5, /. I, alt. 

391 Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad Thomas Hastings, 1831 

385 Hail to the Lord's Anointed James Montgomery, 1821 

416 Happy the souls to Jesus joined Rev. Charles Wesley ', 1 745 

620 Hark ! hark ! my sou', angelic songs Rev. Frederick IV. Faber, 1854: verse 

4, /. 3, verse 5, //. 3, 4, alt. 

440 Hark! my soul, it is the Lord Willia?n Cowper, 1768 

163 Hark! ten thousand harps and voices .... Rev. Thomas Kelly , 1806 
167 Haik, the glad sound! the Saviour comes Rev. Philip Doddridge, 1735 
173 Hark! the herald angels sing Rev. Charles Wesley, 1739 : alt. G. 

Whitefield, 1753, M. Ma dan, 1 760, 
Suppl. to New Version, c. 1 782, J. 
Kempth orne, 1 8 1 o 

383 Hark! the song of Jubilee James Montgomery, 1818 

417 Hark! the sound of holy voices Bishop Christopher Wordsivorth, 1 862 

361 Hark! the voice of Jesus crying Rev. Daniel March, 1868 

226 Hark! the voice of love and mercy . . . Rev. Jonathan Evans, 1784 
169 Hark! what mean those holy voices Rev. John Cawood, 1 819 

384 Hasten, Lord, the glorious time Harriet Auber, 1829 

473 Have mercy, Lord, on me Tate and Brady 's New Version, Fd. of 1698 

172 He has come, the Christ of God Rev. Horathis Bonar, 1857 

530 He leadeth me : blessed thought Rev. Joseph H. Gil more, 1862: //. 

3, 4, of refrain added 

353 He that goeth forth with weeping Thomas Hastings, 1836 

301 Head of Thy Church triumphant Rev. Charles Wesley, 1745 : verse 2, 

I. 6, all. 

268 Hear us, Thou that broodedst Rev. Godfrey Thring, 1873 

689 Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest Rev. A. Gerald W. Blunt, 

1879 
325 Here, my Lord, I see Thee face to face . Rev. Horatins Bonar, 1855 

120 High in the heavens, Eternal God Rev. Isaac Witts, 17 19 

493 Holy Father, hear my cry Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1843 

278 Holy Ghost, the Infinite See Come to our poor nature's night 

80 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty Bishop Reginald Ilcber, publ. 

1827 
86 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 

1862 
83 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts! when James Montgomery, 1 832 
283 Holy Spirit, Lord of light Anon. (Latin, 13th century.) Tr. Rev. Ed- 
ward Caswall, 1849 

279 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine Rev. Samuel Longfellow, 1S64 

55 Hosanna to the living Lord Bishop Reginald Hcber, 181 1 ( Text of 

1827) 
655 House of our God, with hymns Rev. FJnlip Doddridge, publ. 1 755: 

recast by Rev. John E Her ton, 1S71 

341 I low beauteous are their feet Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 

208 How beauteous were the mnrks Divine See () who like Thee, so calm 
367 How blessed, from the bonds of sin Rev. Carl J. P. Spitta, 1S33. ^r» 

Jane Borthwich, 185 | 

54 I low charming is the place Rev. Samuel Stained, 1 787 

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fln&ei of jfirst Xines 

Hymn 

334 How condescending and how kind Rev. Isaac Watts ■, 1707 

533 How firm a foundation, ye saints of "A"," in Rippori 's Selection, 1 787 

541 How gentle God's commands .... Rev. Philip Doddridge, publ. 1755 

469 How oft, alas! this wretched heart Anne Steele, 1760 

290 How precious is the book Divine Rev. John Fawcett, 1782 

206 How shall I follow Him I serve Josiah Conder, 1824, 1836 

705 How shall the young secure their hearts .... Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19 

323 How sweet and awful is the place Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 

414 How sweet, how heavenly is the sight .... Rev. Joseph Swain, 1792 

556 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds Rev. John Newton, 1779: verse 

5, /. I, alt. 

699 Hushed was the evening hymn Rev. Ja?nes D. Burns, 1857 

428 I BLESS the Christ of God See Not what these hands have done 

545 I bow my forehead to the dust John G. Whittier, 1867 : arr. 

547 I could not do without Thee Frances R. Havergal, 1873 

595 I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be ... Adelaide A. Procter, 1862 
433 I gave my life for thee See Thy life was given for me 

483 I heard the voice of Jesus say Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1846 

545 I know not what the future hath See I bow my forehead to the dust 

555 I know that my Redeemer lives Rev. Charles Wesley, 1742 

485 I lay my sins on Jesus . Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1843 

300 I love Thy kingdom, Lord Rev. Ti??iothy Dwight. 1800 

720 I love to steal awhile away Phoebe H Brown, 1818: alt. in Village 

Hymns, 1824 
707 I love to tell the story .... Katherine Hankey, 1 8 70 : refrain added 
501 I need Thee every hour Annie S. Hawks, 1872 : refrain added by Rev. 
Robert Lowry 

465 I was a wandering sheep Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1843 

615 I would not live alway Rev. William A. Muhlenberg, c. 1824 [Text 
of 1826) 

551 If Christ is mine, then all is mine Rev. Benjamin Beddome, pub I. 1817 
515 If thou but suffer God to guide thee Georg A r eumarh, 1641. Tr» Cath- 
erine Winkworth. 1855, 1 863 

619 I'm but a stranger here Rev. Thomas R. Taylor, publ. 1836 

319 I'm not ashamed to own my Lord Rev. Isaac Wa/ts, 1709 

561 Immortal Love, for ever full John G. Whittier % 1866 

203 In all things like Thy brethren, Thou See Lord, Thou in all things like wast 

527 In heavenly love abiding Anna L. J J a ring, 18^0 

225 In the cross of Christ I glory Sir John Bowring, 1825 

498 In the hour of trial .... James Montgomery, 1834: verse 1, I. 2, alt. 

711 In the morning I will raise Rev. William II. Furness, 1840 

357 In the vineyard of our Father Thomas Mac/Cellar, 1845 

174 It came upon the midnight clear .... Rev. Edmund 11. Sears % iSs/> 
611 It is not death to die Rev. H. A. Cesar Malan, 1832. Tr. Rev. George 
W. Bethune, 1847 

552 I've found a Friend ; O such a Friend . . . Rev. James G. Small, 1866 

621 JERUSALEM, my happy home Anon, [ascribed to J Montgomery). Eck- 

ington Coll.,c 1796 (based on ■■ F. />'. / , .," 
in MS\. of 16th or IJth century) 



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flufcer of jfirst ztnes 

Hymn 

631 Jerusalem the golden Bernard of Cltiny, c. 1 145. Tr. Rev. John M, 
A r eale, 185 1 : verse 1, //. 6, 8, verse 2, /. 2, alt. 

313 Jesus, and shall it ever be Rev. Joseph Grigg, 1765 : alt. Rev. Benjamin 

Francis, 1787 

351 Jesus calls us, o'er the tumult Cecil F. Alexander, 1852 : verse 2, /. I, alt. 

254 Jesus came, the heavens adoring Rev. Godfrey 1'hring, 1864 

244 Jesus Christ is risen to-day . . Verse I, Anon, (based on the Latin, 14th 

century), 1708, /. 3, alt. : 7'erses 2, J, Ar- 
nold' s Compleat Psalmodisl, 1749; alt. 
Suppl. to A'evt Version, c. 1 8 16: verse 4, 
Rev. Charles Wesley, 1740 
554 Jesus, I love Thy charming Name .... Rev. Philip Doddridge, 17 17 
356 Jesus, 1 my cross have taken Rev. Hen?y F. Lyte, 1824 ( Text of 1833) 

227 Jesus, in Thy dying woes Rev. Tho?nas B. Pollock, 1870 

499 Jesus, Lord of life and glory John J. Cummins, 1839 

489 Jesus, Lover of my soul Rev. Charles Wesley, 1740 

691 Jesus, meek and gentle Rev. George R. Prynne, 1856 

710 Jesus merciful and mild Thomas Hastings, 1858 

564 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All Rev. Henry Collins, 1854 

504 Jesus, my Saviour, look on me Charlotte Elliott, I1S69 

722 Jesus, my Strength, my Hope Rev. Charles Wesley, 1742 (Text of 1780) 

502 Jesus, Saviour, pilot me Rev. Edward Hopper, 1 87 1 

390 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719 

506 Jesus, still lead on Count Nicolaus L. von Zinzendorf 1 721 : arr. Jr. 

Jane Borthwick, 1846 

569 Jesus, Sun and Shield art Thou Rev. Hor alius Bonar, 1 86 1 

546 Jesus, the very thought of Thee Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153.) 

Tr. Rev. Edtvard Caswall, 1 849;'' 

558 Jesus, these eyes have never seen Rev. Ray Palmer, 1858 

481 Jesus, Thou art the sinner's Friend Rev. Richard Burnham, 1796: 

verses I, 4, alt. 
334 Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts Bernard of Clai)"aux, c. 11 50: arr. 

Tr. Rez>. Ray Palmer, 1858 

565 Jesus, Thy boundless love to me Rev. Paul Gerhardt, 1653. Tr. Rev. 

John Wesley. 1 739: verse 3, /. 6, alt. 

157 Jesus, Thy Name I love Rev. James G. Deck, 1842 

330 Jesus, to Thy table led Rev. Robert H. Baynes, 1864 

61 Jesus, where'er Thy people meet William Covper, 1 769 

299 Jesus, with Thy Church abide Rev. Thomas B. Pollock, 1871 : alt. Hy. 

Anc. and Mod., 1 875 

171 Jny to the world! the Lord is come Rev, Isaac Watts, 1 7 19 

477 Just as I am, without one plea Charlotte Elliott, 1 836 

101 Kingdoms and thrones to God belong Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719 

288 Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace Bernard Barton, 1836 

525 Lead, k ndly Light, amid the encircling Cardinal John II Xcivman, 1 83 j 

352 Lead on, () King Kternal Rev. Ernest W. Shurtleff. 1 888 

517 Lead us, heavenly Lather, lead us James Edmeston, 1 821 

599 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace . . William II. Burleigh, 1S68 

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Hn&ex of fftrst Xines 

Hymn 

684 Let children hear the mighty deeds Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 7 19 

107 Let us with a gladsome mind John Milton % 1624: alt. 

241 Lift up, lift up your voices . . Cento, based on Rev. John M. Neale, 1 854 

265 Lift up your heads, rejoice ♦. Rev. Thomas T. Lynch, 1856 

406 Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass James Montgomery, 1 843: verse 

4, //. 2, 3, alt. 
494 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates Rev. Georg Weissel, 1642. Tr 

Catherine Wijikworlh, 1855 : each 
verse abr. ; verse 6, arr. 
237 Lift your glad voices in triumph on high Rev. Henry Ware, Jr., 18 17 
39 Light of Light, enlighten me Rev. Benjamin Schmolck, 17 14. Tr. 

Catherine Winkworth, 1858 
253 Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart . . Sir Edward Denny, Bait., 1842 
398 Light of the world, we hail Thee . . . Rev. John S. B Monsell, 1863 

258 Light of those whose dreary dwelling Rev. Charles Wesley, 1744: 

verse 4, /. 3, alt. 
634 Light's abode, celestial Salem Anon. [Latin, 15th century.} Tr. Rev. 

John M. Neale, 1858 
112 Lo ! God is here: let us adore Gerhard Tersteegen, 1729. Tr. Rev. 

John Wesley, 1739: alt. and arr. 

259 Lo, He comes, with clouds Verses 1,2, 5,6, Rev. Charles Wesley, 1758; 

verses 3, 4, Rev. John Cennick, 1752: arr. 
and alt. Rev. Martin Ala dan, 1760 
256 Lo ! on a narrow neck of land See O God, mine inmost soul convert 
3S8 Look from the sphere of endless day .... William C. Bryant, 1859 
165 Look, ye saints; the sight is glorious .... Rev. Thomas Kelly, 1809 
204 Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee .... Rev. John H. Gurney, 1838 
79 Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing Anon. 1773 [ascribed to Rev. John 

Fawcett) : verse 1,1. 6, all,; verse 

3, recast by Rev. G. Thring 

320 Lord, I am Thine, entirely Thine . . . Rev. Samuel Davics, publ. 1769 
486 Lord, I believe; Thy power I own . . . Rev. John R. Wrcford, 1 837 
580 Lord, I hear of showers of blessing Elizabeth Codner, i860: verse 1, /. 

4, verse 2, I. 3, alt. 

3 Lord, in the morning Thou shalt hear Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 7 19 

466 Lord, in this Thy mercy's day Rev. Isaac Williams, 1 844: verse 3, //./■, 

I, 2, alt. 
534 Lord, it belongs not to my care Rev. Richard Baxter, 1 68 1 : verse I, /. 

I, verse 2, /. 4, alt. 

211 Lord Jesus, on the holy mount Rev. John A nkciell, 18S9 

374 Lord, lead the way the Saviour went . . . Rev. William Croswell, 183 1 

118 Lord of all being, throned afar Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1848 

582 Lord of mercy and of might Bishop Reginald Ilcber, 1811 

306 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation Philip Puscy, 1S40: based 

on Matthaus A. von Loivcn- 
stern, 1 644 

35 Lord of power, Lord of might Rev. Godfrey Wiring, 1862 

337 Lord of the harvest, heal Rev. Charles Wesley, 1742 

78 Lord of the hearts of men Charles Coffin, 1736. Tr. Bishop James R. 

Woodford, 1863 



Unfcei of jfirat Xines 

Hymn 

40 Lord of the Sabbath, hear us Rev. Philip Doddridge, 1737 : alt. Coi- 

terilTs Set., 18 19; and elsewhere 

64 Lord of the worlds above Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 7 19 

57 Lord, on Thy returning day Rev. Thomas T. Lynch, 1 855 

345 Lord, speak to me, that I may speak .... Frances R. Havergal, 1872 

136 Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place .... Thomas II. Gill, 1864 

106 Lord, Thou hast searched and seen me ... . Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719 

203 Lord, Thou in all things like wast made Joseph Anstice, 1836: verse I, 

// I, 3, alt. 
295 Lord, Thy word abideth .... Rev. Sir Henry W. Baker, Bart., 1S61 

476 Lord, to Thee alone we turn ...... Rev. Albert E. Evans, 1 867 

66 Lord, we come before Thee now .... Rev. William Hammond, 1 745 

51 Lord, when we bend before Thy throne . . Rev. Joseph D. Carlyle, 1802 
685 Lord, when in Simon's house of yore .... Sarah E. Hens haw, 1878 

122 Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise Thee .... Francis S. Key, 1823 

559 Love Divine, all loves excelling Rev. Charles Wesley, 1747 : verse 2, 11. 

4,5, aU. 

132 Magnify Jehovah's Name See Thank and praise Jehovah's 
563 Majestic sweetness sits enthroned Rev. Samuel Stennett, 1787 : verse 1, 

/. 2, alt. 

70 May the grace of Christ our Saviour Rez>. John Newton, 1779 

140 Mighty God, while angels bless Thee Rev. Robert Robinson, 1774 : 

verse 1, /. 2, alt. 

602 More love to Thee, O Christ Elizabeth P. Prentiss, 1S69 

360 Much in danger, oft in woe See Oft in danger 

366 Must Jesus bear the cross alone Verse I, Rev. Thomas Shepherd, 1693, 

alt.; verse 2, anon., c. 1810: verse \, 
anon., 1849: verses 4, 5, Rev. Charles 
Beecher, 1855. 

665 My country, 'tis of thee Rev. Samuel F. Smith, 1832 

194 My dear Redeemer and my Lord A'ev. Isaac Watts, 1709 

492 My faith looks up to Thee Rev. Ray Palmer, 1830 

318 My God, accept my heart this day A/atthno Bridges, 1848 

532 My God and Lather, while I stray Charlotte Elliott, 1834 

321 My God, and is Thy table spread . . Rev. Philip Doddridge, publ. 1755 

33 My God, how endless is Thy love Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 709 

96 My God, how wonderful Thou art . . . Rev. Frederick W. Fader, 1S48 
557 My God, I love Thee, not because Ascribed to Francis Xavier (1506- 

155 2 ) - 7r« Bev. Edward Caswall, 
1849: verse l. II. 3, 4, alt. 
714 My God, I thank Thee, who hast made . . . Adelaide A. Procter, 1S58 
572 My God, is any hour so sweet . . Charlotte Elliott, iS;^5 ( Text ^/lS36) 
532 My God, my Father, while I stray See My God and Lather 

600 My God, permit me not to be Rev. Isaac Watts, 1709 

562 My God, the Spring of all . . Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707: verse 2, /. 3. alt. 
490 My hope is built on nothing less Rev. Edward Mote, c. 1834: verse I, 

arr. 
528 My Jesus, as Thou wilt Rev. Benjamin Schmolck, c. 1704. Tr. Jane 
Borthwick, I&54 

36 My Lord, my Love, was crucified Rev. John Ma on, 1683 

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•ffnfcei of first lines 

Hymn 

229 My Lord, my Master, at Thy feet Rev. Jacques B?'idaine (1701-1767). 

Tr. Rev. Thomas B. Pollock, 1887 

475 My sins, my sins, my Saviour Rev. John S. B. Monsell, 1863 

508 My soul, be on thy guard Rev. George Heath, 1 781 : verse 3, //. 2, 4, 

verse 4, alt. 

129 My soul, repeat His praise Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19 

570 My spirit on Thy care Rev. Henry F. Lyte, 1834 

540 My times are in Thy hand William F. Lloyd, c. 1 838 

436 Nature with open volume . . Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 : verse 3, /. 2, alt. 
601 Nearer, my God, to Thee . . Sarah F. Adams, 1841 : verse I, I. 5, alt. 

6 New every morning is the love Rev. John Keble, 1822 

610 No, no, it is not dying Rev. H. A. Cesar Malan, 1832. Tr. Rev. Rob- 

inson P. Dunn, 1859 
463 No, not despairingly Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1866 

427 Not all the blood of beasts Rev. Isaac Watts, 1709 

428 Not what these hands have done Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1861 

326 Not worthy, Lord, to gather up the crumbs Bishop Edward H. Bicker- 

steth, 1872 

27 Now from the altar of my heart Rev. John Mason, 1683 

14 Now God be with us, for the night Rev. Petrus Herbert, 1566. Tr. 

Catherine Winkworth, 1 863 
314 Now I resolve with all my heart . . Anne Steele, 1760: verse \, I. I, alt. 

72 Now may He who from the dead Rev. John Newton, 1779 

683 Now rest, ye pilgrim host Rossiter W. Raymond, 1879, 1893 

656 Now thank we all our God Rev. Martin Rinkart (1586- 1649). Tr. 

Catherine Winkworth, 1858 

692 Now the day is over Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, 1 865 

638 Now the laborer's task is o'er Rev. John Ellerton, 1871 

8 Now, when the dusky shades of night Anon. Hedge and Huntington" s 

Hymns, etc., 1853 

114 O bless the Lord, my soul Rev. Isaac Watts, 1719 

332 () Bread to pilgrims given Anon. (Latin, c. ijth century.) Tr. Rev. Ray 

Palmer, 1858 
348 O brothers, lift your voices . . . Bishop Edward H Bickerslelh, 1848 
137 O Christ, our King, Creator, Lord Gregory the Great (c. 540-604). Tr. 

Rev. Ray Palmer, 1858 
346 O Christ, our true and only Light Rev. Johann Hermann. 1630. Tr. 

Catli aine I Vin kworth, 1858 
688 Christ, who didst our tasks fulfil .... Rev. Louis F. Benson, 1894 
170 come, all ye faithful Anon. (Latin, 17/// or 18th century. ) Tr. Rev. 

Frederick Oakeley, 1 84 1 : verse I, 11. 1,2, alt. 
166 come, O come, Emmanuel Sec Draw nigh, draw nigh 
159 O could I speak the matchless worth .... Rev Samuel Medley, 1 7*^9 

379 O daughters blest of Galilee Bishop William IT How, 1807 

46 O day of rot and gladness . . Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, lS()2 

606 Everlasting Light Rev. Horatius Bonar, l8f>$ ] 

480 o faith, thou workest miracles See gift of gifts 

586 () for a closer walk with God William Cowper, 1 772 

591 O for a faith that will not shrink . . . Rev. William II. lui/hurst, 1831 
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In&ex of ifirst Xines 



Hymn 

593 O for a heart to praise my God Rev. Charles Wesley, 1 742 ( Text of 1 J 82 ) 
146 for a thousand tongues Rev. Charles Wesley, I74Q: verse 4, /. I, alt. 
480 O gift of gifts, O grace of faith .... Rev. Frederick W. Faber, 1 84 9 
2 O God, before Thy sun's bright beams . . Rev. Greville Phillimore, 1863 
662 God, beneath Thy guiding hand Rev. Leonard Bacon, 1833 (Text of 

1845) 

256 God, mine inmost soul convert Rev. Charles Wesley, 1749: verse I, 

//. 5, 6, alt. 
117 O God, my Strength and Fortitude Thomas Sternhold, 1561 : recast by 

George Razuson (1 807- 1 889) 
521 O God of Bethel, by whose hand Verses 1-4, Rev. Philip Doddridge, 

1737, recast by Rev. John Logan 
1 78 1 : verse I, I. I, alt. and verse 5, 
added, Scottish Trs. and Paraphs , 
1781 
53 God of hosts, the mighty Lord Tate and Brady s New Version, 1696, 

1698 
664 God of love, O King of peace Rev. Sir Henry W. Baker, Bart., 1861 
380 O God of mercy, God of might Rev. Godfrey Hiring, 1877 : verse 6, 

/. 4, alt. 

403 God of truth, whose living Word Thomas Hughes, 1859 

88 O God, the Rock of Ages .... Bishop Edward H. Bickersteth, i86u 
87 God, we praise Thee, and confess Anon. (Latin, $th century.) Tr. 

Tate and Brady 1 s Supplement, c. 
1700 y / 

284 grant us light, that we may know . . . Rev. Lawrence Tuttiett, 1814 
364 O happy band of pilgiims Rev. John AT. iVeale, 1862: based on Joseph 

the Hymnographer, c. 840 
275 heavenly Fount of life and love . . . Bishop William W. How, 187 1 
495 O help us, Lord: each hour of need . . Rev. Henry H. Milman, 1827 

84 O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord Rev. James W. Fastbum, 1815 

309 O Holy Lord, content to fill . . . Bishop William W. Hvw, 1850, 187 1 

678 O Holy Lord, our God J. Young, 1843 

549 O Holy Saviour, Friend unseen Charlotte Flliott, 1834 

212 O how shall I receive Thee Rev. Paul Gerhardt, 1653. Tr. verses I. 

2, 4, Rev. Arthur T. Russell, 1 85 1 : verse 

3, John C. Jacobi, 1722, alt. 

369 Jesus, I have promised ......... Rev. John E. Bode, 1869 

J 43 O Jesus, King most wonderful Bernard of Clair: aux (1091-1153). 

Tr. Rev. Ediuard Caswall, 1849 
5 () Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace Ambrose of A/ilan (340-397). 7'r. 

Rev. John Chandler, 1837 
484 O Jesus, Saviour of the lost . . . Bishop Edward II Bickersteth, 1840 

453 Jesus, Thou art standing Bishop William W. How, IN 7 

566 Lamb of God, still keep me Rev. James G. Peck, 1842 

648 () let him, whose sorrow Heinrich S. Oswald, 1826. Tr. Fauces J . 
Cox, 1841 

18 O Light of life, O Saviour dear Francis T. Pal: rave, 1865 

597 O Light, whose beams illumine all . . Rev, Edward Ik Plumptre, 1864 

178 O little town of Bethlehem Bishop Phillips Brooks, 1868 

672 O Lord, be with us when we sail . . . Rev, Edward A. Dayman, 1865 

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fnbex of jfirst Xines 

Hymn 

550 O Lord, I would delight in Thee Rev. John Ryland, 1777 

377 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 

1863 ( Text of 1872) 
663 O Lord of hosts, Almighty King .... Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1 86 1 

675 O Lord of hosts, whose glory fills Rev. Joint M. Neale, 1844 

393 O Lord, our God, arise Anon., 1800: enlarged in Wardlaiv s Sel. t 1803 

365 O Lord, Thy work revive See Revive Thy work, O Lord 

468 O Lord, turn not Thy face away Rev. John Marckant, 1561 : recast by 

Bishop Reginald Heber, pub I. 1 827 
644 O Love Divine, that stooped to share . . Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1859 
207 O love, how deep, how broad, how high Anon. (Latin, 15M century.) 

Tr. Rev. John M. Male, 1854 
126 O love of God, how strong and true .... Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1801 

568 O Love that wil/not let me go Rev. George Matheson, 1882 

193 O Master, let me walk with Thee . . . Rev. Washington Gladden, 1879 
205 O mean may seem this house of clay . . . .1 . Thomas H. Gill 1850 

622 O Mother dear, Jerusalem " F. B. P." in A/SS. of 16th or Ijth century : 

verse I, /. I, from W. Br id, 1585 

430 mystery of love Divine Thomas H. Gill, 1864 

603 O One with God the Father Bishop William W. How, 1 871 

623 Laradise, O Paradise Rev. Frederick W. Faber, 1 862: verse 4, added, 

Hy. Anc. and Mod., 1868 

228 O perfect life of love Rev. Sir Henry W. Baker, Bart., 1875 

685 perfect Love, all human thought Dorothy F. Blomficld, 1 883: doxology 

(Rev. John Ellerton, 1 875) added 

378 O praise our God to-day .... Rev. Sir He?iry W. Baker, Bart., 1861 
262 quickly come, dread Judge of all . . . Rev. Lawrence Tut tie tt, 1 854 
128 O render thanks to God above Tate and Brady's A T eiv Version, 1696, 1698 
679 O risen Christ, who from Thy throne . . . Rev. Louis F. Benson, 1891 
217 O sacred Head, now wounded Ascribed to Bernard of Clairvaux (1091- 

1 1 5 3 ) . Tr. Rev. Faul Gerhardt, 1 65 6 . 
Tr. Rev. James W. Alexander, 1 830 

161 O Saviour, precious Saviour Frances R. Havergal, 1S70 

203 O Son of man, Thyself hast proved See Lord, Thou in all things 

339 O Spirit of the living God James Montgomery, 1823 

355 O still in accents sweet and strong . . . Rev. Samuel Longfellow, 1S64 

387 O that the Lord's salvation Rev. Henry F. Lyie, 1834 

432 O the darkness, O the sorrow Thomas MacKellar, 18S6 

436 O the sweet wonders of that cross See Nature with open volume 

682 Thou, before whose presence ...... Rev. Samuel J. Stone, 1889 

721 O Thou, from whom all goodness flows Rev. Thomas Haweis, 1791 

( Text of 1792) 

576 Thou that hearest prayer J°h» Burton % Jr. x 1 824 

462 O Thou that hear' st when sinners cry Rev. /sane Watts, 1 7 19 

249 O Thou, the contrite sinners' Friend Charlotte Elliott, 1 8 j 5 : verse 5, / 

2, alt. 

221 O Thou, the Eternal Son of God William C. Dix, 1864 

381 Thou through suffering perfect made Bishop William W. How. 1871 
598 <) Thou, to who^c all-searching sight Count Nicolaus L. von Zin&ndorf, 

1 72 1 [verse .1. Rev. Johann A. 
Frevlin^hausen, 1704). Tr. Rev. 
John II esley, r 73S : vet se 3, /. 4, alt. 



flnbci of tftrst Xines 

Hymn 

676 O Thou, whose own vast temple stands See Thou, whose unmeasured 
658 O Throned, O Crowned with all. . . . Archbishop Edward IV. Benson, 

i860 : verse 4, //. 5-8, Rev. 
Benjamin II. Kennedy \ 1863 
§ O timely happy, timely wise See New every morning is the love 

592 O very God of very God Rev. John M Xeale, 1846 

426 O what, if we are Christ's . . . Rev. Sir Henry W. Baker, Bart., 1852 
307 O where are kings and empires now Bishop A. Cleveland Coxe, 1839: 

alt. and arr. 
igg O where is lie that trod the sea .... Rev. Thomas T. Lynch, 1855 

628 O where shall rest be found . .James Montgomery, 1818 ( Text of 1825) 
208 O who like Thee so calm, so bright . . Bishop A. Cleveland Coxe, 1840 
287 Word of God Incarnate ...... Bishop William W. How, 1 867 

113 O worship the King all-glorious above .... Sir Robert Grant, 1833 

192 O ye immortal throng Rev. Philip Doddridge, 1 737 

394 O'er the gloomy hills of darkness Rev. Wm. Williams, 1772 : verse I, re- 
written ; verse 2, /. 2, and verse 3, alt. 
360 Oft in danger, oft in woe First 10 //., Henry K. White, 1806: alt. Rev. 
Ed. Bickersteth, 1833, and Rev. W. J. Hall, 
1836: the remainder, Frances S. Colquhonn, 
1827 
200 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry Charles Coffin, 1736. Tr. Rev. 

John Chandler, 1837 
368 On our way rejoicing Rev. John S. B. Alonsell, 1863, 1873 : verse I, //. 
6, 8, alt. 

303 On the mountain's top appearing Rev. Thomas Kelly, 1802 

701 On wings of living light Bishop William W. Hoiv, 1872 

696 Once in royal David's city Cecil F. Alexander, 1848 

420 One sole baptismal sign . . George Robinson, 1842: verse 2, //. 5, 6, alt. 
614 One sweetly solemn thought .... Phoebe Cary, 1852 {Text of 1869) 

560 One there is, above all others Rev. John Newton, 1779 

370 Onward, Christian soldiers Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865 

56 Open now thy gates of beauty Rev. Benjamin Schmolck, 1 732. Tr. 

Catherine Winkworth, 1863 

267 Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed Harriet Auber, 1829 

31 Our day of praise is done Rev John E Iter ton, 1869, 1S71 

116 Our God, our Help in ages past Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19 

474 Out of the deep I call .... Rev. Sir Henry }\\ Baker, Bart., 1S68 

571 Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world Bishop Edward H. Bickersteth, 

1875 

317 People of the living God James Montgomery , 1S19 

49 Pleasant are Thy courts above Rev. Henry /■'. Lyte, 1834 

431 Plunged in a gulf of dark despair ...... Rev. I . 1707 

119 Praise, Lord, for Thee in Zion waits Rev. Henry F. Lyte, 1834: verse 

1, I. 1, alt. 
133 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven .... Rev Henry F. Lyte, 1834 

108 Praise the Lord, His glories show Kev. Henry /< Lyte t 

92 Praise the Lord: ye heavens adore Him Verses I, 2, Anon., c. 1S01 ; 

verse 3, Edward Osier, 1836 

661 Praise to God, immortal praise lnna L. Barbauld, 1772 

X X V 



fln&ex of jfirst %U\cs 

Hymn 

429 Praise to the Holiest in the height . . Cardinal John H. Nezvman, 1 865 

573 Prayer is the soul's sincere desire James Montgomery \ 1819 

712 Quiet, Lord, my froward heart- Rev. John Newton, 1779 

255 Rejoice, all ye believers Laurentius Laurenti, 1700. Tr. Sarah B. 

Eindlater, 1854 

142 Rejoice, the Lord is King Rev. Charles Wesley, 1744 

704 Rejoice, ye pure in heart Rev. Edward H. Plumptre, 1865 

443 Return, O wanderer, return Rev. William B. Collyer, 1812 

365 Revive Thy work, Lord Albert Midlane, 1858 

214 Ride on! ride on in majesty Rev, Henry II. Afilman, 1827 : verse I, /. 

3, alt. 
590 Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings .... Rev. Robert Seagrave, 1742 
478 Rock of Ages, cleft for me Rev. Augustus M. Toplady, 1776: verse 4, 

/. 2, alt., Rev. Thomas Cotter ill, 181 5 
81 Round the Lord in glory seated Bishop Richard Alan t, 1 837 

48 Safely through another week Rev. John A T e7vton, 1774: alt. 

434 Salvation ! O the joyful sound Rev. Isaac Watts, 1709 

73 Saviour, again to Thy dear Nam® we raise Rev John Ellerton, i860 

{Text of 1868) 

152 Saviour, blessed Saviour Rev. Godfrey Thring, 1862 

23 Saviour, breathe an evening blessing James Edmeston, 1820 

708 Saviour, like a shepherd lead us Anon., c. 1836 

399 Saviour, sprinkle many nations .... Bishop A. Cleveland Coxe, 185 1 

706 Saviour, teach me, day by day Jane E. Leeson, 1842 

371 Saviour, Thy dying love Rev. S Dry den Phelps, 1862 

470 Saviour, when in du^t to Thee Sir Robert Gra?it, 1 815 

34 Saviour, when night involves the skies Rev. Thomas Gisborne, 1803: 

verse 2, I. I, alt. 
308 Saviour, who Thv flock art feeding . . Rev. William A. Muhlenberg, 1826 
310 See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand . . Rev. Philip Doddridge, pubi. 1755 
246 See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph Bishop Christopher Wordswotth, 

1862 
322 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless Verses I, 2, 3, Anon. : verses 4,5, 

James Montgomery, 1825 
156 Shepherd of tender youth Ascribed to Clement of Alexandria ( -c. 220). 
Tr. Rev. Henry M. Dexter, 1 846 

459 Sinful, sighing to be blest Rev. John S. B. Monsell, 18^7 

424 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise Anon. {latin, c. $th century. ) Tr. 

Rev. John Ellerton, 1 865 ( Text of 
1868) 
182 Sing, O sing, this blessed morn . . Bishop Chris'opher Wordsworth. 1 862 

6 59 - s i n k r u > the Lord of harvest Rev. John S. />. Monsell, 1 866 

450 Sinners, turn ; why will ye die Rev, Charles Wesley, 1741 

643 Sleep thy last sleep Rev. Edward A. Dayman, 1 868 

373 So let our lips and lives express A\'7>. Isaac Watts, 1709: VCrse 2, I. 3, 

alt. 

29 Softly now the light of day Bishop George W. Drane, 1824 

342 Soldiers of Christ, arise Rev. Charles Wesley, 1 749 

xxvi 



ffn&ei of jfirst %i\\C3 

Hymn 

382 Soldiers of the cross, arise Bishop William W. How, 1 854 

362 Soldiers who to Christ belong Anon., Breviary of Lhdlons-sttr-A/ame, 

1736. Tr. Rev. Isaac Williams, 1839: 
recast in The Hymnary, 1872 

526 Sometimes a light surprises William Cowper, 1779 

578 Son of Man, to Thee I cry Bishop Richard Mant, 1828 : alt, and arr. 

Cooke and Dentuii Hymnal. 1853 

109 Songs of praise the angels sang James Montgomery, 18 19 

405 Soon may the last glad song arise Anon. Ascribed to Mrs. Vokes, 1816 
438 Souls of men, why will ye scatter See Was there ever kindest shepherd 
273 Spirit blest, who art adored .... Rev. Thomas B. Pollock (1836- ) 

52 Spirit Divine, attend our prayers Rev. Andrew Reed, 1829 

271 Spirit of God, descend upon my heart .... Rev. George Croly, 1854 
312 Stand, soldier of the cross .... Bishop Edvoard H. Bickersteth, 1870 

131 Stand up, and bless the Lord James Alontgomery, 1824 

507 Stand up, my soul ; shake off thy fears .... Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 

347 Stand up, stand up for Jesus ....... Rev. George Duffield, 1858 

703 Standing at the portal Frances R. Havergal, 1873 

69 Star of morn and even Francis T. Falgrave, 1862 

674 Star of peace to wanderers weary J ane C. Simpson, 1830 

76 Still with Thee, O my God Rev. Ja?nes D. Burns, 1 85 7 

16 Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear Rev. John Keble, 1 820 

640 Sunset and evening star Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1889 

535 Supreme in wisdom as in power Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707: alt. Scottish 

Trans, and Paraphs. , 1745, 1781 

510 Surrounded by unnumbered foes Gerald Mossey, 1869 

41 Sweet is the work, my God, my King Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 719 

584 Sweet is Thy mercy. Lord Rev. John S. B. Afonsell, 1862 

71 Sweet Saviour, ble^s us ere we go . . . Rev. Frederick W. Fader, 1 849 
218 Sweet the moments rich in blessing Rev. Walter Shirley, 1770 (based on 

Rev. James Allen, 1757): verse 3, 
/. 4, alt. 

491 Take me, my Fa' her. take me Rev. Ray Palmer, 1 864 

349 Take my life, and let it be Frances R. Havergal, 1874 

451 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said . . Rev, Charles W Everest. 183} 
716 Tarry with me, O my Saviour Caroline I. Smith, 18^3: recast in 

Plymouth Coll., 1 85 5, and Songs of the 
Church, 1862 
372 Teach me, my God and King Rev. George Herbert, 1633 : verses 2, 3, 

4, recast by Rev. John Wesley, 1 73S 
20 r Teac.li me, O Lord, Thy holy way . . Rev. William T. Mntsnn ^1,^3 3-) 
448 Tell me the old, old story . . /Catherine Ilankey, 1S66: refrain added 
624 Ten thousand times ten thousand Rev, Henry A I ford, 1867 

132 Thank and praise Jehovah's Name James Montgomery. 1S22 

260 That day of wrath, that dreadful day Thomas of Celano, iyh century. 

Tr. Sir Walter Scotl,^Bart., 1805 

250 'The atoning work is done Rev. Thomas Kelly. 1800 

304 The Church's one Foundation . Rev. Samuel J Stone 1866 

20 The day is gently sinking to a close Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 

1863 



J !■ 






9 



fln&ex ot tfirst alines 

Hymn 
i g The day is past and over Cento from early Greek Service Bk. Tr. Rev. 
John ~M. A T eale, 1 853, 1 862 

30 The day, O Lord, is spent Rev. John M. Xeale, 1842 

31 The day of praise is done See Our day of praise 

232 The day of resurrection John of Damascus (8th century'). Tr. Rev. 
John M. iVeale, 1862: verse I, /. I, all. 

26 The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended .... Rev. John Fllertun, 1870 
248 The eternal gates lift up their heads See The golden gates 

91 The God of Abraham praise Rev. Thomas Olivers, c. \,,o 

248 The goiden gates are lifted up Cecil F. Alexander, 1852, 1858 

141 The head that once was crowned with thorns Rev. Thomas K el ley, 1820 

292 The heavens declare Thy glory, Lord Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19 

512 The King of love my Shepherd Rev. Sir Henry W. Baker, Bart., 1868 

77 The Lord be with us as we bend Rev. John Ella ton, 1870 

117 The Lord descended from above See O God, my Strength 

99 The Lord is King! lift up thy voice Josiah Conder, 1824 

455 The Lord is rich and merciful Rev. Thomas T. Lynch, 1868 

544 The Lord my pasture shall prepare . Joseph Addison, 1 712 

537 The Lord my Shepherd is Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19 

522 The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want Scottish Psalter, 1650 : based on 

Francis Rous, Sir William 
Mure, and others 

386 The morning light is breaking Rev. Samuel F. Smith, 1832 

235 The morning purples all the sky Anon. (Latin, c. 6th century.) Tr. 

Rev. Alexander R. Thompson, 1867 
188 The race that long in darkness pined Rev. JoJui A/orison, 1781 

11 The radiant morn hath passed away .... Rev. Godfrey Thrin^, 1864 

632 The roseate hues of early dawn Cecil F. Alexander, 1852 

422 The saints of God ! their conflict past Archbishop William D. Maclagan, 

1870 

618 The sands of time are sinking Anne R. Cousin, 1857 

28 The shadows of the evening hours Adelaide Anne Procter, 1862 : verse 

4, /. 7, alt. 
242 The Son of David bowed to die . . Joseph Anstice, 1836: verse 3, arr. 
354 The Son of God goes forth to war . . Bishop Reginald Heber, pub!. 1 v j; 

98 The spacious firmament on high Joseph Addison, 171 2 

291 The Spirit breathes upon the word William Cowper y 177c) 

458 The Spirit in our hearts Bishop Henry U. Onderdonk. 1826 

240 The strife is o'er, the battle done Anon. {Latin) Tr. Rev. Francis 

Pott, 1 86 1 

12 Tin: sun is sinking fast Anon. (Latin.) Tr. Rev. Edward Caswall, 1858 
687 The voice that breathed o'er Eden Rev. John A'cble, 1857 : verse o, 

^, alt. 
629 The world is very evil Bernard of Cluny, c. I 1 45. Tr. Rev. John M. 
Neale, 1N58: verse 5, recast in Hy. Anc and 

Mod., iS6~i 
127 Thee will I love, my Strength, my Tower Johann Schefjlrr, 1 657. 7 r. 

Rev. John Wesley, 1 759 : 
verse 1. //. 5, 6, alt. 
617 There is a blessed hom*- . . . Re?'. Sir Henry W. Baker, Tart., 1S61 

435 There is a fountain filled with blood William Corcper, 1 772 

xxviii 



Hn&ei of ifirst Xines 

Hymn 

698 There is a green hill far away Cecil F. Alexander, 1848 

633 There is a land of pure delight Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707 

518 There is a safe and secret place Rev. Henry F. Lyte, 1834 

574 There is an eye that never sleeps Rev. James C. Wallace (c. 1 793-1 841) 

694 Thine are all the gifts, O God John G. Whittier, 1878 

198 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old . . Rev. Edward II. Plumptre, 1864 

316 Thine for ever! God of love Mary F. Maude, 1847 

43 This day, at Thy creating word . . Bishop William W. How, 1854, 187 1 

45 This is the day of light Rev. John Ellerto7i, 1807 

37 This is the day the Lord hath made Rev. Isaac Walls y 17 19 

32 This night, O Lord, we bless Thee .... Rev. James D. Burns, 1856 

264 Thou art coming, O my Saviour Frances R. Havergal, 1 873 

247 Thou art gone up on high Emma L. Toke, 1851 

724 Thou art my Hiding-place, O Lord .... Rev. Thomas Raffles, 1833 
210 Thou art the Way : to Thee alone . . . Bishop George W. £>oane, 1824 
487 Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly Emily E. S. Elliott, 1864 
596 Thou hidden Love of God, whose height Gerhard Tersleegen, 1 7 29. 

Tr. Rev. John Wesley, 1736 
[Text of 1780) 

717 Thou knowest, Lord, the weariness and Jane Borthwick, 1859 

123 Thou, Lord, art Love; and everywhere . . Rev. James D. Burns, 1858 
375 Thou Lord of life, our saving Health . . Rev. Samuel Longfellow, i8h6 

195 Thou say'st, Take up thy cross Francis T. Palgrave, 1S65 

402 Thou, whose almighty word Rev. John Marriott, c. 1813 : vene 4, /. I, 

alt. 
676 Thou, whose unmeasured temple stands . . William Cullen Bryant, 1820 

215 Throned upon the awful tree Rev. John Ellerton, 1875 

115 Through all the changing scenes of life Tate and Brady's A^ew Version, 

1696, 1698 
350 Through good report and evil, Lord .... Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1866 
15 Through the day Thy love has spared us Rev. Ihomas Kelly, 1 806. 

Doxolgy added 
418 Through the night of doubt and sorrow Bernhardt S. Ingemann, 1825. 

Tr. Rev. Sabine Baring- Gould, 

1867, 1S75 

404 Thy kingdom come, O God Rev. Lewis Hensley, 1S67 

433 Ihv life was given for me Frances R. Havergal, 1858: recast, Church 

Hymns, 1871 

529 Thy way, not mine, O Lord Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1S57 

604 'Tis by the faith of joys to come Rev. Isaac Watts, 1 709 

138 'Tis for conquering kings to gain Anon. Paris Breviary, 1 736. Tr. 

Rev. John Chandler , 1 837 
222 'Tis midnight ; and on Olive's brow .... William B. Tappan. \^iz 
454 To-day the Saviour calls Rrv. Samuel F. Smith, 1 83 1 : alt. Thomas 

Hastings 

447 To-day Thy mercy calls me Oswald Alton, 1861 

144 To Him who for our sins was slain . . . Rev, Arthur I\ Russell, 1S51 

457 To-morrow, Lord, is Thine Rev. Philip Doddridge, pull. 1755 

147 To our Redeemer's glorious Name 4nne Steele, 1760 

236 To Thee, and to Thy Christ, O God Anne A'oss Cousin, 1S76 

274 To Thee, O Comforter Divine Frances R. Havergal, 1872 

xxix 



1fn&ei of first alines 



Hymn 

548 To Thee, O dear, dear Saviour .... Rev. John S. B. Monsell, 1863 

657 To Thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise William C. Dix, 1864 

668 To Thee, our God, we fly Bishop William W. How, 1 87 1 

50 To Thy temple I repair James Montgomery, 181 2 

305 Triumphant Zion, lift thy head Rev. Philip Doddridge, pub I. 1755: 

verse 4, all. 

636 Upward, where the stars are burning . . . Rev. Hor alius Bonar, 1866 

514 Wait, my soul, upon the Lord .... William F. Lloyd (1791-1853) 
261 Wake, awake, for night is flying Rev. Philip Nicolai, 1 599. Tr. Cath- 
erine Winkworth, 1858, 1863 
605 Walk in the light: so shalt thou know .... Bernard Barton, 1826 
438 Was there ever kindest shepherd . . . Rev. Frederick W. Fader, 1854 

392 Watchman, tell us of the night Sir John Bowrmg, 1825^ 

607 We bless Thee for Thy peace, O God Anon. ' 

408 We come unto our fathers' God Thomas H. Gill. 1868 

376 W T e give Thee but Thine own Bishop William W. How. 1864 

472 We have not known Thee as we ought Rev. Tho?nas B. Pollock, 1889 
709 We plough the fields and scatter Matthias Claudius, 1782. Tr. Jane 

M Campbell, 1 86 1 
616 We sing His love, who once Anon, in Suppl. to Rev. Rowland Hilts Ps. 

and Hy., 1796 (ascribed to him) 

471 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin . . Rev. Samuel J. Stone, 1866 

220 Weep not for Him who onward bears . . Rev. Thomas B. Pollock, 1870 

38 Welcome, delightful morn . . " Hay ward," in DobelVs Selection, 1806 

231 Welcome, happy morning ! . . Venantius H. C. Fortunatus (c. 530-609) : 

arr. Tr. Rev. John Ellerton, 1868 
44 Welcome, sweet day of rest Rev. Isaac Watts, 1709 : verse 4, //. 3, 4, alt. 

412 What are these in bright arrav James Montgomery \ 1S19 

191 What grace, O Lord, and beauty . . . Sir Edward Denny, Bart.* 1839 

68 What shall I render to my God Rev. Isaac Wads, 17 19 

135 When all Thy mercies, O my God Joseph Addison, 17 12 

579 When cold our hearts, and far from . . . Rev. John S. B Monsell, 1837 
543 When gathering clouds around I view Sir Robert Grant, 1S06 (Text 

oj 1812) 

697 When, His salvation bringing Rev. John King t 1830 

588 When I can rend my title clear Rev. Isaac JVatts, 1707 

223 When I survey the wondrous cross Rc7>. Isaac Watts, 1 707 

145 When morning gilds the skies Anon. (German.) Ir. Rev. Edward 

CaswalL 1S53, 1858 
641 When our heads are bowed with woe /\Vr\ Henry II. Mil man, 1827 : 

verse 3, //. 1, 2; /. 4, of each 
verse, alt. 
645 When the dark waves round us roll . . Bishop William W Flow, 1864 
575 When the weary, seeking rest .... Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1866 

626 When this passing world is done . . . Rev Robert M McCkeyne, 1837 
251 Where high the heavenly temple Michael Bruce, publ. 1 7 S 1 : verse 1, 

/ 4, verse 2. II. 1, }, 4, alt. Scottish 
Trans, and Paraphrs. 
181 While shepherds watched their flocks Nahum I ate, 1702 

XXX 



IFn&ei of jfitst Xines 

Hymn 

520 While Thee I seek, protecting Power .... Helen M. Williams, 1786 

649 While with ceaseless course the sun Rev. John New/on, 1774 

407 Who are these like stars appearing Rev. Heinrich V. Schenk, 171 9. 

Tr. Frances E. Cox, 1841, 1864 

358 Who is on the Lord's side Frances R. Havergal % 1877 

164 Who is this that comes from Edom Rev. Thomas Kelly, 1809 

523 Who trusts in God, a strong abode Verse I, Rev. Joachim Magdeburg, 

1572: verses 2, 3, Anon., 1 597. 
Tr. Rev. Benjamin II. Kennedy, 
1863: alt. Bishop \V»i. If. J low, 
1864 
464 With broken heart and contrite sigh .... Rev. Cornelius Elven, 1852 
in W 7 ith glory clad, with strength arrayed Tate and Brady s New Version, 

1696, 1698 

94 With songs and honors sounding loud Rev. Isaac Watts, 17 19 

646 With tearful eyes I look around Cha?'lotte Elliott, 1841 

680 With the sweet word of peace George Watson, 1867 : alt. Church Ily., 

1871 
76 With Thee, my Lord, my God See Still with Thee, O my God 

359 W 7 orkfor the night is coming Anna L. Coghill, c. i860: alt. 

396 Ye Christian heralds, go proclaim Rc7>. Bourne H. Draper, 1803: 

verse 1, 11. 1, 3, verse 2, /. 1, alt. 
62 Ye holy angels bright Rev. Richard Baxter, 1681 : recast by Rev. 
Richard R. Chope, 1857 
154 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim Rev. Charles Wesley, 1744: 

verse 3, line 3, alt. 

343 Ye servants of the Lord Rev. Philip Doddridge, J>ubl. 1755 

456 Yet there is room : the Lamb's bright hall Rrv. Horatius Bonar, 1879 
539 Your harps, ye trembling saints . . . Rev. Augustus M. Toplady, 1 7 72 

329 ZiON, to thy Saviour singing Thomas Aquinas, c. 1260. Tr. Rev. 

Alexander R. Thompson, 1883 



1Infce.r of ancient Mgmns an& Canticles 



1 Benedic, Anima Mea. 


1 1 Levavi Oculos. 


2 Venite, Exultemus Domino. 


12 The Earth Is the Lord's. 


3 Te Deum Laudamus. 


13 Deus Misereatur. 


4 Gloria in Excels. 


14 Sanctus. 


5 Benedictus. 


15 Christ our Passover. 


6 Magnificat. 


16 Responses to the Command- 


7 Jubilate Deo. 


ments. 


8 Bonum Est Confiteri. 


17 Lord, Let Me Know Mine End. 


9 Cantate Domino. 


18 The 90th Psalm. 


Nunc Dimittis. 


19 At the Baptism of Infants. 






TLfte Xor&'s prater 

OUR FATHER which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy 
Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth 
as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; 
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors j 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from 
evil; for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the 
glory, for ever. amen. 



Ube Uen Commandments 

GOD spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, 
which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the 
house of bondage. 

I. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. 

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or 
any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in 
the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth : thou 
shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them : for I the 
Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the 
fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation 
of them that hate Me ; and showing mercy unto thousands of 
them that love Me, and keep My commandments. 

III. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in 
vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His 
Name in vain. 

IV. Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days 
shalt thou labor, and do all thy work : but the seventh day is the 
Sabbath of the Lord thy God ; in it thou shalt not do any work, 
thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man servant, nor thy 
maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy 
gates ; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, 
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day : wherefore 
the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. 



TEbe apostles' Gree& 

V. Honor thy father and thy mother : that thy days may 
be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 

VI. Thou shalt not kill. 

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. 

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. 

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt 
not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid- 
servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's. 



HEAR also the words of our Lord Jesus, how He saith : Thou 
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy 
soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great com- 
mandment. And the second is like unto it : Thou shalt love 
thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all 
the law and the prophets. 



Uhe Bpostles' Greefc 

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven 
and earth : 

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord ; who was con- 
ceived by the Holy Ghost ; born of the Virgin Mary ; suffered 
under Pontius Pilate ; was crucified, dead, and buried ; He de- 
scended into hell ;* the third day He rose again from the dead ; 
He ascended into heaven ; and sitteth on the right hand of God 
the Father Almighty ; from thence He shall come to judge the 
quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holv Ghost ; the holy Catholic Church ; the 
Communion of Saints ; the Forgiveness of sins ; the Resurrection 
of the body; and the Life everlasting. Amen. 



* i.e. Continued in the state of the dead and under the power of death until 
the third day. 



©petting Sentences 

LET Israel hope in the Lord : for with the Lord there is 
mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption. 

My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord ; in the 
morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up. 



I WILL come into Thy house in the multitude of Thy mercy; 
and in Thy fear will I worship toward Thy holy temple. 

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, 
be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my 
Redeemer. 

OUR help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and 
earth. 

Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there 
am I in the midst of them. 



IF we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the 
truth is not in us. 

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our 
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 



WE have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with 
the feeling of our infirmities ; but was in all points tempted like 
as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto 
the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace 
to help in time of need. 



I WILL arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, 
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am 
QO more worthy to be railed thy son. 

Enter not into judgment with Thy servant: for in Thy sight 
shall no man living be justified. 



THE sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a 
contrite heart, () God, Thou wilt not despise. 

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the 
Lord. 



Opening Sentences 

RETURN unto thy rest, O my soul ; for the Lord hath dealt 
bountifully with thee. 

Abide with us : for it is toward evening, and the day is far 
spent. 

LORD, I cry unto Thee : make haste unto me ; give ear unto 
my voice, when I cry unto Thee. 

Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense \ and the 
lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 

i 



THE hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers 
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth : for the Father 
seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit : and they that 
worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. 



BLESSED is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to 
approach unto Thee, that he may dwell in Thy courts : we shall 
be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, even of Thy holy 
temple. 

THE Lord is in His holy temple : let all the earth keep 
silence before Him. 

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : fear before 
Him all the earth. 



IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing 
praises unto Thy name, O Most High: to show forth Thy 
loving-kindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night. 

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the 
desires of thine heart. 



THE Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all 
that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them 
that fear Him : He also will hear their cry, and will save them. 

O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come. 



HYMNS 



TIMES OF WORSHIP 

fIDorninQ 

7.7.7.7.7.7. 

EVERY morning mercies new 
Fall as fresh as morning dew ; 
Every morning let us pay 
Tribute with the early day : 
For Thy mercies, Lord, are sure ; 
Thy compassion doth endure. 

2 Still the greatness of Thy love 
Daily doth our sins remove ; 
Daily, far as east from west, 
Lifts the burden from the breast ; 
Gives unbought to those who pray 
Strength to stand in evil day. 

3 Let our prayers each morn prevail, 
That these gifts may never fail ; 
And, as we confess the sin 

And the tempter's power within, 
Every morning, for the strife, 
Feed us with the Bread of Life. 

4 As the morning light returns, 
As the sun with splendor burns, 
Teach us still to turn to Thee, 
Ever-blessed Trinity, 

With our hands our hearts to raise, 
In unfailing prayer and praise. 



1 



nQomina 

C. M. 

OGOD, before Thy sun's bright beams 
All night's dark shadows fly ; 
So on the soul Thy mercy gleams, 
And doubts and terrors die. 

2 So freshly falls Thy heaven-sent grace 

As morning's gladdening breath ; 
Gives light to all to seek Thy face, 
And guides in life and death. 

3 O holy light ! O light of God ! 

O light unseen below, 
Which fills the courts of Thine abode, 
Which there the blest shall know ! 

4 Swift comes the hour when none can toil, 

Short is the rugged way : 
Teach us our lamps to fill with oil, 
Whilst it is called to-day. 

5 Then we shall see that glorious light 

Which to the saints is driven, 
So sweet, so fair, so passing bright, 
The eternal morn of heaven. 

6 O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

O holy One in Three, 
Grant us, with all Thy glorious host, 
To share that morn with Thee. 

C. M. 

LORD, in the morning Thou shalt hear 
My voices ascending high ; 
To Thee will I direct my prayer, 
To Thee lift up mine eye : 



morning 

2 Up to the hills, where Christ is gone 

To plead for all His saints, 
Presenting at His Father's throne 
Our songs and our complaints. 

3 Thou art a God before whose sight 

The wicked shall not stand ; 
Sinners shall ne'er be Thy delight, 
Xor dwell at Thy right hand. 

4 But to Thy house will I resort, 

To taste Thy mercies there ; 
I will frequent Thy holy court, 
And worship in Thy fear. 

5 O may Thy Spirit guide my feet 

In ways of righteousness ; 
Make every path of duty straight 
And plain before my face. 



AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun 
Thy daily stage of duty run : 
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise 
To pay thy morning sacrifice. 

Thy precious time misspent redeem ; 
Each present day thy last esteem ; 
Improve thy talent with due care ; 
For the great day thyself prepare. 

By influence of the light Divine 
Let thy own light to others shine ; 
Reflect all heaven's propitious rays 

In ardent love and cheerful praise. 

3 



L. M. 



fmorntng 

4 Wake and lift up thyself, my heart, 
And with the angels bear thy part, 
Who all night long, unwearied, sine 
High praise to the Eternal King. 

5 All praise to Thee, who safe hast kept, 
And hast refreshed me whilst I slept : 
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, 
I may of endless light partake. 

6 Direct, control, suggest, this day, 
All I design, or do, or say ; 

That all my powers, with all their might, 
In Thy sole glory may unite. 

7 Praise God from whom all blessings How ; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host : 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

L. M. 

O JESUS, Lord of heavenly grace, 
Thou Brightness of Thy Father's face, 

Thou Fountain of eternal light, 

Whose beams disperse the shades of night : 

2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love, 
Shower down Thy radiance from above, 
And to our inward hearts convey 

The 1 Ioly Spirit's cloudless ray. 

3 May He our actions deign to bless, 
And looser the bonds of wickedness; 
From sudden falls our feet defend, 
And bring us to a prosperous end. 

4 



fmorning 

4 May faith, deep rooted in the soul, 
Subdue our flesh, our minds control ; 
May guile depart, and discord cease, 
And all within be joy and peace. 

5 O hallowed be the approaching day ; 
Let meekness be our morning ray ; 
And faithful love our noonday light ; 
And hope our sunset, calm and bright. 

6 ( ) Christ, with each returning morn 
Thine image to our hearts is borne : 
O may we ever clearly see 

Our Saviour and our God in Thee. 



6 L. M. 

EW every morning is the love 

Our wakening and uprising prove ; 
Through sleep and darkness safely brought, 
Restored to life, and power, and thought. 



N 



2 New mercies, each returning day, 
Hover around us while we pray ; 
New perils past, new sins forgiven, 

New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. 

3 If, on our daily course, our mind 
Be set to hallow all we find, 

New treasures still, of countless price, 
God will provide lor sacrifice. 

4 The trivial round, the common task, 
Will furnish all we ought to ask ; 
Room to deny ourselves, a road 

To bring us daily nearer God. 

5 



fmorning 

5 Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love, 
Fit us for perfect rest above, 
And help us, this and every day, 
To live more nearly as we pray. 



7-7-7-7- 



AS the sun doth daily rise, 
Brightening all the morning skies, 
So to Thee with one accord 
Lift we up our hearts, O Lord ! 

2 Day by day provide us food, 

For from Thee come all things good : 
Strength unto our souls afford 
From Thy living Bread, O Lord ! 

3 Be our Guard in sin and strife ; 
Be the Leader of our life ; 
Lest like sheep we stray abroad, 
Stay our wayward feet, O Lord ! 

4 Quickened by the Spirit's grace 
All Thy holy will to trace, 
While we daily search Thy word, 
Wisdom true impart, O Lord ! 

5 When the sun withdraws his light, 
When we seek our beds at night, 
Thou, by sleepless hosts adored, 
Hear the prayer of faith, O Lord! 

6 Praise we, with the heavenly host, 
lather, Son, and Holy Ghost; 
Thee would we with one accord 
Praise and magnify, O Lord! 





morning 

Q ii.io.ii.io. 

^TOW, when the dusky shades of night, re- 
< treating 

Before the sun's red banner, swiftly flee ; 
Xow, when the terrors of the dark are fleeting, 
O Lord, we lift our thankful hearts to Thee : 

2 To Thee, whose word, the fount of light unsealing, 

When hill and dale in thickest darkness lay, 
Awoke bright rays across the dim earth stealing, 
And bade the even and morn complete the day. 

3 Look from the tower of heaven, and send to 

cheer us 
Thy light and truth, to guide us onward still ; 
Still let Thy mercy, as of old, be near us, 
Aid lead us safely to Thy holy hill. 

4 In vain to labor, unless Thou be with him, 

Man goeth forth through all the weary day ; 
In vain his strife, in vain his toil unceasing, 
Unless Thy staff bring comfort on his way. 

5 Thou, who hast made the north and south, watch 

o'er us ; 
Thou, in whose Name the lonely ones rejoice, 
Still let Thy cloudy pillar glide before us, 
Still let us listen for Thy warning voice. 

6 So, when that morn of endless light is waking. 

And shades of evil from its splendors flee, 
Safe may we rise, the earth's dark breast for- 
saking. 
Through all the long bright day to dwell with 
Thee. 

7 



mottling 

9 7-7.7-7-7.7- 

CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies, 
Christ, the true, the only Light, 
Sun of Righteousness, arise, 

Triumph o'er the shades of night ; 
Day-spring from on high, be near ; 
Day-star, in my heart appear. 

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn, 

Unaccompanied by Thee ; 
Joyless is the day's return 

Till Thy mercy's beams I see ; 
Till they inward light impart, 
Glad my eyes and warm my heart. 

3 Visit, then, this soul of mine ; 

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief; 
Fill me, Radiancy Divine ; 

Scatter all my unbelief; 
More and more Thyself display, 
Shining to the perfect day. 

10 8.4.7.8.4.7. 

COME, my soul, thou must be waking ; 
Now is breaking 
O'er the earth another day: 
Come to Him who made this splendor , 
Sec thou render 

All thy feeble powers can pay. 

2 Pray that I le may prosper ever 
Each endeavor, 

When thine aim is good and true ; 
But that I le may ever thwart thee, 
And convert thee, 

When thou evil wouldst pursue. 

8 



afternoon 

3 Think that He thy ways beholdeth ; 
He unfoldeth 

Every fault that lurks within ; 
Every stain of shame glossed over 
Can discover, 

And discern each deed of sin. 

4 Mayest thou on life's last morrow, 
Free from sorrow, 

Pass away in slumber sweet ; 
And, released from death's dark sadness, 
Rise in gladness, 

That far brighter Sun to greet. 

5 Only God's free gifts abuse not, 
Light refuse not, 

But His Spirit's voice obey ; 
Thou with Him shalt dwell, beholding 
Light enfolding 

All things in unclouded day. 



afternoon 

11 8.8.8.4 

THE radiant morn hath passed away, 
And spent too soon her golden store ; 
The shadows of departing day 
Creep on once more. 

2 Our life is but a fading dawn ; 

Its glorious noon how quickly past : 
Lead us, ( ) Christ, when all is gone. 
Safe home at last. 



Hftetnoon 

3 O by Thy soul-inspiring grace 

Uplift our hearts to realms on high ; 
Help us to look to that bright place 
Beyond the sky, 

4 Where light, and life, and joy, and peace, 

In undivided empire reign, 
And thronging angels never cease 
Their deathless strain ; 

5 Where saints are clothed in spotless white, 

And evening shadows never fall, 
Where Thou, Eternal Light of Light, 
Art Lord of all. 

12 6.4.6.6. 

THE sun is sinking fast, 
The daylight dies ; 
Let love awake, and pay 
Her evening sacrifice. 

2 As Christ, upon the cross 

In death reclined, 
Into His Lather's hands 
His parting soul resigned ; 

3 So now herself my soul 

Would wholly give 
Into His sacred charge, 
In whom all spirits live; 



4 So now beneath I lis eye 
Would calmly rest, 
Without a wish or thought 
Abiding in the breast, 



Hfternoott 

5 Save that His will be done, 
Whate'er betide ; 

Dead to herself, and dead 
In Him. to all beside. 

6 Thus would I live ; yet now 
Not I, but He 

In all His power and love 
Henceforth alive in me, 

7 One sacred Trinity, 
One Lord Divine ; 

Myself for ever His, 
And He for ever mine ! 

CM. 

S now the sun's declining rays 
Towards the eve descend, 
E'en so our years are sinking down 
To their appointed end. 



A s 



2 Lord, on the cross Thine arms were stretched 

To draw us to the sky ; 
( ) grant us then that cross to love, 
And in those arms to die. 

3 To God the Father, God the Son, 

And God the Holy Ghost, 
All glory be from saints on earth, 
And from the angfel host. 



ii 



evening 

14 IT. II. II. 5. 

NOW God be with us, for the night is closing : 
The light and darkness are of His disposing ; 
And 'neath His shadow here to rest we yield us, 
For He will shield us. 

2 Let evil thoughts and spirits flee before us ; 
Till morning cometh, watch, O Master, o'er us ; 
In soul and body Thou from harm defend us, 

Thine angels send us. 

3 Let holy thoughts be ours when sleep o'ertakes 

us ; 
Our earliest thoughts be Thine when morning 

wakes us ; 
All day serve Thee, in all that we are doing 
Thy praise pursuing. 

4 As Thy beloved, soothe the sick and weeping, 
And bid the prisoner lose his griefs in sleeping ; 
Widows and orphans, we to Thee commend them, 

Do Thou befriend them. 

5 We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us, 
Save Thee, Father, who Thine own hast made 

us ; 
Hut Thy dear presence will not leave them lonely, 
Who seek Thee only. 

6 Father, Thy Name be praised, Thy kingdom given, 
Thy will be done on earth as 'tis in heaven ; 
Keep ns in life, forgive our sins, deliver 

Us now and ever. 



Evening 

15 8.7.8.7.7.7. 

THROUGH the day Thy love has spared us, 
Now we lay us down to rest ; 
Through the silent watches guard us ; 

Let no foe our peace molest : 
Jesus, Thou our Guardian be ; 
Sweet it is to trust in Thee. 

2 Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers, 

Dwelling in the midst of foes, 
Us and ours preserve from dangers ; 

In Thine arms may we repose ; 
And, when life's brief day is past, 
Rest with Thee in heaven at last. 

3 Triune God, let all adore Thee, 

Saints on earth, and saints in heaven ; 
Every creature bow before Thee, 

Who hast all their being given ; 
Who dost seek and save the lost ; 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

16 L. M. 

SUN of my soul, Thou Saviour dear, 
It is not night if Thou be near ; 
O may no earth-born cloud arise 
To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes. 

2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep 
My wearied eyelids gently steep, 

Be my last thought, how sweet to rest 
For ever on my Saviour's breast. 

3 Abide with me from morn till eve, 
For without Thee I cannot live ; 
Abide with me when night is nigh, 
For without Thee I dare not die. 

13 



Evening 

4 If some poor wandering child of Thine 
Have spurned to-day the voice Divine, 
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin ; 
Let him no more lie down in sin. 

5 Watch by the sick ; enrich the poor 
With blessings from Thy boundless store ; 
Be every mourner's sleep to-night, 

Like infants' slumbers, pure and light. 

6 Come near and bless us when we wake, 
Ere through the world our way we take, 
Till in the ocean of Thy love 

We lose ourselves in heaven above. 

17 L. M. 

ALL praise to Thee, my God, this night, 
For all the blessings of the light ; 
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, 
Beneath Thy own almighty wings. 

2 Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, 
The ill that I this day have done ; 
That with the world, myself, and Thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed ; 

To die that this vile body may 
Rise glorious at the awful day. 

4 O may my soul on Thee repose, 

And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close; 
Sleep that may me more vigorous make 
To serve my God when I awake. 

14 



5 When in the night I sleepless lie, 

My soul with heavenly thoughts supply ; 
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest, 
No powers of darkness me molest. 

6 O when shall I in endless day 
For ever chase dark sleep away, 
And hymns with the supernal choir 
Incessant sing, and never tire ! 



18 I M. 

LIGHT of life, O Saviour dear, 
Before we sleep bow down Thine ear 
Through dark and day, o'er land and sea, 
We have no other hope but Thee. 



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2 Oft from Thy royal road we part, 
Lost in the mazes of the heart : 

Our lamps put out, our course forgot, 
We seek for God, and find Him not. 

3 What sudden sunbeams cheer our sight ! 
What dawning risen upon the night ! 
Thou giv'st Thyself to us, and we 

Find guide and path and all in Thee. 

4 Through day and darkness, Saviour dear, 
Abide with us, more nearly near ; 

Till on Thy face we lift our eyes, 
The Sun of God's own Paradise. 

5 Praise God, our Maker and our Friend ; 
Praise Him through time, till time shall end ; 
Till psalm and song His Name adore 

Through heaven's great day of evermore. 



T 



Evening 

19 7.6.7.6.8.8. 

*HE day is past and over : 

All thanks, O Lord, to Thee ; 
I pray Thee that offenceless 

The hours of dark may be. 
O Jesus, keep me in Thy sight, 
And save me through the coming night. 

2 The joys of day are over : 
I lift my heart to Thee, 

And call on Thee that sinless 

The hours of gloom may be. 
O Jesus, make their darkness light, 
And save me through the coming night. 

3 The toils of day are over : 
I raise the hymn to Thee, 

And ask that free from peril 
The hours of fear may be. 

Jesus, keep me in Thy sight, 
And guard me through the coming night. 

4 Lighten mine eyes, O Saviour, 
Or sleep in death shall I, 

And he, my wakeful tempter, 

Triumphantly shall cry, 
" He could not make their darkness light, 
Nor guard them through the: hours of night/' 

5 Be Thou my soul's Preserver, 
O God, for Thou dost know 

1 low main' arc the perils 
Through which I have to go. 

Lover of men, ( ) hear my call, 
And guard and save me from them all. 
16 



Evening 

20 IO. IO. IO. IO. IO. IO. 

THE day is gently sinking to a close, 
Fainter and yet more faint the sunlight 
gflows : 
O Brightness of Thy Father's glory, Thou 
Eternal Li^ht of Light, be with us now : 
Where Thou art present darkness cannot be ; 
Midnight is glorious noon, O Lord, with Thee. 

2 Our chanceful lives are ebbing to an end ; 
Onward to darkness and to death we tend : 

O Conqueror of the grave, be Thou our Guide, 
Be Thou our Light in death's dark eventide ; 
Then in our mortal hour will be no gloom, 
No stino- in death, no terror in the tomb. 

3 Thou, who in darkness walking didst appear 
Upon the waves, and Thy disciples cheer, 
Come, Lord, in lonesome days, when storms 

assail, 
And earthly hopes and human succors fail ; 
When all is dark, may we behold Thee nigh, 
And hear Thy voice, 4l Fear not, for it is I." 

4 The weary world is mouldering to decay. 
Its glories wane, its pageants fade away . 

In that last sunset, when the stars shall fall, 
May we arise, awakened by Thy call, 
With Thee, O Lord, for ever to abide 
In that blest day which has no eventide. 

21 I- M 

AT even, ere the sun was set, 
The sick, () Lord, around Thee lay; 
O in what divers pains they met! 
( ) with what joy they went away ! 

2 17 



TEvemwQ 

2 Once more 'tis eventide, and we, 

Oppressed with various ills, draw near : 
What if Thy form we cannot see ? 

We know and feel that Thou art here. 

3 O Saviour Christ, our woes dispel : 

For some are sick, and some are sad, 
And some have never loved Thee well, 
And some have lost the love they had ; 

4 And none, O Lord, have perfect rest, 

For none are wholly free from sin ; 
And they who fain would serve Thee best 
Are conscious most of wrong within. 

5 O Saviour Christ, Thou too art Man, 

Thou hast been troubled, tempted, tried ; 
Thy kind but searching glance can scan 
The very wounds that shame would hide. 

6 Thy touch has still its ancient power ; 

No word from Thee can fruitless fall : 
Hear in this solemn evening hour, 
And in Thy mercy heal us all. 

22 L. M. 

AGAIN, as evening's shadow falls, 
We gather in these hallowed walls ; 
And vesper hymn and vesper prayer 
Rise mingling on the holy air. 

2 May struggling hearts that seek release 
Here find the rest of God's own peace ; 
And, strengthened here by hymn and prayer, 
Lay down the burden and the care. 

18 



Evening 

3 O God, our Light, to Thee we bow ; 
Within all shadows standest Thou ; 
Give deeper calm than night can bring ; 
Give sweeter songs than lips can sing. 

4 Life's tumult we must meet again ; 
We cannot at the shrine remain ; 
But in the spirit's secret cell 

May hymn and prayer for ever dwell. 



23 s.7.8.7. 

^AVIOUR, breathe an evening blessing, 
Ere repose our spirits seal ; 
Sin and want we come confessing : 

Thou canst save, and Thou canst heal. 



s- 



2 Though the night be dark and dreary, 

Darkness cannot hide from Thee ; 
Thou art He who, never weary, 
Watchest where Thy people be. 

3 Though destruction walk around us, 

Though the arrow past us ily, 
Angel-guards from Thee surround us ; 
We are safe if Thou art nigh. 

4 Should swift death this night o'ertake us, 

And our couch become our tomb, 
May the morn in heaven awake us, 
Clad in light and deathless bloom. 

24 IO. TO. IO. TO. 

ABIDE with me : fast falls the eventide ; 
The darkness deepens ; Lord, with me abide : 
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, 
Help o( the helpless, O abide with me. 

19 



Evening 

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day ; 
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away ; 
Change and decay in all around I see ; 

Thou who changest not, abide with me. 

3 I need Thy presence every passing hour ; 
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's 

power ? 
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be ? 
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me. 

4 I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless : 
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness. 
Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy victory? 

1 triumph still, if Thou abide w T ith me. 

5 Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes ; 
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the 

skies : 
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain 

shadows flee : 
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. 



25 Q. M. 

LL praise to Him who dwells in bliss, 
Who made both day and night; 
Whose throne is darkness, in th' abyss 
( )f uncreated light. 



A' 



2 Each thought and deal His piercing eyes 
With strictest search survey ; 
The deepest shades no more disguise 
Than the full blaze of day. 



Evening 

3 Whom Thou dost guard, O King of kings, 

No evil shall molest : 
Under the shadow of Thy wings, 
Shall they securely rest. 

4 Thy angels shall around their beds 

Their constant stations keep : 
Thy faith and truth shall shield their heads, 
For Thou dost never sleep. 

5 May we, with calm and sweet repose 

And heavenly thoughts refreshed, 
Our eyelids with the morn's unclose, 
And bless the Ever-bless'd. 

26 9.8.9. 

THE day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended, 
The darkness falls at Thy behest ; 
To Thee our morning hymns ascended, 
Thy praise shall hallow now our rest. 

2 We thank Thee that Thy Church unsleeping", 

While earth rolls onward into li^ht, 
Through all the world her watch is keeping, 
And rests not now by day or night. 

3 As o'er each continent and island 

The dawn leads on another daw 
The voice of prayer is never silent, 
Nor dies the strain of praise away. 

4 The sun, that bids us rest, is waking 

Our brethren 'neath the western sky, 

And hour by hour fresh lips are making 

Thy wondrous doings heard on high. 



Boentng 

5 So be it, Lord ; Thy throne shall never, 
Like earth's proud empires, pass away ; 
But stand, and rule, and grow for ever, 
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway. 



27 C. M. 

OW from the altar of my heart 
Let incense-flames arise : 
Assist me, Lord, to offer up 



N' 



3 



Mine evening sacrifice. 



2 Awake, my love ! awake, my joy ! 
Awake, my heart and tongue ! 
Sleep not : when mercies loudly call, 
Break forth into a song. 



This day God was my Sun and Shieid, 
My Keeper and my Guide ; 

His care was on my frailty shown, 
His mercies multiplied. 

4 Minutes and mercies multiplied 

1 lave made up all this day : 
Minutes came quick, but mercies were 
More fleet and free than they. 

5 New time, new favor, and new joys 

I )o a new song require : 
Till I shall praise Thee as I would, 
Accept my heart's desire. 

6 Lord of my time 4 , whose hand hath set 

New time upon my score, 
Then shall 1 praise for all my time, 
When time shall be no more. 



T 



Evening 

C. M. D. 
*HE shadows of the evening hours 
Fall from the darkening sky ; 
Upon the fragrance of the flowers 

The dews of evening lie : 
Before Thy throne, O Lord of heaven, 

We kneel at close of day ; 
Look on Thy children from on high, 
And hear us while we pray. 

2 The sorrows of Thy servants, Lord, 
O do not Thou despise, 

But let the incense of our prayers 

Before Thy mercy rise. 
The brightness Q f the coming nicrht 

Upon the darkness rolls ; 
With hopes of future glory chase 

The shadows from our souls. 

3 Slowly the rays of daylight fade ; 
So fade within our heart 

The hopes in earthly love and joy 

That one by one depart. 
Slowly the bright stars, one by one, 

Within the heavens shine ; 
Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in heaven, 

And trust in things I )i\ ine. 

4 Let peace, O Lord, Thy peace, () God, 
Upon our souls descend ; 

From midnight fears and perils, Thou 

Our trembling hearts defend: 
Give us a respite from our toil. 

Calm and subdue our woes ; 
Through the long day we labor, Lord, 

O give us now repose. 



3£v>eninQ 

29 7-7.7-7- 

SOFTLY now the light of day 
Fades upon my sight away ; 
Free from care, from labor free, 
Lord, I would commune with Thee. 

2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye 

Nought escapes, without, within, 
Pardon each infirmity, 

Open fault, and secret sin. 

3 Soon for me the light of day 
Shall for ever pass away ; 
Then, from sin and sorrow free, 
Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee. 

4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known 

All of man's infirmity ; 
Then, from Thine eternal throne, 
Jesus, look with pitying eye. 

30 s. m. 

THE day, O Lord, is spent ; 
Abide with us, and rest ; 
Our hearts' desires are fully bent 
On making Thee our Guest. 

2 We have not reached that land, 

That happy land, as yet, 
Where holy angels round Thee stand, 
Whose sun can never set. 

3 Our sun is sinking now ; 

( )ur day is almost o'er ; 
O Sun of Righteousness, do Thou 
Shine on us evermore. 
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Evening 

4 From men below the skies, 
And all the heavenly host, 
To God the Father praise arise, 
The Son, and Holy Ghost. 



31 s M 

OUR day of praise is done; 
The evening shadows fall ; 
But pass not from us with the sun, 
True Light that lightenest all. 



2 Around the throne on high, 

Where night can never be, 
The white-robed harpers of the sky 
Bring ceaseless hymns to Thee. 

3 Too faint our anthems here ; 

Too soon of praise we tire : 
But O the strains, how full and clear, 
Of that eternal choir ! 

4 Yet, Lord, to Thy dear will 

If Thou attune the heart, 
We in Thine angels' music still 
May bear our lower part. 

5 'Tis Thine each soul to calm, 

Each wayward thought reclaim, 
And make our life a daily psalm 
Of glory to Thy Name. 

6 A little while, and then 

Shall come the glorious end ; 

And songs of angels and of men 

In perfect praise shall blend. 



tnorning or Evening 

32 7.6.7.6.D. 

THIS night, O Lord, we bless Thee 
For Thy protecting care, 
And, ere we rest, address Thee 

In lowly, fervent prayer : 
From evil and temptation 

Defend us through the night, 
And round our habitation 
Be Thou a wall of light. 

2 On Thee our whole reliance 

From day to day we cast, 
To Thee, with firm affiance, 

Would cleave from first to last ; 
To Thee, through Jesus' merit, 

For needful grace we come, 
And trust that Thy good Spirit 

Will guide us safely home. 

3 What may be on the morrow 

Our foresight cannot see ; 
But be it joy or sorrow, 

We know it comes from Thee. 
And nothing can take from us, 

Where'er our steps may move, 
The staff of Thy sure promise, 

The shield of Thy true love. 



flDornino or Evcnino 

L. M. 

Y God, how endless is Thy love ! 
Thy gifts are every evening new ; 
And morning mercies from above 
Gently distil like early dew. 
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(Homing or Evening 

Thou spread' st the curtains of the night, 
Great Guardian of my sleeping hours : 

Thy sovereign word restores the light, 
And quickens all my drowsy powers. 

I yield my powers to Thy command, 
To Thee I consecrate my days ; 

Perpetual blessings from Thy hand 
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 



34 L. M. 

'AVIOUR, when night involves the skies, 
My soul, adoring, turns to Thee ; 
Thee, self-abased in mortal guise, 

And wrapt in shades of death for me. 



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2 On Thee my waking raptures dwell 

When crimson gleams the east adorn, 
Thee, Victor of the grave and hell, 
Thee, Source of life's eternal morn. 

3 When noon her throne in light arrays, 

To Thee my soul triumphant springs ; 
Thee, throned in glory's endless blaze, 
Thee, Lord of lords and Kino- of kings. 

4 O'er earth when shades of evening steal, 

To death and Thee my thoughts I give 
To death, whose power I soon shall feel, 
To Thee, with whom I trust to live. 



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35 7- 7 7 7 7-7- 

OR I) of power, Lord of might ; 
God and Father of us all ; 
Lord of day, and Lord of night, 
Listen to our solemn call : 

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XEbe Xor&'s 2>a>2 

Listen, whilst to Thee we raise 
Songs of prayer and songs of praise. 

Light, and love, and life are Thine, 
Great Creator of all good ; 

Fill our souls with light Divine ; 
Give us with our daily food 

Blessings from Thy heavenly store, 

Blessings rich for evermore. 

Graft within our heart of hearts 
Love undying for Thy Name ; 

Bid us ere the day departs 

Spread afar our Maker's fame : 

Young and old together bless, 

Clothe our souls with righteousness. 

Full of years, and full of peace, 
May our life on earth be blest ; 

When our trials here shall cease, 
And at last we sink to rest, 

Fountain of eternal love, 

Call us to our home above. 



£be TLovVe S>a$ 

CM. 
Y Lord, my Love, was crucified, 
He ail the pains did bear ; 
But in the sweetness of His rest 
He makes His servants share. 



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2 How sweetly rest Thy saints above 
Which in Thy bosom lie ; 
The Church below doth rest in hope 
Of that felicity. 

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Ubc Xor&'s H>a\? 

3 Thou, Lord, who daily feed'st Thy sheep. 

Mak'st them a weekly feast ; 
Thy flocks meet in their several folds 
Upon this day of rest. 

4 Welcome and dear unto my soul 

Are these sweet feasts of love ; 
But what a Sabbath shall I keep 
When I shall rest above ! 

5 I bless Thy wise and wondrous love, 

Which binds us to be free ; 
Which makes us leave our earthly snares. 
That we may come to Thee. 

6 I come, I wait, I hear, I pray, 

Thy footsteps, Lord, I trace ; 
I sing to think this is the way 
Unto my Saviour's face. 

37 C. M. 

THIS is the day the Lord hath made ; 
He calls the hours His own ; 
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad, 
And praise surround the throne. 

2 To-day He rose and left the dead, 

And Satan's empire fell ; 
To-day the saints His triumphs spread, 
And all His wonders tell. 

3 Hosanna to the anointed King, 

To David's holy Son! 
Help us, O Lord ; descend and bring 
Salvation from the throne. 
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4 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men 

With messages of grace ; 
Who comes in God His Father's Name 
To save our sinful race. 

5 Hosanna in the highest strains 

The Church on earth can raise ! 
The highest heavens in which He reigns 
Shall give Him nobler praise. 

38 6.6.6.6.8 

WELCOME, delightful morn, 
Thou day of sacred rest ; 
I hail thy kind return ; 

Lord, make these moments blest : 
From the low train of mortal toys 
I soar to reach immortal joys. 

2 Now may the King descend, 

And fill His throne of grace : 
Thy sceptre, Lord, extend, 

While saints address Thy face ; 
Let sinners feel Thy quickening word, 
And learn to know and fear the Lord. 

3 Descend, celestial Dove, 

With all Thy quickening powers ; 
I )isclose a Saviour's love, 

And bless these sacred hours ; 
Then shall my soul new life obtain, 
Nor Sabbaths e'er be spent in vain. 



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7.8.7.8.7 7 
IGHT of Light, enlighten me, 
Now anew the clay is dawning ; 
Sun of grace, the shadows flee ; 

Brighten Thou my Sabbath morning ; 
With Thy joyous sunshine blest, 
Happy is my day of rest. 

Fount of all our joy and peace, 
To Thy living waters lead me ; 

Thou from earth my soul release, 

And with grace and mercy feed me ; 

Bless Thy word, that it may prove 

Rich in fruits that Thou dost love. 

Kindle Thou the sacrifice 

That upon my lips is lying ; 
Clear the shadows from mine eyes, 

That, from every error flying, 
No strange fire may in me glow 
That Thine altar doth not know. 

Let me with my heart to-day, 

Holy, Holy, Holy, singing, 
Rapt awhile from earth away, 

All my soul to Thee upspringing, 
Have a foretaste inly given 
How they worship Thee in heaven. 

Rest in me, and I in Thee ; 

Build a paradise within me ; 
O reveal Thyself to me, 

Blessed Love, who diedst to win me ; 
Fed from Thine exhaustless urn, 
Pure and bright my lamp shall burn. 



XTbe Xor&'s H)a\? 

6 Hence all care, all vanity, 

For the day to God is holy ; 
Come, Thou glorious Majesty, 

Deign to fill this temple lowly ; 
Nought to-day my soul shall move, 
Simply resting in Thy love. 



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40 i m. 

ORD of the Sabbath, hear us pray, 
In this Thy house, on this Thy day ; 
And own, as grateful sacrifice, 
The songs which from Thy temple rise. 

2 Now met to pray, and bless Thy Name, 
Whose mercies flow each day the same, 
Whose kind compassions never cease, 
We seek instruction, pardon, peace. 

3 Thy day of rest, O Lord, we love, 
But look for truer rest above ; 
To that our laboring souls aspire 
With ardent hope and strong desire. 

4 In Thy blest kingdom we shall be 
From every mortal trouble free ; 
No sigfhs shall mingle with the songs 
Resounding from immortal tongues ; 

5 No rude alarms of raging foes ; 
No cares to break the long repose ; 
No midnight shade, no waning moon, 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

6 D long expected day, begin, 
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin! 
Break, mom of God, upon our eyes; 

And let the world's true Sun arise! 
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Uhc Xor&'s 2)a£ 

L. M. 

*WEET is the work, my God, my King, 
To praise Thy Name, give thanks, and 
sing ; 
To show Thy love by morning light, 

And talk of all Thy truth at night. 



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2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest ; 

No mortal care shall seize my breast : 
O may my heart in tune be found, 
Like David's harp of solemn sound. 



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My heart shall triumph in my Lord, 
And bless His works, and bless His word : 
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine ! 
How deep Thy counsels, how Divine ! 



4 But I shall share a glorious part 
When grace hath well refined my heart, 
And fresh supplies of joy are shed, 
Like holy oil to cheer my head. 

5 Then shall I see, and hear, and know, 
All I desired or wished below ; 

And every power find sweet employ 
In that eternal world of joy. 



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42 L. M. 

NOTHER six days' work is done, 
Another Sabbath is begun ; 
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, 
Improve the day thy God hath blest. 

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2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns 
So sweet a rest to wearied minds, 
Provides an antepast of heaven, 
And gives this day the food of seven. 



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O that our thoughts and thanks may rise, 
As grateful incense, to the skies ; 
And draw from heaven that sweet repose 
Which none but he that feels it knows. 

4 This heavenly calm within the breast 
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest 
Which for the Church of God remains, 
The end of cares, the end of pains. 

5 In holy duties let the day, 

In holy pleasures, pass away ; 

How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend, 

In hope of one that ne'er shall end. 

43 L. M. 

THIS day, at Thy creating word, 
First o'er the earth the light w r as poured : 
O Lord, this day upon us shine, 
And fill our souls with light Divine. 

2 This day the Lord, for sinners slain, 
In might victorious rose again : 

O jesus, may we raised be 

From death of sin to life in Thee. 

3 This day the Holy Spirit came 
With fiery tongues of cloven flame : 
( ) Spirit, fill our hearts this day 

With grace to hear, and grace to pray. 

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4 O day of light, and life, and grace ; 
From earthly toils sweet resting-place ! 
Thy hallowed hours, best gift of Love, 
Give we again to God abo\ e. 

5 All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 
For ever and for evermore. 

44 S. M. 

WELCOME, sweet day of rest, 
That saw the Lord arise : 
Welcome to this reviving breast, 
And these rejoicing eyes. 

2 The King Himself comes near, 

And feasts His saints to-day ; 
Here we may sit, and see Him here, 
And love, and praise, and pray. 

3 One day amidst the place 

Where my dear God hath been, 
Is sweeter than ten thousand days 
Of pleasurable sin. 

4 My willing soul would stay 

In such a frame as this, 
And wait to hail the brighter day 
Of everlasting bliss. 



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45 s. m. 

V HIS is the day of light: 
Let there be light to-day ; 
O Day spring, rise upon our night, 
And chase its gloom away. 
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XTbe Xorb's H)a» 

2 This is the day of rest : 

Our failing" strength renew; 
On weary brain and troubled breast 
Shed Thou Thy freshening dew. 

3 This is the day of peace : 

Thy peace our spirits fill ; 
Bid Thou the blasts of discord cease, 
The waves of strife be still. 

4 This is the day of prayer : 

Let earth to heaven draw near : 
Lift up our hearts to seek Thee there ; 
Come down to meet us here. 

5 This is the first of days : 

Send forth Thy quickening breath, 
And wake dead souls to love and praise, 
O Vanquisher of death ! 



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46 7. 6.7. 6.1). 

DAY of rest and gladness, 
O day of joy and light, 
O balm of care and sadness, 

Most beautiful, most bright ; 
On thee the high and lowly, 

Through ages joined in tune, 
Sing Holy, Holy, Holy, 
To the great God Triune. 

2 On thee, at the creation, 

The light first had its birth ; 
On thee, for our salvation, 

Christ rose from depths of earth ; 



Qhc XorD'8 2?a\;> 

On thee our Lord, victorious, 
The Spirit sent from heaven ; 

And thus on thee, most glorious, 
A triple light was given. 

Thou art a port protected 

From storms that round us rise ; 
A garden intersected 

With streams of Paradise ; 
Thou art a cooling fountain 

In life's dry, dreary sand ; 
From thee, like Pisgah's mountain, 

We view our promised land. 

To-day on weary nations 

The heavenly manna falls : 
To holy convocations 

The silver trumpet calls, 
Where gospel light is glowing 

With pure and radiant beams, 
And living water flowing 

With soul-refreshing streams. 

New graces ever gaining 

From this our day of rest, 
We reach the rest remaining 

To spirits of the blest. 
To Holy Ghost be praises, 

To Father, and to Son ; 
The Church her voice upraises 

To Thee, blest Three in One. 



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47 7-7-7-7-7-7. 

AIL, thou bright and sacred morn, 
Risen with gladness in thy beams ! 
Light, which not of earth is born, 

From thy dawn in glory streams : 
Airs of heaven are breathed around, 
And each place is holy ground. 

2 Sad and weary were our way, 
Fainting oft beneath our load, 

But for thee, thou blessed day, 

Resting-place on life's rough road : 
Here flow forth the streams of grace ; 
Strengthened hence we run our race. 

3 Great Creator, who this day 
From Thy perfect work didst rest, 

By the souls that own Thy sway 

Hallowed be its hours and blest ; 
Cares of earth aside be thrown, 
This day given to heaven alone. 

4 Saviour, who this clay didst break 
The dark prison of the tomb, 

Bid my slumbering soul awake ; 

Shine through all its sin and gloom : 
Let me, from my bonds set free, 
Rise from sin, and live to Thee. 

5 Blessed Spirit, Comforter, 
Sent this day from Christ on high ; 

Lord, on me Thy gifts confer, 

Cleanse, illumine, sanctify : 
All Thine influence shed abroad ; 
Lead me to the truth of God. 
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48 7-7-7-7-7-7- 

SAFELY through another week 
God has brought us on our way ; 
Let us now a blessing seek, 

Waiting in His courts to-day ; 
Day of all the week the best, 
Emblem of eternal rest. 

2 While we pray for pardoning grace, 

Through the dear Redeemer's Name, 
Show Thy reconciled face ; 

Take away our sin and shame ; 
From our worldly cares set free, 
May we rest this day in Thee. 

3 Here we come Thy Name to praise, 

Let us feel Thy presence near ; 
May Thy glory meet our eyes, 

While we in Thy house appear : 
Here afford us, Lord, a taste 
Of our everlasting feast. 

4 May Thy gospel's joyful sound 

Conquer sinners, comfort saints ; 
May the fruits of grace abound, 

Bring relief for all complaints : 
Thus may all our Sabbaths prove 
Till we join the Church above. 



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49 7-7-7-7- D - 

>LEASANT are Thy courts above, 
In the land of light and love : 
Pleasant are Thy courts below, 
In this land of sin and woe. 



Bt tbe ©penincj ot Service 

O my spirit longs and faints 
For the converse of Thy saints, 
For the brightness of Thy face, 
For Thy fulness, God of grace. 

2 Happy birds that sing and fly 
Round Thy altars, O Most High! 
Happier souls that find a rest 

In a heavenly Father's breast ! 

Like the wandering dove, that found 

No repose on earth around, 

They can to their ark repair 

And enjoy it ever there. 

3 Happy souls ! their praises flow 
Even in this vale of woe ; 
Waters in the desert rise, 
Manna feeds them from the skies : 
On they go from strength to strength, 
Till they reach Thy throne at length ; 
At Thy feet adoring fall, 

Who -hast led them safe through all. 

4 Lord, be mine this prize to win ; 
Guide me through a world of sin ; 
Keep me by Thy saving grace ; 
Give me at Thy side a place. 
Sun and Shield alike Thou art ; 
Guide and guard my erring heart: 
Grace and glory flow from Thee; 
Shower. O shower them, Lord, on me, 






Bt tbe Openiinj of Servtce 

7.77 7- 

^O Thy temple I repair ; 

Lord, I love to worship there, 
When within the veil I meet 
Christ before the mercy-seat. 



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While Thy glorious praise is sung, 
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue, 
That my joyful soul may bless 
Thee, the Lord my Righteousness. 

While the prayers of saints ascend, 
God of love, to mine attend ; 
Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads ; 
Hear, for Jesus intercedes. 

While I hearken to Thy law, 
Fill my soul with humble awe, 
Till Thy gospel bring to me 
Life and immortality. 

While Thy ministers proclaim 
Peace and pardon in Thy Name, 
Through their voice, by faith, may I 
Hear Thee speaking from the sky. 

From Thy house when I return, 
May my heart within me burn, 
And at evening let me say, — 
I have walked with God to-day. 



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51 C. M. 

ORD, when we bend before Thy throne, 
And our confessions pour, 
Teach us to feel the sins we own, 
And hate what we deplore. 
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Ht tbe ©pcning of Service 

2 Our broken spirits pitying see, 

And penitence impart ; 
Then let a kindling glance from Thee 
Beam hope upon the heart. 

3 When our responsive tongues essay 

Their grateful hymns to raise. 
Grant that our souls may join the lay, 
And mount to Thee in praise. 

4 When we disclose our wants in prayer, 

May we our wills resign ; 
And not a thought our bosom share 
Which is not wholly Thine. 

5 Let faith each meek petition fill, 

And waft it to the skies ; 
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still 
That grants it, or denies. 



52 c - M - 

PIRIT Divine, attend our prayers, 
And make this house Thy home ; 
Descend with all Thy gracious powers, 
O come, great Spirit, come. 



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2 Come as the light ; to us reveal 

Our emptiness and woe; 
And lead us in those paths of life 
Where all the righteous go. 

3 Come as the fire; and purge our hearts, 

Like sacrificial (lame : 
Let our whole soul an offering be 

To our Redeemer's Name. 
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Ht tbe ©penino of Service 

4 Come as the clove ; and spread Thy wings, 

The wings of peaceful love ; 
And let Thy Church on earth become 
Blest as Thy Church above. 

5 Spirit Divine, attend our prayers ; 

Make a lost world Thy home ; 
Descend with all Thy gracious powers, 
O come, great Spirit, com®. 



53 C. M. 

GOD of hosts, the mighty Lord, 
How lovely is the place 
\\ here Thou, enthroned in glory, show'st 
The brightness of Thy face. 



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2 O Lord of hosts, my King and God, 
How highly blest are they 
Who in Thy temple always dwell, 
And there Thy praise display. 



Thrice happy they whose choice- has Thee 

Their sure protection made ; 
Who long to tread the sacred ways 

That to Thy dwelling lead. 

4 For in Thy courts one single day 

Tis better to attend, 
Than, Lord, in any place besides 
A thousand days to spend. 

5 For God, who is our Sun and Shield, 

Will grace and glory give ; 
And no good thing will He withhold 
From them that justly live. 

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Bt tbc ©pening of Service 

6 Thou God, whom heavenly hosts obey, 
How highly blest is he 
Whose hope and trust, securely placed, 
Is still reposed on Thee. 



54 S. M. 

OW charming is the place 
Where my Redeemer God 
Unveils the beauties of His face, 
And sheds His love abroad. 



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2 Not the fair palaces 

To which the great resort 
Are once to be compared with this, 
Where Jesus holds His court. 

3 Here, on the mercy-seat, 

With radiant glory crowned, 
Our joyful eyes behold Him sit, 
And smile on all around. 

4 To Him their prayers and cries 

Each humble soul presents : 
He listens to their broken sighs, 
And grants them all their wants. 

5 To them His sovereign will 

He graciously imparts ; 
And in return accepts, with smiles, 
The tribute of their hearts. 

6 Give me, O Lord, a place 

Within Thy blest abode, 
Among the children of Thy grace, 
The servants of my God, 

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Ht tbe Opening of Service 

55 L. M. with Refrain. 

OSANNA to the living Lord! 
Hosanna to the Incarnate Word ! 
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King, 
Let earth, let heaven, Hosanna sing ! 

Hosanna, Lord ! Hosanna in the highest ! 

2 Hosanna, Lord ! Thine angels cry ; 
Hosanna, Lord ! Thy saints reply ; 
Above, beneath us, and around, 
The dead and living swell the sound : 

Hosanna, Lord ! Hosanna in the highest ! 

3 O Saviour, with protecting care, 
Return to this Thy house of prayer ; 
Assembled in Thy sacred Name, 
Where we Thy parting promise claim : 

Hosanna, Lord ! Hosanna in the highest ! 

4 But, chiefest, in our cleansed breast, 
Eternal, bid Thy Spirit rest, 
And make our secret soul to be 
A temple pure, and worthy Thee : 

Hosanna, Lord ! Hosanna in the highest ! 

5 So, in the last and dreadful day, 
When earth and heaven shall melt away, 
Thy flock, redeemed from sinful stain, 
Shall swell the sound of praise again : 

Hosanna, Lord ! Hosanna in the highest \ 



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56 8.7.8.7. 7-7- 

OPEN now thy gates of beauty. 
Zion, let me enter there. 
Where my soul in joyful duty 

Waits for Him who answers prayer: 
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O how blessed is this place, 
Filled with solace, light, and grace. 

Yes, my God, I come before Thee, 
Come Thou also down to me ; 

Where we find Thee and adore Thee, 
There a heaven on earth must be. 

To my heart O enter Thou, 

Let it be Thy temple now. 

Here Thy praise is gladly chanted, 
Here Thy seed is duly sown ; 

Let my soul, where it is planted, 
Bring forth precious sheaves alone ; 

So that all I hear may be 

Fruitful unto life in me. 

Speak, O God, and I will hear Thee, 
Let Thy will be done indeed ; 

May I undisturbed draw near Thee 
While Thou dost Thy people feed. 

Here of life the fountain tlows, 

Here is balm for all our woes. 



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57 7.6.7.6.7.7. 

ORD, on Thy returning clay, 
From common labor freed, 
We are come to sing and pray 

With felt returning need : 
Come to seek our former rest, 
Come to urge our old request. 

Show us, Lord, the goal of life, 

And give us heart to run ; 
Breathe the peace that follows strife, 

Lest future work we slum : 
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Hearts that hasty time has grieved 
Are by Sabbath calm relieved. 

3 We would sing as in the rays 

Of mercy ever bright, 
Which endureth, to Thy praise, 

For ever Thy delight : 
Sing for happiness we know, 
Or that we may happy grow 

4 We would pray as those who stand 

Their truest Friend beside, 
Whom He takes as by the hand, 

Unto their God to guide ; 
By His power, and for His sake, 
Fully us Thy children make. 



58 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

COME, Thou Almighty King, 
Help us Thy Name to sing, 
Help us to praise : 
Father, all-glorious, 
O'er all victorious, 
Come, and reign over us, 
Ancient of days. 

2 Come, Thou Incarnate Word, 
Gird on Thy mighty sword, 

Our prayer attend : 
Come, and Thy people bless, 
And give Thy word success ; 
Spirit of holiness. 
On us descend. 
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3 Come, Holy Comforter, 
Thy sacred witness bear 

In this glad hour : 
Thou who almighty art, 
Now rule in every heart, 
And ne'er from us depart, 

Spirit of power. 

4 To the great One in Three 
Eternal praises be 

Hence evermore. 
His sovereign majesty 
May we in glory see, 
And to eternity 

Love and adore. 

59 L M 

COME, Holy Spirit, calm my mind, 
And fit me to approach my God ; 
Remove each vain, each worldly thought, 
And lead me to Thy blest abode. 

2 Hast Thou imparted to my soul 

A living spark of heavenly fire? 
O kindle now the sacred flame ; 
Teach it to burn with pure desire. 

3 Impress upon my wandering mind 

The love that Christ for sinners bore ; 
And give a new, a contrite heart, 
A heart the Saviour to adore. 

4 A brighten* faith and hope impart, 

And let me now the Saviour see: 
( ) soothe and cheer my burdened heart, 
And bid my spirit rest in Thee. 
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60 L M 

FATHER of heaven, whose love profound 
A ransom for our souls hath found, 
Before Thy throne we sinners bend : 
To us Thy pardoning love extend. 

2 Almighty Son, Incarnate Word, 

Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord, 
Before Thy throne we sinners bend : 
To us Thy saving grace extend. 

3 Eternal Spirit, by whose breath 

The soul is raised from sin and death, 
Before Thy throne we sinners bend : 
To us Thy quickening powder extend. 

4 Jehovah, — Father, Spirit, Son — 
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One, 
Before Thy throne w r e sinners bend : 
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend. 

61 L M. 

JESUS, where'er Thy people meet, 
There they behold Thy mercy-seat ; 
Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found, 
And every place is hallowed ground : 

2 For Thou, within no walls confined, 
Inhabitest the humble mind ; 

Such ever bring Thee w r here they come, 
And going, take Thee to their home. 

3 Dear Shepherd of Thy chosen few, 
Thy former mercies here renew ; 
Here to our waiting hearts proclaim 
The sweetness of Thy saving Name. 

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4 Here may we prove the power of prayer 
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care, 
To teach our faint desires to rise, 

And bring all heaven before our eyes. 

5 Lord, we are few, but Thou art near ; 
Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear 
O rend the heavens, come quickly down, 
And make a thousand hearts Thine own. 



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r E holy angels bright, 

Who wait at God's right hand, 
Or through the realms of light 
Fly at your Lord's command, 
Assist our song, or else the theme 
Too high doth seem for mortal tongue. 

> Ye blessed souls at rest, 

Who ran this earthly race, 
And now, from sin released, 
Behold your Saviour's face, 
God's praises sound, as ip His light 
With sweet delight ye do abound. 

5 Ye saints, who toil below, 

Adore your heavenly King, 
And onward as ye go 

Some joyful anthem sing ; 
Take what He gives, and praise Him still, 
Through good and ill, who ever lives. 

j. My soul, bear thou thy part. 
Triumph in God above, 

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And with a well-tuned heart 
Sino- thou the son^s of love : 
Let all thy days till life shall end, 
Whatever He send, be filled with praise. 

63 6.6.6.6.8.8. 

CHRIST is our Corner-stone, 
On Him alone we build ; 
With His true saints alone 

The courts of heaven are filled : 
On His great love our hopes we place 
Of present grace and joys above. 

2 O then with hymns of praise 

These hallowed courts shall ring ; 
Our voices we will raise 

The Three in One to sing ; 
And thus proclaim in joyful song, 
Both loud and loner, that glorious Name. 

3 Here, gracious God, do Thou 

For evermore draw nigh ; 
Accept each faithful vow, 

And mark each suppliant sigh ; 
In copious shower on all who pray, 
Each holy day, Thy blessings pour. 

4 Here may we gain from heaven 

The grace which we implore ; 
And may that grace, once given, 
Be with us evermore, 

Until that day when all the blest 
To endless rest are called away. 
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64 6.6.6.6.8.8. 
OR1) of the worlds above, 

How pleasant and how fair 
The dwellings of Thv love, 
Thine earthly temples, are : 
To Thine abode my heart aspires, 
With warm desires to see my God. 

2 O happy souls that pray 

Where God appoints to hear ! 
O happy men that pay 

Their constant service there ! 
They praise Thee still ; and happy they 
That love the way to Zion's hill. 

3 They go from strength to strength, 

Through this dark vale of tears, 
Till each arrives at length, 

Till each in heaven appears : 
O glorious seat, when God, our King, 
Shall thither brincr our willing: feet ! 

4 God is our Sun and Shield, 

Our Light and our Defence ; 
With gifts His hands are filled ; 

We draw our blessings thence. 
Thrice happy he, O God of hosts, 
Whose spirit trusts alone in Thee. 

65 6.6.6.6.8.8. 

FATHER of all, to Thee 
With loving hearts we pray, 
Through i [im, in mercy given, 
The Life, the Truth, the Way; 
From heaven, Thy throne, in mercy shed 
Thy blessings on each bended head. 
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> Father of all, to Thee 

Our contrite hearts we raise, 
Unstrung by sin and pain, 

Long voiceless in Thy praise ; 
Breathe Thou the silent chords along, 
Until they tremble into song. 

5 Father of all, to Thee 

We breathe unuttered fears, 
Deep-hidden in our souls, 

That have no voice but tears ; 
Take Thou our hand, and through the wild 
Lead gently on each trembling child. 

j. Father of all, may we 

In praise our tongues employ, 
When gladness fills the soul 
With deep and hallowed joy ; 
In storm and calm give us to see 
The path of peace, which leads to Thee. 



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ORD, we come before Thee now ; 
At Thy feet we humbly bow ; 
O do not our suit disdain : 
Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain ? 



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2 Lord, on Thee our souls depend ; 
In compassion now descend ; 

Fill our hearts with Thy rich grace, 
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise. 

3 In Thine own appointed way, 
Now we seek Thee, here we stay : 
Lord, w r e know not how to gfo. 
Till a blessing Thou bestow. 

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4 Send some message from Thy word, 
That may joy and peace afford ; 
Let Thy Spirit now impart 

Full salvation to each heart. 

5 Comfort those who weep and mourn, 
Let the time of joy return ; 

Heal the sick, the captive free, 
Let us all rejoice in Thee. 

(J7 IO.IO.TO.IO. 

FATHER, again in Jesus' Name we meet, 
And bow in penitence beneath Thy feet : 
Again to Thee our feeble voices raise, 
To sue for mercy, and to sing Thy praise. 

2 O we would bless Thee for Thy ceaseless care, 
And all Thy work from day to day declare : 

Is not our life with hourly mercies crowned ? 
Does not Thine arm encircle us around ? 

3 Alas, unworthy of Thy boundless love, 

Too oft with careless feet from Thee we rove ; 
But now, encouraged by Thy voice, we come 
Returning sinners to a Father's home. 

4 C) by that Name in whom all fulness dwells, 
O by that love which every love excels, 

( ) by that blood so freely shed for sin, 
Open blest mercy's gate, and take us in. 

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WHAT shall I render to my Cod 
For all I lis kindness shown? 
My feet shall visit Thine abode. 
My songs address Thy throne. 
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2 Among the saints that fill Thy house, 

My offering shall be paid ; 
There shall my zeal perform the vows 
My soul in anguish made. 

3 How much is mercy Thy delight, 

Thou ever-blessed God ! 
How dear Thy servants in Thy sight ! 
How precious is their blood ! 

4 How happy all Thy servants are ! 

How great Thy grace to me ! 
My life, which Thou hast made Thy care, 
Lord, I devote to Thee. 

5 Now I am Thine, for ever Thine ; 

Nor shall my purpose move : 
Thy hand hath loosed my bonds of pain, 
And bound me with Thy love. 

6 Here in Thy courts I leave my vow, 

And Thy rich grace record ; 
Witness, ye saints who hear me now, 
If I forsake the Lord. 



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69 r 6.6.5.5.5.5. 

STAR of morn and even, 
Sun of heaven's heaven, 
Saviour high and dear, 
Toward us turn Thine ear ; 
Through whate'er may come, 
Thou canst lead us home. 



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2 Though the gloom be grievous, 
Those we leant on leave us, 

Though the coward heart 
Quit its proper part, 
Though the tempter come, 
Thou wilt lead us home. 

3 Saviour pure and holy, 
Lover of the lowly, 

Sign us with Thy sign, 
Take our hands in Thine, 
Take our hands and come, 
Lead Thy children home. 

4 Star of morn and even, 
Shine on us from heaven ; 

From Thy glory-throne 
Hear Thy very own : 
Lord and Saviour, come, 
Lead us to our home. 



70 8-7.8.7. 

AY the grace of Christ our Saviour, 
And the Father's boundless love, 
With the Holy Spirit's favor, 
Rest upon us from above. 



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Thus may we abide in union 
With each other and the Lord, 

And possess, in sweet communion, 
Joys which earth cannot afford. 



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71 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

SWEET Saviour, bless us ere we go ; 
Thy word into our minds instil ; 
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow 

With lowly love and fervent will. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 

2 The day is done, its hours have run ; 

And Thou hast taken count of all, 
The scanty triumphs grace hath won, 

The broken vow, the frequent fall. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 

3 Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways 

True absolution and release ; 
And bless us, more than in past days, 

With purity and inward peace. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 

4 Do more than pardon ; give us joy, 

Sweet fear, and sober liberty, 
And loving hearts without alloy, 

That only long to be like Thee. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 

5 For all we love, the poor, the sad, 

The sinful, unto Thee we call ; 
O let Thy mercy make us glad ; 

Thou art our Jesus, and our All. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle 4 Jesus, be our Light. 

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72 7-7-7-7- 

"OW may He, who from the dead 

Brought the Shepherd of the sheep, 
Jesus Christ, our King and Head, 
All our souls in safety keep. 



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2 May He teach us to fulfil 

What is pleasing in His sight ; 
Perfect us in all His will, 

And preserve us day and night. 

3 To that dear Redeemer's praise, 

Who the covenant sealed with blood, 
Let our hearts and voices raise 
Loud thanksgivings to our God. 

■73 10. 10. 10. 10. 

SAVIOUR, again to Thy dear Name we raise 
With one accord our parting hymn of 
praise ; 
We stand to bless Thee ere our worship cease ; 
Then, lowly kneeling, wait Thy word of peace. 

2 Grant us Thy peace upon our homeward way ; 
With Thee began, with Thee -shall end the day : 
Guard Thou the lips from sin, the hearts from 

shame, 
That in this house have called upon Thy Name. 

3 Grant us Thy peace, Lord, through the coming 

night ; 
Turn Thou for us its darkness into light ; 
From harm and danger keep Thy children free, 
For dark and light are both alike to Thee, 

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4 Grant us Thy peace throughout our earthly life, 
Our balm in sorrow, and our stay in strife ; 
Then, when Thy voice shall bid our conflict cease, 
Call us, O Lord, to Thine eternal peace. 

74 C. M. 

A LMIGHTY God, Thy word is cast 
l\ Like seed upon the ground ; 
O may it grow in humble hearts, 
And righteous fruits abound. 

2 Let not the foe of Christ and man 

This holy seed remove, 
But give it root in praying souls 
To bring forth fruits of love. 

3 Let not the world's deceitful cares 

The rising plant destroy, 
But may it, in converted minds, 
Produce the fruits of joy. 

4 Let not Thy word, so kindly sent 

To raise us to Thy throne, 
Return to Thee, and sadly tell 
That we reject Thy Son. 

75 C. M. 

AND now the wants are told that brouoht 
Thy children to Thy knee ; 
Here lingering still, we ask for nought, 
But simply worship Thee. 

2 The hope of heaven's eternal days 
Absorbs not all the heart 
That gives Thee glory, love, and praise, 
For being what Thou art. 

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3 For Thou art God, the One, the same, 

O'er all things high and bright ; 
And round us, when we speak Thy Name, 
There spreads a heaven of light. 

4 O wondrous peace, in thought to dwell 

On excellence Divine ; 
To know that nought in man can tell 
How fair Thy beauties shine. 

5 O Thou, above all blessing blest, 

O'er thanks exalted far, 
Thy very greatness is a rest 
To weaklings as we are ; 

6 For when we feel the praise of Thee 

A task beyond our powers, 
We say, "A perfect God is He, 
And He is fully ours." 



70 S. M. 

^TILL with Thee, O my God, 
I would desire to be, 
By day, by night ; at home, abroad, 
I would be still with Thee. 



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2 With Thee when dawn comes in 

And calls me back to care, 
Fach day returning to begin 
With Thee, my God, in prayer. 

3 With Thee amid the crowd 

That throngs the busy mart, 
To hear Thy voice, where time's is loud, 
Speak softly to my heart. 

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4 With Thee when day is done, 

And evening calms die mind ; 
The setting as the rising sun 

With Thee my heart would find. 

5 With Thee when darkness brings 

The signal of repose, 
Calm in the shadow of Thy wings, 
Mine eyelids I w r ould close. 

6 With Thee, in Thee, by faith 

Abiding, I would be ; 
By day, by night, in life, in death, 
I would be still with Thee. 



77 C. M. 

*HE Lord be with us as we bend 
His blessing to receive ; 
His gift of peace upon us send, 
Before His courts we leave. 



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2 The Lord be with us as we walk 

Along our homeward road ; 
In silent thought or friendly talk 
Our hearts be still with God. 

3 The Lord be with us till the night 

Shall close the day of rest ; 
Be He of every heart the Light, 
Of every home the Guest. 

4 And when our nightly prayers we say, 

His watch He still shall keep, 
Crown with His grace His own blest day, 
And guard His people's sleep. 

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78 s. m. 

LORD of the hearts of men, 
Thou hast vouchsafed to bless, 
From age to age, Thy chosen saints 
With fruits of holiness. 

2 Here faith, and hope, and love 

Reign in sweet bond allied ; 
There, when this little day is o'er, 
Shall love alone abide. 

3 O love, O truth, O light! 

Light never to decay ! 
O rest from thousand labors past ! 
O endless Sabbath day ! 

4 Here, amid cares and tears, 

Bearing the seed we come ; 
There, with rejoicing hearts, we bring 
Our harvest burdens home. 

5 Give, mighty Lord Divine, 

The fruits Thyself dost love ; 
Soon shalt Thou, from Thy judgment-seat, 
Crown Thine own crifts above. 



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79 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

ORD, dismiss us with Thy blessing; 
Fill our hearts with joy and peace ; 
Let us each, Thy love possessing, 
Triumph in redeeming grace : 

O refresh us, 
Travelling through this wilderness. 
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Thanks we give and adoration 
For Thy gospel's joyful sound : 

May the fruits of Thy salvation 
In our hearts and lives abound : 

Ever faithful 
To the truth may we be found ; 

So that when Thy love shall call us, 
Saviour, from the w r orld away, 

Let no fear of death appal us, 
Glad Thy summons to obey : 

May we ever 
Reign with Thee in endless day. 



THE FATHER. THE SON, AND THE HOLY 

GHOST 



Q0 I I. 12. 12. 10. 

OLY, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty ! 
Early in the morning our song shall 
rise to Thee ; 
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty! 
God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity ! 



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2 Holy, Holy, Holy ! All the saints adore Thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns around the 

glassy sea ; 
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee, 
Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 
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3 Holy, Holy, Holy ! Though the darkness hide 

Thee, 
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see, 
Only Thou art holy ; there is none beside Thee 
Perfect in power, in love, and purity. 

4 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty ! 

All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth 

and sky and sea ; 
Holy, Holy, Holy ! Merciful and Mighty ! 
God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity ! 



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81 s.y.s.y.D. 

OUND the Lord in glory seated, 
Cherubim and seraphim 
Filled His temple, and repeated 
Each to each the alternate hymn : 

" Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven, 
Earth is with its fulness stored ; 

Unto Thee be glory given, 
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord!" 

2 Heaven is still with glory ringing, 
Earth takes up the angels' cry, 
44 Holy, Holy, Holy," singing, 

"Lord of hosts, the Lord Most High." 

With His seraph train before Him, 
With His holy Church below, 

Thus conspire we to adore Him, 
Bid we thus our anthem flow : 



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"Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven, 
Earth is with its fulness stored ; 
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Unto Thee be glory given, 
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord !" 

Thus Thy glorious Name confessing, 
We adopt Thine angels' cry, 

44 Holy, Holy. Holy," blessing 

Thee, the Lord of hosts Most High. 



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GOD Eternal, Lord of all, 
Lowly at Thy feet we fall ; 
All the earth doth worship Thee ; 
We amidst the throne would be. 



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2 All the holy angels cry, 

"Hail, thrice Holy, God Most High!" 
Lord of all the heavenly powers, 
Be the same loud anthem ours. 

3 Glorified apostles raise 

Night and day continual praise ; 
Hast Thou not a mission too 
For Thy children here to do ? 

4 With Thy prophets' goodly line 
We in mystic bond combine ; 
For Thou hast to babes revealed 
Things that to the wise were sealed. 

5 Martyrs, in a noble host, 

( )f Thy cross are heard to boast ; 
Since so bright the crown they wear, 
Early we Thy cross would bear. 

6 All Thy Church in heaven and earth, 
Jesus, hail Thy spotless birth, 

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Own the God who all has made, 
And the Spirit's soothing aid. 

7 Offspring of a Virgin's womb, 
Slain, and Victor o'er the tomb, 
Seated on the judgment-throne, 
Number us anions Thine own. 

83 7- 7.7-7. d. 

HOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord 
God of hosts ! When heaven and earth, 
Out of darkness, at Thy word, 

Issued into glorious birth, 
All Thy works before Thee stood, 
And Thine eye beheld them good, 
While they sang with sweet accord, 
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord! 

2 Holy, Holy, Holy ! Thee, 

One Jehovah evermore, 
Father, Son, and Spirit, we, 

Dust and ashes, would adore ; 
Lightly by the world esteemed, 
From that world by Thee redeemed, 
Sing we here with glad accord, 
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord! 

3 Holy, Holy, Holy! All 

Heaven's triumphant choirs shall sing, 
When the ransomed nations fall 

At the footstool of their King: 
'I hen shall saints and seraphim, 
I i< arts and voices, swell one hymn, 
Round the throne with full accord, 
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord! 

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84 L M. 

OHOLY, Holy, Holy Lord, 
Bright in Thy deeds and in Thy Name, 
For ever be Thy Name adored, 
Thy glories let the world proclaim. 

2 O Jesus, Lamb once crucified 

To take our load of sins away, 
Thine be the hymn that rolls its tide 
Along the realms of upper day* 

3 O Holy Spirit, from above 

In streams of light and glory given, 
Thou Source of ecstasy and love, 

Thy praises ring through earth and heaven. 

4 O God Triune, to Thee we owe 

Our every thought, our every song ; 
And ever may Thy praises flow 

From saint and seraph's burning tongue. 



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TERNAL Father, when to Thee, 
Beyond all worlds, by faith I soar, 
Before Thy boundless majesty 
I stand in silence, and adore. 



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2 But, Saviour, Thou art by my side ; 

Thy voice I hear, Thy face I see : 
Thou art my Friend, my daily Guide ; 
God over all, yet God with me. 

3 And Thou, great Spirit, in my heart 

Dost make Thy temple day by day 
The Holy Ghost of God Thou art, 
Yet dwellest in this house of clay. 



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4 Blest Trinity, in whom alone 

All things created move or rest, 
High in the heavens Thou hast Thy throne ; 
Thou hast Thy throne within my breast. 



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86 7-7-7-7;7 7- 

OLY, Holy, Holy, Lord 

God of Hosts, Eternal King, 
By the heavens and earth adored ! 

Angels and archangels sing, 
Chanting everlastingly 
To the blessed Trinity. 

Since by Thee were all things made, 
And in Thee do all things live, 

Be to Thee all honor paid ; 

Praise to Thee let all things give, 

Singing everlastingly 
To the blessed Trinity. 

Thousands, tens of thousands, stand, 
Spirits blest, before Thy throne, 

Speeding thence at Thy command ; 
And, when Thy behests are done, 

Singing everlastingly 
To the blessed Trinity. 

Cherubim and seraphim 

Veil their faces with their wings ; 

Eyes of angels are too dim 
To behold the King of kings, 

While they sing eternally 
To the blessed Trinity. 

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5 Thee apostles, prophets Thee, 

Thee the noble martyr band, 
Praise with solemn jubilee, 

Thee the Church in every land ; 
Singing everlastingly 

To the blessed Trinity. 

6 Alleluia ! Lord, to Thee, 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Godhead One, and Persons Three ; 

Join us with the heavenly host, 
Singing everlastingly 

To the blessed Trinity. 



87 C. M. 

GOD, we praise Thee ; and confess 
That Thou, the only Lord 
And Everlasting Father, art 
By all the earth adored. 



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2 To Thee all angels cry aloud ; 

To Thee the powers on high, 
Both cherubim and seraphim, 
Continually do cry : — 

3 O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, 

Whom heavenly hosts obey, 
The world is with the glory filled 
Of Thy majestic ray. 

4 The apostles' glorious company, 

And prophets crowned with light, 
With all the martyrs' noble host, 
Thy constant praise recite. 
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5 The holy Church throughout the world, 

O Lord, confesses Thee, 
That Thou Eternal Father art, 
Of boundless majesty; 

6 Thy honored, true, and only Son ; 

And Holy Ghost, the Spring 
Of never-ceasing joy : O Christ, 
Of glory Thou art King. 

Got) tbe ffatber Hlmtgbty: Hits fli)ajcst\> atti> 
Greatness 

88 7-6-7-6.D. 

GOD, the Rock of Ages, 
Who evermore hast been, 
What time the tempest rages, 
Our dwelling-place serene : 
Before Thy first creations, 

O Lord, the same as now, 
To endless generations 
The Everlasting- Thou ! 

2 Our years are like the shadows 
On sunny hills that lie, 

Or grasses in the meadows 

That blossom but to die ; 
A sleep, a dream, a story 

By strangers quickly told, 
An unremaining glory 

Of things that soon are old. 

3 () Thou, who canst not slumber, 
Whose light grows never pale, 

Teach us aright to number 
( )ur years before they fail; 

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IHis flilajestv? an& Greatness 

On us Thy mercy lighten, 

( :, n us Thy goodness rest, 
And let Thy Spirit brighten 

The hearts Thyself hast blessed. 

4 Lord, crown our faith's endeavor 

With beauty and with grace, 
Till, clothed in light for ever, 

We see Thee face to face : 
A joy no language measures ; 

A fountain brimming o'er; 
An endless flow of pleasures ; 

An ocean without shore. 

89 8.7.8.7.4.7- 

GOD, the Lord, a King remaineth, 
Robed in His own glorious light ; 
God hath robed Him, and He reigneth ; 
He hath girded Him with might. 

Alleluia ! 
God is King in depth and height. 

2 In her everlasting station 

Earth is poised, to swerve no more : 
Thou hast laid Thy throne's foundation 
From all time where thought can soar. 

Alleluia ! 
Lord, Thou art for evermore. 

3 Lord, the water-floods have lifted, 

( )cean floods have lift their roar ; 
Now they pause where they have drifted, 
Xow they burst upon the shore. 

Alleluia ! 
For the ocean's sounding store. 
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4 With all tones of waters blending, 

Glorious is the breaking deep ; 
Glorious, beauteous without ending, 

God who reigns on heaven's high steep. 

Alleluia ! 
Songs of ocean never sleep. 

5 Lord, the words Thy lips are telling 

Are the perfect verity : 
Of Thine high eternal dwelling 
Holiness shall inmate be. 

Alleluia ! 
Pure is all that lives with Thee. 



90 6.6.6.6. 

A ROUND the throne of God 
-f"*- The host angelic throngs : 
They spread their palms abroad, 
And shout perpetual songs : 
Him first they own, 
Him last and best 
God ever blest, 
And God alone. 

2 Their golden crowns they fling 
Before His throne of light, 
And strike the rapturous string, 
Unceasing, day and night : 
" Earth, heaven, and sea, 
Thy praise declare ; 
For Thine they are 
And Thine shall be. 

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3 kk O Holy, Holy Lord, 

Creation's sovereign King ! 
Thy majesty adored 
Let all creation sing ; 
Who wast, and art, 
And art to be ; 
Nor time shall see 
Thy sway depart. 

4 " Great are Thy works of praise, 

O God of boundless might ; 
All just and true Thy ways, 
Thou King- of saints, in light : 
Let all above, 
And all below, 
Conspire to show 
Thy power and love. 

5 "Who shall not fear Thee, Lord, 

And magnify Thy Name ? 
Thy judgments, sent abroad, 
Thy holiness proclaim : 
Nations shall throng 
From every shore, 
And all adore 
In one loud song." 

6 While thus the powers on high 

Their swelling chorus raise, 
Let earth and man reply, 
And echo back the praise: 
His glory own, 

First, last, and best ; 
God ever blest, 
And God alone. 



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91 6.6.8.4.D. 

S HE God of Abraham praise, 
Who reigns enthroned above ; 
Ancient of everlasting- days, 
And God of love : 
Jehovah ! Great I AM ! 
By earth and heaven confessed ; 
I bow and bless the sacred Name, 
For ever blest. 

The God of Abraham praise, 
At whose supreme command 
From earth I rise, and seek the joys 
At His right hand : 
I all on earth forsake, 
Its wisdom, fame, and power ; 
And Him my only portion make, 
My Shield and Tower. 

He by Himself hath sworn, 
I on His oath depend ; 
I shall, on eagle's wings upborne, 
To heaven ascend : 
I shall behold His face, 
I shall His power adore, 
And sing the wonders of His grace 
For evermore. 

There dwells the Lord our King, 
The Lord our Righteousness, 
Triumphant o'er the world and sin, 
The Prince of Peace ; 
On Xion's sacred height 
I lis kingdom still maintains, 
And, glorious with His saints in light, 
lor ever reigns. 

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Mis majesty an& Greatness 

5 The God who reigns on high 
The great archangels sing ; 

And, " Holy, Holy, Holy," cry, 
" Almighty King ! 
Who was, and is, the same, 
And evermore shall be ; 
Jehovah, Father, Great I AM ! 
We worship Thee." 

6 The whole triumphant host 
Give thanks to God on high ; 

"Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!" 
They ever cry : 
Hail, Abraham's God and mine ! 
I join the heavenly lays ; 
All might and majesty are Thine, 
And endless praise. 

92 8.7.8.7.D. 

PRAISE the Lord : ye heavens adore Him ; 
Praise Him, angels, in the height ; 
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him ; 
Praise Him, all ye stars and light. 

Praise the Lord, for He hath spoken ; 

Worlds His mighty voice obeyed : 
Laws which never shall be broken 

For their guidance hath He made. 

2 Praise the Lord, for He is glorious ; 
Never shall His promise fail : 
God hath made I lis saints victorious ; 
Sin and death shall not prevail. 

Praise the God of our salvation ; 

Hosts on high, His power proclaim ; 

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Heaven and earth and all creation, 
Laud and magnify His Name. 

3 Worship, honor, glory, blessing, 
Lord, we offer unto Thee ; 
Young and old, Thy praise expressing, 
In glad homage bend the knee. 

All the saints in heaven adore Thee ; 

We would bow before Thy throne : 
As Thine angels serve before Thee, 

So on earth Thy will be done. 

93 8.7.8.7. 

GOD, my King, Thy might confessing, 
Ever will I bless Thy Name ; 
Day by day Thy throne addressing, 
Still will I Thy praise proclaim. 

2 Honor great our God befitteth ; 

Who His majesty can reach? 
Age to age His works transmitted!, 
Age to age His power shall teach. 

3 They shall talk of all Thy glory, 

On Thy might and greatness dwell, 
Speak of Thy dread acts the story, 
And Thy deeds of wonder tell. 

4 Nor shall fail from memory's treasure 

Works by love and mercy wrought ; 
Works of love surpassing measure, 
Works of mercy passing thought. 

5 Full of kindness and compassion, 

Slow to anger, vast in love, 
God is good to all creation ; 

All His works His goodness prove. 

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6 All Thy works, O Lord, shall bless Thee ; 
Thee shall all Thy saints adore : 
King supreme shall they confess Thee, 
And proclaim Thy sovereign power. 

94 C. M. 

WITH songs and honors sounding loud 
Address the Lord on high ; 
Over the heavens He spreads His cloud, 
And waters veil the sky. 

2 He sends His showers of blessing down 

To cheer the plains below ; 
He makes the grass the mountains crown, 
And corn in valleys grow. 

3 His steady counsels change the face 

Of the declining year ; 
He bids the sun cut short his race, 
And wintry days appear. 

4 His hoary frost, His fleecy snow, 

Descend and clothe the ground ; 
The liquid streams forbear to flow, 
In icy fetters bound. 

5 He sends His word, and melts the snow ; 

The fields no longer mourn ; 
He calls the warmer rales to blow, 
And bids the spring return. 

6 The changing wind, the flying cloud, 

Obey His mighty word : 
With songs and honors sounding loud 
Praise ye the sovereign Lord. 

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95 c. m. 

GREAT God, how infinite art Thou ! 
What worthless worms are we ! 
Let the whole race of creatures bow 
And pay their praise to Thee. 

2 Thy throne eternal ages stood. 

Ere seas or stars were made : 
Thou art the ever-living God, 
Were all the nations dead. 

3 Eternity, with all its years, 

Stands present in Thy view ; 
To Thee there's nothing old appears ; 
Great God, there's nothing" new. 

4 Our lives through various scenes are drawn, 

And vexed with trifling cares ; 
While Thine eternal thought moves on 
Thine undisturbed affairs. 

5 Great God, how infinite art Thou ! 

What worthless worms are we ! 
Let the whole race of creatures bow, 
And pay their praise to Thee. 



96 c M 

Y God, how wonderful Thou art, 
Thy majesty how bright ! 
How beautiful Thy mercy-seat, 
In depths of burning light ! 



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How dread are Thine eternal years, 

O Everlasting Lord, 
By prostrate spirits, day and night, 

Incessantly adored ! 

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3 O how I fear Thee, living God, 

With deepest, tenderest fears ; 
And worship Thee with trembling hope, 
And penitential tears. 

4 Yet I may love Thee too, O Lord, 

Almighty as Thou art ; 
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me 
The love of my poor heart. 

5 Xo earthly father loves like Thee, 

No mother half so mild 
Bears and forbears, as Thou hast done 
With me, Thv sinful child. 

6 Father of Jesus, love's Reward ! 

What rapture will it be, 
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie," 



And graze and gaze on Thee. 

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IVE to our God immortal praise ; 
Mercy and truth are all His ways : 
Wonders of grace to God belong ; 
Repeat His mercies in your song. 



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Give to the Lord of lords renown; 

The King of kings with glory crown : 

His mercies ever shall endure, 

When lords and kines are known no more. 



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He -built the earth, He spread the sky, 
And fixed the starry lights on high : 
Wonders of grace to God belong ; 
Repeat His mercies in your song. 

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4 He fills the sun with morning light ; 

He bids the moon direct the night : 

His mercies ever shall endure, 

When suns and moons shall shine no more. 

5 He sent His Son with power to save 
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave : 
Wonders of orace to God belong ; 
Repeat His mercies in your song. 

6 Through this vain world He guides our feet, 
And leads us to His heavenly seat : 

His mercies ever shall endure, 

When this vain world shall be no more. 



98 L M 

V HE spacious firmament on high. 
With all the blue ethereal sky, 
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, 
Their great Original proclaim. 



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2 The unwearied sun, from day to day, 
Hoes his Creator's power display, 
And publishes to every land 

The work of an almighty hand. 

3 Soon as the evening shades prevail, 
The moon takes up the wondrous tale, 
And nightly to the listening earth 
Repeats the story o\ her birth ; 

4 Whilst all the 1 stars that round her burn, 
And all the planets in their turn, 
Confirm the tidings as they roll, 

And spread the truth from pole to pole. 

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5 What though in solemn silence all 
Move round the dark terrestrial ball? 
What thouyh nor real voice nor sound 
Amid their radiant orbs be found ? 

6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, 
And utter forth a glorious voice ; 
For ever singing, as they shine, 

41 The hand that made us is Divine." 



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'FIE Lord is King! lift up thy voice, 
O earth ; and all ye heavens, reioice : 
From world to world the joy shall ring, 
44 The Lord Omnipotent is King!" 



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2 The Lord is King ! who then shall dare 
Resist His will, distrust His care, 

Or murmur at His wise decrees, 
Or doubt His royal promises ? 

3 The Lord is King ! Child of the dust, 
The Judge of all the earth is just ; 
Holy and true are all His ways : 

Let every creature speak His praise. 

4 O when His wisdom can mistake, 
His might decay, His love forsake. 
Then may His children cease to sing, 
"The Lord Omnipotent is King!" 

5 Alike pervaded by His eye, 
All parts of His dominion lie ; 

This world of ours, and worlds unseen, 
And thin the boundary between. 

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6 One Lord, one empire, all secures ; 

He reigns, and life and death are yours : 
Through earth and heaven one song shall ring, 
"The Lord Omnipotent is King T 

100 L- M. 

ALL people that on earth do dwell, 
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice ; 
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell, 
Come ye before Him and rejoice. 

2 The Lord ye know is God indeed ; 

Without our aid He did us make ; 
We are His folk, He doth us feed ; 
And for His sheep He doth us take. 

3 O enter then His gates with praise, 

Approach with joy His courts unto ; 
Praise, laud, and bless His Name always, 
For it is seemly so to do. 

4 For why? the Lord our God is good, 

His mercy is for ever sure ; 
His truth at all times firmly stood, 
And shall from a^e to ag-e endure. 

101 L M. 
TXGDOMS and thrones to God belong; 

Crown Him, ye nations, in your song : 
His wondrous names and powers rehearse ; 
His honors shall enrich your verse. 



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He shakes the heavens with loud alarms ; 
How terrible is God in arms ! 
In Israel are I lis mercies known ; 
Israel is I lis p< throne. 

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3 Proclaim Him King, pronounce Him blest ; 
He's your Defence, your Joy, your Rest: 
When terrors rise, and nations faint, 
God is the Strength of every saint. 

102 L. M. 

FROM all that dwell below the skies 
Let the Creator's praise arise : 
Let the Redeemer's Name be sung 
Through every land, by every tongue. 

2 Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord ; 
Eternal truth attends Thy word : 
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

103 L M. 

BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, 
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy ; 
Know that the Lord is God alone, 
He can create, and He destroy. 

2 His sovereign power, without our aid, 

Made us of clay, and formed us men ; 
And when like wandering sheep we strayed, 
He brought us to His fold aL r ain. 



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3 We are His people, we His care, 

Our souls, and all our mortal frame ; 
What lasting honors shall we rear, 
Almighty Maker, to Thy Name? 

4 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs, 

High as the heavens our voices raise ; 
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, 
Shall till Thy courts with sounding praise. 
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5 Wide as the world is Thy command, 
Vast as eternity Thy love ; 
Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand, 
When rolling years shall cease to move. 



104 7 7 7 7 7 

ALL things praise Thee, Lord Most High, 
Heaven and earth and sea and sky ; 
All were for Thy glory made, 
That Thy greatness, thus displayed, 
Should all worship bring to Thee, 
All things praise Thee : — Lord, may we ! 

2 All things praise Thee ; night to night 
Sings in silent hymns of light : 

All things praise Thee ; day to day 
Chants Thy power in burning ray : 
Time and space are praising Thee, 
All things praise Thee : — Lord, may we ! 

3 All things praise Thee ; heaven's high shrine 
Rings with melody Divine : 

Lowly bending at Thy feet 
Seraph and archangel meet ; 
This their highest bliss, to be 
Ever praising : — Lord, may we ! 

4 All things praise Thee ; gracious Lord, 
Great Creator, powerful Word, 
Omnipresent Spirit, now 

At Thy feet we humbly bow: 
Lift our hearts in praise to Thee; 
All things praise Thee: — Lord, may we! 

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105 s M 

COME, sound His praise abroad, 
And hymns of glory sing : 
Jehovah is the sovereign God, 
The universal King. 

2 He formed the deeps unknown, 

He gave the seas their bound ; 
The watery worlds are all His own, 
And all the solid ground. 

3 Come, worship at His throne ; 

Come, bow before the Lord : 
We are His works, and not our own ; 
He formed us by His Word. 

4 To-day attend His voice, 

Nor dare provoke His rod ; 
Come, like the people of His choice, 
And own your gracious God. 

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LORD, Thou hast searched and seen me 
through ; 
Thine eye commands with piercing view 
My rising and my resting hours, 
My heart and flesh, with all their powers. 

2 My thoughts, before they are my own, 
Are to my God distinctly known ; 

He knows the words I mean to speak, 
Ere from my opening lips they break. 

3 Within Thy circling power I stand ; 
On every side I find Thy hand : 
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad, 

I am surrounded still with God. 

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4 Amazing knowledge, vast and great ! 
What large extent, what lofty height ! 
My soul, with all the powers I boast, 
Is in the boundless prospect lost. 

5 O may these thoughts possess my breast, 
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest : 

Nor let my weaker passions dare 
Consent to sin, for God is there. 






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ET us with a gladsome mind 
Praise the Lord, for He is kind : 
For His mercies aye endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 



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2 Let us blaze His Name abroad, 
For of gods He is the God : 

For His mercies aye endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

3 He, with all-commanding might, 
Filled the new-made world with light 

For His mercies aye endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

4 All things living He doth feed ; 
His full hand supplies their need : 

For His mercies aye endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

5 1 le ! lis chosen race did bless 
In the wasteful wilderness : 

For His mercies aye endure, 

Ever faithful, ever sure. 

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6 He hath with a piteous eye 
Looked upon our misery : 

For His mercies aye endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

7 Let us therefore warble forth 
His high majesty and worth : 

For His mercies aye endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

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P RAISE the Lord, His glories show, 
Saints within His courts below, 
Angels round His throne above, 
All that see and share His love : 
Earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, 
Tell His wonders, sing His worth ; 
Age to age, and shore to shore, 
Praise Him, praise Him, evermore. 

2 Praise the Lord, His mercies trace ; 
Praise His providence and grace, 
All that He for man hath done, 
All He sends us through His Son : 
Strings and voices, hands and hearts, 
In the concert bear your parts ; 
All that breathe, your Lord adore, 
Praise Him, praise Him, evermore. 



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SOXGS of praise the angels sang, 
Heaven with alleluias rang, 
When Jehovah's work begun, 
When He spake, and it was done. 

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2 Songs of praise awoke the morn, 
When the Prince of Peace was born : 
Songs of praise arose, when He 
Captive led captivity. 

3 Heaven and earth must pass away, 
Songs of praise shall crown that day : 
God will make new heavens, new earth, 
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 

4 And can man alone be dumb, 
Till that glorious kingdom come ? 
No : the Church delights to raise 
Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise. 

5 Saints below, with heart and voice, 
Still in songs of praise rejoice, 
Learning here, by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 

6 Borne upon their latest breath, 
Songs of praise shall conquer death ; 
Then, amidst eternal joy, 

Songs of praise their powers employ. 

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ANGEL voices, ever singing 
Round Thy throne of light, 
Angel harps, for ever ringing, 

Rest not day nor night ; 
Thousands only live to bless Thee, 
And confess Thee 
Lord of might. 
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2 Thou who art beyond the farthest 

Mortal eye can scan, 
Can it be that Thou regardest 

Songs of sinful man ? 
Can we feel that Thou art near us, 
And wilt hear us ? 
Yea, we can. 

3 Yea, we know Thy love rejoices 

O'er each work of Thine ; 
Thou didst ears and hands and voices 

For Thy praise combine ; 
Craftsman's art and music's measure 
For Thy pleasure 
Didst design. 

4 Here, great God, to-day we offer 

Of Thine own to Thee ; 
And for Thine acceptance proffer, 

All unworthily, 
Hearts and minds, and hands and voices, 
In our choicest 
Melody. 

5 Honor, glory, might, and merit, 

Thine shall ever be, 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 

Blessed Trinity : 
Of the best that Thou hast given 
Earth and heaven 
Render Thee. 



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WITH glory clad, with strength arrayed, 
The Lord, that o'er all nature reigns, 
The world's foundations strongly laid, 
And the vast fabric still sustains. 

2 How sure established is Thy throne, 

Which shall no change or period see ! 
For Thou, O Lord, and Thou alone, 
Art God from all eternity. 

3 The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice, 

And toss the troubled waves on high ; 
But God above can still their noise, 
And make the angry sea comply. 

4 Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure, 

And they that in Thy house would dwell, 
That happy station to secure, 
Must still in holiness excel. 



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O ! God is here : let us adore, 

And own how dreadful is this place ; 
Let all within us feel His power, 
And humbly bow before His face. 



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2 Lo ! God is here, whom clay and night 

United choirs of angels praise ; 
To Him, enthroned above all height, 

The host of heaven their anthems raise. 

3 Almighty Father, may our praise 

Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill ; 
Still may we stand before Thy face, 
Still hear and do Thy sovereign will. 
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4 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God whom earth and heaven adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 
Be praise and glory evermore. 



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O gratefully sing His power and His love ; 
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of days. 
Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise. 

2 O tell of His migfht, O sing" of His grace, 

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Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space. 
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds 

form, 
And dark is His path on the wings of the 

storm. 

3 The earth with its store of wonders untold, 
Almighty, Thy power hath founded of old ; 
Hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree, 
And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea. 

4 Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite ? 
It breathes in the air ; it shines in the light ; 

It streams from the hills ; it descends to the 

plain ; 
And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain. 

5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, 

In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail ; 
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end, 
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend ! 

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6 O measureless Might ! Ineffable Love ! 
While angels delight to hymn Thee above, 
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays, 
With true adoration shall lisp to Thy praise. 



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114 s M. 

BLESS the Lord, my soul ; 
Let all within me join, 
And aid my tongue to bless His Name, 
Whose favors are Divine. 



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2 O bless the Lord, my soul, 

Nor let His mercies lie 

Forgotten in unthankfulness, 

And without praises die. 

3 'Tis He forgives thy sins, 

'Tis He relieves thy pain, 
'Tis He that heals thy sicknesses, 
And makes thee young again. 

4 He crowns thy life with love, 

When ransomed from the grave ; 
He that redeemed my soul from hell, 
Hath sovereign power to save. 

5 He fills the poor with good ; 

He gives the sufferers rest: 
The Lord hath judgments for the proud, 
And justice for the oppressed. 
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6 His wondrous works and ways 
He made by Moses known ; 
But sent the world His truth and grace 
By His beloved Son. 

115 c. M. 

THROUGH all the changing scenes of life, 
In trouble and in joy, 
The praises of my God shall still 
My heart and tongue employ. 

2 Of His deliverance I will boast, 

Till all that are distressed 
From my example comfort take, 
And charm their griefs to rest. 

3 O magnify the Lord with me, 

With me exalt His Name ; 
When in distress to Him I called, 
He to my rescue came. 

4 The hosts of God encamp around 

The dwellings of the just ; 
Deliverance He affords to all 
Who on His succor trust. 

5 O make but trial of His love, 

Experience will decide, 
How blest are they, and only they, 
Who in His truth confide. 

6 Fear Him, ye saints ; and you will then 

Have nothing else to fear : 
Make you His service your delight, 
He'll make your wants His care. 

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|UR God, our Help in ages past, 
Our Hope for years to come, 
Our Shelter from the stormy blast, 
And our eternal Home : 



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2 Under the shadow of Thy throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure ; 
Sufficient is Thine arm alone, 
And our defence is sure. 

3 Before the hills in order stood, 

Or earth received her frame, 

From everlasting Thou art God, 

To endless years the same. 

4 A thousand ages in Thy sight 

Are like an evening gone ; 
Short as the watch that ends the nicrht 
Before the rising sun. 

5 The busy tribes of flesh and blood, 

With all their lives and cares, 
Are carried downwards by Thy flood, 
And lost in following years. 

6 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 

Bears all its sons away : 
They fly forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the opening day. 

7 Our God, our Help in ages past ; 

Our Hope for years to come; 
Be Thou our Guard while troubles last, 
And our eternal I ionic 
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GOD, my Strength and Fortitude, 
Of force I must love Thee ; 
Thou art my Castle and Defence 
In my necessity. 



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2 The Lord Jehovah is my God, 

My Rock, my Strength, my Wealth ; 
My strong Deliverer, and my Trust, 
My spirit's only Health. 



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In my distress I sought my God, 

I sought Jehovah's face : 
My cry before Him came ; He heard 

Out of His holy place. 

4 The Lord descended from above 

And bowed the heavens most high, 
And underneath His feet He cast 
The darkness of the sky. 

5 On cherub and on cherubim 

Full royally He rode, 
And on the wings of mighty winds 
Came flying all abroad. 

6 The voice of God did thunder high, 

The lightnings answered keen ; 
The channels of the deep were bared, 
The world's foundations seen. 

7 And so delivered He my soul : 

Who is a rock but He? 
He liveth — blessed be my Rock; 
My God exalted be. 

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ORD of all being, throned afar, 

Thy glory flames from sun and star ; 
Centre and soul of every sphere, 
Yet to each loving heart how near ! 



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2 Sun of our life, Thy quickening ray 
Sheds on our path the glow of day ; 
Star of our hope, Thy softened light 
Cheers the long: watches of the night. 

3 Our midnight is Thy smile withdrawn ; 
Our noontide is Thy gracious dawn ; 
Our rainbow arch, Thy mercy's sign ; 
All, save the clouds of sin, are Thine. 

4 Lord of all life, below, above, 

Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love, 
Before thy ever-blazing throne 
We ask no lustre of our own. 

5 Grant us Thy truth to make us free, 
And kindling hearts that burn for Thee ; 
Till all Thy living altars claim 

One holy light, one heavenly flame. 

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PRAISE, Lord, for Thee in Zion waits ; 
Prayer shall besiege Thy temple gates : 
All flesh shall to Thy throne repair, 
And find, through Christ, salvation there. 

2 Our spirits faint ; our sins prevail ; 
Leave not our trembling hearts to fail: 
() Thou that hearest prayer, descend 
And still be found the sinner's Friend. 
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3 How blest Thy saints ! how safely led, 
How surely kept, how richly fed ! 
Saviour of all in earth and sea. 

How happy they who rest in Thee! 

4 Thy hand sets fast the mighty hills, 
Thy voice the troubled ocean stills ; 
Evening* and morning hymn Thy praise, 
And earth Thy bounty wide displays. 

5 The year is with Thy goodness crowned ; 
Thy clouds drop wealth the world around 
Through Thee the deserts laugh and sing, 
And nature smiles, and owns her King. 

6 Lord, on our souls Thine influence pour ; 
The moral waste within restore : 

O let Thy love our spring-tide be, 
And make us all bear fruit to Thee. 



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IGH in the heavens. Eternal God, 
Thy goodness in full glory shines ; 
Thy truth shall break through every cloud 
That veils and darkens Thy designs. 



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2 For ever firm Thy justice stands, 

As mountains their foundations keep ; 
Wise are the wonders of Thy hands ; 
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 

3 Thy providence is kind and large, 

Both man and beast Thy bounty share 
The whole creation is Thy charge. 
But saints are Thy peculiar care 

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4 My God, how excellent Thy grace, 

Whence all our hope and comfort spring ! 
The sons of Adam in distress 
Fly to the shadow of Thy wing. 

5 From the provisions of Thy house 

We shall be fed with sweet repast ; 
There mercy like a river flows, 
And brings salvation to our taste. 

6 Life, like a fountain, rich and free, 

Springs from the presence of my Lord ; 
And in Thy light our souls shall see 
The glories promised in Thy word. 



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MIGHTY Fortress is our God, 
A Bulwark never failing ; 
Our Helper He amid the flood 

Of mortal ills prevailing : 
For still our ancient foe 
Doth seek to work us woe ; 
His craft and power are great, 
And, armed with cruel hate, 
On earth is not his equal. 

2 Did we in our own strength confide, 

Our striving would be losing ; 
Were not the right man on our side, 

The man of God's own choosing : 
Dost ask who that may be ? 
Christ Jesus, it is He ; 
Lord Sabaoth His Name, 
From age to age the same, 

And lie must win the battle. 
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3 And though this world, with devils filled, 

Should threaten to undo us ; 
We will not fear, for God hath willed 

His truth to triumph through us : 
The prince of darkness grim, — 
We tremble not for him ; 
His rage we can endure, 
For lo ! his doom is sure, 

One little word shall fell him. 

4 That word above all earthly powers, 

No thanks to them, abideth ; 
The Spirit and the gifts are ours 

Through Him who with us sideth : 
Let goods and kindred go, 
This mortal life also ; 
The body they may kill : 
God's truth abideth still, 

His kingdom is for ever. 

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LORD, with glowing heart I'd praise Thee 
For the bliss Thy love bestows, 
For the pardoning grace that saves me, 

And the peace that from it flows : 
Help, O God, my weak endeavor ; 

This dull soul to rapture raise : 
Thou must light the flame, or never 
Can my love be warmed to praise. 

2 Praise, my soul, the God that sought thee, 
Wretched wanderer, far astray : 
Found thee lost, and kindly brought thee 
From the paths of death away : 
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Praise, with loves devoutest feeling. 
Him who saw thy guilt-born fear, 

And, the light of hope revealing, 

Bade the blood-stained cross appear. 

3 Lord, this bosom's ardent feeling 

Vainly would my lips express : 
Low before Thy footstool kneeling, 

Deign Thy suppliant's prayer to bless : 
Let Thy grace, my soul's chief treasure. 

Love's pure flame within me raise ; 
And, since words can never measure, 

Let my life show forth Thy praise. 



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*HOU, Lord, art Love ; and everywhere 
Thy Name is brightly shown, 
Beneath, on earth, Thy footstool fair, 
Above, in heaven, Thv throne. 



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2 Thy word is love ; in lines of gold 

There mercy prints its trace ; 
In nature we Thy steps behold, 
The gospel shows Thy face. 

3 Thy ways are love ; though they transcend 

Our feeble range of sight, 
They wind, through darkness, to their end 
In everlasting light. 

4 Thy thoughts are love; and Jesus i, 

The living voice they find : 
I lis love lights up the vast abyss 
Of the eternal Mind. 



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5 Thy chastisements are love ; more deep 

They stamp the seal Divine, 
And by a sweet compulsion keep 
Our spirits nearer Thine. 

6 Thy heaven is the abode of Love : 

O blessed Lord, that we 
May there, when time's deep shades remove, 
Be cratherecl home to Thee : 

7 There with Thy resting saints to fall 

Adoring round Thy throne ; 
Where all shall love Thee, Lord, and all 
Shall in Thy love be one. 

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C A OD of mercy, God of grace, 
* Show the brightness of Thy face ; 
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine, 
Fill Thy Church with light Divine ; 
And Thy saving health extend 
Into earth's remotest end. 

2 Let the people praise Thee, Lord ; 
He by all that live adored : 

Let the nations shout and sing. 
Glory to their Saviour King; 
At Thy feet their tributes pay. 
And Thy holy will obey. 

3 1 ,et the people praise Thee, Lord ; 
Earth shall then her fruits afford ; 
God to man His blessing give, 
Man to God devoted live ; 

All below, and all above, 

One in joy, and light, and love. 



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125 c. m. 

BEGIN, my tongue, some heavenly theme, 
And speak some boundless thing, 
The mighty works, or mightier Name, 
Of our Eternal King. 

2 Tell of His wondrous faithfulness, 

And sound His power abroad ; 
Sing the sweet promise of His grace, 
And the performing God. 

3 His very word of grace is strong 

As that which built the skies ; 
The voice that rolls the stars along 
Speaks all the promises. 

4 O might I hear Thy heavenly tongue 

But whisper, "Thou art Mine," 
Those gentle words should raise my song 
To notes almost Divine. 



126 l. m. 

LOVE of God, how strong and true ! 
Eternal, and yet ever new ; 
Uncomprehended and unbought, 
Beyond all knowledge and all thought. 



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O love of God, how deep and great ! 
Ear deeper than man's deepest hate ; 
Self-fed, self-kindled like the light, 
Changeless, eternal, infinite. 

O heavenly love, how precious still, 
In days of weariness and ill, 
In nights of pain and helplessness, 
To heal, to comfort, and to bless ! 



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4 O wide-embracing, wondrous love ! 
We read thee in the sky above, 
We read thee in the earth below, 

In seas that swell, and streams that flow. 

5 We read thee best in Him who came 
To bear for us the cross of shame ; 
Sent by the Father from on high, 
Our life to live, our death to die. 

6 We read thy power to bless and save, 
E'en in the darkness of the grave ; 
Still more in resurrection light, 

We read the fulness of thy might. 

7 O love of God, our shield and stay 
Through all the perils of our way ! 
Eternal love, in thee w r e rest, 

For ever safe, for ever blest. 



127 &.8.8.S.S.S. 

THEE will I love, my Strength, my Tower ; 
Thee will I love, my Joy, my Crowm ; 
Thee will I love with all my power, 
In all my works, and Thee alone ; 
Thee will I love, till sacred fire 
Fills my whole soul with pure desire. 

2 In darkness willingly I strayed ; 

I sought Thee, yet from Thee I roved ; 
For wide my wandering thoughts were spread ; 

Thy creatures more than Thee I loved : 
And now, if more at length I see, 
'Tis through Thy light, and comes from Thee. 



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3 Uphold me in the doubtful race, 

Nor suffer me again to stray ; 
Strengthen my feet, with steady pace 

Still to press forward in Thy way ; 
My soul and flesh, Lord of might, 
Fill, satiate with Thy heavenly light. 

4 Thee will I love, my Joy, my Crown ; 

Thee will I love, my Lord, my God ; 
Thee will I love, beneath Thy frown 

Or smile, Thy sceptre or Thy rod. 
What though my flesh and heart decay ? 
Thee shall I love in endless dav. 



128 L. M 

RENDER thanks to God above, 
The Fountain of eternal love, 
Whose mercy firm through ages past 
Has stood, and shall for ever last. 



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2 Who can His mighty deeds express, 
Not only vast but numberless? 
What mortal eloquence can raise 
His tribute of immortal praise? 



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Extend to me that favor, Lord, 
Thou to Thy chosen dost afford ; 
When Thou return'st to set them free, 
Let Thy salvation visit me. 

4 may I worthy prove to see 
Thy saints in full prosperity, 

That I the joyful choir may join, 
And count Thy people's triumph mine. 
104 



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Let Israel's God be ever blessed, 
His Name eternally confessed : 
Let all His saints, with one accord, 
Sing- loud Aniens ; praise ye the Lord. 



129 s. m 

Y soul, repeat His praise 

Whose mercies are so great. 
Whose ancrer is so slow to rise, 
So ready to abate. 



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2 High as the heavens are raised 

Above the ground we tread, 
So far the riches of His grace 
Our highest thoughts exceed. 

3 His power subdues our sins, 

And His forgiving love, 
Far as the east is from the west, 
Doth all our guilt remove. 

4 The pity of the Lord 

To those that fear His Name 
Is such as tender parents feel ; 
He knows our feeble frame. 

5 Our days are as the grass, 

Or like the morning flower ; 
II one sharp blast sweep o'er the field, 
It withers in an hour. 

6 But Thy compassions, Lord, 

To endless years endure ; 
And children's children ever find 
Thy words of promise sure. 



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130 s. m. 

COME, we that love the Lord, 
And let our joys be known ; 
Join in a song with sweet accord, 
And thus surround the throne. 

2 Let those refuse to sing 

That never knew our God ; 
But children of the heavenly King 
May speak their joys abroad. 

3 The men of grace have found 

Glory begun below ; 
Celestial fruits on earthly ground 
From faith and hope may grow. 

4 The hill of Zion yields 

A thousand sacred sweets, 
Before we reach the heavenly fields, 
Or walk the golden streets. 

5 Then let our songs abound, 

And every tear be dry ; 
We're marching through Emmanuel's ground 
To fairer worlds on high. 

131 s. M. 

STAND up, and bless the Lord, 
Ye people of His choice ; 
Stand up, and bless the Lord your God, 
With heart and soul and voice. 

2 Though high above all praise, 
Above all blessing high, 
Who would not fear His holy Name, 
And laud, and magnify ? 

106 



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3 O for the living flame, 

From His own altar brought, 
To touch our lips, our minds inspire, 
And wing to heaven our thought ! 

4 God is our Strength and Song, 

And His salvation ours ; 
Then be His love in Christ proclaimed 
With all our ransomed powers. 

5 Stand up, and bless the Lord ; 

The Lord your God adore : 
Stand up, and bless His glorious Name, 
Henceforth for evermore. 

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THANK and praise Jehovah's Name ; 
For His mercies firm and sure, 
From eternity the same, 
To eternity endure. 

2 Let the ransomed thus rejoice, 

Gathered out of every land, 
As the people of His choice, 

Plucked from the destroyer's hand. 

3 In the wilderness astray, 

Hither, thither, while they roam, 
Hungry, fainting by the way, 
Far from refuge, shelter, home : 

4 Then unto the Lord they cry ; 

He inclines a gracious ear, 
Sends deliverance from on high, 
Rescues them from all their fear. 
107 



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To a pleasant land He brings, 
Where the vine and olive orow, 

Where from flowery hills the springs 
Through luxuriant valleys flow. 



6 O that men would praise the Lord 
For His goodness to their race. 
For the wonders of His word. 
And the riches of His grace. 



133 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

PRAISE, my soul, the Kino- of heaven, 
To His feet thy tribute bring ; 
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 
Who, like me, His praise should sing? 

Pjraise Him, praise Him, 
Praise the Everlasting Kinp\ 



Praise 1 lim for His grace and favor 

To our fathers in distress ; 
Praise Him, still the same for ever, 
Slow to chide, and swift to bless ; 

Praise Him, praise Him, 
( rlorious in His faithfulness. 



bather-like, ! Ie tends and spares us 
Well our feeble frame He knows; 
In His hands lie gently bears us, 
Rescues us from all our foes ; 

Praise Him, praise Him, 
Widely as His mercy goes. 
108 



THts jfatberboofc anfc %ox>e 

Angels, help us to adore Him : 

Ye behold Him face to face : 
Sun and moon, bow down before Him, 

Dwellers all in time and space, 
Praise Him, praise Him, 

Praise with us the God of grace. 

8.7.8.7. 
OD is Love; His mercy brightens 
J All the path in which we rove ; 
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens : 
God is Wisdom, God is Love. 



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2 Chance and change are busy ever ; 

Man decays, and ages move ; 
But His mercy waneth never: 

God is Wisdom, God is Love. 

3 Ken the hour that darkest seemeth 

\\ ill His changeless goodness prove : 
From the mist His brightness streameth : 
God is Wisdom, God is Love. 

4 He with earthly cares entwineth 

Hope and comfort from above ; 
Everywhere His glory shineth : 
God is Wisdom, God is Love. 



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135 c. m. 

HEN all Thy mercies, my God. 
My rising soul surveys. 
Transported with the view, I'm lost 
In wonder, love, and praise. 



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2 Unnumbered comforts to my soul 

Thy tender care bestowed, 
Before my infant heart conceived 
From whom those comforts flowed. 

3 When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou 

With health renewed my face ; 
And, when in sins and sorrows sunk. 
Revived my soul with grace. 

4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts 

My daily thanks employ ; 
Nor is the least a cheerful heart 
That tastes those gifts with joy. 

5 Through every period of my life 

Thy goodness I'll pursue ; 
And after death, in distant worlds, 
The glorious theme renew. 

6 Through all eternity to Thee 

A joyful song Til raise ; 

For O, eternity's too short 

To utter all Thy praise. 



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136 8.7.8.7.8.8.7. 

ORD, Thou hast been our dwelling-place 
In every generation ; 
Thy people still have known Thy grace, 

And blessed Thy consolation : 
Through every age Thou heard'st our cry; 
Through every age we found Thee nigh, 
( >ur Strength and our Salvation, 
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praise to Christ Exalted 

2 Our cleaving sins we oft have wept, 

And oft Thy patience proved ; 
But still Thy faith we fast have kept, 

Thy Name we still have loved ; 
And Thou hast kept and loved us well, 
Hast granted us in Thee to dwell, 

Unshaken, unremoved. 

3 Xo, nothing from those arms of love 

Shall Thine own people sever ; 
Our Helper never will remove, 

Our God will fail us never. 
Thy people, Lord, have dwelt in Thee, 
Our dwelling-place Thou still wilt be 

For ever and for ever. 



3csu9 Cbriet our %ovb: praise to Cbrist 

j£ialtefc> 
137 L m. 

CHRIST, our King, Creator, Lord, 
Saviour of ail who trust Thy word, 
To them who seek Thee ever near, 
Now to our praises bend Thine ear. 



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2 In Thy dear cross a grace is found — 
It flows from every streaming wound — 
Whose power our inbred sin controls, 
Breaks the firm bond, and frees our souls. 

3 Thou didst create the stars of night ; 
Yet Thou hast veiled in tlesh Thy light, 
Hast deigned a mortal form to wear, 

A mortal's painful lot to bear. 



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4 When Thou didst hang upon the tree, 
The quaking earth acknowledged Thee : 

When Thou didst there yield up Thy breath, 
The world grew dark as shades of death. 

5 Now in the Father's glory high. 
Great Conqueror, never more to die, 
Us by Thy mighty power defend. 
And reign through ages without end. 



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*IS for conquering kings to gain 
Glory o'er their myriads slain ; 
Jesus, Thy more glorious strife 
Hath restored a world to life. 



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2 So no other Name is given 
Unto mortals under heaven 
Which can make the dead to rise, 
And exalt them to the skies. 

3 That which Christ so hardly wrought, 
That which He so dearly bought, 
That salvation, mortals, say, 

Will you madly cast away ? 

4 Rather gladly for that Name 
Hear the cross, endure the shame ; 
[oyfully for Him to die 

Is not death, but victory. 

5 Host Thou, [esus, condescend 

To be called the sinner's Friend? 
( )urs, then, it shall always be 
Thus to make our boast of Thee. 



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LL hail the power of Jesus' Name! 
Let angels prostrate fall ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 
And crown Him Lord of all. 



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Crown Him, ye morning stars of light, 
Who fixed this floating ball ; 



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Now hail the strength of Israel's might, 



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And crown Him Lord of all. 

3 Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God 

Who from His altar call ; 
Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, 
And crown Him Lord of all. 

4 Ye seed of Israel's chosen race, 

Ye ransomed of the fall, 
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, 
And crown Him Lord of all. 

5 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall, 
Go, spread your trophies at His feet, 
And crown Him Lord of all. 

6 Let every kindred, every tribe, 

On this terrestrial ball, 
To Him all majesty ascribe, 
And crown Him Lord of all. 

7 O that with yonder sacred throng 

We at His feet may fall ; 
We'll join the everlasting song, 
And crown Him Lord of all. 



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140 8.7.8.7. with Alleluias. 

IGHTY God, while angels bless Thee, 
May a mortal sing Thy Name ? 
Lord of men as well as angels, 
Thou art every creature's theme. 
Alleluia ! Amen. 



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2 Lord of every land and nation, 

Ancient of eternal days, 
Sounded through the wide creation 
Be Thy just and lawful praise. 
Alleluia ! Amen. 

3 For the grandeur of Thy nature — 

Grand beyond a seraph's thought ; 
For created works of power, 

Works with skill and kindness wrought ; 
Alleluia ! Amen. 

4 But Thy rich, Thy free redemption, 

Dark through brightness all along, — 
Thought is poor, and poor expression, 
Who dare sing that awful song ? 
Alleluia ! Amen. 

5 Brightness of the Father's glory, 

Shall Thy praise unuttered lie ? 
Fly, my tongue, such guilty silence, 
Sing the Lord who came to die. 
Alleluia ! Amen. 

6 From the highest throne in glory, 

To the cross of deepest woe, 
All to ransom guilty captives, — 
Flow my praise, for ever flow. 
Alleluia ! Amen. 
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praise to Gbrist BEialtefc 

7 Go, return, Immortal Saviour, 

Leave Thy footstool, take Thy throne, 
Thence return, and reign for ever, 
Be the kingdom all Thine own. 
Alleluia ! Amen. 

141 C. M. 

THE head that once was crowned with thorns 
Is crowned with glory now ; 
A roval diadem adorns 
The mighty Victor's brow. 

2 The highest place that heaven affords 

Is His, is His by right, 
The King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
And heaven's eternal Light : 

3 The joy of all who dwell above, 

The joy of all below 
To whom He manifests His love, 
And grants His Name to know. 

4 To them the cross, with all its shame, 

With all its grace, is given ; 

Their name an everlasting name, 

Their joy the joy of heaven. 

5 They suffer with their Lord below, 

They reign with Him above ; 
Their profit and their joy to know 
The mystery of His love. 

6 The cross He bore is life and health, 

Though shame and death to Him ; 
I lis people's hope, His people's wealth. 
Their everlasting theme. 
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142 6.6.6.6.S.S. 

REJOICE, the Eord is King: 
Your Lord and Kin<r adore : 
Mortals, give thanks and sing, 
And triumph evermore. 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice : 
Rejoice ; again I say, rejoice. 

2 Jesus, the Saviour, reigns, 

The God of truth and love ; 
When He had purged our stains, 

He took His seat above. 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice : 
Rejoice ; again I say, rejoice. 

3 He sits at God's right hand 

Till all His foes submit, 
And bow to His command, 

And fall beneath His feet. 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice : 
Rejoice ; again I say, rejoice. 

4 Rejoice in glorious hope : 

Jesus, the Judge, shall come, 
And take His servants up 

To their eternal home. 
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice : 
The trump of God shall sound, — Rejoice. 



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143 c. m. 

JESUS, King most wonderful, 
Thou Conqueror renowned, 
Thou Sweetness most ineffable, 
In whom all joys are found ! 

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2 When once Thou visitest the heart, 

Then truth begins to shine, 
Then earthly vanities depart, 
Then kindles love Divine. 

3 O Jesus, Light of all below, 

Thou Fount of life and fire, 
Surpassing all the joys we know, 
And all we can desire ! 

4 May every heart confess Thy Name, 

And ever Thee adore ; 
And seeking Thee, itself inflame 
To seek Thee more and more. 

5 Thee may our tongues for ever bless ; 

Thee may we love alone ; 

And ever in our lives express 

The ima^e of Thine own. 



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144 8.8.6.8.8.6. 

s O Him who for our sins was slain, 
To Him, for all His dying pain, 
Sing we Alleluia ! 
To Him the Lamb, our Sacrifice, 
Who gave His soul our ransom-price, 
Sing we Alleluia ! 

To Him who died that we might die 
To sin, and live to Him on high, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 
To Him who rose that we might rise, 
And reign with Him beyond the skies, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 

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To Him who now for us doth plead, 
And helpeth us in all our need, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 
To Him who doth prepare on high 
Our home in immortality, 

Sine we Alleluia ! 

To Him be glory evermore ; 

Ye heavenly hosts, your Lord adore ; 

Sing ye Alleluia ! 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Our God most great, our joy and boast, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 



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145 6.6.6.6.6.6. 

r HEN morning gilds the skies, 
My heart awaking cries 
May Jesus Christ be praised : 
Alike at work and prayer 
To Jesus I repair ; 

May Jesus Christ be praised. 

When sleep her balm denies/ 
My silent spirit sighs 

May Jesus Christ be praised : 
When evil thoughts molest, 
With this I shield my breast, 

May Jesus Christ be praised. 

Does sadness fill my mind ? 
A solace here I find, 

May Jesus Christ be praised : 
Or fades my earthly bliss? 
My comfort still is this, 

May Jesus Christ be praised 

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Ipratse to Cbrist Exalted 

In heaven's eternal bliss 
The loveliest strain is this, 

May Jesus Christ be praised : 
The powers of darkness fear, 
When this sweet chant they hear, 

May Jesus Christ be praised. 

Let earth's wide circle round 
In joyful notes resound, 

May Jesus Christ be praised : 
Let air and sea and sky, 
From depth to height, reply, 

May Jesus Christ be praised. 

Be this, while life is mine, 
My canticle Divine, 

May Jesus Christ be praised : 
Be this the eternal song, 
Through all the ages on, 

May Jesus Christ be praised. 



146 c. m. 

FOR a thousand tongues to sing 
My dear Redeemer's praise, 
The glories of my God and King, 
The triumphs of His grace. 



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2 My gracious Master and my God, 
Assist me to proclaim, 
To spread through all the earth abroad, 
The honors of Thy Name. 
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3 Jesus, the Name that charms our fears, 

That bids our sorrows cease ; 
'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 
'Tis life, and health, and peace. 

4 He breaks the power of reigning sin, 

He sets the prisoner free ; 
His blood can make the foulest clean, 
His blood availed for me. 

5 He speaks, and, listening to His voice, 

New life the dead receive ; 
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice ; 
The humble poor believe. 



147 C. M. 

TO our Redeemer's glorious Name 
Awake the sacred sono- ; 
O may His love — immortal flame — 
Tune every heart and tongue. 



2 His love, what mortal thought can reach? 

What mortal tongue display ? 
Imagination's utmost stretch 
In wonder dies away. 

3 Let wonder still with love unite, 

And gratitude and joy ; 
Be Jesus our supreme delight, 
His praise our best employ. 

4 Jesus, who left His throne on high, 

Left the bright realms of bliss, 
And came on earth to bleed and die — 
Was ever love like this? 

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5 Dear Lord, while we adoring pay 

Our humble thanks to Thee, 
May every heart with rapture say, 
The Saviour died for me. 

6 O may the sweet, the blissful theme 

Fill every heart and tongue, 
Till strangers love Thy charming Name, 
And join the sacred song. 

148 c. m 

COME, let us join our cheerful songs 
With angels round the throne ; 
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, 
But all their joys are one. 

2 "Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, 

4 'To be exalted thus:" 
" Worthy the Lamb," our lips reply, 
"For He was slain for us." 

3 Jesus is worthy to receive 

Honor and power Divine ; 
And blessings, more than we can give, 
Be, Lord, for ever Thine. 

4 Let all that dwell above the sky, 

And air, and earth, and seas, 
Conspire to lift Thy glories high, 
And speak Thine endless praise. 

5 The whole creation join in one, 

To. bless the sacred Name 
Of Him that sits upon the throne, 
And to adore the Lamb. 



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149 8.7.8.7.D. 

ALLELUIA ! sing to Jesus ! 
His the sceptre, His the throne ; 
Alleluia ! His the triumph, 

His the victory alone : 
Hark ! the songs of peaceful Zion 

Thunder like a mighty flood ; 
Jesus, out of every nation, 

Hath redeemed us by His blood. 

2 Alleluia ! not as orphans, 

Are we left in sorrow now ; 
Alleluia ! He is near us, 

Faith believes, nor questions how : 
Though the cloud from sight received Him, 

When the forty days were o'er, 
Shall our hearts forget His promise, 

"I am with you evermore"? 

3 Alleluia ! Bread of angels, 

Thou on earth our Food, our Stay ; 
Alleluia ! here the sinful 

Flee to Thee from day to day ; 
Intercessor, Friend of sinners, 

Earth's Redeemer, plead for me, 
Where the songs of all the sinless 

Sweep across the crystal sea. 

4 Alleluia ! sing to Jesus ! 

His the sceptre, His the throne ; 
Alleluia ! His the triumph, 

His the victory alone : 
Hark ! the songs of peaceful Zion 

Thunder like a mighty flood ; 
Jesus, out of every nation, 

I lath redeemed us by I lis blood. 



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8.7.8.7.D. 

AIL, Thou once despised Jesus, 
Hail, Thou Galilean King ! 

Thou didst suffer to release us : 
Thou didst free salvation bring. 

Hail, Thou agonizing Saviour, 
Bearer of our sin and shame ! 

By Thy merits we find favor: 

Life is given through Thy Name. 

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed, 
All our sins were on Thee laid ; 

By Almighty Love anointed, 

Thou hast full atonement made : 

All Thy people are forgiven 

Through the virtue of Thy blood ; 

Opened is the gate of heaven, 

Peace is made 'twixt man and God. 

3 Jesus, hail ! enthroned in glory, 
There for ever to abide ; 

All the heavenly hosts adore Thee, 

Seated at Thy Father s side : 
There for sinners Thou art pleading ; 

There Thou dost our place prepare ; 
Ever for us interceding, 

Till in glory we appear. 

4 Worship, honor, power, and blessing 
Thou art worthy to receive : 

Loudest praises without ceasing. 

Meet it is for us to give. 
Help, ye bright angelic spirits, 

Bring your sweetest, noblest lays ; 
Help to sing our Saviour's merits, 

Help to chant Emmanuel's praise. 



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6.5.6.5. i] 
the Name of Jesus 
Every knee shall bow, 
Every tongue confess Him 

King of glory now. 
'Tis the Father's pleasure 

We should call Him Lord, 
Who from the beginning 
Was the mighty Word. 

At His voice creation 

Sprang at once to sight, 
All the angel faces, 

All the hosts of light, 
Thrones and dominations, 

Stars upon their way, 
All the heavenly orders 

In their great array. 

Humbled for a season, 

To receive a Name 
From the lips of sinners 

Unto whom He came, 
Faithfully He bore it 

Spotless to the last, 
Brought it back victorious, 

When from death He passed. 

In your hearts enthrone Him ; 

There let Him subdue 
All that is not holy, 

All that is not true : 
Crown Him as your Captain 

In temptation's hour : 
Let His will enfold you 

In its light and power. 
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5 Brothers, this Lord Jesus 

Shall return again, 
With Mis Father's glory, 

With His angel train ; 
For all wreaths of empire 

Meet upon His brow, 
And our hearts confess Him 

King of glory now. 



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152 6.5.6.5.D. 

;AVIOUR, blessed Saviour, 
Listen while we sing- ; 
Hearts and voices raising 

Praises to our King : 
All we have to offer, 
All we hope to be, 
Body, soul, and spirit, 
All we yield to Thee. 

2 Nearer, ever nearer, 
Christ, we draw to Thee, 

Deep in adoration 

Bending low the knee : 
Thou for our redemption 

Cam' st on earth to die ; 
Thou, that we might follow, 

Hast gone up on high. 

3 Great and ever greater 
Are Thy mercies here ; 

True and everlasting 

Arc the glories there. 
Where no pain nor sorrow, 

Toil nor care is known, 
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Where the ano-el-Wions 
Circle round Thy throne. 

Brighter still and brighter 

Glows the western sun, 
Shedding 1 a H its Madness 

O'er our work that's done 
Time will soon be over, 

Toil and sorrow past, 
May we, blessed Saviour, 

Find a rest at last. 

Onward, ever onward, 

Journeying o'er the road 
Worn by saints before us, 

Journeying on to God ; 
Leaving all behind us, 

May we hasten on, 
Backward never looking 

Till the prize is won. 

Higher, then, and higher, 

Bear the ransomed soul, 
Earthly toils forgetting, 

Saviour, to its goal ; 
Where in joys unthought of 

Saints with angels sing, 
Never weary, raising 

Praises to their Kingf. 



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153 • s. m. 

AWAKE, and sing the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb ; 
Wake every heart and every tongue 
To praise the Saviour's Name. 
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2 Sing of His dying love ; 

Sing of His rising power ; 
Sing how He intercedes above 
For those whose sins He bore. 

3 Sing, till we feel our hearts 

Ascending with our tongues ; 
Sing, till the love of sin departs, 
And grace inspires our songs. 

4 Sing on your heavenly way, 

Ye ransomed sinners, sing ; 
Sing on, rejoicing every day 
In Christ the Eternal King. 

5 Soon shall ye hear Him say, 

"Ye blessed children, come;" 
Soon will He call you hence away, 
And take His wanderers home. 

J54: IO.IO.II.II. 

YE servants of God, your Master proclaim, 
And publish abroad His wonderful Name ; 
The Name, all-victorious, of Jesus extol ; 
His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all. 

2 God ruleth on high, almighty to save ; 

And still He is nigh — His presence we have : 
The great congregation His triumph shall sing, 
Ascribing salvation to Jesus, our Kingf. 

3 Salvation to God, who sits on the throne ! 
Let all cry aloud, and honor the Son : 
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, 

Fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb. 

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Then let us adore, and £ive Him His riMit, 
All glory and power, and wisdom and might, 
All honor and blessing, with angels above, 
And thanks never ceasing, and infinite love. 



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155 5.6.8-5.5.8. 
'AIREST Lord Jesus, 

Ruler of all nature, 
() Thou of God and man the Son ; 

Thee will I cherish, 

Thee will I honor, 
Thou, my soul's Glory, Joy, and Crown. 

2 Fair are the meadows, 
Fairer still the woodlands, 

Robed in the blooming garb of spring : 

Jesus is fairer, 

Jesus is purer, 
Who makes the woeful heart to sing. 

3 Fair is the sunshine, 
Fairer still the moonlight, 

And all the twinkling, starry host : 

Jesus shines brighter, 

Jesus shines purer, 
Than all the angels heaven can boast. 

156 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 
OHEPHERD of tender youth, 

^ Guiding in love and truth 

Through devious ways : 
Christ, our triumphant King, 
We come Thy Name to sing ; 
1 [ither our children bring, 

To shout Thy praise. 
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2 Thou art our Holy Lord, 
The all-subduing Word, 

Healer of strife : 
Thou didst Thyself abase, 
That from sin's deep disgrace 
Thou miffhtest save our race, 

And give us life. 

3 Thou art the Great High Priest, 
Thou hast prepared the feast 

Of heavenly love : 
While in our mortal pain, 
None calls on Thee in vain : 
Help Thou dost not disdain, 

Help from above. 

4 Ever be Thou our Guide, 
Our Shepherd and our Pride, 

Our Staff and Song : 
Jesus, Thou Christ of God, 
By Thy perennial word, 
Lead us where Thou hast trod ; 

Make our faith strong. 

5 So now and till we die, 
Sound we Thy praises high, 

And joyful sing : 
Infants, and the glad throng 
Who to Thy Church belong, 
Unite to swell the sons: 

To Christ our King. 



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157 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

JESUS, Thy Name I love 

J All other names above, 

Jesus, my Lord : 
O Thou art all to me ; 
Nothing to please I see, 
Nothing apart from Thee, 
Jesus, my Lord. 

2 Thou, blessed Son of God, 
Hast bought me with Thy blood, 

Jesus, my Lord : 

how great is Thy love, 
All other loves above, 
Love that I daily prove, 

Jesus, my Lord. 

3 When unto Thee I flee. 
Thou wilt my Refuge be, 

Jesus, my Lord : 
What need I now to fear, 
What earthly grief or care, 
Since Thou art ever near? 

Jesus, my Lord. 

4 Soon Thou wilt come again ; 

1 shall be happy then, 

Jesus, my Lord : 
Then Thine own face I'll see, 
Then I shall like Thee be, 
Then evermore with Thee, 

Jesus, my Lord. 



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6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

LORY to God on high! 
Let praises fill the sky ; 
Praise ye His Name : 
Angels His Name adore, 
Who all our sorrows bore ; 
And saints cry evermore, 
"Worthy the Lamb!" 

2 All they around the throne 
Cheerfully join in one, 

Praising His Name : 
We who have felt His blood 
Sealing our peace with God, 
Spread His dear Name abroad ; 

Worthy the Lamb ! 

3 Join all the human race 
Our Lord and God to bless, 

Praise ye His Name : 
In Him we will rejoice, 
Making" a cheerful noise, 
And say with heart and voice, 

"Worthy the Lamb!" 

4 Though we must change our place, 
Our souls shall never cease 

Praising His Name : 
To Him we'll tribute bring, 
Laud Him, our gracious King, 
And, without ceasing, sing, 

"Worthy the Lamb !" 



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159 8.8.6 8.8.6. 

COULD I speak the matchless worth, 
O could I sound the glories forth 
Which in my Saviour shine, 
I'd soar, and touch the heavenly strings, 
And vie with Gabriel while he sings 
In notes almost Divine. 

2 I'd sing the precious blood He spilt, 
My ransom from the dreadful guilt 

Of sin, and wrath Divine : 
I'd sing His glorious righteousness, 
In which all-perfect, heavenly dress 

My soul shall ever shine. 

3 Fd sing the characters He bears, 
And all the forms of love He wears, 

Exalted on His throne : 
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise, 
I would to everlasting days 

Make all His glories known. 

4 Well, the delightful day will come 
When my dear Lord will bring me home, 

And I shall see His face ; 
Then with my Saviour, Brother, Friend, 
A blest eternity I'll spend, 

Triumphant in His grace. 

160 8.7-8.7. 

CHRIST, above all glory seated, 
King triumphant, strong to save, 
Dying, Thou hast death defeated, 

Buried, Thou hast spoiled the grave. 
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2 Thou art <rone where now is given 
What no mortal might could gain, 
On the eternal throne of heaven 
In Thy Father's power to reign. 



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There Thy kingdoms all adore Thee, 
Heaven above and earth below ; 

While the depths of hell before Thee 
Trembling and amazed bow. 

4 We, O Lord, with hearts adoring, 

Follow Thee beyond the sky : 
Hear our prayers Thy grace imploring, 
Lift our souls to Thee on high. 

5 So when Thou again in glory 

On the clouds of heaven shalt shine, 
We Thy flock may stand before Thee, 
Owned for evermore as Thine. 

6 Hail ! all hail ! In Thee confiding, 

Jesus, Thee shall all adore, 

In Thy Father's might abiding 

With one Spirit evermore. 



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SAVIOUR, precious Saviour, 
Whom yet unseen we love, 
O Name of might and favor, 
All other names above ; 

We worship Thee, we bless Thee, 

To Thee alone we sing ; 
We praise Thee, and confess Thee 
Our holy Lord and King, 



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2 O Bringer of salvation, 

Who wondrously hast wrought, 
Thyself the revelation 

Of love beyond our thought ; 

We worship Thee, we bless Thee, 

To Thee alone we sing ; 
We praise Thee, and confess Thee 
Our gracious Lord and Kino-. 

3 In Thee all fulness dwelleth, 

All grace and power Divine : 
The glory that excelleth, 
O Son of God, is Thine ; 

We worship Thee, we bless Thee, 

To Thee alone we sing ; 
We praise Thee, and confess Thee 
Our glorious Lord and King. 

4 O grant the consummation 

Of this our song above 
In endless adoration, 
And everlasting love ; 

Then shall we praise and bless Thee 

Where perfect praises ring, 
And evermore confess Thee 
Our Saviour and our King. 

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CROWN Him with many crowns, 
The Lamb upon His throne ; 
Hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns 

All music but its own : 
Awake, my soul, and sing 
Of Him who died for thee, 
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Ipratse to Const jE.ialtefc 

And hail Him as thy matchless King 
Through all eternity. 

2 Crown Him the Lord of love : 

Behold His hands and side, 
Rich wounds, yet visible above, 

In beauty glorified : 
Xo angel in the sky 

Can fully bear that sight, 
But downward bends his burning eye 

At mysteries so bright. 

3 Crown Him the Lord of peace ; 

Whose power a sceptre sways 
From pole to pole, that wars may cease, 

Absorbed in prayer and praise : 
His reign shall know no end ; 

And round His pierced feet 
Fair flowers of Paradise extend 

Their fragrance ever sweet. 

4 Crown Him the Lord of years, 

The Potentate of time ; 
Creator of the rolling spheres 

Ineffably sublime : 
All hail, Redeemer, hail ! 

For Thou hast died for me : 
Thy praise shall never, never fail 

Throughout eternity. 



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163 8.7.8.7.7.7. 

ARK ! ten thousand harps and voices 
Sound the note of praise above ; 
Jesus reigns, and heaven rejoices ; 
Jesus reigns, the God of love : 
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See, He sits on yonder throne ; 
Jesus rules the world alone. 

2 King- of glory, reign for ever, 

Thine an everlasting crown ; 
Nothing from Thy love shall sever 

Those whom Thou hast made Thine own : 
Happy objects of Thy grace, 
Destined to behold Thy face. 

3 Saviour, hasten Thine appearing ; 

Bring, O bring the glorious day, 
When, the awful summons hearing, 

Heaven and earth shall pass away : 
Then, with golden harps, we'll sing, 
" Glory, glory to our King!" 

164 8.7.8.7.7.7. 

WHO is this that comes from Edom, 
All His raiment stained with blood ; 
To the slave proclaiming freedom ; 

Bringing and bestowing good : 
Glorious in the garb He wears, 
Glorious in the spoils He bears ? 

2 'lis the Saviour, now victorious, 

Travelling onward in His might ; 
'Tis the Saviour, O how glorious 

To His people is the sight ! 
Jesus now is strong to save, 
Mighty to redeem the slave. 

3 Why that blood His raiment staining? 

'Tis the blood of many slain ; 
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Of His foes there's none remaining, 

None the contest to maintain : 
Fallen they are, no more to rise, 
All their glory prostrate lies. 

This the Saviour has effected 

By His mighty arm alone ; 
See the throne for Him erected ; 

'Tis an everlasting throne : 
'Tis the great reward He gains, 
Glorious fruit of all His pains. 

Mighty Victor, reign for ever, 
Wear the crown so dearly won ; 

Never shall Thy people, never 

Cease to sing what Thou hast done 

Thou hast fought Thy people's foes ; 

Thou wilt heal Thy people's woes. 



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165 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

OOK, ye saints ; the sight is glorious : 
See the Man of Sorrows, now ; 
From the fight returned victorious, 
Every knee to Him shall bow : 
Crown Him ! Crown Him ! 
Crowns become the Victor's brow. 

Crown the Saviour, angels, crown Him ; 

Rich the trophies Jesus brings ; 
In the seat of power enthrone Him, 
While the vault of heaven rings : 

Crown Him ! Crown Him ! 
Crown the Saviour King of kings. 
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Sinners in derision crowned Him, 
Mocking- thus the Saviour's claim ; 

Saints and angels crowd around Him, 
Own His title, praise His Name : 

Crown Him ! Crown Him ! 
Spread abroad the Victor's fame. 

Hark, those bursts of acclamation ! 

Hark, those loud triumphant chords ! 
Jesus takes the highest station ; 

O what joy the sight affords : 
Crown Him ! Crown Him ! 

King of kings, and Lord of lords. 



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IQQ 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

I RAW nigh, draw nigh, Emmanuel, 
And ransom captive Israel, 
That mourns in lonely exile here 
Until the Son of God appear. 
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

Draw nigh, O Jesse's Rod, draw nigh, 
To free us from the enemy ; 
From hell's abyss Thy people save, 
And give us victory o'er the grave. 
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

1 )raw nigh, draw nigh, O Morning Star, 
And bring us comfort from afar; 
And banish far from us the gloom 
Of sinful night and endless doom. 
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Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, Israel. 

4 Draw nigh, draw nigh, O David's Key, 
The heavenly gate unfolds to Thee ; 
Make safe the way that leads on high, 
And close the path to misery. 
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 

Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

5 Draw nigh, draw nigh, O Lord of might, 
Who to Thy tribes from Sinai's height, 
In ancient time, didst give the law 

In cloud, and majesty, and awe. 
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel. 



167 C. M. 

HARK, the glad sound ! the Saviour comes, 
The Saviour promised long : 
Let every heart prepare a throne, 
And every voice a song. 

2 On Him the Spirit, largely poured, 

Exerts its sacred fire ; 
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love, 
His holy breast inspire. 

3 He comes, the prisoners to release 

In Satan's bondage held ; 
The gates of brass before Him burst, 
The iron fetters yield. 
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He comes, from the thick films of vice 

To clear the mental ray, 
Andjon the eye-balls of the blind 
Tofpour celestial day. 

5 He comes, the broken heart to bind, 

The bleeding soul to cure ; 
And with the treasures of His grace 
To enrich the humble poor. 

6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, 

Thy welcome shall proclaim ; 
And heaven's eternal arches ring 
With Thy beloved Name. 

168 8.7.8.7. 

COME, Thou long-expected Jesus, 
Born to set Thy people free ; 
From our fears and sins release us ; 
Let us find our rest in Thee. 

2 Israel's Strength and Consolation, 

Hope of all the earth Thou art ; 
Dear Desire of every nation, 
Joy of every longing heart. 

3 Born Thy people to deliver, 

Born a child, and yet a King, 
Born to reign in us for ever, 

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring. 

4 By Thine own eternal Spirit 

Rule in all our hearts alone ; 
By Thine all-sufficient merit 

Raise us to Thy glorious throne. 

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_ 8.7.8.7. 

ARK ! what mean those holy voices, 
Sweetly warbling in the skies ? 
Sure the angelic host rejoices, 
Loudest alleluias rise. 



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2 Listen to the wondrous story, 

Which they chant in hymns of joy : 
44 Glory in the highest, glory; 
Glory be to God Most High ! 

3 " Peace on earth, good-will from heaven, 

Reaching far as man is found ; 
Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven ; 
Loud our golden harps shall sound. 

4 "Christ is born, the great Anointed; 

Heaven and earth His glory sing : 
Glad receive whom God appointed 
For your Prophet, Priest, and King. 

5 " Hasten, mortals, to adore Him ; 

Learn His Name, and taste His joy ; 
Till in heaven you sing before Him, 
Glory be to God Most High !" 

6 Let us learn the wondrous story 

Of our great Redeemer's birth, 
Spread the brightness of His glory, 
Till it cover all the earth. 



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170 Irregular. 
COME, all ye faithful, 

Joyful and triumphant, 
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem ; 

Come and behold Him 

Born the King- of angels ; 

O come, let us adore Him, 

O come, let us adore Him, 
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 

2 God of God, 
Light of Light ; 

Lo, He abhors not the Virgin's womb : 

Very God, 

Begotten, not created ; 
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 

3 Sing, choirs of angels ; 
Sing in exultation, 

Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above ; 

Glory to God 

In the highest ; 
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 

4 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, 
Born this happy morning : 

Jesus, to Thee be glory given ; 

Word of the Father, 

Late in flesh appearing ; 
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 

171 C. M. 

JOY to the world ! the Lord is come : 
Let earth receive her King ; 
Let every heart prepare Him room, 
And heaven and nature sin-. 
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2 Joy to the earth ! the Saviour reigns : 

Let men their songs employ ; 
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

3 No more let sins and sorrows grow, 

Nor thorns infest the ground ; 
He comes to make His blessings flow 
Far as the curse is found. 

4 He rules the world with truth and grace, 

And makes the nations prove 
The glories of His righteousness, 
And wonders of His love. 



172 7-7-7-7- 

E has come, the Christ of God : 
Left for us His glad abode ; 
Stooping from His throne of bliss 
To this darksome wilderness. 



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2 He has come, the Prince of Peace : 
Come to bid our sorrows cease ; 
Come to scatter with His light 

All the shadows of our night. 

3 He, the mighty King, has come, 
Making this poor earth His home : 
Come to bear our sin's sad load, 
Son of David, Son of God. 

4 He has come, whose Name of grace 
Speaks deliverance to our race : 
Left for us LI is glad abode, 

Son of Mary, Son of God. 

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5 Unto us a Child is born : 
Ne'er has earth beheld a morn 
Among all the morns of time, 
Half so glorious in its prime. 

6 Unto us a Son is given : 

He has come from God's own heaven, 
Bringing with Him from above 
Holy peace and holy love. 



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173 7777.D. 

ARK ! the herald angels sing, 
1 ' Glory to the new-born King; 

Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 

God and sinners reconciled !" 

Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 

Join the triumph of the skies ; 

With the angelic host proclaim, 

" Christ is born in Bethlehem!" 
Hark ! the herald angels sing, 
" Glory to the new-born King." 

Christ, by highest heaven adored ; 
Christ, the Everlasting Lord ! 
Late in time behold Him come, 
Offspring of the Virgin's womb : 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see ; 
Hail the Incarnate Deity, 
Pleased as man with men to dwell, 
Jesus, our Emmanuel. 

Hark ! the herald angels sing, 
" Glory to the new-born King." 
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Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace ! 
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness ! 
Light and life to all He brings, 
Risen with healing in His wings. 
Mild He lays His glory by, 
Born that man no more may die, 
Born to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to give them second birth. 
Hark ! the herald angels sing, 
11 Glory to the new-born King." 



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174 C. M. D. 

T came upon the midnight clear, 
That glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earth 

To touch their harps of gold : 
44 Peace on the earth, good will to men, 

From heaven's all-gracious King:" 
The world in solemn stillness lay, 

To hear the angels sing. 

2 Still through the cloven skies they come, 
With peaceful wings unfurled, 

And still their heavenly music floats 

O'er all the weary world : 
Above its sad and lowly plains 

They bend on hovering wing, 
And ever o'er its Babel-sounds 

The blessed ano-els sine. 

3 And ye, beneath life's crushing load, 
Whose forms are bending low, 

Who toil along the climbing way 
With painful steps and slow, — 

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Look now ! for glad and golden hours 

Come swiftly on the wing : 
O rest beside the weary road, 

And hear the angels sing. 

For lo, the days are hastening on, 

By prophet bards foretold, 
When with the ever-circling years 

Comes round the age of gold ; 
When peace shall over all the earth 

Its ancient splendors fling, 
And the whole world give back the song 

Which now the angels sing. 



175 C. M. D. 

A THOUSAND years have come and gone, 
And near a thousand more, 
Since happier light from heaven shone 

Than ever shone before : 
And in the hearts of old and young 

A joy most joyful stirred, 
That sent such news from tongue to tongue 
As ears had never heard. 

2 Then angels on their starry way 
Felt bliss urifelt before, 
For news that men should be as they, 

To darkened earth they bore ; 
So toiling men and spirits bright 

A first communion had, 
And in meek mercy's rising light 
Were each exceeding glad. 
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And we are glad, and we will sing, 

As in the days of yore ; 
Come all, and hearts made ready bring, 

To welcome back once more 
The day when first on wintry earth 

A summer change began, 
And, dawning in a lowly birth, 

Uprose the Light of man. 

For trouble such as men must bear 

From childhood to fourscore, 
He shared with us, that we might share 

His joy for evermore ; 
And twice a thousand years of grief, 

Of conflict, and of sin, 
May tell how large the harvest sheaf 

His patient love shall win. 



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CHRISTIANS, awake ! salute the happy morn 
Whereon the Saviour of the world was 
born ; 
Rise to adore the mystery of love 
Which hosts of angels chanted from above : 
With them the joyful tidings first begun 
Of God Incarnate and the Virgin's Son. 

2 Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, 
Who heard the angelic herald's voice : 44 Behold. 
I bring good tidings of a Saviour's birth 
To you, and all the nations upon earth : 
This day hath God fulfilled His promised word ; 
This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord." 

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3 He spake : and straightway the celestial choir 
In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire ; 
The praises of redeeming love they sang, 
And heaven's whole orb with alleluias rang- : 
God's highest glory was their anthem still, 
Peace upon earth, and mutual good will. 

4 To Bethlehem straight the enlightened shep- 

herds ran, 
To see the w T onder God had wrought for man ; 
And found, with Joseph and the blessed maid, 
Her Son, the Saviour, in a manger laid : 
Amazed, the wondrous story they proclaim, 
The first apostles of His infant fame. 

5 Let us, like these good shepherds, then, employ 
Our grateful voices to proclaim the joy : 
Trace we the Babe, who has retrieved our loss, 
From His poor manger to His bitter cross ; 
Treading His steps, assisted by His grace, 

Till man's first heavenly state again takes place. 



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177 8.7.8.7.4-7. 

NGELS, from the realms of glory, 
Wing your flight o'er all the earth ; 
Ye who sang creation's story, 
Now proclaim Messiah's birth : 

Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

2 Shepherds, in the fields abiding, 

Watching o'er your flocks by night, 
God with man is now residing, 
Yonder shines the infant Light: 
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Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

Sages, leave your contemplations, 
Brighter visions beam afar ; 

Seek the great Desire of nations ; 
Ye have seen His natal star : 

Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

Saints, before the altar bending, 
Watching long in hope and fear, 

Suddenly the Lord, descending, 
In His temple shall appear : 

Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

All creation, join in praising 
God the Father, Spirit, Son ; 

Evermore your voices raising 
To the Eternal Three in One : 

Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 



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178 8.6.8.6.7.6.8.6. 

LITTLE town of Bethlehem, 
How still we see thee lie ; 
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep 

The silent stars go by : 
Yet in thy dark streets shineth 

The everlasting Light ; 
The hopes and fears of all the years 
Are met in thee to-night. 
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2 For Christ is born of Mary ; 

And gathered all above, 
While mortals sleep, the angels keep 

Their watch of wondering love. 
O morning stars, together 

Proclaim the holy birth ; 
And praises sing to God the King, 

And peace to men on earth. 

3 How silently, how silently, 

The wondrous gift is given ! 
So God imparts to human hearts 

The blessings of His heaven. 
No ear may hear His coming, 

But in this world of sin, 
Where meek souls will receive Him still, 

The dear Christ enters in. 

4 O holy Child of Bethlehem, 

Descend to us, we pray ; 
Cast out our sin, and enter in, 

Be born in us to-day. 
We hear the Christmas angels 

The great glad tidings tell ; 
O come to us, abide with us, 

Our Lord Emmanuel. 



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► LESSED night, when first that plain 
Echoed with the joyful strain, 
Peace has come to earth again." 



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2 Blessed hills, that heard the song 
Of the i'lorious ani>'d throng" 
Swelling all your slopes along. 
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3 Happy shepherds, on whose ear 
Fell the tidings glad and clear, 
"God to man is drawing near." 

4 Thus revealed to shepherds' eyes, 
Hidden from the great and wise, 
Entering earth in lowly guise — 

5 We adore Thee as our King, 
And to Thee our song we sing ; 
Our best offering to Thee bring. 

6 Blessed Babe of Bethlehem, 
Owner of earth's diadem, 
Claim and wear the radiant gem. 



180 & M. D. 

CALM on the listening ear of night 
Come heaven's melodious strains, 
Where wild Judea stretches forth 

Her silver-mantled plains ; 
Celestial choirs from courts above 

Shed sacred glories there ; 
And angels, with their sparkling lyres. 
Make music on the air. 

2 The answering hills of Palestine 

Send back the glad reply, 
And greet from all their holy heights 

The Day-spring from on high : 
O'er the blue depths of Galilee 

There comes a holier calm ; 
And Sharon waves in solemn praise 

Her silent groves of palm. 



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3 "Glory to God!" the lofty strain 

The realm of ether fills ; 
How sweeps the song of solemn joy 

O'er Judah's sacred hills ! 
"Glory to God!" the sounding skies 

Loud with their anthems ring : 
" Peace on the earth ; good-will to men, 

From heaven's eternal King." 

4 This day shall Christian tongues be mute, 

And Christian hearts be cold ? 
O catch the anthem that from heaven 

O'er Judah's mountains rolled ; 
When burst upon that listening night 

The high and solemn lay, 
"Glory to God; on earth be peace:" 

Salvation comes to-day. 

181 c. M. 

WHILE shepherds watched their flocks by 
night, 
All seated on the ground, 
The angel of the Lord came down, 
And glory shone around. 

2 " Fear not," said he, — for mighty dread 

Had seized their troubled mind, — 
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
To you and all mankind. 

3 "To you, in David's town this day, 

Is born, of David's line, 
A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, 
And this shall be the sign : 
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4 "The heavenly Babe you there shall find 

To human view displayed, 
All meanly wrapt in swathing bands, 
And in a manger laid." 

5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith 

Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels praising God, and thus 
Addressed their joyful song : 

6 "All glory be to God on high, 

And to the earth be peace : 
Good-will henceforth, from heaven to men, 
Begin and never cease." 



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182 7-77-7-7-7. 

^ING, O sing, this blessed morn ; 
Unto us a Child is born, 
Unto us a Son is given, 
God Himself comes down from heaven. 
Sing, O sing, this blessed morn, 
Jesus Christ to-day is born. 

God of God, and Light of Light, 
Comes with mercies infinite, 
Joining in a wondrous plan 
Heaven to earth, and God to man. 
Sing, O sing, etc. 

God with us, Emmanuel, 
Deigns for ever now to dwell ; 
And on Adam's fallen race 
Sheds the fulness of His grace. 
Sing, O sing, etc. 

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4 God comes down that man may rise, 
Lifted by Him to the skies ; 

He is Son of Man that we 
By Him sons of God may be. 
Sing, O sing, etc. 

5 O renew us, Lord, we pray, 
With Thy Spirit day by day, 
That we ever one may be 
With the Father and with Thee. 

Sing, O sing, etc. 



183 8.6.6.8.6.6. 

ALL my heart this night rejoices, 
As I hear, far and near, 
Sweetest anp-el voices ; 
" Christ is born," their choirs are singing, 
Till the air everywhere 
Now with joy is ringing. 



2 For it dawns, the promised morrow 

Of His birth, who the earth 

Rescues from her sorrow. 
God to wear our form descendeth ; 
Of His grace to our race 

Here His Son He lendeth. 

3 I lark ! a voice from yonder manger, 

Soft and sweet, doth entreat : 
"Flee from woe and danger; 
Brethren, come ; from all doth grieve you 
You are freed ; all you need 
I will surely give' you." 
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XTbc TRativitv? 

4 Come, then, let us hasten yonder : 

Here let all, great and small, 
Kneel in awe and wonder ; 

Love Him who with love is yearning ; 

Hail the Star that from far 
Bright with hope is burning. 

5 Blessed Saviour, let me find Thee ; 

Keep Thou me close to Thee, 

Cast me not behind Thee : 

Life of life, my heart Thou stillest, 

Calm I rest on Thy breast, 
All this void Thou fillest. 



184 L M 

ALL praise to Thee, Eternal Lord, 
Clothed in a garb of flesh and blood ; 
Choosing a manger for Thy throne, 
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone. 

2 Once did the skies before Thee bow ; 
A Virgin's arms contain Thee now : 
Angels who did in Thee rejoice 
Xow listen for Thine infant voice. 

3 A little Child, Thou art our Guest, 
That weary ones in Thee may rest ; 
Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth, 

That we may rise to heaven from earth. 

4 Thou comest in the darksome night 
To make us children of the light, 
To make us, in the realms Divine, 

Like Thine own angels round Thee shine. 

155 



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5 All this for us Thy love hath done ; 
By this to Thee our love is won : 
For this we tune our cheerful lays, 
And shout our thanks in ceaseless praise. 



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£be Epiphany 

6.5.6.5. 12 1. 

'ROM the eastern mountains, 
Pressing on, they come, 
Wise men in their wisdom, 

To His humble home ; 
Stirred by deep devotion, 

Hasting from afar, 
Ever journeying onward, 
Guided by a star. 

Light of life that shineth 
Ere the worlds began, 
Draw Thou near, and lighten 
Every heart of man. 

2 Thou who in a manger 
Once hast lowly lain, 

Who dost now in glory 

O'er all kingdoms reign, 
Gather in the heathen, 

Who in lands afar 
Ne'er have seen the brightness 

Of Thy guiding star. 
Light of life, etc. 

3 Gather in the outcasts, 
All who've gone' astray, 

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Throw Thy radiance o'er them, 
Guide them on their way : 

Those who never knew Thee, 
Those who've wandered far, 

Guide them by the brightness 
Of Thy guiding star. 
Lioht of life, etc. 

4 Onward through the darkness 

Of the lonely night, 
Shining still before them 

With Thy kindly light, 
Guide them, Jew and Gentile, 

Homew r ard from afar, 
Young and old together, 

By Thy guiding star. 
Light of life, etc. 

5 Until every nation, 

Whether bond or free, 
'Neath Thy starlit banner, 

Jesus, follows Thee 
O'er the distant mountains 

To that heavenly home, 
Where nor sin nor sorrow 

Evermore shall come. 
Light of life, etc. 

186 777777 

AS with gladness men of old 
Did the guiding star behold ; 
As with joy they hailed its light, 
Leading onward, beaming bright: 
So, most gracious God, may we 
Evermore be led to Thee. 

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2 As with joyful steps they sped 
To that lowly manger-bed, 
There to bend the knee before 
Him whom heaven and earth adore ; 
So may we with willing feet 

Ever seek Thy mercy-seat. 

3 As they offered gifts most rare 
At that manger rude and bare ; 
So may we with holy joy, 
Pure, and free from sin's alloy, 
All our costliest treasures bring, 
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King. 

4 Holy Jesus, every day 
Keep us in the narrow way ; 
And, when earthly things are past, 
Bring our ransomed souls at last 
Where they need no star to guide, 
Where no clouds Thy glory hide. 

5 In the heavenly country bright 
Need they no created light ; 
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown, 
Thou its Sun which goes not down ; 
There for ever may we sing 
Alleluias to our King. 

187 ii. io. ii. jo. 

BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the 
morning, 
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid; 
Star of the east, the horizon adorning, 
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 
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2 Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining ; 

Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall: 
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining, 
Maker and Monarch and Saviour of all. 

3 Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion, 

Odors of Edom and offerings Divine, 
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean, 
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine? 

4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation ; 

Vainly with gifts would His favor secure : 
Richer by far is the heart's adoration ; 

Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor. 

5 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, 

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid ; 
Star of the east, the horizon adorning, 

Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 



188 c. m. 

V HE race that long in darkness pined 
Have seen a glorious Light ; 
The people dwell in day, who dwelt 
In death's surrounding night. 



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2 To hail Thy rise, Thou better Sun, 

The oratherino- nations come, 

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Joyous as when the reapers bear 
The harvest-treasures home. 

3 For Thou our burden hast removed, 

And quelled the oppressor's sway, 
Quick as the slaughtered squadrons fell 
In Midian's evil day. 
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4 To us a Child of Hope is born, 

To us a Son is given ; 
Him shall the tribes of earth obey, 
Him all the hosts of heaven. 

5 His Name shall be the Prince of Peace, 

For evermore adored, 
The Wonderful, the Counsellor, 
The great and mighty Lord. 

6 His power increasing still shall spread, 

His reign no end shall know : 
Justice shall guard His throne above, 
And peace abound below. 



189 8.7. 

AIL, Thou Source of every blessing, 
Sovereign Father of mankind ! 
Gentiles now, Thy grace possessing, 
In Thy courts admission find. 



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2 Grateful now we fall before Thee, 

In Thy Church obtain a place ; 
Now by faith behold Thy glory, 
Praise Thy truth, adore Thy grace. 

3 Once far off, but now invited, 

We approach Thy sacred throne ; 
In Thy covenant united, 

Reconciled, redeemed, made one. 

4 Now revealed to Eastern sages, 

Sec the star of mercy shine: 
Mystery hid in former ages, 
Mystery great of love Divine. 

160 



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5 Hail, Thou manifested Saviour ! 

Gentiles now their offerings brine 
In Thy temple seek Thy favor, 
Jesus Christ, our Lord and King 

6 May we, body, soul, and spirit, 

Live devoted to Thy praise, 
Glorious realms of bliss inherit, 
Grateful anthems ever raise. 



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190 7777 

*ORTY days and forty nights . 
Thou wast fasting in the wild ; 
Forty days and forty nights 
Tempted, and yet undefiled. 



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2 Sunbeams scorching all the day ; 

Chilly dewdrops nightly shed ; 
Prowling beasts about Thy way ; 
Stones Thy pillow ; earth Thy bed. 

3 Shall not we Thy sorrow share, 

And from earthly joys abstain, 
Fasting with unceasing prayer, 
Glad with Thee to suffer pain ? 

4 And if Satan, vexing sore, 

Flesh or spirit should assail, 
Thou, his Vanquisher before, 

Grant we may not faint nor fail. 
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5 So shall we have peace Divine ; 
Holier gladness ours shall be ; 
Round us too shall angels shine, 
Such as ministered to Thee. 



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191 c. m. 

WHAT grace, O Lord, and beauty shone 
Around Thy steps below ; 
What patient love was seen in all 
Thy life and death of woe. 

2 For even on Thy burdened heart 

A weight of sorrow hung ; 
Yet no ungentle, murmuring word 
Escaped Thy silent tongue. 

3 Thy foes might hate, despise, revile, 

Thy friends unfaithful prove ; 
Unwearied in forgiveness still, 
Thy heart could only love. 

4 O give us hearts to love like Thee, 

Like Thee, O Lord, to grieve 

Far more for others' sins than all 

The wrongs that we receive. 

5 One with Thyself, may every eye 

In us, Thy brethren, see 
That gentleness and grace that spring 
From union, Lord, with Thee. 

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192 6.6.6.6.8.S. 

YE immortal throng 
Of angels round the throne, 
Join with our feeble song, 

To make the Saviour known : 
On earth ye knew 
His wondrous grace ; 
His glorious face 
In heaven ye view. 

Ye saw the heaven-born Child 

In human flesh arrayed, 
Benevolent and mild, 

While in the manger laid : 
And " Praise to God, 
And peace on earth," 
For such a birth, 
Proclaimed aloud. 

Around the bloody tree 

Ye pressed with strong desire 
That wondrous sight to see, 
The Lord of life expire : 
And could your eyes 
Have known a tear, 
Had dropped it there 
In sad surprise. 

Around His sacred tomb 

A willing watch ye keep 
Till the blest moment come 

To rouse Him from His sleep : 
Then rolled the stone, 
And all adored 
Your rising Lord 
With joy unknown. 
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When, all arrayed in light, 

The shining Conqueror rode, 
Ye hailed His rapturous flight 
Up to the throne of God, 
And waved around 
Your golden wings, 
And struck your strings 
Of sweetest sound. 

The warbling notes pursue, 

And louder anthems raise, 
While mortals sing with you 
Their own Redeemer's praise 
And thou, my heart, 
With equal flame, 
And joy the same, 
Perform thy part. 



193 L. M. 

MASTER, let me walk with Thee 
In lowly paths of service free ; 
Tell me Thy secret ; help me bear 
The strain of toil, the fret of care. 



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Help me the slow of heart to move 
By some clear winning word of love ; 
Teach me the wayward feet to stay, 
And guide them in the homeward way. 

Teach me Thy patience ; still with Thee 
In closer, dearer company, 
In work that keeps faith sweet and strong, 
In trust that triumphs over wrong ; 
164 



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4 In hope that sends a shining- ray 

Far down the future's broadening way ; 
In peace that only Thou canst give, 
With Thee, O Master, let me live. 



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194 L M 

Y dear Redeemer and my Lord, 
I read my duty in Thy word ; 
But in Thy life the law appears 
Drawn out in living characters. 

2 Such was Thy truth, and such Thy zeal, 
Such deference to Thy Father's will, 
Such love, and meekness so Divine, 
I would transcribe and make them mine. 

3 Cold mountains and the midnight air 
Witnessed the fervor of Thy prayer ; 
The desert Thy temptations knew, 
Thy conflict and Thy victory too. 

4 Be Thou my Pattern ; make me bear 
More of Thy gracious image here : 
Then God the Judge shall own my name 
Amongst the followers of the Lamb. 



195 s. m 

*HOU say'st, "Take up thy cross, 
O man, and follow Me :" 
The night is black, the feet are slack, 
Yet we would follow Thee. 



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But, O dear Lord, we cry, 

That we Thy face could see ! 

Thy blessed face one moment's space — 
Then might we follow Thee ! 

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Sesus Gbrist our Xorfc 

3 Dim tracts of time divide 

Those golden days from me ; 
Thy voice comes strange o'er years of 
change ; 
How can I follow Thee ? 

4 Comes faint and far Thy voice 

From vales of Galilee ; 
Thy vision fades in ancient shades ; 
How should we follow Thee ? 

5 O heavy cross — of faith 

In what we cannot see ! 
As once of yore Thyself restore, 
And help to follow Thee. 

6 If not as once Thou cam'st 

In true humanity, 
Come yet as Guest within the breast 
That burns to follow Thee. 

7 Within our heart of hearts 

In nearest nearness be : 
Set up Thy throne within Thine own : 
Go, Lord : we follow Thee. 

196 6.4.6.4.D. 

FIERCE was the wild billow, 
Dark was the night ; 
Oars labored heavily, 

Foam glimmered white ; 
Trembled the mariners, 

Peril was nigh : 
Then said the God of God, 
" Peace ! It is I." 
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2 Ridge of the mountain-wave, 

Lower thy crest ! 
Wail of Euroclydon, 

Be thou at rest ! 
Sorrow can never be, 

Darkness must fly, 
Where saith the Light of Light, 

" Peace ! It is I." 

3 Jesus, Deliverer, 

Come Thou to me ; 
Soothe Thou my voyaging 

Over life's sea : 
Thou, when the storm of death 

Roars, sweeping by, 
Whisper, O Truth of Truth, 

" Peace ! It is I." 



197 s. m 

|ID Christ o'er sinners weep, 
And shall our cheeks be dry ? 
Let floods of penitential grief 
Burst forth from every eye. 



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2 The Son of God in tears 

The wondering anoels see : 
Be thou astonished, O my soul ; 
He shed those tears for thee. 

3 He wept that we might weep ; 

Each sin demands a tear ; 
In heaven alone no sin is found, 
And there's no weeping there. 
167 



3esus Cbrist our Xor& 
198 c. M. D. 

THINE arm, O Lord, in days of old 
Was strong to heal and save ; 
It triumphed o'er disease and death, 

O'er darkness and the grave. 
To Thee they went, the blind, the dumb, 

The palsied and the lame, 
The leper with his tainted life, 
The sick with fevered frame. 

2 And lo, Thy touch brought life and health, 

Gave speech, and strength, and sight ; 
And youth renewed and frenzy calmed 

Owned Thee, the Lord of light : 
And now, O Lord, be near to bless, 

Almighty as of yore, 
In crowded street, by restless couch, 

As by Gennesareth's shore. 

3 Though Love and Might no longer heal 

By touch, or word, or look ; 
Though they who do Thy work must read 

Thy laws in nature's book ; 
Yet come to heal the sick man's soul, 

Come, cleanse the leprous taint ; 
Give joy and peace where all is strife, 

And strength where all is faint. 

4 Be Thou our great Deliverer still, 

Thou Lord of life and death ; 
Restore and quicken, soothe and bless 

With Thine almighty breath. 
To hands that work and eyes that see 

Give wisdom's heavenly lore, 
That whole and sick, and weak and strong, 

May praise Thee evermore. 

168 



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Ube Xtfe, flilimstn?, ant) Example 

C. M. D. 
WHERE is He that trod the sea, 
O where is He that spake, 
And demons from their victims flee, 

The dead their slumbers break : 
The palsied rise in freedom strong, 

The dumb men talk and sing, 
And from blind eyes, benighted long, 
Bright beams of morning spring ? 

O where is He that trod the sea, 

O where is He that spake, 
And piercing words of liberty 

The deaf ears open shake ; 
And mildest words arrest the haste 

Of fever's deadly fire, 
And strong ones heal the weak who waste 

Their life in sad desire ? 

O where is He that trod the sea, 

O where is He that spake, 
And dark waves rolling heavily 

A glassy smoothness take ; 
And lepers, whose own flesh has been 

A solitary grave, 
See with amaze that they are clean, 

And cry, ki Tis He can save" ? 

O where is He that trod the sea ? 

'Tis only He can save ; 
To thousands hungering wearily 

A wondrous meal He gave ; 
Full soon, celestially fed, 

Their rustic fare they take ; 
169 



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'Twas springtide when He blest the bread, 
And harvest when He brake. 

O where is He that trod the sea ? 

My soul, the Lord is here : 
Let all thy fears be hushed in thee ; 

To leap, to look, to hear, 
Be thine : thy needs He'll satisfy. 

Art thou diseased or dumb, 
Or dost thou in thine hunger cry ? 

"I come," saith Christ, 4 T come." 



200 L M 

|N Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry 
Announces that the Lord is nigh ; 
Come then and hearken, for he brings 
Glad tidings from the King of kings. 



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2 E'en now the air, the sea, the land, 
Feel that their Maker is at hand ; 
The very elements rejoice, 

And welcome Him with cheerful voice. 

3 Then cleansed be every Christian breast, 
And furnished for so great a Guest ; 
Yea, let us each our hearts prepare 

For Christ to come and enter there. 

4 For Thou art our Salvation, Lord, 
Our Refuge and our great Reward ; 
Without Thy grace our souls must fade, 
And wither like a flower decayed. 

170 



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5 Stretch forth Thy hand to heal our sore, 
And make us rise, to fall no more ; 
Once more upon Thy people shine, 
And fill the world with love Divine. 

6 To Him, who left the throne of heaven 
To save mankind, all praise be given ; 
Like praise be to the Father done, 
And Holy Spirit, — Three in One. 

201 L M 

TEACH me, O Lord, Thy holy way, 
And give me an obedient mind ; 
That in Thy service I may find 
My soul's delight from day to day. 

2 Guide me, O Saviour, with Thy hand, 

And so control my thoughts and deeds, 
That I may tread the path which leads 
Right onward to the blessed land. 

3 Help me, O Saviour, here to trace 

The sacred footsteps Thou hast trod ; 
And, meekly walking with my God, 
To grow in goodness, truth, and grace. 

4 Guard me, O Lord, that I may ne'er 

Forsake the right, or do the wrong* : 
Against temptation make me strong. 
And round me spread Thy sheltering care. 

5 Bless me in every task, O Lord, 

Begun, continued, done for Thee : 
Fulfil Thy perfect work in me ; 
And Thine abounding" grace afford. 
171 



3esus Cbrist our XorO 

202 l. m. 

BEHOLD, the Master passeth by ! 
O seest thou not His pleading eye ? 
With low sad voice He calleth thee, 
" Leave this vain world, and follow Me." 

2 O soul, bowed down with harrowing care, 
Hast thou no thought for heaven to spare ? 
From earthly toils lift up thine eye ; 
Behold, the Master passeth by ! 

3 One heard Him calling long ago, 
And straightway left all things below, 
Counting his earthly gain as loss 
For Jesus and His blessed cross. 

4 That " Follow Me" his faithful ear 
Seemed every day afresh to hear : 
Its echoes stirred his spirit still, 

And fired his hope, and nerved his will. 

5 God gently calls us every day : 
Why should we then our bliss delay ? 
Thou, Lord, e'en now art calling me ; 
I will leave all, and follow Thee. 



203 c M 

ORD, Thou in all things like wast made 
To us, yet free from sin ; 
Then how unlike to us, O Lord, 
Replies the voice within. 



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Our faith is weak ; O Light of Light, 
Clear Thou our clouded view ; 

That Son of Man, and Son of God, 
We give Thee honor due. 
172 



Zhe Xife, /HMnistn?, an& Example 

3 O Son of Man, Thyself hast proved 

Our trials and our tears ; 
Life's thankless toil and scant repose, 
Death's agonies and fears. 

4 O Son of God, in glory raised, 

Thou sittest on Thy throne : 
Thence, by Thy pleadings and Thy grace, 
Still succoring Thine own. 

5 Brother and Saviour, Friend and judge ! 

To Thee, O Christ, be given 
To bind upon Thy crown the names 
Most blest in earth and heaven. 



204 c. m. 

ORD, as to Thy dear cross we flee, 
And plead to be forgiven, 
So let Thy life our pattern be, 
And form our souls for heaven. 



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2 Help us, through good report and ill, 

Our daily cross to bear ; 
Like Thee, to do our Father's will, 
Our brethren's griefs to share. 

3 Let grace our selfishness expel, 

Our earthliness refine ; 
And kindness in our bosoms dwell, 
As free and true as Thine. 

4 If joy shall at Thy bidding fly, 

And grief's dark day come on, 
We, in our turn, would meekly cry, 
<4 Father, Thy will be done." 



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5 Should friends misjudge, or foes defame, 

Or brethren faithless prove, 
Then, like Thine own, be all our aim 
To conquer them by love. 

6 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife, 

Forgiving and forgiven, 
O may we lead the pilgrim's life, 
And follow Thee to heaven. 



205 cm. 

MEAN may seem this house of clay, 
Yet 'twas the Lord's abode ; 
Our feet may mourn this thorny way, 
Yet here Emmanuel trod. 



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2 This fleshly robe the Lord did wear, 

This watch the Lord did keep, 
These burdens sore the Lord did bear, 
These tears the Lord did weep. 

3 Our very frailty brings us near 

Unto the Lord of heaven ; 
To every grief, to every tear, 
Such glory strange is given. 

4 But not this fleshly robe alone 

Shall link us, Lord, to Thee ; 
Not only in the tear and groan 
Shall the dear kindred be. 

5 We shall be reckoned for Thine own 

Because Thy heaven we share, 
Because we sing around Thy throne, 
And Thy bright raiment wear. 

174 



Zhc Xife, flninistrp, an& Example 

6 O mighty grace, our life to live, 
To make our earth Divine : 
O mighty grace, Thy heaven to give, 
And lift our life to Thine ! 



206 l. m. 

OW shall I follow Him I serve ? 
How shall I copy Him I love ? 
Nor from those blessed footsteps swerve, 
Which lead me to His seat above ? 



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2 Privations, sorrows, bitter scorn, 

The life of toil, the mean abode, 
The faithless kiss, the crown of thorn, — 
Are these the consecrated road ? 

3 'Twas thus He suffered, though a Son, 

Foreknowing, choosing, feeling all, 
Until the perfect work was done, 
And drunk the bitter cup of gall. 

4 Lord, should my path through suffering lie, 

Forbid it I should e'er repine ; 
Still let me turn to Calvary, 

Nor heed my griefs, remembering Thine. 

5 O let me think how Thou didst leave 

Untasted every pure delight, 
To fast, to faint, to watch, to grieve, 

The toilsome day, the homeless night : — 

6 To faint, to grieve, to die for me ! 

Thou earnest, not Thyself to please ; 
And, dear as earthly comforts be, 

Shall I not love Thee more than these ? 
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Yes, I would count them all but loss, 
To gain the notice of Thine eye : 

Flesh shrinks and trembles at the cross, 
But Thou canst give the victory. 



207 L. M. 

LOVE, how deep, how broad, how high, 
How passing thought and fantasy, 
That God, the Son of God, should take 
Our mortal form for mortals' sake ! 



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2 He sent no angel to our race, 
Of higher or of lower place, 

But wore the robe of human frame, 
And He Himself to this world came. 

3 For us baptized, for us He bore 
His holy fast, and hungered sore, 
For us temptations sharp He knew, 
For us the tempter overthrew. 

4 For us He preaches and He prays, 
Would do all things, would try all ways ; 
By words, and signs, and actions, thus 
Still seeking not Himself, but us. 

5 For us to wicked men betrayed, 
Scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed ; 
For us He bore the cross's death, 

For us at length gave up His breath. 

6 For us He rose from death again, 
For us He went on high to reign, 
For us He sent His Spirit here 

To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer. 

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7 All honor, laud, and glory be, 
O Jesus, Virgin-born, to Thee ; 
All glory, as is ever meet, 
To Father, and to Paraclete. 

208 ] M 

OWHO like Thee so calm, so bright, 
. Thou Son of Man, Thou Light of Light ! 
O who like Thee did ever go 
So patient through a world of woe ! 

2 O who like Thee so humbly bore 
The scorn, the scoffs of men before ; 
So meek, forgiving, Godlike, high, 
So glorious in humility ! 

3 And all Thy life's unchanging years, 
A man of sorrows and of tears, 

The cross, where all our sins were laid, 
Upon Thy bending shoulders weighed ; 

4 And death, which sets the prisoner free, 
Was pang, and scoff, and scorn to Thee ; 
Yet love through all Thy torture glowed, 
And mercy with Thy life-blood flowed. 

5 O in Thy light be mine to go, 
Illuming all this way of woe ; 
And give me ever on the road 

To trace Thy footsteps, Son of God. 



209 s. m. 

A VOICE by Jordan's shore, 
A summons stern and clear : 
"Reform ; be just, and sin no more: 
God's judgment draweth near !" 



3esus Christ our Xorfc 

2 A voice by Galilee, 

A holier voice I hear : 
" Love God ; thy neighbor love : for see 
God's mercy draweth near !" 

3 O voice of Duty, still 

Speak forth : I hear with awe ; 
In thee I own the sovereign will, 
Obey the sovereign law. 

4 Thou higher voice of Love, 

Yet speak thy word in me ; 
Through duty, let me upward move 
To thy pure liberty. 



210 c m 

'HOU art the Way: to Thee alone 
From sin and death we flee ; 
And he who would the Father seek 
Must seek Him, Lord, by Thee. 



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2 Thou art the Truth : Thy word alone 
True wisdom can impart ; 
Thou only canst inform the mind, 
And purify the heart. 



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Thou art the Life : the rending tomb 
Proclaims Thy conquering arm, 

And those who put their trust in Thee 
Nor death nor hell shall harm. 

4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life : 
Grant us that Way to know, 
That Truth to keep, that Life to win, 
Whose- joys eternal flow. 
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ORD Jesus, on the holy mount 
We would abide with Thee, 
Still drinking from the blessed fount 
Of grace, so rich and free. 



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2 There prophets praise Thy glorious Name, 

And deeds which Thou hast done ; 
And there the Father's words proclaim 
His own beloved Son. 

3 The rays of Thy transfigured face 

Beam with such a-olden lio-ht 
That we would never leave the place, 
Nor lose the heavenly sight. 

4 But there is work on earth to do, 

The suffering soul to heal ; 
The harvest great, the laborers few 
Thy kingdom to reveal. 

5 We may not linger on the mount, 

Where bright Thy glories shine ; 
We may not taste the sacred fount 
Of blessedness Divine : 

6 But let some beams of heavenly light 

Make bright our earthly way ; 
Then grant the beatific sight 
Of heaven and endless day. 



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£be i£ntr$ into Jerusalem 

7.6.7.6.D. 

HOW shall I receive Thee, 
How meet Thee on Thy way, 
Blest Hope of every nation, 
My soul's Delight and Stay? 

Jesus, Jesus, give me 
Now by Thine own pure light, 

To know whate'er is pleasing 
And welcome in Thy sight. 

2 Thy Zion palms is strewing, 
And branches fresh and fair ; 

My heart to praise awaking, 

Her anthem shall prepare. 
Perpetual thanks and praises 

Forth from my heart shall spring ; 

1 to Thy Name the service 
Of all my powers will bring. 

3 Love caused Thy incarnation, 

Love brought Thee down to me ; 
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Thy thirst for my salvation 

Procured my liberty : 
O love beyond all telling, 

That led Thee to embrace, 
In love all love excelling, 

Our lost and fallen race. 

4 Ye, who with guilty terror 
Are trembling, fear no more : 

With love and grace the Saviour 
Shall you to hope restore, 

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He comes : He comes, who sinners 
Shall with the children place, 

The children of His Father, 
The heirs of life and grace. 



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LL glory, laud, and honor 
To Thee, Redeemer, King ! 
To whom the lips of children 
Made sweet hosannas ring. 



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2 Thou art the King of Israel, 

Thou David's royal Son, 
Who in the Lord's Name comest, 
The King and Blessed One. 
All glory, etc. 

3 The company of angels 

Are praising Thee on high, 
And mortal men, and all things 
Created, make reply. 
All glory, etc. 

4 The people of the Hebrews 

With palms before Thee went ; 
Our praise and prayer and anthems 
Before Thee we present. 
All glory, etc. 

5 To Thee, before Thy passion, 

They sang their hymns of praise ; 
To Thee, now high exalted, 
Our melody we raise. 
All <dorv, etc. 
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6 Thou didst accept their praises ; 
Accept the prayers we bring, 
Who in all good delightest, 

Thou good and gracious King. 
All glory, etc. 

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RIDE on ! ride on in majesty ! 
Hark ! all the tribes Hosanna cry ; 
O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road 
With palms and scattered garments strowec 

2 Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die : 

O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin 
O'er captive death and conquered sin. 

3 Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
The winged squadrons of the sky 
Look down with sad and wondering eyes 
To see the approaching sacrifice. 

4 Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 

Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh ; 
The Father on His sapphire throne 
Expects His own Anointed Son. 

5 Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die ; 

Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain, 
Then take, () God, Thy power, and reign. 



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215 7-7-7-7 

THRONED upon the awful tree, 
Kinof of grief, I watch with Thee : 
Darkness veils Thine anguished face, 
None its lines of woe can trace, 
None can tell what pangs unknown 
Hold Thee silent and alone. 

2 Silent through those three dread hours, 
Wrestling with the evil powers, 

Left alone with human sin, 
Gloom around Thee and within, 
Till the appointed time is nigh, 
Till the Lamb of God may die. 

3 Hark that cry that peals aloud 
Upward through the whelming cloud ! 
Thou, the Father's only Son, 

Thou, His own Anointed One, 
Thou dost ask Him — can it be? 
44 Why hast Thou forsaken Me?" 

4 Lord, should fear and anguish roll 
Darkly o'er my sinful soul, 
Thou, who once wast thus bereft 
That Thine own might ne'er be left — 
Teach me by that bitter cry 

In the gloom to know Thee nigh. 



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O to dark Gethsemane, 

Ye that feel the tempter's power ; 
Your Redeemer's conflict see ; 

Watch with Him one bitter hour: 
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Turn not from His griefs away ; 
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 

Follow to the judgment-hall ; 

View the Lord of life arraigned. 
O the wormwood and the gall ! 

O the pangs His soul sustained ! 
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss ; 
Learn of Him to bear the cross. 

Calvary's mournful mountain climb ; 

There, adoring at His feet, 
Mark that miracle of time, 

God's own sacrifice complete : 
"It is finished!" — hear the cry; 
Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 

Early hasten to the tomb 

Where they laid His breathless clay 
All is solitude and gloom ; 

Who hath taken Him away ? 
Christ is risen ! He meets our eyes. 
Saviour, teach us so to rise. 



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SACRED Head, now wounded, 
With grief and shame weighed down ; 
Now scornfully surrounded 

With thorns, Thine only crown : 
O sacred Head, what glory, 

What bliss till now was Thine ! 
Yet, though despised and gory, 
I joy to call Thee mine. 
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2 O noblest brow and dearest, 

In other days the world 
All feared when Thou appearedst ; 

What shame on Thee is hurled ! 
How art Thou pale with anguish, 

With sore abuse and scorn ; 
How does that visage languish 

Which once was bright as morn ! 

3 What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered 

Was all for sinners' gain : 
Mine, mine was the transgression, 

But Thine the deadly pain. 
Lo, here I fall, my Saviour ! 

'Tis I deserve Thy place ; 
Look on me with Thy favor, 

Vouchsafe to me Thy grace. 

4 What language shall I borrow 

To thank Thee, dearest Friend, 
For this Thy dying sorrow, 

Thy pity without end ? 
O make me Thine for ever ; 

And should I fainting be, 
Lord, let me never, never 

Outlive my love to Thee. 

5 Be near when I am dying, 

O show Thy cross to me ; 
And for my succor flying, 

Come, Lord, to set me free : 
These eyes, new faith receiving, 

From Jesus shall not move ; 
For he who dies believing, 

Dies safely, through Thy love. 
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SWEET the moments, rich in blessing 
Which before the cross I spend ; 
Life and health and peace possessing 
From the sinner's dying Friend. 

2 Here I'll sit, for ever viewing 

Mercy's streams in streams of blood 
Precious drops, my soul bedewing, 
Plead and claim my peace with God. 

3 Truly blessed is this station, 

Low before His cross to lie, 

While I see Divine compassion 

Pleading in His languid eye. 

4 Love and grief my heart dividing, 

With my tears His feet I'll bathe ; 
Constant still in faith abiding, 
Life deriving from His death. 



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LAS ! and did my Saviour bleed, 
And did my Sovereign die ! 
Would He devote that sacred head 
For such a worm as I ! 



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Was it for crimes that I had done 
He groaned upon the tree ! 

Amazing pity ! Grace unknown ! 
And love beyond degree ! 

Well might the sun in darkness hide, 

And shut his glories in, 
When I [e, the mighty Maker, died 

For man the creature's sin. 

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4 Thus might I hide my blushing face 

While His dear cross appears ; 
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, 
And melt my eyes to tears. 

5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay 

The debt of love I owe ; 
Here, Lord, I give myself away, 
'Tis all that I can do. 

220 C. M. 

WEEP not for Him who onward bears 
His cross to Calvary ; 
He does not ask man's pitying tears, 
Who wills for man to die. 

2 The awful sorrow of His face, 

The bowinor Q f His frame, 
Come not from torture or disgrace ; 
He fears not cross or shame. 

3 There is a deeper pang of grief, 

An agony unknown, 
In which His love finds no relief; 
He bears it all alone. 

4 He thinks of all for whom His life 

Of lowliness and pain, 
And weariness and care and strife, 
Will be, alas, in vain. 

5 He sees the souls for whom He dies 

Yet clinging to their sin, 
And heirs of mansions in the skies 
Who will not enter in. 

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6 Ah ! this, my Saviour, was the shame 

That bowed Thy head so low ; 
These were the wounds that racked Thy frame, 
And made Thy tears to flow. 

7 O may I in Thy sorrow share, 

And mourn that sins of mine 
Should ever wound with grief or care 
That loving heart of Thine. 



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THOU, the Eternal Son of God, 
The Lamb for sinners slain, 
We worship, while Thy head is bowed 
In agony and pain. 



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2 None tread with Thee the holy place ; 

Thou sufferest alone ; 
Thine is the perfect sacrifice 
Which only can atone. 

3 Thou Great High Priest, Thy glory-robes 

To-day are laid aside ; 
And human sorrows, Son of Man, 
Thy Godhead seem to hide. 

4 The cross is sharp, but in Thy woe 

This is the lightest part ; 
Our sin it is which pierces Thee, 
And breaks Thy sacred heart. 

5 Who love Thee most, at Thy dear cross, 

Will truest, Lord, abide ; 
Make Thou that cross our only hope, 
O Jesus crucified. 



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*IS midnight ; and on Olive's brow 

The star is dimmed that lately shone : 
'Tis midnight ; in the garden, now, 
The suffering Saviour prays alone. 



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2 'Tis midnight ; and, from all removed, 

Emmanuel wrestles lone with fears : 
E'en the disciple that He loved 

Heeds not his Master's grief and tears. 

3 'Tis midnight ; and, for others' guilt, 

The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood : 
Yet He that hath in anguish knelt 
Is not forsaken by His God. 

4 'Tis midnight ; from the heavenly plains 

Is borne the song that angels know : 
Unheard by mortals are the strains 

That sweetly soothe the Saviour's woe. 

223 L. M. 

WHEN I survey the wondrous cross 
On which the Prince of glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss, 

And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, 

Save in the death of Christ my God : 
All the vain things that charm me most, 
I sacrifice them to His blood. 

3 See, from His head, His hands, His feet, 

Sorrow and love flow mingled down : 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ? 



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4 Were the whole realm of nature mine, 
That were a present far too small ; 
Love so amazing, so Divine, 

Demands my soul, my life, -my all. 



224 L. M. 

VOICE upon the midnight air, 
Where Kedron's moonlit waters stray, 
Weeps forth in agony of prayer, 
"O Father, take this cup away." 



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2 Ah ! Thou who sorrowest unto death, 

We conquer in Thy mortal fray ; 
And earth for all her children saith, 
"O God, take not this cup away." 

3 O Lord of sorrow, meekly die : 

Thou'lt heal or hallow all our woe ; 

Thy Name refresh the mourner's sigh, 

Thy peace revive the faint and low. 

4 Great Chief of faithful souls, arise ; 

None else can lead the martyr-band, 
Who teach the brave how peril flies, 
When faith, unarmed, uplifts the hand. 

5 O King of earth, the cross ascend ; 

O'er climes and ages 'tis Thy throne : 
Where'er Thy fading eye may bend, 
The desert blooms, and is Thine own. 

6 Thy parting blessing, Lord, we pray : 

Make but one fold below, above; 
And when wet go the last lone way, 
O give the welcome of Thy love, 
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N the cross of Christ I glory, 

Towering- o'er the wrecks of time ; 
All the light of sacred story 

Gathers round its head sublime. 



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2 When the woes of life o'ertake me, 

Hopes deceive, and fears annoy, 
Never shall the cross forsake me : 
Lo ! it glows with peace and joy. 

3 When the sun of bliss is beaming 

Light and love upon my way, 
From the cross the radiance streaming 
Adds more lustre to the day. 

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, 

By the cross are sanctified ; 
Peace is there that knows no measure, 
Joys that through all time abide. 

5 In the cross of Christ I glory, 

Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; 
All the light of sacred story 

Gathers round its head sublime. 



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ARK ! the voice of love and mercy 
Sounds aloud from Calvary ; 
See, it rends the rocks asunder, 

Shakes the earth, and veils the sky : 

kk It is finished !" 
Hear the dying Saviour cry. 

2 4 Tt is finished!" — O what pleasure 
Do these precious words afford ; 
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Heavenly blessings, without measure, 
Flow to us from Christ the Lord : 

"It is finished !" 
Saints, the dying words record. 

3 Finished all the types -and shadows 

Of the ceremonial law ; 
Finished all that God had promised ; 
Death and hell no more shall awe : 

" It is finished !" 
Saints, from hence your comfort draw. 

4 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs, 

Join to sing the pleasing theme ; 
All in earth, and all in heaven, 

Join to praise Emmanuel's Name : 

Alleluia ! 
Glory to the bleeding Lamb. 

227 7.77.6. 

Part I. 

" Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do" 

JESUS, in Thy dying woes, 
Even while Thy life-blood flows, 
Craving pardon for Thy foes : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

2 Saviour, for our pardon sue, 
When our sins Thy pangs renew, 
For we know not what we do : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

3 O may we, who mercy need, 

Be like Thee in heart and deed, 
When with wrong our spirits bleed : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 
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Part II. 
" To-day shalt thou be with Me in Paradise" 

i Jesus, pitying the sighs 

Of the thief who near Thee dies, 
Promising him Paradise : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

2 May we in our guilt and shame, 
Still Thy love and mercy claim, 
Calling humbly on Thy Name : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

3 O remember us who pine, 
Looking from our cross to Thine ; 
Cheer our souls with hope Divine : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

Part III. 
" Woman, behold thy Son/" "Behold thy mother F 

i Jesus, loving to the end 

Her whose heart Thy sorrows rend, 
And Thy dearest human friend : 

Hear us. Holy Jesus. 

2 May we in Thy sorrows share, 
And for Thee all peril dare, 
And enjoy Thy tender care: 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

3 May we all Thy loved ones be, 
All one holy family, 

Loving for the love of Thee: 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

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Tart IV. 
" J/y GV^/, J/r c^W, why hast Thou forsaken Mef y 

i Jesus, whelmed in fears unknown. 
With our evil left alone, 
While no light from heaven is shown: 
Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

2 When we vainly seem to pray, 
And our hope seems far away, 
In the darkness he our Stay : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus, 

3 Though no Father seem to hear, 
Though no light our spirits cheer, 
Tell our faith that God is near : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

Part V. 
' * / thirst. ' ' 

i Jesus, in Thy thirst and pain, 

While Thy wounds Thy life-blood drain, 
Thirsting more our love to gain : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

2 Thirst for us in mercy still ; 
All Thy holy work fulfil ; 
Satisfy Thy loving will : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

3 May wc thirst Thy love to know : 
Lead us in our sin and woe 

Where the healing waters flow : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 
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Part VI. 
" // is finished, ' 

i [esus, all our ransom paid, 
All Thy Father's will obeyed ; 
By Thy sufferings perfect made : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

i Save us in our soul's distress ; 
Be our Help to cheer and bless, 
While we grow in holiness : 

Hear us, 1 [oly lesus. 

3 Brighten all our heavenward way 
With an ever holier ray. 
Till we pass to perfect day : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

F'ART VII. 

" Father \ into Thy hands I commend My spirit." 

i Jesus, all Thy labor vast. 

All Thy woe and conflict past ; 
Yielding up Thy soul at last : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

2 When the death shades round us lowei 
Guard us from the tempter's power, 
Keep us in that trial hour : 

Hear us, Holy Jesus. 

3 May Thy life and death supply 

Grace to live and grace to die, 
Grace to reach the home on high : 
Hear us. Holy fe 



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PERFECT life of love ! 
All, all is finished now : 
All that He left His throne above 
To do for us below. 



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2 No work is left undone 

Of all the Father willed ; 
His toil, His sorrows, one by one, 
The Scripture have fulfilled. 

3 No pain that we can share 

But He has felt its smart ; 
All forms of human grief and care 
Have pierced that tender heart. 

4 And on His thorn-crowned head, 

And on His sinless soul, 
Our sins in all their guilt were laid, 
That He might make us whole. 

5 In perfect love He dies ; 

For me He dies, for me : 
O all-atoning Sacrifice, 
I cling by faith to Thee. 

6 In every time of need, 

Before the judgment-throne, 
Thy work, O Lamb of God, I'll plead, 
Thy merits, not my own. 

7 Yet work, () Lord, in me, 

As Thou for me hast wrought ; 
And let my love the answer be 
To grace Thy love lias brought, 
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229 ii.io.ii.io. 

MY Lord, my Master, at Thy feet adoring, 
I see Thee bowed beneath Thy load of 
woe : 
For me, a sinner, is Thy life-blood pouring ; 
For Thee, my Saviour, scarce my tears will flow. 

2 Thine own disciple to the Jews has sold Thee ; 

With friendship's kiss and loyal word he came : 
How oft of faithful love my lips have told Thee, 
While Thou hast seen my falsehood and my 
shame. 

3 With taunts and scoffs they mock what seems 

Thy weakness, 
With blows and outrage adding pain to pain : 
Thou art unmoved and steadfast in Thy meek- 
ness ; 
When I am wronged how quickly I complain. 

4 My Lord, my Saviour, when I see Thee wearing 

Upon Thy bleeding brow the crown of thorn, 
Shall I for pleasure live, or shrink from bearing 
Whate'er my lot may be of pain or scorn ? 

5 O Victim of Thy love ! O pangs most healing ! 

saving death ! O wounds that I adore ! 

O shame most glorious ! Christ, before Thee 
kneeling. 

1 pray Thee keep me Thine for evermore. 



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230 8.7.8.7.7.7. 

ALL is o'er, the pain, the sorrow, 
Human taunts and fiendish spite ; 
Death shall be despoiled to-morrow 
Of the prey he grasps to-night: 
Yet awhile, His own to save, 
Christ must linger in the grave. 

2 Dark and still the cell that holds Him, 

While in brief repose He lies ; 
Deep the slumber that enfolds Him, 
Veiled awhile from mortal eyes ; 

Slumber such as needs must be 

After hard-won victory. 

3 Fierce and deadly was the anguish 

Which on yonder cross He bore ; 
How did soul and body languish 
Till the toil of death was o'er : 
But that toil, so fierce and dread, 
Bruised and crushed the serpent's head. 

4 All night long, with plaintive voicing, 

Chant His requiem soft and low : 
Loftier strains of loud rejoicing 

From to-morrow's harps shall flow : 

11 Death and hell at length are slain ! 

Christ hath triumphed ! Christ doth reign !" 



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231 ii.ii.ii.ii.ii. 

" \\ 7ELCOME, happy morning!" age to age 

VV shall say: 
1 [ell to-day is vanquished ; heaven is won to-day. 
Lo ! the Dead is living, God for evermore! 
Him their true Creator, all His works adore. 
" Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall 
say. 

2 Earth with joy confesses, clothing her for spring, 
All good gifts returned with her returning King : 
Bloom in every meadow, leaves on every bough, 
Speak His sorrows ended, hail His triumph now. 
Hell to-day is vanquished ; heaven is won to-day. 

; Months in due succession, days of lengthening 

H S ht ' 
Hours and passing moments praise thee in 

their flight ; 
Brightness of the morning, sky and fields and 

sea, 
Vanquisher of darkness, bring their praise to 

Thee. 
"Welcome, happy morning!" age to age shall 

say. 

4 Maker and Redeemer, Life and Health of all, 
Thou from heaven beholding human nature's fall, 
Of the Father's Godhead true and only Son, 
Manhood to deliver, manhood didst put on. 
Hell to-day is vanquished ; heaven is won to-day. 

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5 Thou, of life the Author, death didst undergo, 
Tread the path of darkness, saving strength to 

show ; 
Come, then, True and Faithful, now fulfil Thy 

word, 
lis Thine own third morning : rise, O buried 

Lord. 
"Welcome, happy morning !" age to age shall 

say. 

6 Loose the souls long prisoned, bound with Satan's 

chain ; 
All that now is fallen raise to life again ; 
Show Thy face in brightness, bid the nations see ; 
Bring again our daylight : day returns with Thee. 
Hell to-day is vanquished ; heaven is won to-day. 

232 7.6.7.6.D. 

THE day of resurrection ! 
Earth, tell it out abroad ; 
The Passover of gladness, 

The Passover of God. 
Erom death to life eternal, 

From this world to the sky, 
Our Christ hath brought us over. 
With hymns of victory. 

2 Our hearts be pure from evil, 
That we may see aright 
The Lord in rays eternal 

Of resurrection-light ; 
And, listening to i lis accents, 

May hear, so calm and plain, 
His own ".Ml hail!" and hearing, 
May raise the victor-strain. 
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3 Now let the heavens be joyful, 
Let earth her song begin ; 

Let the round world keep triumph, 

And all that is therein ; 
Invisible and visible, 

Their notes let all things blend, 
For Christ the Lord hath risen, 

Our Joy that hath no end. 

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COME, ye faithful, raise the strain 
Of triumphant gladness : 
God hath brought His Israel 

Into joy from sadness ; 
Loosed from Pharaoh's bitter yoke 

Jacob's sons and daughters ; 
Led them with unmoistened foot 
Through the Red Sea waters. 

2 'Tis the spring of souls to-day : 

Christ hath burst His prison, 
And from three days' sleep in death 

As a sun hath risen ; 
All the winter of our sins, 

Long and dark, is flying 
From His light, to whom we give 

Laud and praise undying. 

3 Now the Queen of seasons, bright 

With the day of splendor, 
With the royal feast of feasts, 

Comes its joy to render ; 
Comes to glad Jerusalem, 

Who with true affection 



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Welcomes in unwearied strains 
Jesus' resurrection. 

Neither might the gates of death, 

Nor the tomb's dark portal, 
Nor the watchers, nor the seal, 

Hold Thee as a mortal : 
But to-day amidst the Twelve 

Thou didst stand, bestowing 
That Thy peace, which evermore 

Passeth human knowing-. 



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CHRIST the Lord is risen to-day," 
Sons of men and angels say : 
Raise your joys and triumphs high ; 
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply. 

2 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal ; 
Christ has burst the gates of hell : 
Death in vain forbids His rise ; 
Christ has opened Paradise. 

3 Lives again our glorious King : 
Where, O death, is now thy sting? 
Once He died, our souls to save : 
Where thy victory, O grave ? 

4 Soar we now where Christ has led, 
Following our exalted (lead: 
Made like Him, like Him we rise; 

( )urs the cross, the grave, the skies. 



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5 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven ! 
Praise to Thee by both be given : 
Thee we greet triumphant now ; 
Hail, the Resurrection Thou ! 



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THE morning purples all the sky, 
The air with praises rings ; 
Defeated hell stands sullen by, 

The world exulting sings ; 
Glory to God ! our glad lips cry ; 

All praise and worship be 
On earth, in heaven, to God Most High, 
For Christ's great victory. 

2 While He, the King all strong to save, 

Rends the dark doors away, 
And through the breaches of the grave 
Strides forth into the day. 
Glory to God ! etc. 

3 Death's captive, in his gloomy prison 

Fast fettered He has lain ; 
But He has mastered death, is risen, 
And death wears now the chain. 
Glory to God ! etc. 

4 The shining angels cry, "Away 

With grief; no spices bring; 
Not tears, but songs, this joyful day, 
Should greet the rising King !" 
Glory to God ! etc. 



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5 That Thou our Paschal Lamb mayst be, 
And endless joy begin, 
Jesus, Deliverer, set us free 
From the dread death of sin. 
Glory to God ! etc. 



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TO Thee and to Thy Christ, O God, 
We sing, we ever sing ; 
For He the lonely wine-press trod, 

Our cup of joy to bring. 
His glorious arm the strife maintained, 

He marched in might from far ; 
His robes were with the vintage stained, 
Red with the wine of war. 

2 To Thee and to Thy Christ, O God, 

We sing, we ever sing ; 
For He invaded death's abode, 

And robbed him of his sting. 
The house of dust enthralls no more, 

For He, the Strong to save, 
Himself doth guard that silent door, 

Great Keeper of the grave. 

3 To Thee and to Thy Christ, O God, 

We sing, we ever sing ; 
For He hath crushed beneath His rod 

The world's proud rebel king. 
He plunged in His imperial strength 

To gulfs of darkness down ; 
He brought His trophy up at length, 

The foiled usurper's crown. 
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4 To Thee and to Thy Christ, () God, 
We sing\ we ever sing ; 
For He redeemed us with His blood 

From ever)' evil thing. 
Thy saving strength His arm upbore, 

The arm that set us free : 
Glory, O God, for evermore 

He to Thy Christ and Thee. 



237 IO. I I. I T. IT. 12. I I. IO. I I. 

LIFT your glad voices in triumph on high, 
For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die : 
Vain were the terrors that gathered around Him, 
And short the dominion of death and the grave ; 
He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound 
Him, 
Resplendent in glory to live and to save. 
Loud was the chorus of angels on high. 
"The Saviour hath risen, and man cannot die." 



2 Glory to God, in full anthems of joy ! 

The being He gave us death cannot destroy : 
Sad were the life we must part with to-morrow, 
If tears were our birthright, and death were our 
end ; 
But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sor- 
row, 
And bade us, immortal, to heaven ascend. 
Lift, then, your voices in triumph on high. 
For [esus hath risen, and man shall not die. 






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8.7.8.7.D. 
LLELUIA ! Alleluia ! 

Hearts to heaven and voices raise ; 
Sing to God a hymn of gladness, 
Sing to God a hymn of praise : 
I [e who on the cross a Victim 

For the world's salvation bled, 
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, 
Now is risen from the dead. 

2 Christ is risen, Christ the first fruits 
Of the holy harvest-field, 

Which will all its full abundance 

At His second coming yield : 
Then the golden ears of harvest 

Will their heads before Him wave, 
Ripened by His glorious sunshine 

From the furrows of the grave. 

3 Christ is risen ; we are risen. 
Shed upon us heavenly grace, 

Rain and dew and gleams of glory 
From the brightness of Thy face ; 

That we, Lord, with hearts in heaven, 
Here on earth may fruitful be, 

And by angel-hands be gathered, 
And be ever safe with Thee. 

4 Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Glory be to God on high ; 

To the Father, and the Saviour 

Who has gained the victory ; 
Glory to the I [oly Spirit, 

Fount of love and sanctity ; 
Alleluia.! Alleluia' 

To the Triune Majesty. 



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Ubc "Resurrection 
239 7-7-7.7.8.7. 

NGELS, roll the rock away; 

Death, yield up thy mighty prey: 

See, He rises from the tomb, 
Glowing with immortal bloom. 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Christ the Lord is risen today. 

2 Tis the Saviour : angels, raise 
Fame's eternal trump of praise ; 
Let the earth's remotest bound 

I lear the joy-inspiring sound. 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Christ the Lord is risen to-day. 

3 Praise Him, all ye heavenly choirs, 
Praise, and sweep your golden lyres : 
Shout, O earth, in rapturous song. 
Let the strains be sweet and strong. 

Alleluia! Alleluia' 
Christ the Lord is risen to-day. 

4 Every note with wonder swell, 
Sin o'erthrown and captived hell : 
Where is hell's once dreaded king? 
Where, () death, thy mortal sting ? 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Christ the Lord is risen to-day. 

240 8 - 8 - 8 - with Alleluias. 

ALLELUIA! Alleluia! Alleluia! 
^~\ The strife is o'er, the battle done : 
The victory of life is won ; 
The song of triumph has begun. 
Alleluia ! 



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2 The powers of death have done their worst, 
But Christ their legions hath dispersed : 
Let shouts of holy joy outburst. 

Alleluia ! 

3 The three sad days have quickly sped, 
He rises glorious from the dead : 

All glory to our risen Head ! 
Alleluia ! 

4 He closed the yawning gates of hell ; 
The bars from heaven's high portals fell : 
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell. 

Alleluia ! 

5 Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee, 
From death's dread sting Thy servants free, 
That we may live and sing to Thee, 

Alleluia ! 



241 L- M. 

I FT up, lift up your voices now ; 

The whole wide world rejoices now : 
The Lord hath triumphed gloriously, 
The Lord shall reign victoriously. 



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2 In vain with stone the cave they barred ; 
In vain the watch kept ward and guard : 
Majestic from the spoiled tomb, 

In pomp of triumph Christ is come. 

3 He binds in chains the ancient foe ; 
A countless host I [e frees from woe, 
And heaven's high portal open Hies, 
For Christ has risen, and man shall rise. 



Ube Iftesurrection 

4 And all He did, and all He bare, 
He gives us as our own to share ; 
And hope and joy and peace begin, 
For Christ has won, and man shall win. 

5 O Victor, aid us in the fight, 

And lead through death to realms of light : 
We safely pass where Thou hast trod ; 
In Thee we die to rise to God. 

6 Thy flock, from sin and death set free, 
Glad alleluias raise to Thee ; 

And ever with the heavenly host 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

242 8.7.8.7.77- 

^TPHE Son of David bowed to die, 

1 For man's transgression stricken ; 
The Father's arm of power was nigh, 
The Son of God to quicken. 

Praise Him that He died for men : 
Praise Him that He rose again. 

2 Death seemed all-conquering when he bound 

The Lord of life in prison ; 
The nio-ht of death was nowhere found 
When Christ again was risen ; 

Wherefore praise Him night and day, 
Him who took death's sting away. 

3 His saints with Him must bow to death, 

With Him are raised in spirit, 
With Him they dwell above by faith, 
Accepted through His merit : 

Heaven and earth resound the strain, 
Death by Jesus Christ is slain. 
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5ce\\B Gbxist our %or& 

243 7- 7- 7- 7- with Alleluia. 

CHRIST the Lord is risen again ; 
Christ hath broken every chain : 
Hark, angelic voices cry, 
Singing evermore on high, Alleluia ! 

2 He who gave for us His life, 
Who for us endured the strife, 
Is our Paschal Lamb to-day ; 

We too sing for joy, and say, Alleluia ! 

3 He who bore all pain and loss 
Comfortless upon the Cross, 
Lives in glory now on high, 

Pleads for us and hears our cry ; Alleluia ! 

4 He who slumbered in the grave, 
Is exalted now to save ; 

Now through Christendom it rings 

That the Lamb is King of kings. Alleluia ! 

5 Now He bids us tell abroad 
How the lost may be restored, 
How the penitent forgiven, 

How we too may enter heaven. Alleluia ! 

6 Thou our Paschal Lamb indeed, 
Christ, to-day Thy people feed ; 
Take our sins and guilt away, 

That we all may sing for aye, Alleluia ! 



24:4- l-l-l'l' with Alleluias. 

ESUS CHRIST is risen to-day, 
Our triumphant holy day, 
Who did once, upon the cross, 
Suffer to redeem our loss. 

Alleluia ! 



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XTbe Hscenston 

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing 
Unto Christ our heavenly King, 
Who endured the cross and grave, 
Sinners to redeem and save. 

Alleluia! 

3 But the pains which He endured 
Our salvation have procured ; 
Now above the sky He's King, 
Where the angels ever sing. 

Alleluia ! 

4 Sing we to our God above 
Praise eternal as His love ; 
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

Alleluia ! 



£bc ascension 

245 7- 7- 7- 7- ^vith Alleluias. 

All. the day that sees Him rise 
To His throne above the skies ; 
Christ, awhile to mortals given, 
Reascends His native heaven. 

Alleluia ! 



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2 There the glorious triumph waits : 
Lift your heads, eternal gates ; 
Wide unfold the radiant scene : 
Take the King of Glory in. 

' Alleluia! 



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3 Him though highest heaven receives. 
Still He loves the earth He leaves ; 
Though returning to His throne, 
Still He calls mankind His own. 

Alleluia ! 

4 See, He lifts His hands above ; 
See, He shows the prints of love ; 
Hark ! His gracious lips bestow 
Blessings on His Church below. 

Alleluia ! 

5 Still for us His death He pleads ; 
Prevalent He intercedes ; 

Near Himself prepares our place, 
Harbinger of human race. 

Alleluia ! 

6 Lord, though parted from our sight 
High above yon azure height, 
Grant our hearts may thither rise. 
Following Thee beyond the skies. 

Alleluia ! 



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246 8.78.7.D. 

^EE, the Conqueror mounts in triumph ; 
See the King in royal state, 
Riding on the clouds, His chariot, 

To His heavenly palace gate : 
I lark ! the choirs of angel voices 

Joyful alleluias sing, 
And the portals high are lifted 
To receive their heavenly King. 
212 



Zbc ascension 

2 Who is this that comes in glory, 

With the trump of jubilee? 
Lord of battles, God of armies, 

He has gained the victory ; 
He who on the cross did suffer, 

He who from the grave arose, 
He has vanquished sin and Satan, 

He by death has spoiled His foes. 

3 While He raised His hands in blessing, 

He was parted from His friends ; 
While their eager eyes behold Him, 

He upon the clouds ascends ; 
He who walked with God, and pleased Him, 

Preaching truth and doom to come, 
Christ, our Enoch, is translated 

To His everlasting home. 

4 Xow our heavenly Aaron enters, 

With His blood, within the veil ; 
Joshua now is come to Canaan, 

And the kings before Him quail ; 
Xow He plants the tribes of Israel 

In their promised resting-place ; 
Xow our great Elijah offers 

Double portion of His grace. 

5 Thou hast raised our human nature 

In the clouds to God's right hand ; 
There we sit in heavenly places, 

There with Thee in glory stand : 
Jesus reigns, adored by angels, 

Man with God is on the throne ; 
Mighty Lord, in Thine ascension 

We by faith behold our own. 
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3CBWB Gbrist cm m,or& 
247 s - m. i). 

THOU art gone up on high 
To mansions in the skies ; 
And round Thy throne unceasingly 

The songs of praise arise : 
But we are lingering here, 

With sin and care oppressed ; 
Lord, send Thy promised Comforter, 
And lead us to Thy rest. 

2 Thou art gone up on high ; 

But Thou didst first come down, 
Through earth's most bitter misery 

To pass unto Thy crown : 
And girt with griefs and fears 

Our onward course must be ; 
But only let that path of tears 

Lead us at last to Thee. 

3 Thou art gone up on high ; 

But Thou shalt come again, 
With all the bright ones of the sky 

Attendant in Thy train. 
O by Thy saving power 

So make us live and die, 
That we may stand in that dread hour 

At Thy right hand on high. 



248 c. m. 

A T^I i L golden gates are lifted 14), 
1 The doors are opened wide, 
The King of Glory is gone in 
Unto His Father's side. 
214 



TLhc Hea\>enl>: prieatboob 

2 Thou art gone up before us, Lord, 

To make for us a place, 
That we may be where now Thou art, 
And look upon Thy face. 

3 And ever on our earthly path 

A gleam of glory lies, 
A light still breaks behind the cloud 
That veiled Thee from our eyes. 

4 Lift up our hearts, lift up our minds : 

Let Thy dear grace be given, 
That while we wander here below, 
Our treasure be in heaven ; 

5 That where Thou art, at God's right hand, 

Our hope, our love may be : 
1 )well Thou in us, that we may dwell 
For evermore in Thee. 



£bc Heavenly priestboofc 

8.8.8.6. 

THOU, the contrite sinners' Friend, 
Who, loving, lov'st them to the em\ s 
( )n this alone my hopes depend, 
That Thou wilt plead for me. 



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When, weary in the Christian race, 
Far ofl appears my resting-place, 

And, fainting, 1 mistrust Thy grace, 
Then, Saviour, plead for me. 



3es\\s Gbrist out lor& 

3 When I have erred and gone astray, 
Afar from Thine and wisdom's way, 
And see no glimmering guiding ray, 

Still, Saviour, plead for me. 

4 When Satan, by my sins made bold, 
Strives from Thy cross to loose my hold, 
Then with Thy pitying arms enfold, 

And plead, O plead for me. 

5 And when my dying hour draws near, 
O'ercast with sorrow, pain, and fear, 
Then to my fainting sight appear, 

Pleading in heaven for me. 

6 When the full light of heavenly day 
Reveals my sins in dread array, 

Say Thou hast washed them all away ; 
O say Thou plead' st for me. 



250 6.6.6.6.8.8. 

HPHE atoning work is done, 

1 The Victim's blood is shed ; 
And Jesus now is gone 

His people's cause to plead : 
He stands in heaven their Great High Priest, 
And bears their names upon His breast. 

2 He sprinkles with His blood 
The mercy-seat above ; 
For justice had withstood 
The purposes of love : 
But justice now objects no more, 
And mercy yields her boundless store. 

216 



XLhc tteavenlg ftriestbood 

No temple made with hands 

His place of service is ; 
In heaven itself He stands, 
A heavenly priesthood His : 
In Him the shadows of the law 
Are all fulfilled, and now withdraw. 



4 And though awhile He be 

Hid from the eyes of men, 
His people look to see 

Their Great High Priest again : 
In brightest glory He will come, 
And take His waiting people home. 

251 ' M. 

WHERE high the heavenly temple stands, 
The house of God not made with hands, 
A Great High Priest our nature wears, 
The Guardian of mankind appears. 

2 He who for men their Surety stood, 
And poured on earth His precious blood, 
Pursues in heaven His mighty plan, 
The Saviour and the Friend of man. 

v } i hough now ascended up on high, 
He bends on earth a brother's eye ; 
Partaker of the human name, 
He knows the frailty of our frame. 

4 Our Fellow-sufferer yet retains 
A fellow-feeling of our pains, 
And still remembers in the skies 
His tears, His agonies, and cries. 

217 



$esus Christ our Xorfc 

5 In every pang that rends the heart 
The Man of Sorrows had a part ; 
lie sympathizes with our grief, 
And to the sufferer sends relief. 

6 With boldness, therefore, at the throne 
Let us make all our sorrows known, 
And ask the aids of heavenly power 
To help us in the evil hour. 



Zbe Seconfc Coming anfc> Jufcament 
252 c. m. 

ALL faded is the glowing light 
That once from heaven shone, 
When startled shepherds in the night 
The angels came upon. 

2 () shine again, ye angel host, 

And say that He is near ; 
Though but a simple few at most 
Believe He will appear. 

3 Ye heavens, that have been growing dark, 

Now also are ye dumb ; 
When shall the listeners say, 4i Hark 
They're singing — He will come 



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Lord, come again, O come again, 
Come even as Thou wilt ; 

But not anew to suffer pain, 
\nd strive with human guilt 

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XEbe Second Coming an& Judgment 

5 O come again, Thou mighty Kino-, 
Let earth Thy glory see ; 
And let us hear the angels sing, 
" He conies with victory." 



25° 



LIGHT of the lonely pilgrim's heart, 
Star of the coming day, 
Arise, and with Thy morning beams 
Chase all our griefs away. 

2 Come, blessed Lord, bid every shore 

And answering island sing; 
The praises of Thy royal Name, 
And own Thee as their Kino-. 

3 Bid the whole earth, responsive now 

To the bright world above, 
Break forth in rapturous strains of joy 
In memory of Thy love. 

4 Lord, Lord, Thy fair creation groans, 

The air, the earth, the sea, 
In unison with all our hearts, 
And calls aloud for Thee. 

5 Come, then, with all Thy quickening power, 

With one awakening smile, 
And bid the serpent's trail no more 
Thy beauteous realms defile. 

6 Thine was the cross, with all its fruits 

< )f grace and peace Divine : 
Be Thine the crown of glory now, 
The palm of victory Thine. 

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Jesus Cbrtst our %ovt> 

254 8.7.8.7.8.7. 

JESUS came, the heavens adoring, 
Came with peace from realms on high ; 
fesus came tor man's redemption, 
Lowly came on earth to die ; 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Came in deep humility. 

2 fesus comes again in mercy, 

When our hearts are bowed with care ; 
Jesus comes again in answer 
To an earnest, heartfelt prayer ; 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Comes to save us from despair. 

2 fesus comes to hearts rejoicings 
Bringing news of sins forgiven ; 
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness, 
Leading souls redeemed to heaven ; 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Now the gate of death is riven. 

4 Jesus comes in joy and sorrow, 

Shares alike our hopes and fears ; 
Jesus comes, whate'er befalls us, 

Glads our hearts, and dries our tears ; 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Cheering e'en our failing years. 

5 Jesus comes on clouds triumphant, 

When the heavens shall pass away ; 
Jesus comes again in glory ; 
Let us then our homage pay, 

Alleluia ! ever singing 
Till the dawn of endless day. 
220 



Zhc Second doming an£ 3u£>omcnt 

255 7-6 76.D. 

REJOICE, all ye believers, 
And let your lights appear ; 

The evening is advancing, 

And darker night is near : 
The Bridegroom is arising, 

And soon He draweth nigh ; 
Up, pray, and watch, and wrestle : 

At midnight comes the cry. 

2 See that your lamps are burning ; 

Replenish them with oil ; 
And wait for your salvation, 

The end of earthly toil. 
The watchers on the mountain 

Proclaim the Bridegroom near, 
Go meet Him as He cometh, 

With alleluias clear. 

3 Ye saints, who here in patience 

Your cross and sufferings bore, 
Shall live and reign for ever 

When sorrow is no more : 
Around the throne of glory 

The Lamb ye shall behold, 
In triumph cast before Him 

Your diadems of gold. 

4 Our Hope and Expectation, 

( ) Jesus, now appear ; 
Arise, Thou Sun so longed for, 

O'er this benighted sphere. 
With hearts and hands uplifted. 

We plead, O Lord, to see 
The day of earth's redemption 

That brings us unto Th< 



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256 8.8.6.8.8.6. 
GOD, mine inmost soul convert, 

And deeply on my thoughtful heart 

Eternal things impress ; 
Give me to feel their solemn weight, 
And save me ere it be too late ; 

Wake me to righteousness. 

2 Before me place in dread array 
The pomp of that tremendous day, 

When Thou with clouds shalt come 
To judge the nations at Thy bar ; 
And tell me, Lord, shall I be there 

To meet a joyful doom ? 

3 Then, Saviour, then my soul receive, 
Transported from the vale, to live 

And reign with Thee above, 
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, 
And hope in full, supreme delight, 

And everlasting love. 

257 s. m. 

COME, Lord, and tarry not ; 
Bring the long-looked-for day ; 
O why these years of waiting here, 
These ages of delay ? 

2 Come, for Thy saints still wait ; 

Daily ascends their sigh : 
The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come" : 
Dost Thou not hear the cry ? 

3 Come, for creation groans, 

Impatient of Thy stay, 
Worn out with these long years of ill, 
These ages ol delay. 



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4 Come, and make all things new ; 

Build up this ruined earth ; 
Restore our faded Paradise, 
Creation's second birth. 

5 Come, and begin Thy reign 

( )f everlasting peace ; 
Come, take the kingdom to Thyself, 
Great King of Righteousness. 



258 8.7.8.7. 

IGHT of those whose dreary dwelling 
Borders on the shades of death, 
Come, and by Thy love's revealing, 
Dissipate the clouds beneath. 



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2 The new heaven and earth's Creator. 

In our deepest darkness rise, 

Scattering all the night of nature, 

Pouring eyesight on our eyes. 

3 Still we wait for Thine appearing ; 

Life and joy Thy beams impart, 
Chasing all our fears, and cheering 
Every poor benighted heart. 

4 Come and manifest the favor 

God hath for our ransomed race ; 

Come, Thou glorious God and Saviour, 

Come and bring the gospel grace. 

5 Save us in Thy great compassion, 

O Thou mild, pacific Prince ; 

Give the knowledge of salvation, 

Give the pardon of our sins. 



Sesus Gbuist our Xor5 

By Thine all-restoring- merit 
Every burdened soul release ; 

Every weary, wandering spirit 
Guide into Thy perfect peace. 



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259 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

O ! He comes, with clouds descending, 
Once for favored sinners slain ; 
Thousand thousand saints attending" 
Swell the triumph of His train : 

Alleluia ! 
God appears on earth to reign. 

2 Every eye shall now behold Him, 
Robed in dreadful majesty ; 

Those who set at naught and sold Him, 
Pierced, and nailed Him to the Tree, 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see. 

3 Every island, sea, and mountain, 
Heaven and earth, shall flee away ; 

All who hate Him must, confounded, 
Hear the trump proclaim the day ; 

Come to judgment! 
Come to judgment, come away ! 

4 Now Redemption, long expected, 
See in solemn pomp appear! 

All His saints, by man rejected. 
Now shall meet Him in the air: 

Alleluia' 
See the day of ( iod appear ! 
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Ube Secon& doming an& 5u5oment 

Answer Thine own Bride and Spirit ; 

Hasten, Lord, the general doom ; 
The new heaven and earth to inherit 

Take Thy pining exiles home : 
All creation 

Travails, groans, and bids Thee come. 

Yea, Amen ! let all adore Thee, 
High on Thine eternal throne : 

Saviour, take the power and glory ; 
Claim the kingdom for Thine own : 

O come quickly ; 
Alleluia ! come, Lord, come. 



260 l. m. 

THAT day of wrath, that dreadful day 
When heaven and earth shall pass away ! 
What power shall be the sinner's stay? 
How shall he meet that dreadful day ? 

2 When, shrivelling like a parched scroll, 
The flaming heavens together roll ; 
When louder yet, and yet more dread, 
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead ; 

3 O on that day, that wrathful day 

When man to judgment wakes from clay, 
Be Thou the trembling sinner's stay, 
Though heaven and earth shall pass away. 



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261 8.9.8.8.9.8.6.6.4.8.8. 

WAKE, awake, for night is flying ; 
The watchmen on the heights are crying, 
Awake, Jerusalem, at last ! 
Midnight hears the welcome voices, 
And at the thrilling cry rejoices : 

Come forth, ye virgins, night is past ! 

The Bridegroom comes ; awake, 

Your lamps with gladness take ; 

Alleluia ! 

And for His marriage-feast prepare, 

For ye must go to meet Him there. 



2 Zion hears the watchmen singing, 

And all her heart with joy is springing; 
She wakes, she rises from her gloom : 
For her Lord comes down all glorious, 
The Strong in grace, in truth Victorious, 
Her Star is risen, her Light is come. 
Ah, come, Thou blessed Lord, 
O Jesus, Son of God ; 
Alleluia ! 
We follow till the halls we see 
Where Thou hast bid us sup with Thee. 



Now let all the heavens adore Thee, 
And men and angels sing before Thee, 

With harp and cymbal's clearest tone; 
Of one pearl each shining portal, 
Where we arc with the choir immortal 

Of angels round Thy dazzling throne; 
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Ghc Second Coming an& Ju&fltncnt 

Nor eye hath seen, nor ear 
Hath yet attained to hear 
What there is ours ; 
But we rejoice and sing to Thee 
Our hymn of joy eternally. 



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262 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

QUICKLY come, dread Judge of all ; 
For, awful though Thine advent be, 
All shadows from the truth will fall, 

And falsehood die, in sight of Thee : 
O quickly come ; for doubt and fear 
Like clouds dissolve when Thou art near. 

2 O quickly come, great King of all ; 
Reign all around us, and within ; 

Let sin no more our souls enthral, 

Let pain and sorrow die w r ith sin : 
O quickly come ; for Thou alone 
Canst make Thy scattered people one. 

3 O quickly come, true Life of all ; 
For death is mighty all around ; 

On every home his shadows fall, 

On every heart his mark is found : 
O quickly come ; for grief and pain 
Can never cloud Thy glorious reign. 

4 O quickly come, sure Light of all ; 
For gloomy night broods o'er our way ; 

And weakly souls begin to fall 

With weary watching for the day : 
O quickly come ; for round Thy throne 
No eye is blind, no night is known. 

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263 s 

DAY of wrath ! O day of mourning ! 
See fulfilled the prophets' warning, 
Heaven and earth in ashes burning ! 

2 O what fear man's bosom rendeth, 
When from heaven the Judge descendeth, 
On whose sentence all dependeth. 

3 Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth ; 
Through earth's sepulchres it ringeth ; 
All before the throne it bringeth. 

4 Death is struck, and nature quaking ; 
All creation is awaking, 

To its Judge an answer making. 

5 Lo, the book, exactly worded, 
Wherein all hath been recorded : 
Thence shall judgment be awarded. 

6 When the Judge His seat attaineth, 
And each hidden deed arraigneth, 
Nothing unavenged remaineth. 

7 What shall I, frail man, be pleading, 
Who for me be interceding, 
When the just are mercy needing? 

8 King of Majesty tremendous, 
Who dost free salvation send us, 
Fount of pity, then befriend us. 

9 Think, kind Jesus, my salvation 
Cost Thy wondrous Incarnation ; 
Leave me not to reprobation. 

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10 Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, 
On the cross of suffering bought me ; 
Shall such grace be vainly brought me ? 

1 1 Righteous Judge of retribution, 
Grant Thy gift of absolution 

Ere that reckoning-day's conclusion. 

1 2 Guilty, now I pour my moaning, 

All my shame with anguish owning ; 
Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning. 

1 3 Thou the sinful woman savedst ; 
Thou the dying thief forgavest ; 
And to me a hope vouchsafest. 

1 4 Worthless are my prayers and sighing ; 
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying, 
Rescue me from fires undying. 

1 5 With Thy favored sheep O place me ; 
Nor among the goats abase me ; 

But to Thy right hand upraise me. 

1 6 While the wicked are confounded, 
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded, 
Call me, with Thy saints surrounded. 

1 7 Low I kneel with heart-submission ; 
See, like ashes, my contrition ; 
Help me in my last condition. 

1 8 Ah, that day of tears and mourning! 
From the dust of earth returning, 

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Man for judgment must prepare him ; 
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him : 

19 Lord, all pitying, Jesus blest, 
Grant us Thine eternal rest. 



264 8.7. 8.8.7-7-7. 7-7. 

THOU art coming, O my Saviour, 
Thou art coming, O my King, 
In Thy beauty all resplendent, 
In Thy glory all transcendent ; 

Well may we rejoice and sing : 
Coming ! in the opening east 

Herald brightness slowly swells ; 
Coming ! O my glorious Priest, 
Hear we not Thy golden bells ? 

2 Thou art coming, Thou art coming ; 

We shall meet Thee on Thy way, 
We shall see Thee, we shall know Thee, 
We shall bless Thee, we shall show Thee 

All our hearts could never say : 
What an anthem that will be, 

Ringing out our love to Thee, 
Pouring out our rapture sweet 

At Thine own all-glorious feet. 

3 Thou art coming ; at Thy Table 

We are witnesses for this ; 
While remembering hearts Thou meetest 
In communion clearest, sweetest, 

Earnest of our coming bliss ; 



XTbe Secoufc Coming an& -Ju&oment 

Showing not Thy death alone, 
And Thy love exceeding great, 

But Thy coming and Thy throne, 
All for which we long and wait. 

4 Thou art coming ; we are waiting 

With a hope that cannot fail ; 
Asking not the day or hour, 
Resting on Thy word of power, 

Anchored safe within the veil : 
Time appointed may be long, 

But the vision must be sure ; 
Certainty shall make us strong, 

Joyful patience can endure. 

5 O the joy to see Thee reigning, 

Thee, my own beloved Lord ! 
Every tongue Thy Name confessing, 
Worship, honor, glory, blessing 

Brou o-ht to Thee with glad accord 
Thee, my Master and my Friend, 

Vindicated and enthroned ; 
I'lito earth's remotest end 

Glorified, adored, and owned. 



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IFT up your heads, rejoice, 
Redemption draweth nigh ; 
Xow breathes a softer air. 

Xow shines a milder sky ; 
The early trees put forth 

Their new and tender leaf; 
Hushed is the moaning wind 
That told of winter's grief. 
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Lift up your heads, rejoice, 

Redemption draweth nigh ; 
Now mount the laden clouds, 

Now flames the darkening sky ; 
The early scattered drops 

Descend with heavy fall, 
And to the waiting earth 

The hidden thunders call. 

Lift up your heads, rejoice, 

Redemption draweth nigh ; 
O note the varying signs 

Of earth, and air, and sky ; 
The God of glory comes 

In gentleness and might, 
To comfort and alarm, 

To succor and to smite. 

He comes, the wide world's King, 

He comes, the true heart's Friend, 
New Madness to beoin, 

And ancient wrong to end ; 
He comes, to fill with light 

The weary waiting eye : 
Lift up your heads, rejoice, 

Redemption draweth nigh. 



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266 8.7.8.7.8.8.7. 

REAT God, what do I see and hear ! 
J The end of things created ! 
The Judge of mankind doth appear 

On clouds of glory seated! 
The trumpet sounds ; the graves restore 
The dead which they contained before : 
Prepare, my soul, to meet Him. 



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The dead in Christ shall first ari 
At the last trumpet's sounding, 

Caught up to meet Him in the skies, 
With joy their Lord surrounding; 

Xo gloomy fears their souls dismay ; 
His presence sheds eternal day 
On those prepared to meet Him. 

But sinners, filled with guilty fears, 
Behold His wrath prevailing; 

For they shall rise, and find their tears 
And sighs are unavailing : 

The day of grace is past and gone ; 

Trembling they stand before the throne, 
All unprepared to meet Him. 

Great God, what clo I see and hear ! 

The end of things created ! 
The Judge of mankind doth appear, 

On clouds of glory seated ! 
Beneath His cross I view the day 
When heaven and earth shall pass away, 

And thus prepare to meet Him. 



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267 8.6.8.4. 

kl R blest Redeemer, ere He breathed 
His tender last farewell, 
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed 
With us to dwell. 
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He came in semblance of a dove, 
With sheltering wings outspread, 
The holy balm of peace and love 
On earth to shed. 

He came sweet influence to impart, 

A gracious, willing Guest, 
While He can find one humble heart 
Wherein to rest. 

4 And His that gentle voice we hear, 

Soft as the breath of even, 
That checks each thought, that calms each fear, 
And speaks of heaven. 

5 And every virtue we possess, 

And every victory won, 
And every thought of holiness, 
Are His alone. 

6 Spirit of purity and grace, 

Our weakness, pitying, see : 
O make our hearts Thy dwelling-place, 
And worthier Thee. 



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EAR us, Thou that broodedst 
O'er the watery deep, 
Waking all creation 

From its primal sleep ; 
\ Ioly Spirit breathing 

Breath of life I Hvine, 
Breathe into our spirits, 
Blending them with Thine. 
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Invocation ani> u>uaise 

Light and Life Immortal, 

Hear us as we raise 
Hearts, as well as voices, 

Mingling prayer and praise. 

When the sun ariseth 

In a cloudless sky, 
May we feel Thy presence, 

Holy Spirit, nigh ; 
Shed Thy radiance o'er us, 

Keep it cloudless still, 
Through the day before us, 

Perfecting Thy will. 

Light and Life Immortal, etc. 

When the fight is fiercest 

In the noontide heat, 
Bear us, Holy Spirit, 

To our Saviour's feet ; 
There to find a refuge 

Till our work is done, 
There to fight the battle 

Till the battle's won. 

Light and Life Immortal, etc. 

If the day be falling 

Sadly as it goes, 
Slowly in its sadness 

Sinking to its close, 
May Thy love in mercy 

Kindling, ere it die, 
Cast a ray of glory 

O'er our evening sky. 

Light and Life Immortal, etc. 

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Morninpf. noon, and evening, 
Whensoever it be, 

Grant us, gracious Spirit, 
Quickening life in Thee ; 

Life that gives us, living, 
Life of heavenly love ; 

Life that brings us, dying, 
Life from heaven above. 

Light and Life Immortal, etc. 



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COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, 
And lighten with celestial fire. 
Thou the anointing Spirit art, 
Who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart : 

2 Thy blessed unction from above 
Is comfort, life, and fire of love. 
Enable with perpetual light 
The dulness of our blinded sight : 



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Anoint and cheer our soiled face 
With the abundance of Thy grace. 
Keep far our foes, give peace at home : 
Where Thou art Guide, no ill can come, 

4 Teach us to know the Father, Son, 
And Thee, of both, to be but One: 
That through the ages all along 

This may be our endless song; 

5 1 'raise to Thy eternal merit, 
Father, Sou, and Holy Spirit. 



Invocation anJ> praise 

270 

COME, Holy Spirit, come, 
Let Thy bright beams arise ; 
Dispel the darkness from our mind 
And open all our eyes. 

2 Cheer our desponding hearts, 

Thou heavenly Paraclete ; 
Give us to lie with humble hope 
At our Redeemer's feet. 

3 Revive our drooping faith, 

Our doubts and fears remove, 
And kindle in our breasts the flame 
Of never-dying love. 

4 Convince us of our sin, 

Then lead to Jesus' blood, 
And to our wondering view reveal 
The secret love of God. 

5 'Tis Thine to cleanse the heart, 

To sanctify the soul, 
To pour fresh life on every part, 
And new-create the whole. 

6 Dwell therefore in our hearts. 

Our minds from bondage free ; 
Then we shall know, and praise, and love 
The Father, Son, and Thee. 

271 IO.IO.IO.IO. 

SPIRIT of God, descend upon my heart ; 
Wean it from earth ; through all its pi. 
move ; 
Stoop to my weakness, might}' as Thou art, 
And make me love Thee as I ought to 1 
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2 I ask no dream, no prophet-ecstasies ; 

No sudden rending of the veil of clay ; 
No angel-visitant, no opening skies ; 

But take the dimness of my soul away. 

3 Hast Thou not bid us love Thee, God and 

King? 
All, all Thine own, soul, heart, and strength, 

and mind ; 
I see Thy cross — there teach my heart to cling : 
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find. 

4 Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh ; 

Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear, 
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh ; 
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer. 

5 Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love, 

One holy passion filling all my frame ; 
The baptism of the heaven-descended Dove, 
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame. 



272 s. m. 

i LEST Comforter Divine, 

Whose rays of heavenly love 
Amid our gloom and darkness shine, 
And guide our souls above ; 



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2 Thou, who with still small voice 

Dost stop the sinner's way, 
And bid the mourning saint rejoice, 
Though earthly joys decay ; 

3 Thou, whose inspiring breath 

Can make the (loud of care, 



Unvocatton an& praise 

And e'en the gloomy vale of death, 
A smile of glory wear ; 

4 Thou, who dost fill the heart 
With love to all our race ; 
Blest Comforter, to us impart 
The blessings of Thy grace. 



273 7.7.7.6. 

SPIRIT blest, who art adored, 
With the Father and the Word, 
One Eternal God and Lord : 
Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

2 Comforter, to whom we owe 
All that we rejoice to know 
Of our Saviour's work below : 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

3 Spirit, showing us the way, 
Warning when we go astray, 
Pleading in us when we pray : 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

4 Spirit, whom our failings grieve, 
Whom the world will not receive, 
Who dost help us to believe : 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

5 Spirit, aiding all who yearn 
More of truth Divine to learn, 
And with deeper love to burn : 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 
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6 Holy, loving, as Thou art, 
Come and live within our heart, 
Never from us to depart : 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

7 May we soon, from sin set free, 
Where Thy work may perfect be, 
Jesus' face with rapture see : 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 



274 8.8.6. 

s O Thee, O Comforter Divine, 

For all Thy grace and power benign, 
Sine we Alleluia ! 



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2 To Thee, whose faithful love had place 
In God's great covenant of grace, 

Sino- we Alleluia ! 

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3 To Thee, whose faithful voice doth win 
The wandering from the ways of sin, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 

4 To Thee, whose faithful power doth heal, 
Enlighten, sanctify, and seal, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 

5 To Thee, whose faithful truth is shown 
By every promise made our own, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 

6 To Thee, our Teacher and our Friend, 
Our faithful Leader to the end, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 
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Invocation an& praise 

7 To Thee, by Jesus Christ sent down, 
Of all His gifts the sum and crown, 

Sing we Alleluia ! 

8 To Thee, who art with God the Son 
And God the Father ever One, 

Sine we Alleluia ! 



275 8.8.8.6. 

O HEAVENLY Fount of light and love, 
Adoring praise to Thee we pay ; 
Pour down, blest Spirit, from above 
Fresh streams of grace this day. 

2 Thou, o'er the Everlasting Son 
Hovering with wings of living light, 
Anointedst Israel's Champion 

To fight the awful fight. 

3 At Pentecost Thou earnest down, 
As sound of rushing wind went by, 
With tongues of heavenly fire to crown 

That glorious company. 

4 Thou on each new-born child of grace 
Dost now in hidden power descend, 
To strengthen for life's weary race, 

To comfort and defend. 

5 Thou in each meek and lowly heart, 
With streams of living waters bright, 
Sweet Fount of strength and gladness art, 

Fresh Spring of life and light. 
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Thee, Spirit blest, All-Holy One, 
In songs of triumph we adore, 
For, with the Father and the Son, 
Thou reienest evermore. 



276 7-7-7-5- 

RACIOUS Spirit, Holy Ghost, 
Taught by Thee, we covet most, 
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost, 
Holy, heavenly love. 



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2 Faith, that mountains could remove, 
Tongues of earth or heaven above, 
Knowledge, all things, emoty prove. 

Without heavenly love. 

3 Love is kind, and suffers long ; 
Love is meek, and thinks no wrong ; 
Love than death itself more strong ; 

Therefore, give us love. 

4 Prophecy will fade away, 
Melting in the light of day ; 
Love will ever with us stay ; 

Therefore, give us love. 

5 Faith will vanish into sight ; 
Hope be emptied in delight ; 

Love in heaven will shine more bright 
Therefore, give us love. 

6 Faith and hope and love we see, 
Joining hand in hand, agree ; 
But the greatest of the three, 

And the best, is love. 
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Unvocation an5 praise 

7 From the overshadowing 
Of Thy gold and silver wing, 
Shed on us who to Thee sing 
Holy, heavenly love. 

277 c - M - 

COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With all Thy quickening powers ; 
Kindle a flame of sacred love 
In these cold hearts of ours. 

2 Look how we grovel here below, 

Fond of these trifling toys ; 
Our souls can neither fly nor go 
To reach eternal joys. 

3 In vain we tune our formal songs, 

In vain we strive to rise ; 
Flosannas languish on our tongues, 
And our devotion dies. 

4 Dear Lord, and shall we ever live 

At this poor dying rate ? 
Our love so faint, so cold to Thee, 
And Thine to us so great ! 

5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 

With all Thy quickening powers ; 
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, 
And that shall kindle ours. 

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COME to our poor nature's night 
With Thy blessed inward light, 
Holy Ghost the Infinite, 
Comforter Divine. 
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TLhc !Hol\? ©best 

2 We are sinful — cleanse us, Lord ; 
Sick an3 faint, Thy strength afford ; 
Lost, until by Thee restored, 

Comforter Divine. 

3 Orphans are our souls, and poor ; 
Give us from Thy heavenly store 
Faith, love, joy for evermore, 

Comforter Divine. 

4 Like the dew Thy peace distil ; 
Guide, subdue our wayward will, 
Things of Christ unfolding still, 

Comforter Divine. 

5 Gentle, awful, holy Guest, 

Make Thy temple in each breast ; 
There Thy presence be confessed, 
Comforter Divine. 

6 With us, for us, intercede, 

And with voiceless groanings plead 
Our unutterable need, 
Comforter Divine. 

7 In us, "Abba, Father," cry, 
Earnest of the bliss on hioh, 
Seal of immortality, 

Comforter Divine. 

8 Search for us the depths of God ; 
Upwards, by the- starry road, 
Hear us to Thy high abode, 

Comforter Divine. 

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Invocation an& praise 

7.7.7-7. 

OLY Spirit, Truth Divine, 

Dawn upon this soul of mine ; 
Word of God, and inward Light, 
Wake my spirit, clear my sight. 



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Holy Spirit, Love Divine, 
Glow within this heart of mine ; 
Kindle every high desire ; 
Perish self in Thy pure fire ! 

Holy Spirit, Power Divine, 
Fill and nerve this will of mine ; 
By Thee may I strongly live, 
Bravely bear, and nobly strive. 

4 Holy Spirit, Right Divine, 

King within my conscience reign ; 
Be my Law, and I shall be 
Firmly bound, for ever free. 

5 Holy Spirit, Peace Divine, 

Still this restless heart of mine ; 
Speak to calm this tossing sea, 
Stayed in Thy tranquillity. 

6 Holy Spirit, Joy Divine, 
Gladden Thou this heart of mine ; 
In the desert ways I sing, 

44 Spring, O Well, for ever spring." 



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280 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

pOME, Holy Ghost, in love 
^— / Shed on us from above 

Thine own bright ray : 
Divinely good Thou art ; 
Thy sacred gifts impart 
To gladden each sad heart : 

come to-day. 

2 Come, tenderest Friend and best, 
Our most delightful Guest, 

With soothing power : 
Rest, which the w r eary know ; 
Shade, 'mid the noontide glow ; 
Peace, when deep griefs o'erflow, — 

Cheer us this hour. 

3 Come, Light serene, and still 
Our inmost bosoms fill ; 

Dwell in each breast : 
We know no dawn but Thine ; 
Send forth Thy beams Divine 
On our dark souls to shine, 

And make us blest. 

4 Exalt our low desires ; 
Extinguish passion's fires ; 

Heal every wound : 
Our stubborn spirits bend, 
Our icy coldness end, 
Our devious steps attend, 

While heavenward bound. 

5 Come, all the faithful bless : 
Let all who Christ confess 

1 lis praise employ ; 

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•(Invocation anfc praise 

Give virtue's rich reward ; 
Victorious death accord, 
And, with our glorious Lord, 
Eternal joy. 

281 7777 

GRACIOUS Spirit, Dove Divine, 
Let Thy light within me shine ; 
All my guilty fears remove, 
Fill me full of heaven and love. 

2 Speak Thy pardoning grace to me, 
Set the burdened sinner free ; 
Lead me to the Lamb of God, 
Wash me in His precious blood. 

3 Life and peace to me impart ; 
Seal salvation on my heart ; 
Breathe Thyself into my breast, 
Earnest of immortal rest. 

4 Let me never from Thee stray, 
Keep me in the narrow way, 
Fill my soul with joy Divine, 
Keep me, Lord, for ever Thine. 

282 L. M. 

COME, O Creator Spirit blest, 
And in our souls take up Thy rest ; 
Come, with Thy grace and heavenly aid, 
To fill the hearts which Thou hast made. 

2 Great Paraclete, to Thee we cry : 
O highest gift of God Most High ; 
O Fount of life ! O Fire of love ! 
And sweet Anointing from above ! 

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3 The sacred sevenfold grace is Thine, 
Dread Finger of the hand Divine ; 
The promise of the Father Thou, 

Who dost the tongue with power endow. 

4 Our senses touch with light and fire ; 
Our hearts with charity inspire ; 
And with endurance from on high 
The weakness of our flesh supply. 

5 Far back our enemy repel, 

And let Thy peace within us dwell ; 
So may we, having Thee for Guide, 
Turn from each hurtful thing aside. 

6 O may Thy grace on us bestow 
The Father and the Son to know, 
And evermore to hold confessed 
Thyself of each the Spirit blest. 



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OLY Spirit, Lord of light, 

From Thy clear celestial height 
Thy pure beaming radiance give. 



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2 Come, Thou Father of the poor, 
Come with treasures which endure, 

Come, Thou Light of all that live. 

3 Thou, of all consolers best, 

Thou, the soul's delightsome Guest, 
Dost refreshing peace bestow. 

4 Thou in toil art comfort sweet, 
Pleasant coolness in the heat, 

Solace in the midst of woe. 
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Invocation an& ipraise 

5 Light immortal, Light Divine, 
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, 

And our inmost being fill. 

6 If Thou take Thy grace away, 
Nothing pure in man will stay ; 

All his orood is turned to ill. 

7 Heal our wounds ; our strength renew ; 
On our dryness pour Thy dew ; 

Wash the stains of guilt away. 

8 Bend the stubborn heart and will ; 
Melt the frozen, warm the chill ; 

Guide the steps that go astray. 

9 Thou, on those who evermore 
Thee confess and Thee adore, 

In Thy sevenfold gifts descend : 

io Give them comfort when they die, 
Give them life with Thee on high ; 
Give them joys that never end. 



284 l m 

GRANT us light, that we may know 
The wisdom Thou alone canst give ; 
That truth may guide where'er we go, 
And virtue bless where'er we live. 



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2 O grant us light, that we may see 
Where error lurks in human lore, 
And turn our doubting minds to Thee, 
And love Thy simple word the more. 

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3 O grant us light, that we may learn 

How dead is life from Thee apart, 
How sure is joy for all who turn 
To Thee an undivided heart. 

4 O grant us light, in grief and pain, 

To lift our burdened hearts above, 
And count the very cross a gain, 
And bless our Father's hidden love. 

5 O grant us light, when, soon or late, 

All earthly scenes shall pass away, 
In Thee to find the open gate 

To deathless home and endless day. 

285 L. M. 

COME, dearest Lord, descend and dwell 
By faith and love in every breast ; 
Then shall we know and taste and feel 
The joys that cannot be expressed. 

2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength ; 

Make our enlarged souls possess 
And learn the height, and breadth, and length 
Of Thine immeasurable grace. 

3 Now to the God whose power can do 

More than our thoughts or wishes know, 
Be everlasting honors done 

By all the Church, through Christ His Son. 

286 L- M. 

COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With light and comfort from above ; 
Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide; 
O'er every thought and step preside. 
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Inspiration of tbc Mol» Scriptures 

The light of truth to us display, 

And make us know and choose Thy way 

Plant holy fear in every heart, 

That we from God may ne'er depart. 

Lead us to holiness, the road 
Which we must take to dwell with God : 
Lead us to Christ, the living Way, 
Nor let us from His pastures stray. 

Lead us to God, our final rest, 
To be with Him for ever blest : 
Lead us to heaven, that we may share 
Fulness of joy for ever there. 



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7.6.7 6.D. 

WORD of God Incarnate, 
O Wisdom from on high, 
O Truth unchanged, unchanging, 

O Light of our dark sky ; 
We praise Thee for the radiance 

That from the hallowed page, 
A lantern to our footsteps, 
Shines on from age to age. 

The Church from her dear Master 

Received the gift Divine, 
And still that light she lifteth 

( )'er all the earth to shine. 
It is the golden casket, 

Where gems of truth are stored ; 
It is the heaven-drawn picture 

Of Christ, the living Word. 



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It floateth like a banner 

Before God's host unfurled ; 
It shineth like a beacon 

Above the darkling world. 
It is the chart and compass 

That o'er life's surging sea, 
'Mid mists and rocks and quicksands, 

Still guides, O Christ, to Thee. 

O make Thy Church, dear Saviour, 

A lamp of purest gold, 
To bear before the nations 
. Thy true light, as of old. 
O teach Thy wandering pilgrims 

By this their path to trace, 
Till, clouds and darkness ended, 

They see Thee face to face. 



288 c. m. 

LAMP of our feet, whereby we trace 
Our path when wont to stray ; 
Stream from the fount of heavenly grace, 
Brook by the traveller's way ; 

2 Bread of our souls, whereon we feed ; 
True manna from on high ; 
Our guide and chart, wherein we read 
Of realms beyond the sky ; 



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Pillar of fire, through watches dark, 

Or radiant cloud by day; 
When waves would whelm our tossing- bark, 

Our anchor and our stay; 

252 



Inspiration ct tbe Mel? Scriptures 

4 Word of the ever-living God, 

U of His glorious Son — 

.nee how could earth be trod 
Or heaven itself be won? 

5 Yet to unfold thy hidden worth, 

ries to reveal, 

T>.?.: S;.:r:: v/hiir. r.r-: ^v-r :h-:-r : r:.. 
volume must unseal. 

.right would learn 
: to its heavenly teaching turn 



289 c. m. 

*ATHER of mercies, in Thy word 

r be Thy Name adored 



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^re may the wretched sons of want 
hiausdess riches find ; 

vhat earth can grant 
And lasting as the mind. 

3 Here the Redeemers welcome voice 
Spreads heavenly peace around; 
And life and everlasting joys 
Attend the blissful sound. 

iese heavenly be 

My ever dear delight: 

::11 new beauties may 
And still increasing He 



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5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord, 
Be Thou for ever near ; 
Teach me to love Thy sacred word, 
And view my Saviour there. 



290 c. m 

OW precious is the book Divine, 
By inspiration given : 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine. 
To guide our souls to heaven. 



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2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts, 

In this dark vale of tears ; 
Life, light, and joy it still imparts, 
And quells our rising fears. 

3 This lamp, through all the tedious night 

Of life, shall guide our way, 
Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day. 



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THE Spirit breathes upon the word, 
And brings the truth to sight ; 
Precepts and promises afford 
A sanctifying light. 

2 A glory gilds the sacred page, 

Majestic, like the sun : 
It gives a light to every age ; 
It gives, but borrows none. 

3 The Hand that gave it still supplies 

The gracious light and heat: 
His truths upon the nations rise ; 
They rise, but never set. 
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Inspiration of tbe IHolp Scriptures 

4 Let everlasting thanks be Thine 

For such a bright display 
As makes a world of darkness shine 
With beams of heavenly day. 

5 My soul rejoices to pursue 

The steps o( Him I love, 
Till glory break upon my view 
In brighter worlds above. 

292 l. m 

THE heavens declare Thy glory, Lord ; 
In every star Thy wisdom shines ; 
But when our eyes behold Thy word, 
We read Thy Name in fairer lines. 

2 The rolling sun, the changing light, 

And nights and days, Thy power confess ; 
But the blest volume Thou hast writ 
Reveals Thy justice and Thy grace. 

3 Sun, moon, and stars convey Thy praise 

Round the whole earth, and never stand ; 
So when Thy truth began its race, 

It touched and glanced on every land. 

4 Nor shall Thy spreading gospel rest 

Till through the world Thy truth has run ; 
Till Christ has all the nations blest 
That see the light or feel the sun. 

5 Great Sun of Righteousness, arise ; 

Bless the dark world with heavenly light : 
Thy gospel makes the simple wise, 

Thy laws are pure, Thy judgments right. 
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6 Thy noblest wonders here we view 

In souls renewed, and sins forgiven : 
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew, 

And make Thy word my guide to heaven. 



293 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

CHRIST in His word draws near ; 
Hush, moaning voice of fear, 
He bids thee cease ; 
With songs sincere and sweet 
Let us arise, and meet 
Him who comes forth to greet 
Our souls with peace. 

2 Rising above thy care, 
Meet Him as in the air, 

O weary heart : 
Put on joy's sacred dress ; 
Lo, as He comes to bless, 
Quite from thy weariness 

Set free thou art. 

3 For works of love and praise 
He brings thee summer days, 

Warm days and bright ; 
Winter is past and gone, 
Now He, salvation's Sun, 
Shineth on every one 

With mercy's light. 

4 From the bright sky above, 
Clad in His robes of love, 

"lis I b\ our Lord ! 

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Inspiration of tbe IHolp Scriptures 

Dim earth itself grows clear, 
As His light draweth near : 
O let us hush and hear 
His holy word. 

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GOD, in the gospel of His Son, 
Makes His eternal counsels known , 
Where love in all its glory shines, 
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 

2 Here sinners of a humble frame 

May taste His grace, and learn His Name ; 

May read, in characters of blood, 

The wisdom, power, and grace of God. 

3 The prisoner here may break his chains ; 
The weary rest from all his pains ; 

The captive feel his bondage cease ; 
The mourner find the way of peace. 

4 Here faith reveals to mortal eyes 
A brighter world beyond the skies ; 

Here shines the light which guides our way 
From earth to realms of endless day. 

5 O grant us grace, Almighty Lord, 
To read and mark Thy holy word ; 
Its truths with meekness to receive, 
And by its holy precepts live. 

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T ORD, Thy word abideth, 

-L* And our footsteps guideth ; 
Who its truth believeth 
Light and joy receiveth. 

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2 When our foes are near us, 
Then Thy word doth cheer us ; 
Word cf consolation, 
Message of salvation. 

3 When the storms are o'er us, 
And dark clouds before us, 
Then its light directeth, 

And our way protecteth. 

4 Who can tell the pleasure, 
Who recount the treasure, 
By Thy word imparted 
To the simple-hearted ? 

5 Word of mercy, giving 
Succor to the living ; 
Word of life, supplying 
Comfort to the dying ! 

6 O that we, discerning 
Its most holy learning, 

Lord, may love and fear Thee, 
Evermore be near Thee. 



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296 c M 

CITY of God, how broad and far 
Outspread thy walls sublime ! 
The true thy chartered freemen are 
Of every age and clime. 

2 One holy Church, one army strong, 

One steadfast high intent, 
One working band, one harvest-song, 
One King Omnipotent ! 

3 How purely hath thy speech come down 

From man's primeval youth ; 
How grandly hath thine empire grown 
Of freedom, love, and truth ! 

4 How gleam thy watchfires through the night 

With never-fainting ray ! 
How rise thy towers, serene and bright, 
To meet the dawning day ! 

5 In vain the surge's angry shock, 

In vain the drifting sands : 
Unharmed upon the eternal Rock 
The eternal city stands. 
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297 c m. 

ARISE, O King of grace, arise, 
And enter to Thy rest : 
Lo ! Thy Church waits with longing eyes 
Thus to be owned and blest. 

2 Enter with all Thy glorious train, 

Thy Spirit and Thy word ; 
All that the ark did once contain 
Could no such grace afford. 

3 Here, mighty God, accept our vows, 

Here let Thy praise be spread ; . 
Bless the provisions of Thy house, 
And fill Thy poor with bread. 

4 Here let the Son of David reign, 

Let God's Anointed shine ; 
Justice and truth His court maintain, 
With love and power Divine. 

5 Here let Him hold a lasting throne ; 

And, as His kingdom grows, 
Fresh honors shall adorn His crown, 
And shame confound His foes. 



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C A LORIOUS things of thee are spoken, 
* Zion, city of our God ; 
He whose word cannot be broken 

Formed thee for His own abode : 
On the Rock of Ages founded, 

What can shake thy sure repose? 
With salvation's walls surrounded, 
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes. 
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2 See, the streams of living waters, 

Springing from eternal Love, 
Well supply thy sons and daughters, 

And all fear of want remove : 
Who can faint, when such a river 

Ever flows their thirst to assuage ; 
Grace, which, like the Lord the Giver, 

Never fails from age to age ? 

3 Round each habitation hovering, 

See the cloud and fire appear 
For a glory and a covering, 

Showing that the Lord is near, 
Thus deriving from their banner 

Light by night, and shade by day, 
Safe they feed upon the manna 

Which He gives them when they pray. 

4 Saviour, if of Zion's city 

I, through grace, a member am, 
Let the world deride or pity, 

I will glory in Thy Name : 
Fading is the worldling's pleasure, 

All his boasted pomp and show ; 
Solid joys and lasting treasure 

None but Zion's children know. 



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TESUS, with Thy Church abide, 
J Be her Saviour, Lord, and Guide, 
While on earth her faith is tried : 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 
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2 Keep her life and doctrine pure ; 
Grant her patience to endure, 
Trusting in Thy promise sure : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

3 May her voice be ever clear, 
Warning of a judgment near, 
Telling of a Saviour dear : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

4 All her fettered powers release, 
Bid our strife and envy cease, 
Grant the heavenly gift of peace : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

5 May she one in doctrine be, 
One in truth and charity, 
Winning all to faith in Thee : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

6 May she guide the poor and blind, 
Seek the lost until she find, 

And the broken-hearted bind : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

7 Save her love from growing cold, 
Make her watchmen strong and bold, 
Fence her round, Thy peaceful fold : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

8 Judge her not for work undone, 
Judge her not for fields unwon, 
Bless her works in Thee begun : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

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9 May her lamp of truth be bright, 
Bid her bear aloft its light 
Through the realms of heathen night 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 

10 May her scattered children be 
From reproach of evil free, 
Blameless witnesses for Thee : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

1 1 Arm her soldiers with the cross, 
Brave to suffer toil or loss, 
Counting earthly gain but dross : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

12 May she holy triumphs win, 
Overthrow the hosts of sin, 
Gather all the nations in : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

13 May she soon all glorious be, 
Spotless and from wrinkle free, 
Pure and bright and worthy Thee : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 



300 s. m. 

LOVE Thy kingdom, Lord, 
The house of Thine abode, 
The Church our blest Redeemer saved 
With His own precious blood. 



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I love Thy Church, O God : 
Her walls before Thee stand, 

Dear as the apple of Thine eye, 
And graven on Thy hand. 
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3 For her my tears shall fall, 

For her my prayers ascend ; 
To her my cares and toils be given, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

4 Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heavenly ways, 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

5 Jesus, Thou Friend Divine, 

Our Saviour and our King, 
Thy hand from every snare and foe 
Shall great deliverance bring. 

6 Sure as Thy truth shall last, 

To Zion shall be given 
The brightest glories earth can yield, 
And brighter bliss of heaven. 

301 77S7D 

HEAD of Thy Church triumphant, 
We joyfully adore Thee ; 

Till Thou appear, 

Thy members here 
Shall sing like those in glory : 
We lift our hearts and voices 
With blest anticipation, 

And cry aloud, 

And give to God 
The praise of our salvation. 

2 While in affliction's furnace, 
And passing through the fire, 
Thy love we praise 
Which knows our days, 
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And ever brings us nisfher : 
We lift our hands exulting 
In Thine almighty favor ; 
The love Divine 
Which made us Thine 
Shall keep us Thine for ever. 

Thou dost conduct Thy people 
Through torrents of temptation ; 

Xor will we fear, 

While Thou art near, 
The fire of tribulation : 
The world, with sin and Satan, 
In vain our march opposes ; 

Through Thee we shall 

Break through them all, 
And sing the song of Moses. 

By faith we see the glory 

To which Thou shalt restore us, 

The cross despise 

For that high prize 
Which Thou hast set before us ; 
And if Thou count us worthy, 
We each, as dying Stephen, 

Shall see Thee stand 

At God's right hand 
To take us up to heaven. 



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302 8.7.8.7.8.7. 

CHRIST is made the sure Foundation, 
Christ the Head and Corner-stone, 
Chosen of the Lord, and precious, 
Binding all the Church in one ; 
Holy Zion's help for ever, 
And her confidence alone. 

2 All that dedicated city, 

Dearly loved of God on high, 
In exultant jubilation 

Pours perpetual melody ; 
God the One in Three adoring 

In glad hymns eternally. 

3 To this temple, where we call Thee, 

Come, O Lord of hosts, to-day : 
With Thy wonted loving-kindness 

Hear Thy people as they pray ; 
And Thy fullest benediction 

Shed within its walls alway. 

4 Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants 

What they ask of Thee to gain, 
What they gain from Thee for ever 

With the blessed to retain, 
And hereafter in Thy glory 

Evermore with Thee to reign. 

5 Laud and honor to the Father, 

Laud and honor to the Son, 
Laud and honor to the Spirit, 

Ever Three and ever One, 
One in might, and One in glory, 

While unending ages run. 
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303 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

ON the mountain's top appearing, 
Lo ! the sacred herald stands, 
Welcome news to Zion bearing, 
Zion long in hostile lands ; 

Mourning captive, 
God Himself will loose thy bands. 

2 Has thy night been long and mournful ? 

Have thy friends unfaithful proved ? 
Have thy foes been proud and scornful, 
By thy sighs and tears unmoved ? 

Cease thy mourning ; 
Zion still is well beloved. 

3 God, thy God, will now restore thee ; 

He Himself appears thy Friend ; 
All thy foes shall flee before thee ; 
Here their boasts and triumphs end : 

Great deliverance 
Zion's King vouchsafes to send. 

4 Enemies no more shall trouble ; 

All thy wrongs shall be redressed ; 
For thy shame thou shalt have double, 
In thy Maker's favor blessed ; 

All thy conflicts 
End in everlasting rest. 

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THE Church's one Foundation 
Is Jesus Christ her Lord ; 
She is His new creation 

By water and the word : 
From heaven He came and sought her 
To be His holy Bride ; 
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With His own blood He bought her, 
And for her life He died. 

2 Elect from every nation, 

Yet one o'er all the earth, 
Her charter of salvation 

One Lord, one faith, one birth ; 
One holy Name she blesses, 

Partakes one holy food, 
And to one hope she presses, 

With every grace endued. 

3 Though with a scornful w T onder 

Men see her sore oppressed, 
By schisms rent asunder, 

By heresies distressed, 
Yet saints their watch are keeping, 

Their cry goes up, " How long?" 
And soon the night of weeping 

Shall be the morn of song. 

4 'Mid toil and tribulation, 

And tumult of her war, 
She waits the consummation 

Of peace for evermore ; 
Till with the vision glorious 

Her longing eyes are blest, 
And the great Church victorious 

Shall be the Church at rest. 

5 Yet she on earth hath union 

With God the Three in One, 
And mystic sweet communion 
With those whose rest is won : 

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O happy ones and holy ! 

Lord, give us grace that we, 
Like them the meek and lowly, 

On high may dwell with Thee. 

305 l m 

TRIUMPHANT Zion, lift thy head 

A From dust, and darkness, and the dead ; 
Though humbled long, awake at length, 
And eird thee with thv Saviour's strength. 

2 Put all thy beauteous garments on, 
And let thy various charms be known : 
The world thy glories shall confess, 
Decked in the robes of righteousness. 

3 No more shall foes unclean invade, 
And fill thy hallowed walls with dread ; 
Xo more shall hell's insulting host 
Their victory and thy sorrows boast. 

4 God from on high has heard thy prayer ; 
His hand thy ruins shall repair ; 

Xor will thy watchful Monarch cease 
To guard thee in eternal peace. 



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LORD of our life, and God of our salvation, 
Star of our night, and Hope of every 
nation, 
Hear and receive Thy Church's supplication. 
Lord God Almighty. 
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2 See round Thine ark the hungry billows curling, 
See how Thy foes their banners are unfurling ; 
Lord, while their darts envenomed they are hurling, 
Thou canst preserve us. 



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Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor faileth 
Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin assaileth 
Lord, o'er Thy Rock nor death nor hell prevaileth 
Grant us Thy peace, Lord. 

4 Peace in our hearts, our evil thoughts assuaging, 
Peace in Thy Church, where brothers are engaging, 
Peace, when the world its busy war is waging, 

Send us, O Saviour. 

5 Grant us Thy help till foes are backward driven ; 
Grant them Thy truth, that they may be forgiven ; 
Grant peace on earth, and, after we have striven, 

Peace in Thy heaven. 

307 c. m. 

O WHERE are kings and empires now 
Of old that went and came ? 
But, Lord, Thy Church is praying yet, 
A thousand years the same. 

2 We mark her goodly battlements, 

And her foundations strong ; 
We hear within the solemn voice 
Of her unending song. 

3 For not like kingdoms of the world 

Thy holy Church, O God ; 
Though earthquake shocks are threatening her, 
And tempests are abroad ; 
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Unshaken as eternal hills, 

Immovable she stands, 
A mountain that shall fill the earth, 

A house not made by hands. 



Baptism 

308 8.7.8-7- 

^AVIOUR, who Thy flock art feeding 
With the shepherd's kindest care, 
All the feeble gently leading, 

While the lambs Thy bosom share ; 



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2 Now, these little ones receiving, 

Fold them in Thy gracious arm ; 
There, we know, Thy word believing, 
Only there secure from harm. 

3 Never, from Thy pasture roving, 

Let them be the lion's prey ; 
Let Thy tenderness, so loving, 

Keep them through life's dangerous way. 

4 Then, within Thy fold eternal, 

Let them find a resting-place, 
Feed in pastures ever vernal, 
Drink the rivers of Thy grace. 



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HOLY Lord, content to fill 
In lowly home the lowliest place, 
Thy childhood's law a mother's will, 
Obedience meek Thy brightest grace ; 
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2 Lead every child that bears Thy Name 

To walk in Thine own guileless way, 
To dread the touch of sin and shame, 
And humbly, like Thyself, obey. 

3 O let not this world's scorching glow 

Thy Spirit's quickening dew efface, 
Nor blast of sin too rudely blow, 

And quench the trembling flame of grace. 

4 Gather Thy lambs within Thine arm, 

And gently in Thy bosom bear ; 
Keep them, O Lord, from hurt and harm, 
And bid them rest for ever there. 

5 So shall they, waiting here below, 

Like Thee their Lord, a little span, 
In wisdom and in stature grow, 

And favor with both God and man. 

310 c. m. 

SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand 
With all-engaging charms ; 
Hark ! how He calls the tender lambs, 
And folds them in His arms. 

2 " Permit them to approach," He cries, 

" Nor scorn their humble name ; 
Eor 'twas to bless such souls as these 
The Lord of angels came." 

3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands, 

And yield them up to Thee ; 
Joyful that we ourselves are Thine, 
Thine let our offspring be. 

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311 ( m. 

BY cool Siloam's shady rill 
How sweet the lily grows ! 
How sweet the breath beneath the hill 
Of Sharon's dewy rose ! 

2 Lo, such the child whose early feet 

The paths of peace have trod ; 
Whose secret heart, with influence sweet, 
Is upward drawn to God. 

3 By cool Siloam's shady rill 

The lily must decay ; 
The rose that blooms beneath the hill 
Must shortly fade away : 

4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour 

Of man's maturer age 
Will shake the soul with sorrow's power 
And stormy passion's rage. 

5 O Thou, whose infant feet were found 

Within Thy Father's shrine, 
Whose years, with changeless virtue crowned, 
Were all alike Divine ; 

6 Dependent on Thy bounteous breath, 

We seek Thy grace alone 
In childhood, manhood, a^e, and death, 
To keep us still Thine own. 



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TAND, soldier of the cross, 
Thy high allegiance claim, 
And vow to hold the world but loss 
For thy Redeemer's Name. 

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2 Arise, and be baptized, 

And wash thy sins away ; 
Thy league with God be solemnized, 
Thy faith avouched to-day. 

3 No more thine own, but Christ's, — 

With all the saints of old, 
Apostles, seers, evangelists, 

And martyr throngs enrolled, — 

4 In God's whole armor strong, 

Front hell's embattled powers : 
The warfare may be sharp and long, 
The victory must be ours. 

5 O bright the conqueror's crown, 

The song of triumph sweet, 
When faith casts every trophy down 
At our great Captain's feet. 



Confession of ffaitb 

L. M. 

ESUS, and shall it ever be, 

A mortal man ashamed of Thee ? 
"Ashamed of Thee whom angels praise, 
Whose glories shine through endless days ! 



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2 Ashamed of Jesus ! sooner far 
Let evening blush to own a star: 
He sheds the beams of light Divine 
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 

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3 Ashamed of Jesus ! just as soon 
Let midnight be ashamed of noon : 
'Tis midnight with my soul till He, 
Bright Morning Star, bid darkness flee. 

4 Ashamed of Jesus, that dear Friend 
On whom my hopes of heaven depend 
No ; when I blush, be this my shame, 



5 Ashamed of Jesus ! yes, I may 
When I've no guilt to wash away, 
No tear to wipe, no good to crave, 
No fears to quell, no soul to save. 

6 Till then — nor is my boasting vain — 
Till then I boast a Saviour slain ; 
And O may this my glory be, 

That Christ is not ashamed of me. 

314 L. M. 

NOW I resolve with all my heart, 
With all my powers, to serve the Lord ; 
Nor from His precepts e'er depart 
Whose service is a rich reward. 

2 O be Mis service all my joy; 

Around let my example shine, 
Till others love the blest employ, 
And join in labors so Divine. 

3 Be this the purpose of my soul, 

My solemn, my determined choice, 
To yield to His supreme control, 
And in His kind commands rejoice. 
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O may I never faint nor tire, 

Xor wandering leave His sacred ways : 
Great God, accept my soul's desire, 

And give me strength to live Thy praise. 



315 L- M. D. 

ARM these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord, 
With shield of faith and Spirit's sword ; 
Forth to the battle may they go, 
And boldly fight against the foe, 
With banner of the cross unfurled, 
And by it overcome the world ; 
And so at last receive from Thee 
The palm and crown of victory. 

2 Come, ever-blessed Spirit, come, 

And make Thy servants' hearts Thy home ; 
Thus consecrated, Lord, to Thee, 
May each a living temple be : 
Enrich that temple's holy shrine 
With sevenfold gifts of grace Divine ; 
With wisdom, light, and knowledge bless, 
Strength, counsel, fear, and godliness. 

3 O Trinity in Unity, 

One only God, and Persons Three, 
In whom, through whom, by whom we live, 
To Thee we praise and glory give ; 
O grant us so to use Thy grace 
That we may sec 4 Thy glorious face, 
And ever with the heavenly host 
Praise Father, Son, and i [oly Ghost, 
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THINE for ever! God of love, 
Hear us from Thy throne above ; 
Thine for ever may we be 
Here and in eternity. 

2 Thine for ever ! Lord of life, 

Shield us through our earthly strife ; 
Thou, the Life, the Truth, the Way, 
Guide us to the realms of day. 



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Thine for ever ! O how blest 
They who find in Thee their rest ! 
Saviour, Guardian, heavenly Friend, 
O defend us to the end. 

4 Thine for ever ! Saviour, keep 
These Thy frail and trembling sheep ; 
Safe alone beneath Thy care, 

Let us all Thy goodness share. 

5 Thine for ever ! Thou our Guide, 
All our wants by Thee supplied, 
All our sins by Thee forgiven, 
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heaven. 

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PEOPLE of the living God, 
I have sought the world around, 
Paths of sin and sorrow trod, 

Peace and comfort nowhere found : 

2 Xow to you my spirit turns, 
Turns, a fugitive unblest ; 
Brethren, where your altar burns, 
O receive me into rest. 

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Lonely I no longer roam, 

Like the cloud, the wind, the wave 
Where you dwell shall be my home, 

Where you die shall be my grave : 

4 Mine the God whom you adore, 
Your Redeemer shall be mine ; 
Earth can fill my soul no more, 
Every idol I resign. 



318 c- m 

Y God, accept my heart this day, 
And make it always Thine, 
That I from Thee no more may stray, 
No more from Thee decline. 



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2 Before the cross of Him who died, 

Behold, I prostrate fall ; 
Let every sin be crucified, 
Let Christ be all in all. 

3 Anoint me with Thy heavenly grace, 

Adopt me for Thine own, 
That I may see Thy glorious face, 
And worship at Thy throne. 

4 Let every thought, and work, and word, 

To Thee be ever given ; 
Then life shall be Thy service, Lord, 
And death the gate of heaven. 



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'M not ashamed to own my Lord, 
Or to defend His cause, 
Maintain the honor of His word, 
The glory of His cross. 

27s 



Confession of ffaitb 

2 Jesus, my God ! I know His Name, 
His Name is all my trust ; 
Nor will He put my soul to shame, 
Nor let my hope be lost. 



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Firm as His throne His promise stands, 

And He can well secure 
What I've committed to His hands 

Till the decisive hour. 

4 Then will He own my worthless name 
Before His Father's face, 
And in the New Jerusalem 
Appoint my soul a place. 

320 l. m. 

LORD, I am Thine, entirely Thine, 
Purchased and saved by blood Divine ; 
With full consent Thine I would be, 
And own Thy sovereign right in me. 

2 Grant one poor sinner more a place 
Among the children of Thy grace ; 
A wretched sinner lost to God, 
But ransomed by Emmanuel's blood. 



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Thine would I live, Thine would I die, 
Be Thine through all eternity : 
The vow is past beyond repeal ; 
Now will I set the solemn seal. 

4 Here, at that cross where flows the blood 
That bought my guilty soul for God, 
Thee my new Master now I call, 
And consecrate to Thee my all. 

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ITbc Xor&'s Supper 

321 L M 

MY God, and is Thy table spread ? 
And does Thy cup with love o'erfiow? 
Thither be all Thy children led, 

And let them all its sweetness know. 

2 Hail, sacred feast which Jesus makes, 

Rich banquet of His flesh and blood ! 
Thrice happy he who here partakes 

That sacred stream, that heavenly food * 

3 Why are its dainties all in vain 

Before unwilling hearts displayed? 
Was not for you the Victim slain ? 
Are you forbid the children's bread? 

4 O let Thy table honored be, 

And furnished well with joyful guests ; 
And may each soul salvation see 
That here its sacred pledges tastes. 



322 C. M. 

HEPHERD of souls, refresh and bless 
Thy chosen pilgrim flock 
With manna in the wilderness, 
With water from the rock. 



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2 Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak, 
As Thou when here below, 
Our souls the joys celestial seek 
Which from Thy sorrows How. 
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3 We would not live by bread alone, 

But by that word of grace, 
In strength of which we travel on 
To our abiding-place. 

4 Be known to us in breaking bread, 

But do not then depart; 
Saviour, abide with us, and spread 
Thy table in our heart. 

5 There sup with us in love Divine ; 

Thy body and Thy blood, 
That living bread, that heavenly wine, 
Be our immortal food. 



323 c. m. 

OW sweet and awful is the place 
With Christ within the doors, 
While everlasting love displays 
The choicest of her stores. 



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While all our hearts and all our songs 

Join to admire the feast, 
Each of us cry, with thankful tongues, 

"Lord, why was I a guest? 

"Why was I made to hear Thy voice, 
And enter while there's room, 

When thousands make a wretched choice, 
And rather starve than come?" 

'Twas the same love that spread the feast 

That sweetly forced us in ; 
Else we had still refused to taste, 

And perished in our sin. 

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5 Pity the nations, O our God, 

Constrain the earth to come ; 
Send Thy victorious word abroad, 
And bring the strangers home. 

6 We long to see Thy churches full, 

That all the chosen race 
May, with one voice and heart and soul, 
Sing Thy redeeming grace. 



324 c. m. 

OW condescending and how kind 
Was God's Eternal Son ! 
Our misery reached His heavenly mind, 
And pity brought Him down. 



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2 He sunk beneath our heavy woes 

To raise us to His throne ; 
There's ne'er a gift His hand bestows 
But cost His heart a groan. 

3 This was compassion like a God, 

That, when the Saviour knew 
The price of pardon was His blood, 
His pity ne'er withdrew. 

4 Now, though He reigns exalted high, 

His love is still as great ; 
Well He remembers Calvary, 
Nor lets His saints forget. 

5 Here let our hearts begin to melt 

While we His death record, 
And with our joy for pardoned guilt 
Mourn that we pierced the Lord. 
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325 io.io.io.io. 

ERE, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face; 



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Here would I touch and handle things 
unseen, 
Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace, 
And all my weariness upon Thee lean. 

2 Here would I feed upon the bread of God, 

Here drink with Thee the royal wine of 
heaven ; 
Here would I lay aside each earthly load, 
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven. 

3 This is the hour of banquet and of song ; 

This is the heavenly table spread for me : 
Here let me feast, and, feasting, still prolong 
The brief, bright hour of fellowship with Thee. 

4 I have no help but Thine, nor do I need 

Another arm save Thine to lean upon : 
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed ; 
* My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone. 

5 Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness ; 

Mine is the pfuilt. but Thine the cleansing 

blood ; 
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace, 
Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my 
God. 

6 Feast after feast thus comes, and passes by : 

Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above, 
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy, 

The Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and 
love. 

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NOT worthy, Lord, to gather up the crumbs 
With trembling hand that from Thy table 
fall, 
A weary, heavy-laden sinner comes 

To plead Thy promise and obey Thy call. 

2 I am not worthy to be thought Thy child, 

Nor sit the last and lowest at Thy board ; 
Too long a wanderer and too oft beguiled, 
I only ask one reconciling word. 

3 One word from Thee, my Lord, one smile, one 

look, 
And I could face the cold, rough world again ; 
And with that treasure in my heart could brook 
The wrath of devils and the scorn of men. 

4 And is not mercy Thy prerogative — 

Free mercy, boundless, fathomless, Divine ? 
Me, Lord, the chief of sinners, me forgive, 
And Thine the greater glory, only Thine. 

5 I hear Thy voice ; Thou bid'st me come and 

rest ; 
I come, I kneel, I clasp Thy pierced feet ; 
Thou bid'st me take my place, a welcome guest 
Among Thy saints, and of Thy banquet eat. 

6 My praise can only breathe itself in prayer, 

My prayer can only lose itself in Thee ; 
Dwell Thou for ever in my heart, and there, 
Lord, let me sup with Thee ; sup Thou with 
me. 

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8.8.8.4. 

Christ redeemed, in Christ restored, 
We keep the memory adored, 
And show the death of our dear Lord 
Until He come. 



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2 His body broken in our stead 
Is here in this memorial bread, 
And so our feeble love is fed 

Until He come. 

3 The streams of His dread agony, 
His life-blood shed for us, we see ; 
The wine shall tell the mystery 

Until He come. 

4 And thus that dark betrayal nudit 
With the last advent we unite 

By one blest chain of loving rite 
Until He come : 

5 Until the trump of God be heard, 
Until the ancient graves be stirred, 
And, with the great commanding word, 

The Lord shall come. 

6 O blessed hope ! with this elate 
Let not our hearts be desolate, 
But, strong in faith, in patience wait 

Until He come. 

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ACCORDING to Thy gracious word, 
In meek humility, 
This will I do, my dying Lord, 
I will remember Thee. 



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2 Thy body, broken for my sake. 

My bread from heaven shall be , 
Thy testamental cup I take, 
And thus remember Thee. 



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Gethsemane can I forget? 

Or there Thy conflict see, 
Thine agony and bloody sweat, 

And not remember Thee ? 



4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes, 

And rest on Calvary, 
O Lamb of God, my Sacrifice, 
I must remember Thee ; 

5 Remember Thee, and all Thy pains, 

And all Thy love to me : 
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains, 
Will I remember Thee. 

6 And when these failing lips grow dumb, 

And mind and memory flee, 
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come, 
Jesus, remember me. 



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r ION, to thy Saviour singing, 

To thy Prince and Shepherd bringing 
Sweetest hymns of love and praise, 
Thou wilt never reach the measure 
Of His worth, by all the treasure 
Of thy most ecstatic lays. 
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2 Of all wonders that can thrill tin 
And with adoration fill thee, 

What than this can greater be, 
That Himself to thee He giveth? 
He that eateth ever liveth, 

For the Bread of Life is He. 

3 Fill thy lips to overHowing 

With sweet praise, His mercy showing 
Who this heavenly table spread : 

On this day so glad and holy, 

To each longing spirit lowly 
Giveth He the living Bread. 

4 Here the King hath spread His table, 
Whereon eyes of faith are able 

Christ our Passover to trace : 
Shadows of the law are going, 
Licrht and life and truth inflowing*. 

Night to day is giving place. 

5 Lo, this angels' food descending 
Heavenly love is hither sending, 

Hungry lips on earth to feed : 
So the paschal lamb was given, 
So the manna came from heaven, 

Isaac was His type indeed. 

6 O Good Shepherd, Bread life-giving-, 
Us, Thy grace and life receiving 

Feed and shelter evermore ; 
Thou on earth our weakness guiding". 
We in heaven with Thee abiding 

With all saints will Thee adore. 
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ESUS, to Thy tabic led, 

Now let every heart be (ca\ 
With the true and living Bread. 



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2 While in penitence we kneel, 
Thy sweet presence let us feel, 
All Thy wondrous love reveal. 

3 While on Thy dear cross we gaze, 
Mourning o'er our sinful ways, 
Turn our sadness into praise. 

4 When we taste the mystic wine. 

Of Thine out-poured blood the sign, 
Fill our hearts with love Divine. 

5 Draw us to Thy wounded side, 
Whence there flowed the healing tide 
There our sins and sorrows hide. 

6 From the bonds of sin release. 
Cold and wavering faith increase ; 
Lamb of God, grant us Thy peace. 

7 Lead us by Thy pierced hand, 
Till around Thy throne we stand 
In the bright and better land. 



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► READ of the world in mercy broken, 
Wine of the soul in mercy shed, 

By whom the words of life were spoken, 
And in whose death our sins are dead ; 
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2 Look on the heart by sorrow broken, 
Look on the tears by sinners shed ; 
And be Thy feast to us the token 
That by Thy grace our souls are fed. 



7.6.7.6.D. 

O BREAD to pilgrims given, 
() Food that angels eat. 
() Manna sent from heaven, 

For heaven-born natures meet, 
Give us, for Thee long pining, 

To eat till richly filled ; 
Till, earth's delights resi^nincr, 
Our every wish is stilled. 

O Water, life-bestowing, 

Forth from the Saviour's heart, 
A fountain purely flowing, 

A fount of love Thou art: 
( ) let us, freely tasting, 

Our burning thirst assuage ; 
Thy sweetness, never wasting, 

Avails from age to aire. 

Jesus, this feast receiving, 

We Thee unseen adore ; 
Thy faithful word believing. 

We take, and doubt no more : 
Give us, Thou True and Loving. 

On earth to live in Thee ; 
Then, death the veil removing, 
1 hy glorious face to see. 
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333 7 7 7 7 7 7 

BREAD of heaven, on Thee I feed, 
For Thy flesh is meat indeed : 
Ever may my soul be feci 
With this true and living Bread ; 
Day by day with strength supplied 
Through the life of Him who died. 

2 Vine of heaven, Thy blood supplies 
This blest cup of sacrifice ; 
'Tis Thy wounds my healing give. 
To Thy cross I look, and live : 
Thou, my Life ! O let me be 
Rooted, grafted, built on Thee. 

334 l. n 

JESUS, Thou Joy of loving hearts, 
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men, 
From the best bliss that earth imparts 
We turn unfilled to Thee again. 

2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood ; 

Thou savest those that on Thee call ; 
To them that seek Thee Thou art good, 
To them that find Thee all in all. 

3 We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread, 

And long to feast upon Thee still ; 
We drink of Thee, the Fountain-head, 
And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. 

4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee, 

Where'er our changeful lot is cast ; 
Glad when Thy gracious smile we see, 
Blest when our faith can hold Thee last. 

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O Jesus, ever with us stay, 

Make all our moments calm and bright ; 
Chase the dark night of sin away, 

Shed o'er the world Thy holy light. 



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'I" the Lamb's high feast we sino- 
Praise to our victorious King, 
Who hath washed us in the tide 
Flowing from His pierced side ; 
Praise we Him whose love Divine 
Gives His sacred blood for wine, 
Gives His body for the feast, 
Christ the Victim. Christ the Priest. 



Where the paschal blood is poured. 
Death's dark angel sheathes his sword ; 
Israel's hosts triumphant go 
Through the wave that drowns the foe. 
Praise we Christ, whose blood is shed, 
Paschal Victim, Paschal Bread ; 
With sincerity and love 
Eat we manna from above. 

Mighty Victim from the sky, 
Powers of hell beneath Thee lie ; 
1 )eath is conquered in the fight, 
Thou hast brought us life and light : 
Paschal triumph, paschal joy, 
Only sin can this destroy : 
From the death of sin set free 
Souls re-born, dear Lord, in Thee. 
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PARTING hymn we sing 
Around Thy table, Lord ; 



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Again our grateful tribute bring, 
Our solemn vows record. 



2 Wcvc have we seen Thy face, 

And felt Thy presence here ; 
So may the savor of Thy grace 
In word and life appear. 

3 The purchase of Thy blood, 

By sin no longer led, 
The path our dear Redeemer trod 
May we rejoicing tread. 

4 In self-forgetting love 

Be our communion shown, 
Until we join the Church above, 
And know as we are known. 



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OR!) of the harvest, hear 
' Thy needy servants' cry ; 
Answer our faith's effectual prayer. 
And all our wants supply. 



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2 ( )n Thee we humbly wait ; 

Our wants are in Thy view; 
[lie harvest truly, Lord, is great, 
The laborers arc few, 






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3 Convert and send forth more 

Into Thy Church abroad, 
And let them speak Thy word of power, 
As workers with their God. 

4 Give the pure gospel word, 

The word of general irrace ; 
Thee let them preach, the common Lord, 
Saviour of human race. 



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O let them spread Thy Name, 
Their mission fully prove ; 

Thy universal grace proclaim, 
'Thine all-redeeming love. 

6 On all mankind, forgiven, 

Empower them still to call, 
And tell each creature under heaven 
That Thou hast died for all. 



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>0\V down Thine ear, Almighty Lord, 
And hear Thy Church's suppliant cry 
For all who preach Thy saving word, 
And wait upon Thy ministry. 



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2 In mercy, Father, now give heed, 

And pour Thy quickening Spirit's breath 
On those whom Thou hast called to feed 
Thy flock redeemed by Jesus' death. 

3 O Saviour, from Thy pierced hand 

Shed o'er them all Thy gifts Divine; 
That those who in Thy presence stand 
May do Thy will with love like Thine. 

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4 Blest Spirit, in their hearts abide, 

And give them grace to watch and pray ; 
That, as they seek Thy flock to guide, 
Themselves may keep the narrow way. 

5 O God, Thy strength and mercy send 

To shield them in their strife with sin ; 
Grant them, enduring to the end, 
The crown of life at last to win. 



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SPIRIT of the living God, 
In all Thy plenitude of grace, 
Where'er the foot of man hath trod, 
Descend on our apostate race. 



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2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love 

To preach the reconciling word ; 
Give power and unction from above, 
Whene'er the joyful sound is heard. 

3 Be darkness, at Thy coming, light ; 

Confusion, order in Thy path ; 
Souls without strength inspire with might ; 
Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 

4 O Spirit of the Lord, prepare 

All the round earth her God to meet ; 
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air, 
Till hearts of stone begin to beat 

5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh 

The- triumphs of the cross record 
The Name' of Jesus glorify, 

Till every kindred call Him Lord. 
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6 God from eternity hath willed 

All flesh shall His salvation see : 
So be the Father's love fulfilled, 

The Saviour's sufferings crowned through 
Thee. 



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O preach My gospel," saith the Lord ; 
14 Bid the whole earth My grace receive ; 
He shall be saved that trusts My word ; 
He shall be lost that won't believe. 



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2 "I'll make your great commission known, 

And ye shall prove My gospel true, 
By all the works that I have done, 
By all the wonders ye shall do. 

3 "Teach all the nations My commands; 

I'm with you till the world shall end ; 
All power is trusted in My hands, 
1 can destroy, and I defend." 

4 He spake, and light shone round His head ; 

On a bright cloud to heaven He rode ; 
They to the farthest nations spread 
The grace of their ascended God. 



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OW beauteous are their feet 
Who stand on Xion's hill, 
Who bring salvation on their tongues, 
And words of peace reveal ! 

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How charming is their voice ! 

How sweet the tidings are ! 
k4 Zion, behold thy Saviour King; 

He reigns and triumphs here." 

How happy are our ears 
That hear this joyful sound, 

Which kings and prophets waited for, 
And sought, but never found ! 

How blessed are our eyes 
That see this heavenly light ! 

Prophets and kings desired it long, 
But died without the sigfht. 



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5 The watchmen join their voice, 

And tuneful notes employ ; 
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs, 
And deserts learn the joy. 

6 The Lord makes bare His arm 

Through all the earth abroad ; 
Let every nation now behold 
Their Saviour and their God. 



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342 s X1 

'OLDIERS of Christ, arise, 
And put your armor on, 
Strong in the strength which God supplies 

Through His Eternal Son. 
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2 Strong in the Lord of hosts, 
And in His mighty power, 
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts 
Is more than conqueror. 

2 Stand then in His great might, 
With all His strength endued ; 
But take, to arm you for the fight, 
The panoply of God : 

4 That, having all things done, 

And all your conflicts passed, 
Ye may o'ercome through Christ alone, 
And stand entire at last. 

5 From strength to strength go on ; 

Wrestle, and fight, and pray ; 
Tread all the powers of darkness down. 
And win the well-fought day. 

6 Still let the Spirit cry 

In all His soldiers, " Come," 
Till Christ the Lord descends from high, 
And takes the conquerors home. 



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r E servants of the Lord, 
Each in his office wait, 
Observant of His heavenly word, 
And watchful at His gate. 



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Let all your lamps be bright, 
And trim the golden flame : 

Gird up your loins, as in His sight, 
For awful is 1 lis Name. 



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3 Watch : 'tis your Lord's command, 

And while we speak, He's near ; 
Mark the first signal of His hand, 
And ready all appear. 

4 O happy servant he 

In such a posture found ! 
He shall his Lord with rapture see, 
And be with honor crowned. 

5 Christ shall the banquet spread 

With His own royal hand, 
And raise that favorite servant's head 
Amidst the angelic band. 



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O, labor on : spend, and be spent, 
Thy joy to do the Father's will ; 
It is the way the Master went ; 

Should not the servant tread it still ? 



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2 Go, labor on : 'tis not for naught ; 

Thy earthly loss is heavenly gain ; 
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not ; 
The Master praises : — what are men ? 

7 Go, labor on : enough while here 

If He shall praise thee, if I le deign 
Thy willing heart to mark and cheer ; 
No toil for Him shall be in vain. 

4 Go, labor on while it is day: 

The world's dark night is hastening on. 
Speed, speed thy work, cast sloth away ; 
It is not thus that souls are won. 
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5 Toil on, faint not, keep watch and pray ; 

Be wise the erring soul to win ; 
Go forth into the world's highway, 

Compel the wanderer to come in. 

6 Foil on, and in thy toil rejoice ; 

For toil comes rest, for exile home ; 
Soon shalt thou hear the Bridegroom's voice, 
The midnight peal, " Behold, I come." 

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T ORD, speak to me, that I may speak 
-L* In living echoes of Thy tone ; 
As Thou hast sought, so let me seek 
Thy erring children lost and lone. 

2 O lead me, Lord, that I may lead 

The wandering and the wavering feet ; 

feed me, Lord, that I may feed 

Thy hungering ones with manna sweet. 

3 O strengthen me, that while I stand 

Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee, 

1 may stretch out a loving hand 

To wrestlers with the troubled sea. 

4 O teach me, Lord, that I may teach 

The precious things Thou dost impart ; 
And wing my words, that they may reach 
The hidden depths of many a heart. 

5 O give Thine own sweet rest to me, 

That 1 may speak with soothing power 
A word in season, as from Thee, 
To weary ones in needful hour. 

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6 O fill me with Thy fulness, Lord, 

Until my very heart o'erflow 
In kindling thought and glowing word, 
Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show. 

7 () use me, Lord, use even me, 

Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where; 
Until Thy blessed face 1 see, 

Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share. 



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CHRIST, our true and only Light, 
Illumine those who sit in night ; 
Let those afar now hear Thy voice, 
And in Thy fold with us rejoice. 



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2 And all who else have strayed from Thee, 
( ) gently seek ; Thy healing be 

To every wounded conscience given ; 
And let them also share Thy heaven. 

3 ( ) make the deaf to hear Thy word ; 
And teach the dumb to speak, dear Lord, 
Who dare not yet the faith avow 
Though secretly they hold it now. 

4 Shine on the darkened and the cold ; 
Recall the wanderers from Thy fold ; 
Unite those now who walk apart; 
Confirm the weak and doubting heart: 

5 So they with us may evermore 

Such grace with wondering thanks adore, 
And endless praise to Thee be given 
By all the Church in earth and heaven. 



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347 7.6.7.6.D. 

*TAND up, stand up for Jesus, 
Ye soldiers of the cross ; 
Lift high His royal banner, 

It must not suffer loss : 
From victory unto victory 

His army He shall lead. 
Till every foe is vanquished, 

And Christ is Lord indeed. 

2 Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 

The trumpet call obey ; 
Forth to the mighty conflict 

In this His glorious day : 
Ye that are men now serve Him 

Against unnumbered foes ; 
Let courage rise with danger. 

And strength to strength oppose. 

3 Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 

Stand in His strength alone ; 
The arm of flesh will fail you, 

Ye dare not trust your own : 
Put on the gospel armor. 

Each piece put on with prayer ; 
Where duty calls, or clanger, 

Be never wanting there 

4 Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 
The strife will not be long ; 

This day the noise of battle, 
The next the victor's song : 

To him that overcometh 
A crown of life shall be ; 

He with the King of Glory 
Shall reign eternally. 



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BROTHERS, lift your voices, 
Triumphant songs to raise ; 
Till heaven on high rejoices, 

And earth is filled with praise : 
Ten thousand hearts are bounding 

With holy hopes and free ; 
The gospel trump is sounding, 
The trump of Jubilee. 

O Christian brothers, glorious 

Shall be the conflict's close ; 
The cross hath been victorious, 

And shall be o'er its foes : 
Faith is our battle-token ; 

Our Leader all controls ; 
Our trophies, fetters broken ; 

Our captives, ransomed souls. 

Not unto us, Lord Jesus, 

To Thee all praise be due, 
Whose blood-bought mercy frees us, 

Has freed our brethren too. 
Not unto us : in glory 

The angels catch the strain, 
And cast their crowns before Thee 

Exultingly again. 

Captain of our salvation, 

Thy presence we adore ; 
Praise, glory, adoration 

Be Thine for evermore : 
Still on in conflict pressing 

On Thee Thy people call, 
Thee King of kings confessing", 

Thee crowning Lord of all. 



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349 777 7 

*AKE my life, and let it be 
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee. 
Take my moments and my days ; 
Let them flow in ceaseless praise. 

2 Take my hands, and let them move 
At the impulse of Thy love. 

Take my feet, and let them be 
Swift and beautiful for Thee. 

3 Take my voice, and let me sing, 
Always, only, for my King-. 
Take my lips, and let them be 
Pilled with messages from Thee. 

4 Take my silver and my gold : 
Xot a mite would I withhold. 
Take my intellect, and use 

Every power as Thou shalt choose. 

5 Take my will, and make it Thine ; 
It shall be no longer mine. 

Take my heart, it is Thine own ; 
It shall be Thy royal throne. 

6 Take my love ; my Lord, I pour 
At Thy feet its treasure-store. 
Take myself and I will be 
Ever, only, all for Thee. 

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THROUGH good report and evil, Lord, 
Still guided by Thy faithful word, 
Our staff, our bu md our sword, 

We follow Thee. 



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2 In silence of the lonely night, 

In the full glow of day's clear light, 
Through life's strange windings, dark or bright, 
We follow Thee. 

3 Strengthened by Thee we forward go, 
Mid smile or scoff of friend or foe, 
Through pain or ease, through joy or woe. 

We follow Thee. 

I With enemies on every side, 
We lean on Thee, the Crucified ; 
Forsaking all on earth beside, 
We follow Thee. 

5 Master, point Thou out the way, 
Nor suffer Thou our steps to stray ; 
Then in the path that leads to day 

We follow Thee. 

6 Thou hast passed on before our face ; 
Thy footsteps on the way we trace ; 
O keep us, aid us by Thy grace ; 

We follow Thee. 

7 Whom have we in the heaven above, 
Whom on this earth, save Thee, to love? 
Still in Thy light we onward move ; 

We follow Thee. 

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JESUS calls us, o'er the tumult 
Of our life's wild restless sea; 
Day by day I lis sweet voice soundeth, 
Saying, "Christian, follow Me;" 
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2 As, of old, apostles heard it 

By the Galilean lake, 
Turned from home and toil and kindred, 
Leaving all for His dear sake. 

3 Jesus calls us from the worship 

Of the vain world's golden store, 
From each idol that would keep us, 
Saying, 4k Christian, love Me more." 

4 In our joys and in our sorrows, 

Days of toil and hours of ease, 
Still He calls, in cares and pleasures, 
44 Christian, love Me more than these." 

5 Jesus calls us : by Thy mercies, 

Saviour, may we hear Thy call, 
Give our hearts to Thy obedience, 
Serve and love Thee best of all. 



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EAD on, O King Eternal, 

The day of march has come ; 
Henceforth in fields of conquest 
Thy tents shall be our home : 
Through days of preparation 

Thy grace has made us strong, 
And now, O King Eternal, 
We lift our battle-sone. 



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Lead on, O King Eternal, 

Till sin's fierce war shall cease, 

And Holiness shall whisper 
The sweet Amen of peace ; 
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For not with swords loud clashing, 
Nor roll of stirring drums, 

But deeds of love and mercy, 
The heavenly kingdom conies. 

Lead on, () King Eternal : 

We follow, not with fears ; 
For gladness breaks like morning 

Where'er Thy face appears ; 
Thy cross is lifted o'er us ; 

We journey in its light : 
The crown awaits the conquest ; 

Lead on, O God of might. 



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E that goeth forth with weeping, 
Bearing precious seed in love, 
Never tiring, never sleeping, 
Findeth mercy from above : 



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2 Soft descend the dews of heaven, 

Bright the rays celestial shine ; 
Precious fruits will thus be given 
Through an influence all Divine. 

3 Sow thy seed ; be never weary ; 

Let no fears thy soul annoy; 
Be the prospect ne'er so dreary, 
Thou shalt reap the fruits of joy. 

4 Lo ! the scene of verdure brightening, 

Sec the rising grain appear : 
Look again; the fields arc whitening. 
For the harvest-time is near. 
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354 c. m. d. 

THE Son of God goes forth to war, 
A kingly crown to gain ; 
His blood-red banner streams afar: 

Who follows in His train ? 
Who best can drink his cup of woe, 

Triumphant over pain, 
Who patient bears his cross below, 
He follows in His train. 

2 The martyr first, whose eagle eye 

Could pierce beyond the grave, 
Who saw his Master in the sky, 

And called on Him to save : 
Like Him, with pardon on his tongue 

In midst of mortal pain, 
He prayed for them that did the wrong: 

Who follows in his train ? 

3 A glorious band, the chosen few 

On whom the Spirit came, 
Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew, 

And mocked the cross and flame : 
They met the tyrant's brandished steel, 

The lion's gory mane ; 
They bowed their necks the death to feel : 

Who follows in their train ? 

4 A noble army, men and boys, 

The matron and the maid, 
Around the Saviour's throne rejoice, 

In robes of light arrayed : 
They climbed the steep ascent of heaven 

Through peril, toil, and pain : 
O God, to us may grace be given 

To follow in their train. 
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c. M. 

STILL, in accents sweet and strong- 
Sounds forth the ancient word, 
" More reapers for white harvest fields, 
More laborers for the Lord." 



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2 We hear the call ; in dreams no more 

In selfish ease we lie, 
But, girded for our Father's work, 
Go forth beneath His sky. 

3 Where prophets' word, and martyrs' blood, 

And prayers of saints were sown, 
We, to their labors entering in, 

Would reap where they have strown. 

4 O Thou whose call our hearts has stirred, 

To do Thy will we come ; 
Thrust in our sickles at Thy word, 
And bear our harvest home. 

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JESUS, I my cross have taken, 
All to leave, and follow Thee ; 
Destitute, despised, forsaken, 

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be : 
Perish every fond ambition, 

All I've sought, or hoped, or known ; 
Yet how rich is my condition, 

God and heaven are still my own. 

2 Man may trouble and distress me, 
'Twill but drive me to Thy breast ; 
Life with trials hard may press me, 
Heaven will bring me sweeter n 

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O 'tis not in grief to harm me 
While Thy love is left to me ; 

O 'twere not in joy to charm me, 
Were that joy unmixed with Thee. 

Take, my soul, thy full salvation, 

Rise o'er sin and fear and care ; 
Joy to find in every station 

Something still to do or bear ; 
Think what Spirit dwells within thee, 

What a Father's smile is thine, 
What a Saviour died to win thee : 

Child of heaven, shouldst thou repine ? 

Haste, then, on from grace to glory, 

Armed by faith, and winged by prayer ; 
Heaven's eternal day's before thee, 

God's own hand shall guide thee there. 
Soon shall close thy earthly mission ; 

Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days ; 
Hope soon change to glad fruition, 

Faith to sight, and prayer to praise. 



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N the vineyard of our Father 
Daily work wc find to do ; 
Scattered fruit our hands may gather, 
Though we are but weak and few ; 

Little clusters 
Help to fill the basket too. 

Toiling early in the morning, 

Catching moments through the day, 

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Nothing small or lowly scorning, 
So we work, and watch, and pray ; 

Gathering gladly 
Free-will offerings by the way : 

Not for selfish praise or glory, 
Not for objects nothing- worth, 

But to send the blessed story 
Of the gospel o'er the earth, 

Telling mortals 
Of our Lord and Saviour's birth. 

Up and ever at our calling, 

Till in death our lips are dumb, 

Or till, sin's dominion falling, 

Christ shall in His kingdom come, 

And His children 
Reach their everlasting home. 

Steadfast, then, in our endeavor, 
Heavenly Father, may we be ; 

And for ever, and for ever, 

We will give the praise to Thee ; 

Alleluia ! 
Singing, all eternity. 



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HO is on the Lord's side ? 
Who will serve the King? 
Who will be 1 lis helpers 

Other lives to bring? 
Who will leave the world's side? 

Who will face the foe ? 
Who is on the 

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By Thy call of mercy, 
By Thy grace Divine, 

We are on the Lord's side, 
Saviour, we are Thine. 

2 Not for weight of glory, 

Not for crown and palm, 
Enter we the arm}', 

Raise the warrior psalm ; 
But for Love that claimeth 

Lives for whom He died ; 
He whom Jesus nameth 
Must be on His side. 

By Thy love constraining, 

By Thy grace Divine, 
We are on the Lord's side, 
Saviour, we are Thine. 

3 Jesus, Thou hast bought us, 

Not with gold or gem, 
But with Thine own life-blood, 

For Thv diadem : 
With Thv blessing filling" 

Each who comes to Thee, 
Thou hast made us willing, 
Thou hast made us free. 
By Thy grand redemption, 

By Thy grace Divine, 
We are on the Lord's side, 
Saviour, we are Thine. 

4 Fierce may be the conflict, 

Strong may be the foe, 
But the King's own army 
None can overthrow : 



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Round His standard ranging, 

Victory is secure ; 
For His truth unchanging 
Makes the triumph sure. 
Joyfully enlisting 

By Thy grace Divine, 
We are on the Lord's side, 
Saviour, we are Thine. 

Chosen to be soldiers 

In an alien land, 
Chosen, called, and faithful, 
For our Captain's band ; 
In the service royal 

Let us not grow cold ; 
Let us be right loyal. 
Noble, true, and bold. 

Master, Thou wilt keep us, 

By Thy grace Divine, 

Always on the Lord's side, 

Saviour, always Thine. 



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r ORK, for the night is corning : 

Work through the morning hours ; 
Work while the dew is sparkling ; 

Work 'mid springing flowers ; 
Work while the day grows brighter, 

Under the glowing sun ; 
Work, for the night is coming, 
When man's work is done. 

2 Work, for the night is coming: 

Work through the sunny noon ; 



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Fill brightest hours with labor, 
Rest comes sure and soon ; 

Give every Hying minute 

Something to keep in store ; 

Work, for the night is coming-, 
When man works no more. 

Work, for the night is coming : 

Under the sunset skies, 
While their bright tints are glowing, 

Work, for daylight ilies ; 
Work till the last beam fadeth, 

Fadeth to shine no more ; 
Work while the night is darkening, 

When man's work is o'er. 



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^FT in danger, oft in woe, 

Onward, Christians, onward go, 
Fight the fight, maintain the strife, 
Strengthened with the Bread of Life. 



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2 Onward, Christians, onward go, 
Join the war, and face the foe ; 
Faint not : much doth yet remain ; 
Dreary is the long campaign. 

3 Shrink not, Christians : will ye yield ? 
Will ye quit the painful field D 

Will ye flee in danger's hour? 
Know ye not your Captain's power? 

4 Let your drooping hearts be glad; 
March, in heavenly armor clad ; 
Fight, nor think the battle longf ; 
Victory soon shall tune your song. 



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5 Let not sorrow dim your eye, 
Soon shall every tear be dry ; 
Let not woe your course impede, 
Great your strength, if great your need 

6 Onward then to battle move ; 

More than conquerors ye shall prove: 
Though opposed by many a foe, 
Christian soldiers, onward go. 



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361 8.7.8.7.D. 

ARK ! the voice of Jesus crying, 
W ho will go and work to-day ? 
Fields are white, and harvests waiting ; 

Who will bear the sheaves away?" 
Loud and long the Master calleth, 

Rich reward He offers free ; 
Who will answer, gladly saying, 
14 Here am I ; send me, send me." 

2 If you cannot cross the ocean, 
And the heathen lands explore, 

You can find the heathen nearer, 
You can help them at your door. 

If you cannot give your thousands, 
You can give the widow's mite ; 

And the least you give for Jesus 
Will be precious in His sight. 

3 If you cannot speak like angels, 
If you cannot preach like Paul, 

You can tell the love of Jesus, 
You can say He died for all. 
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If you cannot rouse the wicked 
With the judgment's dread alarms, 

You can lead the little children 
To the Saviour's waiting arms. 

4 Let none hear you idly saying, 

"There is nothing I can do," 
While the souls of men are dying, 

And the Master calls for you : 
Take the task He gives you gladly, 

Let His work your pleasure be ; 
Answer quickly when He calleth, 

" Here am 1 ; send me, send me." 



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SOLDIERS who to Christ belong, 
Trust ye in His word, be strong : 
For His promises are sure, 
I [is rewards for aye endure. 

His no crowns that pass away, 

His no palm that sees decay. 

His the joy that shall not fade, 

His the light that knows no shade ; 

His the home for spirits blest, 
Where He gives them peaceful rest, 
Far above the starry skies, 
In the bliss of Paradise. 

4 Here on earth ye can but clasp 
Tilings that perish in the grasp : 
Lift your hearts, then, to the skies ; 
God Himself shall be your prize. 



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5 Praise we now with saints at rest 
Father, Son, and Spirit blest ; 
For His promises are sure, 
His rewards shall aye endure. 



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|EAR Lord and Master mine, 
Thy happy servant see ; 
My Conqueror, with what joy Divine 
Thy captive clings to Thee ! 



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2 I love Thy yoke to wear, 

To feel Thy gracious bands ; 
Sweetly restrained by Thy care, 
And happy in Thy hands. 

3 No bar would I remove, 

No bond would I unbind ; 
Within the limits of Thy love 
Full liberty I find. 

4 I would not walk alone, 

But still with Thee, my God ; 
At every step my blindness own, 
And ask of Thee the road. 

5 The weakness I enjoy 

That casts me on Thy breast ; 
The conflicts that Thy strength employ 
Make me Divinely blest. 

6 Dear Lord and Master mine, 

Still keep Thy servant true ; 
My Guardian and my Guide Divine. 
Bring, bring Thy pilgrim through. 
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7 My Conqueror and my King, 
Still keep mc in Thy train ; 
And with Thee Thy glad captive bring 
When Thou return'st to reigfn. 



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HAPPY band of pilgrims, 
If onward ve will tread, 
With [esus as your Fellow, 
To Jesus as your Head. 



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O happy if ye labor 
As Jesus did for men ; 

O happy if ye hunger 
As Jesus hungered then. 

The cross that Jesus carried 
He carried as your due ; 

The crown that Jesus weareth 
He weareth it for vou. 



4 The trials that beset you, 

The sorrows ye endure, 
The manifold temptations 
That death alone can cure, 

5 What are they but His jewels 

Of right celestial worth ? 
What are they but the ladder 
Set up to heaven on earth? 

6 O happy band of pilgrims, 

Look upward to the skies, 
Where such a light affliction 
Shall win you such a prize. 

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365 s. m. 

EVIVE Thy work, O Lord. 
Thy mighty arm make bafe ; 
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead, 
And make Thy people hear. 



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2 Revive Thy work, O Lord, 

I )isturb this sleep of death ; 
Quicken the smouldering embers now 
By Thine almighty breath. 

5 Revive Thy work, O Lord, 
Create soul-thirst for Thee ; 
And hungering for the Bread of Life 
O may our spirits be. 

4 Revive Thy work, O Lord, 

Lxalt Thy precious Name ; 
And, by the Holy Ghost, our love 
For Thee and Thine inflame. 

5 Revive Thy work, O Lord. 

Give pentecostal showers : 
The' glory shall be all Thine own, 
The blessing, Lord, be ours. 



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UST Jesus bear the cross alone, 
And all the world go free ? 
No, there's a cross for every one, 
And there's a cross for me. 



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How happy are the saints above, 

\\ ho once went sorrowing here ; 
Bui now they taste unmingled love, 

And joy without a tear. 
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3 The consecrated cross I'll bear 

Till death shall set me free ; 
And then go home my crown to wear, 
For there's a crown for me. 

4 Upon the crystal pavement, down 

At Jesus' pierced feet, 
joyful, I'll cast my golden crown, 
And His dear Name repeat. 

5 () precious cross ! O glorious crown ! 

() resurrection day ! 
Ye angels, from the stars Hash down. 
And bear my soul away. 



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( )\Y blessed, from the bonds of sin 
And earthly fetters free, 
In singleness of heart and aim, 

Thy servant, Lord, to be ; 
The hardest toil to undertake 
With joy at Thy command, 
The meanest office to receive 
With meekness at Thy hand ; 

With willing heart and longing eyes 

To watch before Thy gate, 
Ready to run the weary race, 

To bear the heavy weight : 
No voice of thunder to expect, 

But follow calm and still ; 
For love can easily divine 

The One Beloved's will. 
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Thus may I serve Thee, gracious Lord ; 

Thus ever Thine alone, 
My soul and body given to Thee, 

The purchase Thou hast won ; 
Through evil or through good report 

Still keeping by Thy side ; 
And by my life or by my death 

Let Christ be magnified. 

How happily the working days 

In this dear service fly, 
How rapidly the closing hour. 

The time of rest, draws nigh, 
When all the faithful gather home, 

A joyful company ; 
And ever where the Master is 

Shall His blest servants be. 



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368 6.5.6.5. d. 

|N our way rejoicing, 

As we homeward move. 
Hearken to our praises, 
O Thou God of love. 
Is there grief or sadness ? 
Thou our Joy shalt be ; 
Is our sky beclouded? 
There is light in Thee. 

If with honest-hearted 

Love for God and man, 
Day by day Thou find us 

Doing all we can, 
Thou who giv'st the seed-time 

Wilt give large: increase, 



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Crown the head with blessings, 
Fill the heart with peace. 

On our way rejoicing 

Gladly let us go ; 
Victor is our Leader, 

Vanquished is the foe : 
Christ without, our safety ; 

Christ within, our joy ; 
Who, if We be faithful, 

Can our hope destroy? 

Unto God the Father 

Joyful songs we sing ; 
Unto God the Saviour 

Thankful hearts we bring ; 
Unto God the Spirit 

Bow we and adore ; 
On our way rejoicing 

Ever, evermore. 



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369 7.6.7.6.D. 

JESUS, I have promised 
To serve Thee to the end ; 
Be Thou for ever near me, 

My Master and my Friend : 
I shall not fear the battle 
If Thou art by my side, 
Nor wander from the pathway 
If Thou wilt be my Guide. 

2 O let me feel Thee near me, 
The world is ever near ; 
I see the sights that dazzle, 
The tempting sounds I hear : 



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My foes are ever near me, 

Around me and within ; 
But, Jesus, draw Thou nearer, 

And shield my soul from sin. 

3 O let me hear Thee speaking 

In accents clear and still, 
Above the storms of passion, 

The murmurs of self-will : 
O speak to re-assure me, 

To hasten or control ; 
O speak, and make me listen, 

Thou Guardian of my soul. 

4 O Jesus, Thou hast promised 

To all who follow Thee 
That where Thou art in glory 

There shall Thy servant be ; 
And, Jesus, I have promised 

To serve Thee to the end ; 
O give me grace to follow 

My Master and my Friend. 

370 6 -5-6.5- i2 1. 

i N WARD, Christian soldiers, 



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Marching as to war, 



With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before : 

Christ the Royal Master 
Leads against the foe ; 

Forward into battle, 
See, I lis banners PfO, 



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Onward, Christian soldiers, 
Marching as to war, 

With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before. 

At the sign of triumph 

Satan's host doth flee ; 
On then, Christian soldiers, 

On to victory : 
Hell's foundations quiver 

At the shout of praise ; 
Brothers, lift your voices, 

Loud your anthems raise. 
Onward, etc. 

Like a mighty army 

Moves the Church of God ; 
Brothers, we are treading 

Where the saints have trod; 
We are not divided, 

All one body we, 
One in hope and doctrine, 

One in charity. 
Onward, etc. 

Crowns and thrones may perish, 

Kingdoms rise and wane, 
But the Church of Jesus 

Constant will remain ; 
Gates of hell can never 

'Gainst that Church prevail ; 
We have Christ's own promise, 

And that cannot fail. 
Onward, etc. 
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Onward, then, ye people, 

Join our happy throng, 
Blend with ours your voices 

In the triumph-song ; 
Glory, laud, and honor 

Unto Christ the King ; 
This through countless ages 

Men and angels sing. 
Onward, etc. 



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371 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

^AVIOUR, Thy dying love 
Thou gavest me, 
Nor should I aught withhold, 

Dear Lord, from Thee : 
In love my soul would bow, 
My heart fulfil its vow, 
Some offering bring Thee now, 

Something for Thee. 

2 O'er the blest mercy-seat 
Pleading for me, 

Upward in faith I look, 

Jesus, to Thee : 
Help me the cross to bear, 
Thy wondrous love declare, 
Some song to raise, or prayer, 

Something for Thee. 

3 Give me a faithful heart, 
Likeness to Thee, 

That each departing day 
Henceforth may sec 



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Sonic work of love begun, 
Some deed of kindness done, 
Some wanderer sought and won, 
Something for Thee. 

All that I am and have — 

Thy gifts so free — 
Ever in joy or grief, 

My Lord, for Thee ; 
And when Thy face I see, 
My ransomed soul shall be, 
Through all eternity, 

Something for Thee. 



372 S. M. 

^EACH me, my God and King, 
In all things Thee to see, 
And what I do in anything 
To do it as for Thee ; 



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2 To scorn the senses' sway, 

While still to Thee I tend : 
In all I do be Thou the Way, 
In all be Thou the End. 

3 All may of Thee partake ; 

Nothing so small can be 
But draws, when acted for Thy sake, 
Greatness and worth from Thee : 

4 If clone to obey Thy laws, 

E'en servile labors shine ; 
Hallowed is toil, if this the cause, 
The meanest work Divine. 

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^O let our lips and lives express 
The holy gospel we profess ; 
So let our works and virtues shine, 
To prove the doctrine all Divine. 



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2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad 
The honors of our Saviour God ; 
When His salvation reigns within, 
And grace subdues the power of sin. 

3 Our flesh and sense must be denied, 
Passion and envy, lust and pride ; 
While justice, temperance, truth, and love, 
Our inward piety approve. 

4 Religion bears our spirits up, 
While we expect that blessed hope, 
The bright appearance of the Lord ; 
And faith stands leaning on His word. 



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ORD, lead the way the Saviour went, 
By lane and cell obscure ; 
And let love's treasures still be spent. 
Like His, upon the poor. 



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2 Like Him, through scenes of deep distress, 
Who bore the world's sad weight, 
We, in their crowded loneliness, 
Would seek the desolate. 
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For Thou hast placed us side by side 

In this wide world of ill ; 
And, that Thy followers may be tried, 

The poor are with us still. 

4 Mean are all offerings we can make ; 
Yet Thou hast taught us, Lord, 
If given for the Saviour's sake, 
They lose not their reward. 

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THOU Lord of life, our saving Health, 
Who mak'st Thy suffering ones our care, 
Our gifts are still our truest wealth, 
To serve Thee our sincerest prayer. 

2 As on the river's rising tide 

Flow strength and coolness from the sea, 
So through the ways our hands provide 
May quickening life flow in from Thee, 

3 To heal the wound, to still the pain, 

And strength to failing pulses bring, 
Till the lame feet shall leap again, 

And the parched lips with gladness sing. 

4 Bless Thou the gifts our hands have brought ; 

Bless Thou the work our hearts have planned : 
Ours is the hope, the will, the thought ; 
The rest, O God, is in Thy hand. 



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376 s. m. 

r E give Thee but Thine own, 
Whate'er the gift may be : 
All that we have is Thine alone, 
A trust, O Lord, from Thee. 

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2 May we Thy bounties thus 

As stewards true receive, 
And gladly, as Thou blessest us, 
To Thee our first-fruits give. 

3 O hearts are bruised and dead, 

And homes are bare and cold, 
And lambs for whom the Shepherd bled 
Are straying from the fold. 

4 To comfort and to bless, 

To find a balm for woe, 
To tend the lone and fatherless, 
Is angels' work below. 

5 The captive to release, 

To God the lost to bring, 
To teach the way of life and -peace, — 
It is a Christ-like thing. 

6 And we believe Thy word, 

Though dim our faith may be, 
Whate'er for Thine we do, O Lord, 
We do it unto Thee. 



377 8.8.8.4. 

LORD of heaven and earth and sea, 
To Thee all praise and glory be ; 
How shall we show our love to Thee 
Who givest all ? 



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The golden sunshine, vernal air, 
Sweet flowers and fruit, Thy love 4 declare; 
Where harvests ripen, Thou art then 4 
Who givest all. 
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3 For peaceful homes and healthful days, 
For all the blessings earth displays, 
We owe Thee thankfulness and praise 

Who givest all. 

4 Thou didst not spare Thine only Son, 
But gav'st Him for a world undone, 
And freely with that Blessed One 

Thou givest all. 

5 Thou giv'st the Spirit's holy dower, 
Spirit of life and love and power, 
And dost His sevenfold graces shower 

Upon us all. 

6 For souls redeemed, for sins forgiven, 
For means of grace and hopes of heaven, 
Father, what can to Thee be given 

Who givest all ? 

7 We lose what on ourselves we spend ; 
We have as treasure without end 
Whatever, Lord, to Thee we lend 

Who givest all. 

8 Whatever, Lord, we lend to Thee, 
Repaid a thousand-fold will be ; 
Then gladly will we give to Thee 

Who givest all ; 

9 To Thee, from whom we all derivr 
Our life, our gifts, our power to give ; 
O may we ever with Thee live 

Who givest all. 

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PRAISE our God to-day, 
His constant mercy bless, 
Whose love hath helped us on our way, 
And granted us success. 



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2 His arm the strength imparts 

Our daily toil to bear ; 
His grace alone inspires our hearts 
Each other's load to share. 

3 O happiest work below, 

Earnest of joy above, 
To sweeten many a cup of w r oe 
By deeds of holy love ! 

4 Lord, may it be our choice 

This blessed rule to keep, 
" Rejoice with them that do rejoice, 
And w r eep with them that weep." 

5 O praise our God to-day, 

His constant mercy bless, 
Whose love hath helped us on our way, 
And granted us success. 



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DAUGHTERS blest of Galilee, 
With Jesus chose ye well to be, 
Thrice happy holy company ! 



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2 O joy, to see that Master dear ! 
O joy, to live with Him so near! 

O joy, that gentle voice to hear ! 

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3 O more than joy, to that dear Lord, 
In purest, deepest love adored, 

All lowly service to afford ! 

4 Yea, happy was your lot to bring, 
In loyal homage to your King, 
Each free and gracious offering. 

5 O Jesus, throned above the height, 
Adoring troops of angels bright 
Wait on Thy bidding day and night : 

6 Thy sacred form we cannot see, 

Yet, Lord, these hands may render Thee 
Each lowly act of charity. 

7 For while 'mid want and woe we move, 
And tend Thy poor in gentle love, 
We minister to Thee above. 

8 O gracious Jesus, we confess 

Our poor cold love, our nothingness : 
Yet Thou wilt own, and Thou wilt bless. 



380 8.8.8.6. 

GOD of mercy, God of might, 
In love and pity infinite, 
Teach us, as ever in Thy sight, 
To live our life to Thee. 



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That fallen man might live thereby, 
O hear us, for to Thee we cry 
In hope, O Lord, to Thee. 
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3 Teach us the lesson Thou hast taught, 
To feel for those Thy blood hath bought ; 
That every word and deed and thought 

May work a work for Thee. 

4 For all are brethren, far and wide, 
Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died ; 
Then teach us, whatsoe'er betide, 

To love them all in Thee. 

5 In sickness, sorrow, want, or care, 
Whatever it be, 'tis ours to share ; 
May we, when help is needed, there 

Give help as unto Thee. 

6 And may Thy Holy Spirit move 
All those who live, to live in love, 
Till Thou shalt greet in heaven above 

All those who live to Thee. 

381 L m. 

OTHOU through suffering perfect made, 
On whom the bitter cross was laid ; 
In hours of sickness, grief, and pain, 
No sufferer turns to Thee in vain. 

2 The halt, the maimed, the sick, the blind, 
Sought not in vain Thy tendance kind ; 
Now in Thy poor Thyself we see, 

And minister through them to Thee. 

3 O loving Saviour, Thou canst cure' 

The: pains and woes Thou didst endure: ; 
For all who need, Physician great, 
Thy healing balm we supplicate. 

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4 Rut, O far more, let each keen pain 
And hour of woe be heavenly gain, 
Each stroke of Thy chastising rod 
Bring back the wanderer nearer God. 

5 O heal the bruised heart within ; 

O save our souls all sick with sin ; 
Give life and health in bounteous store, 
That we may praise Thee evermore. 

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SOLDIERS of the cross, arise, 
Gird you with your armor bright ; 
Mighty are your enemies, 

Hard the battle ye must fight. 

2 O'er a faithless fallen world 

Raise your banner in the sky ; 
Let it float there wide unfurled ; 
Bear it onward ; lift it high. 



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'Mid the homes of want and woe, 
Strangers to the living word, 

Let the Saviour's herald go, 

Let the voice of hope be heard. 

4 Where the shadows deepest lie, 

Carry truth's unsullied ray ; 
Where are crimes of blackest dye, 
There the saving sign display. 

5 To the weary and the worn 

Tell of realms where sorrows cease ; 
To the outcast and forlorn 

Speak of mercy and of peace. 

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Guard the helpless ; seek the strayed ; 

Comfort troubles; banish grief; 
In the might of God arrayed, 

Scatter sin and unbelief. 

Be the banner still unfurled, 

Still unsheathed the Spirit's sword, 

Till the kingdoms of the world 
Are the kingdom of the Lord. 



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ARK ! the song of Jubilee, 

Loud as mighty thunders roar, 
Or the fulness of the sea 

When it breaks upon the shore : 
Alleluia ! for the Lord 

God Omnipotent shall reign ; 
Alleluia ! let the word 

Echo round the earth and main. 

2 Alleluia ! Hark, the sound, 
From the depths unto the skies, 

Wakes above, beneath, around, 

All creation's harmonies : 
See Jehovah's banner furled, 

Sheathed His sword; He speaks — 'tis done! 
And the kingdoms of this world 

Are the kingdoms of His Son. 

3 He shall reign from pole to pole 
With illimitable sway ; 

I [e shall reign, when like a scroll 
Yonder heavens have passed away; 

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Then the end : beneath His rod 
Man's last enemy shall fall ; 

Alleluia ! Christ in God, 
God in Christ, is All in all. 

384 7 7 7-D. 

ASTEN, Lord, the glorious time 
When, beneath Messiah's sway, 
Every nation, every clime, 
Shall the gospel call obey. 



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Mightiest kings His power shall own, 
Heathen tribes His Name adore ; 

Satan and his host o'erthrown, 

Bound in chains, shall hurt no more. 

2 Then shall wars and tumults cease, 
Then be banished grief and pain ; 
Righteousness and joy and peace, 
Undisturbed shall ever reign. 

Bless we, then, our gracious Lord ; 

Ever praise His glorious Name ; 
All His mighty acts record ; 

All His wondrous love proclaim. 



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385 76.76.D. 

AIL to the Lord's Anointed, 
Great David's greater Son ! 
Hail, in the time appointed, 

His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression, 

To set the captive free, 
To take away transgression, 
And rule in equity. 

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He shall come down like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth ; 
And love, joy, hope, like flowers, 

Spring in His path to birth ; 
Before Him on the mountains 

Shall peace, the herald, go, 
And righteousness, in fountains, 

From hill to valley flow. 

Kings shall fall down before Him, 

And gold and incense bring ; 
All nations shall adore Him, 

His praise all people sing ; 
For He shall have dominion 

O'er river, sea, and shore, 
Far as the eagle's pinion 

Or dove's light wing can soar. 

For Him shall prayer unceasing 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, 

A kingdom without end : 
The mountain dews shall nourish 

A seed in weakness sown, 
Whose fruit shall spread and flourish, 

And shake like Lebanon. 

O'er every foe victorious, 

He on His throne shall rest, 
From age to age more glorious, 

All blessing" and all-blest : 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove, 
His Name shall stand for ever, — 

That Name to us is Love. 



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386 7.6.7.6.D. 

THE morning light is breaking, 
The darkness disappears ; 
The sons of earth are waking 

To penitential tears ; 
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 

Brings tidings from afar 
Of nations in commotion, 
Prepared for Zion's war. 

2 See heathen nations bending 

Before the God we love, 
And thousand hearts ascending 

In gratitude above ; 
While sinners, now confessing, 

The gospel call obey, 
And seek the Saviour's blessing, 

A nation in a day. 

3 Blest river of salvation, 

Pursue thy onward way ; 
Flow thou to every nation, 

Xor in thy richness stay : 
Stay not till all the lowly 

Triumphant reach their home ; 
Stay not till all the holy 

Proclaim, "The Lord is come." 



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387 76.7.6.D. 

THAT the Lord's salvation 
Were out of Zion come, 
To heal His ancient nation, 
To lead His outcasts home ! 

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How long the holy city 

Shall heathen feet profane ? 

Return, O Lord, in pity ; 
Rebuild her walls again. 

Let fall Thy rod of terror ; 

Thy saving grace impart ; 
Roll back the veil of error ; 

Release the fettered heart. 
Let Israel, home returning, 

Her lost Messiah see ; 
Give oil of joy for mourning, 

And bind Thy Church to Thee. 

388 L- M. 

OOK from the sphere of endless day, 
O God of mercy and of might ; 
In pity look on those who stray, 
Benighted, in this land of light. 



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2 In peopled vale, in lonely glen, 

In crowded mart by stream or sea, 
How many of the sons of men 

Hear not the message sent from Thee ! 

3 Send forth Thy heralds, Lord, to call 

The thoughtless young, the hardened old, 
A wandering (lock, and bring them all 
To the Good Shepherd's peaceful fold. 

4 Send them 'Thy mighty word to speak, 

Till faith shall dawn and doubt depart, 
To awe the bold, to stay the weak, 
And bind and heal the broken heart. 
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5 Then all these wastes, a dreary scene, 

On which with sorrowing eyes we gaze, 
Shall grow with living waters green, 
And lift to heaven the voice of praise. 



389 L - M 

*LING out the banner ! let it float 

Skyward and seaward, high and wide ; 
The sun that lights its shining folds, 
The cross on which the Saviour died. 



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2 Fling out the banner ! angels bend 

In anxious silence o'er the sign, 
And vainly seek to comprehend 
The wonder of the love Divine. 

3 Fling out the banner ! heathen lands 

Shall see from far the olorious sio^ht, 
And nations, crowding to be born, 
Baptize their spirits in its light. 

4 Fling out the banner ! sin-sick souls, 

That sink and perish in the strife, 
Shall touch in faith its radiant hem, 
And spring immortal into life. 

5 Fling out the banner ! let it float 

Skyward and seaward, high and wide, 
Our glory, only in the cross ; 
Our only hope, the Crucified ! 

6 Fling out the banner ! wide and high, 

Seaward and skyward, let it shine : 
Nor skill, nor might, nor merit ours ; 
We conquer only in that sign. 

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390 i m 

JESUS shall reign where'er the sun 
Does his successive journeys run ; 



His kingdom stretch from shore to shore 



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Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 

2 For Him shall endless prayer be made, 
And praises throng to crown His head : 
His Name, like sweet perfume, shall rise 
With every morning sacrifice ; 

3 People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on His love with sweetest song ; 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on His Name. 

4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns ; 
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains, 
The weary find eternal rest, 

And all the sons of want are blest. 

5 Let every creature rise and bring 
Peculiar honors to our King, 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the loud Amen. 

391 ii.io.ii.io. 

HAIL to the brightness of Zion's glad morn- 
ing ! 
Joy to the lands that in darkness have lain ! 
Hushed be the accents of sorrow and mourning ; 
Zion in triumph begins her mild reign. 

2 Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning, 
Long by the prophets of Israel foretold! 
Hail to the millions from bondage returning! 
Gentiles and Jews the blest vision behold. 
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3 Lo, in the desert rich flowers are springing, 

Streams ever copious are gliding along : 
Loud from the mountain tops echoes are ringing, 
Wastes rise in verdure, and mingle in song. 

4 See, from all lands, from the isles of the ocean, 

Praise to Jehovah ascending on high ; 
Fallen are the engines of war and commotion, 
Shouts of salvation are rending the sky. 



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392 7.777D. 

r ATCHMAN, tell us of the night, 
What its signs of promise are : 
Traveller, o'er yon mountain's height, 

See that glory-beaming star ! 
Watchman, does its beauteous ray 

Aught of joy or hope foretell ? 
Traveller, yes ; it brings the day, 
Promised day of Israel. 

2 Watchman, tell us of the night ; 
Higher yet that star ascends : 

Traveller, blessedness and light. 

Peace and truth, its course portends. 
Watchman, will its beams alone 

Gild the spot that gave them birth ? 
Traveller, ao-es are its own 

See, it bursts o'er all the earth. 

3 Watchman, tell us of the night, 

For the morning seems to dawn : 
Traveller, darkness takes its flight, 
i )oubt and terror are withdrawn. 

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Watchman, let thy wanderings cease ; 

Hie thee to thy quiet home : 
Traveller, lo, the Prince of Peace, 

Lo, the Son of God is come ! 



393 s. m. 

LORD our God, arise, 
The cause of truth maintain, 
And wide o'er all the peopled world 
Extend her blessed reign. 



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2 Thou Prince of Life, arise, 

Nor let Thy glory cease, 
Far spread the conquests of Thy grace, 
And bless the earth with peace. 

3 Thou Holy Ghost, arise, 

Expand Thy quickening wing, 
And o'er a dark and ruined world 
Let light and order spring. 

4 All on the earth, arise, 

To God the Saviour sing ; 
From shore to shore, from earth to heaven, 
Let echoing anthems ring. 



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394 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

j'ER the gloomy hills of darkness, 
Cheered by no celestial ray, 
Sun of Righteousness, arising, 

Bring the bright, the glorious day ; 

Send the gospel 
To the earth's remotest bounds. 
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2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness, 

Grant them, Lord, the glorious light 
And from eastern coast to western 
May the morning chase the night, 

And redemption, 
Freely purchased, win the day. 

3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel, 

Win and conquer, never cease ; 
May thy lasting, wide dominions 
Multiply and still increase ; 

Sway Thy sceptre, 
Saviour, all the world around. 



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395 6.6.6.6.S.S. 

[LOW ye the trumpet, blow, 
The gladly solemn sound ; 
Let all the nations know, 

To earth's remotest bound. 
The year of Jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

2 Jesus, our Great High Priest, 
Hath full atonement made ; 

Ye weary spirits, rest ; 

Ye mournful souls, be glad : 
The year of Jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

3 Extol the Lamb of God, 
The all-atoning Lamb ; 

Redemption in His blood 

Throughout the world proclaim : 
The year of Jubilee is come : 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

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4 Ye, who have sold for naught 

Your heritage above, 
Shall have it back unbougfht, 

The gift of Jesus' love : 
The year of Jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

5 The gospel trumpet hear, 

The news of heavenly grace ; 
And, saved from earth, appear 

Before your Saviour's face : 
The year of Jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

396 i m. 

YE Christian heralds, go proclaim 
Salvation through Emmanuel's Name ; 
To distant climes the tidings bear, 
And plant the Rose of Sharon there. 

2 God shield you with a wall of fire, 
With flaming zeal your breasts inspire, 
Bid raging winds their fury cease, 
And hush the tempests into peace. 

3 And when our labors all are o'er, 
Then we shall meet to part no more ; 
Meet with the blood-bought throng to fall, 
And crown our Jesus Lord of all. 






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397 76.7 6.D. 

NI) is the time approaching, 
By prophets long foretold, 
When all shall dwell together, 
One Shepherd and one fold? 

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Shall every idol perish, 

To moles and bats be thrown ? 
And every prayer be offered 

To God in Christ alone ? 

Shall Jew and Gentile meeting 

From many a distant shore, 
Around one altar kneeling, 

One common Lord adore ? 
Shall all that now divides us 

Remove, and pass away 
Like shadows of the morning 

Before the blaze of day ? 

Shall all that now unites us 

More sweet and lasting prove, 
A closer bond of union 

In a blest land of love ? 
Shall war be learned no longer? 

Shall strife and tumult cease ? 
All earth His blessed kingdom, 

The Lord and Prince of Peace ! 

O long-expected dawning, 

Come with thy cheering ray ; 
When shall the morning brighten, 

The shadows flee away ? 
O sweet anticipation ! 

It cheers the watchers on 
To pray, and hope, and labor, 

Till the dark night be gone. 



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398 76.76.D. 

LIGHT of the world, we hail Thee, 
Flushing the eastern skies ; 
Never shall darkness veil Thee 

Again from human eyes ; 
Too long, alas ! withholden, 

Now spread from shore to shore ; 
Thy light, so glad and golden, 
Shall set on earth no more. 

2 Light of the world, Thy beauty 

Steals into every heart, 
And glorifies with duty 

Life's poorest, humblest part ; 
Thou robest in Thy splendor 

The simple ways of men, 
And helpest them to render 

Light back to Thee again. 

3 Light of the world, before Thee 

Our spirits prostrate fall ; 
We worship, we adore Thee, 

Thou Light, the Life of all ; 
With Thee is no forgetting 

Of all Thine hand hath made ; 
Thy rising hath no setting, 

Thy sunshine hath no shade. 

4 Light of the world, illumine 

This darkened land of Thine, 
Till everything that's human 

He filled with what's Divine ; 
Till every tongue and nation, 

From sin's dominion free, 
Rise in the new creation 

Which springs from Love and Thee. 

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8.7.8.7.D. 
^AVIOUR, sprinkle many nations ; 
Fruitful let Thy sorrows be ; 
By Thy pains and consolations 

Draw the Gentiles unto Thee : 
Of Thy cross the wondrous story, 

Be it to the nations told ; 
Let them see Thee in Thy glory 
And Thy mercy manifold. 

2 Far and wade, though all unknowing, 

Pants for Thee each mortal breast, 
Human tears for Thee are flowing, 

Human hearts in Thee would rest : 
Thirsting as for dews of even, 

As the new-mown grass for rain, 
Thee they seek as God of heaven, 

Thee as Man for sinners slain. 

3 Saviour, lo, the isles are waiting ; 

Stretched the hand, and strained the sight, 
For Thy Spirit, new creating, 

Love's pure flame, and wisdom's light. 
Give the word, and of the preacher 

Speed the foot and touch the tongue, 
Till on earth by every creature 

Glory to the Lamb be sung. 

400 7.6.7. 6.D. 

FROM Greenland's icy mountains, 
From India's coral strand, 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 
Roll down their golden sand, 
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From many an ancient river, 
From many a palmy plain, 

They call us to deliver 

Their land from error's chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; 
Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile : 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strown ; 
The heathen in his blindness 

Bows down to wood and stone. 

3 Ca,n we, whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on high, 
Can we to men benighted 

The lamp of life deny ? 
Salvation ! O salvation ! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till each remotest nation 

Has learned Messiah's Name. 

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, 

And you, ye waters, roll, 
Till like a sea of glory 

It spreads from pole to pole ; 
Till o'er our ransomed nature 

The Lamb for sinners slain, 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 

In bliss returns to reign. 



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401 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

CHRIST for the world we sing; 
The world to Christ we bring 
With loving zeal ; 
The poor and them that mourn, 
The faint and overborne, 
Sin-sick and sorrow-worn, 
Whom Christ doth heal. 

2 Christ for the world we sing ; 
The world to Christ we bring 

With fervent prayer ; 
The wayward and the lost, 
By restless passions tossed, 
Redeemed at countless cost 

From dark despair. 

3 Christ for the world we sing ; 
The world to Christ we bring 

With one accord ; 
With us the work to share, 
With us reproach to dare, 
With us the cross to bear, 

For Christ our Lord. 

4 Christ for the world we sing ; 
The world to Christ we bring 

With joyful song ; 
The new-born souls whose days, 
Reclaimed from error's ways, 
Inspired with hope and praise, 

To Christ belong. 



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402 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

THOU, whose almighty word 
Chaos and darkness heard, 
And took their flight, 
Hear us, we humbly pray ; 
And, where the gospel's day 
Sheds not its glorious ray, 
Let there be light. 

2 Thou, who didst come to bring 
On Thy redeeming* wing 

Healing and sight, 
Health to the sick in mind, 
Sight to the inly blind, 
O now to all mankind 

Let there be light. 

3 Spirit of truth and love, 
Life-giving, holy Dove, 

Speed forth Thy flight ; 
Move o'er the waters' face 
Bearing the lamp of grace, 
And in earth's darkest place 

Let there be light. 

4 Holy and blessed Three, 
Glorious Trinity, 

Wisdom, Love, Might ! 
Boundless as ocean's tide 
Rolling in fullest pride 
Through the world, far and wide, 

Let there be light. 



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403 c M 

GOD of truth, whose living Word 
Upholds whate'er hath breath, 
Look down on Thy creation, Lord, 
Enslaved by sin and death. 



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2 Set up Thy standard, Lord, that we, 

Who claim a heavenly birth, 
May march with Thee to smite the lies 
That vex Thy groaning earth. 

3 Ah ! would we join that blest array, 

And follow in the might 
Of Him, the Faithful and the True, 
In raiment clean and white ! 

4 We fight for truth, we fight for God, — 

Poor slaves of lies and sin ! 
He who would fight for Thee on earth 
Must first be true within. 

5 Then, God of truth for whom we long, 

Thou who wilt hear our prayer, 
Do Thine own battle in our hearts, 
And slay the falsehood there. 

6 Still smite ; still burn ; till naught is left 

But God's own truth and love ; 
Then, Lord, as morning dew come down, 
Rest on us from above. 

7 Yea, come ; then, tried as in the fire, 

From every lie set free, 
Thy perfect truth shall dwell in us, 
And we shall live in Thee. 



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404 6.6.6.6. 

*HY kingdom come, O God, 
Thy rule, O Christ, begin ; 
Break with Thine iron rod 
The tyrannies of sin. 



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2 Where is Thy reign of peace, 

And purity, and love ? 
When shall all hatred cease, 
As in the realms above ? 

3 When comes the promised time 

That war shall be no more, 
And lust, oppression, crime, 
Shall flee Thy face before ? 

4 We pray Thee, Lord, arise, 

And come in Thy great might ; 
Revive our longing eyes, 

Which languish for Thy sight. 

5 O'er heathen lands afar 

Thick darkness broodeth yet : 
Arise, O Morning Star, 
Arise, and never set. 



405 L-M. 

^OON may the last glad song arise 
Through all the millions of the skies, 
That song of triumph which records 
That all the earth is now the Lord's. 



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Let thrones and powers and kingdoms be 
Obedient, mighty God, to Thee ; 
And over land and stream and main 
Wave Thou the sceptre of Thy reign. 

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3 O that the anthem now might swell, 
And host to host the triumph tell, 
That not one rebel heart remains, 
But over all the Saviour reigns ! 



406 c. M. D. 

LIFT up your heads, ye gates of brass, 
Ye bars of iron, yield, 
And let the King of Glory pass ; 

The cross is in the field : 
That banner, brighter than the star 

That leads the train of night, 
Shines on their march, and guides from far 
His servants to the fight. 

2 A holy war those servants wage ; 

Mysteriously at strife, 
The powers of heaven and hell engage 

For more than death or life. 
Ye armies of the living God, 

His sacramental host, 
Where hallowed footsteps never trod 

Take your appointed post : 

3 Though few and small and weak your bands, 

Strong in your Captain's strength 
Go to the conquest of all lands ; 

All must be His at length. 
Those spoils at His victorious feet 

You shall rejoice to lay, 
And lay yourselves, as trophies meet, 

In His great judgment-day. 

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4 O fear not, faint not, halt not now ; 

In Jesus' Name be strong ; 
To Him shall all the nations bow, 

And sing with you this song : 
"Uplifted are the gates of brass, 

The bars of iron yield ; 
Behold the King of Glory pass ; 

The cross hath won the field.' ' 

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407 8.7.8.7.7.7. 

WHO are these like stars appearing, 
These before God's throne who stand? 
Each a golden crown is wearing ; 
Who are all this glorious band ? 
Alleluia ! hark, they sing, 
Praising loud their heavenly King. 

2 Who are these of dazzling brightness, 

These in God's own truth arrayed, 
Clad in robes of purest whiteness, 
Robes whose lustre ne'er shall fade, 

Ne'er be touched by time's rude hand? 

Whence comes all this glorious band ? 

3 These are they who have contended 

For their Saviour's honor long, 
Wrestling on till life was ended, 

Following not the sinful throng; 

These, who well the fight sustained, 
Triumph through the Lamb have gained. 

4 These arc; they whose hearts were riven, 

Sore with woe and anguish tried, 
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Who in prayer full oft have striven 
With the God they glorified ; 
Now, their painful conflict o'er, 
God has bid them weep no more. 

5 These like priests have watched and waited, 

Offering up to Christ their will ; 
Soul and body consecrated, 

Day and night they serve Him still : 
Now in God's most holy place 
Blest they stand before His face. 

6 Lo, the Lamb Himself now feeds them 

On Mount Zion's pastures fair ; 
From His central throne He leads them 

By the living fountains there ; 

Lamb and Shepherd, Good Supreme, 
Free He gives the cooling stream. 

408 8.7.3.7.8.8.7. 

WE come unto our fathers' God : 
Their Rock is our salvation ; 
The eternal arms, their dear abode, 

We make our habitation ; 
We bring Thee, Lord, the praise they brought, 
We seek Thee as Thy saints have sought 
In every generation. 

2 The fire Divine their steps that led 

Still goeth bright before us, 
The heavenly shield, around them spread, 

Is still high holden o'er us ; 
The grace those sinners that subdued, 
The strength those weaklings that renewed, 

Doth vanquish, doth restore us. 



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3 The cleaving sins that brought them low 

Are still our souls oppressing, 
The tears that from their eyes did flow 

Fall fast, our shame confessing ; 
As with Thee, Lord, prevailed their cry, 
So our strong prayer ascends on high, 

And bringeth down Thy blessing. 

4 Their joy unto their Lord we bring, 

Their song to us descendeth ; 
The Spirit who in them did sing 

To us His music lendeth : 
His song in them, in us, is one ; 
We raise it high, we send it on, — 

The song that never endeth. 

5 Ye saints to come, take up the strain, 

The same sweet theme endeavor ; 
Unbroken be the golden chain ! 

Keep on the song for ever ! 
Safe in the same dear dwelling-place, 
Rich with the same eternal grace, 

Bless the same boundless Giver. 

409 io.io 10.4. 

FOR all the saints who from their labors rest, 
Who Thee by faith before the world con- 
fessed, 
Thy Name, O Jesus, be for ever blest. 

Alleluia ! 

2 Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and their 
Might ; 
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought 
fight ; 

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Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true 
Light. Alleluia ! 

3 O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold, 
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old, 
And win with them the victor's crown of gold. 

Alleluia ! 

4 O blest communion, fellowship Divine ! 
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine ; 
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine. 

Alleluia ! 

5 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, 
Steals on the ear the distant triumph-song, 
And hearts are brave again, and arms are 

strong. Alleluia ! 

6 The golden evening brightens in the west ; 
Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest ; 
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest. 

Alleluia ! 

7 But lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day ; 
The saints triumphant rise in bright array ; 
The King of Glory passes on His way. 

Alleluia ! 

8 From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest 
coast, 

Through gates of pearl streams in the countless 

host, 
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

Alleluia ! 

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7.6.7.6.D. 

v ROM all Thy saints in warfare, 
For all Thy saints at rest, 
To Thee, O blessed Jesus, 

All praises be addressed : 
Thou, Lord, didst win the battle 

That they might conquerors be ; 
Their crowns of living glory 

Are lit with rays from Thee. 

Apostles, prophets, martyrs, 

And all the sacred throng 
Who wear the spotless raiment, 

Who raise the ceaseless song ; 
For these, passed on before us, 

Saviour, we Thee adore, 
And, walking in their footsteps, 

Would serve Thee more and more. 

Then praise we God the Father, 

And praise we God the Son, 
And God the Holy Spirit, 

Eternal Three in One ; 
Till all the ransomed number 

Fall down before the Throne, 
And honor, power, and glory 

Ascribe to God alone. 



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411 7-7-7-7- 

HILDREN of the heavenly Kino, 
As ye journey, sweetly sing; 
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, 
Glorious in I lis works and ways. 
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2 We are travelling- home to God 
In the way the fathers trod ; 
They are happy now, and we 
Soon their happiness shall see. 

3 Shout, ye little flock and blest ; 
Ye on Jesus' throne shall rest ; 
There your seat is now prepared, 
There's your kingdom and reward. 

4 Lift your eyes, ye sons of light, 
Zion's city is in sight ; 

There our endless home shall be, 
There our Lord we soon shall see. 

5 Fear not, brethren ; joyful stand 
On the borders of your land ; 
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son, 
Bids you undismayed go on. 

6 Lord, obediently we go, 
Gladly leaving all below ; 
Only Thou our Leader be, 
And we still will follow Thee. 



412 7.77-7-D. 

WHAT are these in bright array, 
This innumerable throne 
Round the altar night and day, 

Hymning one triumphant song? 
" Worthy is the Lamb, once slain, 

Blessing, honor, glory, power, 
Wisdom, riches, to obtain, 
New dominion every hour." 

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2 These through fiery trials trod ; 

These from great affliction came ; 
Now before the throne of God 

Sealed with His almighty Name, 
Clad in raiment pure and white, 

Victor-palms in every hand, 
Through their clear Redeemer's might, 

More than conquerors they stand. 

3 Hunger, thirst, disease, unknown, 

On immortal fruits they feed ; 
Them the Lamb amidst the throne 

Shall to living fountains lead : 
Joy and gladness banish sighs ; 

Perfect love dispels all fear ; 
And for ever from their eyes 

God shall wipe away the tear. 

413 7-7-7-7-7-7- 

BLESSED are the sons of God, 
They are bought with Christ's own blood ; 
They are ransomed from the grave, 
Life eternal they shall have : 
With them numbered may we be, 
Here and in eternity. 

2 They are justified by grace, 
They enjoy the Saviour's peace ; 
All their sins are washed away, 
They shall stand in God's great day: 
With them numbered may we be, 
Here and in eternity. 

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They are lights upon the earth, 
Children of a heavenly birth ; 
One with God, with Jesus one, 
Glory is in them begun : 
With them numbered may we be, 
Here and in eternity. 



414 C. M. 

OW sweet, how heavenly is the sight 
When those that love the Lord 
In one another's peace delight, 
And so fulfil His word ; 



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2 When each can feel his brother's sigh, 

And with him bear a part, 
When sorrow Hows from eye to eye, 
And joy from heart to heart ; 

3 When, free from envy, scorn, and pride, 

Our wishes all above, 
Each can his brother's failings hide, 
And show a brother's love ; 

4 When love, in one delightful stream, 

Through every bosom Mows, 
And union sweet and dear esteem 
In every action glows. 



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Love is the golden chain that binds 

The happy souls above ; 
And he's an heir of heaven who finds 

His bosom glow with love. 
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415 8.7.8.7.8.7. 

ALLELUIA, song of sweetness, 
Voice of joy, eternal lay ; 
Alleluia is the anthem 

Of the choirs in heavenly day, 
Which the angels sing, abiding 
In the house of God alway. 

2 Alleluia thou resoundest, 

Salem, Mother ever blest ; 
Alleluias without ending 

Fit yon place of gladsome rest ; 
Exiles we, by Babel's waters, 

Sit in bondage and distressed. 

3 Alleluia ! songs of gladness 

Suit not always souls forlorn : 
Alleluia ! sounds of sadness 

Midst our joyful strains are borne ; 
For in this dark world of sorrow 

We with tears our sins must mourn. 

4 Trinity of endless glory, 

Hear Thy people as they cry ; 
Grant us all our heart's deep longing 

In our home beyond the sky ; 
There to Thee our Alleluia 

Singing everlastingly. 

416 c m. 

HAPPY the souls to Jesus joined, 
And saved by grace alone ; 
Walking in all Thy ways, we find 
Our heaven on earth begun. 
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2 The Church triumphant in Thy love, 

Their mighty joys we know ; 
They sing the Lamb in hymns above, 
And we in hymns below. 

3 Thee in Thy glorious realm they praise, 

And bow before Thy throne, 
We in the kingdom of Thy grace ; 
The kingdoms are but one. 

4 The holy to the holiest leads ; 

From hence our spirits rise ; 
And he that in Thy statutes treads 
Shall meet Thee in the skies. 



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ARK ! the sound of holy voices, 
Chanting at the crystal sea, 
Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 

Alleluia, Lord, to Thee ! 
Multitude which none can number, 

Like the stars, in glory stands, 
Clothed in white apparel, holding- 
Palms of victory in their hands. 

They have come from tribulation, 

And have washed their robes in blood, 
Washed them in the blood of Jesus ; 

Tried they were, and firm they stood ; 
Mocked, imprisoned, stoned, tormented, 

Sawn asunder, slain with sword, 
They have conquered death and Satan 

By the might of Christ the Lord. 



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Marching with Thy cross their banner, 

They have triumphed, following 
Thee the Captain of salvation, 

Thee their Saviour and their King ; 
Gladly, Lord, with Thee they suffered, 

Gladly, Lord, with Thee they died, 
And by death to life immortal 

They were born and glorified. 

Now they reign in heavenly glory, 

Now they walk in golden light, 
Now they drink, as from a river, 

Holy bliss and infinite ; 
Love and peace they taste for ever, 

And all truth and knowledge see 
In the beatific vision 

Of the blessed Trinity. 



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THROUGH the night of doubt and sorrow 
Onward goes the pilgrim band, 
Singing songs of expectation, 

Marching to the promised land : 
Clear before us through the darkness 

Gleams and burns the guiding light ; 
Brother clasps the hand of brother, 
Stepping fearless through the night. 

2 One the light of God's own presence 
O'er His ransomed people shed, 
Chasing far the gloom and terror, 
Brightening all die path we tread ; 
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One the object of our journey, 
One the faith which never tires, 

One the earnest looking forward, 
One the hope our God inspires ; 

3 One the strain that lips of thousands 

Lift as from the heart of one, 
One the conflict, one the peril, 

One the march in God begun ; 
One the gladness of rejoicing 

On the far eternal shore, 
Where the One Almighty Father 

Reigns in love for evermore. 

4 Onward, therefore, pilgrim brothers, 

Onward, with the cross our aid ; 
Bear its shame, and fight its battle, 

Till we rest beneath its shade : 
Soon shall come the great awaking, 

Soon the rending of the tomb ; 
Then the scattering of all shadows, 

And the end of toil and gloom. 

419 8.8.8.4. 

FATHER of all, from land and sea 
The nations sing, " Thine, Lord, are we; 
Countless in number, but in Thee 
May we be one." 

2 ( ) Son of God, whose love so free 
For men did make Thee Man to be, 
United to our God in Thee 
May we be one. 

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3 Thou, Lord, didst once for all atone ; 
Thee may both Jew and Gentile own 
Of their two walls the Corner-stone, 

Making them one. 

4 Join high with low, join young with old, 
In love that never waxes cold ; 

Under one Shepherd, in one fold, 
Make us all one. 

5 O Spirit blest, who from above 
Cam'st gently gliding like a dove, 
Calm all our strife, give faith and love ; 

O make us one. 

6 So, when the world shall pass away, 
We shall awake with joy and say, 

4 'Now in the bliss of endless day 
We all are one." 



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420 6.6.6.6. S.S. 

|NE sole baptismal sign, 
One Lord below, above, 
Zion, one faith is thine, 

One only watchword, love ; 
From different temples though it rise, 
One song ascendeth to the skies. 

Our Sacrifice is one, 

One Priest before the throne, 
The slain, the risen Son, 
Redeemer, Lord alone : 
Thou who didst raise Him from the dead, 
Unite Thy people in their Head. 
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O may that holy prayer, 

His tenderest and His last, 
His constant, latest care 

Ere to His throne He passed, 
No longer unfulfilled remain, 
The world's offence, His people's stain 

Head of Thy Church beneath, 

The catholic, the true, 
On all her members breathe, 
Her broken frame renew : 
Then shall Thy perfect will be done, 
When Christians love and live as one. 



421 c - M - 

GIVE me the wings of faith to rise 
Within the veil, and see 
The saints above, how great their joys, 
And bright their glories be. 

2 Once they were mourning here below 

And wet their couch with tears ; 
They wrestled hard, as we do now, 
With sins, and doubts, and fears. 

3 I ask them whence their victory came ; 

They, with united breath, 
Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, 
Their triumph to His death. 

4 They marked the footsteps that He trod, 

His zeal inspired their breast ; 
And, following their incarnate God, 
Possess the promised rest. 

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5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise 
For His own pattern given, 
While the long cloud of witnesses 
Show the same path to heaven. 



422 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

THE saints of God ! Their conflict past, 
And life's long battle won at last, 
No more they need the shield or sword, 
They cast them down before their Lord : 
O happy saints ! for ever blest, 
At Jesus' feet how safe your rest ! 

2 The saints of God ! Their wanderings done, 
No more their weary course they run, 

No more they faint, no more they fall, 

No foes oppress, no fears appal : 
O happy saints ! for ever blest, 
In that dear home how sweet your rest ! 

3 The saints of God ! Life's voyage o'er, 
Safe landed on that blissful shore, 

No stormy tempests now they dread, 

No roaring billow r s lift their head : 
O happy saints ! for ever blest, 
In that calm haven of your rest ! 

4 The saints of God their vigil keep 
While yet their mortal bodies sleep, 
Till from the dust they too shall rise 
And soar triumphant to the skies : 

O happy saints ! rejoice and sing ; 
He quickly comes, your Lord and King. 
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O God of saints, to Thee we cry ; 

O Saviour, plead for us on high ; 

O Holy Ghost, our Guide and Friend, 

Grant us Thy grace till life shall end ; 
That with all saints our rest may be 
In that bright Paradise with Thee. 



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423 c - M - D - 

'OME, let us join our friends above 
That have obtained the prize, 
And on the eagle wings of love 

To joy celestial rise ; 
Let all the saints terrestrial sing 

With those to glory gone, 
For all the servants of our King 

In earth and heaven are one. 

One family we dwell in Him, 

One Church, above, beneath, 
Though now divided by the stream, 

The narrow stream of death ; 
One army of the living God, 

To His command we bow ; 
Part of His host hath crossed the flood, 

And part is crossing now. 

His militant, embodied host, 

With wishful looks we stand, 
And long to see that happy coast, 

And reach that heavenly land : 
E'en now by faith we join our hands 

With those that went before, 
And greet the blood-besprinkled bands 

On the eternal shore. 
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4 Our spirits too shall quickly join, 

Like theirs with glory crowned, 
And shout to see our Captain's sign, 

To hear His trumpet sound : 
O that we now might grasp our Guide ! 

O that the word were given ! 
Come, Lord of hosts, the waves divide, 

And land us all in heaven. 



424 to. io. 7. 

SING Alleluia forth in duteous praise, 
Ye citizens of heaven ; O sweetly raise 
An endless Alleluia. 

2 Ye Powers, who stand before the eternal light, 
In hymning choirs re-echo to the height 

An endless Alleluia. 

3 The holy city shall take up your strain, 
And with glad songs resounding wake again 

An endless Alleluia. 

4 In blissful antiphons ye thus rejoice 

To render to the Lord with thankful voice 
An endless Alleluia. 

5 Ye who have gained at length your palms in 

bliss, 
Victorious ones, your chant shall still be this, 
An endless Alleluia. 

6 There, in one grand acclaim, for ever ring 
The strains which tell the honor of your King, 

An endless Alleluia. 



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7 This is sweet rest for weary ones brought hack, 
This is glad food and drink which ne'er shall 

lack, 
An endless Alleluia ; 

8 While Thee, by whom were all things made, we 

praise 
For ever, and tell out in sweetest lays 
An endless Alleluia. 

9 Almighty Christ, to Thee our voices sing- 
Glory for evermore ; to Thee we bring 

An endless Alleluia. 



425 s. m. 

i LEST be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Christian love : 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 



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2 Before our Father's throne 

We pour our ardent prayers ; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one, 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes, 

Our mutual burdens bear, 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4 When we asunder part, 

It gives us inward pain ; 
But we shall still be joined in heart, 
And hope to meet again. 
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This glorious hope revives 

Our courage by the way, 
While each in expectation lives, 

And longs to see the day. 

From sorrow, toil, and pain, 
And sin, we shall be free ; 

And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 



426 s. m. 

WHAT, if we are Christ's, 
Is earthly shame or loss ? 
Bright shall the crown of glory be 
When we have borne the cross. 



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2 Keen was the trial once, 

Bitter the cup of woe, 
When martyred saints, baptized in blood, 
Christ's sufferings shared below. 

3 Bright is their glory now, 

Boundless their joy above, 
Where, on the bosom of their God, 
They rest in perfect love. 

4 Lord, may that grace be ours, 

Like them in faith to bear 
All that of sorrow, grief, or pain, 
May be our portion here. 

5 Enough, if Thou at last 

The word of blessing give, 
And let us rest beneath Thy feet, 
Where saints and angels live. 

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6 All glory, Lord, to Thee, 

Whom heaven and earth adore, 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God for evermore. 



HYMNS OF SALVATION 

£be Grace of <Sot> in Cbrist 
427 5. m. 

"OT all the blood of beasts 
On Jewish altars slain, 
Could give the guilty conscience peace, 
Or wash away the stain : 



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2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 

Takes all our sins away, 
A sacrifice of nobler name 
And richer blood than they. 

3 My faith would lay her hand 

On that dear head of Thine, 
While like a penitent I stand, 
And there confess my sin. 

4 My soul looks back to see 

The burdens Thou didst bear, 
When hanging on the cursed tree, 
And hopes her guilt was there. 

5 Believing, we rejoice 

To see the curse remove ; 
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice, 
And sing His bleeding love. 

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iHEinns ot Salvation 

S. M. 
OT what these hands have done 
Can save this guilty soul ; 
Not what this toiling flesh has borne 
Can make my spirit whole. 



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2 Not what I feel or do 

Can give me peace with God ; 
Not all my prayers and sighs and tears 
Can bear my awful load. 

3 Thy work alone, O Christ, 

Can ease this weight of sin ; 
Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God, 
Can give me peace within. 

4 Thy love to me, O God, 

Not mine, O Lord, to Thee, 
Can rid me of this dark unrest, 
And set my spirit free. 

5 Thy grace alone, O God, 

To me can pardon speak; 
Thy power alone, O Son of God, 
Can this sore bondage break. 

6 I bless the Christ of God ; 

I rest on love Divine ; 
And, with unfaltering lip and heart, 
I call this Saviour mine. 



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429 c. m. 

PRAISE to the Holiest in the height, 
And in the depth be praise; 

In all I lis words most wonderful, 
Most sure in all His ways. 

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2 O loving wisdom of our God ! 
When all was sin and shame, 
A second Adam to die fight 
And to the rescue came. 



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O wisest love ! that flesh and blood, 

Which did in Adam fail, 
Should strive afresh against their foe, 

Should strive and should prevail ; 

4 And that a higher gift than grace 

Should flesh and blood refine, 
God's presence, and His very Self, 
And essence all-Divine. 

5 O generous love ! that He, who smote 

In Wan for man the foe, 
The double agony in Man 
For man should undergo ; 

6 And in the garden secretly, 

And on the cross on high, 
Should teach His brethren, and inspire 
To suffer and to die. 

7 Praise to the Holiest in the height, 

And in the depth be praise ; 
In all His words most wonderful, 
Most sure in all His ways. 



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430 c. m. 

MYSTERY of love Divine 
That thought and thanks o'erpowers ! 
Lord Jesus, was our portion Thine, 
And is Thy portion ours ? 

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Hpmns ot Salvation 

2 Emmanuel, didst Thou take our place 

To set us in Thine own ? 
Didst Thou our low estate embrace 
To lift us to Thy throne ? 

3 Didst Thou fulfil each righteous deed, 

God's perfect will express, 
That we the unfaithful ones might plead 
Thy perfect faithfulness ? 

4 On Thy pure soul did dread and gloom 

In that drear garden rise ? 
Are ours the brightness and the bloom 
Of Thine own Paradise ? 

5 For Thee the Father's hidden face ? 

For Thee the bitter cry ? 
For us the Father's endless grace, 
The song of victory ? 

6 Our load of sin and misery 

Didst Thou the Sinless bear ? 
Thy spotless robe of purity 
Do we the sinners wear ? 

7 Lord Jesus, is it even so ? 

Have we been loved thus ? 
What love can we on Thee bestow 
Who hast exchanged with us ? 

8 Thou, who our very place didst take, 

Dwell in our very heart : 
Thou, who Thy portion ours dost make, 
Thyself, Thyself, impart. 

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431 c M 

PLUNGED in a gulf of dark despair 
We wretched sinners lay, 
Without one cheerful beam of hope, 
Or spark of glimmering- day : 

2 With pitying eyes the Prince of grace 

Beheld our helpless grief; 
He saw, and — O amazing love ! — 
He ran to our relief. 

3 Down from the shining seats above 

With joyful haste He fled, 
Entered the grave in mortal flesh, 
And dwelt among the dead. 

4 O for this love let rocks and hills 

Their lasting silence break, 
And all harmonious human tongues 
The Saviour's praises speak. 

5 Angels, assist our mighty joys, 

Strike all your harps of gold ; 
But when you raise your highest notes, 
His love can ne'er be told. 



432 8.7.8.7. 

THE darkness ! O the sorrow, 
O the misery of sin ! 
When will dawn the promised morrow 
That shall briny" deliverance in ? 



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2 One there was ordained to languish, 
Guiltless, in Gethsemane ; 
One there was who died in anguish, 
Innocent, on Calvary. 

377 



IHsmns of Saltation 

3 Jesus was the Burden-bearer, 

God's own Son the Sacrifice ; 
Of the griefs of man the Sharer, 
Of his soul the Ransom-price. 

4 Tis the Christ, the Ever-living, 

Ever-loving, Ever-blest, 
By die Comforter still giving 
Pardon, holiness, and rest. 

5 Can the love so freely given, 

Can the blood so freely shed, 

Fail to draw the earth to heaven, 

Fail to bring alive its dead ? 

6 Rise, O children of the Father, 

Stand, ye brothers of the Son, 
In unyielding ranks together 

Till the crown of Christ be won ; 

7 Till the lands of sin and sorrow, 

Darker than the ancient night, 
Shall behold the promised morrow 
Beam on them with saving light. 



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433 6.6.6.6.6.6. 

HY life was given for me, 
Thy blood, O Lord, was shed, 
That I might ransomed be, 

And quickened from the dead : 
Thy life was given for me ; 
What have I given for Thee ? 
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2 Long years were spent for me 

In weariness and woe, 
That through eternity 

Thy glory I might know : 
Long years were spent for me ; 
Have I spent one for Thee ? 

3 Thy Father's home of light, 

Thy rainbow-circled throne, 
Were left for earthly night, 

For wanderings sad and lone 
Yea, all was left for me ; 
Have I left au^ht for Thee ? 



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4 And Thou hast brought to me 

Down from Thy home above 
Salvation full and free, 

Thy pardon and Thy love : 
Great gifts Thou broughtest me ; 
What have I brought to Thee? 

5 O let my life be given, 

My years for Thee be spent ; 
World-fetters all be riven, 

And joy with suffering blent : 
Thou gavest Thyself for me, 
I give myself to Thee. 

434 c. m. 

C ALVATION ! O the joyful sound ; 
^ 'Tis pleasure to our ears, 
A sovereign balm for every wound, 
A cordial for our fears. 

379 



Mv?mns of Salvation 

2 Buried in sorrow and in sin, 

At hell's dark door we lay ; 
But we arise, by grace Divine, 
To see a heavenly day. 

3 Salvation ! let the echo fly 

The spacious earth around, 
While all the armies of the sky 
Conspire to raise the sound. 



435 c. m. 

*HERE is a fountain filled with blood 
Drawn from Emmanuel's veins ; 
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, 
Lose all their guilty stains. 



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2 The dying thief rejoiced to see 

That fountain in his day ; 
And there have I, as vile as he, 
Washed all my sins away. 

3 Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood 

Shall never lose its power 
Till all the ransomed Church of God 
Be saved, to sin no more. 

4 E'er since by faith I saw the stream 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love has been my theme, 
And shall be till I die. 

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song 

I'll sing Thy power to save, 
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue 
Lies silent in the grave. 
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436 L M 

NATURE with open volume stands 
To spread her Maker's praise abroad, 
And every labor of His hands 

Shows something worthy of a God : 

2 But in the grace that rescued man 

His brightest form of glory shines ; 
Here, on the cross, 'tis fairest drawn 
In precious blood and crimson lines. 

3 O the sweet wonders of that cross 

Where my Redeemer loved and died ! 
Her noblest life my spirit draws 

From His dear wounds and bleeding side. 

4 I would for ever speak His Name 

In sounds to mortal ears unknown, 
With angels join to praise the Lamb, 
And worship at His Father's throne. 

437 S. M. 

GRACE ! 'tis a charming sound, 
Harmonious to mine ear ; 
Heaven with the echo shall resound, 
And all the earth shall hear. 

2 Grace first contrived a way 

To save rebellious man, 
And all the steps that grace display 
Which drew the wondrous plan. 

3 Grace taught my wandering feet 

To tread the heavenly road, 
And new supplies each hour I meet 
While pressing on to God. 
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HBinns of Salvation 

4 Grace all the work shall crown 
Through everlasting days ; 
It lays in heaven the topmost stone, 
And well deserves the praise. 



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438 8.7.8.7.D. 

r AS there ever kindest shepherd 
Half so gentle, half so sweet 
As the Saviour who would have us 

Come and gather round His feet ? 
It is God ; His love looks mighty, 

But is mightier than it seems : 
'Tis our Father ; and His fondness 
Goes far out beyond our dreams. 

There's a wideness in God's mercy, 

Like the wideness of the sea ; 
There's a kindness in His justice, 

Which is more than liberty. 
There is welcome for the sinner, 

And more graces for the good ; 
There is mercy with the Saviour, 

There is healing in His blood : 

For the love of God is broader 

Than the measures of man's mind, 
And the heart of the Eternal 

Is most wonderfully kind : 
But we make His love too narrow 

By false limits of our own, 
And we magnify 1 lis strictness 

With a zeal 1 [e will not own. 



Invitation 

4 There is plentiful redemption 

In the blood that has been shed ; 
There is joy for all the members 

In the sorrows of the Head. 
If our love were but more simple, 

We should take Him at His word 
And our lives would be all sunshine 

In the sweetness of our Lord. 



Invitation 

439 ii.io.ii.io. 

COME, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish, 
Come to the mercy-seat, fervently kneed : 
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your 
anguish ; 
Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot 
heal. 



2 Joy of the comfortless, light of the straying, 
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure ! 
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying, 
44 Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot 
cure." 



3 Here see the Bread of Life ; see waters flowing 
Forth from the throne of God, pure from 
above : 
Come to the feast prepared ; come, ever know- 
ing 
Earth has no sorrows but heaven can remove. 

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Mgmns ot Salvation 

440 7777 

HARK, my soul, it is the Lord ! 
'Tis thy Saviour, hear His word ; 
Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee, 






Say, poor sinner, lovest thou Me 

2 "I delivered thee when bound, 
And, when bleeding, healed thy wound ; 
Sought thee wandering, set thee right, 
Turned thy darkness into light. 

3 "Can a woman's tender care 
Cease towards the child she bare ? 
Yes, she may forgetful be, 
Yet will I remember thee. 

4 " Mine is an unchanging love, 
Higher than the heights above, 
Deeper than the depths beneath, 
Free and faithful, strong as death. 

5 "Thou shalt see My glory soon, 
When the work of grace is done ; 
Partner of My throne shalt be : 
Say, poor sinner, lovest thou Me?" 

6 Lord, it is my chief complaint, 
That my love is weak and faint ; 
Yet I love Thee and adore ; 

O for grace to love Thee more ! 

441 6. 6.6.6. D. 

COME to the Saviour now, 
He gently calleth thee ; 
In true repentance bow, 

Before Him bend the knee ; 
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Invitation 

He waiteth to bestow 

Salvation, peace, and love, 
True joy on earth below, 
A home in heaven above. 

2 Come to the Saviour now, 

Ye who have wandered far, 
Renew your solemn vow. 

For His by right you are ; 
Come, like poor wandering- sheep 

Returning to His fold ; 
His arm will safely keep, 

His love will ne'er grow cold. 

3 Come to the Saviour, all, 

Whate'er your burdens be ; 
Hear now His loving call, 

"Cast all your care on Me." 
Come, and for every grief 

In Jesus you will find 
A sure and safe relief, 

A loving Friend and kind. 



442 7.7.7.7. 

COME," said Jesus' sacred voice, 
"Come, and make My paths your choice ; 
I will guide you to your home, 
Weary pilgrim, hither come. 

2 "Thou who, houseless, sole, forlorn, 

Long hast borne the proud world's scorn, 
Long hast roamed the barren waste, 
Weary pilgrim, hither haste. 
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Hgmns ot Salvation 

3 "Ye who, tossed on beds of pain, 
Seek for ease, but seek in vain ; 
Ye, by fiercer anguish torn, 

In remorse for guilt who mourn ; 

4 " Hither come, for here is found 
Balm that flows for every wound, 
Peace that ever shall endure, 
Rest eternal, sacred, sure." 



443 L. M. 

ETURN, O wanderer, return, 

And seek an injured Father's face ; 
Those warm desires that in thee burn 
Were kindled by reclaiming grace. 



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2 Return, O wanderer, return, 

And seek a Father's melting heart, 
Whose pitying eyes thy grief discern, 

Whose hand can heal thine inward smart. 

3 Return, O wanderer, return ; 

He heard thy deep repentant sigh, 
He saw thy softened spirit mourn 
When no intruding ear was nigh. 

4 Return, O wanderer, return ; 

Thy Saviour bids thy spirit live : 
Go to His bleeding feet, and learn 
How freely Jesus can forgive. 

5 Return, O wanderer, return, 

And wipe away the falling tear ; 
'lis God who says, " No longer mourn/ 1 
'Tis mercy's voice invites thee near. 
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444 l. m. 

C^OD calling yet! shall I not hear? 
3 Earth's pleasures shall I still hold dear? 
Shall life's swift passing years all fly, 
And still my soul in slumbers lie ? 

2 God calling yet ! shall I not rise ? 
Can I His loving voice despise, 
And basely His kind care repay? 
He calls me still; can I delay? 

3 God calling yet ! and shall He knock, 
And I my heart the closer lock ? 

He still is waiting to receive, 

And shall 1 dare His Spirit grieve ? 

4 God calling yet ! and shall I give 
No heed, but still in bondage live ? 
I wait, but He does not forsake ; 
He calls me still ; my heart, awake ! 

5 God calling yet ! I cannot stay ; 
My heart I yield without delay : 

Vain world, farewell, from thee I part ; 
The voice of God hath reached my heart. 

445 L. M. 

BEHOLD ! a Stranger's at the door ; 
He gently knocks, has knocked before ; 
Has waited long, is waiting still : 
You treat no other friend so ill. 

2 But will He prove a friend indeed? 
He will, the very Friend you need; 
The Man of Nazareth, 'tis He, 
With garments dyed at Calvary. 



IHpmns of Salvation 

3 O lovely attitude ! He stands 

With melting- heart and laden hands : 
O matchless kindness ! and He shows 
This matchless kindness to His foes. 

4 Rise, touched with gratitude Divine ; 
Turn out His enemy and thine, 
That soul-destroying monster, sin, 
And let the heavenly Stranger in. 

5 Admit Him ere His anger burn ; 
His feet, departed, ne'er return : 
Admit Him, or the hour's at hand 
When at His door denied you'll stand. 



446 7.6.7.6.D. 

COME unto Me, ye weary, 
And I will give you rest." 
O blessed voice of Jesus 

Which comes to hearts oppressed ! 
It tells of benediction, 

Of pardon, grace, and peace, 
Of joy that hath no ending, 
Of love which cannot cease. 

2 "Come unto Me, dear children, 
And I will give you light." 
O loving voice of Jesus 

Which comes to cheer the night ! 
Our hearts were filled with sadness, 

And we had lost our way ; 
But morning brings us gladness, 
And songs the break of day. 
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Invitation 

" Come unto Me, ye fainting, 

And I will give you life." 
( ) peaceful voice of Jesus 

Which comes to end our strife ! 
The foe is stern and eager, 

The fight is fierce and long ; 
But Thou hast made us mighty, 

And stronger than the strong. 

"And whosoever cometh 

I will not cast him out." 
() patient love of Jesus 

Which drives away our doubt ; 
Which calls us, very sinners, 

Unworthy though w r e be 
Of love so free and boundless, 

To come, dear Lord, to Thee ! 



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447 7.6.7.6.D. 

^O-DAY Thy mercy calls me 
To wash away my sin ; 
However great my trespass, 

Whate'er I may have been, 
However long from mercy 
I may have turned away, 
Thy blood, O Christ, can cleanse me, 
And make me white to-day. 

2 To-day Thy gate is open, 
And all who enter in 
Shall find a Father's welcome, 
And pardon for their sin ; 
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M»nms of Salvation 

The past shall be forgotten, 
A present joy be given, 

A future grace be promised, 
A glorious crown in heaven. 

3 To-day the Father calls me, 

The Holy Spirit waits, 
The blessed angels gather 

Around the heavenly gates : 
No question will be asked me, 

How often I have come ; 
Although I oft have wandered, 

It is my Father's home. 

4 O all-embracing mercy, 

Thou ever-open door, 
What shall I do without thee 

When heart and eyes run o'er? 
When all things seem against me, 

To drive me to despair, 
I know one gate is open, 

One ear will hear my prayer. 



448 7.6.7.6.D. with Refrain. 

TELL me the old, old story 
Of unseen things above, 
Of Jesus and His glory, 

Of Jesus and His love : 
Tell me the story simply, 

As to a little child, 
For I am weak and weary, 
And helpless and defiled. 
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Invitation 

Tell me the old, old story, 
Tell me the old, old story, 
Tell me the old, old story, 
Of Jesus and His love, 
Of Jesus and His love. 

2 Tell me the story slowly, 

That I may take it in, 
That wonderful redemption, 

God's remedy for sin : 
Tell me the story often, 

For I forget so soon ; 
The early dew of morning 

Has passed away at noon. 

Tell me the old, old story, etc. 

3 Tell me the story softly, 

With earnest tones, and grave ; 
Remember, I'm the sinner 

Whom Jesus came to save : 
Tell me the story always, 

If you would really be, 
In any time of trouble, 

A comforter to me. 

Tell me the old, old story, etc. 

4 Tell me the same old story 

When you have cause to fear 
That this world's empty glory 

Is costing me too dear : 
Yes, and when that world's glory 

Is dawning on my soul, 
Tell me the old, old story, 

44 Christ Jesus makes thee whole. 
Tell me the old, old story, etc. 
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Hpmns of Salvation 

8.5.8.3. 

RT thou weary, art thou languid, 
Art thou sore distrest ? 
41 Come to Me," saith One, "and, coming, 
Be at rest." 



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2 Hath He marks to lead me to Him, 

If He be my Guide ? 
44 In His feet and hands are wound-prints, 
And His side." 

3 Is there diadem, as Monarch, 

That His brow adorns? 
44 Yea, a crown, in very surety, 
But of thorns." 

4 If I find Him, if I follow, 

What His guerdon here ? 
u Many a sorrow, many a labor, 
Many a tear." 

5 If I still hold closely to Him, 

What hath He at last? 
44 Sorrow vanquished, labor ended, 
Jordan passed." 

6 If I ask Him to receive me, 

Will He say me nay? 
11 Not till earth and not till heaven 
Pass away." 

7 Finding, following, keeping, struggling, 

Is I [e sure to bless ? 
44 Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs, 
Answer, ' Yes.' " 

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Invitation 

450 7.7-7-7-D. 
DINNERS, turn; why will ye die? 

God, your Maker, asks you why ; 
God, who did your being give, 
Made you with Himself to live ; 
He the fatal cause demands, 
Asks the work of His own hands, 
Why, ye thankless creatures, why 
Will ye cross His love, and die? 

2 Sinners, turn ; why will ye die ? 
God, your Saviour, asks you why ; 
God who did your souls retrieve, 
Dieci Himself that ye might live : 
Will you let Him die in vain? 
Crucify your Lord again ? 

Why, ye ransomed sinners, why 
Will you slight His grace, and die? 

3 Sinners, turn ; why will ye die ? 
God, the Spirit, asks you why ; 
God, who all your lives hath strove, 
Wooed you to embrace His love : 
Will you not the grace receive ? 
Will you still refuse to live ? 
Why, ye long-sought sinners, why 
Will ye grieve your God, and die? 

451 1- M- 

rAKE up thy cross," the Saviour said, 
"If thou wouldst My disciple be; 

Take up thy cross with willing heart, 
And humbly follow after Me." 
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ftgmns of Salvation 

2 Take up thy cross ; let not its weight 

Fill thy weak soul with vain alarm ; 
His strength shall bear thy spirit up, 

And brace thy heart, and nerve thine arm. 

3 Take up thy cross ; nor heed the shame, 

And let thy foolish pride be still ; 
Thy Lord refused not e'en to die 
Upon a cross, on Calvary's hill. 

4 Take up thy cross, then, in His strength, 

And calmly sin's wild deluge brave ; 
'Twill guide thee to a better home, 
It points to glory o'er the grave. 

5 Take up thy cross, and follow on, 

Nor think till death to lay it down ; 
For only he who bears the cross 

May hope to wear the glorious crown. 



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452 7-7-7-7-7-7- 

'ROM the cross uplifted high 

Where the Saviour deigns to die, 
What melodious sounds I hear, 
Bursting on my ravished ear : 
"Love's redeeming work is done, 
Come and welcome, sinner, come. 

" Sprinkled now with blood the throne; 
Why beneath thy burdens groan ? 
On My pierced body laid, 
Justice owns the ransom paid : 
Bow the knee, and kiss the Son, 
Come and welcome, sinner, come. 

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Invitation 

11 Spread for thee, the festal board 
See with richest dainties stored ; 
To thy Father's bosom pressed, 
Yet again a child confessed, 
Never from His house to roam, 
Come and welcome, sinner, come. 

"Soon the days of life shall end; 

Lo, I come, your Saviour, Friend, 

Safe your spirits to convey 

To the realms of endless day : 

Up to My eternal home, 

Come and welcome, sinner, come." 



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453 7.6.7.6.D. 

JESUS, Thou art standing 

Outside the fast-closed door, 
In lowly patience waiting 

To pass the threshold o'er : 
Shame on us, Christian brothers, 

His Name and sign who bear, 
O shame, thrice shame upon us, 

To keep Him standing there ! 

O Jesus, Thou art knocking ; 

And lo, that hand is scarred, 
And thorns Thy brow encircle, 

And tears Thy face have marred : 
O love that passeth knowledge, 

So patiently to wait ! 
O sin that hath no equal, 

So fast to bar the gate ! 

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Mvnuis ot Salvation 

3 O Jesus, Thou art pleading 

In accents meek and low, 
14 1 died for you, My children, 

And will ye treat We so?" 
O Lord, with shame and sorrow 

We open now the door ; 
Dear Saviour, enter, enter, 

And leave us nevermore. 

454 6.4.6.4. 

TO-DAY the Saviour calls : 
Ye wanderers, come ; 
O ye benighted souls, 
Why longer roam ? 

2 To-day the Saviour calls : 

O listen now ; 
Within these sacred walls 
To Jesus bow. 

3 To-day the Saviour calls : 

For refuge fly ; 
The storm of vengeance falls, 
Ruin is niorh. 

4 The Spirit calls to-day : 

Yield to His power ; 
O grieve Him not away, 
'Tis mercy's hour. 



455 C. M. D. 

!L Lord is rich and merciful, 
The Lord is very kind ; 
O come to Him, come now to Him, 



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With a believing mind 
396 



Invitation 

His comforts, they shall strengthen thee, 

Like flowing waters cool ; 
And He shall for thy spirit be 

A fountain ever full. 

The Lord is glorious and strong, 

Our God is very high ; 
O trust in Him, trust now in Him, 

And have security : 
He shall be to thee like the sea, 

And thou shalt surely feel 
His wind, that bloweth healthily 

Thy sicknesses to heal. 

The Lord is wonderful and wise, 

As all the ages tell ; 
O learn of Him, learn now of Him, 

Then with thee it is well ; 
And with His light thou shalt be blest, 

Therein to work and live ; 
And He shall be to thee a rest 

When evening hours arrive. 



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10. IO.IO. 



YET there is room :" the Lamb's bright hall 
of song, 
With its fair glory, beckons thee along : 
Room, room, still room ! O enter, enter now. 

Hay is declining, and the sun is low ; 

The shadows lengthen, light makes haste 4 to y\^ : 

Room, room, still room ! () enter, enter now. 

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M\?mns ot Salvation 

3 The bridal hall is filling for the feast ; 

Pass in, pass in, and be the Bridegroom's guest : 
Room, room, still room ! O enter, enter now. 

4 It fills, it fills, that hall of jubilee ! 

Make haste, make haste ; 'tis not too full for 

thee : 
Room, room, still room ! O enter, enter now. 

5 Yet there is room : still open stands the gate. 
The gate of love ; it is not yet too late : 
Room, room, still room ! O enter, enter now. 

6 O enter in ; that banquet is for thee ; 
That cup of everlasting joy is free : 

Room, room, still room ! O enter, enter now. 

7 All heaven is there, all joy ! Go in, go in ; 
The angels beckon thee the prize to win : 
Room, room, still room ! O enter, enter now. 

8 Louder and sweeter sounds the loving call ; 
Come, lingerer, come ; enter that festal hall : 
Room, room, still room ! O enter, enter now. 

9 Ere night that gate may close, and seal thy 

doom ; 
Then the last low, long cry, " No room, no 

room !" 
No room, no room ! () woeful cry, " No room !" 



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457 s. if. 

Y)-M()RR()\Y, Lord, is Thine, 
Lodged in Thy sovereign hand; 
And if its sun arise and shine, 
It shines by Thy command. 
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Invitation 

2 The present moment flies, 
And bears our life away ; 
O make Thy servants truly wise, 
That they may live to-day. 



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Since on this winged hour 

Eternity is hung, 
Waken, by Thine almighty power, 

The aged and the young. 

4 One thing demands our care, 

O be it still pursued ; 
Lest, slighted once, the season fair 
Should never be renewed. 

5 To Jesus may we fly 

Swift as the morning light, 
Lest life's young golden beams should die 
In sudden, endless night. 

458 s m 

THE Spirit in our hearts 
Is whispering, "Sinner, come;" 
The Bride, the Church of Christ, proclaims 
To all His children, ''Come." 

2 Let him that heareth say 

To all about him, 4k Come ;" 
Let him that thirsts for righteousness 
To Christ the Fountain come. 

3 Yes, whosoever will, 

O let him freely come, 
And freely drink the stream of life : 
Tis J(;sus bids him come. 

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Hv?mns of Salvation 

4 Lo, Jesus, who invites, 

Declares, k T quickly come." 
Lord, even so ; I wait Thy hour : 
Jesus, my Saviour, come. 



•Repentance arte) Confeesion ot Sin 



459 7-7-7-7- 

^INFUL, sighing to be blest ; 

Bound, and longing to be free ; 
Weary, waiting for my rest : 
God be merciful to me. 



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2 Goodness I have none to plead, 

Sinfulness in all I see, 
I can only bring my need : 
God be merciful to me. 

3 Broken heart and downcast eyes 

Dare not lift themselves to Thee ; 
Yet Thou canst interpret sighs : 
God be merciful to me. 

4 From this sinful heart of mine 

To Thy bosom I would flee ; 
I am not my own, but Thine : 
God be merciful to me. 

5 There is One beside the* throne, 

And my only hope and plea 
Are in 1 Iim, :im\ I iim alone : 
God be merciful to me. 
400 



Kepentance an5> Confession of Sin 

6 He my cause will undertake, 
My Interpreter will be ; 
lie's, my all; and for His sake 
God be merciful to me. 



460 7.7.7.6. 

WTHER, hear Thy children's call; 
Humbly at Thy feet we fall, 
Prodigals, confessing all : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 



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2 Christ, beneath Thy cross we blame 
All our life of sin and shame, 
Penitent, we breathe Thy Name : 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 



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Holy Spirit, grieved and tried, 
Oft forgotten and defied, 
Now we mourn our stubborn pride 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 

4 Love that caused us first to be, 
Love that bled upon the tree, 
Love that draws us lovingly: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

5 We Thy call have disobeyed, 
Into paths of sin have strayed, 
And repentance have delayed: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

6 Sick, we come to Thee for cure, 
Guilty, seek Thy mercy sure, 
Evil, long t () be made pure: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 
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Hpmns ot Salvation 

7 Blind, we pray that we may see, 
Bound, we pray to be made free, 
Stained, we pray for sanctity : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

8 Thou who hearest each contrite sigh, 
Bidding sinful souls draw nigh, 
Willing not that one should die, 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

9 By the love that bids Thee spare, 
By the heaven Thou dost prepare, 
By Thy promises to prayer, 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 



461 77 77 

DEPTH of mercy ! can there be 
Mercy still reserved for me ? 
Can my God His wrath forbear ? 
Me, the chief of sinners, spare ? 

2 I have long withstood His grace, 
Long provoked Him to His face, 
Would not hearken to His calls, 
Grieved Him by a thousand falls. 

3 Kindled His relentings are ; 
Me He now delights to spare ; 
Cries, "How shall I give Thee up?" 
Lets the lifted thunder drop. 

4 There for me the Saviour stands, 

Shows His wounds, and spreads His hands; 
God is Love: I know, I feel; 
Jesus weeps, but loves me still. 

402 



IRepentance ano Confession of Sin 
462 ' m. 

OTHOU that hear'st when sinners cry, 
Though all mv crimes before Thee lie. 
Behold them not with angry look, 
But blot their memory from Thy book. 

2 Create my nature pure within, 
And form my soul averse to sin ; 
Let Thy good Spirit ne'er depart, 

Xor hide Thy presence from my heart. 

3 I cannot live without Thy light, 

Cast out and banished from Thy sight ; 
Thy holy joys, my God, restore, 
And guard me, that I fall no more. 

4 A broken heart, my God, my King, 
Is all the sacrifice I bring ; 

The God of grace will ne'er despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice. 

5 My soul lies humbled in the dust, 
And owns Thy dreadful sentence just ; 
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye, 
And save the soul condemned to die. 

6 Then will I teach the world Thy ways ; 
Sinners shall learn Thy sovereign grace ; 
I'll lead them to my Saviour's blood, 
And they shall praise a pardoning God. 

7 O may Thy love inspire my tongue ; 
Salvation shall be all my song, 

And all my powers shall join to bl< 

The Lord, mv Strength and Righteousness. 

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THsmns of Salvation 

6.4.6.4.6.6.4. 

(), not despairingly 
Come I to Thee ; 
No, not distrustingly 

Bend I the knee : 
Sin hath crone over me, 
Yet is this still my plea, 

Jesus hath died. 



Ah ! mine iniquity 
Crimson has been, 

Infinite, infinite 
Sin upon sin ; 

Sin of not loving Thee, 

Sin of not trusting Thee, 
Infinite sin. 



Lord, I confess to Thee 

Sadlv mv sin ; 
All I am tell I Thee, 

All I have been : 
Purge Thou my sin away, 
Wash Thou my soul this day ; 

Lord, make me clean. 



Faithful and just art Thou, 

Forgiving all ; 
Loving and kind art Thou 

When poor ones call : 
Lord, let the cleansing blood 
Blood o{ the Lamb of God, 

Pass o'er my soul. 
404 



Repentance an& Gonfession of 5m 

5 Then all is peace and light 

This soul within ; 
Thus shall I walk with Thee, 

The loved Unseen ; 
Leaning on Thee, my God, 
Guided along the road, 

Nothing between. 

464 L M 

WITH broken heart and contrite sigh, 
A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry ; 
Thy pardoning grace is rich and free : 
O God, be merciful to me. 

2 I smite upon my troubled breast, 

With deep and conscious guilt oppressed, 
Christ and His cross my only plea : 
O God, be merciful to me. 

3 Far off I stand with tearful eyes, 
Nor dare uplift them to the skies ; 
But Thou dost all my anguish see : 
O God, be merciful to me. 

4 Nor alms, nor deeds that I have done, 
Can for a single sin atone ; 

To Calvary alone I flee : 
() God, be merciful to me. 

5 And when, redeemed from sin and hell, 
With all the ransomed throng I dwell, 
My raptured song shall ever be, 
kk God has been merciful to me." 

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H\?mns of Salvation 

S. M. 1). 

WAS a wandering sheep, 
I did not love the fold ; 
1 did not love my Shepherd's voice, 

I would not be controlled. 
I was a wayward child, 

I did not love my home ; 
I did not love my Fathers voice, 
I loved afar to roam. 

2 The Shepherd sought His sheep, 
The Father sought His child ; 

They followed me o'er vale and hill, 

O'er deserts waste and wild : 
They found me nigh to death, 

Famished and faint and lone ; 
They bound me with the bands of love, 

They saved the wandering one. 

3 Jesus my Shepherd is ; 
'Twas Fie that loved my soul, 

'Twas He that washed me in His blood, 
'Twas He that made me whole ; 

'Twas He that sought the lost, 
That found the wandering sheep, 

'Twas He that brought me to the fold, 
'Tis He that still doth keep. 

4 I was a, wandering sheep, 
I would not be controlled ; 

But now I love my Shepherd's voice, 

1 love, I love the fold. 
I was a wayward child, 

I once preferred to roam ; 
But now I love my Father's voice, 

1 love, 1 love 1 lis home. 
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■Repentance an& Gontession of Sin 

466 777 

LORD, in this Thy mercy's clay, 
Ere it pass for aye away, 
On our knees we fall and pray. 

2 Holy Jesus, grant us tears, 

Fill us with heart-searching fears 
Ere that awful doom appears. 



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Lord, on us Thy Spirit pour, 
Kneeling lowly at the door, 
Ere it close for evermore. 

4 By Thy night of agony, 
By Thy supplicating cry, 
By Thy willingness to die, 

5 By Thy tears of bitter woe 
For Jerusalem below, 

Let us not Thy love forego. 

6 'Neath Thy wings let us have place, 
Lest we lose this day of grace 

Ere we shall behold Thy face. 

467 C. M. 

COME, let us to the Lord our God 
With contrite hearts return ; 
Our God is gracious, nor will leave 
The desolate to mourn. 

2 His voice commands the tempest forth, 
And stills the stormy wave ; 
And, though His arm be strong to smite, 
'Tis also strong to save. 

407 



ttgmns of Salvation 

3 Long hath the night of sorrow reigned ; 

The dawn shall brino- us light : 
God shall appear, and we shall rise 
With gladness in His sight. 

4 Our hearts, if God we seek to know, 

Shall know Him, and rejoice ; 
His coming like the morn shall be, 
Like morning songs His voice. 

g As dew upon the tender herb, 
Diffusing fragrance round, 
As showers that usher in the spring, 
And cheer the thirsty ground ; 

6 So shall His presence bless our souls, 
And shed a joyful light ; 
That hallowed morn shall chase away 
The sorrows of the night. 



468 c. m. 

LORD, turn not Thy face away 
From them that lowly lie, 
Lamenting sore their sinful life 
With tears and bitter cry. 



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Thy mercy-gates are open wide 
To them that mourn their sin ; 

( ) shut them not against us, Lord, 
But let us enter in. 

We need not to confess our fault, 
For surely Thou canst tell ; 

What we have done, and what we are, 
Thou knowest very well. 
408 



IRepentance anO Confession of Sin 

4 Wherefore, to beg and to entreat, 
With tears we come to Thee, 
As children that have done amiss 
Fall at their father's knee. 

g And need we, then, O Lord, repeat 

The blessing which we crave, 
When Thou dost know, before we speak, 
The thing that we would have ? 

6 Mercy, () Lord, mercy we seek, 
This is the total sum ; 
For mercy, Lord, is all our prayer ; 
O let Thy mercy come. 



469 c. m. 

OW oft, alas ! this wretched heart 
Has wandered from the Lord, 
How oft my roving thoughts depart, 
Foreetful of His word. 



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2 Yet sovereign mercy calls, "Return;" 

Dear Lord, and may I come ? 
My vile ingratitude I mourn ; 
O take the wanderer home. 

3 And canst Thou, wilt Thou yet forgive, 

And bid my crimes remove ? 
And shall a pardoned rebel live 
To speak Thy wondrous love? 

4 Almighty grace, thy healing power, 

How glorious, how Divine! 
That can to bliss and life restore 
So vile a heart as mine. 
409 



Hgmns of Salvation 

Thy pardoning love, so free, so sweet, 

Dear Saviour, I adore; 
O keep me at Thy sacred feet, 

And let me rove no more. 



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470 7.7.7.7-0 

'AVIOUR, when in dust to Thee 
Low r we bow the adoring knee, 
When, repentant, to the skies 
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes, 

by all the pains and woe 
Suffered once for man below, — 
Bending from Thy throne on high, 
Hear our solemn litany. 

2 By Thy helpless infant years, 
By Thy life of want and tears, 
By Thy days of sore distress 
In the savage wilderness, 
By the dread mysterious hour 
Of the insulting tempter's power, — 
Turn, O turn a favoring eye, 
Hear our solemn litany. 

3 By the sacred griefs that wept 
O'er the grave where Lazarus slept, 
By the boding tears that (lowed 
Over Salem's loved abode, 
By the anguished sigh that told 
Treachery lurked within Thy fold, — 
From Thy seat above the sky 

1 [ear our solemn litany. 

4 By Thine 4 hour of dire despair, 
By Thine agony of prayer, 

410 






Kepentance anfc Confession ot Sin 

By the cross, the nail, the thorn, 
Piercing spear, and torturing scorn, 
By the gloom that veiled the skies 
O'er the dreadful sacrifice, — 
Listen to our humble cry, 
I [ear our solemn litany. 

5 By Thy deep expiring groan, 

By the sad sepulchral stone, 
By the vault whose dark abode 
Held in vain the rising- God, — 
O from earth to heaven restored, 
Mighty, re-ascended Lord, 
Listen, listen to the cry 
Of our solemn litany. 



4-71 IO.IO.IO.IO. 

WEARY of earth, and laden with my sin, 
I look at heaven and long to enter in ; 
But there no evil thing may find a home ; 
And yet I hear a voice that bids me " Come." 

2 So vile I am, how dare I hope to stand 
In the pure glory of that holy land ? 
Before the whiteness of that throne appear? 
Yet there are hands stretched out to draw me 

near. 

3 The while I fain would tread the heavenly way, 
Evil is ever with me day by day; 

Yet on mine ears the gracious tidings fall, 
"Repent, confess, thou shalt be loosed from all." 

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ftgmns of Salvation 

4 It is the voice of Jesus that I hear ; 

His are the hands stretched out to draw me 

near, 
And His the blood that can for all atone, 
And set me faultless there before the throne. 

5 O great Absolver, grant my soul may wear 
The lowliest garb of penitence and prayer, 
That in the Fathers courts my glorious dress 
May be the garment of Thy righteousness. 

6 Yea, Thou wilt answer for me, righteous Lord ; 
Thine all the merits, mine the great reward ; 
Thine the sharp thorns, and mine the golden 

crown ; 
Mine the life won, and Thine the life laid down. 



472 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

WE have not known Thee as we ought, 
Nor learned Thy wisdom, grace, and 
power ; 
The things of earth have filled our thought, 

And trifles of the passing hour. 
Lord, give us light Thy truth to see, 
And make us wise in knowing Thee. 

2 We have not feared Thee as we ought, 
Xor bowed beneath Thine awful eye, 

Nor guarded dved, and word, and thought, 
Remembering that God was nigh. 

Lord, give us faith to know Thee near, 

And grant the grace of holy fear. 

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IRepentance at^ Confession of Sin 

3 We have not loved Thee as we ought, 

Nor cared that we are loved by Thee ; 
Thy presence we have coldly sought, 

And feebly longed Thy face to see. 
Lord, give a pure and loving heart 
To feel and own the love Thou art. 

4 We have not served Thee as we ought ; 

.Mas ! the duties left undone, 
The work with little fervor wrought, 

The battles lost, or scarcely won ! 
Lord, give the zeal, and give the might, 
For Thee to toil, for Thee to fight. 

5 When shall we know Thee as we ought, 

And fear, and love, and serve aright ! 
When shall we, out of trial brought, 

Be perfect in the land of light! 
Lord, may we day by day prepare 
To see Thy face, and serve Thee there. 

473 S. Iff. 

HAVE mercy, Lord, on me, 
As Thou wert ever kind : 
Let me, oppressed with loads of guilt. 
Thy wonted mercy find. 

2 Against Thee, Lord, alone, 

And only in Thy sight, 
Have I transgressed ; and though condemned 
Must own Thy judgments right. 

3 Blot out my crying sins, 

Nor me in anger view ; 
Create in me a heart that's clean, 
An upright mind renew. 
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!H\?mns of Salvation 

4 Withdraw not Thou Thy help, 

Nor cast me from Thy sight ; 
Nor let Thy Holy Spirit take 
His everlasting flight. 

5 The joy Thy favors give 

Let me again obtain, 
And Thy free Spirit's firm support 
My fainting soul sustain. 



474 s. m. 

^UT of the deep I call 

To Thee, O Lord, to Thee ; 
Before Thy throne of grace I fall ; 
Be merciful to me. 



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2 Out of the deep I cry, 

The woeful deep of sin, 
Of evil done in days gone by, 
Of evil now within. 

3 Out of the deep of fear 

And dread of coming shame, 
From morning watch till night is near 
I plead the precious Name. 

4 Lord, there is mercy now, 

As ever was, with Thee ; 
Before Thy throne of grace I bow ; 
Be merciful to me. 



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475 7.6.7.6.D. 

Y sins, my sins, my Saviour! 
They take such hold on me, 
I am not able to look up, 
Save only, Christ, to Thee : 
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IRepentance an& Confession of Sin 

In Thee is all forgiveness, 

In Thee abundant grace, 
My shadow and my sunshine 
The brightness of Thy face. 

2 My sins, my sins, my Saviour ! 

How sad on Thee they fall ; 
Seen through Thy gentle patience, 

I tenfold feel them all ; 
I know they are forgiven, 

But still, their pain to me 
Is all the orrief and anguish 

They laid, my Lord, on Thee. 

3 My sins, my sins, my Saviour ! 

Their guilt I never knew 
Till with Thee in the desert 

I near Thy passion drew ; 
Till with Thee in the orarden 

I heard Thy pleading prayer, 
And saw the sweat-drops bloody 

That told Thy sorrow there. 

4 Therefore my songs, my Saviour, 

E'en in this time of woe, 
Shall tell of all Thy goodness 

To suffering man below ; 
Thy goodness and Thy favor, 

\\ hose presence from above 
Rejoice those hearts, my Saviour, 

That live in Thee and love. 



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ffaitb in Cbrist 

7 -V.7-7-l>. 
ORI), to Thee alone we turn, 
' To Thy cross for safety fly ; 
There, as penitents, to learn 

How to live and how to die. 
Sinful on our knees we fall ; 

Hear us, as for help we plead ; 
Hear us when on Thee we call ; 
Aid us in our time of need. 

2 In the midst of sin and strife, 

In the depths of mortal woe, 
Teach us, Lord, to live a life 

Meet for sojourners below. 
Though the road be oft-times dark, 

Though the feet in weakness stray, 
Lead us, Saviour, as the ark 

Led Thy chosen on their way. 

3 Weak and weary and alone 

When the vale of death we tread, 
Then be all Thy mercy shown, 

Then be all Thy love displayed ; 
Guard us in that darksome hour, 

Lead us to the land of rest, 
Where, secure from Satan's power, 

We may lie upon Thy breast. 

477 8.8.8.6. 

JUST as I am, without one plea 
But that Thy blood was shed for me, 
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee, 

( ) Lamb of ( iod, I come. 



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2 Just as I am, and waiting not 
To rid my soul of one dark blot, 
To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot, 
O Lamb of God, I come. 



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Just as I am, though tossed about 
With many a conflict, many a doubt, 
Fightings and fears within, without, 
O Lamb of God, I come. 



4 Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind ; 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind, 
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find, 

O Lamb of God, I come. 

5 Just as I am ! Thou wilt receive, 
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve ; 
Because Thy promise I believe, 

O Lamb of God, I come. 

6 Just as I am ! Thy love unknown 
Has broken every barrier down ; 
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, 

O Lamb of God, I come. 



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478 7-7.7-7-7.7- 

OCK of Ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in Thee ; 
Let the water and the blood, 
From Thy riven side which flowed, 
Be of sin the double cure, 
Cleanse me from its guilt and power. 
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Mgmns of Salvation 

2 Not the labors of my hands 
Can fulfil Thy law's demands ; 
Could my zeal no respite know, 
Could my tears for ever flow, 
All for sin could not atone ; 
Thou must save, and Thou alone. 

3 Nothing in my hand I bring, 
Simply to Thy cross I cling ; 
Naked, come to Thee for dress, 
Helpless, look to Thee for grace ; 
Foul, I to the fountain fly ; 
Wash me, Saviour, or I die. 

4 While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When my eyelids close in death, 
When I soar to worlds unknown, 
See Thee on Thy judgment throne, 
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 

Let me hide myself in Thee. 

479 8.8. 8. 8. cS.S. 

FORTH from the dark and stormy sky, 
Lord, to Thine altar's shade we fly ; 
Forth from the world, its hope and fear, 
Saviour, we seek Thy shelter here : 
Weary and weak, Thy grace we pray ; 
Turn not, O Lord, Thy guests away. 

2 Long have we roamed in want and pain, 
Long have- we sought Thy rest in vain; 
Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost, 
Long have our souls been tempest-tossed: 
Low at Thy feet our sins we lay ; 
Turn not, () Lord, Thy guests away. 

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C. M. 
GIFT of gifts ! O grace of faith ! 
My God, how can it be 
That Thou, who hast discerning love, 
Shouldst give that gift to me ? 



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2 How many hearts Thou mightst have had 

More innocent than mine, 
How many souls more worthy far 
Of that sweet touch of Thine ! 

3 Ah, grace, into unlikeliest hearts 

It is thy boast to come ; 

The glory of thy light to find 

In darkest spots a home. 

4 How can they live, how will they die, 

How bear the cross of orief, 

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Who have not yet the light of faith, 
The courage of belief? 

5 The crowd of cares, the weightiest cross, 

Seem trifles less than light ; 
Earth looks so little and so low 
When faith shines full and bright. 

6 O happy, happy that I am ! 

If thou canst be, O faith, 
The treasure that thou art in life, 
What wilt thou be in death ? 



481 C. M 

ESUS, Thou art the sinner's Friend ; 
As such I look to Thee ; 
Now, in the fulness of Thy love, 
O Lord, remember me. 
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2 Remember Thy pure word of grace, 

Remember Calvary's tree, 
Remember all Thy dying groans, 
And then remember me. 

3 Thou wondrous Advocate with God, 

I yield my soul to Thee ; 
While Thou art pleading on the throne, 
Dear Lord, remember me. 

4 Lord, I am guilty, I am vile, 

But Thy salvation's free ; 
Then, in Thine all-abounding grace, 
Dear Lord, remember me. 

5 Howe'er forsaken or despised, 

Howe'er oppressed I be, 
Howe'er forgotten here on earth, 
Do Thou remember me. 

6 And when I close my eyes in death, 

And human help shall flee, 
Then, then, my dear redeeming God, 
O then remember me. 



482 c - M - 

PPROACH, my soul, the mercy-seat 
Where Jesus answers prayer ; 
There humbly fall before His feet, 
For none can perish there. 



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2 Thy promise is my only plea ; 
With this I venture nigh : 
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee, 
And such, ( ) 1 ,ord, am 1. 

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3 Bowed down beneath a load of sin, 

By Satan sorely pressed, 
By war without, and fears within, 

I come to Thee for rest. 

4 Be Thou my Shield and Hiding-place, 

That, sheltered near Thy side, 
I may my fierce accuser face, 
And tell him, Thou hast died. 

5 O wondrous love ! to bleed and die, 

To bear the cross and shame, 
That guilty sinners, such as I, 

Might plead Thy gracious Name ! 



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483 c. m. d. 

HEARD the voice of Jesus say, 
"Come unto Me and rest; 
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down 

Thy head upon My breast." 
I came to Jesus as I was, 

Weary and worn and sad, 
I found in Him a resting-place, 
And He has made me mad. 



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I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

Ki Behold, I freely give 
The living water ; thirsty one, 

Stoop down and drink, and live." 
I came to Jesus, and I drank 

Of that life-giving stream ; 
M\ thirst was quenched, my soul revived, 

And now I live in 1 lim. 



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I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

4 T am this dark world's Light; 
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, 

And all thy day be bright." 
I looked to jesus, and I found 

In Him my Star, my Sun ; 
And in that light of life I'll walk, 

Till travelling days are done. 



484 c. m 

JESUS, Saviour of the lost, 
My Rock and Hiding-place, 
By storms of sin and sorrow tossed, 
I seek Thy sheltering grace. 



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2 Guilty, forgive me, Lord, I cry ; 

Pursued by foes, I come ; 
A sinner, save me, or I die, 
An outcast, take me home. 

3 Once safe in Thine almighty arms, 

Let storms come on amain ; 
There danger never, never harms ; 
There, death itself is gain. 

4 And when I stand before Thy throne, 

And all Thy glories see, 
Still be my righteousness alone 
To hide myself in Thee. 



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485 76.76.D. 

LAY my sins on Jesus, 
The spotless Lamb of God ; 
He bears them all, and frees us 
From the accursed load : 
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I bring my guilt to Jesus, 

To wash my crimson stains 
White in His blood most precious, 
Till not a spot remains. 

I lay my wants on Jesus ; 

All fulness dwells in Him ; 
He heals all my diseases, 

He doth my soul redeem : 
I lay my griefs on Jesus, 

My burdens and my cares ; 
He from them all releases, 

He all my sorrows shares. 

I rest my soul on Jesus, 

This weary soul of mine ; 
His right hand me embraces, 

I on His breast recline. 
I love the Name of Jesus, 

Emmanuel, Christ, the Lord ; 
Like fragrance on the breezes 

His Name abroad is poured. 

I long to be like Jesus, 

Meek, loving, lowly, mild ; 
I long to be like Jesus, 

The Father's holy Child : 
I long to be with Jesus 

Amid the heavenly throng, 
To sing with saints His praises, 

To learn the angels' song. 



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486 c. m. 

LORD, I believe ; Thy power I own, 
Thy word I would obey ; 
I wander comfortless and lone 
When from Thy truth I stray. 

2 Lord, I believe ; but gloomy fears 

Sometimes bedim my sight ; 
I look to Thee with prayers and tears, 
And cry for strength and light. 

3 Lord, I believe ; but Thou dost know 

My faith is cold and weak ; 
Pity my frailty, and bestow 
The confidence I seek. 

4 Yes, I believe ; and only Thou 

Canst give my soul relief: 
Lord, to Thy truth my spirit bow ; 
Help Thou mine unbelief. 



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487 Irregular. 

*HOU didst leave Thy throne 
And Thy kingly crown 
When Thou earnest to earth for me, 
But in Bethlehem's home 
Was there found no room 
For Thy holy nativity : 

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, 
There is room in my heart for Thee. 

Heaven's arches rang 
When the angels sang, 
Proclaiming Thy royal degree ; 
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But of lowly birth 

Didst Thou come to earth, 
And in great humility : 

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, 
There is room in my heart for Thee. 

The foxes found rest, 

And the birds their nest, 
In the shade of the forest tree ; 

But Thy couch was the sod, 

O Thou Son of God, 
In the deserts of Galilee : 

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, 
There is room in my heart for Thee. 

Thou earnest, O Lord, 

With the living word 
That should set Thy people free ; 

But with mocking scorn, 

And with crown of thorn, 
They bore Thee to Calvary : 

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, 
Thy cross is my only plea. 

When heaven's arches shall ring, 

And her choirs shall sinor, 
At Thy coming to victory, 

Let Thy voice call me home, 

Saying, "Yet there is room, 
There is room at Mv side for thee." 

And my heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus, 
When Thou comest and callest for me. 



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488 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6. 

BENEATH the cross of Jesus 
I fain would take my stand, 
The shadow of a mighty Rock 

Within a weary land ; 
A home within the wilderness, 

A rest upon the way, 
From the burning of the noontide heat, 
And the burden of the day. 

2 Upon that cross of Jesus 

Mine eye at times can see 
The very dying form of One 

Who suffered there for me : 
And from my smitten heart with tears 

Two wonders I confess, — 
The wonders of His olorious love 

And my own worthlessness. 

3 I take, O cross, thy shadow 

For my abiding-place : 
I ask no other sunshine than 

The sunshine of His face ; 
Content to let the world go by, 

To know no gain nor loss, 
My sinful self my only shame, 

My glory all the cross. 



489 7 7 7 7D. 

ESUS, Lover of my soul, 
Let me to Thy bosom fly, 
While the nearer waters roll, 
While the tempest still is high : 
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Hide me, O my Saviour, hide, 

Till the storm of life is past ; 
Safe into the haven guide, 

receive my soul at last. 

2 Other refuge have I none ; 

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee ; 
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone, 

Still support and comfort me. 
All my trust on Thee is stayed, 

All my help from Thee I bring ; 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of Thy wing. 

3 Wilt Thou not regard my call ? 

Wilt Thou not accept my prayer ? 
Lo, I sink, I faint, I fall ! 

Lo, on Thee I cast my care ; 
Reach me out Thy gracious hand ! 

While I of Thy strength receive, 
Hoping against hope I stand, 

Dying, and behold I live ! 

4 Thou, O Christ, art all I want ; 

More than all in Thee I find: 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, 

Heal the sick, and lead the blind. 
Just and holy is Thy Name ; 

1 am all unrighteousness ; 
False and full of sin I am, 

Thou art full of truth and L>race. 

5 Plenteous grace with Thee is found, 

Grace to cover all my sin ; 

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IHpmns of Salvation 

Let the healing streams abound ; 

Make and keep me pure within. 
Thou of life the Fountain art, 

Freely let me take of Thee ; 
Spring Thou up within my heart, 

Rise to all eternity. 



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490 8.S.8.8.S. 

Y hope is built on nothing less 
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness ; 
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 
But wholly lean on Jesus' Name. 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand ; 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

2 When darkness veils His lovely face, 
I rest upon unchanging grace ; 
In every rough and stormy gale 
My anchor holds within the veil. 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand ; 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

3 His oath, His covenant, and His blood 
Support me in the sinking flood ; 
When all around my soul gives way, 
He then is all my Hope and Stay. 
( )n Christ, the solid Rock, I stand ; 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

4 When I shall launch in worlds unseen, 
() may I then be found in Him; 
Dressed in His righteousness alone, 
Faultless to stand before the 4 throne. 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand ; 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

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491 8.7.8.7.D. 

TAKE me, O my Father, take me ; 
Take me, save me, through Thy Son ; 
That which Thou wouldst have me, make me, 

Let Thy will in me be done. 
Long from Thee my footsteps straying, 

Thorny proved the way I trod ; 
Weary come I now, and praying, 
Take me to Thy love, my God. 

2 Fruitless years with grief recalling, 

Humbly I confess my sin ; 
At Thy feet, O Father, falling, 

To Thy household' take me in. 
Freely now to Thee I proffer 

This relenting heart of mine ; 
Freely life and soul I offer, 

Gift unworthy love like Thine.. 

3 Once the world's Redeemer, dying, 

Bore our sins upon the tree ; 
On that sacrifice relying, 

Now I look in hope to Thee : 
Father, take me ; all forgiving, 

Fold me to Thy loving breast ; 
In Thy love for ever living 

I must be for ever blest. 



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492 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

Y faith looks up to Thee, 
Thou Lamb of Calvary, 
Saviour Divine : 
Now hear me while I pray, 
Take all my guilt away, 
O let me from this day 
Be wholly Thine. 
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Mymns of Salvation 

May Thy rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart, 

My zeal inspire ; 
As Thou hast died for me, 
O may my love to Thee 
Pure, warm, and changeless be, 

A living fire. 

While life's dark maze I tread, 
And griefs around me spread, 

Be Thou my Guide ; 
Bid darkness turn to day, 
Wipe sorrow's tears away, 
Nor let me ever stray 

From Thee aside. 

When ends life's transient dream, 
When death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll, 
Blest Saviour, then, in love, 
Fear and distrust remove ; 
O bear me safe above, 

A ransomed soul. 



493 7777 

OLY Father, hear my cry ; 

Holy Saviour, bend Thine ear ; 
Holy Spirit, come Thou nigh : 
Father, Saviour, Spirit, hear. 



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2 Father, save me from my sin ; 
Saviour, I Thy mercy crave ; 

Gracious Spirit, make me clean : 
Father, Son, and Spirit, save. 

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3 Father, let me taste Thy love ; 

Saviour, fill my soul with peace ; 
Spirit, come my heart to move : 
Father, Son, and Spirit, bless. 

4 Father, Son, and Spirit — Thou 

One Jehovah, shed abroad 
All Thy grace within me now ; 
Be my Father and my God. 

494 L M 

LIFT up your heads, ye mighty gates, 
Behold, the King of Glory waits ; 
The King of kings is drawing near, 
The Saviour of the world is here. 

2 The Lord is just, a Helper tried ; 
Mercy is ever at His side ; 
His kingly crown is holiness, 
His sceptre, pity in distress. 



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O blest the land, the city blest, 
Where Christ the Ruler is confessed ! 
O happy hearts and happy homes 
To whom this King in triumph comes ! 

4 Fling wide the portals of your heart ; 
Make it a temple, set apart 

From earthly use for heaven's employ, 
Adorned with prayer, and love, and joy. 

5 Redeemer, come : I open wide 

My heart to Thee ; here, Lord, abide. 
Let me Thy inner presence feel ; 
Thy grace and love in me reveal. 

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So come, my Sovereign ; enter in, 
Let new and nobler life begin ; 
Thy Holy Spirit guide us on 
Until our glorious goal is won. 






Conflict witb Sin 

C. M. 
HELP us, Lord ; each hour of need 
Thy heavenly succor give : 
Help us in thought, and word, and deed, 
Each hour on earth we live. 



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2 O help us when our spirits bleed, 

With contrite anguish sore ; 
And when our hearts are cold and dead, 
O help us, Lord, the more. 

3 O help us, through the prayer of faith 

More firmly to believe ; 
For still, the more the servant hath, 
The more shall he receive. 

4 If, strangers to Thy fold, we call, 

Imploring at Thy feet 
The crumbs that from Thy table fall, 
'Tis all we dare entreat. 

5 But be it, Lord of mercy, all, 

So Thou wilt grant but this : 
The crumbs that from Thy table fall 
Are light, and life, and bliss. 

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6 O help us, Jesus, from on high ; 
We know no help but Thee : 
O help us so to live and die 
As Thine in heaven to be. 

496 c M 

AWAKE, my soul, stretch every nerve, 
And press with vigor on ; 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal, 
And an immortal crown. 

2 A cloud of witnesses around 

Hold thee in full survey : 
Forget the steps already trod, 
And onward urge thy way. 

3 'Tis God's all-animating voice 

That calls thee from on high ; 
'Tis His own hand presents the prize 
To thine aspiring eye : 

4 That prize with peerless glories bright, 

Which shall new lustre boast, 
When victors' wreaths and monarchs' crems 
Shall blend in common dust. 

5 Blest Saviour, introduced by Thee, 

Have I my race begun ; 
And, crowned with victory, at Thy feet 
I'll lay my honors down. 

497 c. m. 

Mia soldier of the cross, 
A follower of the Lamb, 
And shall I fear to own His cause, 
Or blush to speak His Name? 

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2 Must I be carried to the skies 

On flowery beds of ease, 
While others fought to win the prize, 
And sailed through bloody seas ? 

3 Are there no foes for me to face ? 

Must I not stem the flood ? 
Is this vile world a friend to grace, 
To help me on to God ? 

4 Sure I must fight if I would reign : 

Increase my courage, Lord ; 
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by Thy word. 

5 Thy saints, in all this glorious war, 

Shall conquer, though they die ; 
They view the triumph from afar, 
And seize it with their eye. 

6 When that illustrious day shall rise, 

And all Thy armies shine 
In robes of victory through the skies, 
The glory shall be Thine. 



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498 65.6.5.D. 

N the hour of trial, 
Jesus, plead for me ; 
Lest by base denial 

I depart from Thee : 
When Thou seest me waver, 

With a look recall, 
Nor for fear or favor 
Suffer me to fall. 
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2 With its witching pleasures 

Would this vain world charm, 
Or its sordid treasures 

Spread to work me harm, 
Bring to my remembrance 

Sad Gethsemane, 
Or, in darker semblance, 

Cross-crowned Calvary. 

3 If with sore affliction 

Thou in love chastise, 
Pour Thy benediction 

On the sacrifice ; 
Then, upon Thine altar 

Freely offered up, 
Though the flesh may falter, 

Faith shall drink the cup. 

4 When in dust and ashes 

To the grave I sink, 
While heaven's glory flashes 

O'er the shelving brink, 
On Thy truth relying 

Through that mortal strife, 
Lord, receive me, dying, 

To eternal life. 

499 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

TESUS, Lord of life and glory, 

Bend from heaven Thy gracious ear ; 
While our waiting souls adore Thee, 
Friend of helpless sinners, hear : 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 



Hprnns of Salvation 

2 From the depths of nature's blindness, 

From the hardening- power of sin, 
From all malice and unkindness, 
From the pride that lurks within, 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 

3 When temptation sorely presses, 

In the day of Satan's power, 
In our times of deep distresses, 
In each dark and trying hour, 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 

4 When the world around is smiling, 

In the time of wealth and ease, 
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling, 
In the day of health and peace, 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 

5 In the weary hours of sickness, 

In the times of grief and pain, 
When we feel our mortal weakness, 
When the creature's help is vain, 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 

6 In the solemn hour of dying, 

In the awful judgment day, 
May our souls, on Thee relying, 

Find Thee still our Rock and Stay: 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us. <|ood Lord. 
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500 87S7D. 

f^ ENTLY, Lord, O gently lead us, 
^^ Pilgrims in this vale of tears, 
Through the trials yet decreed us, 

Till our last great change appears. 
When temptation's darts assail us, 

When in devious paths we stray, 
Let Thy goodness never fail us, 

Lead us in Thy perfect way. 

2 In the hour of pain and anguish, 

In the hour when death draws near, 
Suffer not our hearts to languish, 

Suffer not our souls to fear ; 
And, when mortal life is ended, 

Bid us in Thine arms to rest, 
Till, by angel bands attended, 

We awake among the blest. 



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501 6.4.6.4. with Refrain. 

NEED Thee every hour, 
Most gracious Lord; 
No tender voice like Thine 
Can peace afford. 

I need Thee, O I need Thee, 
Every hour I need Thee ; 

bless me now, my Saviour, — 
I come to Thee. 

I need Thee every hour ; 

Stay Thou near by ; 
Temptations lose their power 

When Thou art nigh. 

1 need Thee, etc. 
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3 I need Thee every hour, 

In joy or pain ; 
Come quickly, and abide, 
Or life is vain. 
I need Thee, etc. 

4 I need Thee every hour ; 

Teach me Thy will, 
And Thy rich promises 
In me fulfil. 

I need Thee, etc. 

5 I need Thee every hour, 

Most Holy One ; 
O make me Thine indeed, 
Thou blessed Son. 
I need Thee, etc. 

The foregoing hymn may be sung without the refrain. 



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502 7-7-7. 777. 

ESUS, Saviour, pilot me 

Over life's tempestuous sea ; 
Unknown waves before me roll, 
Hiding rock and treacherous shoal ; 
Chart and compass came from Thee : 
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me. 

As a mother stills her child, 
Thou canst hush the ocean wild ; 
Boisterous waves obey Thy will 
When Thou sayest to them, "Be still. " 
Wondrous Sovereign of the sea, 
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me. 

When at last I near the shore, 
And the fearful breakers roar 

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'Twixt me and the peaceful rest, 
Then, while leaning on Thy breast, 
May I hear Thee say to me, 
"Fear not, I will pilot thee." 

503 7773 

/CHRISTIAN, seek not yet repose, 
^^ Cast thy dreams of ease away ; 
Thou art in the midst of foes : 
Watch and pray. 

2 Principalities and powers, 

Mustering- their unseen array, 
Wait for thy unguarded hours : 
Watch and pray. 

3 Gird thy heavenly armor on, 

Wear it ever, night and day ; 
Ambushed lies the evil one : 
Watch and pray. 

4 Hear the victors who o'ercame ; 

Still they mark each warrior's way ; 
All with one sweet voice exclaim, 
" Watch and pray." 

5 Hear, above all, hear Thy Lord, 

Him thou lovest to obey ; 
Hide within thy heart His word, 
"Watch and pray." 

6 Watch, as if on that alone 

Hung the issue of the day ; 
Pray, that help may be sent down : 
Watch and pray. 

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504 8.8.8.4. 

JESUS, my Saviour, look on me, 
For I am weary and opprest ; 
I come to cast myself on Thee : 
Thou art my Rest. 

2 Look down on me, for I am weak ; 

I feel the toilsome journey's length ; 
Thine aid omnipotent I seek : 
Thou art my Strength. 

3 I am bewildered on my way, 

Dark and tempestuous is the night ; 
O send Thou forth some cheering ray : 
Thou art my Light. 

4 I hear the storms around me rise ; 

But when I dread the impending shock ? 
My spirit to the refuge flies : 
Thou art my Rock. 

5 When Satan flings his fiery darts, 

I look to Thee ; my terrors cease ; 
Thy cross a hiding-place imparts : 
Thou art my Peace. 

6 Standing alone on Jordan's brink, 

In that tremendous latest strife, 
Thou wilt not suffer me to sink : 
Thou art my Life. 

7 Thou wilt my every want supply, 

E'en to the end, svhate'er befall ; 

Through life, in death, eternally, 
Thou art my All. 
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505 L M 

FIGHT the good fight 
With all thy might ; 
Christ is thy Strength, and Christ thy Right : 
Lay hold on life, and it shall be 
Thy joy and crown eternally. 

2 Run the straight race 
Through God's good grace, 

Lift up thine eyes, and seek His face ; 
Life with its way before us lies, 
Christ is the Path, and Christ the Prize. 

3 Cast care aside ; 
Upon thy Guide 

Lean, and His mercy will provide ; 

Lean, and the trusting soul shall prove, 
Christ is its Life, and Christ its Love. 

4 Faint not, nor fear, 
His arms are near ; 

He changeth not, and thou art dear ; 
Only believe, and thou shalt see 
That Christ is All in all to thee. 



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506 5.5.8.8-5.5- 

ESUS, still lead on, 
Till our rest be won ; 
And, although the way be cheerless, 
We will follow, calm and fearless : 
Guide us by Thy hand 
To our fatherland. 

If the way be drear, 
If the foe be near, 

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ttsmns of Salvation 

Let not faithless fears o'ertake us ; 
Let not faith and hope forsake us, 

For, through many a foe, 

To our home we go. 

3 When we seek relief 
From a long-felt grief, 

When oppressed by new temptations, 
Lord, increase and perfect patience ; 

Show us that bright shore 

Where we weep no more. 

4 Jesus, still lead on, 
Till our rest be won : 

Heavenly Leader, still direct us, 
Still support, console, protect us, 

Till we safely stand 

In our fatherland. 

507 L- M. 

STAND up, my soul ; shake off thy fears, 
And gird the gospel armor on ; 
March to the gates of endless joy, 

Where thy great Captain Saviour's gone. 

2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course ; 

But hell and sin are vanquished foes : 
Thy Jesus nailed them to the cross, 
And sung the triumph when He rose. 

3 Then let my soul march boldly on, 

Press forward to the heavenly gate; 
There peace and joy eternal reign, 

And glittering robes for conquerors wait. 

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4 There shall I wear a starry crown, 
And triumph in almighty grace ; 
While all the armies of the skies 
Join in my glorious Leader's praise. 



508 s. m 

Y soul, be on thy guard ; 
Ten thousand foes arise, 
A host of sins are pressing hard 
To draw thee from the skies. 



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O watch, and fight, and pray ; 

The battle ne'er give o'er ; 
Renew it boldly every day, 

And help Divine implore. 

Ne'er think the victory won, 
Nor lay thine armor down ; 

Thine arduous work will not be done, 
Till thou obtain thy crown. 

Fight on, my soul, till death 
Shall bring thee to thy God ; 

Hell take thee, at thy parting breath, 
Up to His blest abode. 



509 s. m. 

CHARGE to keep I have, 
A God to glorify ; 
A never-dying soul to save, 
And fit it for the sky ; 



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To serve the present age, 

My calling to fulfil, — 
O may it all my powers engage 

To do my Master's will. 

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THpmns of Salvation 

3 Arm me with jealous care, 

As in Thy sight to live ; 
And O, Thy servant, Lord, prepare 
A strict account to give. 

4 Help me to watch and pray, 

And on Thyself rely, 
Assured, if I my trust betray, 
I shall for ever die. 



510 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

OURROUNDED by unnumbered foes, 
*J Against my soul the battle goes ; 
Yet though I weary, sore distrest, 
I know that I shall reach my rest : 
I lift my tearful eyes above, — 
His banner over me is love. 

2 Its sword my spirit will not yield, 
Though flesh may faint upon the field ; 
He waves before my fading sight 

The branch of palm, the crown of light : 
I lift my brightening eyes above, — 
His banner over me is love. 

3 My cloud of battle-dust may dim, 
1 lis veil of splendor curtain Him ; 
And in the midnight of my fear 

I may not feel Him standing near : 
But, as I lift mine eyes above, 
His banner over me is love. 



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511 c M 

FATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss 
Thy sovereign will denies, 
Accepted at Thy throne of grace, 
Let this petition rise : 



2 Give me a calm, a thankful heart, 

From every murmur free ; 
The blessings of Thy grace impart, 
And make me live to Thee. 

3 Let the sweet hope that Thou art mine 

My life and death attend ; 
Thy presence through my journey shine, 
And crown my journey's end. 



512 87 

'HE King of love my Shepherd is, 
Whose goodness faileth never ; 
I nothing lack if I am His 
And He is mine for ever. 



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2 Where streams of living water flow 

My ransomed soul He leadeth, 
And, where the verdant pastures grow, 
With food celestial feedeth. 

3 Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, 

But yet in love He sought me, 
And on His shoulder gently laid, 
And home, rejoicing, brought me. 

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4 In death's dark vale I fear no ill 

With Thee, dear Lord, beside me ; 
Thy rod and staff my comfort still, 
Thy cross before to guide me. 

5 Thou spread' st a table in my sight ; 

Thy unction grace bestoweth ; 
And O what transport of delight 
From Thy pure chalice floweth. 

6 And so through all the length of days 

Thy goodness faileth never : 
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise 
Within Thy house for ever. 

513 7.6.7.6.D. 

GOD is my strong Salvation ; 
What foe have I to fear? 
In darkness and temptation 

My Light, my Help is near : 
Though hosts encamp around me, 

Firm to the fight I stand ; 
What terror can confound me, 
With God at my right hand ? 

2 Place on the Lord reliance, 
My soul, with courage wait ; 
His truth be thine affiance, 
When faint and desolate : 
His might thy heart shall strengthen, 

I lis love thy joy increase; 
Mercy thy days shall lengthen : 
The Lord will give thee peace. 
446 






Urust 

514 7777 

WAIT, my soul, upon the Lord, 
To His gracious promise flee, 
Laying hold upon His word, 

"As thy days thy strength shall be." 

2 If the sorrows of thy case 

Seem peculiar still to thee, 
God has promised needful grace : 

"As thy days thy strength shall be." 

3 Days of trial, days of grief, 

In succession thou mayst see ; 
This is still thy sweet relief: 

"As thy days thy strength shall be." 

4 Rock of Ages, I'm secure, 

With Thy promise, full and free, 
Faithful, positive, and sure, 

"As thy days thy strength shall be." 

515 9.8.9.8.8.8. 

IF thou but suffer God to guide thee, 
And hope in Him through all thy ways, 
He'll give thee strength, whate'er betide thee, 

And bear thee through the evil days : 
Who trusts in God's unchanging love 
Builds on the rock that naught can move. 

2 What can these anxious cares avail thee, 
These never-ceasing moans and sighs ? 
What can it help, if thou bewail thee 
O'er each dark moment as it flies ? 
Our cross and trials do but press 
The heavier for our bitterness. 

447 



Msmns of Salvation 

3 Only be still, and wait His leisure 

In cheerful hope, with heart content 
To take whate'er thy Father's pleasure 

And all-deserving love hath sent ; 
Nor doubt our inmost wants are known 
To Him who chose us for His own. 

4 All are alike before the Highest ; 

'Tis easy to our God, we know, 
To raise thee up though low thou liest, 

To make the rich man poor and low ; 
True wonders still by Him are wrought 
Who setteth up and brings to naught. 

5 Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving, 

So do thine own part faithfully, 
And trust His word, — though undeserving, 

Thou yet shalt find it true for thee ; 
God never yet forsook at need 
The soul that trusted Him indeed. 

516 77 77 

CAST thy burden on the Lord, 
Only lean upon His word ; 
Thou wilt soon have cause to bless 
His eternal faithfulness. 

2 He sustains thee by His hand, 
He enables thee to stand ; 

Those whom Jesus once hath loved 
From His grace are never moved. 

3 Human counsels come to naught ; 

That shall stand which God hath wrought ; 
His compassion, love, and power 
Are the same for evermore. 
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Urust 

4 Heaven and earth may pass away, 
God's free grace shall not decay ; 
He hath promised to fulfil 

All the pleasure of His will. 

5 Jesus, Guardian of Thy flock, 
Be Thyself our constant Rock ; 
Make us, by Thy powerful hand, 
Strong- as Zion's mountain stand. 



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517 8.7.8.7.8.7. 

EAD us, heavenly Father, lead us 
O'er the world's tempestuous sea ; 
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us, 

For w r e have no help but Thee ; 
Yet possessing every blessing, 
If our God our Father be. 

Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us ; 

All our weakness Thou dost know ; 
Thou didst tread this earth before us, 

Thou didst feel its keenest woe ; 
Lone and dreary, faint and weary, 

Through the desert Thou didst go. 

Spirit of our God, descending, 

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy, 

Love with every passion blending, 
Pleasure that can never cloy ; 

Thus provided, pardoned, guided, 
Nothing can our peace destroy. 



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IHgmns ot Salvation 

C. M. 
'HERE is a safe and secret place, 
Beneath the wings Divine, 
Reserved for all the heirs of grace ; 
O be that refuge mine ! 

2 The least and feeblest there may bide, 

Uninjured and unawed ; 
While thousands fall on every side, 
He rests secure in God. 

3 He feeds in pastures, large and fair, 

Of love and truth Divine : 
O child of God, O glory's heir, 
How rich a lot is thine ! 

4 A hand almighty to defend, 

An ear for every call, 
An honored life, a peaceful end, 
And heaven to crown it all ! 

519 c M 

FATHER of Love, our Guide and Friend, 
O lead us gently on, 
Until life's trial-time shall end, 
And heavenly peace be won. 

2 We know not what the path may be 

As yet by us untrod ; 
But we can trust our all to Thee, 
Our Lather and our God. 

3 If called, like Abraham's child, to climb 

The hill of sacrifice, 
Some angel may be there in time ; 
Deliverance shall arise: 
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4 Or, if some darker lot be good, 

O teach us to endure 
The sorrow, pain, or solitude, 
That make the spirit pure. 

5 Christ by no flowery pathway came ; 

And we, His followers here, 
Must do Thy will and praise Thy Name, 
In hope, and love, and fear. 

6 And, till in heaven we sinless bow, 

And faultless anthems raise, 
O Father, Son, and Spirit, now 
Accept our feeble praise. 

520 c M 

WHILE Thee I seek, protecting Power, 
Be my vain wishes stilled ; 
And may this consecrated hour 
With better hopes be filled. 

2 Thy love the powers of thought bestowed ; 

To Thee my thoughts would soar : 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed ; 
That mercy I adore. 

3 In each event of life, how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see ; 
Each blessing to my soul more dear 
Because conferred by Thee. 

4 In every joy that crowns my days, 

In every pain I bear, 
My heart shall find delight in praise, 
Or seek relief in prayer. 
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IHpmns of Salvation 

5 When gladness wings my favored hour, 

Thy love my thoughts shall fill ; 
Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower, 
My soul shall meet Thy will. 

6 My lifted eye, without a tear, 

The lowering storm shall see ; 
My steadfast heart shall know no fear ; 
That heart will rest on Thee. 



521 C. M. 

GOD of Bethel, by whose hand 
Thy people still are fed, 
Who through this weary pilgrimage 
Hast all our fathers led, 



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Our vows, our prayers, we now present 
Before Thy throne of grace ; 

God of our fathers, be the God 
Of their succeedine race. 



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3 Through each perplexing path of life 

Our wandering footsteps guide ; 
Give us each day our daily bread, 
And raiment fit provide. 

4 O spread Thy covering wings around 

Till all our wanderings cease, 
And at our Father's loved abode 
Our souls arrive in peace. 

5 Such blessings from Thy gracious hand 

Our humble prayers implore; 
And Thou shalt be our chosen God, 
And portion evermore. 

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Urust 

522 c. M. 

THE Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want ; 
He makes me down to lie 
In pastures green, He leadeth me 
The quiet waters by. 



2 My soul He doth restore again ; 

And me to walk doth make 
Within the paths of righteousness, 
Evn for His own Name's sake. 

3 Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale, 

Yet will I fear none ill ; 
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod 
And staff me comfort still. 

4 My table Thou hast furnished 

In presence of my foes ; 
My head Thou dost with oil anoint, 
And my cup overflows. 

5 Goodness and mercy all my life 

Shall surely follow me ; 
And in God's house for evermore 
My dwelling-place shall be. 

523 8.7.S.7.D. 

WHO trusts in God, a strong abode 
In heaven and earth possesses ; 
Who looks in love to Christ above, 

No fear his heart oppresses. 
In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own 

Sweet hope and consolation ; 
Our shield from foes, our balm for woes, 
Our great and sure salvation. 
453 



Vlgmne of Salvation 

2 Though Satan's wrath beset our path, 

And worldly scorn assail us, 
While Thou art near we will not fear, 

Thy strength shall never fail us : 
Thy rod and staff shall keep us safe, 

And guide our steps for ever ; 
Nor shades of death, nor hell beneath, 

Our souls from Thee shall sever. 

3 In all the strife of mortal life 

Our feet shall stand securely ; 
Temptation's hour shall lose its power, 

For Thou shalt guard us surely. 
O God, renew, with heavenly dew, 

Our body, soul, and spirit, 
Until we stand at Thy right hand, 

Through Jesus' saving merit. 



524 8.7.8.7-4-7. 

GUIDE me, O Thou Great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this barren land ; 
I am weak, but Thou art mighty, 
Hold me with Thy powerful hand : 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2 Open now the crystal fountain, 

Whence the healing stream doth (low ; 
Let the fire and cloudy pillar 

Lead me all my journey through : 

Strong Deliverer, 
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield. 
454 



XErust 

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 
Bid my anxious fears subside ; 
Death of deaths and hell's Destruction, 
Land me safe on Canaan's side : 

Songs of praises 
I will ever give to Thee. 

525 io. 4.10. 4.10. io. 

LEAD, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, 
Lead Thou me on ; 
The night is dark, and I am far from home ; 

Lead Thou me on : 
Keep Thou my feet ; I do not ask to see 
The distant scene, — one step enough for me. 

2 I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou 

Shouldst lead me on ; 
I loved to choose and see my path ; but now 

Lead Thou me on. 
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears, 
Pride ruled my will : remember not past years. 

3 So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still 

Will lead me on 
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till 

The night is gone ; 
And with the morn those angel faces smile, 
Which I have loved lonp; since, and lost awhile. 

526 *•«.-«>. 
OOMETIMES a light surprises 

^ The Christian while he sines ; 
It is the Lord, who rises 

With healing in His wings : 

455 



Vtgmns of Salvation 

When comforts are declining, 
He grants the soul again 

A season of clear shining, 
To cheer it after rain. 

2 In holy contemplation 

We sweetly then pursue 
The theme of God's salvation, 

And find it ever new ; 
Set free from present sorrow, 

We cheerfully can say, 
Let the unknown to-morrow 

Bring with it what it may. 

3 It can bring with it nothing 

But He will bear us through ; 
Who gives the lilies clothing 

Will clothe His people too : 
Beneath the spreading heavens 

No creature but is fed ; 
And He who feeds the ravens 

Will give His children bread. 

4 Though vine nor fig-tree neither 

Their wonted fruit shall bear, 
Though all the field should wither, 

Nor flocks nor herds be there ; 
Yet God the same abiding, 

His praise shall tune my voice, 
For, while in Him confiding, 

I cannot but rejoice. 



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527 7.6.7.6.D. 

N heavenly love abiding, 

No change my heart shall fear, 
And safe is such confiding, 

For nothing changes here. 
The storm may roar without me, 

My heart may low be laid ; 
But God is round about me, 

And can I be dismayed? 

Wherever He may guide me, 

No want shall turn me back ; 
My Shepherd is beside me, 

And nothing can I lack. 
His wisdom ever waketh, 

His sight is never dim ; 
He knows the way He taketh, 

And I will walk with Him. 

Green pastures are before me, 

Which yet I have not seen ; 
Bright skies will soon be o'er me, 

Where the dark clouds have been. 
My hope I cannot measure, 

The path to life is free ; 
My Saviour has my treasure, 

And He will walk with me. 



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528 6.6.6.6.D. 

Y Jesus, as Thou wilt! 

O may Thy will be mine ; 
Into Thy hand of love 
I would my all resign. 

457 



ftpmns of Salvation 

Through sorrow, or through joy, 
Conduct me as Thine own ; 

And help me still to say, 
My Lord, Thy will be done. 

2 My Jesus, as Thou wilt ! 

If needy here and poor, 
Give me Thy people's bread, 
Their portion rich and sure. 

The manna of Thy word 

Let my soul feed upon ; 
And if all else should fail, 

My Lord, Thy will be done. 

3 My Jesus, as Thou wilt ! 

Though seen through many a tear, 
Let not my star of hope 
Grow dim or disappear. 

Since Thou on earth hast wept 

And sorrowed oft alone, 
If I must weep with Thee, 

My Lord, Thy will be done. 

4 My Jesus, as Thou wilt ! 

All shall be well for me ; 
Each changing future scene 
I gladly trust with Thee. 

Straight to my home above 

I travel calmly on, 
And sing, in life or death, 

My Lord, Thy will be done. 
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Znxet 
529 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 

THY way. not mine, O Lord, 
lark it 
Lead me by Thine own hand ; 
Choose out the | r me. 



2 5 th let it be or rough, 

It will be still the 
Winding traight, it leads 

Right onward to Thy rest 

3 I dare not choose my l< 

I would not. if I 
Choose Thou for . God, 

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4 The kingdom that I seek 

Is Thine ; so let the way 
That leads to it 

Else I must surely stray. 

5 Take Thou my cup. and it 

Wit or sorrow fill, 

As best to Thee ma m : 

Choose Thou my good and ill. 

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6 Choc- >u for me my friends, 

My sickness or my health ; 

ose Thou my for me, 

My poverty or wealth. 

7 \< >t mine, not hoice, 

In things small ; 
Be Thou r. 

My Wisdom, and my All. 



459 



Ylgmns of Salvation 

530 L- m. D. 

HE leadeth me : O blessed thought ! 
O words with heavenly comfort fraught ! 
Whate'er I do, where'er I be, 
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me. 
He leadeth me, He leadeth me ; 
By His own hand He leadeth me : 
His faithful follower I would be, 
For by His hand He leadeth me. 

2 Sometimes 'mid scenes of deepest gloom, 
Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom, 
By waters calm, o'er troubled sea, — 
Still 'tis His hand that leadeth me. 

He leadeth me, etc. 

3 Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine, 
Nor ever murmur nor repine ; 
Content, whatever lot I see, 

Since 'tis my God that leadeth me. 
He leadeth me, etc. 

4 And when my task on earth is done, 
When, by Thy grace, the victory's won, 
E'en death's cold wave I will not flee, 
Since God through Jordan leadeth me. 

He leadeth me, etc. 

The foregoing hymn may be sung without the refrain. 

531 l m. 

GOD is the Refuge of His saints 
When storms of sharp distress invade : 
Ere we can offer our complaints, 
Behold Him present with His aid. 
460 



ZTrust 

2 Let mountains from their seats be hurled 

Down to the deep, and buried there, 
Convulsions shake the solid world, 
Our faith shall never yield to fear. 

3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar ; 

In sacred peace our souls abide, 
While every nation, every shore, 

Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide. 

4 There is a stream whose gentle flow 

Supplies the city of our God ; 
Life, love, and joy, still gliding through, 
And watering our Divine abode. 

5 That sacred stream, Thy holy word, 

Our grief allays, our fear controls ; 
Sweet peace Thy promises afford, 

And give new strength to fainting souls. 

6 Zion enjoys her Monarch's love, 

Secure against a threatening hour ; 
Nor can her firm foundations move, 

Built on His truth, and armed with power. 

532 8.8.8.4. 

MY God and Father, while I | stray 
Far from my home in life's rough | way, 
O teach me from my j heart to | say, 
Thy will be j done. 

2 Though dark my path and sad my | lot, 
Let me be still and ] murmur not, 
Or breathe the prayer Di-| vinely j taught, 
Thy j will be j done. 



Mgmns of Salvation 

3 What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved, no j longer nigh, 
Submissive still would I re- ply, 

Thy \ will be done. 

4 If Thou shouldst call me to re- sign 
What most I prize, it ne'er was mine ; 
I only yield Thee what was Thine : 

Thy | will be done. 

5 If but my fainting | heart be blest 
With Thy sweet Spirit for its guest, 
My God, to Thee I leave the ; rest ; 

Thy will be done. 

6 Renew my will from ' day to day : 
Blend it with Thine, and take a- way 
All that now makes it hard to say, 

Thy | will be done. 

7 Then, when on earth I j breathe no ! more 
The prayer oft mixed with tears be- fore, 
I'll sing upon a l happier shore, 

Thy | will be | done. 



533 it. ii. ii. ii. 

HOW firm a foundation, ye saints of the 
Lord, 
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word! 
What more can He say than to you He hath 

said, — 
You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled? 

2 "Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed; 

I, I am thy God, and will still give thee aid ; 

462 






Unist 

I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee 

to stand, 
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand. 

3 "When through the deep waters I call thee to 

8?' 

The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow ; 

For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless, 
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 

4 " When through fiery trials thy pathway shall 

lie, 
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply ; 
The flame shall not hurt thee ; I only design 
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. 

5 "E'en down to old age all My people shall 

prove 
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love ; 
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn, 
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be 

borne. 

6 "The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose, 
I will not, I will not desert to his foes ; 

That soul, though all hell should endeavor to 

shake, 
I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake." 



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534 c. m. 

ORD, it belongs not to my care 
Whether I die or live ; 
To love and serve Thee is my share, 
And this Thy grace must give. 
463 



Ylgmns of Salvation 



2 If life be long, I will be glad 

That I may long obey ; 
If short, yet why should I be sad 
To end my toilsome day ? 

3 Christ leads me through no darker rooms 

Than He went through before ; 
He that unto God's kingdom comes 
Must enter by this door. 

4 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet 

Thy blessed face to see ; 
For if Thy work on earth be sweet, 
What will Thy glory be ! 

5 Then shall I end my sad complaints, 

And weary, sinful days, 
And join with the triumphant saints 
To sing Jehovah's praise. 

6 My knowledge of that life is small, 

The eye of faith is dim : 
But it's enough that Christ knows all, 
And I shall be with Him. 



535 c. m. 

^UPREME in wisdom as in power 
The Rock of Ages stands ; 
Though Him thou canst not see, nor trace 
The working of His hands. 



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He gives the conquest to the weak, 
Supports the fainting heart ; 

And courage in the evil hour 
His heavenly aids impart. 
464 



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3 Mere human power shall fast decay, 

And youthful vigor cease ; 
But they who wait upon the Lord 
In strength shall still increase. 

4 They with unwearied feet shall tread 

The path of life Divine ; 
With growing ardor onward move, 
With growing brightness shine. 

5 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar, 

Their wings are faith and love ; 
Till, past the cloudy regions here, 
They rise to heaven above. 

536 c. m. 

GOD moves in a mysterious way 
His wonders to perform ; 
He plants His footsteps in the sea, 
And rides upon the storm. 

2 Deep in unfathomable mines 

Of never-failing skill 
He treasures up His bright designs, 
And works His sovereign will. 

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take ; 

The clouds ye so much dread 
Are big with mercy, and shall break 
In blessings on your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, 

But trust Him for His grace ; 
Behind a frowning providence 
He hides a smiling face. 
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Mpmns of Sanation 

5 His purposes will ripen fast, 

Unfolding every hour ; 
The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. 

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, 

And scan His work in vain ; 
God is His own Interpreter, 
And He will make it plain. 

537 S. M. 

THE Lord my Shepherd is, 
I shall be well supplied : 
Since He is mine and I am His, 
What can I want beside ? 

2 He leads me to the place 

Where heavenly pasture grows, 
Where living waters gently pass, 
And full salvation flows. 

3 If e'er I go astray, 

He doth my soul reclaim ; 
And guides me in His own right way, 
For His most holy Name. 

4 While He affords His aid 

I cannot yield to fear ; 
Though I should walk through death's dark 
shade, 
My Shepherd's with me there. 

5 In spite of all my foes 

Thou dost my table spread ; 
My cup with blessings overflows, 
And joy exalts my head. 
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6 The bounties of Thy love 

Shall crown my following days ; 

Nor from Thy house will I remove, 

Nor cease to speak Thy praise. 

538 s M 

f^OMMIT thou all thy griefs 
v^ And ways into His hands, 
To His sure truth and tender care, 
Who earth and heaven commands. 

2 Who points the clouds their course, 

Whom winds and seas obey, 
He shall direct thy wandering feet, 
He shall prepare thy way. 

3 Give to the winds thy fears ; 

Hope, and be undismayed ; 
God hears thy sighs, and counts thy tears, 
God shall lift up thy head. 

4 What though thou rulest not ? 

Yet heaven and earth and hell 
Proclaim, God sitteth on the throne, 
And ruleth all things well. 

5 Leave to His sovereign sway 

To choose and to command ; 
So shalt thou wondering own, His way 
How wise, how strong His hand ! 

6 Thou seest our weakness, Lord ; 

Our hearts are known to Thee : 
O lift Thou up the sinking hand, 
Confirm the feeble knee. 

467 



Mpmns of Salvation 

7 Let us, in life, in death, 

Thy steadfast truth declare, 
And publish, with our latest breath, 
Thy love and guardian care. 

539 s m. 

YOUR harps, ye trembling saints, 
Down from the willows take ; 
Loud to the praise of love Divine 
Bid every string awake. 

2 Though in a foreign land, 

We are not far from home ; 
And nearer to our house above 
We every moment come. 

3 His grace will to the end 

Stronger and brighter shine ; 
Nor present things, nor things to come, 
Shall quench the spark Divine. 

4 When we in darkness walk, 

Nor feel the heavenly flame, 
Then is the time to trust our God, 
And rest upon His Name. 

5 Soon shall our doubts and fears 

Subside at His control ; 
His loving-kindness shall break through 
The midnight of the soul. 

6 Blest is the man, O God. 

That stays himself on Thee : 
Who wait for Thy salvation, Lord, 
Shall Thy salvation see. 

468 



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540 s M 

Y times are in Thy hand; 
My God, I wish them there ; 
My life, my friends, my soul, I leave 
Entirely to Thy care. 



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2 My times are in Thy hand, 

Whatever they may be ; 
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright, 
As best may seem to Thee. 

3 My times are in Thy hand ; 

Why should I doubt or fear? 
A Father's hand will never cause 
His child a needless tear. 

4 My times are in Thy hand, 

Jesus the crucified ; 
The hand my cruel sins had pierced 
Is now my guard and guide. 



541 s. m. 

OW gentle God's commands, 
How kind His precepts are ! 
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord, 
And trust His constant care. 



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2 While Providence supports, 
Let saints securely dwell ; 
That hand, which bears all nature up, 
Shall oaiide His children well. 



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3 Why should this anxious load 
Press down your weary mind ? 
Haste to your heavenly Father's throne, 
And sweet refreshment find. 



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Hpmns of Salvation 

4 His goodness stands approved, 
Down to the present day ; 
I'll drop my burden at His feet, 
And bear a song away. 

542 8. 7 . 8. 7 . i). 

CALL Jehovah thy Salvation, 
Rest beneath the Almighty's shade, 
In His secret habitation 

Dwell, and never be dismayed : 
There no tumult shall alarm thee, 

Thou shalt dread no hidden snare ; 
Guile nor violence can harm thee, 
In eternal safeguard there. 

2 From the sword at noonday wasting, 

From the noisome pestilence, 
In the depth of midnight blasting, 

God shall be thy sure Defence : 
He shall charge His anoel legions 

Watch and ward o'er thee to keep ; 
Though thou walk through hostile regions, 

Though in desert wilds thou sleep. 

3 Since, with pure and firm affection 

Thou on God hast set thy love, 
With the wings of His protection 

He will shield thee from above : 
Thou shalt call on Him in trouble, 

He will hearken, He will save ; 
Here for grief reward thee double, 

Crown with life beyond the grave. 



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XTrust 

543 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

WHEN gathering clouds around I view, 
And days are dark, and friends are few, 
On Him I lean, who not in vain 
Experienced every human pain ; 
He sees my wants, allays my fears, 
And counts and treasures up my tears. 

2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray 
From heavenly wisdom's narrow way, 
To ily the good I would pursue, 

Or do the sin I would not do, — 
Still He, who felt temptation's power, 
Shall guard me in that dangerous hour. 

3 If wounded love my bosom swell, 
Deceived by those I prized too well, 
He shall His pitying aid bestow, 
Who felt on earth severer woe, — 
At once betrayed, denied, or fled. 

By those who shared His daily bread. 

4 If vexing" thoughts within me rise, 
And, sore dismayed, my spirit dies, 
Still He, who once vouchsafed to bear 
The sickening anguish of despair, 
Shall sweetly soothe, shall gently dry, 
The throbbing heart, the streaming eye. 

5 When, sorrowing, o'er some stone I bend, 
Which covers what was once a friend, 
And from his voice, his hand, his smile, 
Divides me for a little while, — 

Thou, Saviour, mark'st the tears I shed, 
For Thou didst weep o'er Lazarus dead. 

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IHpmns of Salvation 

And O, when I have safely past 
Through every conflict but the last ; 
Still, still unchanging, watch beside 
My painful bed, for Thou hast died : 
Then point to realms of cloudless day, 
And wipe the latest tear away. 



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*HE Lord my pasture shall prepare, 
And feed me with a shepherd's care ; 
His presence shall my wants supply, 
And guard me with a watchful eye ; 
My noonday walks He shall attend, 
And all my midnight hours defend. 

When in the sultry glebe I faint, 
Or on the thirsty mountain pant, 
To fertile vales and dewy meads 
My weary, wandering steps He leads, 
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, 
Amid the verdant landscape flow. 

Though in the paths of death I tread, 
With gloomy horrors overspread, 
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, 
For Thou, O Lord, art with me still ; 
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, 
And guide me through the dreadful shade. 

Though in a bare and rugged way, 
Through devious lonely wilds I stray, 
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile ; 
The barren wilderness shall smile 
With sudden greens and herbage crowned, 
And streams shall murmur all around. 

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C. M. 

BOW my forehead to the dust, 
I veil mine eyes for shame, 
And urge, in trembling self-distrust, 
A prayer without a claim. 



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2 No offering of mine own I have, 

Nor works my faith to prove ; 
I can but give the gifts He gave, 
And plead His love for love. 

3 I dimly guess, from blessings known, 

Of Greater out of sight ; 
And, with the chastened Psalmist, own 
His judgments too are right. 

4 And if my heart and flesh are weak 

To bear an untried pain, 
The bruised reed He will not break, 
But strengthen and sustain. 

5 I know not what the future hath 

Of marvel or surprise, 
Assured alone that life and death 
His mercy underlies. 

6 And so beside the silent sea 

I wait the muffled oar : 
No harm from Him can come to me 
On ocean or on shore. 

7 I know not where His islands lift 

Their fronded palms in air ; 
I only know I cannot drift 
Beyond His love and care. 

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Kgmtts of Salvation 

8 And Thou, O Lord, by whom are seen 
Thy creatures as they be, 
Forgive me if too close I lean 
My human heart on Thee. 



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546 c. m. 

JESUS, the very thought of Thee 
With sweetness fills my breast ; 
But sweeter far Thy face to see, 
And in Thy presence rest. 

2 Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, 

Nor can the memory find, 
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name, 
O Saviour of mankind. 

3 O Hope of every contrite heart, 

O Joy of all the meek, 
To those who fall, how kind Thou art ! 
How good to those who seek ! 

4 But what to those who find ? Ah, this 

Nor tongue nor pen can show : 
The love of Jesus, what it is 

None but His loved ones know. 

5 Jesus, our only Joy be Thou, 

As Thou our Prize wilt be ; 
Jesus, be Thou our Glory now, 
And through eternity. 



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7.6.7.6.D. 

COULD not do without Thee, 
O Saviour of the lost, 
Whose precious blood redeemed me 

At such tremendous cost ; 
Thy righteousness, Thy pardon, 
Thy precious blood, must be 
My only hope and comfort, 
My glory and my plea. 

I could not do without Thee, 

I cannot stand alone, 
I have no strength or goodness, 

No wisdom of my own ; 
But Thou, beloved Saviour, 

Art All in all to me, 
And weakness will be power, 

If leaning hard on Thee. 

I could not do without Thee, 

Jesus, Saviour dear ; 
E'en when my eyes are holden, 

1 know that Thou art near. 
How t dreary and how lonely 

This changeful life would be, 
Without the sweet communion. 
The secret rest with Thee ! 

I could not do without Thee ; 

No other friend can read 
The spirit's strange deep longings, 

Interpreting its need ; 
No human heart could enter 

Each dim recess of mine, 
And soothe, and hush, and calm it, 

O blessed Lord, but Thine. 
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IRpmns ot Saltation 

I could not do without Thee, 

For years are fleeting fast, 
And soon in solemn loneliness 

The river must be passed ; 
But Thou wilt never leave me, 

And though the waves roll high, 
I know Thou wilt be near me, 

And whisper, "It is I." 



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548 7-6.7-6-D. 

^O Thee, O dear, dear Saviour, 
My spirit turns for rest, 
My peace is in Thy favor, 

My pillow on Thy breast ; 
Though all the world deceive me, 

I know that I am Thine, 
And Thou wilt never leave me, 
O blessed Saviour mine. 

In Thee my trust abideth, 

On Thee my hope relies, 
O Thou whose love provideth 

For all beneath the skies ; 
O Thou whose mercy found me, 

From bondage set me free, 
And then for ever bound me 

With threefold cords to Thee. 

My grief is in the dulness 

With which this sluggish heart 

Doth open to the fulness 

Of all Thou wouldst impart ; 
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My joy is in Thy beauty 

Of holiness Divine, 
My comfort in the duty 

That binds my life in Thine. 

\ Alas, that I should ever 

Have failed in love to Thee, 
The only One who never 

Forgat or slighted me ! 
O for a. heart to love Thee 

More truly as I ought, 
And nothing place above Thee 

In deed, or word, or thought. 

5 O for that choicest blessing 

Of living in Thy love, 
And thus on earth possessing 

The peace of heaven above ; 
O for the bliss that by it 

The soul securely knows, 
The holy calm and quiet 

Of faith's serene repose. 



549 8.8.8.6. 

OHOLY Saviour, Friend unseen, 
Since on Thine arm Thou bidd'st me lean, 
Help me, throughout life's varying scene, 
By faith to cling to Thee. 

2 Blest with this fellowship Divine, 

Take what Thou wilt, I'll ne'er repine ; 
E'en as the branches to the vine, 
My soul would cling to Thee. 

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3 Far from her home, fatigued, oppressed, 
Here she has found her place of rest, 
An exile still, yet not unblest 

While she can cling to Thee. 

4 What though the world deceitful prove, 
And earthly friends and joys remove, 
With patient, uncomplaining love 

Still would I cling to Thee. 

5 Though faith and hope may long be tried, 
I ask not, need not aught beside ; 

How safe, how calm, how satisfied, 
The souls that cling- to Thee ! 

6 Blest is my lot, whate'er befall ; 
What can disturb me, who appal, 
While as my Strength, my Rock, my All, 

Saviour, I cline to Thee ? 



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LORD, I would delight in Thee, 
And on Thy care depend ; 
To Thee in every trouble flee, 
My best, my only Friend. 



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2 When all created streams are dried, 

Thy fulness is the same ; 
May I with this be satisfied, 
And glory in Thy Name. 

3 No good in creatures can be found, 

But may be found in Thee ; 
I must have all things, and abound, 
While God is God to me. 

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4 O that I had a stronger faith, 

To look within the veil ! 
To credit what my Saviour saith, 
Whose word can never fail ! 

5 He that has made my heaven secure, 

Will here all good provide ; 
While Christ is rich, can I be poor ? 
What can I want beside ? 

6 O Lord, I cast mv care on Thee ; 

I triumph and adore : 
Henceforth my great concern shall be 
To love and please Thee more. 



551 c. m. 

r Christ is mine, then all is mine, 
And more than angels know ; 
Both present things and things to come, 
And grace and glory too. 



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2 If He is mine, then, though He frown, 
He never will forsake ; 
His chastisements all work for good, 
And but His love bespeak. 



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If He is mine, I need not fear 
The rage of earth and hell ; 

He will support my feeble frame, 
And all their power repel. 

4 If He is mine, let friends forsake, 

And earthly comforts flee ; 

He, the Dispenser of all good, 

Is more than these to me. 

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5 If He is mine, I'll fearless pass 

Through death's tremendous vale 
He'll be my Comfort and my Stay 
When heart and flesh shall fail. 

6 Let Jesus tell me He is mine, 

I nothing want beside : 
My soul shall at the Fountain live 
When all the streams are dried. 



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552 8.7.8.7.D. 

'VE found a Friend; O such a Friend! 
He loved me ere I knew Him ; 
He drew me with the cords of love, 
And thus He bound me to Him ; 
And round my heart still closely twine 

Those ties which naught can sever, 
For I am His, and He is mine, 
For ever and for ever. 

2 I've found a Friend ; O such a Friend ! 
He bled, He died to save me ; 

And not alone the gift of life, 
But His own self He gave me. 

Naught that I have mine own I'll call, 
I'll hold it for the Giver ; 

My heart, my strength, my life, my all, 
Are His, and His for ever. 

3 I've found a Friend ; O such a Friend ! 
All power to Him is given, 

To guard me on my onward course, 
And bring me safe to heaven : 
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Eternal glory gleams afar, 
To nerve my faint endeavor : 

So now to watch, to work, to war ; 
And then to rest for ever. 

I've found a Friend ; O such a Friend, 

So kind and true and tender ! 
So wise a Counsellor and Guide, 

So mighty a Defender ! 
From Him who loves me now so well 

What power my soul shall sever ? 
Shall life or death, shall earth or hell ? 

No : I am His for ever. 



553 L - M - 

AWAKE, my soul, in joyful lays, 
And sing thy great Redeemer's praise ; 
He justly claims a song from me, 
His loving-kindness is so free. 

2 He saw me ruined in the fall, 
Yet loved me notwithstanding all, 
And saved me from my lost estate, 
His loving-kindness is so great. 

3 Through mighty hosts of cruel foes, 
Where earth and hell my way oppose, 
He safely leads my soul along, 

His loving-kindness is so strong. 

4 Often I feel my sinful heart 
Prone from my Jesus to depart ; 
And though I oft have Him forgot, 
His loving-kindness changes not. 

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5 So when I pass death's gloomy vale, 
And life and mortal powers shall fail, 
O may my last expiring breath 

His loving-kindness sing in death. 

6 Then shall I mount, and soar away 
To the bright world of endless day ; 
There shall I sing, with sweet surprise, 
His loving-kindness in the skies. 



554 C. M. 

ESUS, I love Thy charming Name, 
'Tis music to mine ear ; 
Fain would I sound it out so loud 
That earth and heaven should hear. 



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2 Yes, Thou art precious to my soul, 

My Transport and my Trust ; 
Jewels to Thee are gaudy toys, 
And gold is sordid dust. 

3 All my capacious powers can wish 

In Thee doth richly meet ; 
Not to mine eyes is light so dear, 
Nor friendship half so sweet. 

4 Thy grace still dwells upon my heart, 

And sheds its fragrance there ; 
The noblest balm of all its wounds, 
The cordial of its care. 



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555 c. m. 

KNOW that my Redeemer lives, 
And ever prays for me ; 
A token of His love He gives, 
A pledge of liberty. 

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2 I find Him lifting up my head ; 

He brings salvation near ; 
His presence makes me free indeed, 
And He will soon appear. 

3 He wills that I should holy be : 

Who can withstand His will ? 
The counsel of His grace in me 
He surely shall fulfil. 

4 Jesus, I hang upon Thy word : 

I steadfastly believe 
Thou wilt return and claim me, Lord, 
And to Thyself receive. 



556 C. M. 

OW sweet the Name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer's ear ! 
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 
And drives away his fear. 



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It makes the wounded spirit whole, 
And calms the troubled breast ; 

Tis Manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary Rest. 

Dear Name ! the Rock on which I build, 
My Shield and Hiding-place, 

My never-failing Treasury, filled 
With boundless stores of grace ; 

4 By Thee my prayers acceptance gain, 
Although with sin defiled ; 
Satan accuses me in vain, 
And 1 am owned a child. 

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5 Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King, 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 

6 Weak is the effort of my heart, 

And cold my warmest thought ; 
But when I see Thee as Thou art, 
I'll praise Thee as I ought. 

7 Till then I would Thy love proclaim 

With every fleeting breath ; 
And may the music of Thy Name 
Refresh my soul in death. 



557 C. M. 

Y God, I love Thee, not because 
I hope for heaven thereby, 
Nor yet because who love Thee not 
Must die eternally. 



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2 Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me 

Upon the cross embrace ; 
For me didst bear the nails and spear, 
And manifold disgrace ; 

3 And griefs and torments numberless, 

And sweat of agony ; 
E'en death itself; and all for one 
Who was Thine enemy. 

4 Then why, O blessed Jesus Christ, 

Should I not love Thee well ? 
Not for the hope of winning heaven, 
Or of escaping hell ; 
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5 Not with the hope of gaining aught, 

Not seeking a reward ; 
But as Thyself hast loved me, 
O ever-lovincr Lord ? 

6 E'en so I love Thee, and will love, 

And in Thy praise will sing ; 
Solely because Thou art my God, 
And my Eternal King. 

558 c. m. 

JESUS, these eyes have never seen 
That radiant form of Thine ; 
The veil of sense hangs dark between 
Thy blessed face and mine. 

2 I see Thee not, I hear Thee not, 

Yet art Thou oft with me ; 
And earth hath ne'er so dear a spot 
As where I meet with Thee. 

3 Like some bright dream that comes unsought, 

When slumbers o'er me roll, 
Thine image ever fills my thought, 
And charms my ravished soul. 

4 Yet though I have not seen, and still 

Must rest in faith alone ; 
I love Thee, dearest Lord, and will, 
Unseen, but not unknown. 

5 When death these mortal eyes shall seal, 

And still this throbbing heart, 
The rending veil shall Thee reveal, 
All glorious as Thou art. 
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559 8. 7 . 8. 7 . d. 

OVE Divine, all loves excelling, 

Joy of heaven, to earth come down ; 
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling, 
All Thy faithful mercies crown : 



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Jesus, Thou art all compassion, 
Pure, unbounded love Thou art ; 

Visit us with Thy salvation, 
Enter every trembling heart. 

2 Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit 

Into every troubled breast ; 
Let us all in Thee inherit, 

Let us find the promised rest : 

Take away the love of sinning ; 

Alpha and Omega be ; 
End of faith, as its Beginning, 

Set our hearts at liberty. 

3 Come, Almighty to deliver, 

Let us all Thy life receive ; 
Suddenly return, and never, 

Never more Thy temples leave. 

Thee we would be always blessing, 
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above, 

Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing, 
Glory in Thy perfect love. 

4 Finish, then, Thy new creation ; 

Pure and spotless let us be : 
Let us see Thy great salvation 
Perfectly restored in Thee; 
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Changed from glory into glory, 
Till in heaven we take our place, 

Till we cast our crowns before Thee, 
Lost in wonder, love, and praise. 



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iNE there is, above all others, 

Well deserves the name of Friend ; 
His is love beyond a brother's, 
Costly, free, and knows no end : 

They who once His kindness prove 
Find it everlasting love. 



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Which of all our friends, to save us, 

Could or would have shed their blood ? 
But our Jesus died to have us 
Reconciled in Him to God : 

This was boundless love indeed ; 
Jesus is a Friend in need. 

When He lived on earth abased, 

11 Friend of sinners" was His name ; 
Now above all glory raised, 
He rejoices in the same ; 

Still He calls them brethren, friends, 
And to all their wants attends. 

Could we bear from one another 
What He daily bears from us ? 
Yet this glorious Friend and Brother 
Loves us though we treat Him thus : 
Though for good we render ill, 
He accounts us brethren still. 
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O for grace our hearts to soften ! 

Teach us, Lord, at length to love ; 
We, alas ! forget too often 

What a Friend we have above : 

But when home our souls are brought, 
We will love Thee as we ought. 



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TMMORTAL Love, for ever full, 
^ For ever flowing free, 
For ever shared, for ever whole, 
A never-ebbing sea ! 

2 Our outward lips confess the Name 

All other names above ; 
Love only knoweth whence it came, 
And comprehendeth love. 

3 We may not climb the heavenly steeps 

To bring the Lord Christ down ; 
In vain we search the lowest deeps, 
For Him no depths can drown : 

4 But warm, sweet, tender, even yet 

A present Help is He ; 
And faith has still its Olivet, 
And love its Galilee. 

5 The healing of His seamless dress 

Is by our beds of pain ; 
We touch Him in life's throng and press, 
And we are whole again. 

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6 Through Him the first fond prayers are said 

Our lips of childhood frame ; 
The last low whispers of our dead 
Are burdened with His Name. 

7 Our Lord, and Master of us all, 

Whatever our name or sign, 
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call, 
We test our lives by Thine. 



562 l\m. 

Y God, the Spring of all my joys, 
The Life of my delights, 
The Glory of my brightest days, 
And Comfort of my nights ! 



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2 In darkest shades, if He appear, 

My dawning is begun ; 
He is my soul's bright Morning Star, 
And He my rising Sun. 

3 The opening heavens around me shine 

With beams of sacred bliss, 
While Jesus shows His heart is mine, 
And whispers I am His. 

4 My soul would leave this heavy clay 

At that transporting word ; 
Run up with joy the shining way 
To embrace my dearest Lord : 

5 Fearless of hell and ghastly death, 

I'd break through every foe ; 
The wings of love and arms of faith 
Should bear me conqueror through. 
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CM. 

AJESTIC sweetness sits enthroned 
Upon the Saviour's brow ; 
His head with radiant glories crowned, 
His lips with grace o'erflow. 



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2 No mortal can with Him compare, 

Amone the sons of men ; 
Fairer is He than all the fair 
That fill the heavenly train. 

3 He saw me plunged in deep distress, 

He Hew to my relief; 
For me He bore the shameful cross, 
And carried all my grief. 

4 To Him I owe my life and breath, 

And all the joys I have ; 
He makes me triumph over death, 
And saves me from the prave. 

5 To heaven, the place of His abode, 

He brings my weary feet ; 
Shows me the glories of my God, 
And makes my joys complete. 

6 Since from His bounty I receive 

Such proofs of love Divine, 
Had I a thousand hearts to give, 
Lord, they should all be Thine. 



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5(54 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

JESUS, my Lord, my God, my All, 
Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call ; 
Hear me, and from Thy dwelling-place 
Pour down the riches of Thy grace : 
Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore ; 
O make me love Thee more and more. 

2 Jesus, too late I Thee have sought ; 
How can I love Thee as I ought ? 
And how extol Thy matchless fame, 
The glorious beauty of Thy Name ? 

Jesus, my Lord, 1 Thee adore ; 

O make me love Thee more and more. 

3 Jesus, what didst Thou find in me 
That Thou hast dealt so lovingly ? 

How great the joy that Thou hast brought, 
So far exceeding hope or thought ! 

Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore ; 

O make me love Thee more and more. 

4 Jesus, of Thee shall be my song ; 
To Thee my heart and soul belong : 
All that I have or am is Thine ; 

And Thou, blest Saviour, Thou art mine : 
Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore ; 
O make me love Thee more and more. 

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JESUS, Thy boundless love to me 
No thought can reach, no tongue declare ; 
O knit my thankful heart to Thee, 
And reign without a rival there : 
Thine wholly, Thine alone, I am, 
Be Thou alone my constant Flame. 

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i!4v?mns of Salvation 

O grant that nothing in my soul 

May dwell, but Thy pure love alone ; 

() may Thy love possess me whole, 
My joy, my treasure, and my crown : 

Strange fires far from my soul remove ; 

My every act, word, thought, be love. 

O love, how cheering is thy ray ! 

All pain before thy presence flies : 
Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away, 

Where'er thy healing beams arise. 
O Jesus, nothing may I see, 
Or hear, or feel, or think, but Thee. 

Still let Thy love point out my w 7 ay ; 

How wondrous things Thy love hath wrought ! 
Still lead me, lest I go astray ; 

Direct my work, inspire my thought ; 
And if I fall, soon may I hear 
Thy voice, and know that love is near. 

In suffering, be Thy love my peace ; 

In weakness, be Thy love my power ; 
And when the storms of life shall cease, 

Jesus, in that important hour, 
In death, as life, be Thou my Guide, 
And save me, who for me hast died. 



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566 7.6.7AD. 

LAMB of God, still keep me 
Near to Thy wounded side ; 
'Tis only there in safety 
And peace I can abide. 
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What foes and snares surround me, 
What doubts and fears within ! 

The orace fa^t sought and found me 
Alone can keep me clean. 

'Tis only in Thee hiding, 

I know my life secure ; 
Only in Thee abiding, 

The conflict can endure : 
Thine arm the victory gaineth 

O'er every hateful foe ; 
Thy love my heart sustaineth 

In all its care and woe. 

Soon shall my eyes behold Thee, 

With rapture, face to face ; 
One-half hath not been told me 

Of all Thy power and grace ; 
Thy beauty, Lord, and glory, 

The wonders of Thy love, 
Shall be the endless story 

Of all Thy saints above. 



567 7-7.7.7. 

CHRIST, of all my hopes the Ground, 
Christ, the Spring of all my joy, 
Still in Thee may I be found, 

Still for Thee my powers employ. 

2 Fountain of overflowing grace, 
Freely from Thy fulness give ; 
Till I close my earthly race, 

May I prove it "Christ to live." 

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IHpmns of Salvation 

3 Firmly trusting in Thy blood, 

Nothing shall my heart confound ; 
Safely I shall pass the flood, 

Safely reach Emmanuel's ground. 

4 When I touch the blessed shore, 

Back the closing waves shall roll ; 
Death's dark stream shall nevermore 
Part from Thee my ravished soul. 

5 Thus, O thus, an entrance give 

To the land of cloudless sky ; 

Having known it " Christ to live," 

Let me know it "gain to die." 



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568 8.8.8.8.6. 

LOVE that wilt not let me go, 
I rest my w r eary soul in Thee ; 
I give Thee back the life I owe, 
That in Thine ocean depths its flow 
May richer, fuller be. 



O Light that followest all my way, 

I yield my flickering torch to Thee ; 
My heart restores its borrowed ray, 
That in Thy sunshine's blaze its day 
May brighter, fairer be. 

Joy that seekest me through pain, 
I cannot close my heart to Thee ; 

1 trace the rainbow through the rain, 
And feel the promise is not vain 

That morn shall tearless be. 

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4 O Cross that liftest up my head, 
I dare not ask to fly from Thee ; 

1 lay in dust life's glory dead. 

And from the ground there blossoms red 
Life that shall endless be. 

569 7.6.7-6.7.7. 

JESUS, Sun and Shield art Thou ; 
Sun and Shield for ever : 
Never canst Thou cease to shine, 

Cease to guard us never. 
Cheer our steps as on we go, 
Come between us and the foe. 

2 Jesus, Bread and Wine art Thou, 

Wine and Bread for ever : 
Never canst Thou cease to feed, 

Or refresh us never. 
Feed we still on Bread Divine, 
Drink we still this heavenly Wine. 

3 Jesus, Love and Life art Thou, 

Life and Love for ever : 
Ne'er to quicken shalt Thou cease, 

Or to love us never. 
All of life and love we need 
Is in Thee, in Thee indeed. 

4 Jesus, Peace and Joy art Thou, 

Joy and Peace for ever : 
Joy that fades not, changes not, 

Peace that leaves us never. 
Joy and peace we have in Thee, 
Now and through eternity. 
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IHpmns of Salvation 

5 Jesus, Song and Strength art Thou, 
Strength and Song for ever : 
Strength that never can decay, 

Song that ceaseth never. 
Still to us this strength and song 
Through eternal days prolong. 



570 s. m. 

Y spirit on Thy care, 
Blest Saviour, I recline ; 
Thou wilt not leave me to despair, 
For Thou art Love Divine. 



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2 In Thee I place my trust, 

On Thee I calmly rest ; 
I know Thee good, I know Thee just, 
And count Thy choice the best. 

3 Whate'er events betide, 

Thy will they all perform ; 
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, 
Nor fear the coming storm. 

4 Let good or ill befall, 

It must be good for me ; 
Secure of having Thee in all, 
Of having all in Thee. 



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PEACE, perfect peace, in this dark world of 
sin? 
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within. 

Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed? 
To do the will of Jesus, this is rest. 

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3 Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round? 
On Jesus' bosom naught but calm is found. 

4 Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away ? 
In Jesus' keeping we are safe, and they. 

5 Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown ? 
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne. 

6 Peace, perfect peace, death shadowing us and 

ours ? 
Jesus has vanquished death and all its powers. 

7 It is enough : earth's struggles soon shall cease,. 
And Jesus call us to heaven's perfect peace. 



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572 8.8.8.4. 

MY God, is any hour so sweet, 
From blush of morn to evening star, 
As that which calls me to Thy feet, 
The hour of prayer ? 



2 Blest is that tranquil hour of morn, 

And blest that solemn hour of eve, 
When, on the wings of prayer upborne, 
The world I leave. 

3 Then is my strength by Thee renewed ; 

Then are my sins by Thee forgiven ; 
Then dost Thou cheer my solitude 
With hopes of heaven, 
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4 No words can tell what sweet relief 

There for my every want I find ; 
What strength for warfare, balm for grief, 
What peace of mind ! 

5 Hushed is each doubt, gone every fear ; 

My spirit seems in heaven to stay ; 
And e'en the penitential tear 
Is wiped away. 



6 Lord, till I reach yon blissful shore, 
No privilege so dear shall be 
As thus my inmost soul to pour 
In prayer to Thee. 

573 C. M. 

PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire, 
Uttered or unexpressed, 
The motion of a hidden fire 
That trembles in the breast. 

2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh, 

The falling of a tear, 
The upward glancing of an eye 
When none but God is near. 

3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech 

That infant lips can try ; 
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach 
The Majesty on high. 

4 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice 

Returning from his ways, 
While angels in their songs rejoice, 
And cry, 44 Behold, he prays." 

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5 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, 

The Christian's native air, 
His watchword at the gates of death ; 
He enters heaven with prayer. 

6 O Thou, by whom we come to God, 

The Life, the Truth, the Way, 
The path of prayer Thyself hast trod ; 
Lord, teach us how to pray. 

574 C. M. 

THERE is an eye that never sleeps 
Beneath the wing of night ; 
There is an ear that never shuts 
When sink the beams of light ; 

2 There is an arm that never tires 

When human strength gives way ; 
There is a love that never fails 
When earthly loves decay. 

3 That eye is fixed on seraph throngs ; 

That arm upholds the sky ; 
That ear is filled with an^el son^s ; 
That love is throned on hioh. 



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4 But there's a power which man can wield 
When mortal aid is vain, 
That eye, that arm, that love to reach, 
That listening ear to grain. 



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That power is prayer, which soars on high, 

Through Jesus, to the throne, 
And moves the hand which moves the world 



To bring salvation down. 

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IRsmns of Salvation 

575 7-5-7-5-7-5- 

HEN the weary, seeking- rest, 
To Thy goodness flee ; 
When the heavy-laden cast 

All their load on Thee ; 
When the troubled, seeking peace, 

On Thy Name shall call ; 
When the sinner, seeking life, 
At Thy feet shall fall : 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 

When the worldling, sick at heart, 

Lifts his soul above ; 
When the prodigal looks back 

To his Father's love ; 
When the proud man, in his pride, 

Stoops to seek Thy face ; 
When the burdened brings his guilt 

To Thy throne of grace : 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 



When the stranger asks a home, 

All his toils to end ; 
When the hungry craveth food, 

And the poor a friend ; 
When the sailor on the wave 

Bows the fervent knee ; 
When the soldier on the field 

Lifts his heart to Thee : 
Hear then in love, () Lord, the cry 
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 

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prager 

When the man of toil and care 

In the city crowd ; 
When the shepherd on the moor 

Names the Name of God ; 
When the learned and the high, 

Tired of earthly fame, 
Upon higher joys intent, 

Name the blessed Name : 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 

When the child, with grave fresh lip, 

Youth or maiden fair ; 
When the aged, weak and gray, 

Seek Thy face in prayer ; 
When the widow weeps to Thee, 

Sad and lone and low ; 
When the orphan brings to Thee 

All his orphan woe : 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 



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576 6.6.6.6. 

THOU that hearest prayer, 
Attend our humble cry, 
And let Thy servants share 
Thy blessing from on high : 
We plead the promise of Thy word ; 
Grant us Thy Holy Spirit, Lord. 

If earthly parents hear 

Their children when they cry, 

It the\', with love sincere, 

Their children's wants supply, 

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M»mns of Salvation 

Much more wilt Thou Thy love display, 
And answer when Thy children pray. 

3 Our heavenly Father, Thou ! 

We, children of Thy grace ! 
O let Thy Spirit now 

Descend, and fill the place ; 
That all may feel the heavenly ilame, 
And all unite to praise Thy Name. 

4 And send Thy Spirit down 

On all the nations, Lord, 
With great success to crown 

The preaching of Thy word ; 
Till heathen lands shall own Thy sway, 
And cast their idol-gods away. 

577 7-77.7. 

COME, my soul, thy suit prepare : 
Jesus loves to answer prayer ; 
He Himself has bid thee pray, 
Therefore will not say thee nay. 

2 Thou art coming to a King", 
Large petitions with thee bring ; 
For His grace and power are such, 
None can ever ask too much. 

3 With my burden I begin : 
Lord, remove this load of sin ; 
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt, 
Set my conscience tree from guilt. 

4 Lord, I come to Thee for rest, 
Take possession of my breast ; 

502 



praper 

There Thy blood-bought right maintain, 
And without a rival reign. 

5 While I am a pilgrim here, 
Let Thy love my spirit cheer ; 

As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend, 
Lead me to my journey's end. 

6 Show me what I have to do, 
Every hour my strength renew : 
Let me live a life of faith, 

Let me die Thy people's death. 



578 7-7-7-7-7-7- 

SON of Man, to Thee I cry ; 
By the wondrous mystery 
Of Thy dwelling here on earth, 
By Thy pure and holy birth, 
Lord, Thy presence let me see, 
Manifest Thyself to me. 

2 Lamb of God, to Thee I cry ; 
By Thy bitter agony, 

By Thy pangs, to us unknown, 
By Thy spirit's parting groan, 
Lord, Thy presence let me see, 
Manifest Thyself to me. 

3 Prince of Life, to Thee I cry ; 
By Thy glorious majesty, 

By Thy triumph o'er the grave, 
Meek to suffer, strong to save, 
Lord, Thy presence let me see, 
Manifest Thyself to me. 
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IHEinns of Salvation 

4 Lord of Glory, God Most High, 
Man exalted to the sky, 
With Thy love my bosom fill ; 
Prompt me now to do Thy will ; 
Then Thy presence let me see, 
Manifest Thyself to me. 

579 C. M. 

\ yl 7HEN cold our hearts, and far from Thee 
V V Our wandering spirits stray, 
And thoughts and lips move heavily, 
Lord, teach us how to pray. 

2 Too vile to venture near Thy Throne, 

Too poor to turn away ; 
Our only voice, — Thy Spirit's groan, — 
Lord, teach us how to pray. 

3 We know not how to seek Thy face, 

Unless Thou lead the way ; 
We have no words, unless Thy grace, 
Lord, teach us how to pray. 

4 Here every thought and fond desire 

We on Thine altar lay ; 
And when our souls have caught Thy fire, 
Lord, teach us how to pray. 



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580 8.7.8.7. with Refrain. 

ORD, I hear of showers of blessing 
Thou art scattering: full and free, 
Showers the thirsty land refreshing ; 
Let some drops descend on me, 
Even me, even me, 
Let some drops descend on me. 
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Ipravcr 

2 Pass me not, O gracious Father, 

Sinful though my heart may be ; 
Thou might' st pass me, but the rather 
Let Thy mercy light on me, 
Even me. 

3 Pass me not, O tender Saviour, 

Let me love and cling to Thee ; 
I am longing for Thy favor ; 

When Thou comest, call for me, 
Even me. 

4 Pass me not, O mighty Spirit, 

Thou canst make the blind to see ; 
Witnesser of Jesus' merit, 

Speak the word of power to me, 
Even me. 

5 Have I long in sin been sleeping, 

Long been slighting, grieving Thee ? 
Has the world my heart been keeping? 
O forgive and rescue me, 
Even me. 

6 Love of God, so pure and changeless, 

Blood of God, so rich and free, 
Grace of God, so strong and boundless, 
Magnify them all in me, 
Even me. 

7 Pass me not, this lost one bringing, 

Satan's slave Thy child shall be ; 
All my heart to Thee is springing : 
Blessing others, O bless me, 
Even me. 

The foregoing hymn may be sung without the refrain. 

505 



Hgmns of Salvation 

L. M. 

'ROM every stormy wind that blows, 
From every swelling tide of woes, 
There is a calm, a sure retreat ; 
'Tis found beneath the mercy-seat. 



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There is a place where Jesus sheds 
The oil of gladness on our heads, 
A place than all besides more sweet ; 
It is the blood-stained mercy-seat. 

There is a spot where spirits blend, 
Where friend holds fellowship with friend, 
Though sundered far ; by faith they meet 
Around the common mercy-seat. 

4 Ah, whither could we flee for aid, 
When tempted, desolate, dismayed, 
Or how the hosts of hell defeat, 
Had suffering saints no mercy-seat ? 

5 There, there on eagle wings we soar, 
And time and sense seem all no more, 
And heaven comes down our souls to greet, 
And glory crowns the mercy-seat. 

6 O may my hand forget her skill, 
My tongue be silent, cold, and still, 
This bounding heart forget to beat, 
If I forget the mercy-seat. 



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ORD of mercy and of might, 
' Of mankind the Life and Light, 
Maker, Teacher Infinite, 
Jesus, hear and save. 
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fl>ra\?er 

Strong Creator, Saviour mild, 
Humbled to a mortal child, 
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled, 
Jesus, hear and save. 

Throned above celestial things, 
Borne aloft on angels' wings, 
Lord of lords, and King of kings, 
Jesus, hear and save. 

4 Soon to come to earth again, 
Judge of angels and of men, 
Hear us now, and hear us then, 
Jesus, hear and save. 

583 s. m. 

BEHOLD the throne of grace ! 
The promise calls me near : 
There Jesus shows a smiling face, 
And waits to answer prayer. 

2 My soul, ask what thou wilt ; 

Thou canst not be too bold ; 
Since His own blood for thee He spilt, 
What else can He withhold? 

3 Thine image, Lord, bestow, 

Thy presence and Thy love ; 

I ask to serve Thee here below, 

And reign with Thee above. 

4 Teach me to live by faith ; 

Conform my will to Thine ; 
Let me victorious be in death, 
And then in glory shine. 

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Hpmns of Salvation 
584 s. m. 

SWEET is Thy mercy, Lord ; 
Before Thy mercy-seat 
My soul, adoring, pleads Thy word, 
And owns Thy mercy sweet. 

2 My need and Thy desires 

Are all in Christ complete ; 
Thou hast the justice truth requires, 
And I Thy mercy sweet. 

3 Where'er Thy Name is blest, 

Where'er Thy people meet, 

There I delight in Thee to rest, 

And find Thy mercy sweet. 

4 Light Thou my weary way, 

Lead Thou my wandering feet, 
That while I stay on earth I may 
Still find Thy mercy sweet. 

5 Thus shall the heavenly host 

Hear all my songs repeat 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
My joy, Thy mercy sweet. 



aspiration 

S. M. 
[LEST are the pure in heart, 
For they shall see our God ; 
The secret of the Lord is theirs, 
Their soul is Christ's abode. 
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2 The Lord, who left the sky 

Our life and peace to bring - , 
And dwelt in lowliness with men, 
Their Pattern and their King, — 

3 Still to the lowly soul 

He doth Himself impart ; 
And for His cradle and His throne 
Chooseth the pure in heart. 

4 Lord, we Thy presence seek ; 

Ours may this blessing be ; 
O give the pure and lowly heart, 
A temple meet for Thee. 



586 c. m. 

FOR a closer walk with God, 
A calm and heavenly frame, 
A light to shine upon the road 
That leads me to the Lamb ! 



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2 Where is the blessedness I knew 

When first I saw the Lord ? 
Where is the soul-refreshing view 
Of Jesus and His word ? 

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed ! 

How sweet their memory still ! 
But they have left an aching void 
The world can never fill. 

4 Return, O Holy Dove ; return, 

Sweet Messenger of rest : 
I hate the sins that made Thee mourn 
And drove Tlu-r from my breast, 
509 



Hgmns of Salvation 

The dearest idol I have known, 

Whate'er that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from Thy throne, 

And worship only Thee. 

So shall my walk be close with God, 
Calm and serene my frame ; 

So purer light shall mark the road 
That leads me to the Lamb. 



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587 c. m. 

S pants the hart for cooling streams 
When heated in the chase, 
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee, 
And Thy refreshing grace. 

2 For Thee, my God, the living God, 
My thirsty soul doth pine ; 

O when shall I behold Thy Face, 
Thou Majesty Divine ! 

3 Why restless, why cast down, my soul ? 
Trust God ; and He'll employ 

His aid for thee, and change these sighs 
To thankful hymns of joy. 

4 Why restless, why cast down, my soul ? 
Hope still ; and thou shalt sing 

The praise of Him who is thy God, 
Thy health's eternal Spring. 






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r HFN I can read my title clear 
To mansions in the skies, 
1 bid farewell to every fear, 
And wipe my weeping eyes. 
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2 Should earth against my soul engage, 

And hellish darts be hurled, 
Then I can smile at Satan's rage, 
And face a frowning world. 

3 Let cares like a wild deluge come, 

And storms of sorrow fall. 
May I but safely reach my home, 
My God, my heaven, my all : 

4 There shall I bathe my w r eary soul 

In seas of heavenly rest, 
And not a wave of trouble roll 
Across my peaceful breast. 

589 8-7.8.7- 

COME, Thou Fount of every blessing, 
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace ; 
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
Call for songs of loudest praise. 

2 Teach me some melodious sonnet, 

Sung by flaming tongues above ; 
Praise the mount ! I'm fixed upon it, 
Mount of God's unchanging love ! 

3 Here I raise my Ebenezer ; 

Hither by Thy help I'm come ; 
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, 
Safely to arrive at home. 

4 Jesus sought me when a stranger, 

Wandering from the fold of God; 
He, to rescue me from danger, 
Interposed with precious blood. 
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lHv»mns of Salvation 

5 O to grace how great a debtor 

Daily I'm constrained to be ! 
Let that ^race now, like a fetter, 
Bind my wandering heart to Thee. 

6 Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it ; 

Prone to leave the God I love ; 
Here's my heart ; O take and seal it, 
Seal it from Thy courts above. 



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590 7.6.7.6.7.7.7.6. 

ISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings, 
Thy better portion trace ; 
Rise from transitory things 

Towards heaven, thy native place. 
Sun and moon and stars decay, 
Time shall soon this earth remove ; 
Rise, my soul, and haste away 
To seats prepared above. 

2 Rivers to the ocean run, 
Nor stay in all their course ; 

Fire ascending seeks the sun ; 

Both speed them to their source : 
So my soul, derived from God, 
Pants to view His glorious face, 
Forward tends to His abode, 

To rest in His embrace. 

3 Fly me riches, fly me cares, 
Whilst I that coast explore ; 

Flattering world, with all thy snares. 

Solicit mc no more 
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aspiration 

Pilgrims fix not here their home ; 
Strangers tarry but a night ; 
When the last dear morn is come, 
They'll rise to joyful light. 

4 Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn, 
Press onward to the prize ; 
Soon our Saviour will return 

Triumphant in the skies : 
Yet a season, and you know 
Happy entrance will be given, 
All our sorrows left below, 

And earth exchanged for heaven. 



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591 c. m. 

FOR a faith that will not shrink 
Though pressed by many a foe, 
That will not tremble on the brink 
Of poverty or woe ; 



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2 That will not murmur nor complain 

Beneath the chastening rod, 
But in the hour of grief or pain 
Can lean upon its God ; 

3 A faith that shines more bright and clear 

When tempests rage without, 
That, when in danger, knows no fear, 
In darkness feels no doubt ; 

4 A faith that keeps the narrow way 

Till life's last spark is iled, 
And with a pure and heavenly ray 
Lights up a dying bed. 

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)4$mns ot Salvation 

5 Lord, give me such a faith as this, 
And then, whatever may come, 
I taste e'en now the hallowed bliss 
Of an eternal home. 



592 C. M. 

VERY God of very God, 
And very Light of Light, 
Whose feet this earth's dark valley trod, 
That so it might be bright ; 



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2 Our hopes are weak, our fears are strong. 

Thick darkness blinds our eyes ; 
Cold is the night, and O, we long 
That Thou, our Sun, wouldst rise ! 

3 And even now, though dull and gray, 

The east is brightening fast, 
And kindling to the perfect day 
That never shall be past. 

4 O guide us till our path is done, 

And we have reached the shore 
Where Thou, our everlasting Sun, 
Art shining evermore. 

5 We wait in faith, and turn our face 

To where the daylight springs, 
Till Thou shalt come, our gloom to chase, 
With healing in Thy wines 

6 To God the Father power and might 

Both now and ever be ; 
To Ilim that is the Light of Light 

And, Holy Ghost, to Thee. 

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593 

OFOR a heart to praise my God, 
A heart from sin set fn 
A heart that always feels Thy blood, 
So freely spilt for me ! 



C. M. 



2 A heart resigned, submissive, meek, 

My great Redeemer's throne ; 
Where only Christ is heard to speak, 
Where Jesus reigns alone ; 

3 A humble, lowly, contrite heart, 

Believing, true, and clean, 
Which neither life nor death can part 
From Him that dwells within ; 

4 A heart in every thought renewed, 

And full of love Divine ; 
Perfect, and right, and pure, and good, 
A copy, Lord, of Thine. 

5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart ; 

Come quickly from above ; 
Write Thy new Name upon my heart, 
Thy new, best Name of Love. 



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594 6. s .6. 

'ORWARD ! be our watchword, 
Steps and voices joined; 
Seek the things before us, 

Not a look behind : 
Burns the fiery pillar 

At our army's head ; 
Who shall dream of shrinking, 
By Jehovah led ? 
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M\?mns ct Salvation 

Forward through the desert, 
Through the toil and fight ; 

Jordan flows before us, 
Zion beams with light. 

Forward, flock of Jesus, 
Salt of all the earth, 
Till each yearning purpose 
Spring to glorious birth : 
Sick, they ask for healing, 

Blind, they grope for day ; 
Pour upon the nations 
Wisdom's loving ray. 
Forward, out of error, 

Leave behind the night ; 
Forward through the darkness, 
Forward into light ! 

Glories upon glories 

Hath our God prepared, 
By the souls that love Him 

One day to be shared ; 
Eye hath not beheld them, 

Ear hath never heard ; 
Nor of these hath uttered 
Thought or speech a word. 
Forward, marching eastward 

Where the heaven is bright, 
Till the veil be lifted, 
Till our faith be sight. 

Far o'er yon horizon 

Rise the city towers, 
Where our God abideth ; 

That fair home is ours : 

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aspiration 

Flash the streets with jasp< 

Shine the gates with gold ; 
Flows the gladdening river, 
Shedding joys untold. 
Thither, onward thither, 

In Jehovah's might ; 
Pilgrims to your country, 
Forward into light ! 

5 To the Father's glory 
Loudest anthems raise, 
To the Son and Spirit 

Echo songs of praise ; 
To the Lord Jehovah, 

Blessed Three in One, 
Be by men and angels 
Endless honor done. 

Weak are earthly praises, 

Dull the songs of night : 
Forward into triumph, 
Forward into light ! 

595 10. 4.10.4. 

I DO not ask, O Lord, that life may be 
A pleasant road ; 
I do not ask that Thou woulclst take from me 
Aught of its load. 

2 I do not ask that (lowers should always spring 
Beneath my feet ; 

I know too well the poison and the sting 
Of things too sweet. 
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frtvmns of Salvation 

3 For one thing only, Lord, dear Lord, I plead: 

Lead me aright, 
Though strength should falter and though heart 
should bleed, 
Through peace to light. 

4 I do not ask, () Lord, that Thou shouldst shed 

Full radiance here ; 
Give but a ray of peace, that I may tread 
Without a fear. 

5 I do not ask my cross to understand, 

My way to see ; 
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand, 
And follow Thee. 

6 Joy is like restless day ; but peace Divine 

Like quiet night : 
Lead me, O Lord, till perfect day shall shine, 
Through peace to light. 

596 8.8.8.8 8.8. 

THOU hidden Love of God, whose height, 
Whose depth unfathomed, no man knows, 
I see from far Thy beauteous light, 

Inly I sigh for Thy repose ; 
My heart is pained, nor can it be 
At rest till it finds rest in Thee. 

2 'Tis mercy all, that Thou hast brought 
My mind to seek her peace in Thee; 
Wt while I seek, but find Thee not, 

No peace my wandering soul shall see : 
( ) when shall all my wanderings end, 
And all my steps to Thee-ward tend! 

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aspiration 

3 Is there a thing beneath the sun 

That strives with Thee my heart to share? 
Ah ! tear it thence, and reign alone, 

The Lord of every motion there ; 
Then shall my heart from earth be free, 
When it has found repose in Thee. 

4 O Love, Thy sovereign aid impart 

lb save me from low-thoughted care ; 
Chase this self-will through all my heart, 

Through all its latent mazes there ; 
Make me Thy duteous child, that I 
Ceaseless may k< Abba, Father," cry. 

5 Each moment draw from earth away 

My heart, that lowly waits Thy call ; 
Speak to my inmost soul, and say, 

"I am thy Love, thy God, thy All." 
To feel Thy power, to hear Thy voice, 
To taste Thy love, be all my choice. 



597 8.8.8.8.8. 

O LIGHT, whose beams illumine all 
From twilight dawn to perfect day, 
Shine Thou before the shadows fall 

That lead our wandering feet astray ; 
At morn and eve Thy radiance pour, 
That youth may love, and age adore. 

2 O Way, through whom our souls draw near 
To yon eternal home of peace, 
Where perfect love shall cast out fear, 

And earth's vain toil and wandering cease, 
In strength or weakness may we see 
Our heavenward path, () Lord, through Thee. 

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Mv?mn3 of Salvation 

3 O Truth, before whose shrine we bow, 

Thou priceless Pearl for all who seek, 
To Thee our earliest strength we vow, 

Thy love will bless the pure and meek ; 
When dreams or mists beguile our sight, 
Turn Thou our darkness into light. 

4 O Life, the Well that ever flows 

To slake the thirst of those that faint, 
Thy power to bless what seraph knows ? 

Thy joy supreme what words can paint ? 
In earth's last hour of fleeting breath 
Be Thou our Conqueror over death. 

5 O Light, O Way, O Truth, O Life, 

O Jesus, born mankind to save, 
Give Thou Thy peace in deadliest strife, 

Shed Thou Thy calm on stormiest wave ; 
Be Thou our Hope, our Joy, our Dread, 
Lord of the living- and the dead. 



598 L. m 

THOU, to whose all-searching sight 
The darkness shineth as the light, 
Search, prove my heart ; it pants for Thee ; 
O burst these bands, and set it free. 



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2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross ; 
Nail my affections to the cross ; 
Hallow each thought ; let all within 
Be clean, as Thou, my Lord, art clean. 

3 If in this darksome wild I stray, 

15c Thou my Light, be Thou my Way; 
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aspiration 

No foes, no violence I fear, 

No harm, while Thou, my God, art near. 

4 When rising floods my head o'erflow, 
When sinks my heart in waves of woe, 
Jesus, Thy timely aid impart, 

And raise my head, and cheer my heart. 

5 Saviour, where'er Thy steps I see, 
Dauntless, untired, I follow Thee : 
O let Thy hand support me still, 
And lead me to Thy holy hill. 

6 If rough and thorny be my way, 
My strength proportion to my day ; 
Till toil and grief and pain shall cease 
Where all is calm and joy and peace. 

599 io.io.io.io. 

LEAD us, O Father, in the paths of peace ; 
Without Thy guiding hand we go astray, 
And doubts appal, and sorrows still increase : 
Lead us through Christ, the true and living 
Way. 

2 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of truth ; 

Unhelped by Thee, in error s maze we grope, 
While passion stains and folly dims our youth, 
And age comes on uncheered by faith and 
hope. 

3 Lead us, () Father, in the paths of right ; 

Blindly we stumble when we walk alone, 
Involved in shadows of a moral night ; 
Only with Thee we journey safely on. 
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Lead us, O Father, to Thy heavenly rest, 

However rough and steep the path may be ; 

Through joy or sorrow, as Thou deemest best, 
Until our lives are perfected in Thee. 



600 l. m. 

Y God, permit me not to be 

A stranger to myself and Thee ; 
Amidst a thousand thoughts I rove, 
Forgetful of my highest love. 



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2 Why should my passions mix with earth, 
And thus debase my heavenly birth ? 
Why should I cleave to things below, 
And let my God, my Saviour, go ? 

3 Call me away from flesh and sense : 

One sovereign word can draw me thence ; 
I would obey the voice Divine 
And all inferior joys resign. 

4 Be earth, with all her scenes, withdrawn, 
Let noise and vanity be gone ; 

In secret silence of the mind 

My heaven, and there my God, I find. 

gOl 6.4.6.4.6.6.4. 

NEARER, my God, to Thee, 
Nearer to Thee ! 
E'en though it be a cross 

That raiseth me ; 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 
Nearer to Thee ! 
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2 Though like the wanderer, 

The sun gone clown. 
Darkness be over me, 

My rest a stone ; 
Yet in my dreams I'd be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 

3 There let the way appear, 

Steps unto heaven : 
All that Thou send'st to me 

In mercy given : 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 

4 Then, with my waking thoughts 

Bright with Thy praise, 
Out of my stony griefs 

Bethel 1*11 raise ; 
So by my woes to be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 

5 Or if on joyful wing 

Cleaving the sky, 
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, 

Upwards I fly, 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 



523 



M' 



IHpmns of Salvation 

6.4.6.4.6.6.4. 
ORE love to Thee, O Christ, 
More love to Thee ! 
Hear Thou the prayer I make 

On bended knee ; 
This is my earnest plea, 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 
More love to Thee ! 

Once earthly joy I craved, 

Sought peace and rest ; 
Now Thee alone I seek, 

Give what is best : 
This all my prayer shall be, 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee ! 

Let sorrow do its work, 

Send grief and pain ; 
Sweet are Thy messengers, 

Sweet their refrain, 
When they can sing with me, 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee ! 

Then shall my latest breath 

Whisper Thy praise ; 
This be the parting cry 

My heart shall raise, 
This still its prayer shall be, 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee ! 



524 



o 



aspiration 

7.6.7.6.D. 
ONE with God the Father 
In majesty and might, 
The Brightness of His glory, 

Eternal Light of Light, 
O'er this our home of darkness 
Thy rays are streaming now ; 
The shadows flee before Thee, 
The world's true Light art Thou. 

Yet, Lord, we see but darkly : 

O heavenly Light, arise, 
Dispel these mists that shroud us, 

And hide Thee from our eyes. 
We long to track the footprints 

That Thou Thyself hast trod ; 
We long to see the pathway 

That leads to Thee our God. 

O Jesus, shine around us 

With radiance of Thy grace ; 
O Jesus, turn upon us 

The brightness of Thy face. 
We need no star to guide us, 

As on our way v/e press, 
If Thou Thy light vouchsafest, 

O Sun of Righteousness. 



604 l m. 

TIS by the faith of joys to come 
We walk through deserts dark as night : 
Till we arrive at heaven, our home, 
Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 

525 



ftgmns of Salvation 

2 The want of sight she well supplies ; 

She makes the pearly gates appear ; 
Far into distant worlds she pries, 
And brings eternal glories near. 

3 Cheerful we tread the desert through, 

While faith inspires a heavenly ray ; 
Though lions roar and tempests blow, 
And rocks and dangers fill the way. 

4 So Abram, by Divine command, 

Left his own house to walk with God ; 
His faith beheld the promised land, 
And fired his zeal along the road. 

605 c. m 

WALK in the light : so shalt thou know 
That fellowship of love 
His Spirit only can bestow, 
Who reigns in light above. 

2 Walk in the light : and sin abhorred 

Shall ne'er defile again ; 
The blood of Jesus Christ thy Lord 
Shall cleanse from every stain. 

3 Walk in the light : and thou shalt find 

Thy heart made truly His 
Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined, 
In whom no darkness is. 

4 Walk in the light : and thou shalt own 

Thy darkness passed away, 
Because that Light hath on thee shone 
In which is perfect day. 

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Bspiratfon 

5 Walk in the light : and e'en the tomb 

No fearful shade shall wear ; 
Glory shall chase away its gloom, 
For Christ hath conquered there. 

6 Walk in the light: and thine shall be 

A path, though thorny, bright ; 
For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee, 
And God Himself is Light. 



606 . s M 

EVERLASTING Light, 
Giver of dawn and day, 
Dispeller of the ancient night 
In which creation lav ; 



o 



2 O Everlasting Light, 

Shine graciously within ; 
Brightest of all on earth that's bright, 
Come, shine away my sin. 



d 



O Everlasting Truth, 

Truest of all that's true, 
Sure Guide of erring age and youth, 

Lead me, and teach me too. 

4 O Everlasting Strength, 

Uphold me in the way ; 
Bring me, in spite of foes, at length 
To joy and light and day. 

5 O Everlasting Love, 

Wellspring of grace and peace, 
Pour down Thy fulness (vnvi above, 
Bid doubt and trouble cease. 



IHpmns of Salvation 

6 O Everlasting Rest, 

Lift off life's load of care ; 
Relieve, revive this burdened breast, 
And every sorrow bear. 

7 Thou art in heaven our All, 

Our All on earth art Thou ; 
Upon Thy glorious Name we call, 
Lord Jesus, bless us now. 

607 c. m. 

WE bless Thee for Thy peace, O God, 
Deep as the unfathomed sea, 
Which falls like sunshine on the road 
Of those who trust in Thee. 

2 We ask not, Father, for repose 

Which comes from outward rest, 
If we may have through all life's woes 
Thy peace within our breast : 

3 That peace which suffers and is strong, 

Trusts where it cannot see, 
Deems not the trial-way too long, 
But leaves the end with Thee : 

4 That peace which flows serene and deep, 

A river in the soul, 
Whose banks a living verdure keep, 
God's sunshine o'er the whole. 

5 O Father, give our hearts this peace, 

Whate'er the outward be, 
Till all life's discipline shall cease, 
And we go home to Thee. 

528 



aspiration 
608 s M 

BEHOLD what wondrous grace 
The Father has bestowed 
On sinners of a mortal race, 
To call them sons of God ! 



2 Nor doth it yet appear 

How great we must be made ; 
But when we see our Saviour here, 
We shall be like our Head. 

3 A hope so much Divine 

May trials well endure, 
May purge our souls from sense and sin, 
As Christ the Lord is pure. 

4 If in my Father's love 

I share a filial part, 
Send down Thy Spirit like a dove 
To rest upon my heart. 

5 We would no longer lie 

Like slaves beneath the throne ; 
My faith shall "Abba, Father," cry, 
And Thou the kindred own. 



609 s. m. 

*AR from my heavenly home, 
Far from my Father's breast, 
Fainting I cry, " Blest Spirit, come 
And speed me to my rest." 



F 



2 Upon the willows long 

My harp has silent hung : 
How should I singf a cheerful sone 
Till Thou inspire my tongue ? 

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XTbe Xife Everlasting 

3 My spirit homeward turns, 

And fain would thither flee : 
My heart, O Zion, droops and yearns 
When I remember thee. 

4 To thee, to thee I press, 

A dark and toilsome road : 
When shall I pass the wilderness, 
And reach the saints' abode ? 

5 God of my life, be near ; 

On Thee my hopes I cast : 
O guide me through the desert here, 
And bring me home at last. 



THE LIFE EVERLASTING 



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2>catb 
610 76776 

"O, no, it is not dying 
To go unto our God ; 
This gloomy earth forsaking, 
Our journey homeward taking 
Along the starry road. 

2 No, no, it is not dying 
Heaven's citizen to be; 
A crown immortal wearing, 
And rest unbroken sharing, 
From care and conflict free. 
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£>eatb 

No, no, it is not dying 

To hear this gracious word, 
" Receive a Father's blessing, 
For evermore possessing 
The favor of Thy Lord." 

No, no, it is not dying 

The Shepherd's voice to know 
His sheep He ever leadeth, 
His peaceful Hock He feedeth, 

Where living pastures grow. 

No, no, it is not dying 

To wear a lordly crown ; 
Among God's people dwelling, 
The glorious triumph swelling 
Of Him whose sway we own. 



611 s. M. 

T is not death to die, 

To leave this weary road, 
And midst the brotherhood on high 
To be at home with God. 



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2 It is not death to close 

The eye long dimmed by tears, 
And wake, in glorious repose 
To spend eternal years. 

3 It is not death to bear 

The wrench that sets us free 
From dungeon chain, to breathe the air 
Of boundless liberty. 

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4 It is not death to fling 

Aside this sinful dust, 
And rise, on strong exulting wing, 
To live among the just. 

5 Jesus, Thou Prince of Life, 

Thy chosen cannot die : 
Like Thee, they conquer in the strife, 
To reign with Thee on high. 



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612 s. m. D. 

FEW more years shall roll, 
A few more seasons come, 
And we shall be with those that rest 
Asleep within the tomb : 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that great day ; 
O wash me in Thy precious blood, 
And take my sins away. 

A few more storms shall beat 

On this wild rocky shore, 
And we shall be where tempests cease, 

And surges swell no more : 

Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that calm day ; 
O wash me in Thy precious blood, 

And take my sins away. 

A few more struggles here, 
A few more partings o'er, 
A few more toils, a few more tears, 
And we shall weep no more : 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that blest day; 
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Deatb 

O wash me in Thy precious blood, 
And take my sins away. 

4 A few more Sabbaths here 
Shall cheer us on our way, 

And we shall reach the endless rest, 

The eternal Sabbath-day : 

Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that sweet day ; 
O wash me in Thy precious blood, 

And take my sins away. 

5 'Tis but a little while, 
And He shall come again 

Who died that we might live, who lives 

That we with Him may reign : 

Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that glad day ; 
O wash me in Thy precious blood, 

And take my sins away. 

613 9.4-9-9-4.6.6. 

BEYOND the smiling and the weeping j 
I shall be soon ; || 
Beyond the waking and the sleeping, | 
Beyond the sowing and the reaping, | 

I shall be soon. || 
Love, rest, and home ! Sweet hope ! 
Lord, tarry not, but come. 

2 Beyond the blooming and the fading | 

I shall be soon ; || 
Beyond the shining and the shading, | 
Beyond the hoping and the dreading, | 

I shall be soon. || 

533 



XTbe Xife Everlasting 

Love, rest, and home ! Sweet hope ! 
Lord, tarry not, but come. 

Beyond the rising and the setting | 

I shall be soon ; || 
Beyond the calming and the fretting, | 
Beyond remembering and forgetting, | 

I shall be soon. || 
Love, rest, and home ! Sweet hope ! 

Lord, tarry not, but come. 

Beyond the parting and the meeting | 

I shall be soon ; || 
Beyond the farewell and the greeting, | 
Beyond the pulse's fever-beating, | 

I shall be soon. || 
Love, rest, and home ! Sweet hope ! 

Lord, tarry not, but come. 

Beyond the frost-chain and the fever | 

I shall be soon ; || 
Beyond the rock-waste and the river, | 
Beyond the ever and the never, | 

I shall be soon. || 
Love, rest, and home ! Sweet hope ! 

Lord, tarry not, but come. 



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gJ4r Irregular. 

|NE sweetly | solemn | thought || 
Comes | to me | o'er and | o'er : || 
I'm nearer my | home to- | day || 

Than I | ever have | been be- | fore ; || 

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2 Nearer my | Father's | house, | 

Where the | many | mansions | be 
Nearer the | great white | throne, | 
Near- | er the | crystal | sea ; || 



life, 



3 Nearer the | bound of 
Where we j lay our 
Nearer | leaving the | cross, 

Nearer | gain- | ing the | crown. 



burdens j down 



4 But the waves of that | silent | sea || 

Roll | dark be- | fore my | sight, | 
That brightly the | other | side || 
Break | on a | shore of | light. | 

5 O, if my | mortal | feet || 

Have | almost | gained the | brink, 
If it be I am | nearer | home || 
Even to- | day | than I | think, j 

6 Father, | perfect my | trust ; || 

Let my | spirit | feel in | death || 
That her feet are | firmly | set || 
On the | rock of a | living | faith. | 



615 II. II. IT. TI. 

I WOULD not live alway ; I ask not to stay 
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the 
way ; 
The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here 
Are enough for life's woes, full enough for its 
cheer. 

535 



TLhc Xife Everlasting 

2 I would not live alway, thus fettered by sin ; 
Temptation without, and corruption within : 
E'en the rapture of pardon is mingled with fears, 
And the cup of thanksgiving with penitent tears. 

3 I would not live alway ; no, welcome the tomb : 
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom ; 
There sweet be my rest, till He bid me arise 
To hail Him in triumph descending the skies. 

4 Who, who would live alway, away from his God, 
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, 
Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright 

plains, 
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns ; 

5 Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet, 
Their Saviour and brethren, transported, to greet ; 
While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll, 
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul ? 



Z\x IResurrection of tbe 3Bofc\> 

616 8.8.8.8.S 

WE sing His love, who once was slain, 
Who soon o'er death revived again, 
That all His saints through Him might have 
Eternal conquests o'er the grave : 

wSoon shall the trumpet sound, and we 
Shall rise to immortality. 

2 The saints who now with Jesus sleep 
His own almighty power shall keep, 
Till dawns the bright illustrious day 
When death itself shall die away : 

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XTbe Xife Everlasting 

Soon shall the trumpet sound, and we 
Shall rise to immortality. 

3 How loud shall our glad voices sing, 
When Christ His risen saints shall bring, 
From beds of dust and silent clay, 

To realms of everlasting day ! 

Soon shall the trumpet sound, and we 
Shall rise to immortality. 

4 When Jesus we in glory meet, 
Our utmost joys shall be complete ; 
When landed on that heavenly shore, 
Death and the curse will be no more : 

Soon shall the trumpet sound, and we 
Shall rise to immortality. 

5 Hasten, dear Lord, the glorious day, 
And this delightful scene display, 

When all Thy saints from death shall rise 
Raptured in bliss beyond the skies : 

Soon shall the trumpet sound, and we 

Shall rise to immortality. 



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£be Xife Everlasting 

617 6.6.6.6.D. 

'HERE is a blessed home 
Beyond this land of woe, 
Where trials never come, 

Nor tears of sorrow flow ; 
Where faith is lost in sight, 

And patient hope is crowned, 
And everlasting light 

its glory throws around. 

537 



TXbe Xife Everlasting 

2 There is a land of peace, 

Good angels know it well ; 
Glad son^s that never cease 

Within its portals swell ; 
Around its glorious throne 

Ten thousand saints adore 
Christ, with the Father One, 

And Spirit, evermore. 

3 O joy all joys beyond, 

To see the Lamb who died, 
And count each sacred wound 

In hands, and feet, and side ; 
To give to Him the praise 

Of every triumph won, 
And sing through endless days 

The great things He hath done. 

4 Look up, ye saints of God, 

Nor fear to tread below 
The path your Saviour trod 

Of daily toil and woe : 
Wait but a little while 

In uncomplaining love, 
His own most gracious smile 

Shall welcome you above. 

618 76.76.7.6.7.5. 

THE sands of time are sinking, 
The dawn of heaven breaks, 
The summer morn I've sighed for, 

The fair sweet morn awakes : 
Dark, dark hath been the midnight, 
But day-spring is at hand, 
538 



Tlbe Xife Everlasting 

And glory, glory dwelleth 
In Emmanuel's land. 

2 The King there in His beauty 

Without a veil is seen ; 
It were a well-spent journey, 

Though seven deaths lay between 
The Lamb with His fair army 

Doth on Mount Zion stand, 
And glory, glory dwelleth 
In Emmanuel's land. 

3 O Christ, He is the Fountain, 

The deep sweet Well of love ! 
The streams on earth I've tasted 

More deep I'll drink above : 
There to an ocean fulness 

His mercy doth expand, 
And glory, glory dwelleth 
In Emmanuel's land. 

4 With mercy and with judgment 

My web of time He wove, 
And aye the dews of sorrow 

Were lustred by His love : 
I'll bless the hand that guided, 

I'll bless the heart that planned, 
When throned where glory dwelleth 
In Emmanuel's land. 

5 The bride eyes not her garment, 

But her dear bridegroom's face ; 
I will not gaze at glory, 
But on my King of grace ; 

539 



Ube Xife Ev>erlasttruj 

Not at the crown He gifteth, 
But on His pierced hand : 
The Lamb is all the glory 
Of Emmanuel's land. 



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619 6.4.6.4.6.6.64. 

'M but a stranger here, 
Heaven is my home ; 
Earth is a desert drear, 

Heaven is my home : 
Danger and sorrow stand 
Round me on every hand ; 
Heaven is my fatherland, 

Heaven is my home. 

2 What though the tempest rage, 
Heaven is my home ; 

Short is my pilgrimage, 

Heaven is my home : 
And time's wild wintry blast 
Soon shall be overpast ; 
I shall reach home at last, 

Heaven is my home. 

3 There, at my Saviour's side, 
Heaven is my home ; 

I shall be glorified, 

Heaven is my home. 
There are the good and blest, 
Those I love most and best ; 
And there I too shall rest, 

Heaven is my home. 
540 



TLhc Xife Everlasting 

4 Therefore I murmur not, 

Heaven is my home ; 
Whate'er my earthly lot, 

Heaven is my home : 
And I shall surely stand 
There at my Lord's right hand ; 
Heaven is my fatherland, 

Heaven is my home. 

(320 ii. 10. ii. 10.9. ii. 

HARK ! hark, my soul ! Angelic songs are 
swelling 

O'er earth's preen fields and ocean's wave- 

o 

beat shore : 
How sweet the truth these blessed strains are 
telling 
Of that new life when sin shall be no more. 
Angels of Jesus, 
Angels of light, 
Singing to welcome the pilgrims of the night ! 

2 Onward we go, for still we hear them singing, 

"Come, weary souls, for Jesus bids you 
come ;" 
And through the dark, its echoes sweetly ring- 
ing", 
The music of the gospel leads us home. 
Angels of Jesus, etc. 

3 Far, far away, like bells at evening pealing, 

The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land and sea ; 
And laden souls, by thousands meekly stealing, 
Kind Shepherd, turn their weary steps to Thee. 
Angels of Jesus, etc. 
541 



TLhc Xife Everlasting 

4 Rest comes at length : though life be long and 

dreary, 
The day must dawn, and darksome night be 
past ; 
Faith's journeys end in welcomes to the weary, 
And heaven, the heart's true home, will come 
at last. 
Angels of Jesus, etc. 

5 Angels, sing on, your faithful watches keeping ; 

Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above ; 
Till morning's joy shall end the night of weep- 

, in & 

And life's long shadows break in cloudless 

love. 
Angels of Jesus, etc. 



621 c m 

JERUSALEM, my happy home, 
J Name ever dear to me ! 
When shall my labors have an end, 
In joy and peace, and thee ? 

2 When shall these eyes thy heaven-built walls 

And pearly gates behold ? 
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong, 
And streets of shining gold ? 

3 There happier bowers than Eden's bloom, 

Nor sin nor sorrow know : 
Blest seats ! through rude and stormy scenes 
I onward press to you. 

542 






XTbc Xite Everlasting 

4 Why should I shrink at pain and woe, 

Or feel at death dismay ? 
I've Canaan's goodly land in view, 
And realms of endless day. 

5 Apostles, martyrs, prophets, there 

Around my Saviour stand ; 
And soon my friends in Christ below 
Will join the glorious band. 

6 Jerusalem, my happy home ! 

My soul still pants for thee: 
Then shall my labors have an end, 
When I thy joys shall see. 



622 C. M. 

MOTHER dear, Jerusalem, 
When shall I corne to thee ? 
When shall my sorrows have an end ? 
Thy joys when shall I see ? 



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2 O happy harbor of the saints ! 

O sweet and pleasant soil ! 
In thee no sorrow may be found, 
No grief, no care, no toil. 

3 Thy walls are made of precious stones, 

Thy bulwarks diamonds square ; 
Thy gates are of right orient pearl, 
Exceeding rich and rare. 

4 Thy turrets and thy pinnacles 

With carbuncles do shine ; 
Thy very streets are paved with gold, 
Surpassing clear and fine. 

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Xlbe Xife Everlasting 

5 Thy gardens and thy gallant walks 

Continually are green, 
There grow such sweet and pleasant flowers 
As nowhere else are seen. 

6 Quite through the streets, with silver sound, 

The Hood of life doth How ; 
Upon whose banks on every side 
The wood of life doth grow. 

7 There trees for evermore bear fruit, 

And evermore do spring ; 
There evermore the angels sit, 
And evermore do sing. 

8 Jerusalem, my happy home, 

Would God I were in thee ! 
Would God my woes were at an end, 
Thy joys that I might see ! 



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623 8.6.8.6.6.6.6.6. 

PARADISE! O Paradise! 

Who doth not crave for rest? 

Who would not seek the happy land 

Where they that loved are blest? 

Where loyal hearts and true 

Stand ever in the liorht, 
All rapture through and through, 
In God's most holy sight. 

O Paradise ! O Paradise ! 

The world is growing old ; 
Who would not be at rest and free 

Where love is never cold ? 

Where loyal hearts and true, etc. 

544 



Uhe Xifc Everlasting 

3 O Paradise ! O Paradise! 

I want to sin no more ; 
I want to be as pure on earth 
\s on thy spotless shore: 
Where loyal hearts and true, etc. 

4 Lord Jesus, King of Paradise, 

O keep me in Thy love, 
And guide me to that happy land 
Of perfect rest above ; 

Where loyal hearts and true, etc. 



T' 



624 768.6.7.6.8.6. 

*EN thousand times ten thousand 
In sparkling raiment bright, 
The armies of the ransomed saints 

Throng up the steeps of light : 
Tis finished, all is finished, 

Their fioht with death and sin : 
Fling open wide the golden gates, 
And let the victors in. 

2 What rush of alleluias 
Fills all the earth and sky ! 

What ringing of a thousand harps 

Bespeaks the triumph nigh ! 
O day, for which creation 

And all its tribes were made ; 
O joy, for all its former woes 

A thousand fold repaid ! 

3 () then what raptured greetings 
On Canaan's happy shore; 

What knitting severed friendships up, 

Where partings are no more ! 
35 545 



Qhc Xife Everlasting 

Then eyes with joy shall sparkle, 
That brimmed with tears of late ; 

Orphans no longer fatherless, 
Nor widows desolate. 

4 Bring near Thy great salvation, 

Thou Lamb for sinners slain ; 
Fill up the roll of Thine elect, 

Then take Thy power, and reign : . 
Appear, Desire of nations, 

Thine exiles long for home ; 
Show in the heaven Thy promised sign ; 

Thou Prince and Saviour, come. 



625 s. M. d. 

FOR ever with the Lord ! 
Amen, so let it be ; 
Life from the dead is in that word, 
'Tis immortality : 
Here in the body pent, 
Absent from Him I roam, 
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent 
A day's march nearer home. 

2 My Father's house on high, 

Home of my soul, how near, 
At times, to faith's foreseeing eye, 

Thy golden gates appear : 

Ah ! then my spirit faints 

To reach the land I love, 
The bright inheritance of saints, 

Jerusalem above. 

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Xibe Xifc JEvevIastino 

3 I hear at morn and even, 
At noon and midnight hour, 

The choral harmonies of heaven 

Earth's Babel tongues o'erpower : 

Then, then I feel that He, 

Remembered or forgot, 
The Lord, is never far from me, 

Though I perceive Him not. 

4 For ever with the Lord ! 
Father, if 'tis Thy will, 

The promise of that faithful word 

E'en here to me fulfil : 

Be Thou at my right hand. 

Then can I never fail, 
Uphold Thou me, and I shall stand ; 

Fight, and I must prevail. 

5 So when my latest breath 
Shall rend the veil in twain, 

By death I shall escape from death, 

And life eternal gain. 

Knowing as I am known, 

How shall I love that word, 
And oft repeat before the throne, 

"For ever with the Lord!" 

626 7.7.7.777. 

WHEN this passing world is done. 
When has sunk yon glaring sun, 
When we stand with Christ in glory, 
Looking o'er life's finished story, — 
Then, Lord, shall I fully know, 
Not till then, how much I owe. 

547 



^Xbe %\tc Everlasting 

2 When I stand before the throne, 
Dressed in beauty not my own, 
When I see Thee as Thou art, 
Love Thee with unsinning heart, — 

Then, Lord, shall I fully know, 
Not till then, how much I owe. 

3 When the praise of heaven I hear, 
Loud as thunders to the ear, 
Loud as many waters' noise, 
Sweet as harp's melodious voice, — 

Then, Lord, shall I fully know, 
Not till then, how much I owe?. 



827 76.76. 

>RIEF life is here our portion, 
Brief sorrow, short-lived care ; 
The life that knows no ending, 
The tearless life, is there. 



B 1 



2 O happy retribution ! 

Short toil, eternal rest ; 
For mortals and for sinners 
A mansion with the blest ! 

3 And now we fight the battle, 

But then shall wear the crown 
Of full and everlasting 
And passionless renown ; 

4 And now we watch and struggle, 

And now we live in hope, 
And Zion in her anguish 
Willi Babylon must cope; 
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Uhc %\tc jEvevlastiuo 

5 But He, whom now we trust in, 

Shall then be seen and known; 
And they that know and see Him 

Shall have Him for their own. 

6 The morning shall awaken, 

And shadows shall decay, 
And each true-hearted servant 
Shall shine as doth the day. 

7 Yes, God, my King and Portion, 

In fulness of His grace, 
We then shall see for ever, 
And worship face to face. 



828 s. m. 

WHERE shall rest be found, 
Rest for the weary soul ? 
'Twere vain the ocean-depths to sound, 
Or pierce to either pole : 



o 



2 The world can never give 

The bliss for which w r e sigh ; 
'Tis not the whole of life to live, 
Nor all of death to die. 

3 Beyond this vale of tears 

There is a life above, 
Unmeasured by the flight of years, 
And all that life is love : 

4 There is a death whose pang 

( hitlasts the fleeting breath ; 
() what eternal horrors hang 
Around the second death! 

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Zhc Xife Everlastino 

5 Lord God of truth and grace, 

Teach us that death to shun, 
Lest we be banished from Thy face, 
And evermore undone. 

6 Here would we end our quest : 

Alone are found in Thee 
The life of perfect love, the rest 
Of immortality. 



629 76.7.6.D. 

THE world is very evil ; 
The times are waxing late : 
Be sober and keep vigil, 

The Judge is at the gate, — 
The Judge that comes in mercy, 

The Judge that comes with might, 
To terminate the evil, 
To diadem the right. 

2 Arise, arise, good Christian, 

Let right to wrong- succeed ; 
Let penitential sorrow 

To heavenly gladness lead ; 
To the light that hath no evening, 

That knows nor moon nor sun, 
The light so new and golden, 

The light that is but one : 

3 The home of fadeless splendor, 

Of flowers that fear no thorn, 
Where they shall dwell as children 
Who here as exiles mourn ; 
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TLhc Xife Everlasting 

Midst power that knows no limit, 
And wisdom free from bound, 

The beatific vision 

Shall glad the saints around. 

O happy, holy portion, 

Refection for the blest, 
True vision of true beauty, 

Sweet cure of all distrest ! 
Strive, man, to win that glory ; 

Toil, man, to g-ain that light ; 
Send hope before to grasp it, 

Till hope be lost in sight. 

O sweet and blessed country, 

The home of God's elect ! 
O sweet and blessed country 

That eager hearts expect ! 
Jesus, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ; 
Who art, with God the Father, 

And Spirit ever blest. 



630 7.6.7. 6.D. 

FOR Thee, O dear, dear country, 
Mine eyes their vigils keep ; 
For very love beholding 

Thy happy name, the)* weep : 
The mention of thy glory 
Is unction to the breast, 
And medicine in sickness. 
And love, and life, and rest. 
551 



Ube Xife Everlasting 

2 O one, O only mansion ! 

O Paradise of joy ! 
Where tears are ever banished, 

And smiles have no alloy ; 
Thy loveliness oppresses 

All human thought and heart, 
And none, O Peace, O Zion, 

Can sing thee as thou art. 

3 With jaspers glow thy bulwarks, 

Thy streets with emeralds blaze 
The sardius and the topaz 

Unite in thee their rays ; 
Thine ageless walls are bonded 

With amethysts unpriced ; 
Thy saints build up its fabric, 

And the corner-stone is Christ. 

4 The cross is all thy splendor, 

The Crucified thy praise ; 
His laud and benediction 

Thy ransomed people raise : 
Upon the Rock of Ages 

They build thy holy tower ; 
Thine is the victor's laurel, 

And thine the golden dower. 

5 O sweet and blessed country, 

The home of God's elect ! 
O sw r eet and blessed country 

That eager hearts expect ! 
[esus, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ; 
Who art, with God the Father, 

And Spirit, ever blest. 
552 



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XT be Xite Everlastiiui 

631 7.6.7.6.D. 

ERUSALEM the -olden, 
With milk and honey blest ! 
"Beneath thy contemplation 

Sink heart and voice opprest. 
I know not, O I know not, 

What joys await us there ; 
What radiancy of glory, 

What bliss beyond compare. 

They stand, those halls of Zion, 

All jubilant with son--, 
.And bright with many an angel, 

And all the martyr throng. 
The Prince is ever in them, 

The daylight is serene ; 
The pastures of the blessed 

Are decked in glorious sheen. 

There is the throne of David ; 

And there, from care released, 
The song of them that triumph, 

The shout of them that feast ; 
And they, who with their Leader 

Have conquered in the fight, 
For ever and for ever 

Are clad in robes of white. 

O mine, my golden Zion ! 

() lovelier far than gold ! 
With laurel-girt battalions, 

And safe, victorious fold : 
O sweet and blessed country, 

Shall I ever see thy face ? 
O sweet and blessed country, 

Shall 1 ever win thy grace ? 



XEbc 3Life JEpcrlastino 

Exult, O dust and ashes, 

The Lord shall be thy part : 
His only and for ever, 

Thou shalt be, and thou art. 
Exult, O dust and ashes, 

The Lord shall be thy part : 
His only and for ever, 

Thou shalt be, and thou art. 



632 C. M. D. 

THE roseate hues of early dawn, 
The brightness of the day, 
The crimson of the sunset sky, 

How fast they fade away : 
O for the pearly gates of heaven ! 

O for the golden floor ! 
O for the Sun of Righteousness 
That setteth nevermore ! 

2 The highest hopes we cherish here, 

How fast they tire and faint ; 
How many a spot defiles the robe 

That wraps an earthly saint : 
O for a heart that never sins, 

O for a soul washed white, 
O for a voice to praise our King, 

Nor weary day or night ! 

3 Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope, 

And grace to lead us higher ; 
But there are perfectness and peace, 
Beyond our best desire : 

554 



TTbe %iic Everlasting 

O by Thy love and anguish, Lord, 
( ) by Thy life laid down, 

O that we fall not from Thy grace, 
Nor cast away our crown ! 



633 c. m. 

*HERE is a land of pure delight, 
Where saints immortal reign ; 
Infinite day excludes the night, 
And pleasures banish pain. 



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2 There everlasting spring abides, 

And never-withering flowers ; 
Death, like a narrow sea, divides 
This heavenly land from ours. 

3 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood 

Stand dressed in living green ; 
So to the Jews old Canaan stood, 
While Jordan rolled between. 

4 But timorous mortals start and shrink 

To cross this narrow sea ; 
And linger, shivering, on the brink, 
And fear to launch away. 

5 O could we make our doubts remove, 

Those gloomy doubts that rise, 
And see the Canaan that we love 
With unbeclouded eyes ; 

6 Could we but climb where Moses stood, 

And view the landscape o'er, 
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood, 
Should fright us from the shore. 

555 



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Zhe Xife Everlasting 

8.7.8.7.8.7. 

IGHT'S abode, celestial Salem, 

Vision dear, whence peace hath spring, 
Brighter than the heart can fancy, 

Mansion of the highest King ; 
O how glorious are the praises 
Which of thee the prophets sing ! 

2 There for ever and for ever 
Alleluia is outpoured ; 

For unending, for unbroken, 

Is the feast-day of the Lord ; 
All is pure, and all is holy 

That within thy walls is stored. 

3 There no cloud or passing vapor 
Dims the brightness of the air ; 

Endless noonday, glorious noonday, 
From the Sun of suns is there ; 

There no night brings rest from labor, 
There unknown are toil and care. 

4 O how glorious and resplendent, 
Fragile body, shalt thou be, 

When endued with so much beauty, 
Full of health, and strong, and free, 

Full of vigor, full of pleasure 
That shall last eternally ! 

5 Now with gladness, now with courage, 
Bear the burden on thee laid. 

That hereafter these thy labors 
May with endless gifts be paid, 

And in everlasting glory 

Thou with joy may'st be arrayed. 
556 



Zbc %\ic Everlasting 

6 Laud and honor to the Father, 
Laud and honor to the Son, 

Laud and honor to the Spirit, 
Ever Three and ever One; 

Consubstantial, Co-eternal, 
While unending ages run. 

635 8.7.8.7.8.7. 

BLESSED city, heavenly Salem, 
Vision dear of peace and love, 
Who of living stones upbuilded 
Art the joy of heaven above, 
And, with angel cohorts circled, 
As a bride to earth dost move ! 

2 From celestial realms descending. 

Bridal glory round her shed, 
Meet for Him whose love espoused her, 

To her Lord shall she be led ; 
All her streets and all her bulwarks 

Of pure gold are fashioned. 

3 Bright with pearls her portal glitters, 

It is open evermore ; 
And by virtue of His merits 

Thither faithful souls may soar, 
\\ ho, for Christ's dear Name, in this world 

Pain and tribulation bore. 

I Many a blow and biting sculpture 
Polished well those stones elect, 

In their places now compacted 
P>y the heavenly Architect, 

Who therewith hath willed for ever 
That His palace should be decked. 

557 



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Qhc Xife Everlasting 

Laud and honor to the Father, 
Laud and honor to the Son, 

Laud and honor to the Spirit, 
Ever Three, and ever One ; 

Consubstantial, Co-eternal, 
While unending ages run. 

8.8.7.8.8.7. 
PWARD where the stars are burning, 
Silent, silent in their turning 
Round the never changing pole ; 
Upward where the sky is brightest, 
Upward where the blue is lightest, 
Lift I now my longing soul. 

2 Far above that arch of gladness, 
Far beyond these clouds of sadness, 

Are the many mansions fair. 
Far from pain and sin and folly, 
In that palace of the holy, 

I would find my mansion there. 

3 Where the glory brightly dwelleth, 
Where the new song sweetly swelleth, 

And the discord never comes ; 
Where life's stream is ever laving, 
And the palm is ever waving, 

That must be the home of homes. 

4 Where the Lamb on high is seated, 
By ten thousand voices greeted, 

Lord of lords, and King of kings. 
Son of Man, they crown, they crown Him, 
Son of God, they own, they own Him; 

With His Name the palace rings. 
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Zhc Xtfc Everlasting 

Blessing-, honor, without measure, 
Heavenly riches, earthly treasure, 

Lay we at His blessed feet : 
Poor the praise that now we render, 
Loud shall be our voices yonder, 

When before His throne we meet. 



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637 8.7.8.7.D. 

|AILY, daily sing the praises 
Of the city God hath made ; 
In the beauteous fields of Eden 
Its foundation-stones are laid. 

that I had wings of angels, 
Here to spread and heavenward fly ! 

1 would seek the gates of Zion, 
Far beyond the starry sky. 

2 All the walls of that dear city 
Are of bright and burnished gold ; 

It is matchless in its beauty. 
And its treasures are untold. 
O that I had win^s. etc. 

3 In the midst of that dear city 
Christ is reigning on His seat, 

And the angels swing their censers 
In a ring- about His feet. 
O that I had wings, etc. 

4 From the throne a river issues, 
Clear as crystal, passing bright. 

And it traverses the city 

Like a sudden beam of light. 
( ) that I had win 

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Burial of tbe 2>ea& 

5 There the meadows green and dewy 

Shine with lilies wondrous fair ; 
Thousand, thousand are the colors 
Of the waving flowers there. 
() that I had wings, etc. 

6 There the wind is sweetly fragrant, 

And is laden with the song 
Of the seraphs, and the elders, 
And the great redeemed throng. 
O that I had wings, etc. 

7 O I would my ears were open 

Here to catch that happy strain ! 
O I would my eyes some vision 
Of that Eclen could attain ! 
O that I had wings, etc. 



OCCASIONAL HYMNS 

Burial of tbe ®cafc> 

7.7.7.7.8.8. 

OW the laborer's task is o'er; 
Now the battle day is past ; 
Now upon the farther shore 
Lands the voyager at last. 
Father, In Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 
560 



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Burial of the 2)ea& 

2 There the tears of earth are dried : 

There its hidden things are clear ; 
There the work of life is tried 

By a juster fudge than here. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

3 There the- sinful souls, that turn 

To the cross their dying eyes, 
All the love of Christ shall learn 

At His feet in Paradise. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

4 There no more the powers of hell 

Can prevail to mar their peace ; 
Christ the Lord shall guard them well, 

He who died for their release. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

5 "Earth to earth, and dust to dust/' 

Calmly now the words we say ; 
Left behind, we wait in trust 

For the resurrection-day. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping- 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

639 l. m. 

ASLEEP in Jesus' blessed sleep, 
From which none ever wakes to weep; 
A calm and undisturbed rep< >s< . 
Unbroken by the last of foes. 
3 6 561 



Burial of tbe E>ea& 

Asleep in Jesus ! O how sweet 

To be for such a slumber meet ; 

With holy confidence to sing 

That death hath lost his venomed sting- 



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3 Asleep in Jesus ! peaceful rest, 
Whose waking is supremely blest ; 
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour 
That manifests the Saviour's power. 

4 Asleep in Jesus ! O for me 
May such a blissful refuge be ; 
Securely shall my ashes lie, 
Waiting the summons from on high. 

5 Asleep in Jesus ! far from thee 

Thy kindred and their graves may be ; 
But thine is still a blessed sleep, 
From which none ever wakes to weep. 

64:0 Irregular. 

SUNSET and evening star, 
And one clear call for me ! 
And may there be no moaning of the bar 
When I put out to sea, 

2 But such a tide as moving seems asleep, 

Too full for sound and foam, 
When that which drew from out the boundless 
deep 
Turns again home. 

3 Twilight and evening bell, 

And after that the dark ! 
And may there be no sadness of farewell 
When I embark ; 

562 






JBuriai of tbe S)ea& 

4 For. though from out our bourne of time and 
place 
The flood may bear me far, 
I hope to see my Pilot face to face 
When I have crost the bar. 



641 7777 

/HEN our heads are bowed with woe, 
When our bitter tears o'erflow, 
When we mourn the lost, the dear, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear. 



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2 Thou our throbbing flesh hast worn, 
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne, 
Thou hast shed the human tear ; 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear. 

3 When the solemn death-bell tolls 
For our own departing souls, 
When our final doom is near, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear. 

4 Thou hast bowed the dying head, 
Thou the blood of life hast shed, 
Thou hast filled a mortal bier ; 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear. 

5 When the heart is sad within 
With the thought of all its sin, 
When the spirit shrinks with fear, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear. 

6 Thou the shame, the grief, hast known, 
Though the sins were not Thine own ; 
Thou hast deigned their load to bear ; 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear. 

563 



Burial of tbe 2>eafc 
842 7.8.7.8.7. 

GENTLE Shepherd, Thou hast stilled 
Now Thy little lamb's brief weeping ; 
Ah, how peaceful, pale, and mild, 
In its narrow bed 'tis sleeping, 
And no sigh of anguish sore 
Heaves that little bosom more. 

2 In this world of care and pain, 

Lord, Thou wouldst no longer leave it ; 
To the sunny, heavenly plain 

Thou dost now with joy receive it ; 
Clothed in robes of spotless white, 
Now it dwells with Thee in light. 

3 Ah, Lord Jesus, grant that we 

Where it lives may soon be living, 
And the lovely pastures see 

That its heavenly food are giving ; 
Then the gain of death we prove, 
Though Thou take what most we love. 



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643 4.6 4 6. d. 

^LEEP thy last sleep, 

Free from care and sorrow ; 
Rest, where none weep, 

Till the eternal morrow ; 
Though dark waves roll 

O'er the silent river, 
Thy fainting soul 
Jesus can deliver. 

Life's dream is past, 

All its sin, its sadness ; 
Brightly at last 

I >awns a day ol gladness : 

504 



flu Himc of trouble 

Under thy sod, 

Earth, receive our treasure, 
To rest in God, 

Waiting all His pleasure. 

3 Though we may mourn 

Those in life the dearest, 
They shall return, 

Christ, when Thou appearest : 
Soon shall Thy voice 

Comfort those now weeping, 
Bidding rejoice 

All in Jesus sleeping. 

Hn ZTitne of (trouble 
644 l. m. 

OLOVE Divine, that stooped to share 
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear, 
On Thee we cast each earth-born care ; 
We smile at pain while Thou art near. 

2 Though long the weary way we tread, 

And sorrow crown each lingering year, 
No path we shun, no darkness dread, 

Our hearts still whispering, Thou art near. 

3 When drooping pleasure turns to grief, 

And trembling faith is changed to fear, 
The murmuring wind, the quivering leaf, 
Shall softly tell us, Thou art near. 

4 ( )n Thee we fling our burdening woe, 

() Love Divine, for ever dear; 

Content to suffer while we know, 
Living and dying, Thou art near. 
5^5 



flu zrime of trouble 

645 7777 

WHEN the dark waves round us roll, 
And we look in vain for aid, 
Speak, Lord, to the trembling soul, 
" It is I ; be not afraid. " 

2 When we dimly trace Thy form 

In mysterious clouds arrayed, 
Be the echo of the storm, 
4k It is I ; be not afraid." 

3 When our brightest hopes depart, 

When our fairest visions fade, 
Whisper to the fainting heart, 
".It is I ; be not afraid." 

4 When we weep beside the bier 

Where some well-loved form is laid, 
O may then the mourner hear, 
"It is I; be not afraid." 

5 When with wearing hopeless pain 

Sinks the spirit, sore dismayed, 
Breathe Thou then the comfort-strain, 
"It is I; be not afraid." 

6 When we feel the end is near, 

Passing into death's dark shade, 
May the voice be strong and clear, 
" It is I ; be not afraid/' 



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646 L m 

r ITI 1 tearful eyes I look around ; 

Life seems a dark and stormy sea ; 
Yet, midst the gloom, I hear a sound, 
A heavenly whisper, "Come to Me." 
566 



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In Zimc of trouble 

It tells me of a place of rest ; 

It tells me where my soul may (lee : 
O to the weary, faint, oppressed, 

How sweet the bidding, u Come to Me." 

When the poor heart with anguish learns 
That earthly props resigned must be, 

And from each broken cistern turns, 
It hears the accents, " Come to Me." 

4 When against sin I strive in vain, 

And cannot from its yoke get free, 
Sinking beneath the heavy chain, 

The words arrest me, " Come to Me." 

5 When nature shudders, loath to part 

From all I love, enjoy, and see ; 
When a faint chill steals o'er my heart, 
A sweet voice utters, <k Come to Me. 

6 " Come, for all else must fail and die ; 

Earth is no resting-place for thee ; 
Heavenward direct thy weeping eye, 
I am thy Portion ; come to Me." 

7 O voice of mercy ! voice of love ! 

In conflict, grief, and agony, 
Support me, cheer me from above, 
And gently whisper, 4l Come to Me." 



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647 l. m. 

OI) of my life, to Thee I call; 
Afflicted, at Thy feet I fall : 
When the great water-floods prevail, 
Leave not my trembling heart to fail. 

567 



flu zrime of trouble 

2 Friend of the friendless and the faint, 
Where should I lodge my deep complaint? 
Where but with Thee, whose o\)t-n door 

Invites the helpless and the poor? 

3 1 )id ever mourner plead with Thee, 
And Thou refuse that mourner's plea ? 
Does not the word still fixed remain, 

That none shall seek Thy face in vain ? 

4 That were a grief I could not bear, 
Didst Thou not hear and answer prayer; 
But a prayer-hearing, answering God 
Supports me under every load. 

5 Poor though I am, despised, forgot, 
Yet God, my God, forgets me not ; 
And he is safe, and must succeed, 

For whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead. 



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648 6.5.6.5. d. 

LET him, whose sorrow 
No relief can find, 
Trust in God, and borrow 

Ease for heart and mind. 
Where the mourner weeping 

Sheds the secret tear, 
God His watch is keeping, 
Though none else 1 is near. 

2 God will never leave thee, 
All thy wants 1 le know s, 
Feels the pains that grieve thee. 
Sees thy cares and woes : 



ttbe (Opening ant) Closing of t\K Dear 

Raise thin* to heaven 

When thy spirits quail, 
When, by tempests clriv 
Heart and courage fail. 

All thy woe and sadne 

In this world 
Balance not the gladn 

Thou in heaven shalt know, 
When thy gracious Saviour 

In the realms above 
Crowns thee with His favor. 

Fills thee with His love. 



Cbe Opening anfc Closing of tbc Dear 



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649 :;:7D. 

HILE with ceaseless course the sun 
Hasted through the former year, 
Many souls their race have run. 
Never more to meet us here : 
Fixed in an eternal state, 

They have done with all below ; 
We a little longer wait, 

But how little none can know. 

As the winged arrow flies 

>eedily the mark to find. 
As the lightning from the ski 

irts, and leaves no trace behind, — 
Swiftly thus our fleeting days 

Bear us down life's rapid stream; 
Upward, Lord, our spirits rais 
All below is but a dream. 
569 



Zbc Opening an& Closing of tbe H?ear 

; Thanks for mercies past receive ; 

Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us henceforth how to live 

With eternity in view ; 
Bless Thy word to young and old ; 

Fill us with a Saviour's love ; 
And when life's short tale is told, 

May we dwell with Thee above. 



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650 8.7.8.7.D. 

T Thy feet, our God and Father, 
Who hast blessed us all our days, 
We with grateful hearts would gather, 

To begin the year with praise : 
Praise for light so brightly shining 

On our steps from heaven above ; 
Praise for mercies daily tw T ining 
Round us golden cords of love. 

2 Jesus, for Thy love most tender, 
On the cross for sinners shown, 

We would praise Thee, and surrender 
All our hearts to be Thine own : 

With so blest a Friend provided, 
We upon our way would go, 

Sure of being safely guided, 
Guarded well from every foe. 

3 Every day will be the brighter 
When Thy gracious face we see ; 

Every burden will be lighter 

When we know it comes from Thee. 
570 



XT be ©petting an& Closing of tbe \)cav 

Spread Thy love's broad banner o'er us, 
Give us strength to serve and wait, 

Till the glory breaks before us 
Through the city's open gate. 



651 8.7.8.7. and 8.8.8.9. 

I AYS and moments quickly Hying 
Speed us onward to the dead : 
O how soon shall we be lying 
Each within his narrow bed ! 



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2 Jesus, merciful Redeemer, 

Rouse dead souls to hear Thy voice ; 
Wake, O wake each idle dreamer 
Now to make the eternal choice. 

3 As a shadow life is fleeting ; 

As a vapor so it flies ; 
For the old year now retreating 
Pardon grant, and make us wise ; 

4 Wise that we our days may number, 

Strive and wrestle with our sin, 
Stay not in our work, nor slumber 
Till Thy glorious rest we win. 

5 Soon before the Judge all glorious 

We with all the dead shall stand : 
Saviour, over death victorious, 

Place us then on Thy ri^ht hand. 

6 Life passeth soon : 

1 )eath draweth near : 
Keep us, good Lord, 
Till Thou appear ; 

571 



Zhc Opening ani> Closing of tbe H)ear 

With Thee to live, 
With Thee to die, 
With Thee to reign through eternity. 



652 l. m. 

REAT God, we sing that mighty hand 
By which supported still we stand ; 
The opening year Thy mercy shows ; 
That mercy crowns it till it close. 



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2 By day, by night, at home, abroad, 
Still are we guarded by our God ; 
By His incessant bounty fed, 
By His unerring counsel led. 

3 With grateful hearts the past we own ; 
The future, all to us unknown, 
We to Thy guardian care commit, 
And peaceful leave before Thy feet. 

4 In scenes exalted or depressed, 
Thou art our Joy, and Thou our Rest ; 
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise, 
Adored through all our changing days. 

5 When death shall interrupt these songs, 
And seal in silence mortal tongues ; 
Our Helper God, in whom we trust, 

In better worlds our souls shall boast. 

653 c. m 

BREAK, new born year, on glad eyes break, 
Melodious voices move ; 
On, rolling time ; thou canst not make 
The Father cease to love. 

572 



Xlbc ©peninfl an& Closing of tbc H?cav 

2 The parted year had winged feet ; 

The Saviour still doth stay : 
The new year comes ; but, Spirit sweet, 
Thou goest not away. 

3 Our hearts in tears may oft run o'er ; 

But, Lord, Thy smile still beams : 
Our sins are swelling evermore, 
But pardoning grace still streams. 

4 Lord, from this year more service win, 

More glory, more delight : 
O make its hours less sad with sin, 
Its days with Thee more bright. 

5 Then we may bless its precious things 

If earthly cheer should come, 
Or gladsome mount on angel wings 
If Thou wouldst take us home. 

6 O golden then the hours must be ; 

The year must needs be sweet ; 
Yes, Lord, with happy melody 
Thine opening grace we greet. 



654 7777 

*OR Thy mercy and Thy grace, 
Constant through another year, 
Hear our song of thankfulness ; 
Jesus, our Redeemer, hear. 



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2 Lo ! our sins on Thee we cast, 
Thee, our perfect Sacrifice ; 
And, forgetting all the past, 

Press towards our glorious prize. 



ZTbe ©pentnfl anb Closing of tbc l^ear 

3 Dark the future ; let Thy light 

Guide us, bright and morning Star : 
Fierce our foes, and hard the ficrht ; 
Arm us, Saviour, for the war. 

4 In our weakness and distress, 

Rock of strength, be Thou our Stay ; 
In the pathless wilderness 
Be our true and living Way. 

5 Who of us death's awful road 

In the coming year shall tread? 
With Thy rod and staff, O God, 
Comfort Thou his dying bed. 

6 Keep us faithful, keep us pure, 

Keep us evermore Thine own ; 
Help, O help us to endure ; 
Fit us for the promised crown. 

7 So within Thy palace gate 

We shall praise, on golden strings, 
Thee the only Potentate, 

Lord of lords, and King of kings. 

(355 io.io.io.io. 

HOUSE of our God, with hymns of gladness 
ring, 
While all our lips and hearts His praises sing ; 
The opening year His mercies shall proclaim, 
And all its days shall celebrate His Name. 

2 Ye angel choirs on high, whose dwelling-place 
Shines with the glory of His unveiled face. 
Through your immortal life, as love still grows, 
Tell of I lis goodness, which no ending knows. 

574 



3 O Earth, enlightened by His rays Divine, 
Stored by His hand with corn and oil and wine, 
Crowned with His goodness, let thy nations raise 
From shore to shore the song of ceaseless praise. 

4 O Church, His chosen dwelling and delight, 
Graven on His hands, and precious in His sight, 
Sing the deep marvels of that boundless grace 
Which sheds on thee the brightness of His face. 

5 Burst into praise, my soul ; and evermore 
Through changing life thy changeless God adore : 
He is thy Trust, thy Refuge, and thy Fear ; 
Strong in His strength, begin the new-born year. 



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IBarvest ant> ^bankegivina 

6.7.6.7.6.6.6.6. 

OW thank we all our God 

With heart and hands and voices, 
Who w^ondrous things hath done, 

In whom His world rejoices ; 
Who, from our mothers' arms, 

Hath blessed us on our way 
With countless gifts of love, 
And still is ours to-day. 

2 O may this bounteous God, 

Through all our life be near us, 
With ever joyful hearts 

And blessed peace to cheer us ; 
And keep us in His grace, 

And guide us when perplexed, 
And free us from all ills 
In this world and the next. 
575 



Harvest an& Ubanfesohnnc} 

All praise and thanks to God, 

The Father, now be given, 
The Son, and Mini who reigns 

With them in highest heaven, 
The One Eternal God, 

Whom earth and heaven adore ; 
For thus it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. 



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657 8.7.8.7.D. 

*0 Thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise 
In hymns of adoration, 
To Thee bring sacrifice of praise 

With shouts of exultation : 
Bright robes of gold the fields adorn, 

The hills with joy are ringing. 
The valleys stand so thick with corn 
That even they are singing. 



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And now, on this our festal day, 

Thy bounteous hand confessing, 
Upon Thine altar, Lord, we lay 

The first-fruits of Thy blessing : 
By Thee the souls of men are wd 

With gifts of grace' supernal ; 
Thou who dost give us daily bread, 

Give us the Bread eternal. 

We bear the' burden of the day, 
And often toil seems dreary ; 

Hut labor ends with sunset ray, 
And rest is for the \\ eary : 



Harvest an& TEbanftsfltvnng 

May we, the angel-reaping o'er, 

Stand at the last accepted, 
Christ's golden sheaves for evermore 

To garners bright elected. 

O blessed is that land of God, 

Where saints abide for ever, 
Where golden fields spread fair and broad, 

Where Hows the crystal river : 
The strains of all its holy throng 

With ours to-day are blending ; 
Thrice blessed is that harvest-song 

Which never hath 4 an ending. 



658 C. M. D. 

O THRONED, O Crowned with all renown, 
Since Thou the earth hast trod, 
Thou reignest, and by Thee come down 

Henceforth the gifts of God : 
By Thee the suns of space, that burn 

Unspent, their watches hold ; 
The hosts that turn, and still return, 
Are swayed, and poised, and rolled. 

2 And as, when ebbed the Flood, our sires 

Kneeled on the mountain sod, 
While o'er the new world's altar fires 

Shone out the bow of God ; 
And sweetly fell the peaceful spell, 

Word that shall aye avail, 
"Summer and winter shall not cease, 

Seed-time nor harvest fail," — 

37 577 



Harvest an& TEbattftsdtving 

Thus in their change let frost and heat 

And winds and dews be given ; 
All fostering - power, all influence sweet 

Breathe from the bounteous heaven : 
Attemper fair with gentle air 

The sunshine and the rain, 
That kindly earth, with timely birth, 

May yield her fruits again ; 

That we may feed Thy poor aright, 

And, gathering round Thy throne, 
Here, in the holy angels' sight, 

Repay Thee of Thine own ; 
That w r e may praise Thee all our days, 

And with the Father's Name, 
And with the Holy Spirit's gifts, 

The Saviour's love proclaim. 



s 1 



659 7.6*7.6.D. 

ING to the Lord of harvest, 
Sing songs of love and praise ; 
With joyful hearts and voices 

Your alleluias raise : 
By Him the rolling seasons 

In fruitful order move ; 

Sing to the Lord of harvest 

A song of happy love. 

By Him the clouds drop fatness, 

The deserts bloom and spring, 
The hills lea]) up in gladness, 

The valleys laugh and sing: 
578 



Harvest an& ttbanfesgtotng 

He filleth with His fulness 

All things with lar^e increase, 

He crowns the year with goodness, 
With plenty and with peace. 

3 Heap on His sacred altar 

The gifts His goodness crave, 
The golden sheaves of harvest, 

The souls He died to save : 
Your hearts lay down before Him, 

When at His feet ye fall, 
And with your lives adore Him, 

Who crave His life for all. 

o 

4 To God the gracious Father, 

Who made us "very good," 
To Christ, who, when we wandered, 

Restored us with His blood, 
And to the Holy Spirit, 

Who doth upon us pour 
His blessed dews and sunshine, 

Be praise for evermore. 



660 7 7 7 7 D 

COME, ye thankful people, come, 
Raise the song of harvest-home : 
All is safely gathered in, 
Ere the winter storms beoin ; 
God, our Maker, doth provide 
For our wants to be supplied : 
Come to God's own temple, come, 
Raise the song of harvest-home. 

579 



Marvest an& TTbanftsgiYung 

2 All the world is God's own field, 
Fruit unto His praise to yield ; 
Wheat and tares tog-ether sown, 
Unto joy or sorrow grown : 
First the blade, and then the ear, 
Then the full corn shall appear : 
Lord of harvest, grant that we 
Wholesome grain and pure may be. 

3 For the Lord our God shall come, 
And shall take His harvest home ; 
From His field shall in that day 
All offences purge away ; 

Give His angels charge at last 
In the fire the tares to cast, 
But the fruitful ears to store 
In His garner evermore. 

4 Even so, Lord, quickly come 
To Thy final harvest-home ; 
Gather Thou Thy people in, 
Free from sorrow, free from sin ; 
There for ever purified, 

In Thy presence to abide : 

Come, with all Thine angels, come, 

Raise the glorious harvest-home. 

661 7777 

PRAISE to God, immortal praise, 
For the love that crowns our days : 
Bounteous Source of every joy, 
Let Thy praise our tongues employ. 

2 Flocks that whiten all the plain ; 
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain ; 
580 



National 

Clouds that drop their fattening dews, 
Suns that temperate warmth diffuse ; 

3 All that Spring with bounteous hand 
Scatters o'er the smiling land ; 

All that liberal Autumn pours 
From her rich o'erflowino- stores ; — 

4 These to Thee, my God, we owe, 
Source whence all our blessings flow ; 
And for these my soul shall raise 
Grateful vows and solemn praise. 

5 Yet, should rising whirlwinds tear 
From its stem the ripening ear ; 
Should the fig-tree's blasted shoot 
Drop her green untimely fruit ; 

6 Should the vine put forth no more, 
Nor the olive yield her store ; 
Though the sickening flocks should fall, 
And the herds desert the stall ; — 

7 Yet to Thee my soul shall raise 
Grateful vows and solemn praise ; 
And, when every blessing's flown, 
Love Thee for Thyself alone. 



IRational 
662 l m. 

OGOD, beneath Thy guiding hand, 
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea ; 
And when they trod the wintry strand, 
With prayer and psalm they worshipped Thee. 

581 



^Rational 

2 Thou heard' st, well pleased, the song, the prayer : 
Thy blessing came ; and still its power 

Shall onward, through all acres, bear 
The memory of that holy hour. 

3 Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God 
Came with those exiles o'er the waves ; 
And where their pilgrim feet have trod, 
The God they trusted guards their graves. 

4 And here Thy Name, O God of love, 
Their children's children shall adore, 
Till these eternal hills remove, 

And spring adorns the earth no more. 






663 l m. 

LORD of hosts, Almighty King, 
Behold the sacrifice we bring : 
To every arm Thy strength impart ; 
Thy Spirit shed through every heart. 



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2 Wake in our breasts the living fires, 
The holy faith that warmed our sires : 
Thy hand hath made our nation free ; 
To die for her is serving Thee. 

3 Be Thou a pillared flame to show 
The midnight snare, the silent foe ; 
And when the battle thunders loud, 
Still guide us in its moving cloud. 

4 God of all nations, Sovereign Lord, 

In Thy dread Name we draw the sword, 
We lift the starry flag on high 
That fills with light our stormy sky. 

582 



National 

5 From treason's rent, from murder's stain, 
Guard Thou its folds till peace shall reign, 
Till fort and field, till shore and sea, 
Join our loud anthem, — Praise to Thee. 

664 L M 

OGOD of love, O King of peace, 
Make wars throughout the world to cease ; 
The wrath of sinful man restrain ; 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

2 Remember, Lord, Thy works of old, 
The wonders that our fathers told ; 
Remember not our sin's dark stain ; 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 



o 



Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord ? 
Where rest but on Thy faithful word ? 
None ever called on Thee in vain ; 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

4 Where saints and angels dwell above 
All hearts are knit in holy love ; 
O bind us in that heavenly chain ; 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 



M 



665 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

Y country, 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of liberty, 
Of thee I sine ; 
Land where my fathers died, 
Land of the pilgrim's .pride, 
From every mountain side 
Let freedom rin< r . 

5S3 



National 

My native country, thee. 
Land of the noble free, 

Thy name I love ; 
I love thy rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and templed hills ; 
My heart with rapture thrills 

Like that above. 

Let music swell the breeze, 
And ring from all the trees 

Sweet freedom's song : 
Let mortal tongues awake ; 
Let all that breathe partake ; 
Let rocks their silence break, 

The sound prolong. 

Our fathers' God, to Thee, 
Author of liberty, 

To Thee we sing : 
Long may our land be bright 
With freedom's holy light ; 
Protect us by Thy might, 

Great God, our King. 



666 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

GOD bless our native land ; 
Firm may she ever stand 
Through storm and night : 
When the wild tempests rave, 
Ruler of wind and wave, 
Do Thou our country save 
By Thy great might. 
584 



National 

2 For her our prayers shall rise 
To God, above the skies ; 

On Him we wait ; 
Thou who art ever nigh, 
Guarding- with watchful eye, 
To Thee aloud we cry, 

God save the State. 



IO. IO.IO. IO. 



667 

GOD of our fathers, whose almighty hand 
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band 
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies, 
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise. 

2 Thy love Divine hath led us in the past ; 
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast ; 

Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay ; 
Thy word our law, Thy paths our chosen way. 

3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence, 
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defence ; 
Thy true religion in our hearts increase, 
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace. 

4 Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way, 
Lead us from night to never-ending day ; 
Fill all our lives with love and grace Divine, 
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine. 

668 6.6.6.6.8.8. 

*0 Thee, our God, we fly 
For mercy and for grace : 
O hear our lowly cry, 

And hide not Thou Thy face : 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 

5*5 



T < 



national 

Arise, O Lord of hosts ; 

Be jealous for Thy Name, 

And drive from out our coasts 

The sins that put to shame : 

O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand. 

And cruard and bless our fatherland. 
<_> 

Thy best gifts from on high 

In rich abundance pour, 
That we may magnify 

And praise Thee more and more : 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And oaiard and bless our fatherland. 

The powers ordained by Thee 

With heavenly wisdom bless ; 
May they Thy servants be, 
And rule in righteousness : 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 

The Church of Thy dear Son 

Inflame with love's pure fire ; 
Bind her once more in one, 
And life and truth inspire : 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 

Give peace, Lord, in our time ; 

( ) let no foe draw nigh, 
Nor lawless deed of crime 
Insult Thy Majesty : 
() Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 
586 



National 
669 c M 

GREAT King of nations, hear our prayer, 
While at Thy feet we fall, 
And humbly, with united cry, 
To Thee for mercy call. 

2 The guilt is ours, but grace is Thine, 

O turn us not away ; 
But hear us from Thy lofty throne, 
And help us when we pray. 

3 Our fathers' sins were manifold, 

And ours no less we own, 
Yet wondrously from age to age 
Thy goodness hath been shown. 

4 When dangers, like a stormy sea, 

Beset our country round, 
To Thee we looked, to Thee we cried, 
And help in Thee was found. 

5 With one consent we meekly bow 

Beneath Thy chastening hand, 
And, pouring forth confession meet, 
Mourn with our mourning' land. 

6 With pitying eye behold our need, 

As thus we lift our prayer ; 
Correct us with Thy judgments, Lord, 
Then let Thy mercy spare. 



587 



National 
670 n.io.11.9. 

GOD the All-terrible ! King, who ordainest 
Great winds Thy clarions, the lightnings 
Thy sword, 
Show forth Thy pity on high where Thou reign- 
est ; 
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord. 

2 God the Omnipotent ! Mighty Avenger, 

Watching invisible, judging unheard, 
Save us in mercy, O save us from danger ; 
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord. 

3 God the All-merciful ! Earth hath forsaken 

Thy ways of blessedness, slighted Thy word ; 
Bid not Thy wrath in its terrors awaken ; 
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord. 

4 So shall Thy children, in thankful devotion, 

Laud Him who saved them from peril ab- 
horred ; 
Singing in chorus, from ocean to ocean, 

Peace to the nations, and praise to the Lord. 



671 8.7.8.7- 

|READ Jehovah, God of nations, 
From Thy temple in the skies 
Hear Thy people's supplications ; 
Now for their deliverance rise. 



D 1 



2 Lo ! with deep contrition turning, 
Humbly at Thy feet we bend ; 
Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning; 
Hear us, spare us, and defend. 
588 



jfor Ubose at Sea 

3 Though our sins, our hearts confounding, 

Lone and loud for vengeance call, 
Thou hast mercy more abounding, 
Jesus' blood can cleanse them all. 

4 Let that love veil our transgression ; 

Let that blood our guilt efface ; 

Save Thy people from oppression, 

Save from spoil Thy holy place. 



for £bose at Sea 

C. M. 

LORD, be with us when we sail 
Upon the lonely deep, 
Our Guard, when on the silent deck 
The midnight watch we keep. 



o 



2 We need not fear, though all around 

'Mid rising winds we hear 
The multitude of waters surge ; 
For Thou, O God, art near. 

3 The calm, the breeze, the gale, the storm, 

That pass from land to land, 
All, all are Thine, are held within 
The hollow of Thy hand. 

: 4 If duty calls from threatened strife 
To guard our native shore, 
And shot and shell are answering 
The booming cannon's roar, 

589 



Jfor TLhose at Sea 

5 Be Thou the Mainguard of our host, 

Till war and dangers cease ; 
Defend the right, put up the sword, 
And through the world make peace. 

6 Across this troubled tide of life 

Thyself our Pilot be, 
Until we reach that better land, 
The land that knows no sea. 

7 To Thee the Father, Thee the Son, 

Whom earth and sky adore, 
And Spirit moving on the deep, 
Be praise for evermore. 

* These verses are for use in the Navy. 



673 8.8.8.8.8.8 

ETERNAL Father, strong to save, 
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave, 
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep 
Its own appointed limits keep : 
O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea. 

2 O Saviour, whose almighty word 

The winds and waves submissive heard, 
Who walkedst on the foaming deep, 
And calm amid its rage didst sleep : 

O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea. 

3 ( ) Sacred Spirit, who didst brood 
Upon the chaos dark and rude, 

59° 



afor XTbose at Sea 

Who badd'st its angry tumult cease, 
And gavest light and life and peace : 

O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea. 

O Trinity of love and power, 
Our brethren shield in danger's hour ; 
From rock and tempest, fire and foe, 
Protect them wheresoe'er they go ; 
And ever let there rise to Thee 
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. 



674 8-7.8.4 

STAR of peace to wanderers weary, 
Bright the beams that smile on me ; 
Cheer the pilot's vision dreary, 
Far, far at sea. 

2 Star of hope, gleam on the billow ; 

Bless the soul that sighs for Thee, 
Bless the sailor's lonely pillow, 
Far, far at sea. 

3 Star of faith, when winds are mocking 

All his toil, he flies to Thee ; 
Save him on the billows rocking, 
Far, far at sea. 

4 Star Divine, O safely guide him, 

Bring the wanderer home to Thee ; 
Sore temptations long have tried him, 
Far, far at sea. 

59i 



latino of a Corner-stone 

L.M. 

LORD of hosts, whose glory fills 
The bounds of the eternal hills, 
And yet vouchsafes, in Christian lands, 
To dwell in temples made with hands ; 



o 



2 Grant that all we, who here to-day 
Rejoicing this foundation lay, 
May be in very deed Thine own, 
Built on the precious Corner-stone. 

3 Endue the creatures with Thy grace 
That shall adorn Thy dwelling-place ; 
The beauty of the oak and pine, 

The gold and silver, make them Thine. 

4 To Thee they all belong ; to Thee 
The treasures of the earth and sea ; 
And when we bring them to Thy Throne 
We but present Thee with Thine own. 

5 Endue the hearts that guide with skill, 
Preserve the hands that work from ill ; 
That we, who these foundations lay, 
May raise the top-stone in its day. 

6 Both now and ever, Lord, protect 
The temple of Thine own elect ; 

Be Thou in them, and they in Thee, 
O ever-blessed Trinity. 



592 



Befctcation of a Cburcb 

676 ■ c. m. 

THOU, whose unmeasured temple stands, 
Built over earth and sea, 
Accept the walls that human hands 
Have raised, O God, to Thee. 

2 And let the Comforter and Friend, 

Thy Holy Spirit, meet 
With those who here in worship bend 
Before Thy mercy-seat. 

3 May they who err be guided here 

To find the better way ; 
And they who mourn and they who fear 
Be strengthened as they pray. 

4 May faith grow firm, and love grow warm, 

And hallowed wishes rise, 
While round these peaceful walls the storm 
Of earth-born passion dies. 

677 L- M. 

FOUNDED on Thee, our only Lord, 
On Thee, the everlasting Rock, 
Thy Church shall stand, as stands Thy word, 
Nor fear the storm, nor dread the shock. 

2 For Thee our waiting spirits yearn, 

For Thee this house of praise we rear ; 
To Thee with longing hearts we turn : 
Come, fix Thy glorious presence here. 

3 8 593 



Installation of a pastor 

3 Come, with Thy Spirit and Thy power, 
The Conqueror, once the Crucified ; 
Our God, our Strength, our King, our Tower, 
Here plant Thy throne, and here abide. 



4 Accept the work our hands have wrought ; 
Accept, O God, this earthly shrine ; 
Be Thou our Rock, our life, our thought, 
And we, as living temples, Thine. 



Installation of a pastor 

6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

HOLY Lord, our God, 
By heavenly hosts adored, 
Hear us, we pray : 
To Thee the cherubim, 
Angels and seraphim, 
Unceasing praises bring, 
Their homage pay. 

Here give Thy word success ; 
And this Thy servant bless, 

His labors own ; 
And, while the sinner's Friend 
His life and words commend, 
Thy Holy Spirit send, 

And make Him known. 



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3 May every passing year 
More happy still appear 

Than this glad clay ; 
594 



Installation ot a lpastor 

With numbers fill the place, 
Adorn Thy saints with grace ; 
Thy truth may all embrace, 
O Lord, we pray. 

4 O Lord, our God, arise ; 
And now, before our eyes, 

Thy arm make bare ; 
Unite our hearts in love ; 
Till, raised to heaven above, 
We all its fulness prove, 

And praise Thee there. 

679 l m. 

O RISEN Christ, who from Thy throne 
Dost rule Thy Church, and hear Thine 
own, 
Now seal by Thine almighty power 
The covenants of this sacred hour. 

2 Weave Thou Thy life through these new ties : 
The light of love that round Thee lies 
Circle the shepherd and the sheep, 
And all our lives in safety keep. 



j 



The shepherd's Shepherd only Thou 
Canst be : O Christ, walk with him now ; 
While our weak hands reach up to Thine, 
To strengthen his with might Divine. 

4 Thou in whose love Thy Church is blest, 
Thy Name alone be here confessed, 
By holy lives be glorified, 
While here Thy peace shall still abide. 

595 



farewell Service 
680 6.6.8.4. 

r ITH the sweet word of peace 
We bid our brethren go ; 
Peace, as a river to increase, 
And ceaseless flow. 



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2 With the calm word of prayer 

We earnestly commend 
Our brethren to Thy watchful care, 
Eternal Friend. 

3 With the dear word of love 

We give our brief farewell : 
Our love below, and Thine above, 
With them shall dwell. 

4 With the strong w r ord of faith 

We stay ourselves on Thee, 
That Thou, O Lord, in life and death 
Their Help shalt be. 

5 Then the bright word of hope 

Shall on our parting gleam, 
And tell of joys beyond the scope 
Of earth-born dream. 

6 Farewell ! in hope, and love, 

In faith, and peace, and prayer ; 
Till Fie whose home is ours above 
Unite us there. 



596 



G< 



ffarewell Service 

QQ\ 9.8.8.9. with Refrain. 

OD be with you till we meet again, 
By His counsels guide, uphold you, 
With His sheep securely fold you, 
God be with you till we meet again. 
Till we meet, till we meet, 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet ; 
Till we meet, till we meet, 
God be with you till we meet again. 

2 God be with you till we meet again, 
'Neath His wings protecting hide you, 
Daily manna still divide you, 

God be with you till we meet again. 
Till we meet, etc. 

3 God be with you till we meet again, 
When life's perils thick confound you, 
Put His arms unfailino- round you, 

God be with you till we meet again. 
Till we meet, etc. 

4 God be with you till we meet again, 
Keep love's banner floating o'er you, 
Smite death's threatening wave before you, 

God be with you till we meet again. 
Till we meet, etc. 



temperance 

7.6.7.6.D. 

THOU, before whose presence 
Naught evil may come in, 
Yet who dost look in mercy 
Down on this world of sin, 

597 



O 



temperance 

O give us noble purpose 
To set the sin-bound free, 

And Christ-like tender pity 
To seek the lost for Thee. 

Fierce is our subtle foeman : 

The forces at his hand 
With woes that none can number 

Despoil the pleasant land ; 
All they who war against them, 

In strife so keen and long, 
Must in their Saviour's armor 

Be stronger than the strong. 

So hast Thou wrought among us 

The great things that we see ! 
For things that are we thank Thee, 

And for the things to be : 
For bright hope is uplifting 

Faint hands and feeble knees, 
To strive beneath Thy blessing 

For greater things than these. 

Lead on, O Love and Mercy, 

O Purity and Power ; 
Lead on till peace eternal 

Shall close this battle-hour : 
Till all who prayed and struggled 

To set their brethren free, 
In triumph meet to praise Thee, 

Most Holy Trinity. 



598 



N' 



anniversary 

S. M. I). 
OW rest, ye pilgrim host, 
Look back upon your way, 
The mountains climbed, the torrents crossed, 
Through many a weary day. 
From this victorious height, 
How fair the past appears, 
God's grace and glory shining bright 
On all the bygone years. 

How many, at His call, 

Have parted from our throng ! 
They watch us from the crystal w T all, 

And echo back our song. 

They rest, beyond complaints, 

Beyond all sighs and tears : 
Praise be to God for all His saints 

Who wrought in bygone years. 

The banners they upbore 

Our hands still lift on high ; 
The Lord they followed evermore 

To us is also nigh. 

Arise, arise, and tread 

The future without fears ; 
He leadeth still, whose hand hath led 

Through all the bygone years. 

When we have reached the home 
We seek with weary feet, 
Our children's children still shall come 
To keep these ranks complete ; 

599 



Bnniversars 

And He, whose host is one 
Throughout the countless spheres, 
Will guide His marching servants on 
Through everlasting years. 



684 c. m. 

LET children hear the mighty deeds 
Which God performed of old ; 
Which in our younger years we saw, 
And which our fathers told. 

2 He bids us make His glories known, 

His works of power and grace ; 
And we'll convey His wonders down, 
Through every rising race. 

3 Our lips shall tell them to our sons, 

And they again to theirs ; 
That generations yet unborn 
May teach them to their heirs. 

4 Thus shall they learn in God alone 

Their hope securely stands, 
That they may ne'er forget His works, 
But practise His commands. 



685 l m. 

LORD, when in Simon's house of yore, 
Thou with Thy friends didst sit at meat, 
Mary the precious spikenard bore, 
And poured it at Thy sacred feet. 

6oo 



marriage 

2 Like incense sweet, the perfume rare 

Rose through the house, and sought the skies ; 
And Thou didst own with blessings there 
A woman's loving sacrifice. 



3 So unto Thee, O Lord, this day, 
A year of labor here we bring ; 
So at Thy feet the gift we lay ; 
Accept, O Lord, the offering. 



marriage 
686 ii.io.ii.io. 

O PERFECT Love, all human thought tran- 
scending, 
Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne, 
That theirs may be the love which knows no 
ending, 
Whom Thou for evermore dost join in one. 

2 O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance 

Of tender charity and steadfast faith, 
Of patient hope, and quiet, brave endurance, 
With childlike trust that fears nor pain nor 
death. 

3 Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sor- 

row ; 
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly 

strife, 
And to life's day the glorious unknown morrow 
That dawns upon eternal love and life. 

6oi 



flnarriacje 

4 Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving, 

Through Jesus Christ Thy co-eternal Word, 
Who, with the Holy Ghost, by all things living 
Now and to endless ages art adored. 

687 7-6.7.6. 

THE voice that breathed o'er Eden, 
That earliest wedding-day, 
The primal marriage blessing, 
It hath not passed away. 

2 Still in the pure espousal 

Of Christian man and maid 
The Holy Three are with us, 
The threefold grace is said. 

3 Be present, awful Father, 

To give away this bride, 
As Eve thou gav'st to Adam 
Out of his own pierced side : 

4 Be present, Son of Mary, 

To join their loving hands, 
As Thou didst bind two natures 
In Thine eternal bands : 

5 Be present, Holiest Spirit, 

To bless them as they kneel, 
As Thou, for Christ the Bridegroom, 
The heavenly Spouse dost seal. 

6 O spread Thy pure wing o'er them, 

Let no ill power find place, 
While onward to Thy presence 
Their hallowed path they trace. 

602 



prater for Schools ant) Colleges 
688 c M 

CHRIST, who didst our tasks fulfil, 
Didst share the hopes of youth, 
Our Saviour and our Brother still, 
Now lead us into truth. 



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2 The call is Thine : be Thou the Way, 

And Thine the hearts that guide ; 
Let wisdom broaden with the day, 
Let human faith abide. 

3 Who learns of Thee the truth shall find, 

Who follows, wins the goal ; 
With reverence crown the earnest mind, 
And speak within the soul. 

4 Waken the purpose high which strives, 

And, falling, stands again ; 
Confirm the will of eager lives 
To quit themselves like men : 

5 Thy life the bond of fellowship, 

Thy love the law that rules, 
Thy Name, proclaimed by every lip, 
The Master of our schools. 



Cbilfcren's E>a£ anfc flower festivals 
689 ii.io.xi.io. 

HERE, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest, 
Bloom from the garden, and flowers from 
the field ; 
Gifts for the stricken ones, knowing Thou carest 
More for the love than the wealth that we yield. 

6o^ 



CFMl&ren's H>a£ an& flower jfestipals 

2 Send, Lord, by these to the sick and the dying, 

Speak to their hearts with a message of peace ; 
Comfort the sad, who in weakness are lying, 
Grant the departing a gentle release. 

3 Raise, Lord, to health again those who have 

sickened, 
Fair be their lives as the roses in bloom ; 
Give of Thy grace to the souls Thou hast 

quickened, 
Gladness for sorrow, and brightness for gloom. 

4 We, Lord, like flowers, must bloom and must 

wither ; 
We, like these blossoms, must fade and must 

die ; 
Gather us, Lord, to Thy bosom for ever, 
Grant us a place in Thy house in the sky. 

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GREAT Giver of all good, 
To Thee our thanks we yield 
For all the beauties of the wood, 
Of hill, and dale, and field. 

2 Ten thousand various flowers 

To Thee sweet offerings bear, 
And joyous birds in woodland bowers 
Sing forth Thy tender care. 

3 The fields on every side, 

The trees on every hill, 
The glorious sun, the rolling tide, 
Proclaim Thy wonders still. 
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4 But trees, and fields, and skies 

Still praise a God unknown ; 
For gratitude and love can rise 
From living hearts alone. 

5 These living hearts of ours 

Thy holy Name would bless ; 
The blossoms of the thousand flowers 
Would please the Saviour less. 

6 While earth itself decays, 

Our souls can never die ; 
O tune them all to sing Thy praise 
In better sonors on high. 



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JESUS, meek and gentle, 
Son of God Most High, 
Pitying, loving Saviour, 
Hear Thy children's cry. 

2 Pardon our offences, 

Loose our captive chains, 
Break down every idol 
Which our soul detains. 

3 Give us holy freedom, 

Fill our hearts with love ; 
Draw us, Holy Jesus, 
To the realms above. 
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4 Lead us on our journey, 

Be Thyself the Way 
Through terrestrial darkness 
To celestial day. 

5 Jesus, meek and gentle, 

Son of God Most High, 
Pitying, loving Saviour, 
Hear Thy children's cry. 



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OW the day is over, 
Night is drawing nigh, 
Shadows of the evening 
Steal across the sky. 



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2 Now the darkness gathers, 

Stars begin to peep ; 
Birds, and beasts, and flowers 
Soon will be asleep. 

3 Jesus, give the weary 

Calm and sweet repose ; 

With Thy tenderest blessing 

May mine eyelids close. 

4 Grant to little children 

Visions bright of Thee ; 
Guard the sailors, tossing 
On the deep blue sea. 

5 Comfort every sufferer 

Watching late in pain ; 
Those who plan some evil 
From their sin restrain. 
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6 Through the long night-watches 

May Thine angels spread 
Their white wings above me, 
Watching round my bed. 

7 When the morning wakens, 

Then may I arise 
Pure, and fresh, and sinless 
In Thy holy eyes. 

8 Glory to the Father, 

Glory to the Son, 
And to Thee, blest Spirit, 
Whilst all aees run. 



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ROUND the throne of God in heaven 
Thousands of children stand, 
Children whose sins are all forgiven, 
A holy, happy band, 
Singing, 4i Glory, glory, 
Glory be to God on high." 

In flowing robes of spotless white 

See every one arrayed ; 
Dwelling in everlasting light 

And joys that never fade, 

Singing, "Glory be to God on high." 

What brought them to that world above, 

That heaven so bright and fair, 
Where all is peace, and joy, and love ; 
How came those children there, 

Singing, "Glory be to God on high?" 
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Because the Saviour shed His blood 

To wash away their sin ; 
Bathed in that pure and precious (lood, 

Behold them white and clean, 

Singing, ''Glory be to God on high." 

On earth they sought the Saviour's grace, 
On earth they loved His Name ; 

So now they see His blessed face, 
And stand before the Lamb, 

Singing, "Glory be to God on high." 



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*HINE are all the gifts, O God, 
Thine the broken bread ; 
Let the naked feet be shod, 
And the starving fed. 



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2 Let Thy children, by Thy grace, 

Give as they abound, 
Till the poor have breathing-space, 
And the lost are found. 

3 Wiser than the miser's hoards 

Is the giver's choice ; 
Sweeter than the song of birds 
Is the thankful voice ; 

4 Welcome smiles on faces sad 

As the flowers of spring ; 
Let the tender hearts be glad 
With the joy they bring. 
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5 Happier for their pity's sake 
Make their sports and plays, 
And from lips of childhood take 
Thy perfected praise. 

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FROM heaven above to earth I come, 
To bear good news to every home ; 
Glad tidings of great joy I bring, 
Whereof I now will say and sing : 

2 "To you, this night, is born a Child 
Of Mary, chosen mother mild ; 
This little Child, of lowly birth, 
Shall be the Joy of all your earth. 

3 "'Tis Christ, our God, who far on high 
Hath heard your sad and bitter cry ; 
Himself will your Salvation be, 
Himself from sin will make you free." 

4 Welcome to earth, Thou noble Guest, 
Through whom e'en wicked men are blest ! 
Thou com' st to share our misery ; 

What can we render, Lord, to Thee ? 

5 Ah, dearest Jesus, Holy Child, 
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled, 
Within my heart, that it may be 
A quiet chamber kept for Thee. 

6 My heart for very joy doth leap, 
My lips no more can silence keep, 
I too must sing with joyful tongue 
That sweetest ancient cradle-son^' : 

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Glory to God in highest heaven, 
Who unto man His Son hath given, 
While angels sing with pious mirth 
A glad New Year to all the earth. 



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|NCE in royal David's city 
Stood a lowly cattle-shed, 
Where a mother laid her Baby 

In a manger for His bed : 
Mary was that mother mild, 
Jesus Christ her little Child. 

He came down to earth from heaven 
Who is God and Lord of all, 

And His shelter was a stable, 
And His cradle was a stall : 

With the poor, and mean, and lowly, 

Lived on earth our Saviour Holy. 

And, through all His wondrous childhood, 

He would honor, and obey, 
Love, and watch the lowly maiden 

In whose gentle arms He lay : 
Christian children all must be 
Mild, obedient, good as He. 

For He is our childhood's Pattern, 
Day by day like us He grew, 

He was little, weak and helpless, 
Tears and smiles like us He knew: 

And He feeleth for our sadness, 

And He shareth in our gladness. 
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And our eyes at last shall see Him, 
Through His own redeeming- love ; 

For that Child so dear and gentle 
Is our Lord in heaven above, 

And He leads His children on 

To the place where He is gone. 

Not in that poor lowly stable, 
With the oxen standing by, 

We shall see Him, but in heaven, 
Set at God's right hand on high ; 

When like stars His children crowned 

All in white shall wait around. 



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r HEN, His salvation bringing, 
To Zion Jesus came, 
The children all stood singing 

Hosanna to His Name : 
Nor did their zeal offend Him, 

But, as He rode along, 
He let them still attend Him, 
And smiled to hear their song. 

And since the Lord retaineth 

His love for children still, 
Though now as King He reigneth 

On Zion's heavenly hill, 
We'll flock around His banner 

Who sits upon His throne, 
And cry aloud, " Hosanna 

To David's royal Son !" 
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3 For should we fail proclaiming 

Our great Redeemer's praise, 
The stones, our silence shaming, 

Would their hosannas raise. 
But shall we only render 

The tribute of our words ? 
No ; while our hearts are tender, 

They too shall be the Lord's. 

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THERE is a green hill far away, 
Without a city wall, 
Where the dear Lord was crucified, 
Who died to save us all. 

2 We may not know, we cannot tell, 

What pains He had to bear ; 
But we believe it was for us 
He hung and suffered there. 

3 He died that we might be forgiven, 

He died to make us good, 
That we might go at last to heaven, 
Saved by His precious blood. 

4 There was no other good enough 

To pay the price of sin ; 
He only could unlock the gate 
Of heaven, and let us in. 

5 O dearly, dearly has He loved, 

And we must love Him too, 
And trust in His redeeming blood, 
And try His works to do. 

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HUSHED was the evening hymn, 
The temple courts were dark ; 
The lamp was burning dim 
Before the sacred ark ; 
When suddenly a voice Divine 
Rang through the silence of the shrine. 

2 The old man, meek and mild, 

The priest of Israel, slept ; 
His watch the temple-child, 

The little Levite, kept ; 
And what from Eli's sense was sealed 
The Lord to Hannah's son revealed. 

3 O give me Samuel's ear, 

The open ear, O Lord, 
Alive and quick to hear 

Each whisper of Thy word, 
Like him to answer at Thy call, 
And to obey Thee first of all. 

4 O g* ve me Samuel's heart. 

A lowly heart, that waits 
Where in Thy house Thou art, 

Or watches at Thy gates ; 
By day and night, a heart that still 
Moves at the breathing of Thy will. 

5 O give me Samuel's mind, 

A sweet unmurmuring faith, 
Obedient and resigned 

To Thee in life and death, 
That I may read with childlike eyes 
Truths that are hidden from the wise. 
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BRIGHTLY gleams our banner, 
Pointing to the sky. 
Waving on Christ's soldiers 

To their home on high. 
Marching through the desert, 

Gladly thus we pray, 

Still with hearts united, 

Singing on our way. 

Brightly gleams our banner, 

Pointing to the sky, 
Waving on Christ's soldiers 
To their home on high. 

2 Jesus, Lord and Master, 

At Thy sacred feet, 
Here, with hearts rejoicing, 

See Thy children meet. 
Often have we left Thee, 

Often gone astray ; 
Keep us, mighty Saviour, 

In the narrow way. 
Brightly gleams, etc. 

3 Pattern of our childhood, 

Once Thyself a child, 
Make our childhood holy, 

Pure, and meek, and mild. 
In the hour of danger 
Whither can we flee, 
Save to Thee, dear Saviour, 
Only unto Thee? 
Brightly gleams, etc. 
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All our days direct us, 

In the way we go ; 
Crown us still victorious 

Over every foe : 
Bid Thine angels shield us 

When the storm-clouds lower ; 
Pardon Thou and save us 

In the last dread hour. 
Brightly gleams, etc. 

Then with saints and angels 

May we join above, 
Offering prayers and praises 

At Thy throne of love. 
When the march is over, 

Then come rest and peace, 
Jesus in His beauty, 

Songs that never cease. 
Brightly gleams, etc. 



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|N wings of living light, 
At earliest dawn of day, 
Came down the angel bright, 
And rolled the stone away. 
Your voices raise 

With one accord 
To bless and praise 
Your risen Lord. 

2 The keepers watching near, 

At that dread sight and sound, 
Fell down with sudden fear, 
Like dead men, to the ground. 
Your voices raise, etc. 
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3 Then rose from death's dark gloom, 

Unseen by mortal eye, 
Triumphant o'er the tomb, 
The Lord of earth and sky. 
Your voices raise, etc. 

4 Ye children of the light, 

Arise with Him, arise : 
See, how the Day-star bright 
Is burning in the skies ! 
Your voices raise, etc. 

5 Leave in the grave beneath 

The old things passed away ; 
Buried with Him in death, 
O live with Him to-day. 
Your voices raise, etc. 

6 We sing Thee, Lord Divine, 

With all our hearts and powers ; 
For we are ever Thine, 
And Thou art ever ours. 
Your voices raise, etc. 

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GOLDEN harps are sounding, 
Angel voices ring, 
Pearly gates are opened, 
Opened for the King : 
Christ, the King of Glory, 

Jesus, King of love, 
Is gone ii]) in triumph 
To His throne* above. 
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All His work is ended, 

Joyfully we sing ; 
Jesus hath ascended : 

Glory to our King ! 

2 He who came to save us, 

He who bled and died, 
Now is crowned with glory 

At His Father's side. 
Never more to suffer, 

Never more to die, 
Jesus, King of Glory, 

Is gone up on high. 

All His work is ended, etc. 

3 Praying for His children 

In that blessed place, 
Calling them to glory, 

Sending them His grace ; 
His bright home preparing, 

Faithful ones, for you ; 
Jesus ever liveth, 

Ever loveth too. 

All His work is ended, etc. 

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STANDING at the portal 
Of the opening year, 
Words of comfort *meet us, 

Hushing every fear; 
Spoken through the silence 

By our Father s voice, 
Tender, strong, and faithful, 
Making us 

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Onward, then, and fear not, 
Children of the day ; 

For His word shall never, 
Never pass away. 

"I, the Lord, am with thee, 

Be thou not afraid ; 
I will help and strengthen, 

Be thou not dismayed. 
Yea, I will uphold thee 

With My own right hand ; 
Thou art called and chosen 

In My sight to stand." 
Onward, etc. 

For the year before us, 

O what rich supplies ! 
For the poor and needy 

Living streams shall rise ; 
For the sad and sinful 

Shall His grace abound ; 
For the faint and feeble 

Perfect strength be found. 
Onward, etc. 

He will never fail us, 

Lie will not forsake ; 
His eternal covenant 

He wall never break. 
Resting on His promise, 

What have we to fear ? 
God is all-sufficient 

For the coming year. 
( )nward, etc. 

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704 S. M. with Refrain. 

REJOICE, ye pure in heart, 
Rejoice, give thanks and sing ; 
Your festal banner wave on high, 
The cross of Christ your King. 

Rejoice, rejoice, 
Rejoice, give thanks and sing. 

2 Bright youth and snow-crowned age, 

Strong men and maidens meek, 

Raise high your free, exulting song, 

God's wondrous praises speak. 

3 With all the angel choirs, 

With all the saints on earth, 
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss, 
True rapture, noblest mirth ! 

4 Your clear hosannas raise, 

And alleluias loud ; 
Whilst answering echoes upward float, 
Like wreaths of incense cloud. 

5 Yes, on through life's long path, 

Still chanting as ye go ; 
From youth to age, by night and day, 
In gladness and in woe. 

6 Still lift your standard high, 

Still march in firm array ; 
As warriors through the darkness toil 
Till dawns the golden day. 

7 At last the march shall end, 

The wearied ones shall rest, 
The pilgrims find their Fathers house, 
Jerusalem the blest. 
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8 Then on, ye pure in heart, 

Rejoice, give thanks and sing ; 
Your glorious banner wave on high, 
The cross of Christ your King. 



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OW shall the young secure their hearts, 
And guard their lives from sin ? 
Thy word the choicest rules imparts 
To keep the conscience clean. 



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2 When once it enters to the mind, 

It spreads such light abroad, 
The meanest souls instruction find, 
And raise their thoughts to God. 

3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light 

That guides us all the day ; 
And, through the dangers of the night, 
A lamp to lead our way. 

4 Thy precepts make me truly wise ; 

I hate the sinner's road ; 
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise, 
But love Thy law, my God. 

5 Thy word is everlasting truth ; 

How pure is every page ! 
That holy book shall guide our youth, 
And well support our age-. 



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^AVIOUR, teach me, day by day, 
Love's sweet lesson, — to obey ; 
Sweeter lesson cannot be, 
Loving Him who first loved me. 



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2 With a child's glad heart of love, 
At Thy bidding may I move ; 
Prompt to serve and follow Thee, 
Loving Him who first loved me. 

3 Teach me thus Thy steps to trace, 
Strong to follow in Thy grace ; 
Learning how to love from Thee, 
Loving Him who first loved me. 

4 Love in loving finds employ, 
In obedience all her joy ; 
Ever new that joy will be, 
Loving Him who first loved me. 

5 Though a foolish child and weak, 
More than this I need not seek ; 
Singing, till Thy face I see, 

Of His love who first loved me. 



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LOVE to tell the story 
Of unseen things above, 
Of Jesus and His glory, 

Of Jesus and His love. 
I love to tell the story, 

Because I know it's true ; 
It satisfies my longings 

As nothing else would do. 
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I love to tell the story, 
'Twill be my theme in glory, 
To tell the old, old story 
Of Jesus and His love. 

2 I love to tell the story ; 

More wonderful it seems 
Than all the golden fancies 

Of all our golden dreams. 
I love to tell the story, 

It did so much for me ; 
And that is just the reason 

I tell it now to thee. 
I love to tell, etc. 

3 I love to tell the story ; 

'Tis pleasant to repeat 
What seems, each time I tell it, 

More wonderfully sweet. 
I love to tell the story, 

For some have never heard 
The message of salvation 

From God's own holy word. 
I love to tell, etc. 

4 I love to tell the story ; 

For those who know it best 
Seem hungering and thirsting 

To hear it, like the rest. 
And when, in scenes of glory, 

I sing the new, new song, 
'Twill be the old, old story 
That I have loved so long. 
I love to tell, etc. 
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SAVIOUR, like a shepherd lead us, 
Much we need Thy tender care ; 
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, 
For our use Thy folds prepare : 

Blessed Jesus, 
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are. 

2 We are Thine ; do Thou befriend us, 

Be the Guardian of our way ; 
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, 
Seek us when we go astray : 

Blessed Jesus, 
Hear the children, when they pray. 

3 Thou hast promised to receive us, 

Poor and sinful though we be ; 
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, 

Grace to cleanse, and power to free : 

Blessed Jesus, 
Early let us turn to Thee. 

4 Early let us seek Thy favor ; 

Early let us do Thy will ; 
Blessed Lord and only Saviour, 
With Thy love our bosoms fill : 

Blessed Jesus, 
Thou hast loved us, love us still. 

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WE plough the fields, and scatter 
The good seed on the land, 
But it is fed and watered 
By God's almighty hand ; 



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He sends the snow in winter, 

The warmth to swell the grain, 
The breezes and the sunshine, 
And soft refreshing rain. 
All good gifts around us 

Are sent from heaven above ; 
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord 
For all His love. 

2 He only is the Maker 

Of all things near and far ; 
He paints the wayside flower, 

He lights the evening star ; 
The winds and waves obey Him, 

By Him the birds are fed ; 
Much more to us, His children, 

He gives our daily bread. 
All good gifts, etc. 

3 We thank Thee, then, O Father, 

For all things bright and good, 
The seed-time and the harvest, 

Our life, our health, our food : 
No gifts have we to offer, 

For all Thy love imparts, 
But that which Thou desirest, 

Our humble, thankful hearts. 
All good gifts, etc. 



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710 7-77-7D. 

ESUS, merciful and mild, 

Lead me as a helpless child : 
"On no other arm but Thine 
Would my weary soul recline. 
Thou art ready to forgive, 
Thou canst bid the sinner live ; 
Guide the wanderer, day by day, 
In the strait and narrow way. 

Thou canst fit me by Thy grace 
For the heavenly dwelling-place ; 
All Thy promises are sure, 
Ever shall Thy love endure ; 
Then what more could I desire, 
How to greater bliss aspire ? 
All I need, in Thee I see ; 
Thou art All in all to me. 

Jesus, Saviour all Divine, 
Hast Thou made me truly Thine ? 
Hast Thou bought me by Thy blood ? 
Reconciled my heart to God ? 
Hearken to my tender prayer, 
Let me Thine own image bear, 
Let me love Thee more and more 
Till I reach heaven's blissful shore. 



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N the morning I will raise 

To my God the voice of praise ; 
With His kind protection blest, 
Sweet and deep has been my rest. 

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2 In the morning I will pray 
For His blessing on the day ; 
What this day shall be my lot, 
Light or darkness, know I not. 

3 Should it be with clouds o'ercast, 
Clouds of sorrow gathering fast, 
Thou, who givest light Divine, 
Shine within me, Lord, O shine. 

4 Show me, if I tempted be, 

How to find all strength in Thee, 
And a perfect triumph win 
Over every bosom sin. 

5 Keep my feet from secret snares, 
Keep my eyes, O God, from tears, 
Every step Thy grace attend, 
And my soul from death defend. 

6 Then when fall the shades of night, 
All within shall still be light ; 
Thou wilt peace around diffuse, 
Gently as the evening dews. 



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jUIET, Lord, my fro ward heart ; 
Make me teachable and mild, 
Upright, simple, free from art ; 

Make me as a weaned child, 
From distrust and envy free, 
Pleased with all that pleases Thee. 

2 What Thou shalt to-day provide 
Let me as a child receive; 

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What to-morrow may betide 

Calmly to Thy wisdom leave : 
'Tis enough that Thou wilt care ; 
Why should I the burden bear? 

3 As a little child relies 

On a care beyond his own, 
Knows he's neither strong nor wise, 

Fears to stir a. step alone, — 
Let me thus with Thee abide, 
As my Father, Guard, and Guide. 

4 Thus preserved from Satan's wiles, 

Safe from dangers, free from fears, 
May I live upon Thy smiles 

Till the promised hour appears, 
When the sons of God shall prove 
All their Father's boundless love. 



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I AY by day the manna fell ; 
O to learn this lesson well ! 
Still by constant mercy fed, 
Give me, Lord, my daily bread. 



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Daily strength for daily needs : 
Cast foreboding fears away, 
Take the manna of to-day. 



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Lord, my times are in Thy hand ; 
All my sanguine hopes have planned 
To Thy wisdom I resign, 
And would make Thy purpose mine. 
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4 Thou my daily task shalt give ; 
Day by day to Thee I live ; 
So shall added years fulfil, 
Not my own, my Father's will. 



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714 8.4.8.4.8.4. 

Y God, I thank Thee, who hast made 
The earth so bright, 
So full of splendor and of joy, 

Beauty and light ; 
So many glorious things are here, 
Noble and right. 

2 I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast made 
Joy to abound ; 

So many gentle thoughts and deeds 

Circling us round ; 
That in the darkest spot of earth 

Some love is found. 

3 I thank Thee more that all our joy 
Is touched with pain, 

That shadows fall on brightest hours, 

That thorns remain ; 
So that earth's bliss may be our guide, 

And not our chain. 

4 For Thou, who knowest, Lord, how soon 
Our weak heart clings, 

Hast given us joys tender and true, 

Yet all with wings, 
So that we sec, gleaming on high, 



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5 I thank thee, Lord, that Thou hast kept 

The best in store ; 
We have enough, yet not too much 

To long for more : 
A yearning for a deeper peace 

Not known before. 

6 I thank Thee, Lord, that here our souls, 

Though amply blest, 
Can never find, although they seek, 

A perfect rest ; 
Nor ever shall, until they lean 

On Jesus' breast. 



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ANOTHER day begun ! 
Lord, grant us grace that we, 
Before the setting of the sun, 
Redeem the time for Thee. 

2 Another day of toil ! 

To Thee we yield our powers ; 
Keep Thou our souls from guilty soil 
Through all the passing hours. 

3 Another day of fear ! 

For watchful is our foe, 
And sin is strong, and death is near, 
And short our time below. 

4 Another day of hope ! 

For Thou art with us still, 
And Thine almighty strength can cope 
With all who seek our ill. 
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5 Another day of grace 

To help us on our way ! 
One step towards the resting-place, 
The eternal Sabbath-day. 

716 8.7.8.7. 

TARRY with me, O my Saviour, 
For the day is passing by ; 
See ! the shades of evening gather, 
And the night is drawing nigh. 

2 Deeper, deeper grow the shadows, 

Paler now the glowing west, 
Swift the night of death advances ; 
Shall it be the night of rest ? 

3 Lonely seems the vale of shadow ; 

Sinks my heart with troubled fear ; 
Give me faith for clearer vision, 

Speak Thou, Lord, in words of cheer. 

4 Let me hear Thy voice behind me, 

Calming all these wild alarms ; 
Let me, underneath my weakness, 
Feel the everlasting arms. 

5 Feeble, trembling, fainting, dying, 

Lord, I cast myself on Thee ; 
Tarry with me through the darkness ; 
While I sleep, still watch by me. 

6 Tarry with me, O my Saviour, 

Lay my head upon Thy breast 
Till the morning ; then awake me — 
Morning of eternal rest. 
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THOU knowest, Lord, the weariness and sor- 
row 
Of the sad heart that comes to Thee for rest : 
Cares of to-day, and burdens for to-morrow, 
Blessings implored, and sins to be confessed ; 
I come before Thee at Thy gracious word, 
And lay them at Thy feet : Thou knowest, 
Lord. 

2 Thou knowest all the present : each temptation, 

Each toilsome duty, each foreboding fear ; 
All to myself assigned of tribulation, 

Or to beloved ones than self more dear ; 
All pensive memories, as I journey on, 
Longings for vanished smiles and voices gone. 

3 Thou knowest all the future : gleams of glad- 

ness 
By stormy clouds too quickly overcast ; 
Hours of sweet fellowship, and parting sadness, 
And the dark river to be crossed at last ; 
O what could confidence and hope afford 
To tread that path, but this, Thou knowest, 

Lord! 

4 Thou knowest, not alone as God, all knowing ; 

As man, our mortal weakness Thou hast 
proved : 
On earth, with purest sympathies o'erflowing, 
O Saviour, Thou hast wept, and Thou hast 

loved ; 
And love and sorrow still to Thee may come, 
And find a hiding-place, a rest, a home. 
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Therefore I come, Thy gentle call obeying, 
And lay my sins and sorrows at Thy feet ; 

On everlasting Strength my weakness staying, 
Clothed in Thy robe of righteousness com- 
plete : 
Then rising and refreshed I leave Thy throne, 
And follow on to know as I am known. 



718 L. M. 

*ORTH in Thy Name, O Lord, I go, 
My daily labor to pursue ; 
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know 
In all I think, or speak, or do. 



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2 The task Thy wisdom hath assigned 

O let me cheerfully fulfil ; 
In all my works Thy presence find, 
And prove Thy good and perfect will. 

3 Preserve me from my calling's snare, 

And hide my simple heart above ; 
Above the thorns of choking care, 
The gilded baits of worldly love. 

4 Thee may I set at my right hand, 

Whose eyes mine inmost substance see, 
And labor on at Thy command, 
And offer all my works to Thee. 

5 Give me to bear Thy easy yoke, 

And every moment watch and pray; 
And still to things eternal look, 
And hasten to Thy glorious day: 
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6 For Thee delightfully employ 

Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given, 
And run my course with even joy, 

And closely walk with Thee to heaven. 

719 c. m 

CALM me, my God, and keep me calm, 
While these hot breezes blow ; 
Be like the night-dew's cooling balm 
Upon earth's fevered brow. 

2 Calm me, my God, and keep me calm, 

Soft resting on Thy breast ; 
Soothe me with holy hymn and psalm, 
And bid my spirit rest. 

3 Calm me, my God, and keep me calm ; 

Let Thine outstretched wing 
Be like the shade of Elim's palm 
Beside her desert-spring. 

4 Yes, keep me calm, though loud and rude 

The sounds my ear that greet, 
Calm in the closet's solitude, 
Calm in the bustling street ; 

5 Calm in the hour of buoyant health, 

Calm in my hour of pain ; 

Calm in my poverty or wealth, 

Calm in my loss or gain ; 

6 Calm in the sufferance of wrong, 

Like Him who bore my shame, 
Calm 'mid the threatening, taunting throng 
Who hate Thy holy Name ; 



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Calm as the ray of sun or star 
Which storms assail in vain ; 

Moving unruffled through earth's war, 
The eternal calm to gain. 



720 C. M. 

LOVE to steal awhile away 
From every cumbering care, 
And spend the hours of setting day 
In humble, grateful prayer. 



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2 I love in solitude to shed 

The penitential tear, 
And all His promises to plead 
Where none but God can hear. 

3 I love to think on mercies past, 

And future good implore, 
And all my cares and sorrows cast 
On Him whom I adore. 

4 I love by faith to take a view 

Of brighter scenes in heaven ; 
The prospect doth my strength renew 
While here by tempests driven. 

5 Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er, 

May its departing ray 
Be calm as this impressive hour, 
And lead to endless day. 



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THOU, from whom all goodness flows, 
I lift my heart to Thee ; 
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes, 
Dear Lord, remember me. 



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2 When groaning on my burdened heart 

My sins lie heavily, 
My pardon speak, new peace impart ; 
In love remember me. 

3 Temptations sore obstruct my way, 

And ills I cannot flee : 
O give me strength, Lord, as my day ; 
For good remember me. 

4 Distressed with pain, disease, and grief, 

This feeble body see ; 
Grant patience, rest, and kind relief: 
Hear and remember me. 

5 If on my face, for Thy dear Name, 

Shame and reproaches be, 
All hail reproach, and w r elcome shame, 
If Thou remember me. 

6 The hour is near ; consigned to death, 

I own the just decree ; 
"Saviour," w-ith my last parting breath 
I'll cry, " Remember me." 



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ESUS, my Strength, my Hope, 
On Thee I cast my care ; 
With humble confidence look up, 

And know Thou hearest my prayer ; 
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Give me on Thee to wait, 
Till I can all things do ; 
On Thee, almighty to create, 
Almighty to renew. 

I want a sober mind, 

A self-renouncing will, 
That tramples down and casts behind 

The baits of pleasing ill ; 

A soul inured to pain, 

To hardship, grief, and loss ; 
Bold to take up, firm to sustain, 

The consecrated cross. 

I want a godly fear, 

A quick-discerning eye, 
That looks to Thee when sin is near, 

And sees the tempter fly ; 

A spirit still prepared, 

And armed with jealous care ; 
For ever standing on its guard, 

And watching unto prayer. 

I rest upon Thy word ; 

Thy promise is for me ; 
My succor and salvation, Lord, 

Shall surely come from Thee : 

But let me still abide, 

Nor from my Hope remove, 
Till Thou my patient spirit guide 

Into Thy perfect love. 



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723 8.6.8.6.8.6. 

FATHER, I know that all my life 
Is portioned out for me ; 
And the changes that are sure to come 

I do not fear to see : 
But I ask Thee for a present mind, 
Intent on pleasing Thee. 

2 I ask Thee for a thoughtful love, 

Through constant watching wise, 
To meet the glad with joyful smiles, 

And to wipe the weeping eyes ; 
And a heart at leisure from itself 

To soothe and sympathize. 

3 I would not have the restless will 

That hurries to and fro, 
Seeking for some great thing to do, 

Or secret thing to know ; 
I would be treated as a child, 

And guided where I go. 

4 Wherever in the world I am, 

In whatsoe'er estate, 
I have a fellowship with hearts 

To keep and cultivate ; 
And a work of lowly love to do 

For the Lord on whom I wait. 

5 So I ask thee for the daily strength, 

To none that ask denied, 
And a mind to blend with outward life, 

While keeping at Thy side ; 
Content to fill a little space, 

If Thou be glorified. 
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In a service which Thy will appoints 
There are no bonds for me ; 

For my inmost heart is taught the truth 
That makes Thy children free ; 

And a life of self-renouncing love 
Is a life of liberty. 



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'HOU art my Hiding-place, O Lord, 
In Thee I put my trust ; 
Encouraged by Thy holy word, 

A feeble child of dust : 
I have no argument beside, 

I urge no other plea ; 
And 'tis enough my Saviour died, 
My Saviour died for me. 

When storms of fierce temptation beat, 

And furious foes assail, 
My refuge is the mercy-seat, 

My hope within the veil. 
From strife of tongues and bitter words 

My spirit flies to Thee : 
Joy to my heart the thought affords, 

My Saviour died for me. 

'Mid trials heavy to be borne, 

When mortal strength is vain, 
A heart with grief and anguish torn, 

A body racked with pain ; 
Ah ! what could give the sufferer rest, 

Bid every murmur flee, 
But this, the witness in my breast 

That Jesus died for me? 
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And when Thine awful voice commands 

This body to decay, 
And life, in its last lingering sands, 

Is ebbing- fast away, — 
Then, though it be in accents weak, 

And faint and tremblingly, 
O give me strength in death to speak, 

" My Saviour died for me." 



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WE give Thee glory, Lord, 
Thy majesty adore ; 
Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
We bless for evermore. 



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THEE, Father, Spirit, Son, 
We joyfully adore ; 
We bless the Eternal Three in One, 
Who reigns for evermore : 
Thou glorious Trinity, 
By earth and heaven adored, 
We glorify, we worship Thee, 
The universal Lord. 



TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 
And shall be evermore. 
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THE God of mercy be adored, 
Who calls our souls from death, 
Who saves by His redeeming- Word 

And new-creating Breath ; 
To praise the Father, and the Son, 

And Spirit all-Divine, 
The One in Three, and Three in One, 
Let saints and angels join. 

5 L. M. 

PRAISE God, from whom all blessings flow ; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host : 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

6 L. M. 

TO God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honor, praise, and glory given 
By all on earth and all in heaven. 

7 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

TO God the Father, Son, 
And Spirit, Three in One, 
All praise be given : 
Crown Him in every song ; 
To Him your hearts belong, 
Let all His praise prolong 
On earth, in heaven. 



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*0 Father, and to Son, 

And, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
Eternal Three in One, 
Eternal praises be. 
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9 6. 6. 6. 6. 8. S. 

GOD, for ever blest, 
To Thee all praise be given ; 
Thy Name Triune confest 

By all in earth and heaven ; 
As heretofore it was, is now, 
And shall be so for evermore. 

7.6.7.6.D. 

REAT God of earth and heaven, 
To Thee our songs we raise ; 
To Thee be glory given 

And everlasting praise : 
We joyfully confess Thee, 

Eternal Triune God ; 
We magnify, we bless Thee, 
And spread Thy praise abroad. 



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ING we to our God above 
Praise eternal as His love ; 
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

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Praise Him, all below the sky, 
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ; 
As through countless ages past, 
Evermore His praise shall last. 

13 7-7 7 7-I> 

PRAISE our glorious King and Lord, 
Angels waiting on His word, 
Saints that walk with Him in white, 
Pilgrims walking in His iigrht : 

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Glory to the Eternal One, 
Glory to His Only Son, 
Glory to the Spirit, be 
Now, and through eternity. 

14 8.7.8.7. 

PRAISE the Father, earth and heaven, 
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise ; 
As it was, and is, be given 
Glory through eternal days. 

15 8.7.8.7.4.7. or 8.7.8.7.8.7. 

GLORY be to God the Father, 
Glory be to God the Son, 
Glory be to God the Spirit, 
Great Jehovah, Three in One : 

Glory, glory, 
While eternal ages run. 

16 8. 7.8. 7. D. 

PRAISE the God of all creation, 
Praise the Father's boundless love ; 
Praise the Lamb, our Expiation, 

Priest and King enthroned above ; 
Praise the Fountain of Salvation, 
Him by whom our spirits live : 
Undivided adoration 

To the One Jehovah give. 



17 8.8.8.4. 

\) Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Our God for ever Three in One, 
P>e praise* from men and angel host, 



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18 8.8.8.6. 

HOLY Father, Holy Son, 
And Holy Ghost, God Three in One, 
While everlasting ages run, 
All glory be to Thee. 



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19 8.8.8.8.8.8. 
*0 God the Father, God the Son, 

And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honor, praise, and glory given, 
By all on earth, and all in heaven ; 
As was through a^es heretofore, 
Is now, and shall be evermore. 

20 10. IO. 10. 10. 

TO Father, Son, and Spirit, ever blest, 
Eternal praise and worship be addrest ; 
From age to age, ye saints, His Name adore, 
And spread His fame, till time shall be no more. 



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^Directions for Cbantino 

i Chants consist of two distinct divisions : one portion is 
recited, the other portion is sung. 

2 The words from the commencement of each verse and half- 
verse up to the accented syllable, which is printed in italics, are 
called the Recitation, and should be recited smoothly, and with- 
out undue haste. 

3 On reaching the accented syllable, and beginning with it, 
the music of the chant commences, in strict time (a tempo), the 
upright strokes corresponding to the bars. The Recitation must 
therefore be considered as outside the chant, and may be of any 
length. The note on which the Recitation is made is called the 
Reciting-note. 

4 If there is no syllable after that which is accented, the ac- 
cented syllable must be held for one whole bar or measure. 

5 An asterisk (*) is a direction to take breath. Other stops 
(, ;) must be attended to, as in good reading. 

6 As the accent holds the position of the first beat of the first 
bar, it is unnecessary to sing it louder than any of the words re- 
cited : its position, musically, will give it quite enough emphasis. 

7 Final ed is always to be pronounced as a separate syllable. 

8 The expression " 2nd part" indicates that the verse so marked 
is to be sung to the second half of a double chant, when such 
chant is used. 



ANCIENT HYMNS AND CANTICLES 
1 ;fl3eneotc, Bnfma mica 

PRAISE the Lord | O my | soul || and all that 
is with/;/ me | praise His | holy | Name. 

2 Praise the Lord | O my | soul || and for | get 
not I all His | benefits: 

3 Who for^/V'eth | all thy | sin || and kea/eth j 
all • = I thine in | firmities ; 

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4 Who saveth thy life | from de | struction || and 
crowneth thee with | mercy * and j loving | kindness. 

5 O praise die Lord ye angels of His :i: yc that 
ex | eel in | strength || ye that fulfil His command- 
ment :i: and hearken un | to the | voice ■ of His | 
word. 

6 O praise the Lord, all | ye His | hosts || ye 
servants of | His that | do His | pleasure. 

part 7 O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of 
His * in all places of | His do | minion || praise thou 
the | Lord • = | O my | soul 

Glory be to the Father \ and ■ to the | Son || 
and | to the j Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end ■ = | A • = | men. 

2 Denite, lEiultemus Domino 

OCOME, let us sing | unto ■ the | Lord || let us 
heartily rejoice in the | strength of | our sal | 
vation. 

2 Let us come before His presence with | thanks * 
= | giving || and show ourselves | glad in | Him 
with | psalms. 

3 For the Lord is a | great * = | God || and a 
great | King a | bove all | gods. 

4 In His hand are all the comers | of the | 
earth || and the strength of the | hills is | His ■ = | 
also. 

5 The sea is His | and He | made it || and His 
hands pre | pared * the | dry ■ = | land. 

6 O come let us worship and | fall * = | down || 
and kneel be | fore the | Lord our | Maker. 

7 For He is the | Lord our | God || and we are 

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the people of His pasture * and the | sheep of | 
His • = | hand. 

8 worship the Lord in the | beauty ■ of | holi- 
ness || let the whole earth | stand in | awe of | Him. 
*"£ 9 For He cometh :i: for He cometh to j judge 
the | earth || and with righteousness to judge the 
world * and the | people | with His | truth. 

Glory be to the Pother j and * to the | Son || and \ 
to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end * = | A • = | men. 

3 £e 2>eum 2LauDamu5 

WE praise | Thee O I God || we acknowledge | 
Thee to | be the | Lord. 

2 All the earth doth | worship | Thee || the \ 
Father | ever | lasting. 

3 To Thee all angels | cry a | loud || the heavens, 
and j all the | powers there | in. 

4 To Thee cheruSzm and | sera | phim || con \ 
tinual | ly do | cry, 

5 Ho\y | Holy | Holy || Lord | God of | Saba | 
oth ; 

6 Heaven and earth ar -e full of the | majes | ty || 
of | Thy ■ = | glo • = | ry. 

7 The glorious company | of * the a | postles || 
praise | = • = | = • = | Thee. 

8 The goodly yfc/lowsnip | of the | prophets || 
praise | = • = | = • = | Thee. 

9 The ;^;ble | army * of | martyrs || praise | = ' 
= | = • = | Thee. 

io The. holy Church throughout | all the | world || 
doth ac | know ■ = | ledge * = | Thee ; 

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1 1 The | Fa * = | ther \\ of an | infi * nite ] 
majes | ty ; 

12 Thine ad | ora ■ bie | true || and | on • = | 
ly • = | Son ; 

13 Also the I Holy | Ghost || the | Com ■ = | 
fort • = I er. 

14 Thou I art the | King || of | Glory | O ' = | 
Christ. 

p"i 15 Thou art the ever | lasting | Son || #/" | = • 
the I Fa • = I ther. 

16 When Thou tookest upon Thee to de | 
liver I man || Thou didst humble Thyself to be | 
born • = I of a I Virgin. 

1 7 When Thou hadst overcome the | sharpness * 
of I death || Thou didst open the kingdom of | 
heaven ■ to | all be | lievers. 

18 Thou sittest at the right I hand of I God jl 
in the | glory | of the j Father. 

19 We believe that | Thou shalt | come \\ to | 
be • = I our ■ = | Judge. 

20 We therefore pray Thee | help Thy | serv- 
ants || whom Thou hast redeemed | with Thy | 
precious | blood. 

2 1 Make them to be numbered | with Thy | 
saints || in \ glory | ever lasting. 

22 O Lord j save Thy | people || and \ bless 
Thine | herit | age. 

23 Gov I = * ern | them || and | lift them | up 
for I ever. 

24 Day I by ' = I day || we \ magni I fy • = | Thee : 

25 And we | worship • Thy | Name || ^: r er | world 
with I out * = I end. 

26 Vouch I safe O | Lord || to keep us this | day 
with I out • = I sin. 

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27 O Lord have | mercy ■ up | on us || have \ 
mercy * up | on ■ = | us. 

28 O Lord let Thy mercy | be up | on us || as 
our I trust • = | is in | Thee. 

29 O Lord in Thee | have I | trusted || let me | 
never | be con | founded. 



4 (Biovta in 3Excelsts 

GLORY be to | God on | high || and on earth \ 
peace, good | will towards | men. 

We praise Thee * we bless Thee * we | worship | 
Thee || we glorify Thee * we give thanks to | Thee 
for I Thy great | glory. 

O Lord God | heavenly | King || God the | 
Father | Al • = | mighty. 

O Lord * the only-begotten Son | Jesus | Christ || 
O Lord God :i: Lamb of God * | Son ■ = | of the | 
Father, 

That takest azvay the | sins * of the | world | 
have mercy up | on ■ = | us. 

Thou that takest azf^/the | sins ■ of the | world || 
have mercy up | on ■ == | us. 

Thou that takest wway the | sins * of the | 
world || re | ceive our | prayer. 

Thou that sittest at the right hand of | God the | 
Father || have mercy up | on * = | us. 

For Thou on\y | art * = | holy || Thou | only | art 
the I Lord. 

Thou only, O Christ * with the | Holy | Ghost || 
art most high in the | glory * of | God the | Father || 
A I men. 

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5 JBencDictus 

BLESSED be the Lord | God of | Israel || for He 
hath vis&ed | and re | deemed * His | people ; 

2 And hath raised up a mighty sal | vation | for 
us || in the house | of His | servant | David ; 

3 As He spake by the mouth of His | holy | 
prophets || which have been | since the | world be | 
gan ; 

4 That we should be saved | from our | ene- 
mies || and from the | hand of | all that | hate us. 

5 To perform the mercy promised to | our fore | 
fathers || and to re | member * His holy | covenant ; 

6 To perform the oath which He sware to our 
fore/^ther Abra ham j| that He would 
give • = | us ; 

7 That w r e being delivered out of the hand | of 
our | enemies || might | serve Him | without | fear ; 

8 In holiness and righteous | ness be | fore 
Him || all the | days • = | of our life. 

9 And thou child * shalt be called the prophet | 
of the | Highest || for thou shalt go before the face 
of the Lord * | to pre | pare His | ways ; 

io To give knowledge of sakvztion un | to His | 
people || for the re | mission | of their | sins, 

i i Through the tender mercy | of our | God || 
whereby the dayspring from on | high hath | visit ; 
ed | us : 

1 2 To crive licrht to them that sit in darkness * 
and in the | shadow * of | death || and to guide our 
feet in | to the j way of | peace. 

Glory be to the Father | and ■ to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning :[: is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end • = | A • = | men. 

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6 magnificat 

MY soul doth magni | fy the | Lord || and my 
spirit hath re | joiced ■ in [ God my | Saviour. 

2 For He | hath re | garded || the lowYx | ness 
of | His hand | maiden. 

3 For be | hold from | henceforth || all gener | 
ations * shall | call me | blessed. 

4 For He that is mighty hath | magni ■ fied | 
me || and | holy | is His | Name. 

5 And His mercy is on | them that | fear Him || 
through | out all | gener | ations. 

6 He hath showed strength | with His | arm || 
He hath scattered the proud in the imag'm | ation | 
of their | hearts. 

7 He hath put down the mighty | from their | 
seat || and hath ex | alted * the | humble ■ and | 
meek. 

8 He hath filled the hungry with | good ■ = | 
things || and the rich He hath | sent ■ = | empty * 
a | way. 

JJ* 9 He remembering His mercy hath kolfien 
His | servant | Israel || as He promised to our 
forefathers * Abraham | and his | seed for | ever. 

Glory be to the Zither | and * to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end v = | A * = | men. 



7 Jubilate Deo 

OBE joyful in the Lord | all ye | lands || serve 
the Lord with gladness :]: and come before 
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2 Be ye sure that the Lord | He is | God || it is 
He that hath made us * and not we ourselves * we 
are His people, and the | sheep of | His ■ = | pas- 
ture. 

3 O go your way into His gates with thanks- 
giving :|: and into His | courts with | praise || be 
thankful unto Him, and | speak good | of His | 
Name. 

4 For the Lord is gracious * His mercy is | ever | 
lasting || and His truth endureth from gener | ation ■ 
to | gener | ation. 

Glory be to the Tether | and * to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and ever | 
shall be || world without | end • = | A • = men. 

8 asonum est Confiteri 

IT is a good thing to give thanks un | to the | 
Lord || and to sing praises unto Thy | Name ■ 
= | O Most | Highest ; 

2 To tell of Thy loving-kindness early | in the | 
morning || and of Thy truth | in the | night * = | 
season ; 

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings * and up | 
on the | lute || upon a loud z;/strument | and up | 
on the | harp. 

4 For Thou, Lord * hast made me glad | through 
Thy | works || and I will rejoice in giving praise :;: 
for the oper | ations | of Thy | hands. 

Glory be to the Father | and ■ to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end • = | A • = | men. 

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9 Cantate Domino 

OSING unto the Lord a | new ■ = | song || for 
lie hath | done * = | marvellous | things. 

2 With His own right hand :|: and with His | 
holy | arm || hath He | gotten * Him | self the | vic- 
tory. 

3 The Lord declared | His sal | vation || His 
righteousness hath He openly showed in the | 
sight • = | of the | heathen. 

4 He hath remembered His mercy and truth 
toward the | house of | Israel || and all the ends of 
the world have seen the sal | vation | of our j God. 

5 Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord | all ye | 
lands || sing, re | joice and | give ■ = | thanks. 

6 Praise the Lord up | on the | harp || sing to 
the harp with a | psalm of | thanks ■ = | giving. 

7 With trumpets | also * and | shawms || O show 
yourselves joyful be | fore the | Lord the | King. 

8 Let the sea make a noise :!: and all that | 
therein | is || the round world, and | they that | 
dwell there | in. 

9 Let the floods clap their hands * and let the 
hills be joyful together be | fore the | Lord || for 
He | cometh * to | judge the | earth. 

io With righteousness shall He | judge the | 
world || and the | people | with * = | equity. 

Glory be to the Zither | and ■ to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning :i: is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end • = | A * = | men. 

10 llttiic SNmtttis 

LORD, now lettest Thou Thy servant de | part 
in | peace \\ ac | cording | to Thy | word : 

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2 For mine | eyes have | seen || Thy | = • sal | 
va • = | tion, 

3 Which Thou | hast pre | pared || before the | 
face of | all •= | people ; 

4 To be a light to | lighten * the | Gentiles || and 
to be the g'loxy | of Thy | people | Israel. 

Glory be to the Zither | and * to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be II world without I end • = I A • = I men. 



11 Xevavt ©culos 

I WILL lift up mine eyes un | to the | hills || from 
whence | cometh | my ■ = | help. 

2 My help comexh | from the | Lord || which | 
made * = heaven ■ and | earth. 

3 He will not suffer thy | foot * to be | moved || 
He that | keepeth * thee | will not | slumber. 

4 Behold He that | keepeth | Israel || shall \ 
neither | slumber * nor | sleep. 

5 The Lord | is thy | keeper || the Lord is thy 
shade up | on thy | right ■ = | hand. 

6 The sun shall not smite | thee by | day || nor 
the | moon ■ = j by • = | night. 

7 The Lord shall preserve thee | from all | evil || 
He | shall pre | serve thy | soul. 

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out * and 
thy | coming | in || from this time forth :|: and | 
even ■ for | ever | more. 

Glory be to the Father | and ■ to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now> and | ever | 

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shall be || world without | end • = | A * = I 
men. 

12 Gbe ^Sartb is tbe OlorD's 

THE earth is the Lord's and the | fulness ■ 
there | of || the world and | they that | dwell 
there | in. 

2 For He hath founded it up | on the | seas || 
and established | it up | on the | floods. 

3 Who shall ascend into the hill | of the | Lord || 
or who shall stand | in His | holy | place ? 

4 He that hath clean hands and a | pure ■ = | 
heart || who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity * 
nor | sworn de | ceitful | ly. 

5 He shall receive the blessing | from the | 
Lord || and righteous;^.? from the | God of | his 
sal | vation. 

6 This is the generation of | them that | seek 
Him || that | seek Thy | face O | Jacob. 

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates * and be ye; 
lifted up ye ^er | lasting | doors || and the King 
of | Glory | shall come | in. 

8 Who is this | King of | Glory || The Lord 
strong and mighty :1: the Lord | might ■ = | y in | 
battle. 

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates * even lift 
them up ye ever | lasting | doors || and the King 
of | Glory | shall come | in. 

io Who is this | King of | Glory || The Lord of 
hosts He | is the | King of | Glory. 

Glory be to the Father | and * to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning :j: is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end ' = | A * = | men. 

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ancient ttomns an& Canticles 



13 H>cu5 flUtsercatut 



GOD be merciful unto I us and 
show us the light 
be 



O I US 2 

of His 



bless us || and 
countenance : - : and 
merci * ful | unto | us ; 

2 That Thy way may be | known up ■ on | 
earth || Thy saving | health a | mong all | nations. 

3 Let the people praise j Thee O | God || yea 
let | all the | people | praise Thee. 

4 O let the nations rejoice | and be | glad || for 
Thou shalt judge the folk righteously * and govern 
the | nations ■ up | on * = | earth. 

5 Let the people praise | Thee O | God || yea 
let | all the | people | praise Thee. 

6 Then shall the earth bring | forth her | in- 
crease || and God, even our own God, shall | 
give • = | us His | blessing. 

pai 7 God shall | bless ■ = | us || and all the ends 
of the | world shall | fear ■ = | Him. 

Glory be to the Father | and * to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost. 

As it was in the beginning :j: is now, and | ever | 
shall be II world without I end • = I A ■ = I men. 



Lord | God * = j 



14 Sanctue 

LfOLY I Holy | Holy 
I~l of • = | hosts, 

Heaven and earth are full | of Thy | glory || 
Glory be to Thee O | Lord Most | High :|: A | men. 



15 ffbttet Our Passover 

CHRIST our Passover is sacrx | ficed | for us || 
therefore | let us | keep the | feast, 
655 



Hncient iHpmns an& Canticles 

2 Not with old leaven :|: neither with the leaven 

of | malice * and | wickedness || but with the un- 
leavened bread of sin | ceri | ty and | truth. 

3 Christ being raised from the dead | dieth ■ no | 
more || death hath no more do | minion | over | 
Him. 

4 For in that He died * He died unto | sin • = I 
once || but in that He liveth He | liveth I unto I 
God. 

5 Likewise reckon . ye also yourselves to be 
dead indeed | unto | sin || but alive unto God 
through | Jesus | Christ our Lord. 

6 Now is Christ risen | from the | dead || and 
become the first | fruits of | them that | slept. 

7 For since by | man came | death || by man came 
also the resur | rection | of the | dead. 

8 For as in y^dam | all * = | die || even so in 
Christ shall | all be | made a | live. 

Glory be to the Tether | and ■ to the | Son || 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be || zuorld without end • = | A • = | 
men. 



16 IResponsee to the Commandments 



L 



After Each Commandment, except the ioth 

ORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our 
hearts to keep this law. 



After the ioth 

Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these 
Thy laws in our hearts, we beseech Thee, 

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17 XorD, let me know mine enD 

LORD, let me know mine end :|: and the nwu- 
ber | of my | days || that I may be certi/ied 
how | long I | have to | live. 

2 Behold :;: Thou hast made my days as it were 
a | span ■ = | long || and mine age is even as noth- 
ing in respect of Thee :i: and verily every man living 
is | alto | gether | vanity. 

3 For man walketh in a vain shadow * and dis- 
07*/eteth him | self in | vain || he heapeth up riches, 
and cannot tell | who shall | gather | them. 

4 And now, Lord * what | is my | hope || truly 
my | hope is | even ■ in | Thee. 

5 Deliver me from all mine of fences | 
and make me not a re buke un | to * the 
foolish. 

6 When Thou with rebukes dost chasten man 
for sin * Thou makest his beauty to consume away * 
like as it were a moth | fretting ■ a | garment || 
every man | therefore | is but | vanity. 

7 Hear my prayer O Lord * and with Thine 
cars con | sider ■ my | calling || hold not Thy | 
peace • = | at my | tears ; 

8 For I am a stranger with Thee and I a so I 
journer \\ as | all my | fathers | were. 



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l t 9 O spare me a little * that I may re 
my | strength || before I go hence | and be || no 
more | seen. 

Glory be to the /wther | and ■ to the | Son | 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is nozo, and I ever | 
shall be || world without end • = A ■ = | 
men. 

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18 Cbe 90tb ipealm 

LORD Thou hast been our | dwelling | place || 
in | all ' = | gener | ations. 

2 Before the mountains were brought forth * or 
ever Thou hadst formed the | earth * and the | 
world || even from everlasting to everlasting | Thou ■ 
— | art • = | God. 

3 Thou turnest man I to de | struction || and say- 
est Re | turn ye | children ■ of | men. 

4 For a thousand years in Thy sight are but 
as yesterday when it is past || and as a | 
watch ■ = | in the | night. 

5 Thou earnest them away as with a flood * 
they are | as a | sleep || in the morning they are 
like | grass which | groweth | up. 

6 In the morning it flourish^// and | groweth | 
up || in the evening it is cut | down and | wither | 
eth. 

7 For we are zorisumeA | by Thine | anger || and 
by Thy | wrath ■ = | are we | troubled. 

8 Thou hast set our inquiries be | fore ■ = | 
Thee || our secret sins in the | light • = | of Thy | 
countenance. 

9 For all our days are passed away | in Thy | 
wrath || we spend our years as a | tale ■ = | that 
is | told. 

io The days of our years are threescore | years 
and | ten || and if by reason of strength they be 
fourscore years * yet is their strength labor and 
sorrow ; for it is soon cut off | and we | fly a | way. 

1 1 Who knoweth the power | of Thine | anger || 
even according to Thy fear | so * = | is Thy | 
wrath. 

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Hncient Vtgtitns ant> Canticles 

12 So teach us to | number ■ our | days || that we 
may ap//y our | hearts * = | unto | wisdom. 

13 Return O | Lord, how | long || and let it re- 
pent Thee con | cerning | Thy ■ = | servants. 

14 O satisfy us early | with Thy | mercy || that 
we may rejoice and be glad ■ = all our 
days. 

15 Make us glad according to the days wherein 
Thou hast af | flicted | us || and the years where | in 
we I have seen | evil. 

16 Let Thy work ap pear un | to Thy | ser- 
vants || and Thy | glory ■ un | to their | children. 

™* 1 7 And let the beauty of the Lord our God \ 
be up I on us || and establish Thou the work of 
our hands upon us * yea the work of our hands 
es I tablish | Thou ■ = it. 

Glory be to the FaXher | and ■ to the | Son | 
and I to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end ■ = | A • = | men. 



19 Ht tbe baptism ot Infanta 

Before the Administration 

THE mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to 
everlasting upon | them that | fear Him || and 
His ;^///eousness | unto | children's | children. 

2 To stick as I keep His | covenant || and to those 
that remember His com | mand * = | ments to | 
do them. 

3 He shall feed His flock | like a | shepherd || 
He shall gather the lambs with His arm and | 
carry ■ them | in His | bosom. 

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4 Suffer little children to come unto Me and 
for | bid them | not || for of | such ■ is the | king- 
dom • of | heaven. 

After the Administration 

5 Then will I sprinWe clean | water ■ up j on 
you || and | ye shall | be * = | clean : 

6 A new heart a/so | will I | give you || and a 
new spirit | will I | put with | in you, 

7 And I will take away the stony heart | out 
of * your | flesh || and / will | give ■ you a | heart 
of | flesh. 

8 I will pour my Spirit, up | on thy | seed || and 
My | blessing • up | on thine | offspring : 

9 And they shall spring tip as a | mong the | 
grass || as willows | by the | water | courses. 

io For the promise is unto you and | to your | 
children || and to all that are afar off * even as 
many as the | Lord our | God shall | call. 

Glory be to the Father | and ■ to the | Son | 
and | to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning * is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end • = | A • = | men. 



66o 



Selections from 



The Psalter 



For Use in the Services of the Churches 



Arranged by the 

Rev. Elijah R. Craven, D.D., LL.D. 

and the 

Rev. Louis F. Benson 



* 



The Presbyterian Board of Publication and 
Sabbath-School Work, Philadelphia, 1896 



Copyright, 1895, by The Trustees of 
The Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work 



PREFACE 



IN obedience to a continuous demand, these Selections from 
the Psalter have been prepared for use in the services of the 
churches. The text is that of the standard of the American 
Bible Society, except that words there printed in italics are here 
given in the roman type, and that the verses included in any 
selection are numbered consecutively, with a note to show their 
numbering in the original Psalm. It has seemed best, on the 
whole, that these Selections should be arranged for reading verse 
by verse, rather than by the structural divisions within the verse. 
It is by verses, and not by antiphons, that the Psalms have been 
learned ; and the verse-divisions, while originally artificial, no 
doubt, now mark the natural and familiar breaks in the rhythm 
of the Psalm, not only in the English Bible, but in the memory 
and the heart. This arrangement has been decided upon with 
the further thought, also, that if in the future a like selection 
from the Psalter, pointed for chanting, shall be issued by the 
Board, this arrangement for reading may correspond with that ; 
for the proper pointing of the Psalms for chanting requires the 
verse-divisions. 

The Psalms are here given in the order in which they occur in 
the Scriptures But, within the limits imposed by such an arrange- 
ment, the effort has been made to give a certain unity, or at least 
manifest progression, of thought to each selection. The Gloria 
Patri is printed after the Selections, and is arranged so that it may 
be either read or sung, in such churches as desire to use it at the 
close of the reading. 



THE PSALTER 
Selection t 

Psalm i 
i BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the 
counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of 
sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; and 
in his law doth he meditate day and night. 

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers 
of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season ; 
his leaf also shall not wither ; and whatsoever he 
doeth shall prosper. 

4 The ungodly are not so : but are like the chaff 
which the wind driveth away. 

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the 
judgment, nor sinners in the cong-reo-ation of the 
righteous. 

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : 
but the way of the ungodly shall perish. 

Psalm 2 

7 WHY do the heathen rage, and the people 
imagine a vain thing ? 

o o 

8 The king's of the earth set themselves, and the 

o 

rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and 
against his Anointed, saying, 

9 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast 
away their cords from us. 

10 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh : the 
Lord shall have them in derision. 

1 1 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, 
and vex them in his sore displeasure. 



Selection 1 

12 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of 
Zion. 

1 3 I will declare the decree : the Lord hath said 
unto me, Thou art my Son ; this day have I begotten 
thee. 

14 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen 
for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the 
earth for thy possession. 

1 5 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron ; 
thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 

16 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings : be in- 
structed, ye judges of the earth. 

17 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with 
trembling. 

18 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish 
from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. 
Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. 

Psalm 4 

19 HEAR me when I call, O God of my right- 
eousness : thou hast enlarged me when I was in 
distress ; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. 

20 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my 
glory into shame ? how long will ye love vanity, and 
seek after leasing ? 

21 But know that the Lord hath set apart him 
that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I 
call unto him. 

22 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune with 
your own heart upon your bed, and be still. 

23 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put 
your trust in the Lord. 

24 There be many that say, Who will show us 
any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy 
countenance upon us. 

6 



Selection 2 

25 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more 
than in the time that their corn and their wine 
increased. 

26 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep : 
for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. 



Selection 2 

Psalm 5:1-7 

1 GIVE ear to my words, O Lord ; consider my 
meditation. 

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, 
and my God : for unto thee will I pray. 

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O 
Lord ; in the morning will 1 direct my prayer unto 
thee, and will look up. 

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in 
wickedness : neither shall evil dwell with thee. 

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight : thou 
hatest all workers of iniquity. 

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing : 
the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. 

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the 
multitude of thy mercy : and in thy fear will I wor- 
ship toward thy holy temple. 

Psalm 8 

8 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name 
in all the earth ! who hast set thy glory above the 
heavens. 

9 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast 
thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, 
that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 

10 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy 

; 



Selection 2 

fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast 
ordained ; 

1 1 What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? 
and the son of man, that thou visitest him ? 

12 For thou hast made him a little lower than the 
angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. 

13 Thou madest him to have dominion over the 
works of thy hands ; thou hast put all things under 
his feet : 

14 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the 
field ; 

15 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, 
and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the 
seas. 

16 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name 
in all the earth ! 

Psalm i i 

17 IN the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to 
my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain ? 

18 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make 
ready their arrow upon the string, that they may 
privily shoot at the upright in heart. 

19 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the 
righteous do ? 

20 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's 
throne is in heaven : his eyes behold, his eyelids 
try, the children of men. 

21 The Lord trieth the righteous : but the wicked 
and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. 

22 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and 
brimstone, and a horrible tempest : this shall be the 1 
portion of their cup. 

23 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; 
his countenance doth behold the upright. 

s 



Selection 3 

Psalm 13 

i HOW long wilt thou forget me, O Loud? for 
ever ? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me ? 

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having 
sorrow in my heart daily ? how long shall mine enemy 
be exalted over me ? 

3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God : lighten 
mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death ; 

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against 
him ; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am 
moved. 

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy ; my heart shall 
rejoice in thy salvation. 

6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt 
bountifully with me. 

Psalm 15 

7 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who 
shall dwell in thy holy hill ? 

8 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh right- 
eousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 

9 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor 
doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach 
against his neighbor. 

10 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned ; but 
he honoreth them that fear the Lord. He that 
sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 

1 1 He that putteth not out his money to usury, 
nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that 
doeth these things shall never be moved. 

Psalm 16 

12 PRESERVE me, O God: for in thee do I put 
my trust. 



Selection 4 

13 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou 
art my Lord : my goodness extendeth not to thee ; 

14 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to 
the excellent, in whom is all my delight. 

15 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten 
after another £°d : their drink offerings of blood 
will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. 

16 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance 
and of my cup : thou maintainest my lot. 

1 7 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ; 
yea, I have a goodly heritage. 

18 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me 
counsel : my reins also instruct me in the night 
seasons. 

19 I have set the Lord always before me: be- 
cause he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 

20 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory re- 
joiceth : my flesh also shall rest in hope. 

2 1 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell ; neither 
wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 

22 Thou wilt show me the path of life : in thy 
presence is fulness of joy ; at thy right hand there 
are pleasures for evermore. 



Selection 4 

Psalm 1 7 : 1-9, 15 

1 HEAR the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry ; 
give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned 
lips. 

2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence ; 
let thine eyes behold the things thai are equal 

3 Thou hast proved mine heart ; thou hast visited 



Selection 4 

me in the night ; thou hast tried me, and shalt find 
nothing : I am purposed that my mouth shall not 
transgress. 

4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of 
thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the de- 
stroyer. 

5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my foot- 
steps slip not. 

6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, 
O God : incline thine ear unto me, and hear my 
speech. 

7 Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, O thou 
that savest by thy right hand them which put their 
trust in thee from those that rise up against 
them. 

8 Keep me as the apple of the eye ; hide me 
under the shadow of thy wings, 

9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my 
deadly enemies, who compass me about. 

io As for me, I will behold thy face in righteous- 
ness : I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy 
likeness. 

Psalm 18 : 1-19 

1 1 I WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength. 

12 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and 
my deliverer ; my God, my strength, in whom I will 
trust ; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, 
and my high tower. 

13 I will call upon the Loud, who is worthy to be 
praised : so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 

14 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the 
Hoods of ungodly men made me afraid. 

15 The sorrows of hell compassed me about : the 
snares of death prevented me. 

11 



Selection 4 

16 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and 
cried unto my God : he heard my voice out of his 
temple, and my cry came before him, even into his 
ears. 

1 7 Then the earth shook and trembled ; the 
foundations also of the hills moved and were 
shaken, because he was wroth. 

18 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, 
and fire out of his mouth devoured : coals were 
kindled by it. 

19 He bowed the heavens also, and came down : 
and darkness was under his feet. 

20 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly : yea, 
he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 

2 1 He made darkness his secret place ; his pavilion 
round about him were dark waters and thick clouds 
of the skies. 

22 At the brightness that was before him his thick 
clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. 

23 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and 
the Highest gave his voice ; hail stones and coals of 
fire. 

24 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered 
them ; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited 
them. 

25 Then the channels of waters were seen, and 
the foundations of the world were discovered at thy 
rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy 
nostrils. 

26 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me 
out of many waters. 

27 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and 
from them which hated me : for they were too strong 
for me. 

1 2 



Selection 5 

28 They prevented me in the day of my calamity : 
but the Lord was my stay. 

29 He brought me forth also into a large place ; 
he delivered me, because he delighted in me. 



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Selection 5 

Psalm 18 : 25-35 

1 WITH the merciful thou wilt show thyself 
merciful ; with an upright man thou wilt show thy- 
self upright ; 

2 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure ; and 
with the froward thou wilt show thyself froward. 

3 For thou wilt save the afflicted people ; but wilt 
bring down high looks. 

4 For thou wilt light my candle : the Lord my 
God will enlighten my darkness. 

5 For by thee I have run through a troop ; and 
by my God have I leaped over a wall. 

6 As for God, his way is perfect : the word of the 
Lord is tried : he is a buckler to all those that trust 
in him. 

7 For who is God save the Lord ? or who is a 
rock save our God ? 

8 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and 
maketh my way perfect. 

9 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth 
me upon my high places. 

10 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow 
of steel is broken by mine arms. 

1 1 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy 
salvation : and thy right hand hath holden me up, 
and thy gentleness hath made me great. 



Selection 5 

Psalm 19 

12 The heavens declare the glory of God ; and 
the firmament showeth his handywork. 

13 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto 
night showeth knowledge. 

14 There is no speech nor language, where their 
voice is not heard. 

15 Their line is gone out through all the earth, 
and their words to the end of the world. In them 
hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 

16 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his 
chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a 
race. 

1 7 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, 
and his circuit unto the ends of it : and there is 
nothing hid from the heat thereof. 

18 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the 
soul : the testimony of the Lord is sure, making 
wise the simple. 

19 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing 
the heart : the commandment of the Lord is pure, 
enlightening the eyes. 

20 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for 
ever : the judgments of the Lord are true and 
righteous altogether. 

21 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, 
than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey and 
the honeycomb. 

22 Moreover by them is thy servant warned : and 
in keeping of them there is great reward. 

23 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou 
me from secret faults. 

24 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous 
sins ; let them not have dominion over me : then 

14 



Selection 6 

shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the 
great transgression. 

25 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation 
of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my 
strength, and my redeemer. 

Selection 6 

Psalm 20 

1 THE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble ; the 
name of the God of Jacob defend thee ; 

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strength- 
en thee out of Zion ; 

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt 
sacrifice ; 

4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and 
fulfil all thy counsel. 

5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name 
of our God we will set up our banners : the Lord 
fulfil all thy petitions. 

6 Xow know I that the Lord saveth his anointed ; 
he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving 
strength of his right hand. 

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : but 
we will remember the name of the Lord our God. 

8 They are brought down and fallen : but we are 
risen, and stand upright. 

9 Save, Lord : let the king hear us when we call. 

Psalm 23 

10 THE Lord is my shepherd ; I shall not want. 

1 1 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures : 
he leadeth me beside the still waters. 

12 He restoreth my soul : he leadeth me in the 
paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 

15 



Selection 6 

1 3 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the 
shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for thou art with 
me ; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

14 Thou preparest a table before me in the pres- 
ence of mine enemies : thou anointest my head with 
oil ; my cup runneth over. 

15 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all 
the days of my life : and I will dwell in the house of 
the Lord for ever. 

Psalm 24 

16 THE earth is the Lord's, and the fulness 
thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 

1 7 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and 
established it upon the floods. 

18 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? 
or who shall stand in his holy place ? 

19 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; 
who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor 
sworn deceitfully. 

20 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, 
and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 

21 This is the generation of them that seek him, 
that seek thy face, O Jacob. 

22 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; and be ye 
lifted up, ye everlasting doors ; and the King of 
glory shall come in. 

23 Who is this King of glory ? The Lord strong 
and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 

24 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; even lift them 
up, ye everlasting doors ; and the King of glory 
shall come in. 

25 Who is this King of glory ? The Lord of 
hosts, he is the King of glory. 

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Psalm 25 

i UNTO thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 

2 O my God, I trust in thee ; let me not be 
ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 

3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed : 
let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 

4 Show me thy ways, O Lord ; teach me thy 
paths. 

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me : for thou 
art the God of my salvation ; on thee do 1 wait all 
the day. 

6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and 
thv loving-kindnesses ; for they have been ever of 
old. 

7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my 
transgressions : according to thy mercy remember 
thou me for thy goodness' sake, O Lord. 

8 Good and upright is the Lord : therefore will 
he teach sinners in the way. 

9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the 
meek will he teach his way. 

10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth 
unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 

1 1 For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine 
iniquity ; for it is great. 

12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? him 
shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 

13 His soul shall dwell at ease ; and his seed shall 
inherit the earth. 

14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear 
him ; and he will show them his covenant. 

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15 Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord ; for he 
shall pluck my feet out of the net. 

16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me ; 
for I am desolate and afflicted. 

1 7 The troubles of my heart are enlarged : O 
bring- thou me out of my distresses. 

18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain ; and 
forgive all my sins. 

19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; 
and they hate me with cruel hatred. 

20 O keep my soul, and deliver me : let me not 
be ashamed ; for I put my trust in thee. 

2 1 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me ; 
for I wait on thee. 

22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. 



Selection 8 

Psalm 26 : 8-12 

1 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy 
house, and the place where thine honor dwelleth. 

2 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life 
with bloody men : 

3 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand 
is full of bribes. 

4 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity : 
redeem me, and be merciful unto me. 

5 My foot standeth in an even place : in the 
congregations will I bless the Lord. 

Psalm 27 

6 TI IE Lord is my light and my salvation ; whom 
shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my lite; 
of whom shall I be afraid? 

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7 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my 
foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they 
stumbled and fell. 

8 Though a host should encamp against me, my 
heart shall not fear : though war should rise against 
me, in this will I be confident. 

9 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will 
I seek after ; that I may dwell in the house of the 
Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty 
of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. 

10 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in 
his pavilion : in the secret of his tabernacle shall he 
hide me ; he shall set me up upon a rock. 

1 1 And now shall mine head be lifted up above 
mine enemies round about me : therefore will I offer 
in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy ; I will sing, yea, I 
will sing praises unto the Lord. 

12 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: 
have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 

13 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face ; my heart 
said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 

14 Hide not thy face far from me ; put not thy 
servant away in anger : thou hast been my help ; 
leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my 
salvation. 

15 When my father and my mother forsake me, 
then the Lord will take me up. 

16 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and leaci me in a 
plain path, because of mine enemies. 

17 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine 
enemies : for false witnesses are risen up against 
me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 

18 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the 
goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 

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19 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and 
he shall strengthen thine heart : wait, I say, on the 
Lord. 

Psalm 28 : 6-9 

20 BLESSED be the Lord, because he hath 
heard the voice of my supplications. 

21 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my 
heart trusted in him, and I am helped : therefore 
my heart greatly rejoiceth ; and with my song will 
I praise him. 

22 The Lord is their strength, and he is the 
saving strength of his anointed. 

23 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: 
feed them also, and lift them up for ever. 

Selection 9 

Psalm 29 

1 GIVE unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto 
the Lord glory and strength. 

2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his 
name ; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. 

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters : the 
God of glory thundereth : the Lord is upon many 
waters. 

4 The voice of the Lord is powerful ; the voice 
of the Lord is full of majesty. 

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; 
yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. 

6 i le maketh them also to skip like a calf; Leba- 
non and Sirion like a young unicorn. 

7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire. 

8 The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness ; 
the Lord shaketh the wilderness oi Kadesh. 

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9 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to 
calve, and discovereth the forests : and in his temple 

doth every one speak of his glory. 

io The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the 
Lord sitteth King for ever. 

1 1 The Lord will give strength unto his people ; 
the Lord will bless his people with peace. 

Psalm 30 

12 I WILL extol thee, O Lord ; for thou hast 
lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice 
over me. 

13 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou 
hast healed me. 

14 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from 
the grave : thou hast kept me alive, that I should not 
go down to the pit. 

15 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and 
give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 

16 For his anger endureth but a moment ; in his 
favor is life : weeping may endure for a night, but 
joy cometh in the morning. 

1 7 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be 
moved. 

18 Lord, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain 
to stand strong : thou didst hide thy face, and I was 
troubled. 

19 I cried to thee, O Lord ; and unto the Lord I 
made supplication. 

20 What profit is there in my blood, when I go 
down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall 
it declare thy truth ? 

21 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: 
Lord, be thou my helper. 

22 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into 

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dancing : thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded 
me with gladness ; 

23 To the end that my glory may sing praise to 
thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, 1 will give 
thanks unto thee for ever. 



Selection 10 

Psalm 31 : 1-5, 15-16, 19-24 

1 IN thee, O Lord, do I put my trust ; let me 
never be ashamed : deliver me in thy righteousness. 

2 Bow down thine ear to me ; deliver me speedily : 
be thou my strong rock, for a house of defence to 
save me. 

3 For thou art my rock and my fortress ; therefore 
for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. 

4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily 
for me : for thou art my strength. 

5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit : thou hast 
re'deemed me, O Lord God of truth. 

6 My times are in thy hand : deliver me from the 
hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute 
me. 

7 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant : save 
me for thy mercies' sake. 

8 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast 
laid up for them that fear thee ; which thou hast 
wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons 
of men ! 

9 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy pres- 
ence from the pride of man : thou shalt keep them 
secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 

10 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath showed me 
his marvellous kindness in a strong city. 

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1 1 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from be- 
fore thine eyes : nevertheless thou heardest the voice 
of my supplications when I cried unto thee. 

12 love the Lord, all ye his saints : for the Lord 
preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the 
proud doer. 

13 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen 
your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. 

Psalm 32 

14 BLESSED is he whose transgression is for- 
given, whose sin is covered. 

15 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord im- 
puteth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no 
guile. 

16 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old 
through my roaring all the day long. 

1 7 Eor day and night thy hand was heavy upon 
me : my moisture is turned into the drought of sum- 
mer. 

18 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine 
iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my 
transgressions unto the Lord ; and thou forgavest 
the iniquity of my sin. 

19 For this shall every one that is godly pray 
unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found : 
surely ip the floods of great waters they shall not 
come nigh unto him. 

20 Thou art my hiding place ; thou shalt preserve 
me from trouble ; thou shalt compass me about with 
songs of deliverance. 

21 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way 
which thou shalt u;o : I will gfuide thee with mine 
eye. 

22 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which 

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have no understanding : whose mouth must be held 
in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. 

23 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked : but he 
that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him 
about. 

24 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous : 
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. 



Selection 11 

Psalm 33 

1 REJOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous : for 
praise is comely for the upright. 

2 Praise the Lord with harp : sing unto him with 
the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 

3 Sing unto him a new song ; play skilfully with 
a loud noise. 

4 For the word of the Lord is right ; and all his 
works are done in truth. 

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the 
earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. 

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens 
made ; and all the host of them by the breath of his 
mouth. 

7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as 
a heap : he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord : let all the in- 
habitants of the world stand in awe of him. 

9 For he spake;, and it was done ; he commanded, 
and it stood fast. 

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the; heathen 
to nought: he maketh the devices of the people: ot 
none effect. 

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1 1 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, 
the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord ; 
and the people whom he hath chosen for his own 
inheritance. 

13 The Lord looketh from heaven ; he beholdeth 
all the sons of men. 

14 From the place of his habitation he looketh 
upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 

1 5 He fashioneth their hearts alike ; he considereth 
all their works. 

16 There is no king saved by the multitude of 
a host : a mighty man is not delivered by much 
strength. 

17 A horse is a vain thing for safety: neither 
shall he deliver any by his great strength. 

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that 
fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy ; 

19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep 
them alive in famine. 

20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord : he is our help 
and our shield. 

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we 
have trusted in his holy name. 

22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according 
as we hope in thee. 

Selection 12 

Psalm 34 
i I WILL bless the Lord at all times : his praise 
shall continually be in my mouth. 

2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord : the 
humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 

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3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt 
his name together. 



4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and de- 
livered me from all my fears. 

5 They looked unto him, and were lightened : 
and their faces were not ashamed. 

6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, 
and saved him out of all his troubles. 

7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about 
them that fear him, and delivereth them. 

8 () taste and see that the Lord is crood : blessed 
is the man that trusteth in him. 

9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints : for there is no 
want to them that fear him. 

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger : 
but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good 
thing. 

1 1 Come, ye children, hearken unto me : I will 
teach you the fear of the Lord. 

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth 
many days, that he may see good ? 

1 3 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from 
speaking guile. 

14 Depart from evil, and do good ; seek peace, 
and pursue it. 

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, 
and his ears are open unto their cry. 

16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, 
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and 
delivereth them out of all their troubles. 

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a 
broken heart ; and saveth such as be of a contrite 
spirit. 

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19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous : but 
the Lord delivered* him out of them all. 

20 He keepeth all his bones : not one of them is 
broken. 

2 1 Evil shall slay the wicked : and they that hate 
the righteous shall be desolate. 

22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants : 
and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. 

Psalm $6 : 5-10 

23 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens ; and 
thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 

24 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains ; 
thy judgments are a great deep : O Lord, thou pre- 
servest man and beast. 

25 How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God ! 
therefore the children of men put their trust under 
the shadow of thy wings. 

26 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fat- 
ness of thy house ; and thou shalt make them drink 
of the river of thy pleasures. 

27 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy 
light shall we see light. 

28 O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that 
know thee ; and thy righteousness to the upright in 
heart. 



Selection 13 

Psalm 37 : 1-9, 23-40 
i FRET not thyself because of evil doers, neither 
be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 

2 For thev shall soon be cut down like the orass, 
and wither as the green herb. 

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good ; so shalt 

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thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be 
fed. 

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and he shall 
eive thee the desires of thine heart. 

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in 
him ; and he shall bring it to pass. 

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as 
the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him : 
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in 
his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked 
devices to pass. 

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath : fret not 
thyself in any wise to do evil. 

9 For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that 
wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. 

10 The steps of a good man are ordered by the 
Lord : and he delighteth in his way. 

t i Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast 
down : for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. 

12 1 have been young, and now am old ; yet have 
I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging 
bread. 

13 He is ever merciful, and lendeth ; and his seed 
is blessed. 

14 Depart from evil, and do good ; and dwell for 
evermore. 

15 For the Lord lovcth judgment, and forsaketh 
not his saints ; they arc preserved for ever : but the 
seed of the wirked shall be cut off. 

16 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell 
therein for ever. 

17 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, 
and his tongue talketh of judgment. 

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18 The law of his God is in his heart ; none of 
his steps shall slide. 

19 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seek- 
eth to slay him. 

20 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor 
condemn him when he is judged. 

2 1 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he 
shall exalt thee to inherit the land : when the wicked 
are cut off, thou shalt see it. 

22 I have seen the wicked in great power, and 
spreading himself like a green bay tree. 

23 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not : yea, 
I sought him, but he could not be found. 

24 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright : 
for the end of that man is peace. 

25 But the transgressors shall be destroyed to- 
gether : the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 

26 But the salvation of the righteous is of the 
Lord : he is their strength in the time of trouble. 

27 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver 
them : he shall deliver them from the wicked, and 
save them, because they trust in him. 

Selection 14 

Psalm 39 

1 I SAID, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin 
not with my tongue : I will keep my mouth with a 
bridle, while the wicked is before me. 

2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even 
from good ; and my sorrow was stirred. 

3 My heart was hot within me ; while I was 
musing the fire burned : then spake I with my 
tongue, 

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4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the 
measure of my days, what it is ; that I may know 
how frail I am. 

5 Behold, thou hast made my days as a hand- 
breadth ; and mine age is as nothing before thee : 
verily every man at his best state is altogether 
vanity. 

6 Surely every man walketh in a vain show : 
surely they are disquieted in vain : he heapeth up 
riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. 

7 And now, Lord, what wait I for ? my hope is 
in thee. 

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions : make 
me not the reproach of the foolish. 

9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth ; because 
thou didst it. 

10 Remove thy stroke away from me : I am con- 
sumed by the blow of thine hand. 

1 1 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for 
iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away 
like a moth : surely every man is vanity. 

12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto 
my cry ; hold not thy peace at my tears : for I am a 
stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers 
were. 

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, 
before I go hence, and be no more. 

Psalm 40 : T-13, 16-17 

14 I WAITED patiently for the Lord ; and he 
inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 

15 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, 
out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, 
and established my goings. 

16 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, 

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even praise unto our God : many shall see it, and 
fear, and shall trust in the Lord. 

17 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his 
trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as 
turn aside to lies. 

18 Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful 
works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts 
which are to us-ward : 

19 They cannot be reckoned up in order unto 
thee : if I would declare and speak of them, they 
are more than can be numbered. 

20 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire ; 
mine ears hast thou opened : burnt offering and sin 
offering hast thou not required. 

21 Then said I, Lo, I come : in the volume of the 
book it is written of me, 

22 I delight to do thy will, O my God : yea, thy 
law is within my heart. 

23 I have preached righteousness in the great 
congregation : lo, I have not refrained my lips, O 
Lord, thou knowest. 

24 I have not hid thy righteousness within my 
heart ; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy sal- 
vation : I have not concealed thy loving-kindness 
and thy truth from the great congregation. 

25 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from 
me, O Lord : let thy loving-kindness and thy truth 
continually preserve me. 

26 For innumerable evils have compassed me 
about : mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so 
that I am not able to look up ; they are more than the 
hairs of mine head : therefore my heart faileth me. 

27 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me : O Lord, 
make haste to help me. 



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28 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad 
in thee : let such as love thy salvation say continu- 
ally, The Lord be magnified. 

29 But I am poor and needy ; yet the Lord 
thinketh upon me : thou art my help and my de- 
liverer ; make no tarrying, O my God. 



Selection 15 

Psalm 42 
i AS the hart panteth after the water brooks, so 
panteth my soul after thee, O God. 

2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God : 
when shall I come and appear before God ? 

3 My tears have been my meat clay and night, 
while they continually say unto me, Where is thy 
Gocl? 

4 When I remember these things, I pour out my 
soul in me : for I had gone with the multitude, I 
went with them to the house of God, with the voice 
of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy- 
day. 

5 Why art thou cast clown, O my soul ? and why 
art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: 
for I shall yet praise him for the help of his counte- 
nance. 

6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: 
therefore will I remember thee from the land of 
Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. 

7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy 
waterspouts : all thy waves and thy billows are gone 
over me. 

8 Vet the: Lord will command his loviivj-kindncss 

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in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be 
with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. 

9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou 
forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the 
oppression of the enemy? 

io As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies 
reproach me ; while they say daily unto me, Where 
is thy God ? 

i i Why art thou cast down, ( ) my soul ? and why 
art thou disquieted within me ? hope thou in God : 
for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my 
countenance, and my God. 

Psalm 43 

12 JUDGE me, O God, and plead my cause 
against an ungodly nation : O deliver me from the 
deceitful and unjust man. 

1 3 For thou art the God of my strength : why 
dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because 
of the oppression of the enemy ? 

14 O send out thy light and thy truth : let them 
lead me ; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and 
to thy tabernacles. 

15 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto 
God my exceeding joy : yea, upon the harp will I 
praise thee, O God my God. 

16 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why 
art thou disquieted within me ? hope in God : for I 
shall yet praise him, who is the health of my coun- 
tenance, and my God. 

Psalm 44 : 1-8 

17 WE have heard with our ears, O God, our 
fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their 
days, in the times of old. 

18 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy 
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hand, and plantedst them ; how thou didst afflict the 
people, and cast them out. 

19 For they got not the land in possession by their 
own sword, neither did their own arm save them : 
but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of 
thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor unto 
them. 

20 Thou art my King, O God : command deliver- 
ances for Jacob. 

2 1 Through thee will we push down our enemies : 
through thy name will we tread them under that rise 
up against us. 

22 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall 
my sword save me. 

23 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and 
hast put them to shame that hated us. 

24 In God we boast all the day long, and praise 
thy name for ever. 

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Psalm 45 

1 MY heart is inditing a good matter : I speak of 
the things which I have made touching the King : 
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 

2 Thou art fairer than the children of men : grace 
is poured into thy lips : therefore God hath ble> 
thee for ever. 

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most Mighty. 
with thy glory and thy majesty. 

4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously, because 
of truth and meekness and righteousness ; and thy 
right hand shall teach thee terrible things. 

5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the 

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King's enemies ; whereby the people fall under 
thee. 

6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever : the 
sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 

7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wicked- 
ness : therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee 
with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 

8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and 
cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have 
made thee glad. 

9 Kings' daughters were among thy honorable 
women : upon thy right hand did stand the queen 
in gold of Ophir. 

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline 
thine ear ; forget also thine own people, and thy 
father's house ; 

1 1 So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty : 
for he is thy Lord ; and worship thou him. 

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with 
a gift ; even the rich among the people shall entreat 
thy favor. 

13 The King's daughter is all glorious within: 
her clothing is of wrought gold. 

14 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment 
of needlework : the virgins her companions that 
follow her shall be brought unto thee. 

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be 
brought : they shall enter into the King's palace. 

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, 
whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. 

1 7 I will make thy name to be remembered in all 
generations : therefore shall the people praise thee 
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Psalm 46 

18 GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present 
help in trouble. 

19 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth 
be removed, and though the mountains be carried 
into the midst of the sea ; 

20 Though the waters thereof roar and be 
troubled, though the mountains shake with the 
swelling thereof. 

2 1 There is a river, the streams whereof shall 
make glad the city of God, the holy place of the 
tabernacles of the Most High. 

22 God is in the midst of her ; she shall not be 
moved : God shall help her, and that right early. 

23 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved : 
he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 

24 The Lord of hosts is with us ; the God of 
Jacob is our refuge. 

25 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what 
desolations he hath made in the earth. 

26 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the 
earth ; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear 
in sunder ; he burnetii the chariot in the fire. 

27 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be 
exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the 
earth. 

28 The Lord of hosts is with us ; the God of 
Jacob is our refuge. 



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Psalm 47 

1 O CLAP your hands, all ye people ; shout unto 
God with the voice of triumph. 

2 For the Lord most high is terrible ; he is a great 
King over all the earth. 

3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the 
nations under our feet. 

4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the ex- 
cellency of Jacob whom he loved. 

5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the 
sound of a trumpet. 

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing praises 
unto our King, sing praises. 

7 For God is the King of all the earth : sing ye 
praises with understanding. 

8 God reio-neth over the heathen : God sitteth 
upon the throne of his holiness. 

9 The princes of the people are gathered together, 
even the people of the God of Abraham : for the 
shields of the earth belong unto God : he is greatly 
exalted. 

Psalm 48 

10 GREAT is the Lord, and greatly to be praised 
in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holi- 
ness. 

1 1 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole 
earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the 
city of the great King. 

12 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 

1 3 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed 
by together. 

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14 They saw it, and so they marvelled ; they were 
troubled, and hasted away. 

1 5 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as 
of a woman in travail. 

16 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an 
east wind. 

17 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city 
of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God 
will establish it for ever. 

18 We have thought of thy loving kindness, O 
God, in the midst of thy temple. 

19 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise 
unto the ends of the earth : thy right hand is full of 
righteousness. 

20 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of 
Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. 

2 1 Walk about Zion, and go round about her : tell 
the towers thereof. 

22 Mark ye well her buhvarks, consider her pal- 
aces ; that ye may tell it to the generation following. 

23 For this God is our God for ever and ever : he 
will be our guide even unto death. 

Selection 18 

Psalm 51 
i HAVE mercy upon me, O God, according to 
thy lovingkindness : according unto the multitude 
of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 

2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and 
cleanse me from my sin. 

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions : and my 
sin is ever before me. 

4 Against thee, the* only, have I sinned, and 

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done this evil in thy sight : that thou mightest be 
justified when thou speakest, and be clear when 
thou judgest. 

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity ; and in sin 
did my mother conceive me. 

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts : 
and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know 
wisdom. 

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : 
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness ; that the 
bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all 
mine iniquities. 

io Create in me a clean heart, O God ; and renew 
a right spirit within me. 

1 1 Cast me not away from thy presence ; and 
take not thy Holy Spirit from me. 

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation ; and 
uphold me with thy free Spirit. 

1 3 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways ; and 
sinners shall be converted unto thee. 

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou 
God of my salvation : and my tongue shall sing 
aloud of thy righteousness. 

1 5 O Lord, open thou my lips ; and my mouth 
shall show forth thy praise. 

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice ; else would I 
give it : thou delightest not in burnt offering. « 

1 7 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : a 
broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not 
despise. 

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion : 
build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 

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19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices 
of righteousness, with burnt offering" and whole 
burnt offering- : then shall they offer bullocks upon 
thine altar. 

Selection 19 

Psalm 53 
i THE fool hath said in his heart, There is no 
God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable 
iniquity : there is none that doeth good. 

2 God looked down from heaven upon the children 
of men, to see if there were any that did understand, 
that did seek God. 

3 Every one of them is gone back : they are 
altogether become filthy ; there is none that doeth 
good, no, not one. 

4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? 
who eat up my people as they eat bread : they have 
not called upon God. 

5 There were they in great fear, where no fear 
was : for God hath scattered the bones of him that 
encampeth against thee : thou hast put them to 
shame, because God hath despised them. 

6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out 
of Zion ! When God bringeth back the captivity 
of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall 
be glad. 

Psalm 56 : 3-4, 8-13 

7 WHAT time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 

8 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put 
my trust ; 1 will not fear what flesh can do unto me. 

9 Thou tellest my wanderings : put thou my tears 
into thy bottle : are they not in thy book? 

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10 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies 
turn back : this I know ; for God is for me. 

i i In God will I praise his word : in the Lord 
will I praise his word. 

12 In God have I put my trust : I will not be 
afraid what man can do unto me. 

13 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render 
praises unto thee. 

14 For thou hast delivered my soul from death : 
wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may 
walk before God in the light of the living? 

Psalm 57 

15 BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto 
me : for my soul trusteth in thee : yea, in the shadow 
of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these 
calamities be overpast. 

16 I will cry unto God most high ; unto God that 
performeth all things for me. 

17 He shall send from heaven, and save me from 
the reproach of him that would swallow me up. 
( iod shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 

18 My soul is among lions : and I lie even among 
them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, 
whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue 
a sharp sword. 

19 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; 
let thy glory be above all the earth. 

20 They have prepared a net for my steps ; my 
soul is bowed down : they have digged a pit before 
me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. 

21 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: 
I will sing and give praise. 

22 Awake up, my glory ; awake, psaltery and 
harp : I myself will awake early. 

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23 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: 
I will sing- unto thee among the nations. 

24 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and 
thy truth unto the clouds. 

25 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens : 
let thy glory be above all the earth. 



Selection 20 

Psalm 6i 
i HEAR my cry, O God ; attend unto my prayer. 

2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, 
when my heart is overwhelmed : lead me to the rock 
that is higher than I. 

3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong 
tower from the enemy. 

4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever : I will 
trust in the covert of thy wings. 

5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows : thou 
hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy 
name. 

6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life : and his years 
as many generations. 

7 Fie shall abide before God for ever : O prepare 
mercy and truth, which may preserve him. 

8 vSo will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, 
that I may daily perform my vows. 

Psalm 62 

9 TRULY my soul waiteth upon God : from him 
cometh my salvation. 

10 He only is my rock and my salvation ; he is 
my defence ; I shall not be greatly moved. 

1 1 How long will ye imagine mischief against a 

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man ? ye shall be slain all of you : as a bowing wall 
shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. 

12 They only consult to cast him down from his 
excellency : they delight in lies : they bless with 
their mouth, but they curse inwardly. 

13 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my 
expectation is from him. 

14 He only is my rock and my salvation : he is 
my defence ; I shall not be moved. 

1 5 In God is my salvation and my glory : the rock 
of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 

16 Trust in him at all times ; ye people, pour out 
your heart before him : God is a refuge for us. 

17 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men 
of high decree are a lie : to be laid in the balance, 
they are altogether lighter than vanity. 

18 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain 
in robbery : if riches increase, set not your heart 
upon them. 

19 God hath spoken once ; twice have I heard 
this ; that power belongeth unto God. 

20 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy : for 
thou renderest to every man according to his work. 

Selection 21 

Psalm 63 

1 O GOD, thou art my God ; early will I seek 
thee : my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for 
thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is ; 

2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have 
seen thee in the sanctuary. 

3 Because thy loving-kindness is better than life, 
my lips shall praise thee. 

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4 Thus will I bless thee while I live ; I will lift up 
my hands in thy name. 

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fat- 
ness ; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips : 

6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and med- 
itate on thee in the night watches. 

7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in 
the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. 

8 My soul followeth hard after thee : thy right 
hand upholdeth me. 

9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall 
go into the lower parts of the earth. 

io They shall fall by the sword : they shall be a 
portion for foxes. 

1 1 But the king shall rejoice in God ; every one 
that sweareth by him shall glory : but the mouth of 
them that speak lies shall be stopped. 

Psalm 65 

12 PRAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion : 
and unto thee shall the vow be performed. 

13 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all 
flesh come. 

14 Iniquities prevail against me : as for our trans- 
gressions, thou shalt purge them away. 

1 5 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and 
causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in 
thy courts : we shall be satisfied with the goodness 
of thy house, even of thy holy temple. 

16 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou 
answer us, O God of our salvation ; who art the 
confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them 
that are afar oft" upon the sea : 

17 Which by his strength setteth fast the- moun- 
tains ; being girded with power : 

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18 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise 
of their waves, and the tumult of the people. 

19 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts 
are afraid at thy tokens : thou makest the outgoings 
of the morning and evening to rejoice. 

20 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it : thou 
greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is 
full of water : thou preparest them corn, when thou 
hast so provided for it. 

2 1 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly : 
thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it 
soft with showers : thou blessest the springing thereof. 

22 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ; 
and thy paths drop fatness. 

23 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : 
and the little hills rejoice on every side. 

24 The pastures are clothed with flocks ; the val- 
leys also are covered over with corn ; they shout for 
joy, they also sing. 

Selection 22 

Psalm 66 
i MAKE a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands : 

2 Sing forth the honor of his name : make his 
praise glorious. 

3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy 
works ! through the greatness of thy power shall 
thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. 

4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing 
unto thee ; they shall sing to thy name. 

5 Come and see the works of God : he is terrible 
in his doing toward the children of men. 

6 He turned the sea into dry land : they went 

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through the flood on foot : there did we rejoice in 
him. 

7 He ruleth by his power for ever ; his eyes be- 
hold the nations : let not the rebellious exalt them- 
selves. 

8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the 
voice of his praise to be heard : 

9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not 
our feet to be moved. 

io For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou hast 
tried us, as silver is tried. 

1 1 Thou broughtest us into the net ; thou laidst 
affliction upon our loins. 

12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads ; 
we went through fire and through water : but thou 
broughtest us out into a wealthy place. 

13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings : 
I will pay thee my vows, 

14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth 
hath spoken, w r hen I was in trouble. 

1 5 I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fadings, 
with the incense of rams : I will offer bullocks with 
goats. 

16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will 
declare what he hath done for my soul. 

\n I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was 
extolled with my tongue. 

18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will 
not hear me : 

19 But verily God hath heard me ; lie hath at- 
t' tided to the voice of my prayer. 

20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away 
my prayer, nor his mercy from me. 

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Psalm 67 

21 GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us ; and 
cause his face to shine upon us ; 

22 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy 
saving health among all nations. 

23 Let the people praise thee, O God ; let all the 
people praise thee. 

24 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy : for 
thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern 
the nations upon earth. 

25 Let the people praise thee, O God ; let all the 
people praise thee. 

26 Then shall the earth yield her increase ; and 
God, even our own God, shall bless us. 

27 God shall bless us ; and all the ends of the 
earth shall fear him. 



Selection 23 

Psalm 68 : 1-19, 28-29, 31-35 

1 LET God arise, let his enemies be scattered : 
let them also that hate him flee before him. 

2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away : 
as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked 
perish at the presence of God. 

3 But let the righteous be glad ; let them re- 
joice before God : yea, let them exceedingly re- 
joice. 

4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name : extol 
him that rideth upon the heavens by his name J AH, 
and rejoice before him. 

5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the 
widows, is God in his holy habitation. 

6 God setteth the solitary in families : he bringeth 

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out those which are bound with chains : but the 
rebellious dwell in a dry land. 

7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy 
people, when thou didst march through the wilder- 
ness ; 

8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at 
the presence of God : even Sinai itself was moved 
at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 

9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby 
thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was 
weary. 

10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein : thou, O 
God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor. 

1 1 The Lord gave the word : great was the com- 
pany of those that published it. 

12 Kings of armies did flee apace : and she that 
tarried at home divided the spoil. 

13 Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall 
ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and 
her feathers with yellow gold. 

14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it 
was white as snow in Salmon. 

1 5 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan ; a 
high hill as the hill of Bashan. 

16 Why leap ye, ye high hills ? this is the hill 
which God desireth to dwell in ; yea, the Lord will 
dwell in it for ever. 

1 7 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even 
thousands of angels : the Lord is among them, as in 
Sinai, in the holy place. 

18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led 
captivity captive : thou hast received gifts for men ; 
yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God 
might dwell among them. 

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19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us 

with benefits, even the God of our salvation. 

20 Thy God hath commanded thy strength : 
strengthen. ( ) God, that which thou hast wrought 
for us. 

21 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings 
bring presents unto thee. 

22 Princes shall come out of Egypt ; Ethiopia 
shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. 

23 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms oi the earth ; O 
sing praises unto the Lord ; 

24 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, 
which were of old ; lo, he doth send out his voice, and 
that a mighty voice. 

25 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excel- 
lency is over Israel, and his strength is in the 
clouds. 

26 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places : 
the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power 
unto his people. Blessed be God. 

Selection 24 

Psalm 70 

1 MAKE haste, O God, to deliver me ; make 
haste to help me, O Lord. 

2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek 
after my soul : let them be turned backward, and put 
to confusion, that desire my hurt. 

3 L~t them be turned back for a reward of their 
shame that say, Aha, aha. 

4 Let all those that seek thee- rejoice and be glad 
in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say con- 
tinually, Let God be magnified. 

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5 But I am poor and needy ; make haste unto me, 
O God : thou art my help and my deliverer ; O Lord, . 
make no tarrying. 

Psalm 71 : 1-5, 8-9, 12, 14-24 

6 IN thee, O Lord, do I put my trust : let me 
never be put to confusion. 

7 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause 
me to escape : incline thine ear unto me, and save 
me. 

8 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may 
continually resort : thou hast given commandment 
to save me ; for thou art my rock and my fortress. 

9 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the 
wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and 
cruel man. 

10 For thou art my hope, O Lord God : thou art 
my trust from my youth. 

1 1 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and 
with thy honor all the day. 

12 Cast me not off in the time of old a^e ; forsake 
me not when my strength faileth. 

13 O God, be not far from me : O my God, make 
haste for my help. 

14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise 
thee more and more. 

1 5 My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness 
and thy salvation all the day ; for I know not the 
numbers thereof. 

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God : I 
will make mention of thy righteousness, even of 
thine only. 

17 () God, thou hast taught me from my youth: 
and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. 

18 Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O 

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God, forsake me not ; until I have showed thy 
strength unto this generation, and thy power to 
every one that is to come. 

19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, 
who hast done yreat things : O God, who is like 
unto thee ! 

20 Thou, which hast showed me great and sore 
troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me 
up again from the depths of the earth. 

2 1 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort 
me on every side. 

22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even 
thy truth, O my God : unto thee will I sing with the 
harp, O thou Holy One of Israel. 

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto 
thee ; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. 

24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness 
all the day long : for they are confounded, for they 
are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt. 

Selection 25 

Psalm 72 
i GIVE the king thy judgments, O God, and thy 
righteousness unto the king's son. 

2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, 
and thy poor with judgment. 

3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, 
and the little hills, by righteousness. 

4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall 
save the children of the needy, and shall break in 
pieces the oppressor. 

5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and 
moon endure, throughout all generations. 

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6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown 
grass : as showers that water the earth. 

7 In his days shall the righteous flourish ; and 
abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. 

8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, 
and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 

9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow 
before him ; and his enemies shall lick the dust. 

io The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall 
bring presents : the kings of Sheba and Seba shall 
offer gifts. 

1 1 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him : all 
nations shall serve him. 

12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth ; 
the poor also, and him that hath no helper. 

13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall 
save the souls of the needy. 

14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and vio- 
lence : and precious shall their blood be in his sight. 

1 5 And he shall live, and to him shall be given 
of the gold of Sheba : prayer also shall be made for 
him continually ; and daily shall he be praised. 

16 There shall be a handful of corn in the earth, 
upon the top of the mountains ; the fruit thereof 
shall shake like Lebanon : and they of the city shall 
flourish like grass of the earth. 

1 7 His name shall endure for ever : his name shall 
be continued as long as the sun : and men shall be 
blessed in him : all nations shall call him blessed. 

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, 
who only doeth wondrous things. 

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: 
and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. 
Amen, and Amen. 

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Psalm 73 : 1-26 

1 TRULY God is good to Israel, even to such as 
are of a clean heart. 

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone ; my 
steps had well nigh slipped. 

3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw 
the prosperity of the wicked. 

4 For there are no bands in their death : but their 
strength is firm. 

5 They are not in trouble as other men ; neither 
are they plagued like other men. 

6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a 
chain ; violence covereth them as a garment. 

7 Their eyes stand out with fatness : they have 
more than heart could wish. 

8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concern- 
ing oppression : they speak loftily. 

9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and 
their tongue walketh through the earth. 

10 Therefore his people return hither : and waters 
of a full cup are wrung out to them. 

1 1 And they say, How doth God know ? and is 
there knowledge in the Most Hioh ? 

12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in 
the world ; they increase in riches. 

13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and 
washed my hands in innocency. 

14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and 
chastened every morning. 

15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should 
offend against the generation of thy children. 

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16 When I thought to know this, it was too pain- 
ful for me ; 

1 7 Until I went into the sanctuary of God ; then 
understood I their end. 

18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places : 
thou castedst them down into destruction. 

19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a 
moment ! they are utterly consumed with terrors. 

20 As a dream when one awaketh ; so, O Lord, 
when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. 

21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked 
in my reins. 

22 So foolish was I, and ignorant : I was as a 
beast before thee. 

23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee : thou 
hast holden me by my right hand. 

24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and 
afterward receive me to glory. 

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there 
is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. 

26 My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the 
strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. 



Selection 27 

Psalm 77 
i I CRIED unto God with my voice, even 
unto God with my voice ; and he gave ear unto 
me. 

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord : 
my sore ran in the night, and ceased not : my soul 
refused to be comforted. 

3 I remembered God, and was troubled: 1 com- 
plained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. 

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4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking : I am so trou- 
bled that I cannot speak. 

5 I have considered the days of old, the years of 
ancient times. 

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night : I 
commune with mine own heart : and my spirit made 
diligent search. 

7 Will the Lord cast off for ever ? and will he be 
favorable no more ? 

8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever ? doth his 
promise fail for evermore ? 

9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? hath he in 
anger shut up his tender mercies ? 

10 And I said, This is my infirmity : but I will 
remember the years of the right hand of the Most 
High. 

1 1 I will remember the works of the Lord : surely 
I will remember thy wonders of old. 

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk 
of thy doings. 

1 3 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary : who is 
so great a God as our God ? 

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders : thou 
hast declared thy strength among the people. 

1 5 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, 
the sons of Jacob and Joseph. 

16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw 
thee ; they were afraid : the depths also were trou- 
bled. 

1 7 The clouds poured out water : the skies sent 
out a sound : thine arrows also went abroad. 

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven : 
the lightnings lightened the world : the earth trem- 
bled and shook. 

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19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the 
great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. 

20 Thou leddest thy people like a Hock by the 
hand of Moses and Aaron. 



Selection 28 

Psalm So 
i GIVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that 
leadest Joseph like a flock ; thou that dwellest be- 
tween the cherubim, shine forth. 

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh 
stir up thy strength, and come and save us. 

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to 
shine ; and we shall be saved. 

4 O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be 
angry against the prayer of thy people ? 

5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears ; and 
givest them tears to drink in great measure. 

6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbors ; 
and our enemies laugh among themselves. 

7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy 
face to shine ; and we shall be saved. 

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt : thou 
hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. 

9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause 
it to take deep root, and it filled the land. 

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of 
it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly 
cedars. 

1 1 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her 
branches unto the river. 

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, 
so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her/ 

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13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and 
the wild beast of the field doth devour it. 

14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts : 
look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this 
vine ; 

1 5 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath 
planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for 
thyself. 

16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down : they 
perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. 

1 7 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right 
hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest 
strong for thyself. 

18 So will not we go back from thee : quicken us, 
and we will call upon thy name. 

19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause 
thy face to shine ; and we shall be saved. 

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Psalm 84 

1 HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of 
hosts ! 

2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the 
courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh crieth 
out for the living" God. 

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the 
swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her 
young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, 
and my God. 

4 Blessed arc they that dwell in thy house : they 
will be still praising thee. 

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee ; 
in whose heart are the ways of them. 

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6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make 
it a well ; the rain also filleth the pools. 

7 They go from strength to strength, every one 
of them in Zion appeareth before God. 

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer : give 
ear, O God of Jacob. 

9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the 
face of thine anointed. 

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thou- 
sand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of 
my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 

1 1 For the Lord God is a sun and shield : the 
Lord will give grace and glory : no good thing will 
he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 

12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trust- 
eth in thee. 

Psalm 85 

13 LORD, thou hast been favorable unto thy 
land : thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. 

14 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people ; 
thou hast covered all their sin. 

1 5 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath : thou hast 
turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 

16 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause 
thine anger toward us to cease. 

17 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou 
draw out thine anger to all generations ? 

18 Wilt thou not revive us again : that thy people 
may rejoice in thee ? 

19 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy 
salvation. 

20 I will hear what God the Lord will speak : for 
he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints : 
but let them not turn again to folly. 

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2 1 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him ; 
that glory may dwell in our land. 

22 Mercy and truth are met together ; righteous- 
ness and peace have kissed each other. 

23 Truth shall spring out of the earth ; and right- 
eousness shall look down from heaven. 

24 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good ; 
and our land shall yield her increase. 

25 Righteousness shall go before him ; and shall 
set us in the way of his steps. 



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Psalm 86 
i BOW down thine ear, O Lord, hear me : for I 
am poor and needy. 

2 Preserve my soul ; for I am holy : O thou my 
God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord : for I cry unto 
thee daily. 

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant : for unto thee, 
O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 

5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive ; 
and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon 
thee. 

6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer ; and attend 
to the voice of my supplications. 

7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee : 
for thou wilt answer me. 

8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, 
O Lord ; neither are there any works like unto thy 
works. 

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come 

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and worship before thee, O Lord ; and shall glorify 
thy name. 

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous 
things : thou art God alone. 

1 1 Teach me thy ways, O Lord ; I will walk in 
thy truth : unite my heart to fear thy name. 

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my 
heart : and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 

1 3 For great is thy mercy toward me : and thou 
hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and 
the assemblies of violent men have sought after my 
soul ; and have not set thee before them. 

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compas- 
sion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in 
mercy and truth. 

16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me ; 
give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son 
of thine handmaid. 

1 7 Show me a token for good ; that they which 
hate me may see it, and be ashamed : because thou, 
Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me. 

Psalm 87 

18 HIS foundation is in the holy mountains. 

19 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than 
all the dwellings of Jacob. 

20 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of 
God. 

2 1 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to 
them that know me : behold Philistia, and Tyre, 
with Ethiopia ; this man was born there. 

22 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man 
was born in her: and the Highest himself shall 
establish her. 

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23 The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the 
people, that this man was born there. 

24 As well the singers as the players on instru- 
ments shall be there : all my springs are in thee. 

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Psalm 89 : 1-37 

1 I WILL sing of the mercies of the Lord for 
ever : with my mouth will I make known thy faith- 
fulness to all generations. 

2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for 
ever : thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very 
heavens. 

3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have 
sworn unto David my servant, 

4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up 
thy throne to all generations. 

5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O 
Lord : thy faithfulness also in the congregation of 
the saints. 

6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto 
the Lord ? who among the sons of the mighty can 
be likened unto the Lord ? 

7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of 
the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them 
that are about him. 

8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like 
unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? 

o Thou rulest the raging of the sea : when the 
waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. 

10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that 
is slain ; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy 
strong arm. 

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1 1 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine : 
as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast 
founded them. 

12 The north and the south thou hast created 
them : Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 

1 3 Thou hast a mighty arm : strong is thy hand, 
and high is thy right hand. 

14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy 
throne : mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful 
sound : they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy 
countenance. 

16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day : and 
in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 

1 7 For thou art the glory of their strength : and 
in thy favor our horn shall be exalted. 

18 For the Lord is our defence ; and the Holy 
One of Israel is our King. 

19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy Holy One, 
and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty ; 
I have exalted one chosen out of the people. 

20 I have found David my servant ; with my holy 
oil have I anointed him : 

2 1 With whom my hand shall be established : 
mine arm also shall strengthen him. 

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him ; nor the 
son of wickedness afflict him. 

23 And I will beat clown his foes before his face, 
and plague them that hate him. 

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be 
with him : and in my name shall his horn be ex- 
alted. 

25 1 will set his hand also in the sea, and his right 
hand in the rivers. 

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26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, 
my God, and the Rock of my salvation. 

27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than 
the kings of the earth. 

28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, 
and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 

29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, 
and his throne as the days of heaven. 

30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not 
in my judgments ; 

31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my 
commandments ; 

32 Then will I visit their transgression with the 
rod, and their iniquity with stripes. 

33 Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not 
utterlv take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to 
fail. 

34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the 
thing that is gone out of my lips. 

35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will 
not lie unto David. 

36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne 
as the sun before me. 

37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, 
and as a faithful witness in heaven. 



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Psalm 90 

1 LORD, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all 
generations. 

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever 
thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from 
everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 

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3 Thou turnest man to destruction ; and sayest, 
Return, ye children of men. 

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as 
yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the 
night. 

5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood ; they 
are as a sleep : in the morning they are like grass 
which groweth up. 

6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up ; 
in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 

7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by 
thy wrath are we troubled. 

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our 
secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 

9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath : 
we spend our years as a tale that is told. 

10 The days of our years are threescore years 
and ten ; and if by reason of strength they be four- 
score years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow ; 
for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 

1 1 Who knoweth the power of thine anger ? even 
according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may 
apply our hearts unto wisdom. 

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent 
thee concerning thy servants. 

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy ; that we may 
rejoice and be glad all our days. 

15 Make us glad according to the days wherein 
thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we 
have seen evil. 

16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and 
thy glory unto their children. 

17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be 

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upon us : and establish thou the work of our hands 
upon us ; yea, the work of our hands establish 
thou it. 

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Psalm 91 

1 HE that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most 
High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my 
fortress : my God ; in him will I trust. 

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the 
fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under 
his wings shalt thou trust : his truth shall be thy 
shield and buckler. 

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night ; 
nor for the arrow that flieth by day ; 

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness ; 
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand 
at thy right hand ; but it shall not come nigh thee. 

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see 
the reward of the wicked. 

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my 
refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation ; 

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any 
plague come nigh thy dwelling. 

1 1 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, 
to keep thee in all thy ways. 

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest 
thou dash thy foot against a stone. 

1 3 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder : the 
young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under 
feet. 

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14 Because he hath set his love upon me, there- 
fore will I deliver him : I will set him on high, be- 
cause he hath known my name. 

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him : 
I will be with him in trouble ; I will deliver him, and 
honor him. 

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him 
my salvation. 

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Psalm 92 

1 IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the 
Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most 

Hi ? h: 

2 To show forth thy loving-kindness in the morn- 
ing, and thy faithfulness every night, 

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon 
the psaltery ; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 

4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through 
thy work : I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 

5 O Lord, how great are thy works ! and thy 
thoughts are very deep. 

6 A brutish man knoweth not ; neither doth a fool 
understand this. 

7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when 
all the workers of iniquity do flourish ; it is that they 
shall be destroyed for ever : 

8 But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore. 

9 For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for, lo, thine 
enemies shall perish ; all the workers of iniquity 
shall be scattered. 

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of 
a unicorn : I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 

1 1 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine 

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enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the 
wicked that rise up against me. 

12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree : 
he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 

13 Those that be planted in the house of the 
Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 

14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age ; 
they shall be fat and flourishing ; 

1 5 To show that the Lord is upright : he is my 
rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. 

Psalm 93 

16 THE Lord reigneth, he is clothed with maj- 
esty ; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith 
he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, 
that it cannot be moved. 

1 7 Thy throne is established of old : thou art 
from everlasting. 

18 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods 
have lifted up their voice ; the floods lift up their 
waves. 

19 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise 
of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the 
sea. 

20 Thy testimonies are very sure : holiness be- 
cometh thine house, O Lord, for ever. 



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Psalm 95 

1 O COME, let us sing unto the Lord: let us 
make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. 

2 Let us come before his presence with thanks- 
giving, and make a joyful noise unto him with 
psalms. 

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3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King 
above all gods. 

4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth : 
the strength of the hills is his also. 

5 The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands 
formed the dry land. 

6 O come, let us worship and bow down : let us 
kneel before the Lord our maker. 

7 For he is our God ; and we are the people of his 
pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye 
will hear his voice, 

8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, 
and as in the day of temptation in the wilder- 
ness : 

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and 
saw my work. 

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this gen- 
eration, and said, It is a people that do err in their 
heart, and they have not known my ways : 

1 1 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they 
should not enter into my rest. 

Psalm 96 

12 O SING unto the Lord a new song : sing unto 
the Lord, all the earth. 

13 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name ; show forth 
his salvation from day to day. 

14 Declare his glory among the heathen, his won- 
ders among all people. 

15 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be 
praised : he is to be feared above all gods. 

16 For all the gods of the nations are idols : but 
the Lord made the heavens. 

17 Honor and majesty are before him: strength 
and beauty are in his sanctuary. 

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18 Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the 
people, give unto the Lord glory and strength. 

19 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his 
name : bring an offering, and come into his courts. 

20 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : 
fear before him, all the earth. 

2 1 Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth : 
the world also shall be established that it shall not be 
moved : he shall judge the people righteously. 

22 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be 
glad ; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. 

23 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein : 
then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice 

24 Before the Lord : for he cometh, for he cometh 
to judge the earth : he shall judge the world with 
righteousness, and the people with his truth. 

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Psalm 97 

1 THE Lord reigneth ; let the earth rejoic.e ; let 
the multitude of isles be glad thereof. 

2 Clouds and darkness are round about him : 
righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his 
throne. 

3 A fire goeth before him, and burnetii up his 
enemies round about. 

4 His lightnings enlightened the world : the earth 
saw, and trembled. 

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the 
Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole 
earth. 

6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all 
the people see his glory. 

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7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, 
that boast themselves of idols : worship him, all ye 
oods. 

8 Zion heard, and was glad ; and the daughters of 
Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O Lord, 

9 For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth : 
thou art exalted far above all gods. 

io Ye that love the Lord, hate evil : he preserve th 
the souls of his saints ; he delivereth them out of the 
hand of the wicked. 

1 1 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness 
for the upright in heart. 

12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous ; and give 
thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 

Psalm 98 

13 O SING unto the Lord a new song; for he 
hath done marvellous things : his right hand, and 
his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. 

14 The Lord hath made known his salvation : his 
righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of 
the heathen. 

15 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth 
toward the house of Israel : all the ends of the earth 
have seen the salvation of our God. 

16 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth : 
make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. 

1 7 Sing unto the Lord with the harp ; with the 
harp, and the voice of a psalm. 

18 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a 
joyful noise before the Lord, the King. 

iq Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the 
world, and they that dwell therein. 

20 Let the floods clap their hands : let the hills be 
joyful together 

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21 Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the 
earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, 
and the people with equity. 

Psalm 99 

22 THE Lord reigneth ; let the people tremble: 
he sitteth between the cherubim ; let the earth be 
moved. 

23 The Lord is great in Zion ; and he is high 
above all the people. 

24 Let them praise thy great and terrible name ; 
for it is holy. 

25 The king's strength also loveth judgment ; 
thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment 
and righteousness in Jacob. 

26 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his 
footstool ; for he is holy. 

27 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and 
Samuel among them that call upon his name ; they 
called upon the Lord, and he answered them. 

28 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar : they 
kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave 
them. 

29 Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God : 
thou wast a God that forg-avest them, though thou 
tookest vengeance of their inventions. 

30 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his 
holy hill ; for the Lord our God is holy. 

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Psalm ioo 
i MAKE a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. 
2 Serve the Lord with gladness : come before his 
presence with singing. 

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3 Know ye that the Lord he is God : it is he that 
hath made us, and not we ourselves ; we are his 
people, and the sheep of his pasture. 

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into 
his courts with praise : be thankful unto him, and 
bless his name. 

5 For the Lord is good ; his mercy is everlasting ; 
and his truth endureth to all generations. 

Psalm 103 

6 BLESS the Lord, O my soul : and all that is 
within me, bless his holy name. 

7 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all 
his benefits : 

8 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities ; who healeth 
all thy diseases ; 

9 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction ; who 
crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mer- 
cies ; 

10 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things ; 
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 

1 1 The Lord executeth righteousness and judg- 
ment for all that are oppressed. 

12 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts 
unto the children of Israel. 

13 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to 
anger, and plenteous in mercy. 

14 He will not always chide : neither will he keep 
his anger for ever. 

15 He hath not dealt with us after our sins ; nor 
rewarded us according to our iniquities. 

16 Eor as the heaven is high above the earth, so 
great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 

1 7 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath 
he removed our transgressions from us. 

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18 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord 
pitieth them that fear him. 

19 Lor he knoweth our frame; he remembereth 
that we are dust. 

20 As for man, his days are as grass : as a flower 
of the field, so he flourished!. 

2 1 Lor the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; 
and the place thereof shall know it no more. 

22 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting 
to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his right- 
eousness unto children's children ; 

23 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that 
remember his commandments to do them. 

24 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heav- 
ens ; and his kingdom ruleth over all. 

25 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in 
strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto 
the voice of his word. 

26 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye ministers 
of his, that do his pleasure. 

27 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his 
dominion : bless the Lord, O my soul. 

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Psalm 104 

1 BLESS the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my 
God, thou art very great ; thou art clothed with 
honor and majesty : 

2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a gar- 
ment : who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain : 

3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the 
waters : who maketh the clouds his chariot : who 
walketh upon the wings of the wind : 

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4 Who maketh his angels spirits ; his ministers a 
flaming fire : 

5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it 
should not be removed for ever. 

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a gar- 
ment : the waters stood above the mountains. 

7 At thy rebuke they fled ; at the voice of thy 
thunder they hasted away. 

8 They go up by the mountains ; they go down by 
the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded 
for them. 

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not 
pass over ; that they turn not again to cover the 
earth. 

io He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which 
run among the hills. 

1 1 They give drink to every beast of the field : 
the wild asses quench their thirst. 

12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have 
their habitation, which sing among the branches. 

13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the 
earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 

14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, 
and herb for the service of man : that he may bring 
forth food out of the earth ; 

1 5 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, 
and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which 
strengthened! man's heart. 

16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap ; the ce- 
dars of Lebanon, which he hath planted ; 

17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the 
stork, the fir trees are her house. 

18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats ; 
and the rocks for the conies. 

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19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun 
knoweth his going down. 

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night : wherein 
all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. 

2 1 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek 
their meat from God. 

22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves to- 
gether, and lay them down in their dens. 

23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor 
until the evening. 

24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works ! in wis- 
dom hast thou made them all : the earth is full of thy 
riches. 

25 So is this great and w r ide sea, wherein are things 
creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. 

26 There go the ships : there is that leviathan, 
whom thou hast made to play therein. 

27 These wait all upon thee ; that thou mayst give 
them their meat in due season. 

28 That thou givest them they gather : thou open- 
est thine hand, they are filled with good. 

29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : thou 
takest away their breath, they die, and return to their 
dust. 

30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : 
and thou renewest the face of the earth. 

31 The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: 
the Lord shall rejoice in his works. 

32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth : he 
toucheth the hills, and they smoke. 

33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I 
will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 

34 My meditation of him shall be sweet : I will be 
glad in the Lord. 

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35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, 
and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the Lord, 
O my soul. Praise ye the Lord. 



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Psalm 107 : 1-22 

1 O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is good : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom 
he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy ; 

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the 
east, and from the west, from the north, and from 
the south. 

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary 
way ; they found no city to dwell in. 

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 

6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, 
and he delivered them out of their distresses. 

7 And he led them forth by the right way, that 
they might go to a city of habitation. 

8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his good- 
ness, and for his wonderful works to the children of 
men ! 

9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the 
hungry soul with goodness. 

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of 
death, being bound in affliction and iron ; 

1 1 Because they rebelled against the words of 
God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High : 

12 Therefore he brought down their heart with 
labor ; they fell down, and there was none to help. 

13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, 
and he saved them out of their distresses. 

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14 He brought them out of darkness and the 
shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. 

15 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his 
goodness, and for his wonderful works to the chil- 
dren of men ! 

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and 
cut the bars of iron in sunder. 

17 Fools, because of their transgression, and be- 
cause of their iniquities, are afflicted. 

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat ; and 
they draw near unto the gates of death. 

19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, 
and he saveth them out of their distresses. 

20 He sent his word, and healed them, and deliv- 
ered them from their destructions. 

21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his 
goodness, and for his wonderful works to the chil- 
dren of men ! 

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanks- 
giving, and declare his works with rejoicing. 

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Psalm 107 : 23-43 
i THEY that go down to the sea in ships, that 
do business in great w r aters ; 

2 These see the works of the Lord, and his won- 
ders in the deep. 

3 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy 
wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. 

4 They mount up to the heaven, they go down 
again to the depths : their soul is melted because of 
trouble. 

5 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken 
man, and are at their wit's end. 

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6 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, 
and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 

7 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves 
thereof are still. 

8 Then are they glad because they be quiet ; so 
he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 

9 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his 
goodness, and for his wonderful works to the chil- 
dren of men ! 

io Let them exalt him also in the congregation 
of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the 
elders. 

1 1 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the 
watersprings into dry ground ; 

12 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wicked- 
ness of them that dwell therein. 

13 He turneth the wilderness into a standing 
water, and dry ground into watersprings. 

14 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that 
they may prepare a city for habitation ; 

1 5 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which 
may yield fruits of increase. 

16 He blesseth them also, so that they are multi- 
plied greatly ; and suffereth not their cattle to de- 
crease. 

1 7 Again, they are minished and brought low 
through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. 

18 He poureth contempt upon princes, and 
causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where 
there, is no way. 

19 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, 
and maketh him families like a flock. 

20 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all 
iniquity shall stop her mouth. 

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21 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things. 
even they shall understand the loving-kindness of 
the Lord. 

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Psalm ho 

i THE Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my 
right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 

2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out 
of Zion : rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 

3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy 
power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of 
the morning : thou hast the dew of thy youth. 

4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, 
Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Mel- 
chizedek. 

5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through 
kings in the day of his wrath. 

6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill 
the places with the dead bodies ; he shall wound the 
heads over many countries. 

7 He shall drink of the brook in the way : there- 
fore shall he lift up the head. 

Psalm hi 

8 PRAISE ye the Lord. I will praise the Lori 
with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright 
and in the congregation. 

9 The works of the Lord are great, sought out 
of all them that have pleasure therein. 

io His work is honorable and glorious : and his 
righteousness endureth for ever. 

1 1 He hath made his wonderful works to be re 
membered : the Lord is gracious and full of com- 
passion. 

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12 He hath given meat unto them that fear him : 
he will ever be mindful of his covenant. 

13 He hath showed his people the power of his 
works, that he may give them the heritage of the 
heathen. 

14 The works of his hands are verity and judg- 
ment ; all his commandments are sure. 

1 5 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done 
in truth and uprightness. 

16 He sent redemption unto his people : he hath 
commanded his covenant for ever : holy and reverend 
is his name. 

1 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wis- 
dom : a good understanding have all they that do his 
commandments : his praise endureth for ever. 

Psalm 112 

18 PRAISE ye the Lord. Blessed is the man 
that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his 
commandments. 

19 His seed shall be mighty upon earth : the gen- 
eration of the upright shall be blessed. 

20 Wealth and riches shall be in his house : and 
his righteousness endureth for ever. 

2 1 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the 
darkness : he is gracious, and full of compassion, and 
righteous. 

22 A good man showeth favor, and lendeth : he 
will guide his affairs with discretion. 

23 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the 
righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 

24 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his 
heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 

25 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, 
until he see his desire upon his enemies. 

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26 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor ; 
his righteousness endureth for ever ; his horn shall 
be exalted with honor. 

27 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he 
shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away : the de- 
sire of the wicked shall perish. 

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Psalm 113 : 1-6 
i PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants 
of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. 

2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this 
time forth and for evermore. 

3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down 
of the same the Lord's name is to be praised. 

4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his 
glory above the heavens. 

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwell- 
eth on high, 

6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that 
are in heaven, and in the earth ! 

Psalm 115 

7 NOT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto 
thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy 
truth's sake. 

8 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is 
now their God ? 

9 But our God is in the heavens : he hath done 
whatsoever he hath pleased. 

10 Their idols are silver and orold, t j ie wor \^ f 
men's hands. 

1 1 They have mouths, but they speak not : eyes 
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12 They have ears, but they hear not : noses have 
they, but they smell not : 

13 They have hands, but they handle not: feet 
have they, but they walk not : neither speak they 
through their throat. 

14 They that make them are like unto them ; so 
is every one that trusteth in them. 

15 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their 
help and their shield. 

16 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord : he is 
their help and their shield. 

1 7 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord : he 
is their help and their shield. 

18 The Lord hath been mindful of us : he will 
bless us ; he will bless the house of Israel ; he will 
bless the house of Aaron. 

19 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both 
small and great. 

20 The Lord shall increase you more and more, 
you and your children. 

21 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made 
heaven and earth. 

22 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's : 
but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 

23 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any 
that cro down into silence. 

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24 But we will bless the Lord from this time 
forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord. 



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Psalm 116 

i I LOVE the Lord, because he hath heard my 
voice and my supplications. 

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2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, there- 
fore will I call upon him as long as I live. 

3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains 
of hell gat hold upon me : I found trouble and sorrow. 

4 Then called I upon the name of the Lord ; O 
Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. 

5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous ; yea, our 
God is merciful. 

6 The Lord preserveth the simple : I was brought 
low, and he helped me. 

7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul ; for the Lord 
hath dealt bountifully with thee. 

8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, 
mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 

9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the 
living. 

10 I believed, therefore have I spoken : I was 
greatly afflicted : 

1 1 I said in my haste, All men are liars. 

12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his 
benefits toward me ? 

13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon 
the name of the Lord. 

14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the 
presence of all his people. 

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death 
of his saints. 

16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant ; I am thy 
servant, and the son of thine handmaid : thou hast 
loosed my bonds. 

1 7 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, 
and will call upon the name of the Lord. 

18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the 
presence of all his people, 

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19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst 
of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord. 

Psalm i i 7 

20 O PRAISE the Lord, all ye nations : praise him, 
all ye people. 

21 For his merciful kindness is great toward us : 
and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise 
ye the Lord. 

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Psalm i i 8 
i O GIVE thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good : 
because his mercy endureth for ever. 

2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for 
ever. 

3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy 
endureth for ever. 

4 Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

5 I called upon the Lord in distress : the Lord 
answered me, and set me in a large place. 

6 The Lord is on my side ; I will not fear : what 
can man do unto me ? 

7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help 
me : therefore shall I see my desire upon them that 
hate me. 

8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put con- 
fidence in man. 

9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put con- 
fidence in princes. 

io All nations compassed me about: but in the 
name of the Lord will I destroy them. 

ii They compassed me about; yea, they com- 
passed me about: but in the name of the Lord I 
will destroy them. 

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12 They compassed me about like bees ; they are 
quenched as the fire of thorns : for in the name of 
the Lord I will destroy them. 

13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall : 
but the Lord helped me. 

14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is be- 
come my salvation. 

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the 
tabernacles of the righteous : the right hand of the 
Lord doeth valiantly. 

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted : the 
right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 

1 7 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works 
of the Lord. 

18 The Lord hath chastened me sore : but he 
hath not given me over unto death. 

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness : I will 
go into them, and I will praise the Lord : 

20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous 
shall enter. 

2 1 I will praise thee : for thou hast heard me, and 
art become my salvation. 

22 The stone which the builders refused is become 
the head stone of the corner. 

23 This is the Lord's doing ; it is marvellous in 
our eyes. 

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made ; we 
will rejoice and be glad in it. 

25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, 
I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 

26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the 
Lord : we have blessed you out of the house of the 
Lord. 

27 God is the Lord, which hath showed us light : 

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bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of 
the altar. 

28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee : thou 
art my God, I will exalt thee. 

29 O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

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Psalm 119 : 1-24 

1 BLESSED are the undefiled in the way, who 
walk in the law of the Lord. 

2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and 
that seek him with the whole heart. 

3 They also do no iniquity : they walk in his ways. 

4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts 
diligently. 

5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy 
statutes ! 

6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have re- 
spect unto all thy commandments. 

7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when 
I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. 

8 I will keep thy statutes : O forsake me not utterly. 

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way ? 
by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 

10 With my whole heart have I sought thee : O 
let me not wander from thy commandments. 

1 1 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might 
not sin against thee. 

12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statute's. 

13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments 
of thy mouth. 

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, 
as much as in all riches. 

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15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have re- 
spect unto thy ways. 

16 I will delight myself in thy statutes : I will not 
forget thy word. 

1 7 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may 
live, and keep thy word. 

18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold won- 
drous things out of thy law. 

19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy 
commandments from me. 

20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath 
unto thy judgments at all times. 

2 1 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, 
which do err from thy commandments. 

22 Remove from me reproach and contempt ; for 
I have kept thy testimonies. 

23 Princes also did sit and speak against me : but 
thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. 

24 Thy testimonies also are my delight, and my 
counsellors. 

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Psalm 119 : 33-48, 89-96 

1 TEACH me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes ; 
and I shall keep it unto the end. 

2 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy 
law ; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 

3 Make me to go in the path of thy command- 
ments ; for therein do I delight. 

4 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not 
to covetousness. 

5 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity ; 
and quicken thou me in thy way. 

6 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is de- 
voted to thy fear. 

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7 Turn away my reproach which I fear : for thy 
judgments are good. 

8 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts : quicken 
me in thy righteousness. 

9 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, 
even thy salvation, according to thy word. 

io So shall I have wherewith to answer him that 
reproacheth me : for I trust in thy word. 

1 1 And take not the word of truth utterly out of 
my mouth ; for I have hoped in thy judgments. 

12 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever 
and ever. 

1 3 And I will walk at liberty : for I seek thy pre- 
cepts. 

14 I will speak of thy testimonies also before 
kings, and will not be ashamed. 

15 And I will delight myself in thy command- 
ments, which I have loved. 

16 My hands also will I lift up unto thy command- 
ments, which I have loved ; and I will meditate in 
thy statutes. 

1 7 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. 

18 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations : thou 
hast established the earth, and it abideth. 

19 They continue this day according to thine 
ordinances : for all are thy servants. 

20 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should 
then have perished in mine affliction. 

2 1 I will never forget thy precepts : for with them 
thou hast quickened me. 

22 I am thine, save me ; for I have sought thy 
precepts. 

23 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; 
but I will consider thy testimonies. 

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24 I have seen an end of all perfection : but thy 
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Psalm 119 : 97-1 20 
i O HOW love I thy law ! it is my meditation all 
the day. 

2 Thou through thy commandments hast made me 
wiser than mine enemies : for they are ever with me. 

3 I have more understanding than all my teach- 
ers : for thy testimonies are my meditation. 

4 I understand more than the ancients, because I 
keep thy precepts. 

5 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, 
that I might keep thy word. 

6 I have not departed from thy judgments : for 
thou hast taught me. 

7 How sweet are thy words unto my taste ! yea, 
sweeter than honey to my mouth. 

8 Through thy precepts I get understanding : 
therefore I hate every false way. 

9 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light 
unto my path. 

10 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will 
keep thy righteous judgments. 

1 1 I am afflicted very much : quicken me, O Lord, 
according unto thy word. 

12 Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will offerings 
of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments. 

13 My soul is continually in my hand : yet do I 
not forget thy law. 

14 The wicked have laid a snare for me : yet I 
erred not from thy precepts. 

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15 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for 
ever : for they are the rejoicing- of my heart. 

16 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy 
statutes always, even unto the end. 

1 7 I hate vain thoughts : but thy law do I love. 

18 Thou art my hiding place and my shield : I 
hope in thy word. 

19 Depart from me, ye evil doers : for I will keep 
the commandments of my God. 

20 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may 
live : and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 

2 1 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe : and I 
will have respect unto thy statutes continually. 

22 Thou hast trodden down all them that err 
from thy statutes : for their deceit is falsehood. 

23 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth 
like dross : therefore I love thy testimonies. 

24 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee ; and I am 
afraid of thy judgments. 

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Psalm 121 

1 I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from 
whence cometh my help. 

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made 
heaven and earth. 

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : he 
that keepeth thee will not slumber. 

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither 
slumber nor sleep. 

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade 
upon thy right hand. 

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the 
moon by night. 

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7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : he 
shall preserve thy soul. 

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy 
coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. 

Psalm 122 

9 I WAS glad when they said unto me, Let us go 
into the house of the Lord. 

10 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jeru- 
salem. 

1 1 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact 
together : 

12 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the 
Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks 
unto the name of the Lord. 

13 For there are set thrones of judgment, the 
thrones of the house of David. 

14 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall 
prosper that love thee. 

15 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity with- 
in thy palaces. 

16 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will 
now say, Peace be within thee. 

17 Because of the house of the Lord our God 
I will seek thy good. 

Psalm 123 

18 UNTO thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that 
dwellest in the heavens. 

19 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the 
hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maidei 
unto the hand of her mistress ; so our eyes wait upon 
the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us. 

20 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon 
us : for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. 

21 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorn- 

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ing of those that are at ease, and with the contempt 
of the proud. 

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Psalm 124 

1 IF it had not been the Lord who was on our 
side, now may Israel say ; 

2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our 
side, when men rose up against us : 

3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when 
their wrath was kindled against us. 

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the 
stream had gone over our soul : 

5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 

6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as 
a prey to their teeth. 

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare 
of the fowlers : the snare is broken, and we are 
escaped. 

8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made 
heaven and earth. 

Psalm 125 

9 THEY that trust in the Lord shall be as mount 
Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 

10 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, 
so the Lord is round about his people from hence- 
forth even for ever. 

1 1 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon 
the lot of the righteous ; lest the righteous put forth 
their hands unto iniquity. 

12 Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, 
and to them that are upright in their hearts. 

13 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked 
ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the work- 
ers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel. 

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Psalm 126 

14 WHEN the Lord turned again the captivity of 
Zion, we were like them that dream. 

15 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and 
our tongue with singing : then said they among the 
heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. 

16 The Lord hath done great things for us ; 
whereof we are glad. 

17 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the 
streams in the south. 

18 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 

19 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing 
precious seed, shall doubtless come again with re- 
joicing, bringing his sheaves with him. 

Psalm 127 

20 EXCEPT the Lord build the house, they labor 
in vain that build it : except the Lord keep the city, 
the watchman waketh but in vain. 

21 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up 
late, to eat the bread of sorrows : for so he giveth 
his beloved sleep. 

22 Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord : and 
the fruit of the womb is his reward. 

23 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man ; 
so are children of the youth. 

24 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of 
them : they shall not be ashamed, but they shall 
speak with the enemies in the gate. 

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Psalm 130 
i OUT of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. 
2 Lord, hear my voice : let thine ears be attentive 
to the voice of my supplications. 

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3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O 
Lord, who shall stand ? 

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou 
mayest be feared. 

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in 
his word do I hope. 

6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they 
that watch for the morning : I say, more than they 
that watch for the morning. 

7 Let Israel hope in the Lord : for with the Lord 
there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. 

Psalm T31 

9 LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes 
lofty : neither do I exercise myself in great matters, 
or in things too high for me. 

10 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a 
child that is weaned of his mother : my soul is even 
as a weaned child. 

1 1 Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth 
and for ever. 

Psalm 132 

12 LORD, remember David, and all his afflic- 
tions : 

13 How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto 
the mighty God of Jacob ; 

14 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of 
my house, nor go up into my bed ; 

15 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber 
to mine eyelids, 

16 Until I find out a place for the Lord, a habita- 
tion for the mighty God of Jacob. 

17 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : we found it in 
the fields of the wood. 

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18 We will oro into his tabernacles : we will wor- 
ship at his footstool. 

19 Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the 
ark of thy strength. 

20 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness ; 
and let thy saints shout for joy. 

21 For thy servant David's sake turn not away 
the face of thine anointed. 

22 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David ; he 
will not turn from it ; Of the fruit of thy body will I 
set upon thy throne. 

23 If thy children will keep my covenant and my 
testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall 
also sit upon thy throne for evermore. 

24 For the Lord hath chosen Zion ; he hath de- 
sired it for his habitation. 

25 This is my rest for ever : here will I dwell ; for 
I have desired it. 

26 I will abundantly bless her provision : I will 
satisfy her poor with bread. 

27 I will also clothe her priests with salvation : and 
her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 

28 There will I make the horn of David to bud : 
I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. 

29 His enemies will I clothe with shame : but 
upon himself shall his crown flourish. 

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Psalm 133 

1 BEHOLD, how good and how pleasant it is for 
brethren to dwell together in unity ! 

2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, 
that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard : 
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3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that de- 
scended upon the mountains of Zion : for there the 
Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. 

Psalm 134 

4 BEHOLD, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants 
of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of 
the Lord. 

5 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless 
the Lord. 

6 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless 
thee out of Zion. 

Psalm 135 

7 PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of 
the Lord ; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord. 

8 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the 
courts of the house of our God, 

9 Praise the Lord ; for the Lord is good : sing 
praises unto his name ; for it is pleasant. 

10 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, 
and Israel for his peculiar treasure. 

1 1 For I know that the Lord is great, and that 
our Lord is above all gods. 

12 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in 
heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. 

13 He causeth the vapors to ascend from the 
ends of the earth ; he maketh lightnings for the 
rain ; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. 

14 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of 
man and beast. 

1 5 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of 
thee, () Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. 

16 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings ; 

17 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of 
Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan : 

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18 And gave their land for a heritage, a heritage 
unto Israel his people. 

19 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; and 
thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations. 

20 For the Lord will judge his people, and he 
will repent himself concerning his servants. 

2 1 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, 
the work of men's hands. 

22 They have mouths, but they speak not ; eyes 
have they, but they see not ; 

23 They have ears but they hear not ; neither is 
there any breath in their mouths. 

24 They that make them are like unto them : so 
is every one that trusteth in them. 

25 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel : bless the 
Lord, O house of Aaron : 

26 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi : ye that fear 
the Lord, bless the Lord. 

27 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwell- 
eth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord. 

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Psalm 136 : 1-9, 23-26 

1 O GIVE thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good : 
for his mercy endureth for ever. 

2 O give thanks unto the God of gods : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

4 To him who alone doeth great wonders : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens : for 
his mercy endureth for ever. 

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6 To him that stretched out the earth above the 
waters : for his mercy endureth for ever. 

7 To him that made great lights : for his mercy 
endureth for ever : 

8 The sun to rule by day : for his mercy endureth 
for ever : 

9 The moon and stars to rule by night : for his 
mercy endureth for ever. 

io Who remembered us in our low estate : for 
his mercy endureth for ever : 

1 1 And hath redeemed us from our enemies : for 
his mercy endureth for ever. 

12 Who giveth food to all flesh : for his mercy 
endureth for ever. 

13 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for 
his mercy endureth for ever. 

Psalm 137 : 1-6 

14 BY the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, 
yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 

1 5 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the 
midst thereof. 

16 For there they that carried us away captive re- 
quired of us a song ; and they that wasted us required 
of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 

17 How shall we sing the Lord's song in a 
strange land ? 

18 if I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right 
hand forget her cunning. 

19 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue 
cleave to the roof of my mouth ; if I prefer not Jeru- 
salem above my chief joy. 

Psalm 138 

20 I WILL praise thee with my whole heart: be- 
fore the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 

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2 1 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise 
thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth : for 
thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 

22 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, 
and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. 

23 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O 
Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth. 

24 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord : 
for great is the glory of the Lord. 

25 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect 
unto the lowly : but the proud he knoweth afar off. 

26 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou 
wilt revive me : thou shalt stretch forth thine hand 
against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right 
hand shall save me. 

27 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth 
me : thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever : forsake 
not the works of thine own hands. 

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Psalm 139 : 1-12, 14-24 
i O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 

2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine up- 
rising ; thou understandest my thought afar off. 

3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, 
and art acquainted with all my ways. 

4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, 
O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 

5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid 
thine hand upon me. 

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me ; it is 
high, I cannot attain unto it. 

7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither 
shall I ilee from thy presence ? 

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8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there : if I 
make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 

9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell 
in the uttermost parts of the sea ; 

10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy 
right hand shall hold me. 

1 1 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me ; 
even the night shall be light about me. 

12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee ; but 
the night shineth as the day : the darkness and the 
light are both alike to thee. 

13 I will praise thee ; for I am fearfully and won- 
derfully made : marvellous are thy works ; and that 
my soul knoweth right well. 

14 My substance w r as not hid from thee, when I 
was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the 
lowest parts of the earth. 

15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being 
imperfect ; and in thy book all my members were 
written, which in continuance were fashioned, when 
as yet there was none of them. 

16 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, 
O God ! how great is the sum of them ! 

1 7 If I should count them, they are more in number 
than the sand : when I awake, I am still with thee. 

18 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God : 
depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 

19 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine 
enemies take thy name in vain. 

20 Do not I hate them, Lord, that hate thee? 
and am not I grieved with those that rise up against 
thee ? 

21 I hate them with perfect hatred : 1 count them 
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22 Search me, O God, and know my heart : try 
me, and know my thoughts : 

23 And see if there be any wicked way in me, 
and lead me in the way everlasting. 

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Psalm 141 : 1-3 
i LORD, I cry unto thee : make haste unto me ; 
give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. 

2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as 
incense ; and the lifting up of my hands as the even- 
ing sacrifice. 

3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth ; keep 
the door of my lips. 

Psalm 142 

4 I CRIED unto the Lord with my voice ; with 
my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. 

5 I poured out my complaint before him ; I 
showed before him my trouble. 

6 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, 
then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I 
walked have they privily laid a snare for me. 

7 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but 
there was no man that would know me : refuse 
failed me ; no man cared for my soul. 

8 I cried unto thee, () Lord: I said, Thou art my 
refuge and my portion in the land of the living. 

9 Attend unto my cry ; for I am brought very 
low : deliver me from my persecutors ; for they are 
stronger than I. 

10 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise 
thy name : the righteous shall compass me about ; 
for thou shalt deal bountifully with me. 



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Psalm 143 : 1-1 1 

1 1 HEAR my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my 
supplications : in thy faithfulness answer me, and in 
thy righteousness. 

12 And enter not into judgment with thy servant : 
for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 

13 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul ; he 
hath smitten my life down to the ground ; he hath 
made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have 
been long dead. 

14 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within 
me ; my heart within me is desolate. 

1 5 I remember the days of old ; I meditate on all 
thy works ; I muse on the work of thy hands 

16 I stretch forth my hands unto thee : my soul 
thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. 

17 Hear me speedily, O Lord ; my spirit faileth : 
hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them 
that go down into the pit. 

18 Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the 
morning ; for in thee do I trust : cause me to know 
the way wherein I should walk ; for I lift up my soul 
unto thee. 

19 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I 
flee unto thee to hide me. 

20 Teach me to do thy will ; for thou art my God : 
thy Spirit is good ; lead me into the land of uprightness. 

21 Quicken me, () Lord, for thy name's sake : for 
thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 

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Psalm 144 

1 BLESSED be the Lord my strength, which 
teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight : 

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2 My goodness, and my fortress ; my high tower, 
and my deliverer ; my shield, and he in whom I 
trust ; who subdueth my people under me. 

3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge 
of him ! or the son of man, that thou makest account 
of him ! 

4 Man is like to vanity : his days are as a shadow 
that passeth away. 

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down : 
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. 

6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them : shoot 
out thine arrows, and destroy them. 

7 Send thine hand from above ; rid me, and deliver 
me out of great waters, from the hand of strange 
children ; 

8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right 
hand is a right hand of falsehood. 

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God : upon 
a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I 
sing praises unto thee. 

10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings : who 
delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. 

1 1 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of 
strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and 
their right hand is a right hand of falsehood : 

12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in 
their youth ; that our daughters may be as corner 
stones, polished after the similitude of a palace : 

13 That our garners may be full, affording all 
manner of store ; that our sheep may bring iorth 
thousands and ten thousands in our streets : 

14 That our oxen may be strong to labor ; that 
there be no breaking in, nor going out ; that there 
be no complaining in our streets. 



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15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: 
yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. 

Psalm 146 

16 PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my 
soul. 

1 7 While I live will I praise the Lord : I will sing 
praises unto my God while I have any being. 

18 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son 
of man, in whom there is no help. 

19 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his 
earth ; in that very clay his thoughts perish. 

20 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for 
his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God : 

21 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and 
all that therein is : which keepeth truth for ever : 

22 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed : 
which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth 
the prisoners : 

23 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind : the 
Lord raiseth them that are bowed down : the Lord 
loveth the righteous : 

24 The Lord preserveth the strangers ; he re- 
lieved! the fatherless and widow : but the way of the 
wicked he turneth upside down. 

25 The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, 
O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord. 

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Psalm 145 
i I WILL extol thee, my God, O King; and I 
will bless thy name for ever and ever. 

2 Every day will I bless thee ; and I will praise 
thy name for ever and ever. 

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3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised ; 
and his greatness is unsearchable. 

4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, 
and shall declare thy mighty acts. 

5 I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty, 
and of thy wondrous works. 

6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible 
acts : and I will declare thy greatness. 

7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy 
great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. 

8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion ; 
slow to anger, and of great mercy. 

9 The Lord is good to all : and his tender mercies 
are over all his works. 

io All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord ; and 
thy saints shall bless thee. 

1 1 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, 
and talk of thy power ; 

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty 
acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and 
thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. 

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth 
up all those that be bow T ed down. 

1 5 The eyes of all wait upon thee ; and thou 
givest them their meat in due season. 

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the 
desire of every living thing. 

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and 
holy in all his works. 

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon 
him, to all that call upon him in truth. 

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him : 
he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 

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20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him : 
but all the wicked will he destroy. 

2 i My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord : 
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and 
ever. 

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Psalm 147 

1 PRAISE ye the Lord : for it is good to sing 
praises unto our God ; for it is pleasant ; and praise 
is comely. 

2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : he gathereth 
together the outcasts of Israel. 

3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up 
their wounds. 

4 He telleth the number of the stars ; he calleth 
them all by their names. 

5 Great is our Lord, and of great power : his 
understanding is infinite. 

6 The Lord lifteth up the meek : he casteth the 
wicked down to the ground. 

7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving ; sing 
praise upon the harp unto our God : 

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who 
prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to 
grow upon the mountains. 

9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the 
young ravens which cry. 

10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse : 
he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 

1 1 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear 
him, in those that hope in his mercy. 

12 1 'raise the Lord, O Jerusalem ; praise thy God, 
O Zion. 

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1 3 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates ; 
he hath blessed thy children within thee. 

14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth 
thee with the finest of the wheat. 

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon 
earth : his word runneth very swiftly. 

16 He giveth snow like wool : he scattereth the 
hoar frost like ashes. 

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels : who can 
stand before his cold ? 

18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them : 
he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 

19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes 
and his judgments unto Israel. 

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation : and as 
for his judgments, they have not known them. 
Praise ye the Lord. 

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Psalm 148 

1 PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from 
the heavens : praise him in the heights. 

2 Praise ye him, all his angels : praise ye him, all 
his hosts. 

3 Praise ye him, sun and moon : praise him, all 
ye stars of light. 

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye 
waters that be above the heavens. 

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord : for he 
commanded, and they were created. 

6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever : 
he hath made a decree which shall not pass. 

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and 
all deeps : 

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8 Fire, and hail ; snow, and vapor ; stormy wind 
fulfilling his word : 

9 Mountains, and all hills ; fruitful trees, and all 
cedars : 

10 Beasts, and all cattle ; creeping things, and 
flying fowl : 

1 1 Kings of the earth, and all people ; princes, 
and all judges of the earth : 

12 Both young men, and maidens ; old men, and 
children : 

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for 
his name alone is excellent ; his glory is above the 
earth and heaven. 

14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the 
praise of all his saints ; even of the children of Israel, 
a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord. 

Psalm 149 

15 PRAISE ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a 
new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. 

16 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : let 
the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 

17 Let them praise his name in the dance: let 
them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and 
harp. 

18 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people : 
he will beautify the meek with salvation. 

19 Let the saints be joyful in glory : let them sing 
aloud upon their beds. 

20 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, 
and a twoedged sword in their hand ; 

2 1 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and 
punishments upon the 'people ; 

22 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles 
with fetters of iron ; 

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23 To execute upon them the judgment written : 
this honor have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord. 

Psalm 150 

24 PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise God in his 
sanctuary : praise him in the firmament of his power. 

25 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him 
according to his excellent oreatness. 

26 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet : 
praise him with the psaltery and harp. 

27 Praise him with the timbrel and dance : praise 
him with stringed instruments and organs. 

28 Praise him upon the loud cymbals : praise him 
upon the high sounding cymbals. 

29 Let everything that hath breath praise the 
Lord. Praise ye the Lord. 



GLORY be to the Father | and ■ to the | Son || 
and I to the | Holy | Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning :;: is now, and | ever | 
shall be || world without | end • = | A • = I men. 



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