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FEASTS AND FASTS OF THE CHURCH,
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Tais edition of the Hymns is published under the authority of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, by the Committee for setting forth the So lection of Psalms in Metre. H. U. ONDERDONK,
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON
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I THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. 6 Divine instructer, gracious Lord,
Be thou for ever near;
and with Teach me to love thy sacred word, On all thy works I look ; [praise
And view my Saviour there.
HYMN 3. 2 The stars, that in their courses roll,
YREAT first of beings! mighty Lord
Produc'd by thy creating word,
The world from nothing came.
2 Thy voice sent forth the high com. But fruits of life and glory grow
'Twas instantly obey'd; (mand,
And through thy goodness all things In thy most holy word.
stand, 4 Here are my choicest treasures hid,
Which by thy pow'r were made. "lere my best comfort lies,
3 Lord! for thy glory-shine the whole, H:re my desires are satisfied, And here my hopes arise.
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 from thy gospel let me draw
And beams of cheering day;
And distant stars, in order set,
By night thy pow'r display.
For this the waters How,
And blooming plants adorn the fields,
6 Inspir'd with praise, our minds day to read these wonders o'er,
This wise and noble end-
sue That all we think, and all we do, HYMN 2. (C. M.)
Shall to thine honour tend.
Proclaim'd th' Eternal Lord :
At his creating word.
Dark, sluggish, and confus'd;
And quick’ning pow'r diffus'd.
The mandate, ** Be there light ;" Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Light darted forth in vivid rays,
Aud scatter'd ancient night.
To part the earth and sky;
And fix'd the upper elements
Within their epheres on high. and still new beauties may I see, 5 He bade the seas together flow, And still increasing light.
They left the solid land:
And herbs, and plants, and fruitful|3 Thou heav'n of heav'ns, his vast
Sprung forth at his command. (trees, Proclaim the glories of thy God; (abode, 6 Above, he form'd the atars; and
Ye worlds, declare his might;
Darkness and dismal chaos fled.
And nature sprung to light. 7 To all the varied living tribes
4 Let every element rejoice; He gave their wondrous birth;
Ye thunders, burst with awful voice Some form'd within the wat'ry deep,
To him who bids you roll; Some, from the teeming earth.
His praise in softer notes declare, 8 Then, chief o'er all his works below, Each wlisp'ring breeze of yielding air,
And breathe it to the soul. Man, honour'd man, was made ;
HYMN 7. His soul with God's pure image
Psalm vix. With innocence array'd. (stämpd,
, 9 Coinpleted now the mighty work,
With all the blue ethereal sky, God his creation view'd :
And spangled heav'ns, a shining frame, And, pleas'd with all that he had made, Their great Original proclaim. Pronounc'd it “ very good." HYMN 5. (II. 1.)
2 Th' unwearied sun, from day to day, Psalm cxlviii.
Does his Creator's pow'r display, Praise from Living Creatures.
And publishes to every land EGIN, my soul, th lay
The work an And praise th' Almighty's nanie: The moon takes up the wondrous tale; Let heav'n and earth, and seas and And, nightly, to the list'ning earth, In one melodious concert rise, [skies, Repeats the story of her birth;
To swell th' inspiring theme. 4 Whilst all the stars that found her 2 Ye angels, catch the thrilling sound, And all the planets in their turn, (burn, While all th' adoring thrones around Confirin the tidings as they roll, His boundless mercy sing;
And spread the truth from pole to pole. Let ev'ry list'ning saint above
5 What though in solemn silence all Wake all the tuneful soul of love, Move round this dark terrestrial ball; And touch the sweetest string.
What though no real voice nor sound 3 Whate'er this living world contains, Amidst their radjani orbs bc found; That wings the air, or treads the plains, 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice, United praise bestow;
And utter forth a glorious voice, Ye tenants of the ocean wide,
For ever singing as they shine, Proclaim him through the mighty tide,
"The hand that made ús is divine."
HYMN 8. (L. M.)
our lips er
To hail thee sov'reign of the year.
2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
Thyhand supports and guides the whole. Ye Where pure, serene effulgence 3 The flow'ry spring, at thy command,
And darkness when to veil the skies.
Perfumes the air, and paints the land, claim,
The summer rays with vigour shine Tell how he form'd your shining frame, To raise the corn and cheer the vine. And breath'd the fluid air.
4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours 2 Join, all ye stars, the vocal choir;
Thro' all our coasts redundant stores, Thou dazzling orb of liquid üre
And winters, soften'd by thy care, 'The mighty chorus aid;
No more the face of horror wear. And, soon as ev'ring veils the plain, 5 Seasons, and months, and weeks Thou moon, prolong the hallow d and days,
And praise him in the shade. (strain, I Demand successive songs of pralk:
3 Thou hears of er:
Ye words, tam
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bat though not Amidst their raujas.nl 6 In reason's earth And utter forth an For ever singing a 123
The hand that makes
And be the grateful homage paid, 9 Thy bounteous hand with worldly With morning light and ev'ning shade. Has made my cup run o'er; [bliss 6 Here in thy house let incense rise,
And in a kind and faithful friend
Has doubled all my store.
Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
That tastes those gifts with joy.
Aud feed me with a shepherd's care; Thy goodness I'il pursue;
12_When nature fails, and day and And all my midnight hours defend.
Divide thy works no more, (night
13 Through all eternity, to thee
A joyful song I'll raise;
To utter all thy praise.
HYMN 11. (III. 1.)
Psalm xxxi. 15.
?" My times are in thy hand." For thou, O Lord, art with me still:
OY'REIGN Ruler of the skies 'Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, And guide me through the dreadful All our times are in thy hand,
Ever gracious, ever wise,
All events at thy command.
All our ways shall ever be
Order'd by his wise decree.
3 Times of sickness, times of health, ! O how shall words, with equal
Blighting want, and cheerful wealth,
Come, and end, as God ordains.
4 May we always own thy hand, 3 Thy providence'my life sustain'd, Still to thee surrender'd stand, And all my wants redrest,
Know that thou art God alone,
We and ours are all thy own!
HYMN 12. (C. M.)
J His wonders to perform;
way E'er vet my feeble thoughts had learnt He plants his footsteps in the sea, To form themselves in prayer.
And rides upon the storm.
With never failing skill,
From whom those comforts flow'd. And works his gracious will.
The clouds ye so much dread Tbine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe, Are big with inerey, and shall break And led me up to man.
In blessings on your head.
It gently clear'd my way; (deaths, But trust him for his grace;
More to be feard than they.' (vice, He hides a smiling face.
With health renew'd my face; thou Unfolding every hour :
While in thy tempie 73
No more the face o
But sweet will be the flow'r.
5 Seasons, and murders
and days Demand successine espa