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OF THE

PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCE,

IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

SET FORTH IN G

ERAL CONVENTIONS OF SAID CHURCH, IN THE YEARS
OF OUR LORD, 1789, 1808, AND 1826.

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON,

PHILADELPHIA:

Philadelphia:

PUBLISHED BY S. F. BRADFORD.

1827.

NEW YORK

I DO hereby certify, that this edition of the Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States of America, set forth in General Conventions of said Church, in the years of our Lord, 1789, 1808, and 1826, has been compared and corrected by the standard stereotype edition, and is permitted to be published as a stereotype edition, duly compared and corrected by a suitable person, appointed for that purpose.

WM. WHITE.
Philadelphia, May 5th, 1827.

Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit :

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the nineteenth day of April, in the fifty-first year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1827, the Right Reverend Wm. White, the Rev. Jackson Kemper, Wm. Meredith and Horace Binney, a committee of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal

Church, in the United States of America, in the year 1826, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States of America. Set forth in General Conventions of said Church, in the years of our Lord, 1789, 1808, and 1826."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned”-—And also to the act entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, antitiec, "An act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing

the copies of Májs, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such - copies during the times therein mentioned,” and extending the benefits thereof to the arts.of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

D. CALDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

FENOX LIBRARI

HYMNS.

I. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

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HYMN 1.

(C. M.)
1 REAT God! with wonder and with praise

On all thy works I look ;
But still thy wisdom, power, and grace,

Shine brightest in thy book.
2 The stars, that in their courses roll,

Have much instruction given;
But thy good word informs my soul

How I may soar to heaven.
3 The fields provide me food, and show

The goodness of the Lord;
But fruits of life and glory grow

In thy most holy word.
4 Here are my choicest treasures hid;
Here my best comfort lies;

desires are satisfied,
And here my hopes arise.
5 Lord, make me understand thy law,

Show what my faults have been,
And from thy Gospel let me draw

Pardon for all my sin.
6 Here would I learn how Christ has died

To save my soul from hell;
Not all the books on earth beside,

Such heavenly wonders tell.
7 Then let me love my Bible more,

And take a fresh delight,
By day to read these wonders o'er,
And meditate by night.
HYMN 2.

(C. M.
1 ATHER of mercies! in thy word

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For ever be thy name ador’d,

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2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find;
Riches above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast ;
Sublimer sweets than nature knows

Invite the longing taste.
4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life and everlasting joys,

Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord,

Be thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there.

II. CREATION.

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HYMN 3.

(C. M.) 1 Y REAT first of beings! mighty Lord

Of all this wondrous frame!
Produc'd by thy creating word,

The world from nothing came.
2 Thy voice sent forth the high command,

'Twas instantly obey'd; And through thy goodness all things stand,

Which by thy pow'r were made.
3 Lord! for thy glory-shine the whole;

They all reflect thy light:
For this-in course the planets roll,

And day succeeds the night.
4 For this—the sun disperses heat

And beams of cheering day; And distant stars, in order set,

By night thy pow'r display.

5 For this the earth its produce yields,

For this the waters flow;
And blooming plants adorn the fields,

And trees aspiring grow.
6 Inspir’d with praise, our minds pursue

This wise and noble end-
That all we think, and all we do,

Shall to thine honour tend.

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HYMN 4.

(C. M.)

Genesis i. 1

ET heaven arise, let earth appear,

Proclaim'd th' Eternal Lord:
The heaven arose, the earth appear’d,

At his creating word.
2 But formless was the earth, and void,

Dark, sluggish, and confus'd;
Till o'er the mass the Spirit mov'd,

And quick’ning pow'r diffus’d.
3 Then spake the Lord Omnipotent

The mandate, “ Be there light:"
Light darted forth in vivid rays,

And scatter'd ancient night.
4 The glorious firmament he spread,

To part the earth and sky;
And fix'd the upper elements

Within their spheres on high.
5 He bade the seas together flow;

They left the solid land;
And herbs, and plants, and fruitful trees,

Sprung forth at his command.
6 Above, he form’d the stars; and plac'd

Two greater orbs of light;
The radiant sun to rule the day,

The moon to rule the night.
7 To all the varied living tribes

He gave their wondrous birth;
Some form’d within the wat'ry deep,

Some, from the teeming earth.
8 Then, chief o'er all his works below,

Man, honour'd man, was made;
His soul with God's pure image stamp'd,

With innocence array’d.

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