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A COLLECTION OF
HYMNS AND TUNES
FOR THE USE OF
PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE
UNIVERSALIST PUBLISHING HOUSE.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by the
UNIVERSALIST PUBLISHING HWNE, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Press of Wright & Potter Printing Company,
For many years there has been a growing desire in many congregations of the Universalist Church to participate more directly in the service of singing in the public worship. The present Collection of Hymns and Tunes has been made to meet this desire; and the compilers believe they have succeeded in producing a work which will meet the needs of our people.
The tunes have been selected with reference to congregational singing only; and as there are hymns so closely associated with old tunes that they suggest one another, and could hardly be divorced, the compilers have not hesitated to insert a tune a number of times, when it seemed best adapted to give expression to the hymns. It is believed that this will be found a valuable and welcome feature of the work.
The hymns are mainly those of the fine new collection known among us as the “Portland Collection," when published without a liturgy, and as “ Prayers and Hymns," when published with a liturgy. To make each page complete, it has been found necessary to make an addition of nearly two hundred hymns, all of which add value to the book.
By arrangement with Oliver Ditson & Co., Hamersly & Co., and other owners of the copyrights of tunes, we have been able to make a fine collection of tunes for congregational singing. And we publish the “Church Harmonies,” believing it will be welcomed by our people as a help to Christian worship.
Boston, August 1st, 1878
2 DOBELLS COLL.
MARRIOTT. Solemn Invocation.
Let there be Light. 1 Cove, thou Almighty King,
1 Thou, whose Almighty word Help us thy name to sing,
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight!
Hear us, we humbly pray; O'er all victorious,
And, where the Gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light.
On thy redeeming wing,
Healing and sight!
Health to the sick in mind, Give thy good word success ;
Light to the inly blind,
Oh now, to all mankind,
Let there be light!
3 Never from us depart; Rule thou in every heart,
Hence, evermore ! Thy sovereign majesty May we in glory see, And to eternity
Love and adore !
3 Descend thou from above,
Speed on thy flight!
Let there be light!