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To those friends, who have kindly afforded us their aid in making this compilation, we would here express our thankful acknowledgments.

In the title of the book, we embody our leading idea and purpose in this enterprise, which have been to provide a collection, not of Jewish psalms or elegant songs, but essentially Christian hymns, pitched, so to say, after the grand master-tone of our faith, whatever intermingling subordinate notes they might have of joy or sorrow, encouragement or warning, praise or confession. We have striven that the high doctrines, duties, and promises of our holy religion might shine forth from these pages in their noon-day distinctness, and arrayed in all the charms of taste and melody, that the great Master might be honored with the love of his disciples, and the greater Father worshipped with the fervent adoration, praise, and thanksgiving of his children.

L. W. L. W. A. W.

C. C.

A. A. L. January 29, 1845.

GENERAL INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

Introduction of Worship, and the Sabbath . .
Close of Worship . . . . . . . . .
Adoration, Praise, and Thanksgiving
Perfections and Providence of God. . . .
The Scriptures . . . . . . . . .
Jesus Christ, his Character and Offices
The Gospel and its Invitations . . . . .
Spiritual Influences . . . . . .
Faith, Hope, and Charity . . .
Repentance and Reformation. . .
Christian Affections and Life
Mourning and Consolation . . .
Life, Death, and Futurity . . .
The Church, Baptism, and Christian Fellowship
The Lord's Supper . . . . . . . .
Early Instruction and Piety . .
Fast and Thanksgiving . . . . . .
Opening and Closing of the Year . . . .
The Seasons . . . . . . . . .
National Hymns . . . . . . . .
Dedication and Ordination . . . . .
Charitable and Missionary Meetings . .
Seamen's Hymns . . . . . . . .
Social and Domestic Worship . . .
Morning and Evening . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . .

HYMNS . . . 110 57 . . 58 to 105

106 to 150 . . 151 to 194 . . 195 to 216

217 to 272 . . 273 10 288

289 to 318 319 to 364 365 to 392 393 to 491 492 to 554 555 to 602

603 to 623 . .

624 to 647

618 to 692 . .

693 to 713 . . 714 to 727

728 to 742 743 to 757 758 to 769

770 to 791 . 792 to 802

833 . . 834 to 864

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Affliction is a stormy deep .
Again, from calm and sweet repose
Again our ears have heard the voice
Again the Lord of life and light.
Again we've seen the Sabbath day
A holy air is breathing round
A host of spirits round the throne
Alas! how poor and little worth.
All hail the power of Jesus' name .
All men are equal in their birth .
All nature dies and lives again .
All nature feels attractive power . .
All nature's works his praise declare
All-seeing God ! 't is thine to know
All ye nations, praise the Lord
Almighty and immortal King . .
Almighty God, in humble prayer ..
Almighty God, thy word is cast.
Almighty Lord, before thy throne
Almighty Maker! Lord of all
Am I a soldier of the cross
Amidst a world of hopes and fears
And can my heart aspire so high
And is the gospel peace and love
And is there, Lord, a rest
And now, my soul, another year.
An offering to the shrine of power.
Another day is past
Another day its course hath run .
Another six days' work is done
Arise, and bless the Lord. .
Arm of the Lord, awake, awake.
Arrayed in clouds of golden light
As body when the soul has fied.
As, bowed by sudden storms, the ros
As flows the rapid river .
Asleep in Jesus ! blesséd sleep..
As in solemn congregation . .
As o'er the past my memory strays
A soldier's course from battles won .
As the hart, with eager looks . .
As the sun's enlivening eye
As the sweet power that scents the morn
As twilight's gradual veil is spread
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Baptized into our Saviour's death .
Before Jehovah's awful throne
Begin, my soul, th' exalted lay
Begin the high, celestial strain .
Behold, amid his little flock
Behold th' amazing sight
Behold the morning sun . .
Behold! the Prince of Peace
Behold the western evening light .
Behold, where, breathing love divine.
Behold, where, in a mortal form
Behold yon bright array
Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the e
Beneath our feet and o'er our head
Be thou, O God, exalted high. .
Beyond, beyond that boundless sea .
Blest are the humble souls that see. .
Blest are the pure in heart. . .
Blest are the sons of peace
Blest are the souls that hear and know
Blest be the tie that binds
Blest hour, when mortal man retires.
Blest Instructer! from thy ways
Blest is the hour when cares depart .
Blest is the man who fears the Lord
Blest is the man, whose heart is kind .
Blest Shepherd, I am thine ,
Blest Spirit, Source of grace divine
Borne o'er the ocean's stormy wave
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

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Bright the vision that delighted .
Bright was the guiding star that led
Brother, rest from sin and sorrow .
Brother, thou art gone before us.
Brother, thou art gone to rest . .
Brother, though from yonder sky
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Calm on the bosom of thy God .
Calm on the listening ear of night.
Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish
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Come, blesséd Spirit, heavenly Light . .
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove .
Come, Holy Spirit, calm my mind .
Come, Holy Spirit, come : : .
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove ,
Come in, thou blesséd of the Lord
Come, let our voices join . . .
Come, let us anew . .
Come, let us join our friends above .
Come, let us join our souls to God.
Come, let us pray, 't is sweet to feel.
Come, let us strike our harps afresh
Come, O my soul, in sacred lays
Come, said Jesus' sacred voice .
Come, shout aloud the Father's grace.
Come, sound his praise abroad
Come, thou Almighty King .
Come to the house of prayer
Come, we that love the Lord
Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish
Come, ye that know and fear the Lord
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Dark, dark indeed the grave would be .
Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness
Day unto day doth utter speech ,
Dear as thou wert, and justly dear.
Death has been here, and borne away.
Deathless spirit, now arise
Deem not that they are blest alone
Delightful is the task to sing .

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Eat, drink, in memory of your Friend .
Ere mountains reared their forms sublime
Eternal Father, God of love
Eternal God! how frail is man
Eternal God, thou Light divine
Eternal Source of every joy ..
Eternal Source of life and light .
Eternal Source of joys divine.
Eternal Spirit, God of truth.
Eternal Wisdom, thee we praise
Ever sounds with holy hymns
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Faith, hope, and charity, these three
Faith, hope, and love now dwell .
Faith is the brightest evidence .
Faith is the Christian's prop. .
Far as thy name is known..
Farewell, dear friend ! a long farewell
Far from mortal cares retreating.
Far from these narrow scenes of night
Far from thy servants, God of grace
Father and Friend, thy light, thy love .
Father! and is thy table spread
Father, bless thy word to all .
Father, breathe an evening blessing
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