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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,

Phila. Feb. 23, 1833.



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I THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. 6 Divine instructer, gracious Lord,
HYMN 1. (C. M.)

Be thou for ever near;
(REATGod! with wonder

and with Teach me to love thy sacred word, On all thy works I look ; [praise

And view my Saviour there.
But still thy wisdom, pow'r, and grace,
Shine brightest in thy book.


HYMN 3. 2 The stars, that in their courses roll,

(C. M.)
Have much instruction giv'n;

YREAT first of beings! mighty Lord
But thy good word informs my soul
How I may soar to heav'n.

Produc'd by thy creating word,

The world from nothing came.
3 The fields provide me food, and show
The goodness of the Lord;

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
I Lord, make me understand thy law,

And day succeeds the night.
Show what my faults have been ;

4 For this the sun disperses heat And from thy gospel let me draw

And beams of cheering day;
Pardon for all my sin..

And distant stars, in order set,
1 Here would I learn how Christ has

By night thy pow'r display.
To save my soul from hell; [died 5 Forthis-the earth its produce yields,
Hot all the books on earth beside

For this the waters How,
Such heav'nly wonders tell.

And blooming plants adorn the fields,
Then let me love my Bible more, And trees aspiring grow.
And take a fresh delight,

6 Inspir'd with praise, our minds day to read these wonders o'er,

This wise and noble end-
And meditate by night.

sue That all we think, and all we do, HYMN 2. (C. M.)

Shall to thine honour tend.
ATHER of mercies, in thy word


(C. M.)
What endless glory shines!

Genesis i
Por ever be thy name ador'd,
For these celestial lines.

Proclaim'd th' Eternal Lord :
Here may the wretched sons of want The heav'n arose, the earth appear'd,
Exhaustless riches find;

At his creating word.
iches above what earth can grant, 2 But formless was the earth, and void
And lasting as the mind.

Dark, sluggish, and confus'd;
I Here the fair tree of knowledge Till o'er the mass the Spirit mov'd,
And yields a free repast; [grows,

And quick’ning pow'r diffus'd.
Sublinier sweets than nature knows 3 Then spake the Lord Omnipotent
Invite the longing taste.

The mandate, ** Be there light ;" Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Light darted forth in vivid rays,
Spreads heav'nly peace around;

Aud scatter'd ancient night.
And life and everlasting joys 4 The glorious firmament he spread,
Attend the blissful sound.

To part the earth and sky;
5 O may these heav'nly pages be

And fix'd the upper elements
My ever dear delight;

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:


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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;
Two greater orbs of light; (plac'd He spake the word, and ye were made,

Darkness and dismal chaos fled.
The radiant sur to rule the day,
The moon lo rule the night.

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

(L. M.)

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."
And in the deeps below.
4 Let man, by nobler passions sway'd, III. PROVIDENCE.
The feeling heart, the judging head,

HYMN 8. (L. M.)
His tremendous Name around, EWell may thy praise

our lips er

While heav'n's broad arch'rings back
The gen'ral burst of joy. (the sound, while in thy iemple we appear, (ploy

To hail thee sov'reign of the year.
HYMN 6. (II. 1.)

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
Psalm cxlviii.
Praise from the Elements and Worlds. The sun is taught by thee to rise,

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.
Ye scenes divinely fair, (reigns,
Your Maker's wondrous pow'r pro-

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:

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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
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes,

Has doubled all my store.
Till to those lofty heights we soar 10 Ten thousand thousand precious
Where days and years revolve no more. My daily thanks employ; [gifts
HYMN 9. (II. 3.)

Nor is the least a cheerful heart,
Psalm xxiii.

That tastes those gifts with joy.
THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, 11 Through every period of my life

Aud feed me with a shepherd's care; Thy goodness I'il pursue;
His presence shall my wants supply, And after death, in distant worlds,
And guard me with a watchful eye; The glorious theme renew.
My noon-day walks he shall attend,

12_When nature fails, and day and And all my midnight hours defend.

Divide thy works no more, (night
2 Whert in the sultry glebe I faint, My ever grateful heart, O Lord,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant, Thy mercy shall adore.
To fertile vales and dewy meads

13 Through all eternity, to thee
My weary wand'ring steps he leads, .
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, But oh! eternity's too short

A joyful song I'll raise;
Amid the verdant landscape flow.

To utter all thy praise.
3 Though in the paths of death I tread,

HYMN 11. (III. 1.)
With gloomy horrors overspread,

Psalm xxxi. 15.
"Vy steadfast heart shall fear no ill,

?" 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.
HYMN 10. (C. M.)
WHEN all thy mercies, O my God, ile tehtuhat formd us in the womb,

All our ways shall ever be
Transported with the view, I'm lost
In wonder, love, and praise!

Order'd by his wise decree.

3 Times of sickness, times of health, ! O how shall words, with equal

Blighting want, and cheerful wealth,
The gratitude declare, (warmth, All our pleasures, all our pains,
!That glows within my ravish'd heart!

Come, and end, as God ordains.
But thou canst read it there.

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,
When in the silent womb I lay,

We and ours are all thy own!
And hung upon the breast.

HYMN 12. (C. M.)
4 To all my weak complaints and cries
Thy mercy Jent'an ear,

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.
5 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul 2 Deep in unfathomable mines,
Thy tender care bestow'd,

With never failing skill,
Before my infant heart conceiv'd He treasures up his bright designs,

From whom those comforts flow'd. And works his gracious will.
6 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth, 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
With heedless steps I ran,

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.
✓ Through hidden dangers, toils, and 4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense.

It gently clear'd my way; (deaths, But trust him for his grace;
And through the pleasing snares of Behind a frowning providence

More to be feard than they.' (vice, He hides a smiling face.
8 When worn with sickness, oft hast 5 His purposes will 'ripen fast,

With health renew'd my face; thou Unfolding every hour :
And, when in sins and sorrows sunk, The bud may have a bitter taste,
Reviv'd my soul witb grace.

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