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BV 370 .W5 1853

NOTICE.

THE Compiler of this Collection of Hymns does not feel it necessary to make any apology for adding to the number of Hymnals already in existence. At present, (and for every reason we ought to be thankful that it is so,) none can claim the slightest degree of authority, and it is clearly competent to any individual to do what he can in furtherance of the revival of more correct Hymnology.

The Hymns have been drawn from various sources, and the Compiler has not hesitated to follow in the steps of many of his predecessors, and incorporate a portion of one translation with another, in order to reflect more exactly the meaning of the original.

INTROITS.

ADVENT.

Isaiah xlv. 8. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation.

Psalm xix. 1. The heavens declare the glory of GOD: and the firmament showeth His handy work.

Glory be to the FATHER, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

CHRISTMAS.
At the first celebration on Christmas Day.
“ Ye faithful, approach ye,” &c.

Hymn 18. Page 10.
At the later celebration on Christmas Day, and

till Septuagesima.

Isaiah ix. 6. Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder : and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting FATHER, the Prince of Peace.

Psalm xcviii. 1. O sing unto the LORD a new song : for He hath done marvellous things.

Glory be to the FATHER, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

THE EPIPHANY. . Behold the LORD, the Ruler is come; and dominion, power, and empire are in His hand.

Psalm lxxii. 1.
Give the king Thy judgments, O GOD : and
Thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Glory be to the FATHER, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

FROM SEPTUAGESIMA TO PASSION SUNDAY.

Psalm xviii. 3-6. The sorrows of death compassed me : and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid.

The pains of hell came about me : the snares of death overtook me.

In my trouble I will call upon the LORD : and complain unto my God.

So shall He hear my voice out of His holy temple : and my complaint shall come before Him, it shall enter even into His ears.

Psalm xviii. 1. I will love Thee, O LORD, my strength ; the LORD is my stony rock, and my defence : my SAVIOUR, my God, and my might, in Whom I will trust, my buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.

Glory be to the FATHER, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

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FROM PASSION SUNDAY TO EASTER. A

Phil. ii. 8, 9. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross. Wherefore God hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name.

Psalm lxxxix. 1. My song shall be always of the loving-kindness of the LORD : with my mouth will I ever be showing Thy truth from one generation to another.

EASTER DAY.

At the first celebration. “ JESUS CHRIST is risen to-day, Alleluia," &c.

Hymn 68. Page 50.
At the later celebration.

Psalm cxxxix. 18, 4, 5.
I wake up and am present with Thee. Alleluia.
Thou hast laid Thine hand upon me. Alleluia.

Thy knowledge is become wonderful. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Psalm cxxxix. 1. O LORD, Thou hast searched me out, and known me : Thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising

Glory be to the FATHER, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK.

Exodus xiii. 5, 8. The Lord hath brought thee into the land flowing with milk and honey. Alleluia.

That the LORD's law may be in thy mouth. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Psalm cv. 1.
O give thanks unto the LORD, and call upon His
Name : tell the people what things He hath done.

Glory be to the FATHER, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

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