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HYMNS

FOR

CHRISTIAN DEVOTION; ;

ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO

THE UNIVERSALIST DENOMINATION.

BY J. G. ADAMS AND E. H. CHAPIN.

BOSTON:
A B EL TOMPKINS.

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PREFACE.

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In presenting this work to the public, the compilers would say, that they do not intend it as a rival of any oiher Hymn Book already in existence ; but, if advancement in the light of other good works be allowable, as an improvement on them all. Although evidently designed in one sense for a denomination, they have also intended that it shall answer in some measure the demands of a liberal nd progressive Christianity -a Christianity, under whatever name or pretension found, that would diffuse Christ's spirit and do his works of truth and love among men.

We have sought to give variety in these Hymns; to have the number ample enough ; and while cautious in reference to their literary character, to seleci those of a devotional tendency, rather than those chiefly commendable for their poetical excellence. We have intended also to pay due respect to the old Hymns so justly familiar with those of every age among our worshippers, while we have not been unmindful of the new claimants of public favor.

It will be perceived that there is a greater variety of Hymns on several topics than in most other Hymn Books now in use among us; especially in reference to the philanthropic nature of our religion, and the peculiar indications of this nature in the present age. In the department of the book entitled “Triumph of Christianity,'' faithfulness in representing this great truth is designed. In all instances where the authorship of a hymn could be ascertained, it has been given. Of a few hymns, however, taken from a copy of the new Cambridge Unitarian Hymn Book, kindly handed us in sheets, it was not known whether they were original or not. They appear in this book, therefore, in company with quite a number of original ones, without any special mark thus to designate them.

To the friends who have so kindly aided us, by suggestions or contributions, we return our sincere thanks; and to the Christian public do we now humbly dedicate this work, invoking the blessing of God upon its use, and praying that it may be welcomed by many souls seeking the aids and blessings of Christian devotion.

J. G. ADAMS,
Boston, August 1, 1846.

E. H. CHAPIN.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by

ABEL TOMPKINS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

STEREOTYPED BY GEORGE A. CURTIS, BOSTON

INDEX OF FIRST LINES.

Above, below, where'er I gaze,
According to thy gracious word,
Affliction is a stormy deep,
Again our ears have heard the voice,
Again our earthly cares we leave,
Again the Lord of life and light,
A glance from heaven with sweet effect,
A glory gilds the sacred page, .
A holy air is breathing round,
Ah! wretched souls who strive in vain,
A King shall reign in righteousness,
All from the sun's uprise,
All hail the power of Jesus' name,
All hail, ye servants of the Lord,
All nature dies and lives again,
All nature feels attractive power,
All nature's works his praise declare,
All men are equal in their birth,
All powerful, self-existent God,
All ye nations, praise the Lord,
Almighty former of creation's plan,
Almighty God, in humble prayer, ·
Almighty God, thy wondrous works,
Almighty King, whose wondrous hand,
Alınighty Maker, Lord of all,
Almighty Lord, before thy throne,
Along my earthly way, .
Amazing, beauteous change,
Am I an Israelite indeed,
Am I a soldier of the cross, .
Amid surrounding gloom and waste,
Amidst a world of hopes and fears, .
And art thou with us, gracious Lord,
And can my heart aspire so high,
And is the gospel peace and love,
And is there, Lord, a rest,
And now, my soul, another year,
Angels ! roll the rock away,
Another day is past,
Another six days' work is done,
Approach not the altar with gloom in thy soul,
Approach, thou blessed of the Lord,
Around Bethesda's healing wave,
Arrayed in clouds of golden light,
As body when the soul has fied,
As bowed by sudden storms, the rose,
As earth's pageant passes by,
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, .
As in solemn congregation,
As o'er the past my memory strays,
A soldier's course, from battles won,
As showers on meadows newly mown,
As the evening shadows gather,
As the hart with eager looks,
As the sweet flower that scents the morn,
As twilight's grarlual veil is spread,
As when the deluge waves were gone,

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