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IN THE YEARS OF OUR LORD, 1789, 1808, AND 1826.




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 co Tected by the standard stereotype edition, and is permitted to be published as a sti.reotype edition, duly compared and corrected by a suitable person appointed for that parpose.

Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, May 5th, 1827.

Nastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit :

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the nineteenth day of April, in the L. S. fifty-first year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D.

1927. the Right Reverend Wm. White, the Rev. Jackson Kemper, Wrt. Meredith and Horace Binney, a coromittee of the General Convention of the Protes tant 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:

Tymns 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 thereio mentioned"-And also to the act entitled, “An act supplementary to an act, es titled, "An act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Churts, 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 ergraving, and etching historical and other prints."

Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,



GREAT first of beings! mighty Lord

Of all this wondrous frame !
EAT God! with wonder and with

Produc'd by thy creating word,

The world from nothing came. On all thy works I look ; But still thy wisdom, power, and grace, 2 Thy voice sent forth the high con. Shine brightest in thy book.


'Twas instantly obey'd ; 2 The stars, that in their courses roll, Have much instruction given;

And through thy goodness all things

stand, But thy good word informs my soul

Which by thy pow'r were made. How I may soar to heaven.

3 Lord! for thy glory--shine the whole, 3 The fields provide me food, and show

They all reflect thy light: The goodness of the Lord;

For this in course the planets roll But fruits of life and glory grow

And day succeeds the night. In thy most holy word.

4 For this the sun disperses hcat 4 Here are my choicest treasures lid;

And beams of cheering dayi
Here my best comfort lies;

And distant stars, in order set,
Here my desires are satisfied,
And here my hopes arise.

5 For this--the earth its produce yields, 5 Lord, make me understand thy law,

1 For this the waters flow; Show what my faults have been,

And blooming plants adorn the fields, And from thy Gospel let me draw

And trees aspiring grow, Pardon for all my sin. 6 Here would I learn how Christ has died

6 Inspir'd with praise, our minds pursue

This wise and noble end
To save my soul from hell;
Not all the books on enrth beside,

That all we think, and all we do,

Shall to thine honour tend. Such heavenly wonders tell. 7 Then let me love my Bible more,

HYMN IV. C. M. And take a fresh delight,

Genesis i. By day to read these wonders o'er,

TET heaven arise, let earth appear, And meditate by night.

U Proclaim'd th' Eternal Lord :
HYMN 11. C. M.

The heav'n arose, the earth appear'd,

Al his creating word. TATHER of mercies ! in thy word 2 But formless was the earth, and void, T What endless glory shines !

Dark, sluggish, aud confus'd; For ever be thy name ador'd,

Till o'er the mass the Spirit moy'd, For these celestial line's.

And quick'ning pow'r diffus'd.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want 3 Then spake the Lord Omnipotent,
Exhaustless riches find;

The mandate, “Be there light."
Riches above what earth can grant, Light darted forth in vivid rays
And lasting as the mind.

And scatter'd ancient night.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows, 4 The glorious firmament he spread,
And yields a free repast;

To part the earth and sky; Sublimer sweets than nature knows And fix'd the upper elements Invite the longing taste.

Within their spheres on high. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice 5 He bade the seas together flow; Spreads heavenly peace around;

They left the solid land; And life and everlasting joys,

And herbs, and plants, and fruitful trees, Attend the blissful sound.

Sprung forth at his command. 5 O may these heavenly pages be 6 Above, he form'd the stars; and placed My ever dear delight:

Two greater orbs of light; And still new beauties may I see,

The radiant sun to rule the day, And still increasing light.

"The moon to rule the night. 6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord, 7 To all the varied living tribes Be thou for ever near ;

He gave their wondrous birth; Teach me to love thy sacred word, Some formd within the wat'ry deer, And view my Saviour there.

Some, from the treming earth.

8 Then, chief o'er all his works below,

HYMN VII. L. M2 Man, honour'd man, was made,

Psalm xix. His soul with God's pure image stamp'd, THE spacious firmament on high, With innocence array'd.

With all the blue ethereal sky, 9 Completed now the mighty work, 'And spangled heav'ns, a shining frame God his creation view'd :

Their great Origanal proclaim. And, pleas'd with all that he had made,

2 Th' unwearied sun, from day to day, Pronounc'd it " very good."

Does his Creator's power display,

And publishes to every land
HYMN V. 11.).

The work of an Almighty hand.
Psalm cxlviir

3 Soon as the ev'ning shades prevail, Praise from Living Creatures. The moon takes up the wondrous tale;

And, nightly, to the list ning earth, REGIN, my soul, th' exalted lay,

Repeats the story of her birth;
D Let each enraptur'd thought obey.
And praise th' Almighty's name :

4 Whilst all the stars that round her burn, Let heaven and earth, and seas and skies,

And all the planets in their turn, In one melodious concert rise,

Confirm the tidings as they roll, To swell th' inspiring theme.

And spread the truth from pole to pole. 2 Ye angels, catch the thrilling sound, 5 What though in solemn silence all While all th' adoring thrones around

| Move round this dark terrestrial ball : His boundless mercy sing :

What though no real voice nor sound Let ev'ry list ning saint above

Amidst their radiant orbs be found; Wake all the tuneful soul of love,

6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, And touch the sweetest string.

And utter forth a glorious voice, 3 Whate'er this living world contains, For ever singing as they shine, That wings the air, or treads the plains, " The hand that made us is divine."

United praise bestow
Ye tenants nf the ocean wide,

Proclaim him through the mighty tide,

HYMN VIII. L. M. And in the deeps below.

I. TERNAL source of every joy! 4 Let man, by nobler passion sway'd,

Well may thy praise our lips employ, The feeling heart, the judging head. While in thy temple we appear. In heavenly praise employ;

To hail thee, sov'reign of the year. Spread HIS tremendous Name around,

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll, While heaven's broad arch rings back

Thy band supports and guides the whole : the sound,

The sun is taught by thee to rise, The gen’ral burit of joy.

And darkness when to veil the skies. HYMN VI, 11. I.

3 The flow'ry spring at thy command,

Perfumes the air, and paints the land; Psalm cxlvii.

The summer rays with vigour shine Praise from the Elements and Worlds To raise the corn and cheer the vine. V E fields of light, celestial plains, 4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours 1 Where pure, serene effulgence reigns. Through all our coasts redundant stores, Ye scenes divinely fair.

And winters, soften'd by thy care, Your Maker's wondrous pow'r proclaim, No more the face of horror wear. Tell how he form'd your shining frame, 5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and And breath'd the fluid air.

days, 2 Join, all ye stars, the vocal choir: . Demand successive songs of praise ; Thou dazzling orb of liquid fire

And be the grateful homage paid, The mighty chorus aid;

With morning light and ev'ning shade. And, soon as ev'ning veils the plain, 6 Here in thy house let incense rise, Thou moon, prolong the hallow'd strain, And circling sabbaths bless our eyes, And praise him in the shade.

Till to those lofty heights we soar, 3 Thou heav'n of heav'ns, his vast abode, Where days and years revolve no more. Proclaim the glories of thy God;

Ye worlds, declare his might;
He spake the word, and ye were made;

Psalm xxiij.
Darkness and dismal chaos fled,

THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, And nature sprung to light.

And feed me with a shepherd's care; 4 Let every element rejoice ;

His presence shall my wants supply, Ye thunders, burst with awful voice

And guard me with a watchful eye; To him who bids you roll;

My noon-day walks he shall attend, His praise in softer notes declare,

And all my midnight hours defend. Each whisp'ring breeze of yielding air, 2 When in the sultry glebe 1 faint, And breathe it to the soul.

1 Or on the thirsty mountain paol,

To fertile vales and dewy meads

HYMN XI. 111. 1. My weary wand'ring steps he leads,

Psalm xxxi. 15. Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,

"My times are in thy hand.' Amid the verdant landscape flow.

SOV'REIGN Ruler of the skies, 3 Though in the paths of death I tread, Ever gracious, ever wise, With gloomy horrors overspread; All our times are in thy hand, My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, All events at thy command. For thou, O Lord, art with me still :

2 He that form d us in the womb, Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,

He shall guide us to the tomb; And guide me through the dreadful All our

All our ways shall ever be

Order'd by his wise decree.

3 Times of sickness, times of health, TIHEN all thy mercies, O my God, Blighting want, and cheerful wealth, My rising soul surveys,

All our pleasures, all our pains, Transported with the view, I'm lost

Come, and end, as God ordains. In wonder. love, and praise !

4 May we always own thy hand, 2 0 how shall words with equal warmth Still to thee surrender'd stand, The gratitude declare,

Know that thou art God alone, That grows within my ravish'd beart! We and our's are all thy own! But thou canst read it there

HYMN XII. C. M. 3 Thy providence my life sustain's, And all my wants redrest,

MOD moves in a mysterious way When in the silent womb I lay,

U His wonders to perform ; And hung upon the breast.

He plants his footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm. 4 To all my weak complaints and cries Thy mercy lent an ear,

2 Deep in unfathomable mines, Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learnt

With never failing skill, To form themselves in prayer.

He treasures up his bright designs, 5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul

And works his gracious will. Thy tender care bestow'd,

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take ; Before my infant beart conceiv'd

The clouds ye so much dread From whom those comforts flow'd. Are big with mercy, and shall break

In blessings on your bead 6 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth With heedless steps I ran,

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe,

But trust him for his grace ; And led me up to man.

Behind a frowning providence 7 Through hidden dangers, toils, and

He hides a smiling face. deaths,

5 His purposes will ripen fast, It gently clear'd my way,

Unfolding every hour :
And through the pleasing snares of vice, The bud may have a bitter taste,
More to be fear'd than they.

But sweet will be the flower. 8 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, With health renew'd my face;

And scan bis work in vain : And, when in sins and sorrows sunk, God is his own interpreter, Reviv'd my soul with grace.

And he will make it plain. 9 Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss

Has made my cup run o'er ;
And in a kind and faithful friend

Has doubled all my store.

Job ix. 2-6. 10 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts H, how shall fallen man My daily thanks employ:

6 Be just before his God! Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

11 he contends in righteousness, That tastes those gifts with joy.

We sink beneath his rod. 11 Through every period of my life 2 If he our ways should mark Thy goodness I'll pursue ;

With strict inquiring eyes, And after death, in distant worlds,

Could we for one of thousand faults The glorious theme renew.

A just excuse devise ? 12 When nature fails, and day and night 3 All-seeing, pow'rful God! Divide thy works no more,

Who can with thee contend ? My ever grateful heart, O Lord,

Or who that tries th' unequal strife, Thy mercy shall adore.

Shall prosper in the end ? 13 Through ali eternity, to thee,

4 The mountains, in thy wrath, A joyful song I'll raise ;

Their ancient seats forsake! But oh! eternity's too short

The trembling earth deserts her place, To utter all thy praise.

Her rooled pillar's shake!

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