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GENERAL RELIGION THE SCRE

IN Fresenting 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 seleci 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, Boston, August 1, 1846.

E. H. CHAPIN.

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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

HYMNS.
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NTRODUCTION AND Close of WORSHIP,
CHARACTER, ATTRIBUTES AND PROVIDENCE OF

GOD,
GENERAL PRAISE,
Religion OF NATURE, .
The SCRIPTURES,
CHRIST; his CHARACTER AND OFFICES,
THE GOSPEL AND ITS INVITATIONS,
TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY, •
REPENTANCE AND REFORMATION,
Christian CHARACTER AND LIFE,
Devout EXERCISES,
LIFE, DEATH AND FUTURITY,
MOURNING AND CONSOLATION,
SUBMISSION AND Reliance,
Religious EXULTATION,
THE CHURCH AND ORDINANCES, .
DEDICATIONS; ORDINATIONS; INSTALLATIONS,
Associations, CONVENTIONS AND MISSIONARY

MEETINGS,
EARLY RELIGIOUS CULTURE,
PHILANTHROPIC SUBJECTS,
Seamen's HYMNS,
National HYMNS, .
THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, &c.
SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC WORSHIP,
MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS,
MISCELLANEOUS,
YOXOLOGIES, ·

101 to 148 149 to 167 168 to 183 184 to 197 198 to 256 257 to 283 284 to 322 323 to 338 339 to 421 422 to 513 514 to 565 566 to 605 606 to 635 636 to 652 653 to 695 696 to 718

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INDEX OF FIRST LINES.

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770 will the grace 550 Behidld the lofty s.

766

94 121

459

515 489 874 521

bove, below, where'er I

gaze,
According to thy gracious word, .
Affliction is a stormy deep,
Again our ears have heard the voice,
Again our earthly cares we leave,
Again the Lord of life and light, .
A glance from heaven with sweet effect,
A glory gilds the sacred page,
A holy air is breathing round,
Ah! wretched souls who strive in vain,
A King shall reign in righteousness,
All from the sun's uprise,
All hail the power of Jesus' name,
All hail, ye servants of the Lord,
All nature dies and lives again,
All nature feels attractive power,
All nature's works his praise declare,
All men are equal in their birth,
All powerful, self-existent God,
All ye nations, praise the Lord,
Almighty former of creation's plan,
Almighty God, in humble prayer, .
Almighty God, thy wondrous works,
Almig King, whose wondrous hand,
Almighty Maker, Lord of all,
Alınighty Lord, before thy throne,
Along my earthly way,
Amazing, beauteous change,
Am I an Israelite indeed,
Am I a soldier of the cross,
Amid surrounding gloom and waste,
Amidst a world of hopes and fears, .
And art thou with us, gracious Lord,
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,
Angels! roll the rock away, .
Another day is past,
Another six days' work is done,
Approach not the altar with gloom in thy soul,
Approach, thou blessed of the Lord,
Around Bethesda's healing wave,
Arrayed in clouds of golden light,
As body when the soul has filed,
As howed by sudden storms, the rose,
As earth's pageant passes by,
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, .
As in solemn congregation,
As o'er the past my memory strays,
A soldier's course, from battles won, .
As showers on meadows newly mown,
As the evening shadows gather,
As the hart with eager looks,
As the sweet flower that scents the morn,
As twilight's gradual veil is spread,
As when the deluge waves were gone,

312 502

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369 994 487 627 481 357 563 895 235 950

58 965 663 221 210 773 579

984 band the path w

Behold the Prince 146 whold the Saviou

all the wester Wold, what wou

Whold where bre 139 bold where in

sit my only wis
weath our feet a
kreft of all, wher
ezer with snares

thou, O God,
with me, Lore
eyond, beyond
bessed be thy na
Wessed state and
less, O bless, A
as, O Lord, ea
Best are the hur
Mest are the mee
Best are the pur
Best are the son
Best are the sou
Best be the hour
Bleat be the tie
Best day of God
Blest hour, wher
Best instructer
Bles. is the hour
Best is the man
Blest is the man
Blest who with
Best with unea
Blow ye the tru
Borne o'er the
Bound upon the
Bread of heaver
Breathe though
Brethren belove
Brighter shines
Briglatest and

421

549

• 687

893 340 292 716 428 582 651 968

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At God's command the morning ray,
At the portals of thy house,

Auspicious morning, hail,
Hymn Author of good, to thee we turn, .
116 A voice from the desert comes awful and shrill,
690 Awake, my soul, and with the sun,.
609 Awake, my soul, lift up thine eyes,
82 Awake, my soul, stretch every nervo,
32 Awake our souls, awa our fears,
60 Baptized into our Saviour's death,
526 Before Jehovah's awful throne,
186 Begin, my soul, the exalted lay,.
917 Begin the high celestial strain,
443 Behold, amid his little flock,
251 Behold my servant, see him rise,
16 Behold, on Zion's heavenly shore,
246 Behold th' amaring sight,

Behold the grace appears,
Behold the lofty sky,
Behold the morning sun,

Behold the path which mortals tread,
766

Behold the Prince of Peace,
14

Behold the Saviour on the cross, .
Behold the western evening light,
Behold, what wondrous grace,

Behold where breaihing love divine,
13 Behold where in a mortal form,
513 Be it my only wisdom here,

Beneath our feet and o'er our head,
Berest of all, when hopeless care,
Beset with snares on every hand,
Be thou, O God, exalted high, .
Be with me, Lord, where'er I go,
Beyond, beyond that boundless sea,
Blessed' be thy name forever,
Blessed state and happy he, .
Bless, O bless, Almighty Father,
Bless, O Lord, each opening year,
Blest are the humble souls that see,
Blest are the meek, he said,
Blest are the pure in heart,
Blest are the sons of peace, .
Blest are the souls that hear and know,
Blest be the hour when friends shall meet,
Blest be the tie that binds,
Biest day of God, most calm, most bright,
Blest hour, when mortal man retires,
Blest instructer! from thy ways,
Bles, is the hour when cares depart,
Blest is the man who fears the Lord,
Blest is the man who fears the Lord,
Blest who with generous pity glows, .
Blest with unearthly bliss were they, .
Blow ye the trumpet, blow, .
Borne o'er the ocean's stormy wave, .
Bound upon th'accursed tree, .
Bread of heaven, on thee we feed,
Breathe thoughts of pity o'er a brother's fall,
Brethren beloved for Jesus' sake,
Brighter shines the gospel day,
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

Hymn
857

72
846
430
199
936
367
368
370
671

4
161
. 169

683
198
561
247
206
188
280
541
216
231
544
442
225
239
457
531
633
455
149
488
108
170
964
997
894
344
318
351
393
276
580
659

8

5

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579
421
519
63

334
708
410
925
780
911
261
378
248
681
814
726
263
209

292
716

592
551
968

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