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THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCH

OF THE

UNITED BRETHREN,

OR

UNITAS FRATRUM.

A NEW AND REVISED EDITION.

Come before his presence with singing.-PSALM C. 2.
I will sing of thy power; yea I will sing aloud of thy mercy. PSALM lix. 16.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom; teaching and admonish-

ing one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in

your hearts to the Lord.-COL. iii. 16.
I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. COR.

xiv. 15.

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PRE FACE.

'This volume consists of two parts, the LITURGY and the Hymnsfor the use of the PROTESTANT CHURCH of the UNITED or MORAVIAN BRETHREN.

The former has been slightly modified, in conformity with the sanction, granted by the General Synod, held at Herrnhut, in the

year 1848.

The collection of Hymns consists partly of translations from the German, (marked by an asterisk,) and partly of original compositions.

In presenting to our American Congregations this revised Edition, we acknowledge our indebtedness to the improved and enlarged collection of Hymns, published in 1849 by our Brethren in England, wherein they were aided by the valuable services of Brother James MONTGOMERY, to whom his brethren are thus under lasting obligations.

By the omission of hymns of inferior merit, or but seldom used on account of their tunes, the size and cost of the present volume have been reduced; while, at the same time, a selection of new hymns has been added from the above edition, published in London..

The former numbers of the hymns, retained from the late Ameri. can edition, are re-inserted in brackets.

The numbers of the tunes correspond with those of the Tune Book, published by Brother Peter Wolle, for the use of our Church in this country.

Some of the hymns, in the present odition, have been adapted to more familiar tunes.

From the Preface to the London Edition of 1849, we bubjoin, in substance, the following remarks. It is hoped, that the introduction of new hymns in the ordinary metres, however excellent and welladapted for public worship, may not tend to bring into disuse the more characteristic psalmody of our own Church, with its noble melodies.

The nature of our services warrants the use of a great variety of metre; and the decline among us of the ability or the inclination, ta

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turn this variety to proper account, would be greatly deplored. Every effort should be made to prevent it, or to stay its progress, by teaching our children and young people to sing our tunes, and by using, on all suitable occasions, the hymns and melodies referred to. This may be done, especially in the liturgical services, peculiar to the Brethren's Unity, in which,-in conformity with the precept of the apostle (Col. 3, 16,) we endeavour to render this beautiful portion of divine worship a vehicle, not only of praise and prayer, but also of mutual instruction, comfort and edification

May all who use these Hymns, experience at all times the happy effects of compliance with the apostolic injunction, (Eph. 5, 18. 19, “Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Yea, may they anticipate, while here below, though in an humble and imperfect strain, the song of the blessed above, who, being redeemed out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, and having washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb, are standing before the throne, and singing in perfect harmony with the myriads of angels that surround it: (Rev.5, 9 to 12; and 7,9 to 14.) “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing, for ever and ever. Amen."

PACE.

Ts DEUM LAUDAMUS

THE LITURGY.

CHURCH LITANY

Doxology

Easter Morning Litany

Litanies at Baptism-Children, No. 1

Children, No. 2

Adults

Adults from the Heathen

Confirmation

The Holy Communion

Ordinations.

Doxologies at Ordinations.

Matrimony

Litanies at Burials, No. 1

No. 2

SUBJECTS OF THE LIYMNS.

I.

The Word of God

II.

The Fall and Redemption of Man

III,

The Incarnation and Birth of Jesus Christ

IV.

The name of Jesus, and his Walk on Earth

V.

The Sufferings and Death of Jesus Christ

VI.

The Resurrection of Christ from the Grave

VII.

The Ascension of Christ

VIII. God, as Creator and Preserver of the World

IX.

The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

X.

Our Heavenly Father

XI.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God

XIE

The Holy Ghost, his Gifts and Operations

XIII.

God's Call of Grace to the Unconverted

XIV.

Repentance unto Life

XV.

Faith

XVI.

The Forgiveness of Sins

XVII. The Surrender

of the IIeart to Jesus

XVIII. . Communion with Christ

XIX.

Happiness of the Children of God

XX.

Gratitude for our Salvation

XXI.

The Love of Jesus

XXII.

Love to Jesus

XXIII. Brotherly Love, and Union of Spirit

XXIV. Following Jesus, and Bearing his Reproach

XXV. Self-knowledge, and Sighing for Grace

XXVI. Sanctification

XXVII. Humility, Simplicity, and Growth in Grace

XXVIII. Patience, and Confidence in God

XXIX. Praise and Thanksgiving

XXX. Prayer and Supplication

XXXI. Public Worship, and the Lord's Day,

XXXII. The Christian Church

XXXIIL For Festal Occasions

XXXIV. The Servants of Christ

XXXV. The Spread of the Gospel

XXXVI. Holy Baptism

XXXVII. The Holy Communion

XXXVIII. Hymns for different Ages and Stations in Life

XXXIX. Hymns for Various Occasions

XL.

Death and the Resurrection

XLI.

The Last Judgment

XLII. The Church Triumphant

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