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TWENTIETH-CENTURY EDITION

PUBLISHERS NOTE

SINCE the publication of the first edition of THE CHURCH HYMNARY the
demand for the book, which has exceeded the most sanguine expectation of the
publishers, has required the printing of so many editions that it is now necessary
to make new electrotype plates. Advantage has been taken of the opportunity thus
afforded to omit a few hymns (less than one-twentieth of the entire number) and
to insert such material of recent date as should be included in a book which is
now the latest, as it aims to be the best, collection of hymns and tunes for con-
gregational use.

In the arrangement of material no space has been wasted. It has therefore
been possible to present in a compact and convenient form 849 separate tunes,-
a larger number than can be found in any other collection of an equal number of
hymns,—and to arrange the music so as to offer with a very large proportion of the
hymns a choice between one or more old familiar tunes and others of the modern
English school.

The unusual number and arrangement of hymns and tunes makes the book
peculiarly and perfectly adapted to the varying needs of the churches.

Another important advantage gained by this wise economy of space arises from
the close proximity of words and music which makes it easier for the eye to follow
both at the same time, and thus encourages congregational singing.

The Twentieth-Century Edition retains all those distinctive features which
have made the first edition so useful and so widely popular, and justifies the
expectation that in its new and more attractive setting THE CHURCH HYMNARY
is about to enter an even broader field of usefulness and success.

NEW YORK

January, 1900

COPYRIGHT
BY CHARLES E. MERRILL & CO., 1890, 1892

BY MAYNARD, MERRILL & CO., 1900
(All rights reserved]

Gunther & Co., ftilusic Typographers,

63 Duane St., New York.

Printed by Manhattan Press,

New York, U. $. A.

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THE CHURCH HYMNARY is the outgrowth of a smaller collection prepared some years ago for the use of the Church and Sunday School of which the compiler is a member. The value and availability of much of the new music have thus been proven by practical use. From the treasures of the whole Church, “things new and old ” have been brought together; very little of importance, it is believed, has been omitted, while much valuable matter not hitherto used in our Church Hymnals is now made available. It has been sought to make the CHURCH HYMNARY so varied, full, and rich, both in hymns and tunes, that it would commend itself to all Evangelical Churches.

Special thanks are due to William H. Clark, D.D., Edward A. Collier, D.D., and Rev. Frederic M. Bird for constant assistance in preparing the work and for many valuable suggestions. To their critical taste and judgment, as well as to their painstaking labor, the compiler is under many obligations.

The CHURCH HYMNARY is published both with and without the CHURCH PSALTER, a topical arrangement of the best Psalms for Responsive Reading, prepared by the Rev. Henry van Dyke, D.D., or with the Psalter following the Revised Version prepared by Rev. T. Ralston Smith, D.D. It is believed that the increasing number of Churches, in which Responsive Reading forms a regular part of Public Worship, will welcome this new Psalter designed especially to meet their needs, and arranged so as to make its use easy and helpful.

Permission to use hymns and tunes has been freely granted, and the compiler desires to express his appreciation of their courtesy to Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., for the use of the hymns of John Greenleaf Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes; to Charles Scribner's Sons, for the use of No. 928 (from “Saxe Holm Stories,” Vol. I.); to Denis Wortman, D.D., for the use of Nos. 702, 713, and 971 (the last from “Reliques of the Christ "); to U. C. Burnap, Richard Storrs Willis, George E. Oliver, Frederick W. Mills and many others—Authors, Composers, and Publishers, whose names appear in the body of the book.

If the CHURCH HYMNARY shall be accorded by the Church at large some measure of the favor with which, in a more limited sphere, much of it has already been received, the compiler will feel thankful for the opportunity of making this contribution to the promotion of the Service of Sacred Song.

EDWIN A. BEDELL. ALBANY, September 1, 1890.

CONTENTS

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HYMNS

THE LAW OF GOD

Y Baptism

- 717-727

THE APOSTLES' CREED
- vi The Lord's Supper

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The Lord's PRAYER

vi The Communion of Saints - 762–782

HYMNS Missions -

783-320

DIVINE WORSHIP

Opening of Service

1-46

Offerings to the Lord

47–59

TIMES AND SEASONS

Close of Service

821-836

60–76

Morning

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

77-91

Evening

- 837–876

The Year

877-883

THE HOLY TRINITY

92-106

The Seasons

- 884-885

GOD THE FATHER

107-177

JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

Harvest-Home Festivals 886-891

Thanksgiving

892-896

His Incarnation and Advent 178-215

National

His Life and Ministry

897-902
- 216–242
His Sufferings and Death 243-276 FOR THOSE AT SEA

- 903–908

His Resurrection

- 277–296 MARRIAGE

909-91

His Ascension

297-315 FLOWER FESTIVALS

- 912-915

His Reign and Mediation - - 316-335 CHILDREN’s Hymns-

916-934

His Second Coming

336-352

DEATH AND THE RESURRECTION 935–956

THE HOLY SPIRIT

- 353-376

THE JUDGMENT

957-961

SALVATION.

377-410

THE LIFE EVERLASTING - - 962-994

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Repentance -

411-448

Faith and Consecration - 449-488

DoXOLOGIES

- 496

Love and Gratitude

489–545 CHANTS AND RESPONSES - 497-504

Zeal and Courage

546,583 ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF TUNES - 505

Aspiration

584–603 METRICAL INDEX OF TUNES 508

Trial and Conflict

- 604-622

INDEX OF CHANTS AND RESPONSES 510

Comfort and Privileges 623–651

INDEX OF SCRIPTURE TEXTS - - 511

Joy and Hope

- 652–663

INDEX OF SUBJECTS

513

Watchfulness and Prayer - - 664-691

THE CHURCH

692-820

INDEX OF COMPOSERS

- 516

Building and Dedication - - 702-707 INDEX OF AUTHORS

518

Its Ministry

708–716 INDEX OF FIRST LINES

- 521

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As it is Written in the Twentieth Chapter of the Book of Exodus

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YOD SPAKE ALL THESE WORDS, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which

have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. I.-Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

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

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

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

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

VI.-Thou shalt not kill.
VII.-Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII.-Thou shalt not steal.
IX.-Thon shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

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

The Summary of the Law by our Lord Jesus Christ

St. Matthew, xxii: 37-40

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul

THOU

and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

the Olpostles' Creed

I

Believe in God the father Almighty, Maker of heaven

and earth : And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the birgin

Mary; Suffered under Pontias Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried;

He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God

the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost: The Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints The forgiveness of sins : The resurrection of the body: And the life everlasting. Amen.

the Lord's Prayer

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ur Father which art in heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give as this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

for ever. Amen.

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