HYMNS FOR CHRISTIAN DEVOTION; ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE UNIVERSALIST DENOMINATION
BY J. G. ADAMS AND E. H. CHAPIN.
BOSTON: ABEL TOMPKINS. 1853.
In presenting this work to the public, the compilers would say, that they do not intend it as a rival of any other Hymn Book already in existence; but, if advancement in the light of other good works be allowable, as an improvement on them all. Although evidently designed in one sense for a denomination, they have also intended that it shall answer in some measure the demands of a liberal and progressive Christianity—a Christianity, under whatever name or pretension found, that would diffuse Christ's spirit and do his works of truth and love among men.
We have sought to give variety in these Hymns; to have the number ample enough; and while cautious in reference to their literary character, to select those of a devotional tendency, rather than those chiefly commendable for their poetical excellence. We have intended also to pay due respect to the old Hymns so justly familiar with those of every age among our worshippers, while we have not been unmindful of the new claimants of public favor.
It will be perceived that there is a greater variety of Hymns on several topics than in most other Hymn Books now in use among us; especially in reference to the philanthropic nature of our religion, and the peculiar indications of this nature in the present age. In the department of the book entitled "Triumph of Christianity," faithfulness in representing this great truth is designed. In all instances where the authorship of a hymn could be ascertained, it has been given. Of a few hymns, however, taken from a copy of the new Cambridge Unitarian Hymn Book, kindly handed us in sheets, it was not known whether they were original or not. They appear in this book, therefore, in company with quite a number of original ones, without any special mark thus to designate them.
To the friends who have so kindly aided us, by suggestions or contributions, we return our sincere thanks; and to the Christian public do we now humbly dedicate this work, invoking the blessing of God upon its use, and praying that it may be welcomed by many souls seeking the aids and blessings of Christian devotion.
J. G. Adams, E. H. Chapin.
Boston, August 1, 1846.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by ABEL TOMPKINS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
STEREOTYPED BY GEORGE A. CURTIS, BOSTON.
GENERAL INDEX OF SUBJECTS
Introduction and Close of Worship, 1 to 100 Character, Attributes and Providence of God, 101 to 148 General Praise, 149 to 167 Religion of Nature, 168 to 183 The Scriptures, 184 to 197 Christ; His Character and Offices, 198 to 256 The Gospel and Its Invitations, 257 to 283 Triumph of Christianity, 284 to 322 Repentance and Reformation, 323 to 338 Christian Character and Life, 339 to 421 Devout Exercises, 422 to 513 Life, Death and Futurity, 514 to 565 Mourning and Consolation, 566 to 605 Submission and Reliance, 606 to 635 Religious Exultation, 636 to 652 The Church and Ordinances, 653 to 695 Dedications; Ordinations; Installations, 696 to 718 Associations, Conventions and Missionary Meetings, 719 to 737 Early Religious Culture, 738 to 763 Philanthropic Subjects, 764 to 824 Seamen's Hymns, 825 to 835 National Hymns, 836 to 850 The Seasons, Annual Occasions, &c. 851 to 901 Social and Domestic Worship, 902 to 934 Morning and Evening Hymns, 935 to 960 Miscellaneous, 961 to 1005 Doxologies, 1006 to 1008
INDEX OF FIRST LINES.
Above, below, where'er I gaze, 116 According to thy gracious word, 690 Affliction is a stormy deep, 609 Again our ears have heard the voice, 83 Again our earthly cares we leave, 32 Again the Lord of life and light, 60 A glance from heaven with sweet effect, 526 A glory gilds the sacred page, 186 A holy air is breathing round, 917 Ah! wretched souls who strive in vain, 443 A King shall reign in righteousness, 255 All from the sun's uprise, 166 All hail the power of Jesus' name, 246 All hail, ye servants of the Lord, 770 All nature dies and lives again, 550 All nature feels attractive power, 381 All nature's works his praise declare, 984 All men are equal in their birth, 766 All powerful, self-existent God, 146 All ye nations, praise the Lord, 94 Almighty former of creation's plan, 121 Almighty God, in humble prayer, 459 Almighty God, thy wondrous works, 139 Almighty King, whose wondrous hand, 515 Almighty Maker, Lord of all, 489 Almighty Lord, before thy throne, 874 Along my earthly way, 521 Amazing, beauteous change, 312 Am I an Israelite indeed, 502 Am I a soldier of the cross, 369 Amid surrounding gloom and waste, 994 Amidst a world of hopes and fears, 487 And art thou with us, gracious Lord, 627 And can my heart aspire so high, 481 And is the gospel peace and love, 357 And is there, Lord, a rest, 563 And now, my soul, another year, 895 Angels! roll the rock away, 235 Another day is past, 950 Another six days' work is done, 58 Approach not the altar with gloom in thy soul, 965 Approach, thou blessed of the Lord, 663 Around Bethesda's healing wave, 221 Arrayed in clouds of golden light, 210 As body when the soul has fled, 773 As bowed by sudden storms, the rose, 579 As earth's pageant passes by, 421 Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, 549 As in solemn congregation, 687 As o'er the past my memory strays, 893 A soldier's course, from battles won, 340 As showers on meadows newly mown, 292 As the evening shadows gather, 716 As the hart with eager looks, 428 As the sweet flower that scents the morn, 582 As twilight's gradual veil is spread, 551 As when the deluge waves were gone, 968 At God's command the morning ray, 857 At the portals of thy house, 72 Auspicious morning, hail, 846 Author of good, to thee we turn, 430 A voice from the desert comes awful and shrill, 199 Awake, my soul, and with the sun, 936 Awake, my soul, lift up thine eyes, 367 Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve, 368 Awake our souls, away our fears, 370 Baptized into our Saviour's death, 671 Before Jehovah's awful throne, 4 Begin, my soul, the exalted lay, 161 Begin the high celestial strain, 169 Behold, amid his little flock, 683 Behold my servant, see him rise, 198 Behold, on Zion's heavenly shore, 561 Behold th' amazing sight, 247 Behold the grace appears, 206 Behold the lofty sky, 188 Behold the morning sun, 280 Behold the path which mortals tread, 541 Behold the Prince of Peace, 216 Behold the Saviour on the cross, 231 Behold the western evening light, 544 Behold, what wondrous grace, 442 Behold where breathing love divine, 225 Behold where in a mortal form, 239 Be it my only wisdom here, 457 Beneath our feet and o'er our head, 531 Bereft, of all, when hopeless care, 633 Beset with snares on every hand, 455 Be thou, O God, exalted high, 149 Be with me, Lord, where'er I go, 488 Beyond, beyond that boundless sea, 108 Blessed be thy name forever, 170 Blessed state and happy he, 964 Bless, O bless, Almighty Father, 997 Bless, O Lord, each opening year, 894 Blest are the humble souls that see, 344 Blest are the meek, he said, 348 Blest are the pure in heart, 351 Blest are the sons of peace, 393 Blest are the souls that hear and know, 276 Blest be the hour when friends shall meet, 580 Blest be the tie that binds, 659 Blest day of God, most calm, most bright, 8 Blest hour, when mortal man retires, 44 Blest instructor! from thy ways, 334 Blest is the hour when cares depart, 708 Blest is the man who fears the Lord, 410 Blest is the man who fears the Lord, 925 Blest who with generous pity glows, 780 Blest with unearthly bliss were they, 911 Blow ye the trumpet, blow, 261 Borne o'er the ocean's stormy wave, 378 Bound upon th' accursed tree, 248 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed, 681 Breathe thoughts of pity o'er a brother's fall, 814 Brethren beloved for Jesus' sake, 726 Brighter shines the gospel day, 263 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, 209 Bright was the guiding star that led, 271 Brother, hast thou wandered far, 274 Brother, rest from sin and sorrow, 591 Brother, though from yonder sky, 576 By cool Siloam's shady rill, 739 Called by the Sabbath bells away, 69 Calm on the bosom of thy God, 589 Calm on the listening ear of night, 202 Can creatures to perfection find, 142 Child amidst the flowers at play, 372 Children of light, awake, 359 Children of the heavenly King, 379 Choice of God, thou blessed day, 59 Christ the Lord is risen to-day, 553 Christians, brethren, ere we part, 730 Clay to clay, and dust to dust, 545 Come hither all ye weary souls, 259 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove, 501 Come in, thou blessed of the Lord, 662 Come, kingdom of our God, 303 Come, let us join our souls to God, 52 Come, let us pray, 'tis sweet to feel, 447 Come, O thou Universal Good, 435 Come, said Jesus' sacred voice, 283 Come, shout aloud the Father's grace, 644 Come, sing a Saviour's power, 287 Come, sound his praise abroad, 47 Come the rich, and come the poor, 973 Come, thou Almighty King, 2 Come, thou soul-transforming spirit, 82 Come to the house of prayer, 20 Come to the living waters, come, 281 Come, ye disconsolate, 575 Come, ye that love the Lord, 417 Creation's sovereign Lord, 753 Creator Spirit, by whose light, 76 Dark was the night, and cold the ground, 229 Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness, 647 Daughter of Zion, from the dust, 315 Dear as thou wert, and justly dear, 594 Dear is the hallowed morn to me, 959 Dear Lord, behold thy servants here, 725 Death has been here and borne away, 760 Death moves with victor's tread, 1004 Deem not that they are blest alone, 566 Drop the limpid waters now, 670 Early, my God, without delay, 63 Eat, drink, in memory of your friend, 678 Ere mountains reared their forms sublime, 107 Ere to the world again we go, 80 Eternal God, our humbled souls, 993 Eternal Source of every joy, 856 Eternal Source of life and light, 81 Eternal Source of light and thought, 74 Eternal Wisdom, thee we praise, 123 Exalt the Lord our God, 133 Faith adds new charms to earthly bliss, 375 Faith, hope and charity, these three, 388 Faith, hope and love, now dwell on earth, 387 Faith is the Christian's prop, 376 Fallen is thy throne, O Israel, 976 Far as thy name is known, 656 Farewell, dear friend! a long farewell, 757 Farewell, thou once a mortal, 600 Farewell, what power of words can tell, 578 Far from mortal cares retreating, 26 Far from these scenes of night, 559 Far from the world, O Lord, I flee, 463 Father, adored in worlds above, 51 Father and Friend, thy light, thy love, 473 Father, at this altar bending, 717 Father, at thy footstool see, 916 Father, bless thy word to all, 85 Father, breathe an evening blessing, 942 Father Divine, the Saviour cried, 241 Father, gathered round the bier, 596 Father, hear us when we pray, 904 Father, I know thy ways are just, 485 Father in heaven, to thee my heart, 11 Father, lo we consecrate, 699 Father of all, in every age, 482 Father of all, Omniscient mind, 111 Father of all our mercies, thou, 470 Father of all, where shall we find, 50 Father of all, whose cares extend, 483 Father of faithful Abraham, hear, 317 Father of light, conduct my feet, 450 Father of me and all mankind, 491 Father of mercies, God of love, 613 Father of omnipresent grace, 73 Father of our feeble race, 764 Father, once more let grateful praise, 752 Father, thy paternal care, 943 Father, to thy kind love we owe, 103 Father, united by thy grace, 907 Father, we bless the gentle care, 934 Father, we pray for those who dwell, 816 Father, whate'er of earthly bliss, 509 Father, who of old descended, 801 Fear was within the tossing bark, 220 Feeble, helpless, how shall I, 250 For all thy saints, O God, 981 For all who love thee and thy cause, 795 For a season called to part, 921 Forgive us for thy mercy's sake, 325 For thee, O God, our constant praise, 33 Forth from the dark and stormy sky, 24 Fountain of mercy, God of love, 877 Flung to the heedless winds, 980 Friend after friend departs, 572 From early dawning light, 618 From every stormy wind that blows, 452 From Greenland's icy mountains, 733 From the holy mount above, 267 From the table now retiring, 695 From worship now thy church dismiss, 88 From year to year in love we meet, 751 Gently, my Father, let me down, 536 Give us room that we may dwell, 291 Give to the winds thy fears, 637 Glad was my heart to hear, 19 Glorious things of thee are spoken, 653 Glory be to God on high, 155 Glory to God on high, 1006 Glory to thee, my God, this night, 946 God bless our native land, 849 God, from whom all blessings flow, 913 God guard the poor! we may not see, 786 God in his temple let us meet, 75 God, in the gospel of his Son, 192 God is a spirit just and wise, 456 God is love, his mercy brightens, 114 God is my strong salvation, 636 God is our refuge and defence, 634 God moves in a mysterious way, 128 God, my supporter and my hope, 498 God of eternity, from thee, 518 God of love, we look to thee, 908 God of mercy and of wisdom, 747 God of mercy, do thou never, 844 God of mercy, hear our prayer, 738 God of my life, through all its days, 638 God of our fathers, from whose hand, 988 God of our fathers, 'tis thy hand, 791 God of our life, thy constant care, 899 God of our lives, thy various praise, 890 God of our mercy and our praise, 386 God of the fair and open sky, 180 God of the morning, at whose voice, 939 God of the poor, whose listening ear, 781 God of the universe, whose hand, 135 God of the year, with songs of praise, 884 God's perfect law converts the soul, 184 God, that madest earth and heaven, 954 God, who is just and kind, 496 Good is the heavenly King, 859 Go, messengers of peace and love, 721 Go to dark Gethsemane, 230 Go to the grave in all thy glorious prime, 592 Go to the pillow of disease, 767 Go when the morning shineth, 373 Go, ye messengers of God, 734 Grace! 'tis a charming sound, 652 Gracious Source of every blessing, 901 Great God, and wilt thou condescend, 763 Great God, as seasons disappear, 878 Great God, attend while Zion sings, 6 Great God, at thy command, 863 Great God, at whose all-powerful call, 852 Great God, beneath whose piercing eye, 842 Great God, how infinite art thou, 112 Great God, in vain man's narrow view, 126 Great God, let all our tuneful powers, 851 Great God, my joyful thanks to thee, 444 Great God of nations, now to thee, 841 Great God, the heavens' well ordered frame, 168 Great God, the nations of the earth, 732 Great God, this sacred day of thine, 10 Great God, we sing that mighty hand, 886 Great God, where'er we pitch our tent, 929 Great God, with wonder and with praise, 190 Great God, whose universal sway, 297 Great King of Glory, come, 705 Great Maker of unnumbered worlds, 872 Great Shepherd of the people, hear, 27 Great Source of life and light, 1001 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, 467 Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, 769 Hail! all hail the joyful morn, 208 Hail, great Creator, wise and good, 172 Hail, love divine, joys ever new, 774 Hail, source of light, of life, and love, 167 Hail, sweetest, dearest tie that binds, 731 Hail to the Lord's anointed, 288 Hail to the Sabbath day, 42 Happy is he that fears the Lord, 775 Happy soul, that, safe from harm, 478 Happy the heart where graces reign, 383 Happy the man whose cautious steps, 402 Happy the meek, whose, gentle breast, 349 Hark, a voice divides the sky, 548 Hark! hark! with harps of gold, 203 Hark! the glad sound, the Saviour comes, 212 Hark, the song of jubilee, 305 Hark, the voice of choral song, 792 Hark! what celestial notes, 207 Hark! what mean those holy voices, 201 Hear what a Saviour's voice, 279 Hear what God the Lord hath spoken, 978 Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims, 547 Heaven is here, its hymns of gladness, 419 Heaven is the land where troubles cease, 555 He dies! the Friend of sinners dies, 234 He knelt, the Saviour knelt and prayed, 226 Help us, O Lord, thy yoke to wear, 783 Help us to help each other, Lord, 915 Herald of the Lord's salvation, 712 Here, gracious God, do thou, 68 Here in the broken bread, 682 Here in thy temple, Lord, we meet, 869 He that goeth forth with weeping, 771 He who walks in virtue's way, 412 High in the heavens, Eternal God, 125 High in yonder realms of light, 562 Holy and reverend is the name, 29 Holy as thou, O Lord, is none, 136 Holy, holy, holy Lord, 150 Hosanna! Lord, thine angels cry, 64 How are thy servants blest, O Lord, 995 How beautiful the sight, 391 How blest amid all blessing, 784 How blest is he who fears the Lord, 765 How blest is he who ne'er consents, 409 How blest the sacred tie that binds, 397 How blest thy creature is, O God, 258 How did my heart rejoice to hear, 57 How glad the tone when summer's sun, 864 How good and pleasant is the sight, 902 How gracious the promise, how soothing the word, 282 How happy is he born or taught, 403 How honored is the place, 654 How lovely are thy dwellings fair, 53 How lovely are thy dwellings, Lord, 914 How pleasant, how divinely fair, 66 How pleased and blest was I, 14 How pleasing, Lord, to see, 928 How precious are thy thoughts of peace, 110 How precious is the book divine, 189 How rich thy favors, God of grace, 445 How rich thy gifts, Almighty King, 885 How shall I praise th' Eternal God, 117 How shall the young secure their hearts, 744 How shall we praise thee, Lord of light, 37 How sweetly flowed the Gospel's sound, 217 How sweet to bless the Lord, 30 How sweet the melting lay, 919 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, 436 How sweet upon this sacred day, 9 How swift the torrent rolls, 528 How various and how new, 556 How welcome to the soul when pressed, 49 If human kindness meets return, 691 If listening as I listen still, 465 If solid happiness we prize, 625 I hear the voice of woe, 823 I'll bless Jehovah's glorious name, 13 I looked upon the righteous man, 577 I love to steal awhile away, 424 I love thy church, O God, 657 I may not scorn the meanest thing, 820 Imposture shrinks from light, 400 In all my vast concerns with thee, 106 In darkness as in light, 129 Indulgent God, whose bounteous care, 947 In duties and in sufferings too, 249 In God's eternity, 294 In pleasant lands have fallen the lines, 840 I praised the earth in beauty seen, 182 Interval of grateful shade, 919 In the broad fields of heaven, 585 In the cross of Christ I glory, 649 In the glad morn of life, when youth, 746 In the morning sow thy seed, 1003 In the soft season of thy youth, 742 In thy courts let peace be found, 969 In trouble and in grief, O God, 630 I sing the mighty power of God, 119 Isles of the south, awake, 321 Israel's Shepherd, guide me, feed me, 84 Is there a lone and dreary hour, 120 Is there ambition in my heart, 354 Is this a fast for me, 871 It is the one true light, 197 I want a principle within, 449 I want a sober mind, 416 I want the spirit of power within, 431 Jehovah God! thy gracious power, 138 Jerusalem, my glorious home, 558 Jesus, and shall it ever be, 504 Jesus, delightful, charming name, 245 Jesus demands this heart of mine, 329 Jesus his empire shall extend, 286 Jesus, I love thy charming name, 512 Jesus invites his friends, 692 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun, 284 Jesus, the friend of man, 685 Jesus, thou source of calm repose, 244 Jesus, what precept is like thine, 815 John was the Prophet of the Lord, 214 Join, all ye servants of the Lord, 187 Joined in a union, firm and strong, 727 Join every tongue to praise the Lord, 883 Joy to the earth! the Prince of Peace, 809 Joy to the world! the Lord is come, 213 Kind Lord, before thy face, 90 Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake, 909 King of the world! I worship thee, 961 Know, my soul, thy full salvation, 1000 Lamp of our feet, whose hallowed beam, 194 Lay her gently in the dust, 587 Lead us with thy gentle sway, 516 Let all the earth their voices raise, 295 Let all the heathen writers join, 193 Let children hear the mighty deeds, 839 Let deepest silence all around, 464 Let every mortal ear attend, 257 Let monumental pillars rise, 990 Let not the wise their wisdom boast, 650 Let others boast how strong they be, 524 Let party names no more, 396 Let Pharisees of high esteem, 776 Let plenteous grace descend on those, 673 "Let there be light," when from on high, 975 Let the whole race of creatures lie, 145 Let us join as God commands, 905 Let us with a gladsome mind, 153 Let Zion's watchmen all awake, 719 Life is a span, a fleeting hour, 584 Lift aloud the voice of praise, 713 Lift your glad voices in triumph on high, 552 Light of life, seraphic fire, 484 Like Israel's hosts to exile driven, 838 Like morning, when her early breeze, 426 Like shadows gliding o'er the plain, 532 Lo, God is here, let us adore, 54 Long as the darkening cloud abode, 302 Long be our Father's temple ours, 970 Lord, before thy presence come, 28 Lord, bring me to resign, 462 Lord, deliver, thou canst save, 802 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, 98 Lord, from whom all blessings flow, 407 Lord, have mercy when we pray, 323 Lord, how delightful 'tis to see, 95 Lord, I believe, thy power I own, 468 Lord, I have made thy word my choice, 195 Lord, in heaven thy dwelling place, 39 Lord, in thy garden agony, 480 Lord Jesus, come, for here, 819 Lord, lead the way the Saviour went, 778 Lord, must we die, O let us die, 539 Lord, my times are in thy hand, 611 Lord, now we part in thy blest name, 93 Lord of the worlds above, 21 Lord of glory, King of power, 953 Lord of heaven, and earth, and ocean, 880 Lord of my life, O may thy praise, 940 Lord of the sea, thy potent sway, 828 Lord of the wide extended main, 825 Lord of the worlds below, 867 Lord, in thy Zion's wall, 714 Lord, send thy word and let it run, 808 Lord, subdue our selfish will, 392 Lord, teach a little child to pray, 762 Lord, that I may learn of thee, 505 Lord, thou art good, all nature shows, 130 Lord, thou didst arise and say, 824 Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through, 109 Lord, we adore thy wondrous grace, 661 Lord, we come before thee now, 22 Lord, we believe a rest remains, 479 Lord, we have wandered from thy way, 328 Lord, when thou saidst "so let it be," 176 Lord, when thy people seek thy face, 35 Lord, while for all mankind we pray, 837 Lord, who's the happy man that may, 347 Lo, the day of rest declineth, 91 Lo, the lilies of the field, 179 Lo! the prisoner is released, 601 Loud, raise the notes of joy, 847 Lo, what a glorious sight appears, 301 Lo, what an entertaining sight, 918 Love divine, all love excelling, 15 Mark, how the swift-winged minutes fly, 900 Mark the soft falling snow, 293 Mere human power shall fast decay, 405 Messiah Lord! who wont to dwell, 222 Mid homes and shrines forsaken, 797 Mighty One, before whose face, 724 Millions of souls in glory now, 688 Millions within thy courts have been, 99 Mistaken souls that dream of heaven, 389 Morning breaks upon the tomb, 236 My country, 'tis of thee, 836 My dear Redeemer and my Lord, 238 My Father, cheering name, 102 My Father, grant thy presence nigh, 610 My Father, when around me spread, 529 My God, accept my early vows, 65 My God, how endless is thy love 941 My God, I now from sleep awake, 956 My God, I thank thee, may no thought, 621 My God, my King, thy various praise, 158 My God, permit me not to be, 433 My God, permit my tongue, 492 My God, the covenant of thy love, 486 My God, thy service well demands, 932 My helper, God, I bless his name, 889 My Maker and my King, 124 My Shepherd is the Lord on high, 648 My soul before thee prostrate lies, 331 My soul, be on thy guard, 343 My soul, how lovely is the place, 31 Mysterious are the ways of God, 631 No change of times shall ever shock, 624 No loud avenging voice, 204 Not different food, nor different dress, 399 Not for the pious dead we weep, 568 Not for the prophet tongue of fire, 718 Not for the summer's hour alone, 985 Not in the church-yard shall he sleep, 834 Not with terror do we meet, 679 Not with the flashing steel, 807 No warlike sounds awoke the night, 810 No war nor battle's sound, 806 Now, gracious Lord, thine arm reveal, 892 Now is the day of grace, 265 Now let our prayers ascend to thee, 870 Now, Lord, the heavenly seed is sown, 87 Now pray we for our country, 850 Now the shades of night are gone, 938 Now to the Lord a noble song, 260 O bow thine ear, Eternal One, 698 O cease, my wandering soul, 474 O come, and let th' assembly all, 906 O come, loud anthems let us sing, 5 O could we speak the matchless worth, 240 O'er mountain tops the mount of God, 811 O'er the dark wave of Galilee, 219 O Father, draw us after thee, 612 O Father, though the anxious fear, 38 O for a closer walk with God, 460 O for a faith that will not shrink, 377 O for a heart to praise my God, 472 O for a prophet's fire, 689 O for a shout of sacred joy, 237 O for the death of those, 604 O God, by whom the seed is given, 86 O God, my Father, and my King, 384 O God, my helper, ever near, 891 O God, my strength, my hope, 425 O God of Freedom, hear us pray, 799 O God of love, with cheering ray, 535 O God, that madest earth and sky, 931 O God, thou art my God alone, 493 O God, thy grace impart, 335 O God, thy name they well may praise, 827 O God unseen, but not unknown, 540 O God, we praise thee, and confess, 164 O God, whose presence glows in all, 34 O happy day that fixed my choice, 664 O happy is the man who hears, 404 O happy soul that lives on high, 406 O help us, Lord, each hour of need, 446 O here, if ever, God of love, 676 O it is joy in one to meet, 903 O let your mingling voices rise, 211 O Lord, another day is flown, 933 O Lord, my best desire fulfil, 619 O Lord, thy heavenly grace impart, 497 O Lord, thy perfect word, 191 O Lord, whose forming hand one blood, 800 O may our sympathizing breasts, 382 Omniscient God, 'tis thine to know, 398 One prayer I have, all prayers in one, 499 One sweet flower has drooped and faded, 761 On eyes that never saw the day, 218 On light beams breaking from above, 620 O not alone with outward sign, 821 On the first Christian Sabbath eve, 56 On this fair spot where nature pays, 702 On thy church, O Power Divine, 308 Onward Christian, though the region, 720 Onward speed thy conquering flight, 318 On what has now been sown, 89 On Zion, his most holy mount, 290 On Zion's holy walls, 597 Open, Lord, my inward ear, 982 Oppression shall not always reign, 805 O praise ye the Lord, prepare a new song, 162 O render thanks to God above, 154 O shut not out sweet pity's ray, 817 O sinner, bring not tears alone, 330 O speed thee, Christian, on thy way, 361 O spirit of the living God, 723 O stay thy tears, for they are blest, 569 O sweet it is to know, to feel, 507 O that the Lord would guide my ways, 475 O Thou, at whose dread name we bend, 987 O Thou, by long experience tried, 131 O Thou, enthroned in worlds above, 440 O Thou from whom all goodness flows, 476 O thou sun of glorious splendor, 320 O Thou, to whom all creatures bow, 134 O Thou, to whom in ancient time, 16 O Thou, who art above all height, 707 O Thou, who didst ordain the word, 710 O Thou, who driest the mourner's tear, 632 O Thou, who hast at thy command, 338 O Thou, who hast spread out the skies, 831 O Thou, who on thy chosen Son, 709 O Thou, whose own vast temple stands, 703 O Thou, whose power o'er moving worlds presides, 441 O Thou, whose presence went before, 803 O timely happy, timely wise, 935 O 'tis a lovely thing to see, 352 O 'tis a scene the heart to move, 920 Our country is Immanuel's ground, 523 Our Father, ever living, 728 Our Father, God, not face to face, 706 Our Father in heaven, we hallow thy name, 437 Our fathers, Lord, to seek a spot, 843 Our Father! we may lisp thy name, 788 Our Father, when beside the tomb, 966 Our Father, who in heaven art, 438 Our God, our help in ages past, 514 Our God, where'er thy people meet, 910 Our Heavenly Father calls, 686 Our Heavenly Father, hear, 439 Our heaven is everywhere, 418 Our little bark on boisterous seas, 830 Our pilgrim brethren dwelling far, 735 Ours is a lovely world, how fair, 173 Our times are in thy hand, and Thou, 520 O weep not for the joys that fade, 602 O what amazing words of grace, 264 O what a struggle wakes within, 974 O what is life, 'tis like a flower, 519 O where, our Saviour, sweeps the line, 420 O who shall see the glorious day, 316 O worship the King, all glorious above, 151 O Zion, tune thy voice, 319 Parent of all, omnipotent, 845 Part in peace! is day before us, 96 Pastor, thou art from us taken, 598 Patience, O 'tis a grace divine, 345 Peace be to this habitation, 924 Peace! the welcome sound proclaim, 812 Peace, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan, 269 People of the living God, 660 Pilgrim, burdened with thy sin, 270 Pillows wet with tears of anguish, 794 Pity the nations, O our God, 694 Planted in Christ the living vine, 658 Pour, blessed gospel, glorious news for man, 304 Praise for the glorious light, 790 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow, 1008 Praise on thee in Zion's gates, 882 Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him, 641 Praise to God, immortal praise, 855 Praise to God, immortal praise, 1007 Praise to God the great Creator, 262 Praise to thee, thou great Creator, 165 Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee, 45 Praise ye Jehovah's name, 159 Praise ye the Lord, around whose throne, 157 Praise ye the Lord on every height, 152 Prayer is the soul's sincere desire, 371 Prayer may be sweet in cottage homes, 833 Prepare us, Lord, to view thy cross, 675 Quiet, Lord, my froward heart, 506 Raise the adoring song, 989 Rejoice, the Lord is king, 854 Religion can assuage, 408 Religion! in its blessed ray, 363 Remark, my soul, the narrow bounds, 887 Remember thy Creator, 740 Restore, O Father, to our times restore, 680 Return, my soul, unto thy rest, 500 Return, O wanderer, now return, 272 Ride on, ride on in majesty, 224 Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise, 298 Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings, 434 Rise, O my soul, pursue the path, 522 Sacred day, forever blest, 71 Safely through another week, 36 Salt of the earth, ye virtuous few, 768 Salvation! O the joyful sound, 640 Saviour, thy law we love, 672 Saviour, who thy flock art feeding, 668 Say, why should friendship grieve for those, 581 Scorn not the slightest word or deed, 822 Searcher of hearts! before thy face, 461 See from on high a light divine, 215 See how great a flame aspires, 306 See how he loved! exclaimed the Jews, 242 See Israel's gentle Shepherd stands, 665 See lovely nature raise her head, 554 Send down thy winged angel, God, 930 Servant of God, well done, 593 Servants of Christ, arise, 356 See the leaves around us falling, 756 See what a living stone, 254 Shine forth, Eternal Source of light, 494 Shine on our souls, Eternal God, 78 Since o'er thy footstool here below, 143 Sing, ye redeemed of the Lord, 651 Sinner, rouse thee from thy sleep, 268 Sister, thou wast mild and lovely, 590 Slavery and death the cup contains, 793 So fades the lovely blooming flower, 583 Soft are the fruitful showers that bring, 336 Softly fades the twilight ray, 79 Softly now the light of day, 955 Soldier to the contest pressing, 992 So let our lips and lives express, 339 Sometimes a light surprises, 415 Soon as I heard my Father say, 622 Soon will our fleeting hours be past, 92 Sound the full chorus, let praises ascend, 309 Sovereign of life, before thine eye, 530 Sovereign of worlds above, 715 Sow in the morn thy seed, 772 Spirit of grace, and help, and power, 77 Stand up and bless the Lord, 3 Still in shades of midnight darkness, 313 Stretched on the cross the Saviour dies, 232 Suppliant, lo! thy children bend, 748 Supreme and universal light, 429 Sweet day! so cool, so calm, so bright, 962 Sweet is the bliss of souls serene, 414 Sweet is the friendly voice, 327 Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream, 366 Sweet is the scene when virtue dies, 543 Sweet is the task, O Lord, 43 Sweet is the time of spring, 745 Sweet is the work, my God, my King, 61 Sweet to the soul the parting ray, 958 Swell the anthem, raise the song, 881 Talk with us, Lord, thyself reveal, 503 Teach me, my God and King, 406 Teach me, O teach me, Lord, thy way, 477 Teach us to feel as Jesus prayed, 251 The air of death breathes through our souls, 603 The billows swell, the winds are high, 832 The bird let loose in eastern skies, 451 The bird that soars on highest wing, 353 The Christian warrior, see him stand, 362 The darkened sky, how thick it lowers, 607 The day is past and gone, 951 The evils that beset our path, 527 The fountain in its source, 508 The glorious universe around, 394 The God of harvest praise, 876 The God of mercy will indulge, 595 The God who reigns alone, 137 The heavenly spheres to thee, O God, 177 The heaven of heavens cannot contain, 118 The heavens declare his glory, 181 The heavens declare thy glory, Lord, 185 The heavens, O Lord, thy power proclaim, 178 The hoary frost, the fleecy snow, 866 The hours of evening close, 957 The joyful morn, my God, is come, 62 The King of heaven his table spreads, 277 The last full wain has come,—has come, 879 The leaves around me falling, 865 The long lost son, with streaming eyes, 324 The Lord descended from above, 144 The Lord is on his holy throne, 1005 The Lord Jehovah reigns, 113 The Lord my pasture shall prepare, 495 The Lord of glory is my light, 645 The Lord our God is clothed with might, 105 The Lord will come and not be slow, 285 The man in life wherever placed, 413 The mellow eve is gliding, 944 The morning dawns upon the place, 227 The mourners came at break of day, 605 Theories which thousands cherish, 1002 The past is dark with sin and shame, 999 The perfect world by Adam trod, 697 The promises I sing, 639 The radiant dawn of gospel light, 311 There is a God, all nature speaks, 101 There is a hope, a blessed hope, 380 There is a land mine eye hath seen, 564 There is a land of pure delight, 555 There is an hour of peaceful rest, 557 There is a pure and peaceful wave, 991 There is a time when moments flow, 960 There is a world we have not seen, 560 There's a refuge of peace from the tempests that beat, 25 There's not a star whose twinkling light, 122 There's not a place in earth's vast round, 147 There sprang a tree of deadly name, 796 There was joy in heaven, 333 The saints on earth and those above, 395 The Saviour gently calls, 669 The Saviour, what a noble flame, 223 These mortal joys, how soon they fade, 525 The spacious firmament on high, 175 The spirit in our hearts, 275 The spirit moved upon the waves, 115 The spring, the joyous spring is come, 862 The thing my God doth hate, 490 The triumphs of the martyred saints, 979 The turf shall be my fragrant shrine, 183 The vineyard of the Lord, 722 The wandering star and fleeting wind, 326 The year begins with promises, 858 They who seek the throne of grace, 365 Think gently of the erring, 813 This child we dedicate to thee, 567 This day let grateful praise ascend, 40 This day the Lord hath called his own, 41 This is the fast the Lord doth choose, 868 This is the first and great command, 385 This stone to thee in faith we lay, 696 Thou art, Almighty, Lord of all, 141 Thou art gone to the grave, 567 Thou art, O God, the life and light, 174 Thou art the way, and he who sighs, 243 Thou book of life, in thee are found, 196 Thou fount of love and grace, 701 Thou gavest, and we yield to thee, 588 Thou faint and sick, and worn away, 971 Though lost to our sight, we may not deplore thee, 758 Thou God of hope, to thee we bow, 782 Thou God of truth and love, 912 Thou, Lord, by mortal eyes unseen, 253 Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known, 140 Thou must go forth alone, my soul, 537 Thou power supreme, whose mighty scheme, 635 Thou whose wide extended sway, 307 Thrice happy soul, who, born from heaven, 342 Through all the changing scenes of life, 617 Through endless years thou art the same, 127 Through every age, Eternal God, 898 Through sorrow's night and danger's way, 360 Through the day thy love has spared us, 952 Through thee we now together come, 922 Thus far the Lord has led me on, 945 Thus saith the first, the great command, 355 Thus saith the high and lofty One, 364 Thus saith the Lord who built the heavens, 252 Thus shall thou love th' Almighty Lord, 341 Th' uplifted eye and bended knee, 390 Thy kingdom, Lord, forever stands, 132 Thy life I read, my dearest Lord, 666 Thy name be hallowed, evermore, 100 Thy presence everlasting God, 923 Thy presence, gracious God, afford, 23 Thy ways, O Lord, with wise design, 148 Times without number have I prayed, 332 Time by moments steals away, 896 Time! what an empty vapor 'tis, 897 'Tis a point I long to know, 454 'Tis by the faith of joys to come, 374 'Tis done, the great transaction's done, 674 'Tis finished, so the Saviour cried, 233 'Tis God the spirit leads, 510 'Tis good to weep and mourn for those, 804 'Tis gone, that bright and orbed blaze, 948 'Tis midnight, and on Olive's brow, 228 'Tis my happiness below, 614 To Christ, the Son, the Father spake, 322 To keep the lamp alive, 427 To Thee, great source of light, 156 To Thee, my God and Saviour, 646 To Thee, my God, my days are known, 616 To Thee, my God! to thee I bring, 963 'Twas God who fixed the rolling spheres, 104 'Twas on that dark and doleful night, 677 Unveil thy bosom, faithful tomb, 546 Upon the gospel's sacred page, 296 Vital spark of heavenly flame, 542 Wait, O my soul, thy Maker's will, 628 Walk in the light, so shalt thou know, 998 Watchman, tell us of the night, 200 We bid thee welcome in the name, 711 We bless thee for this sacred day, 55 We come, O Lord, before thy throne, 835 We come our Sabbath hymn to raise, 759 We come to thee, O God, 818 We come with joy and gladness, 755 We gather in the name of God, 729 We have met in peace together, 749 Welcome, delightful morn, 12 Welcome, sweet day of rest, 46 We long to see that happy time, 310 We mourn for those who toil, 570 We praise thee if one rescued soul, 789 Were not the sinful Mary's tears, 273 Whatever dims thy sense of truth, 350 What glorious tidings do I hear, 256 What if the little rain should say, 750 What must it be to dwell above, 511 What secret hand at morning light, 937 What shall we render, bounteous Lord, 785 What though no flowers the fig-tree clothe, 629 What though the arm of conquering death, 599 What though the stream be dead, 586 When Abraham, full of sacred awe, 873 When, as returns this solemn day, 70 When before thy throne we kneel, 1 When bending o'er the brink of life, 533 When brighter suns and milder skies 861 When called, O Lord, to mourn the doom, 615 When children give their hearts to God, 741 When darkness long has veiled my mind, 337 When dread misfortune's tempests rise, 983 Whene'er the clouds of sorrow roll, 626 When fainting in the sultry waste, 453 When floating on life's troubled sea, 573 When gloomy thoughts and boding fears, 623 When God descends with men to dwell, 289 When God revealed his gracious name, 642 When grief and anguish press me down, 606 When his salvation bringing, 754 When human hopes and joys depart, 471 When I can read my title clear, 513 When Israel of the Lord beloved, 448 When I survey the wondrous cross, 693 When Jordan hushed his waters still, 205 When, like a stranger on our sphere, 787 When long the soul had slept in chains, 777 When, Lord, to this our western land, 736 When on her Maker's bosom, 986 When overwhelmed with grief, 469 When Power Divine in mortal form, 967 When quiet in my house I sit, 927 When shall the voice of singing, 300 When the worn spirit wants repose, 7 When the parting bosom bleeds, 829 When the vale of death appears, 538 When true religion gains a place, 411 When verdure clothes the fertile vale, 860 When vexing thoughts within me rise, 608 When wakened by thy voice of power, 423 Where'er my gospel is proclaimed, 996 Where'er the Lord shall build my house, 926 Where shall the child of sorrow find, 972 Where shall we go to seek and find, 704 While here as wandering sheep we stray, 453 While now upon this Sabbath eve, 97 While some in folly's pleasures roll, 432 While sounds of war are heard around, 875 While thee I seek, Protecting Power, 422 While through this changing world we roam, 517 While thus thy throne of grace we seek, 67 While yet the youthful spirit bears, 743 While with ceaseless course the sun, 888 Who is my neighbor? he whom thou, 779 Who shall a temple build for him, 700 Who shall towards thy chosen seat, 346 Why do we mourn departed friends, 574 Why on the bending willows hung, 977 Why should we start and fear to die, 534 Why weep for those, frail child of woe, 571 Wide as his vast dominion lies, 163 With grateful hearts, with joyful tongues, 848 Within thy house, O Lord, our God, 17 With sacred joy we lift our eyes 48 With songs and honors sounding loud, 853 With stately towers and bulwarks strong, 655 With thy pure dews and rains, 798 Would you behold the works of God, 826 Ye boundless realms of joy, 160 Ye Christian heralds, go proclaim, 737 Ye followers of the Prince of peace, 684 Ye realms below the skies, 171 Ye servants of the Lord, 358 Ye sons of earth, arise, 278 Ye subjects of the Lord, proclaim, 314 Yes, we trust the day is breaking, 299 Ye that obey th' immortal King, 18 Ye trembling souls, dismiss your fears, 643 Ye wretched, hungry, starving poor, 266 Zeal is that pure and heavenly flame, 401
PARTICULAR INDEX OF SUBJECTS.
The figures designate the hymns.
Adoration, 150. Adversity, rejoicing in, 629. Affection, family, 928. Affliction, God merciful in, 631. Angels, song of, 201. Ark of safety, 474. Aspiration, devout, 78, 434, 475, 484, 486, 492, 493, 497, 498, 500, 509. Autumn, hymn for, 865.
Baptism, 671-674. infant, 670. Beatitudes, 344. Benevolence, active, 1003.
Charity, 767, 777. blessedness of, 781. in Judgment, 398, 399. Charitable occasions, 778-780, 782-785. Child's prayer, 762, 763. Christ, all in all, 244. announced by John, 214. his ascension, 237. at the pool of Bethesda, 221. his baptism, 215. his birth, 202, 211. at Canaan, 222. his new commandment, 225. his coming in power, 819. the corner-stone, 254. his spiritual coronation, 246. on the cross, 248. his crucifixion, 231-233. death and resurrection, 234-236. desired, 435. his example, 238, 239, 357. example in forgiving, 251. his excellency, 240, 504. foretold, 198-200. at sea of Galilee, 220. glorying in, 650. God's image, 253. God's servant, 252. in Gethsemane, 226-230, 480. the hiding-place, 255. imitated, 249. Jerusalem, his entry into, 224. his going to Jerusalem, 223. our leader, 250. light of the world, 216. his love, 242. his love to enemies, 386. his miracles, 218. his mission, 212. his power over evil, 824. his poverty, 219. his preaching, 217. his preciousness, 436, 512. the resting-place, 245. his submissiveness, 241. his triumph, 305. his triumph desired, 320. the universal king, 287, 297. Christianity, triumphant, 291, 296, 309 Christian armor, 361. blessedness, 414, 415, 478. burial of, 576, 591. conflict, rest, and hope, 360. death, view of, 534, 537. devotedness of, 341, 342. dying, to his soul, 542. effort, encouragement to, 822. fellowship, 658, 659, 862, 863. graces, 388. happiness, 411. life, 340. life, desire for, 339. life, excellence of, 405, 406. philanthropists, 768, 770-773. race, 368, 370. resolution, 443. rest, 479. warfare, 367, 369. warrior, 362. Church, an ancient, 970. attachment to, 657. exulting in God's government, 914. glory of, 308, 319, 653, 656. Jewish and Christian, 655. membership, 660, 661, 664. safety of, 654. Communion, 675-695. Conference meeting, hymns for, 909, 910. Confidence in God, 469, 507, 622, 636, 967. Conscience, a peaceful, 432. Consecration, 466. Contentment, 625. holy, 611. Conventions, and associations, 725-731. Corner-stone of church laid, 696. Country, prayer for our, 837, 849, 850. virtuous love of, 845. Creation, beauties of, 173. Criminal reform, 814-819. Cross, attraction of, 247. of Christ, 649. soldier of, 992. view of, 693. welcome, 614.
Dead, farewell to, 567, 578, 600. the righteous, 547-549, 569. Death, entrance to immortality, 540. of an aged Christian, 593. of a child, 584, 588. of a Christian in his prime, 592. of an infant, 582, 583. of a minister, 596-599. meditation on, 541. of parents, 595. of a public man, 1004. of the righteous, 543, 544, 557, 594, 601, 604. of a young girl, 586, 580. of the young, 589. universal warning of, 531. Dedication of children, 665, 669. of churches, 697-706. Dependence on God, 427. Devotion, daily and nightly, 18. habitual, 422. Doxologies, 1006-1008.
Easter, 552, 553. See Resurrection of Christ. Eternity, glories of, 556. Evening hymns, 942, 945-955. hymn, with nature, 963.
Faith, dead without works, 774. excellence of, 376. hope, and charity, 387. living and dead, 389. power of, 374, 375. prayer for, 377, 468. solace of, 471. Fast, hymns for, 868-874. Fathers, our, 838-840, 842. Fire, hymn on occasion of, 993. Forgiveness, 823. Fourth of July, hymns for, 844-847. Freedom, human, 799-803, 805, 806. Friends, not lost in death, 581. re-union after death, 580. See Heaven. Friendship, Christian, 397. Funeral occasion, 545, 546, 579. of an infant, 587.
God, acknowledged in national blessings, 841, 843. acknowledged in the seasons, 851-857. adoration of, 74. his altar a refuge, 24. his blessing invoked, 82. communion with, desired, 67, 428, 453, 460, 503. his condescension, 134, 364. the Creator, 115, 123, 176. our Creator and benefactor, 124. his decrees and providence, 145. his direction, prayer for, 81. dwelling in the heart, 75. his eternity, 107, 898. his eternity and man's frailty, 514. his existence, 101. his faithfulness, 639. our father, 102, 103, 120, 442. glories celebrated, 155. his glory, 143. his glory in the heaven, 175, 181. his goodness, 130, 135, 172. goodness and omniscience, 110. our help, 510. his holiness, 29, 133, 136. his incomprehensibility, 121, 126, 142. his infinity, 112. his love, 114. his majesty, 113, 141. his mercy to the penitent, 327. his omnipotence, 104, 105. his omnipresence, 106, 108, 116, 140, 147. his omnipresent peace, 131. his omniscience, 109, 129. his omniscience and omnipresence, 111. his paternal love, 496. his perfections, 117, 141. his power, wisdom, and goodness, 119. his presence desired, 612. his providence, 125, 132, 138. his providence illustrated in nature, 173. his providence mysterious, 128, 139, 148. seen in his works, 122, 168. our shepherd, 495, 648. source of all things, 174. a spirit, 118. his spirit invoked, 76, 77, 501. his truth and love invoked, 34. unchangeable, 127, 146. his unity, 137. Gospel, advancing, 263. blessings of, 256, 276. call to the church, 262. feast, 290. fountain, 264. gentle influence of, 293. God's glory in, 260. light of, 258. power of, 280. progress of, 296, 306, 318. source of peace and rest, 269. triumphant, 299-302, 310, 813, 821. trumpet, 257, 261. Grace, breathings of, 426. day of, 652. experience of, 642. Gratitude to God, 444, 445. Grave, the sailor's, 834.
Harvest, hymn for, 884. Heaven, 559, 560, 564. anticipated, 557. its bliss, 565. children in, 585. Christian's home, 517. foretaste of, 511. here, 418-420. hope of, 513. joys of, on earth, 417. march to, 651. prospect of, 555. its rest, 563. re-union of friends there, 573. saints in, 561, 562. society of, 558. within, 421. Homage, and devotion, 48. Honor rendered to all men, 820. Hope, joyful, 1000. rejoicing in, 379. star and voice, 380. Hospital or asylum, hymn for, 788. House of God, 25, 54. delight in, 14, 53, 57. Humanity, its cause hopeful, 999. Humility, 353. and submission, 354.
Immortality, illustrated by nature, 551. Inconstancy lamented, 326. Independence, true, 403. Invitation, 259, 270-275, 278, 279, 281-283. to the gospel feast, 266, 267, 277. Invocation, 2, 12, 17, 22, 23, 27, 32, 35, 68, 904, 907, 916. Israel, fall of, 976.
Jews, prayer of, 315, 316. remonstrance with, 977. restoration of, 315, 316. Joy, after sorrow, 968. in God's presence, 486. Judgment, private, right of, 400.
Kindness to the afflicted, 786. to the poor, 765. Kingdom of Christ, 213, 284, 286, 288, 289, 298, 304, 311, 312, 322. of God, 285, 303. Knowledge of God, 494.
Liberality rewarded, 776. Liberty meeting, fourth of July, 804. Life, close of, 529. discipline of, 966. frailty and shortness of, 524, 528, 530, 532. a pilgrimage, 516, 523. God's providence in, 515, 520. illustrated, 519. its changes, 527. higher revelations in, 526. Light, injunction to walk in, 998. Love, brotherly, 391. divine invoked, 15. harmony of, 392-394. law of, 381, 382. supremacy of, 769. the best offering, 764. to God, 383. to God and man, 355, 385. to man, 384. [See Philanthropic Subjects.]
Marriage hymns, 985, 986. Martyrs, army of, 979. death of, 980. Meekness, 348, 349. Men, all equal, 766. Mercy-seat, 452. Midnight, hymn at, 956. Minister, the faithful, 975. Ministers, blessing invoked on, 724. charged and encouraged, 720-722. conflict and burthen of, 720. meeting of, 719. Missionary occasions, 733-737. Moderation, 402. Morning hymns, 935-940. Morning or evening hymns, 941, 943. Mourners, blessing of, 566, 630. comforted, 571, 572, 574, 602, 603, 605. invited to mercy-seat, 575. thoughts of heaven, 568.
National hymns, 835-850. Nature, and the Scriptures, 185, 188. and the soul, 554. a temple, 183. compared with the spiritual world, 182. evening hymn with, 963. religious influences of, 180.
Opportunities, use of, 359. Ordination and installation, 707-718. Orphan asylum, hymn for, 789. Orphan's hymn, 972.
Pardon, 336. Parting, 921-923. Patience, 345. Peace, hymns on, 807-813. Piety, active, 356. habitual, 410. Pilgrims, the, 843. Praise, 149, 151, 153, 164, 170. and holiness, 154. exhortation to, 3, 152, 162. from all nature, 161, 169, 177, 178. from heaven and earth, 160, 641. lowly, 39. perpetual, 156-159, 423. universal, 163, 165-167, 171. Prayer, a call to, 365, 372, 373, 447. described, 371, 1005. concerning death, 539. for a beneficent spirit, 775, 779, 787. for a holy heart, 1001. true, 1005. Prudence, 352. Purity of heart, 350, 351.
Redeemed, glory of, 978. Redemption, universal, 294, 307. Rejoicing in God our Father, 644-649. Reliance on God, 609, 613, 616-618, 624, 626, 627, 632-634, 637, 638, 643, 901, 983. Religion, a support in life, 408. at home, 927. blessedness of, 363, 914, 964. comforts of, 623. early, 739-743, 746. quiet, 982. Repentance, 328-332. Resignation, 608, 610, 615. Resurrection, and spring-time, 550. Retirement, religious, 463. Rich and poor, 973. Righteous and wicked, 409, 413. Righteousness, 346, 347. River of life, 991.
Sabbath, 7-10, 40, 49, 58-60. delights of, 43, 62, 69. evening, 71, 79. hymn for, 960. worship, 56. hymn with nature, 961. improvement of, 41. morning, hymn for, 959. of the soul, 38. on earth and in heaven, 61. prayer for, 36, 55. welcomed, 46. worship, 42. Sabbath-school hymns, 747-749, 752. anniversary, 751, 753, 754. death of scholar, 759-761. for Fourth of July, 755. teacher, death of, 757, 758. Saints, thanks for all, 981. Salvation, 640. Saturday evening, hymns for, 957, 958. Schools, hymns for, 987-990. Scriptures, comfort of, 195, 196. excellence of, 184, 192-194, 197. God praised for, 187. importance to the young, 744. light and glory of, 186. sufficiency of, 190. superiority of, 191. value of, 189. Sea, hymn at, 831. prayer at, 832. Seamen's hymns, 825-835. Self-distrust, 454. abandonment, 462. Sick child, prayer for, 930. Sickness and recovery, 932. Sincerity and hypocrisy, 456. Sinner entreated to awake, 268. Soul, the, its beauty unfading, 962. Spring, hymns for, 859-862. Storm at sea, 831. hymn on occasion of, 994. Submission to God, 481, 485, 628. Summer, hymns for, 863, 864. Sunset, hymn at, 944.
Temperance hall, dedication of, 798. hymns, 790-797. Temptation, 974. compared to a storm, 832. Thanksgiving, hymns for, 876-883, 885. Time, worth of, 518. flight of, 900. Traveller's hymn, 995. Treasures, earthly and heavenly, 525. Trust in God, 606, 607, 618, 619, 635. Truth, call of, 821. permanence and triumph of, 1002.
Unity, Christian, 395, 396, 407, 911-913, 917, 918.
Virtue, security of, 412. Voices of the dead, 522.
War, hymn in time of, 875. Watchfulness, and brotherly reproof, 65. and prayer, 343, 358. prayer for, 449. Water of life, 508. Widow's prayer, 971. Winter, hymns for, 866, 867. Wisdom, excellence of, 404. true, 457. Woman, influence of, 996, 997. Worship, 1. attendance on, 13. call to, 20. close of, 83-96, 98. delight of, 19, 21, 26, 30, 31, 56. domestic, 924-926, 929, 933, 934. evening, close of, 80, 97, 99. public, 37. social, 920. filial and cheerful, 965. invitation to, 52. of earth and heaven, 64. of the heart, 70, 73. pious, 969. preparation for, 28, 72. public, 4, 5, 33, 45, 47, 50, 75. silent, 464. sincere, 390. social, call to, 905, 906. joy of, 902, 903. universal, 16.
Year, close of, 895, 899, 900. promises of, 858. the new, 886-894. Youth, and autumn, 756. and spring-time, 745. Youthful example, 750.
Zeal, true and false, 401. Zion, encouraged, 647.
INTRODUCTION AND CLOSE OF WORSHIP.
1. 7s. M. Bowring.
1 When before thy throne we kneel, Filled with awe and holy fear, Teach us, O our God! to feel All thy sacred presence near.
2 Check each proud and wandering thought When on thy great name we call; Man is nought—is less than nought: Thou, our God, art all in all.
3 Weak, imperfect creatures, we In this vale of darkness dwell; Yet presume to look to thee, 'Midst thy light ineffable.
4 O, receive the praise that dares Seek thy heaven-exalted throne; Bless our offerings, hear our pray'rs, Infinite and Holy One!
2. P. M. Anonymous.
1 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 all gracious Lord! By heaven and earth adored, Our prayer attend! Come, and thy children bless; Give thy good word success; Make thine own holiness On us descend!
3 Never from us depart; Rule thou in every heart, Hence, evermore! Thy sovereign majesty May we in glory see, And to eternity Love and adore.
3. S. M. Montgomery.
Exhortation to Praise.
1 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?
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 There, with benign regard, Our hymns he deigns to hear; Though unrevealed to mortal sense, The spirit feels him near.
5 Stand up and bless the Lord, The Lord your God adore; Stand up and bless his glorious name, Henceforth for evermore.
4. L. M. Watts.
1 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 again.
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 heaven our voices raise; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.
5 Wide as the world is thy command; Vast as eternity thy love; Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand, When rolling years shall cease to move.
5. L. M. Tate & Brady.
1 O, Come, loud anthems let us sing, Loud thanks to our Almighty King; For we our voices high should raise, When our salvation's Rock we praise.
2 Into his presence let us haste, To thank him, for his favors past; To him address, in joyful songs, The praise that to his name belongs.
3 O, let us to his courts repair, And bow with adoration there; With joy and fear devoutly all Before the Lord, our Maker, fall!
6. L. M. Watts.
"How amiable are thy Tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts."
1 Great God! attend, while Zion sings The joy that from thy presence springs; To spend one day with thee, on earth, Exceeds a thousand days of mirth.
2 Might I enjoy the meanest place Within thy house, O God of grace, Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power, Should tempt my feet to leave thy door.
3 God is our Sun—he makes our day; God is our shield—he guards our way; All needful grace he will bestow, And crown that grace with glory too.
4 O God! our king, whose sovereign sway The glorious hosts of heaven obey, Thy willing servants may we be, For blest are they who trust in thee.
7. C. M. Edmeston.
The Lord's Day.
1 When the worn spirit wants repose, And sighs her God to seek, How sweet to hail the evening's close That ends the weary week!
2 How sweet to hail the early dawn That opens on the sight, When first that soul-reviving morn Beams its new rays of light!
3 Blest day! thine hours too soon will cease Yet, while they gently roll, Breathe, Heavenly Spirit, source of peace, A sabbath o'er my soul!
8. C. M. Codman's Coll.
The Blessing of the Sabbath.
1 Blest day of God! most calm, most bright, The first and best of days; The laborer's rest, the saint's delight, The day of prayer and praise.
2 My Saviour's face made thee to shine; His rising thee did raise; And made thee heavenly and divine Beyond all other days.
3 The first fruits oft a blessing prove To all the sheaves behind; And they who do the Sabbath love, A happy week will find.
4 This day I must to God appear; For, Lord, the day is thine; Help me to spend it in thy fear, And thus to make it mine.
9. C. M. Mrs. Follen.
Love of Sabbath Service.
1 How sweet, upon this sacred day, The best of all the seven, To cast our earthly thoughts away, And think of God and heaven!
2 How sweet to be allowed to pray Our sins may be forgiven! With filial confidence to say, "Father, who art in heaven!"
3 How sweet the words of peace to hear From him to whom 'tis given To wake the penitential tear, And lead the way to heaven!
4 And if, to make our sins depart, In vain the will has striven, He who regards the inmost heart Will send his grace from heaven.
10. L. M. 6l. Mrs. Steele.
A Prayer for Lord's Day.
1 Great God, this sacred day of thine Demands our souls' collected powers. May we employ in work divine These solemn, these devoted hours; O may our souls adoring own The grace which calls us to thy throne.
2 Hence, ye vain cares and trifles, fly; Where God resides appear no more; Omniscient God, thy piercing eye Can every secret thought explore: O may thy grace our hearts refine, And fix our thoughts on things divine.
3 The word of life dispensed to-day Invites us to a heavenly feast. May every ear the call obey; Be every heart a humble guest; O bid the wretched sons of need On soul-reviving dainties feed.
4 Thy spirit's powerful aid impart; O may thy word, with life divine, Engage the ear, and warm the heart; Then shall the day indeed be thine; Then shall our souls adoring own The grace which calls us to thy throne.
11. C. M. H. Ware, Jr.
Invoking God's Aid.
1 Father in heaven, to thee my heart Would lift itself in prayer; Drive from my soul each earthly thought And show thy presence there.
2 Each moment of my life renews The mercies of my Lord, Each moment is itself a gift To bear me on to God.
3 O, help me break the galling chains, This world has round me thrown, Each passion of my heart subdue, Each darling sin disown.
4 O Father, kindle in my breast A never dying flame Of holy love, of grateful trust In thine almighty name.
12. H. M. Hayward.
Invocation for Lord's Day Morning.
1 Welcome, delightful morn, Thou day of sacred rest! We hail thy glad return: Lord, make these moments blest. From low delights and mortal toys We soar to reach immortal joys.
2 Now may the King descend, And fill his throne of grace; Thy sceptre, Lord, extend, While we address thy face. O let us feel thy quickening word, And learn to know and fear the Lord.
3 Descend, celestial Dove, With all thy quickening powers; Disclose a Saviour's love, And bless these sacred hours: Then shall our souls new life obtain, Nor sabbaths be enjoyed in vain.
13. C. P. M. Day.
Attendance on Worship.
1 I'll bless Jehovah's glorious name, Whose goodness heaven and earth proclaim, With every morning light; And at the close of every day, To him my cheerful homage pay, Who guards me through the night.
2 Then in his churches to appear, And pay my humble worship there, Shall be my sweet employ: The day that saw my Saviour rise Shall dawn on my delighted eyes With pure and holy joy.
3 With grateful sorrow in my breast, I'll celebrate the dying feast Of my exalted Lord; And, while his perfect love I view, His bright example I'll pursue, And meditate his word.
14. S. P. M. Watts.
Delight in the House of God.
1 How pleased and blest was I To hear the people cry, "Come, let us seek our God to-day!" Yes, with a cheerful zeal, We haste to Zion's hill, And there our vows and honors pay.
2 Zion, thrice happy place, Adorned with wondrous grace, And walls of strength embrace thee round; In thee our tribes appear, To pray, and praise, and hear The sacred gospel's joyful sound.
3 May peace attend thy gate, And joy within thee wait, To bless the soul of every guest; The man who seeks thy peace, And wishes thine increase, A thousand blessings on him rest.
15. 8 & 7s. M. Wesley's Coll.
1 Love divine, all love excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down! Fix in us thy humble dwelling, All thy faithful mercies crown. Father! thou art all compassion, Pure, unbounded love thou art; Visit us with thy salvation, Enter every longing heart.
2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving spirit Into every troubled breast; Let us all in thee inherit, Let us find thy promised rest. Come, almighty to deliver, Let us all thy life receive, Graciously come down, and never, Never more thy temples leave.
16. L. M. Pierpont.
1 O Thou, to whom, in ancient time, The lyre of Hebrew bards was strung, Whom kings adored in song sublime, And prophets praised with glowing tongue!
2 Not now on Zion's height alone Thy favored worshipper may dwell; Nor where, at sultry noon, thy Son, Sat weary, by the Patriarch's well.
3 From every place below the skies, The grateful song, the fervent prayer— The incense of the heart—may rise To Heaven, and find acceptance there.
4 To thee shall age, with snowy hair, And strength and beauty bend the knee, And childhood lisp, with reverent air, Its praises and its prayers to thee.
5 O Thou, to whom, in ancient time, The lyre of prophet-bards was strung, To thee, at last, in every clime Shall temples rise, and praise be sung.
17. C. M. Presbyterian Coll.
Prayer for special Favor.
1 Within thy house, O Lord, our God, In glory now appear; Make this a place of thine abode, And shed thy blessings here.
2 When we thy mercy-seat surround, Thy Spirit, Lord, impart; And let thy gospel's joyful sound With power reach every heart.
3 Here let the blind their sight obtain; Here give the mourners rest; Let Jesus here triumphant reign, Enthroned in every breast.
4 Here let the voice of sacred joy And humble prayer arise, Till higher strains our tongues employ In realms beyond the skies.
18. C. M. Watts.
Daily and nightly Devotion.
1 Ye that obey the immortal King, Attend his holy place; Bow to the glories of his name, And sing his wondrous grace.
2 Lift up your hands by morning light, And raise your thanks on high; Send your admiring thoughts, by night, Above the starry sky.
3 The God of Zion cheer your hearts With rays of quickening grace: 'Tis he that spreads the heavens abroad, Whose presence fills the place.
19. S. M. Montgomery.
The Delight of Worship.
1 Glad was my heart to hear My old companions say Come, in the house of God appear, For 'tis a holy day.
2 Our willing feet shall stand Within thy temple-door; While young and old in many a band Shall throng the sacred floor.
3 Within these walls be peace And harmony be found: Zion, in all thy palaces, Prosperity abound!
4 For friends and brethren dear, Our prayer shall never cease Oft as they meet for worship here, God send his people peace!
20. S. M. E. Taylor.
Call to the House of Prayer.
1 Come to the house of prayer, O ye afflicted, come: The God of peace shall meet you there— He makes that house his home.
2 Come to the house of praise, Ye who are happy now; In sweet accord your voices raise, In kindred homage bow.
3 Ye aged, hither come, For ye have felt his love: Soon shall your trembling tongues be dumb, Your lips forget to move.
4 Ye young, before his throne, Come, bow; your voices raise; Let not your hearts his praise disown Who gives the power to praise.
5 Thou, whose benignant eye In mercy looks on all— Who see'st the tear of misery, And hear'st the mourner's call—
6 Up to thy dwelling-place Bear our frail spirits on, Till they outstrip time's tardy pace, And heaven on earth be won.
21. H. M. Watts.
Delight in Public Worship.
1 Lord of the worlds above, How pleasant and how fair The dwellings of thy 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 Who love the way to Zion's hill.
3 They go from strength to strength, Throughout these mortal years, Till each arrives at length, Till each in heaven appears: O glorious seat, when God, our King, Shall thither bring our willing feet!
22. 7s. Hammond.
A Blessing humbly requested.
1 Lord, we come before thee now; At thy feet we humbly bow; O, do not our suit disdain; Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain?
2 In thine own appointed way, Now we seek thee; here we stay; Lord, from hence we would not go, Till a blessing thou bestow.
3 Comfort those who weep and mourn; Let the time of joy return; Those that are cast down, lift up; Make them strong in faith and hope.
4 Grant that all may seek and find Thee a God supremely kind; Heal the sick; the captive free; Let us all rejoice in thee.
23. L. M. Anonymous.
For Opening or Close of Service.
1 Thy presence, gracious God, afford; Prepare us to receive thy word; Now let thy voice engage our ear, And faith be mixed with what we hear.
2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove, And fix our hearts and hopes above; With food divine may we be fed, And satisfied with living bread.
3 To us the sacred word apply With sovereign power and energy; And may we, in thy faith and fear, Reduce to practice what we hear.
4 Father, in us thy Son reveal; Teach us to know and do thy will; Thy saving power and love display, And guide us to the realms of day.
24. L. M. 6l. Heber.
1 Forth from the dark and stormy sky, Lord, to thine altar's shade we fly; Forth from the world, its hope and fear, Father, 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-tost: Low at thy feet our sins we lay; Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.
25. 11s. M. Edmeston.
The House of God.
1 There's a refuge of peace from the tempests that beat, From the dark clouds that threaten, the wild wind that blows; A holy, a sweet and a lovely retreat, A spring of refreshment, a place of repose.
2 'Tis the house of my God, 'tis the dwelling of prayer, The temple all hallowed by blessing and praise; If sorrow and faithlessness conquer me, there My heart to the throne of his grace I can raise.
3 For a refuge like this, ah, what praises are due! For a rest so serene, for a covert so fair: Ah, why are the seasons of worship so few? And why are so seldom the meetings of prayer?
26. 8 & 7s. M. J. Taylor.
The Fount of Blessing.
1 Far from mortal cares retreating, Sordid hopes, and vain desires, Here our willing footsteps meeting, Every heart to heaven aspires.
2 From the fount of glory beaming, Light celestial cheers our eyes, Mercy from above proclaiming Peace and pardon from the skies.
3 Who may share this great salvation? Every pure and humble mind, Every kindred, tongue, and nation, From the stains of guilt refined.
4 Blessings all around bestowing, God withholds his care from none, Grace and mercy ever flowing From the fountain of his throne.
27. C. M. Newton.
A Blessing sought.
1 Great Shepherd of thy people, hear; Thy presence now display; We kneel within thy house of prayer; O, give us hearts to pray.
2 The clouds which veil thee from our sight, In pity, Lord, remove; Dispose our minds to hear aright The message of thy love.
3 Help us, with holy fear and joy, To kneel before thy face; O, make us, creatures of thy power, The children of thy grace.
28. 7s. M. J. Taylor.
Preparation for Worship.
1 Lord, before thy presence come, Bow we down with holy fear; Call our erring footsteps home, Let us feel that thou art near.
2 Wandering thoughts and languid powers Come not where devotion kneels; Let the soul expand her stores, Glowing with the joy she feels.
3 At the portals of thine house, We resign our earth-born cares; Nobler thoughts our souls engross, Songs of praise and fervent prayers.
29. C. M. Rippon's Coll.
"Hallowed be Thy name."
1 Holy and reverend is the name Of our eternal King; Thrice holy Lord, the angels cry; Thrice holy, let us sing.
2 The deepest reverence of the mind Pay, O my soul, to God; Lift with thy hands a holy heart To his sublime abode.
3 With sacred awe pronounce his name, Whom words nor thoughts can reach; A broken heart shall please him more Than the best forms of speech.
4 Thou holy God! preserve my soul From all pollution free; The pure in heart are thy delight, And they thy face shall see.
30. S. M. Urwick's Coll.
Pleasures of Spiritual Worship.
1 How sweet to bless the Lord, And in his praises join, With saints his goodness to record, And sing his power divine!
2 These seasons of delight The dawn of glory seem, Like rays of pure, celestial light, Which on our spirits beam.
3 O, blest assurance this; Bright morn of heavenly day; Sweet foretaste of eternal bliss, That cheers the pilgrim's way.
4 Thus may our joys increase, Our love more ardent grow, While rich supplies of Jesus' grace Refresh our souls below.
31. C. M. Watts.
God present in the Sanctuary.
1 My Soul, how lovely is the place To which thy God resorts! 'Tis heaven to see his smiling face, Though in his earthly courts.
2 There the great Monarch of the skies His saving power displays; And light breaks in upon our eyes With kind and quickening rays.
3 With his rich gifts the heavenly Dove Descends and fills the place, While Christ reveals his wondrous love, And sheds abroad his grace.
4 There, mighty God, thy words declare The secrets of thy will; And still we seek thy mercy there, And sing thy praises still.
32. C. M. Pratt's Coll.
A Blessing sought.
1 Again our earthly cares we leave, And to thy courts repair; Again, with joyful feet we come To meet our Saviour here.
2 The feeling heart, the melting eye, The humble mind, bestow; And shine upon us from on high, To make our graces grow.
3 May we in faith receive thy word, In faith present our prayers, And in the presence of our Lord Unbosom all our cares.
4 Show us some token of thy love, Our fainting hope to raise, And pour thy blessing from above, That we may render praise.
33. L. M. Tate & Brady.
1 For thee, O God, our constant praise In Zion waits, thy chosen seat; Our promised altars there we'll raise, And all our zealous vows complete.
2 O thou, who to my humble prayer Didst always bend thy listening ear, To thee shall all mankind repair, And at thy gracious throne appear.
3 Our sins, though numberless, in vain To stop thy flowing mercy try; For thou wilt cleanse the guilty stain, And wash away the crimson dye.
4 Blest is the man, who, near thee placed, Within thy sacred dwelling lives; Whilst we at humbler distance taste The vast delight thy worship gives.
34. L. M. Frothingham.
Truth and Love.
1 O God, whose presence glows in all, Within, around us, and above! Thy word we bless, thy name we call, Whose word is Truth, whose name is Love.
2 That truth be with the heart believed Of all who seek this sacred place; With power proclaimed, in peace received— Our spirits' light, thy Spirit's grace.
3 That love its holy influence pour, To keep us meek, and make us free, And throw its binding blessing more Round each with all, and all with thee.
4 Send down its angel to our side— Send in its calm upon the breast; For we would know no other guide, And we can need no other rest.
35. L. M. Montgomery.
Invoking a Blessing.
1 Lord! when thy people seek thy face, And dying sinners pray to live, Hear thou in heaven, thy dwelling-place, And, when thou hearest, O forgive!
2 Here, when thy messengers proclaim The blessed Gospel of thy Son, Still, by the power of his great name, Be mighty signs and wonders done.
3 But will indeed Jehovah deign Here to abide, no transient guest? Here will the world's Redeemer reign, And here the Holy Spirit rest?
4 That glory never hence depart! Yet choose not, Lord, this house alone; Thy kingdom come to every heart, In every bosom fix thy throne.
36. 7s. M. 6l. J. Newton.
A Prayer for Lord's Day.
1 Safely through another week Thou hast brought us on our way; Let us now thy blessing seek, Waiting in thy courts to-day: Day, of all the week the best— Emblem of eternal rest.
2 Mercies multiplied each hour Through the week our praise demand: Guarded by almighty power, Fed and guided by thy hand, May we not forgetful be, Nor ungrateful, Lord, to thee.
3 While we seek supplies of grace Through the dear Redeemer's name, Show thy reconciling face, Take away our sin and shame. From our worldly cares set free, May we rest this day in thee.
4 May the gospel's joyful sound Conquer sinners, comfort saints; Make the fruits of grace abound; Bring relief from all complaints. Thus let all our sabbaths prove, Till we join the church above.
37. L. M. Bowring.
1 How shall we praise thee, Lord of light! How shall we all thy love declare! The earth is veiled in shades of night, But heaven is open to our prayer,— That heaven so bright with stars and suns— That glorious heaven which has no bound, Where the full tide of being runs, And life and beauty glow around.
2 We would adore thee, God sublime! Whose power and wisdom, love and grace, Are greater than the round of time, And wider than the bounds of space, O how shall thought expression find, All lost in thine immensity! How shall we seek thee, glorious Mind, Amid thy dread infinity!
3 But thou art present with us here, As in thy glittering, high domain; And grateful hearts and humble fear Can never seek thy face in vain. Help us to praise thee, Lord of light! Help us thy boundless love declare; And, here within thy courts to-night, Aid us, and hearken to our prayer.
38. C. M. Mrs. Barbauld.
The Sabbath of the Soul.
1 O Father! though the anxious fear May cloud to-morrow's way, No fear nor doubt shall enter here,— All shall be thine to-day.
2 We will not bring divided hearts To worship at thy shrine; But each unworthy thought departs, And leaves this temple thine.
3 Then sleep to-day, tormenting cares, Of earth and folly born; Ye shall not dim the light that streams From this celestial morn.
4 To-morrow will be time enough To feel your harsh control; Ye shall not violate this day, The Sabbath of the soul.
39. 7s. M. Bowring.
1 Lord, in heaven, thy dwelling-place, Hear the praises of our race, And, while hearing, let thy grace Dews of sweet forgiveness pour; While we know, benignant King, That the praises which we bring Are a worthless offering Till thy blessing makes it more.
2 More of truth, and more of might, More of love, and more of light, More of reason, and of right, From thy pardoning grace be given! It can make the humblest song Sweet, acceptable, and strong, As the strains the angels' throng Pour around the throne of heaven.
40. L. M. M. W. Hale.
The Day of Rest.
1 This day let grateful praise ascend To thee, our Father, and our Friend, Thee, Author of this holy light, Thee, throned in boundless power and might.
2 O, let the sacred hours be given To truth, to duty, and to heaven; While trusting faith and holy love Rise fervent to thy throne above.
3 Grant that our earthly Sabbaths be But dawnings of eternity, To shadow forth the glorious rest, The heavenly quiet of the blest.
41. L. M. Bathurst.
Improvement of the Sabbath.
1 This day the Lord hath called his own; O, let us, then, his praise declare, Fix our desires on him alone, And seek his face with fervent prayer.
2 Lord, in thy love we would rejoice, Which bids the burdened soul be free, And, with united heart and voice, Devote these sacred hours to thee.
3 Now let the world's delusive things No more our grovelling thoughts employ But Faith be taught to stretch her wings, In search of heaven's unfailing joy.
4 O, let these earthly Sabbaths, Lord, Be to our lasting welfare blest; The purest comfort here afford, And fit us for eternal rest.
42. S. M. Bulfinch.
1 Hail to the Sabbath day! The day divinely given, When men to God their homage pay, And earth draws near to heaven.
2 Lord, in this sacred hour, Within thy courts we bend, And bless thy love, and own thy power, Our Father and our Friend.
3 But thou art not alone In courts by mortals trod; Nor only is the day thine own When man draws near to God.
4 Thy temple is the arch Of yon unmeasured sky; Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march Of grand eternity.
5 Lord, may that holier day Dawn on thy servants' sight; And purer worship may we pay In heaven's unclouded light.
43. S. M. Spirit of the Psalms.
The Delights of the Sabbath.
1 Sweet is the task, O Lord, Thy glorious acts to sing, To praise thy name, and hear thy word, And grateful offerings bring.
2 Sweet, at the dawning hour, Thy boundless love to tell; And when the night-wind shuts the flower, Still on the theme to dwell.
3 Sweet, on this day of rest, To join in heart and voice, With those who love and serve thee best, And in thy name rejoice.
4 To songs of praise and joy, Be every Sabbath given, That such may be our blest employ Eternally in heaven.
44. L. M. Raffles.
The Hour of Prayer.
1 Blest hour, when mortal man retires To hold communion with his God, To send to heaven his warm desires, And listen to the sacred word.
2 Blest hour, when earthly cares resign Their empire o'er his anxious breast, While, all around, the calm divine Proclaims the holy day of rest.
3 Blest hour, when God himself draws nigh, Well pleased his people's voice to hear, To hush the penitential sigh, And wipe away the mourner's tear.
4 Blest hour! for, where the Lord resorts, Foretastes of future bliss are given, And mortals find his earthly courts The house of God, the gate of heaven.
45. L. M. Sir J. E. Smith.
Devout Worship of God.
1 Praise waits in Zion, Lord, for thee; Thy saints adore thy holy name; Thy creatures bend th' obedient knee, And, humbly, thy protection claim.
2 Thy hand has raised us from the dust; The breath of life thy Spirit gave; Where, but in thee, can mortals trust? Who, but our God, has power to save?
3 Still may thy children in thy word Their common trust and refuge see; O bind us to each other, Lord, By one great tie,—the love of thee.
4 So shall our sun of hope arise, With brighter still and brighter ray, Till thou shalt bless our longing eyes With beams of everlasting day.
46. S. M. Watts.
The Sabbath Welcomed.
1 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, amid the place Where my dear Lord hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days Of folly and of sin.
4 My willing soul would stay In such a frame as this, Till called to rise and soar away To everlasting bliss.
47. S. M. Watts.
Public Worship. Ps. 95.
1 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.
48. C. M. Jervis.
Homage and Devotion.
1 With sacred joy we lift our eyes To those bright realms above— That glorious temple in the skies Where dwells eternal love.
2 Thee we adore, and, Lord, to thee Our filial duty pay; Thy service, unconstrained and free, Conducts to endless day.
3 While in thy house of prayer we kneel With trust and holy fear, Thy mercy and thy truth reveal, And lend a gracious ear.
4 With fervor teach our hearts to pray, And tune our lips to sing; Nor from thy presence cast away The sacrifice we bring.
49. L. M. Newton.
The Lord's Day.
1 How welcome to the soul, when pressed With six days' noise, and care, and toil, Is the returning day of rest, Which hides us from the world awhile!
2 How happy they, whose lot is cast Where Christ invites the "weary" yet; They find their sorrows quickly past, And all their burdens soon forget.
3 Though pinched with poverty at home, With sharp afflictions daily fed, It makes amends, if they can come To God's own house for heavenly bread.
4 We thank thee for thy day, O Lord! And here thy promised presence seek; Open thy hand with blessings stored, And give us manna for the week.
50. L. M. Butcher.
1 Father of all! where shall we find A temple suited to thy praise? To thee, the uncreated Mind, What earthly altar shall we raise?
2 We'll call a multitude around, And gladly seek the house of prayer; There thy salvation we have found, And still, O God, we'll seek it there.
3 From breast to breast the holy flame Shall kindle round the sacred place: At once we'll hymn our Father's name, At once we'll seek our Father's face.
4 There, heavenly Father, condescend To meet us with peculiar love; And when the hymns of earth shall end, We'll give thee nobler hymns above.
51. L. M. Pope's Coll.
The Lord's Prayer.
1 Father! adored in worlds above, Thy glorious name be hallowed still; Thy kingdom come with power and love, And earth, like heaven, obey thy will.
2 Lord! make our daily wants thy care; Forgive the sins which we forsake: And, as we in thy kindness share, Let fellow-men of ours partake.
3 Evils beset us every hour; Thy kind protection we implore: Thine is the kingdom, thine the power; Be thine the glory evermore!
52. C. M. Montgomery.
1 Come, let us join our souls to God In everlasting bands, And seize the blessings he bestows With eager hearts and hands.
2 Come, let us to his temple haste, And seek his favor there, Before his footstool humbly bow, And offer fervent prayer.