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THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
United States of America,
SET FORTH IN THE YEARS OF OUR LORD
1789, 1808, AND 1828.
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.
BENJAMIN T. ON DERDONK, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church
in the State of New.York New York, June 1, 1832.
1. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES,
GREAT God! with wonder and with GREAT first of beings! mighty Lee Of all this wondrous frame ! Produc'd by thy creating word, The world from nothing came. 2 Thy voice sent forth the high com mand,
On all thy works I look ;
3 The fields provide me food, and show
4 Here are my choicest treasures hid;
5 Lord, make me understand thy law,
6 Here would I learn how Christ has died
Then let me love my Bible more,
of mercies! in What endless glory shines! For ever be thy name ador'd, For these celestial lines. Here may the wretched sons of want Exhaustless riches find; Riches above what carth 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.
Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Attend the blissful sound.
"Twas instantly obey'd [stand And through thy goodness all things Which by thy power were made. 3 Lord! for thy glory shine the whole, They all reflect thy light i 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 get,
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 Insperd with praise, our minds püree This wise and noble end, That all we think, and all we do Shall to thine honour tend.
[C. M.] LET heaven arise, let earth appear,
The heav'n arose, the earth appear'd,
2 But for nless was the earth, and 1 sid,
And quick'ning pow'r diffus'.
The mandate, "Re there light:"
Within their spheres on high.
6 Above, he form'd the stars; and plac's 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; Soune form'd within the wat'ry deep, Some, from the teeming earth.
B Then, chief e'as all his works below,
spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heav'ns, a shining frame Their great Original proclaim. 2 Th' unwearied suu, from day to day Does his Creator's pow'r display, And publishes to every land The work of an Almighty hand. 3 Soon as the ev'ning shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And, nightly, to the list'ning earth, Repeats the story of her birth; [burn, 4 Whilst all the stars that round he And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. 5. What though in solemn silence all Move round this dark terrestrial ball; What though no real voice nor sound Amidst their radiant orbs be found: 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, For ever singing as they shine, "The hand that made us is divine."
In one melodious concert rise,
United praise bestow;
4 Let man, by nobler passions sway'd, ETERNAL source of every joy!
In beavenly praise employ
Well may thy praise our lips em
[II. 1.J Psalm cxlviii. Praise from the Elements and Worlds. YE fields of light, celestial plains, TE Where pure, serene effulgence reigns,
Yo scenes divinely fair,
The sun is taught by thee to rise,
His presence shall my wants supply.
Proclaim the glories of thy God;
To fertile vaies and dewy ineads
WHEN all thy mercies, O my God
That glows within my ravish'd heart!
But thou canst read it there. 3 Thy providence my life sustain'd, And all my wants redrest, When in the silent womb I lay, And hung upon the breast. 4 To all my weak complaints Thy mercy lent an ear, E'er yet my feeble thoughts had learnt To form themselves in prayer. 5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul Thy tender care bestow'd, Before my infant heart conceiv'd
From whom those comforts flow'd. 6 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth With heedless steps I ran, Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe, And led me up to man. 7 Through hidden dangers, toils, and It gently clear'd my way, And through the pleasing snares of vice, More to be fear'd than they. 8 When worn with sickness, oft hast With health renew'd my face; And, when in sins and sorrows sunk, Reviv'd my soul with grace. 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.
That tastes those gifts with joy.
The glorious theme renew.
SOVREIGN Ruler of the skies,
[C. M.] OD moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. 2 Deep in unfathomable mines, With never-failing skill, He treasures up his bright designs, And works his gracious will. 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage takv The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head. 4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace, Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. 5 His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain: God is his own interpreter, And he will make it plain.