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To those friends, who have kindly afforded us their aid in making this compilation, we would here express our thankful acknowledgments.

In the title of the book, we embody our leading idea and purpose in this enterprise, which have been to provide a collection, not of Jewish psalms or elegant songs, but essentially Christian hymns, pitched, so to say, after the grand master-tone of our faith, whatever intermingling subordinate notes they might have of joy or sorrow, encouragement or warning, praise or confession. We have striven that the high doctrines, duties, and promises of our holy religion might shine forth from these pages in their noon-day distinctness, and arrayed in all the charms of taste and melody, that the great Master might be honored with the love of his disciples, and the greater Father worshipped with the fervent adoration, praise, and thanks

giving of his children.
L. W. L.
W. A. W.
C. C.
A. A. L.
January 29, 1845.

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Introduction of Worship, and the Sabbath
Close of Worship . . . . . . .
Adoration, Praise, and Thanksgiving .
Perfections and Providence of God . .
The Scriptures . . . . . . .
Jesus Christ, his Character and Offices
The Gospel and its Invitations . . .
Spiritual Influences . . . . . .
Faith, Hope, and Charity . . . .
Repentance and Reformation . . . .
Christian Affections and Life . . . .
Mourning and Consolation . . .
Life, Death, and Futurity . . .

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The Church, Baptism, and Christian Fellowship

The Lord’s Supper . . . . . .
Early Instruction and Piety . . . .
Fast and Thanksgiving . . . .
Opening and Closing of the Year .
The Seasons . . . . . . . .
National Hymns . . . . . . .
Dedication and Ordination . . . .
Charitable and Missionary Meetings
Seamen's Hymns . . . . . . .
Social and Domestic Worship . . .
Morning and Evening . . -
Miscellaneous . . . . . . . .

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Again, from calm and sweet repose . . o

Again our ears have heard the voice c ©
Again the Lord of life and light . * g e
Again we 've seen the Sabbath day . to o
A holy air is breathing round . . e
A host of spirits round the throne . to
Alas ! how poor and little worth .
All hail the power of Jesus' name
All men are equal in their birth .
All nature dies and lives again
All nature feels attractive power .
All nature's works his praise declare
All-seeing God "t is thine to know . & o
All ye nations, praise the Lord o
Almighty and immortal King
Almighty God, in humble prayer
Almighty God, thy word is cast . - o g
Almighty Lord, before thy throne . o o
Almighty Maker! Lord of all
Am I a soldier of the cross *
Amidst a world of hopes and fears e
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 . o - to
An offering to the shrine of power . * e
Another day is past * @
Another day its course hath run
Another six days’ work is done
Arise, and bless the Lord .
Arm of the Lord, awake, awake .
Arrayed in clouds of golden light
As body when the soul has fled . © & e
As, bowed by sudden storms, the rose . de
As flows the rapid river o e o e
Asleep in Jesus ! blesséd sleep . o
As in solemn congregation . & o e
As o'er the past my memory strays
A soldier's course from battles won . o
As the hart, with eager looks . © &
As the sun’s enlivening eye o ©
As the sweet flower that scents the morn
As twilight’s gradual veil is spread . . so
At thy table, Lord of life o © g

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Author of good, to thee we turn . . & e e
A voice upon the midnight air to & & #
Awake, and sing the song . te g * g
Awake, my soul, and with the sun . g e &
Awake, my soul lift up thine eyes . to © *
Awake, my soul stretch every nerve . g *
Awake, my tongue; thy tribute bring te {} o
Awake, our souls; away, our fears . te
Awake, ye saints, awake so g
Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes

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Begin, my soul, th’ exalted lay o to g
Begin the high, celestial strain . t † g e
Behold, amid his little flock . to & to go
Behold th’ amazing sight . & so e so
Behold the morning sun . to g to so g
Behold ! the Prince of Peace & o & © g
Behold the western evening light . o so
Behold, where, breathing love divine . g
Behold, where, in a mortal form g & g &
Behold yon bright array e e e o g g
Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth . 11 &
Beneath our feet and o'er our head . to e o
Be thou, O God, exalted high . se te &
Beyond, beyond that boundless sea . * §
Blest are the humble souls that see . g *
Blest are the pure in heart . to * so t e
Blest are the sons of peace to o * g
Blest are the souls that hear and kno to §
Blest be the tie that binds o *
Blest hour, when mortal man retires .
Blest Instructer from thy ways *
Blest is the hour when cares depart . so *
Blest is the man who fears the Lord
Blest is the man, whose heart is kind .
Blest Shepherd, I am thine & & t e
Blest Spirit, Source of grace divine ,
Borne o'er the ocean's stormy wave t t
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
Bright Source of everlasting love
Bright Source of intellectual rays
Bright the vision that delighted
Bright was the guiding star that led
Brother, rest from sin and sorrow . o o
Brother, thou art gone before us .

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Calm on the listening ear of night

Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish . , 8 & 7s, Children of light, awake . e & o * e S. Children of the Heavenly King . to t $ , 7s. Christians, brethren, ere we part . & t; . 7s,

Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day . so g g . 7s, Christ, whose glory fills the skies . & g . 7s. Clay to clay, and dust to dust . - -- . 7s.

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Come, blesséd Spirit, come to-day .
Come, blesséd Spirit, heavenly Light .
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
Come, Holy Spirit, calm my mind o
Come, Holy Spirit, come . & e
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove .
Come in, thou blesséd of the Lord
Come, let our voices join
Come, let us anew o o &
Come, let us join our friends above
Come, let us join our souls to God
Come, let us pray, "t is sweet to feel
Come, let us strike our harps afresh
Come, O my soul, in sacred lays
Come, said Jesus’ sacred voice e
Come, shout aloud the Father's grace .
Come, sound his praise abroad
Come, thou Almighty King .
Come to the house of prayer is
Come, we that love the Lord g e

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish .

Come, ye that know and fear the Lord
Commit thou all thy griefs e

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Faith adds new charms to earthly bliss
Faith, hope, and charity, these three .
Faith, hope, and love now dwell
Faith is the brightest evidence
Faith is the Christian's prop . e
Far as thy name is known . o •
Farewell, dear friend a long farewell .
Far from mortal cares retreating . e
Far from these narrow scenes of night
Far from thy servants, God of grace ,
Father and Friend, thy light, thy love
Father 1 and is thy table spread . & ©
Father, bless thy word to all 4.
Father, breathe an evening blessing
Father divine, the Saviour cried

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