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be a committee to select from the different collections now published, Hymns on a variety of subjects, to constitute the second Book of Hymns, to be added to those now in use in all future editions of our Psalm and Hymn Book, and that said committee report such selection to the next General Synod for their approbation.
Session, JUNE 1831.
The committee appointed by the last General Synod, reported a selection of Hymns. Whereupon the following resolutions were adopted.
1. Resolved, That the said additional hymns reported by the Committee appointed by the General Synod in 1830, be accepted, ordered to be published as a second book of Hymns, and authorized to be used by the churches in the same manner as the Psalms and Hymns now in use.
2. Resolved, That all future editions of the Psalm Book shall contain the Additional Hymns, together with the Canons of the church, as soon as the Board of Direction of the corporation shall be able to make the necessary arrangements with the Publisher.
3. Resolved, That a separate edition of the Additional Hymns be published.
4. Resolved, That the Board of Direction of the Corporation be directed to
take out separate Copy-Rights for each of the books, and authorize their pub. .
5..." ; and that they superintend the publication of the first edition of each ook.
The Subscriber has purchased from “The General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the United States,” the exclusive right for ten years, to publish “The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, selected at the request of the General Synod, by John H. Livingston, D.D. S.T.P.: to which are added, the Additional Hymns, and the Canons of the Synod of Dordrecht, with a new and copious index,” which will be furnished to Ministers, Booksellers, and others, on liberal terms.
WILLIAM A. MERCEIN.
PSALM 1. S. M. The way and end of the righteous and the wicked. 1 HE man is ever blest Who shuns the sinner's ways, \midst their councils never stands, Nor takes the scorner's place. 2. But makes the Law of God His study and delight, Throughout the labours of the day, And watches of the night.
3 He like a tree shall thrive, With waters near the root: ) resh as the leaf his name shall live; His works are heav'nly fruit. 4 Not so th’ ungodly race, They no such blessings find ; Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff Before the driving wind. * How will they bear to stand Before that judgment-seat, Whore all the saints at Christ's right hand In full assembly meet !
6 He knows, and he approves The way the righteous go : But sinners and their works shall meet A dreadful overthrow. PSALM 2. First Part. L. M. God the Father vindicates his Messiah. 1 HY did the heathen madly rage, And why the Jews conspire in vain? Why kings and rulers all engage, T'oppose Messiah's gracious reign 1 2 “Come, let us break his bands, "they say, “We’ll ne'er be govern'd by his laws:” And thus they cast his yoke away, And nail’d Messiah to the cross. 3 But God the Father, from his throne, Laughs at their pride, their rage controuls; Heji vex their hearts with pains unknown, And speak in thunder to their souls. 4 “I’ll vindicate the King I made, “On Zion's everlasting hill; 1
“My hand shall bring him from the dead,
PSALM 2. Third Part. L. M.
&g OW,” saith the Spirit of the Lord, To those who sit on earthly thrones; “Rejoice with trembling at his word, “And at his feet submit your crowns. “With faith and love address the Son, “Lest he grow angry, and ye die; “His wrath will burn to worlds unknown, “If ye provoke his jealousy. “His frowns shall drive you quick to hell, “For he is God, and yebut dust; “Happy the souls that know him well, &g Žiš make his grace their only trust.” PSALM 3. First Part. L. M. A Morning Psalm. O LORD, how many are my foes, In this weak state of flesh and blood t My peace they daily discompose, But my defence .#: is God. Tir'd with the burdens of thc day, T. thee I rais'd an evening cry; 'shou heard'st when I began to pray, And thine almighty help was nigh 3 Supported by thy heav'nly aid, I laid me down and slept secure;
Not death should make my heart afraid,
4. But God sustain'd me all the night:
PSALM 3. Second Part. C. M.
1 Y God, the tempter would persuade, M There’s no . in to: And all my swelling sins appear Too big to be forgiv'n. 2 But thou, my righteousness and strength, Shalt on the tempter tread; Shalt silence all my threat'ning guilt, And raise my drooping head. 3 I cry’d, and from his holy hill e bow’d a list’ning ear; I call'd my Father, and my God, And he subdu'd my fear.
4 He shed soft slumbers on mine cyes,
PSALM 4. First Part. L. M. God the Saviour our confidence and portion.
1 O GOD of grace and righteousness,
Thou hast enlarg’d me in distress,
2 Ye sons of men, in vain ye try
3 Know that the Lord divides his saints From all the tribes of men beside:
He hears the cry of penitents, For the dear sake of Christ that died. 4. When our obedient hands have done A thousand works of righteousness, We put our trust in Christ alone, And glory in his pard’ning grace. 5 Let the unthinking many say, “Who will bestow some earthly good?” But, Lord, thy light and love we pray ; Our souls desire this heav'nly food. 6 Then shall my cheerful pow'rs rejoice At grace and favours so divine, Nor will I change my o choice, For all their corn, and a § wine.
PSALM 4. Second Part. C. M.
I ORD, thou wilt hear me when I pray; L I am forever thine; pray I fear before thee all the day, Nor would I dare to sin. 2 And while I rest my weary head, From cares and bus'ness free, 'Tis sweet conversing on my bed With my own heart and thee. 3 I pay this evening sacrifice; And when my work is done, Great God! my faith and hope relies Upon thy grace alone. 4 Thus, with my thoughts compos’d to peace, 'll give mine eyes to sleep; Thy hand in safety keeps my days, nd will my slumbers keep.
PSALM 5. C. M.
I Lo: in the morning thou shalt hear