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Metre. Explanation, Tune. Hymns. | Metre. Explanation. Tune. Hymns. 87.88. 87.87, 88.77. Gethsemane, 465..670
Fulham, 584, 6:23 87.887. 87.87.887. Luther's, 301, 6 p. 578
126.96.36.199. Llandaff, 546. 3 p. 553 8.7.6. 86.7 6.7 8.76. Passover, 530.. 7 p. 7.8.7. 77.87.7 7.87. East Grinstead, 24 .. 578
614 8.7.48. 87.87.47. Calvary, 297..65, 71, 7.8. 188.8.131.52. Worthing, 553.. 4 p. 108, 115, 11 p. 116,
562 4 p. 129, 132, 3 p. 7.7.4. 77.77.47 Berners St.571,3p-571 177,3 p. 294, Ip. 7.6.4 lines. 76.76. Grange Road, 201..2 318, 365, 368, 2 p.
p. 550 373, 389, 1 p. 427, 7.6. with a Coda
Spanish Chant ..626 428, 2 p. 451, 6 p. 7.6. 8 lives.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6. Deptford, 124.. 7 p. 515, 4 p. 535, 1 p.
115 541, 8 p. 566, 1 p. 7.6. D. peculiar.
Greenland .. 6 p. 418, 567,3 p. 570, 3 p.
5 p. 522, 3 p. 569, 3. 571, 1 p. 575, 1 p.
p. 582, 5 p. 585 576, 2 p. 576, lp. 7.6. D. very peculiar
- 1148 577, 2 p. 583, 595, 7.6.7. 76.7 6.77.7 6. Amsterdam, 136.. 301 596, 605, 651, 656
673, 675 87.47. 184.108.40.206. 77. Olney, 575.... 589, 607 7. 6. 77. 76.76.77. Requiem, 559.. 2. 86.88. 86.86.8 8. Weston Favel, 21 ...
563, 1169 91, 2 p. 305, 5 p. 7.6.8. 76.76.78. 76. Clark's, 131.. 186,2 545, 6 p. 545
313 8.6. 8. 86.88.6. Lincoln, 565....3 p.76,88. 76.7 6.88.77
- 1159 584, 5 p. 553
6 8.7 4. 66.86.47 Egypt, 351..3 p. 306 8 6.88. 86.86.8 8.8 6. Grandeur, 579.. 677 6.8. 4. 668 4.6684. Leoni, 90.. 66, 655 8. 6. 5. 3 6.55 8.
Percy Chapel, 576.. 6.7.6. 66.66.7 6.7 6. Solemnity, 541..3 F 601
579 8.3 6. 3. 33. 6. Havant, 227,2 p. 496
66.77.77. Old Weston, 580 ... 8.4. 84.84.88 84. -1151, 1154
664 83.83. 83.888.3.
68. 220.127.116.11. New Manchester, 578 78. 4 lines. 77.7 7. Cookham, 27..1 p.10,
..610 69, 130, 6 p. 135, 6.6.5. 65.6 5.66.5 6
- 1162 141, 142, 174, 183, 6.6. 4. 664.6 66 4. Bermondsey,52..357, 237, 240, 250, 270, 1
643, 672 p. 296,312, 1 p. 346, 6.4. 66 4.6 6 4.
Trinity, 1155 347, 353, 354, 363, 2 6. 5.6. 65.6 5.55.66. Horsington, 219,654 p. 377, 394, 2 p.411, | 6. 5.4. 18.104.22.168 I p. 512, 3 p. 513, 2 6. 5. 66. 65.65.6 665
- 1173 p. 515,9 p. 515, 9p. 6.4.6. 6 4.6 4.66.64.
- 1149 542, 1 p. 545, 9 p. 64. 46. 22.214.171.124.64.64. –
1 150 553, 7 p. 581, 3 p. 6.5. 10. 65, 10.6 5.10. Alma, 345..9 p. 564 587, 019, 665
5, 6. 11. 56. 11.56.11. Bourton, 50.. 62, 107 78. 6 lines. 77. 77. 77. Rest, 183..16, 76, 94, 56.89. 56. 8. 56.9. Edinburgh, 581 .. 624
5 p. 114,6 p. 115, 8 55.11. 555.11.555.11. Pilgrimage, 536.. 4p.
618, 666, 667, 668 | ruses, &c.
The Numbers that follow the names p. 306, 5 p. 420, 5 of the Tunes in the above Index, and affixed to p. 440,6 p. 410, the Hymns in this Volume, refer to the Compres 2 p. 500, 4 p. 505, 1 hensive Tune Book, thus,5 p. 524, 5-7 p. 561,
Hymn 199- Doversdale, 430. 4 p. 587, 612, 674, | That is, Túne 430, in the Comprehensive Tune
mensive anne this volume,
676 587, 613, 5
SELECTION OF HYMNS.
LHOU art. In iv. 24
L. M. Paul's, 246. Fawcett, 184.
Th: spirituality of God. 1 L.M. Addison's, Tune 1.
John iv. 24. NEEDHAM. A song of praise, STENNETT.
IMHOU art, O God! a Spirit pure, irro God, the universal King,
1 Invisible to mortal eyes; I Let ali mankind their tribute bring;l Th' immortal and th' eternal King, All that have breath, your voices raise, The great, the good, the only wise. In songs of never-ceasing praise.
2 Whilst nature changes, and her works 2 The spacious earth on which we tread, Corrupt, decay, dissolve, and die, And wider heavens stretch'd o'er our Thy essence pure no change shall see, head,
Secure of immortality.
3 Thou great Invisible! what hand
Can draw thy image spotless fair? 3 Here the bright sun, that rules the day,
e the bright sun, that rules the day, To what in heaven, to what on earth, As through the sky he makes his way, Can men th' immortal King compare? To all the world proclaims aloud
4 Let stupid heathens frame their gods The boundless sovereignty of God.
Of gold and silver, wood and stone, 4 When from his courts the sun retires, Ours is the God that made the heavens; And with the day his voice expires,
Jehovah he, and God alone.
More shall this please than sacrifice, The harmonious music of the spheres ;
Than outward forms delight him more. And all her tribes the notes repeat,
That God is wise, and good, and great. | 4 L.M. Angel's Hymn, 60. Gould's, 272. 6 But man, endow'd with nobler powers,
Eternity of God. Ps. xc. STEELE. His God in nobler strains adores :
11 LORD, thou hast been thy children's His is the gift to know the song,
1 God, As well as sing with tuneful tongue.
All-powerful, wise, and good, and just,
In every age their safe abode,
Their hope, their refuge, and their trust.
2 Before thy word gave nature birth, INTERNAL God! Almighty cause
Or spread the starry heavens abroad,
Or form'd the varied face of earth, V Of earth, and seas, and worlds un
From everlasting thou art God. All things are subject to thy laws,
3 Great Father of eternity, | All things depend on thee alone.
How short are ages in thy sight!
A thousand years, how swift they fly, 2 Thy glorious Being singly stands,
Like one short siient watch of night! Of all within itself possest,
4 Uncertain life, how soon it flies! Controll'd by none are thy commands
Dream of an hour, how short our bloom; Thou from thyself alone art blest.
Like spring's gay verdure now we rise, 3 To thee alone ourselves we owe;
Cut down ere night to fill the tomb. Let heaven and earth due homage pay ; 5 Teach us to count our short'ning days, All other gods we disavow,
And, with true diligence, apply Deny their claims, renounce their sway. Our hearts te wisdom's sacred ways, Spread thy great name through hea. |
That we may learn to live and die. then lands;
6 O make our sacred pleasures rise Their idol deities dethrone;
In sweet proportion to our pains, Reduce the world to thy command; Till e'en the sad remembrance dies,
of known ibject thee alone
7 Let thy almighty work appear
6 In vain our haughty reason swells, With power and evidence divine;
For nothing 's found in thee And may the bliss thy servants share But boundless inconceivables, Continued to their children shine.
And vast eternity. 8 Thy glorious image, fair imprest,
L. M. Wareham, 117. Broadway, 381. Let all our hearts and lives declare;
The omnipotence of God. Beneath thy kind protection blest,
Ps. CXXXV. MERRICK. May all our labours own thy care!
|1 VE servants of your God, his fame
1 In songs of highest praise proclaim: 5 L.M. Angel's Hy. 60. Melcombe, 325.
| Ye who, on his commands intent, Immutability of God.
The courts of Israel's Lord frequent. Ps.cii. 25–28. DODDRIDGE. 2 Him praise-the everlasting King,
And mercy's unexhausted spring: I CREAT Former of this various frame, Haste, to his uaine your voices rear;
Our souls adore thine awful name! What name like his the heart can cheer? And bow and tremble while they praise The Ancient of eternal days.
3 Thy greatness, Lord, my thoughts attest,
With awful gratitude imprest, 2 Thou, Lord, with unsurprised survey, Nor know, among the seats divine, Saw'st nature rising yesterday;
A power that shall cuntend with thine: And, as to-morrow, shall thine eye
4 O thou, whose all-disposing sway See earth and stars in ruin lie.
The heavens, the earth, and seas obey : 3 Beyond an angel's vision bright,
Whose might through all extent extends, Thou dwell'st in self-existent light;
Sinks through all depth, all height tranWhich shines with undiminish'd ray,
scends; While suns and worlds in smoke decay.
5 From earth's low margin to the skies, 4 Our days a transient period run,
Now, bids the pregnant vapour rise ; And change with every circling sun ; The lightning's pallid sheet expands; And, in the firmest state we boast,
And glads with showers the furrow'd A moth can crush us into dust.
lands: 5 But let the creatures fall around; 6 Now, from thy storehouse, built on high,
Let death consign us to the ground; Permits the imprison'd winds to fly, Let the last general filame arise,
And, guided by thy will, to sweep And melt the arches of the skies;
The surface of the foaming deep : 6 Calm as the summer's ocean, we 17 Him praise--the everlasting King Can all the wreck of nature see;
And mercy's unexhausted spring : While grace secures us an abode,
Haste, to his name your voices rea?: Unshaken as the throne of God.
What name like his the heart can cheer
PART I. C. M. Charmouth. 28. M. Bedford, 91. Abridge, 201.
The omnipresence and omniscience The Infinite. WATTS.
of God, Ps. cxxxix. HY names, how infinite they be! IT ORD! thou with an unerring bears 1 Great Everlasting One!
Surveyest all my powers : Boundless thy might and majesty,
My rising steps are watch'd by thee; And unconfined thy throne.
By thee my resting hours. 2 Thy glories shine of wondrous size, | 2 My thoughts, scarce struggling into birth And wondrous large thy grace;
Great God, are known to thee: Immortal day breaks from thine eyes, Abroad, at home, still I 'm inclosed And Gabriel veils his face.
With thine immensity. 3 Thine Essence is a vast abyss
3 To thee, the labyrinths of life Which angels cannot sound,
In open view appear; An ocean of infinities
Nor steals a whisper from my lips Where all our thoughts are drown'd. Without thy listening ear. 4 The mysteries of creation lie
14 Behind I glance, and thou art there; Beneath enlighten'd minds;
Before me, shines thy name; Thoughts can ascend above the sky, And 't is thy strong Almighty hand And fly before the winds;
Sustains my tender frame. 5 Reason may grasp the massy hills, 5 Such knowledge mocks the vain essay And stretch from pole to pole;
Of my astonish'd mind;
Nor can my reason's soaring eye
Its towering summ't find.
Blohmore th Would ontold around
The majest, eternal Kin
14 His providence unfolds the book, 6 Where from thy Spirit shall I stretch
And makes his councils shine; The pinions of my flight,
Each opening leaf, and every stroke, Or where, through nature's spacious
Fulfils some deep design. Shall I elude thy sight? (range, 5 Here, he exalts neglected worms 7 Scaled I the skies, the blaze divine
To sceptres and a crown: Would overwhelm my soul :
And there, the following page he turns, Plunged I to hell, there should I hear
And treads the monarch down. Thine awful thunders roll.
6 Not Gabriel asks the reason why; 8 If on a morning's darting ray
Nor God the reason gives; With matchless speed I rode,
Nor dares the favourite angel pry And flew to the wild lonely shore,
Between the folded leaves. That bounds the ocean's flood,
7 My God, I would not long to sce 9 Thither thine hand, all-present God!
My fate with curious eyes, Must guide the wondrous way,
What gloomy lines are writ for me, And thine omnipotence support
Or what bright scenes may rise ; The fabric of my clay.
8 In thy fair book of life and grace, 10 Should I involve myself around
O may I find my name, With clouds of tenfold night,
Recorded in some humble place, The clouds would shine like blazing noon
Beneath my Lord the Lamb! Before thy piercing sight.
10 Part I. 7's. Alcester, 213. 11 The beams of noon, the midnight hour,
The majesty of God. B. FRANCIS, Are both alike to thee:
CLORY to th' eternal King,
U Clad in majesty supreme!
Let all heaven his praises sing, PART II. C. M. Malvern, 404.
Let all worlds his power proclaim. The power of God. H. K. WHITE. 2 Through eternity he reigns, ITHE Lord our God is full of might,
In unbounded realms of light: 1 The winds obey his will;
He the universe sustains He speaks, and in his heavenly height
As an atom in his sight. The rolling sun stands 'still.
3 Suns on suns, through boundless space, 2 Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land
With their systems move or stard ; With threatening aspect roar!
Or, to occupy their place, The Lord uplifts his awful hand,
New orbs rise at his command. And chains you to the shore.
4 Kingdoms flourish, empires fall, 3 (Howl, winds of night, your force com
Nations live, and nations die, Without his high behest, [bine!
All forms nothing, nothing allYe shall not in the mountain-pine
At the movement of his eye. Disturb the sparrow's nest.)
50 let my transported soul 4 His voice sublime is heard afar,
Ever on his glories gaze!, In distant peals it dies;
Ever yield to his control, He yokes the whirlwind to his car,
Ever sound his lofty praise ! And sweeps the howling skies.
PART II. C.M. Hammond, 226. 5 Ye nations bend-in reverence bend;
The majesty of God. STERNHOLD. Ye monarchs, wait his nod; And bid the choral song ascend,
1 THE Lord descended from above, To celebrate your God.
1 And bow'd the hcavens most high ;
And underneath his feet he cast C.M. Abridge, 201. Trinity, 181.
The darkness of the sky.
Full royally he rode;
And on the wings of mighty winds
3 He sat serene upon the floods,
And He, as sovereign Lord and King, He sits on no precarious throne,
For evermore shall reign. Nor borrows leave to be.
L.M. Ulverston, 179. Islington, 40. 3 Chain'd to his throne, a volume lies, With all the fates of men,
The wisdom of God. BEDDOME. With every angel's form and size,
VAIT, O my soul, thy Maker's will;
For he is songs of approach your
Nor let a murmuring thought arlse! 5 In all thy doctrines and commands, His ways are just, his counsels wise.
Thy counsels and designs
In every work thy hands have framed, 2 He in the thickest darkness dwells,
Thy Love supremely shines.
Through earth and heaven above
The joyful and transporting news, 3 In heaven, and earth, and air, and seas, That God the Lord is Love.
He executes his firm decrees ;
L.M. Derby, 169. Portugal, 97. That what he does is ever best.
Loving-kindness of God. MEDLEY, 4 Wait then, my soul, subinissive wait,
WAKE, my soul, in joyful lays, Prostrate before his awful seat;
And sing thy great Redeemer's And, 'midst the terrors of his rod,
praise : Trust in a wise and gracious God.
He justly claims a song from me,
His loving-kindness, O how free!
| 2 He saw me ruin'd in the fall,
He saved me from my lost estate, 1 With songs of sacred praise,
His loving-kindness, o how great! For he is good, immensely good,
3 Though numerous hosts of mighty foes, And kind are all his ways.
Though earth and hell my way oppost,
He safely leads my soul along, 2 All nature owns his guardian care, In him we live and move;
His loving-kindness, O how strong! But nobler benefits declare
4 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud, The wonders of his love.
Has gather'd thick and thunder'd loud
He near my soul has always stood, 3 He gave his Son, his only Son,
His loving-kindness, O how good. To ransom rebel worms; 'Tis here he makes his goodness known
5 Often I feel my sinful heart In its diviner foams.
Prone from my Jesus to depart;
But though I have him oft forgot, 4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come; His loving-kindness changes not. 'T is here our hope relies ;
6 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale, A safe defence, a peaceful home,
Soon all my mortal powers must fail; When storms of trouble rise.
may my last expiring breath 5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard, His loving-kindness sing in death! The souls who trust in thee;
7 Then let me mount and soar away Their humble hope thou wilt reward
To the bright world of endless day: With bliss divinely free.
And sing, with rapture and surprise, 6 Great God, to thy almighty love,
His loving-kindness in the skies. What honours shall we raise ?
C. M. Michael's, 119. Piet: , 513. Not all the raptured songs above Can render equal praise.
Divine condescension. WATTS.
1 W HEN the Eternal bows the skies PART II. C. M. Staughton, 264.
To visit earthly things,
With scorn divine he turns his eyes
From towers of haughty kings. 1 A MID the splendours of thy state,
2 He bids his awful chariot roll A My God, thy Love appears,
Far downward from the skies,
To visit every humble soul,
With pleasure in his eyes. 2 Nature, through all her ample round,
| 3 Why should the Lord that reigns above Thy boundless Power proclaims,
Disdain so lofty kings? And, in melodious accents, speaks
Say, Lord, and why such looks of love The Goodness of thy names.
Upon such worthless things? 3 Thy justice, holiness, and truth,
4 Mortals, be dumb ; what creature dare Our solemn awe excite;
Dispute his awful will ?
But tremble and be still.
All sovereign and all free; But Sion sings, in melting notes,
Great God, how searchless are thy ways The honours of the Lamb.
How deep thy judgments be!