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IN THE

REFORMED EPISCOPAL OHUROH.

PHILADELPHIA:
OH A R L ES W. QUI OK,
OFFICE OF THE LEIGHTON PUBLICATIONS,

1220 SANSOM STREET.

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PREFACE.

The following selection of Hymns has been compiled for the use of congregations in union with the Reformed Episcopal Church, and will be found to include many of those which are especially dear to all Evangelical Christians. serve a valuable purpose until the General Council shall decide to set forth a larger Hymnal.

GEORGE DAVID CUMMINS.

It may

March, 1874.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by

CHARLES W. QUICK,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

HYMNS.

ADVENT.

HYMN 1. C. M.

HARK! the glad sound, the Saviour

comes, The Saviour promised long; Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.

2.

On him the Spirit, largely pour’d,

Exerts his sacred fire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
His holy breast inspire.

3.
He comes, the prisoners to release,

In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before him burst,

The iron fetters yield.

He comes, from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray;
And on the eyes oppress’d with night
To pour celestial day.

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He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure, And with the treasures of his grace, To enrich the humble poor

6. Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim; And heaven's eternal arches ring

With thy beloved Name.

HAE

HYMN 2. 88, 78.
AIL! thou long expected Jesus,

Born to set thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us;

Let us find our rest in thee.

2.

Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the earth thou art; Long desired of every nation,

Joy of every waiting heart.

3.

Born thy people to deliver,

Born a child, yet God our King, Born to reign in us for ever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring.

4.

By thine own eternal Spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone:

By thine all-sufficient merit,

Raise us to thy glorious throne.

HYMN 3. C. M.
Y to the world! the Lord is come:

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Let
every

heart prepare him room, And heaven and nature sing.

2.

Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns:

Let men their songs employ; While fields, and floods, rocks, hills, and

plains, Repeat the sounding joy.

3.

Let the whole earth his love proclaim,

With all her different tongues, And spread the honours of his name

In melody and songs.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow,

Far as the curse is found.

5.

He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love.

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