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SPIRITUAL SONGS:

COMPILED FOR THE

USE OF UNIVERSALIST CHURCHES, ASSOCIATIONS,

AND SOCIAL MEETINGS.

CINCINNATI:
H. R. NYE AND G. L. DE MAREST,
AT THE OFFICE OF " THE STAR IN THE WEST."

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and sixty-one, by

NYE & DEMAREST,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District

of Ohio.

BV 450 'N83

ADVERTISEMENT.

Tais little volume has been compiled, in order to meet a want which the publishers believed to exist in the Universalist communities of the West. They have long thought it desirable that there should be a more general participation in the musical exercises of Divine worship; and a great obstacle to such a participation has seemed to be the necessarily high price of the hymn-books in former use among us, which prevented more than a limited ownership in our poorer societies. Those books, considering the large amount of excellent matter they contain, are really “cheap;" but it was believed a collection might be made of a suitable number of appropriate hymns which could be sold at such a low rate as to justify congregations in purchasing supplies to be kept at their places of worship. For this purpose we offer 308 Hymns: abundant, we think, to meet every ordinary exigency of Church service; and at such a price as will enable societies, by a few collections, to obtain a proper number for public use.

It has been deemed that the purpose in view could be better attained by a reduced number of Hymns, carefully selected, rather than by publishing tunes with the Hymns. Those who can read music can obtain The Shawm, or some other good Note Book, at a price which, added to that of this little volume, would be no greater than that of the Plymouth Collection, for instance; and they would then have a larger variety of tunes and set pieces than could be given in any Hymn and Tune Book. Those who can not read music, and sing “by ear," need not be put to the extra expense. To accommodate those who may have to lead the singing, we have appended an Index of Tunes, suggested with reference to congregational singing.

If this little volume shall in anywise add to the devotional feeling of our people, and increase their interest in public worship, or inspire them “to make melody in their hearts to the Lord,” we shall be richly rewarded.

N. & D.

INDEX.

BYMN PUBLIC WORSHIP.

.1-30 Again the Lord of life and light....

9 Approach not the altar with gloom in thy soul........ 17 Before Jehovah's awful throne....

8 Be Thou, O God! exalted high.

12 Come, Thou Almighty King............

16 Come ye that love the Lord...

6 Early, my God, without delay.

26 Far from mortal cares retreating.

1 Hail to the Sabbath-day.

21 Holy, holy, holy Lord.

11 How lovely the place where the Saviour appears....... 27 How pleasant, how divinely fair.

15 How sweet to bless the Lord .......

20 Lord! before Thy presence come..

3 Lord! how delightful 't is to see ....

28 Lord of hosts! how lovely fair.

29 Lord of the worlds above...

13 Lord! we come before Thee now..

19 Lord I what offerings shall we bring.

24 Love Divine, all love excelling..

7 O God, whose presence glows in all.

4 O Thou, to whom in ancient time.

2 Safely through another week...

14 Softly fades the twilight ray

30 Sweet is the work, my God, my King. We bless Thee for this sacred day.

18 Welcome, welcome, quiet morning.

26 Wbile Thee I seek, protecting Power..

5 With one consent, let all the earth.

10 With sacred joy we lift our eyes

22 MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS.

31-40 Awake, my soul, and with the sun.

33 Father, breathe an evening blessing... I love awhile to steal away...

40 My God! how endless is thy love.......

34 New-born I bless the waking hour...

35 Now the shades of night are gone..

31 On Thee, each morning, O my God.

32 Softly now the light of day...

38 Thus far the Lord has led me on..

39 'Tis gone, that bright and orbed blaze

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HYMN THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE...........................41-65 All ye nations, praise the Lord.

59 Eternal source of every joy ......

62 Glory be to God on high..

41 Hail! Source of light, of life and love................. 56 Let us with a gladsome mind..

54 Lord of every land and nation..

44 Lord! Thou art good : all Nature shows............. 53 My God, my King, Thy various praise......

42 My Maker and my King...

46 My soul, praise the Lord, speak well of His name..... 61 O come, let us sing to the Lord...

65 O praise ye the Lord, prepare a new song.................. 49 O praise ye the Lord, prepare your glad voice........... 58 O render thanks to God above..

55 Praise, everlasting praise, be paid...

63 Praise the Lord ! ye heavens adore Him.....

60 Praise to God, immortal praise..........

48 Praise to Thee, Thou great Creator.....

43 Praise ye the Lord, around whose throne.......

51 Rise, every heart and every tongue...........

64 Songs of praise the angels sang..

47 The Lord is our Shepherd, our Guardian and Guide... 50 The Lord Jehovah reigos........

45 When all Thy mercies, O my God..

52 Ye realms below the skies.

57 THE FATHER....

66-90 Almighty Father, gracious Lord...

78 Eternal Wisdom, Thee we praise....

73 Father and Friend! Thy light, Thy love.......... 90 Father in heaven, Thy gracious power................

68 Father of all, Omniscient Mind...

66 Father of lights, we sing Thy pame..............

75 Father! to Thy kind love we owe..............

87 God is love ; His mercy brightens..

70 God moves in a mysterious way..............

71 Great God ! how infinite art Thou.......

67 I sing the mighty power of God............

69 Is there a lone and dreary hour..

86 Lord, Thou hast searched and seen me through.. 82 Lord, when my raptured thought surveys.

89 My Father! cheering name....

84 My Father is God, and his goodness to me.

83 o Thou, to whom all ereatures bow.....

85 Source of being, Source of light....

88 The Lord my Shepherd is.....

80 There is a God, all Nature speaks......

74 There's not a place in earth's vast round...

79 Thou great Creator, wise and good..

81 Thy goodness, Lord, our souls confess.

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