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PREFACE.

THE Hymn-Book printed in the year 1801, for the use of the PROTESTANT Church of the UNITED BRETHREN being out of print, a new edition is now published.

As this hymn-book is also intended for the use of our missions in the English dominions abroad, where holy baptism is frequently administered to adults; and as the same is at times administered here, we have added a few hymns, that may be suitably used on such occasions. '

The hymns translated from the German are distinguished by an asterisk [*]; those not marked in this manner, are English compositions.

In order to find any single verse, the INDEX does not contain the first line of each Hymn only, but of each VERSE in this collection. The lines which begin a hymn are also marked in the index with an asterisk (*).

The numbers of the tunes, placed over the hymns, have a reference to the second index, which points out the tunes for the hymns that occur in this book.

May all, who use these hymns, delight in and experience at all times the blessed effects of the apostle Paul's advice, (EPHESIANS v. 18, 19.) “ Be filled with the

OF THE

CHURCH OF THE UNITED BRETHREN.

THE CHURCH LITANY.

LORD,

Have mercy upon us!
Christ,

Have mercy upon us!
Lord,

Have mercy upon us ! .
Christ,

Hear us!
Lord God, our Father, which art in heaven!

Hallowed be thy name ; thy kingdom come ; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven ; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen! Lord God, Son, thou Saviour of the world!

Be gracious unto us! Lord God, Holy Ghost !

Abide with us for ever!

Cong. Most Holy, Blessed Trinity!

We praise Thee to eternity. :/4: :11:
Thou Slaughter'd Lamb, our God and Lord!
To needy pray’rs thine ear afford,

And on us all have mercy!

From coldness to thy merits and death,
From error and misunderstanding,
From the loss of our glory in thee,
From the unhappy desire of becoming great,
From self-complacency,
From untimely projects,
From needless perplexity,
From the murdering spirit and devices of Satan,
From the influence of the spirit of this world,
From hypocrisy and fanaticism,
From the deceitfulness of sin,
From all sin,

Preserve us, gracious Lord and God!
By all the merits of thy life,
By thy human birth and circumcision,
By thy obedience, diligence, and faithfulness,
By thy humility, meekness, and patience,
By thy extreme poverty,
By thy watching, fasting, and temptations,
By thy griefs and sorrows,
By thy prayers, and tears,
By thy having been despised and rejected,..

Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God! By thine agony and bloody sweat, By thy bonds and scourgings, By thy crown of thorns, By thy cross and passion, By thy sacred wounds and precious blood, By thy dying words, By thy atoning death,

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