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I DO HEREBY CERTIFY, that this edition of the Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States of America, set forth in General Conventions of said Church, in the years of our Lord 1789, 1808, and 1826, has been compared and corrected by the Standard Stereotype Edition, and is permitted to be published as a stereotype edition, duly compared and corrected by a suitable person, appointed for that purposco

.BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church

in the State of New York.

New-YORK, JUNE 1, 1832.


L THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. 6 Divine Instructer, gracious LORD,

Be thou for ever near ;
HYMN 1. C. M.

Teach me to love thy sacred word, 1 GREAT GOD! with wonder and with And view my Saviour there.

praise On all thy works I look ; But still thy wisdom, power, and grace,

II. CREATION. Shine brightest in thy book.

HYMN 3. C. M. 2 The stars, that in their courses roll, 1 GREAT first of beings! mighty LORD Have much instruction given ;

Of all this wondrous frame! But thy good word informs my soul Produced by thy creating word, How I may soar to heaven.

The world from nothing came. 3 The fields provide me food, and show,

2 Thy voice sent forth the high command The goodness of the LORD;

"T was instantly obey'd: But fruits of life and glory grow

And through thy goodness all things stand, In thy most holy word.

Which by thy power were made. 4 Here are my choicest treasures hid;

3 LORD! for thy glory shine the whole; Here my best comfort lies ;

They all reflect thy light: Here my desires are satisfied,

For this in course the planets roll, And here my hopes arise.

And day succeeds the night. 5 LORD, make me understand thy law,

4 For this the sun disperses heat Show what my faults have been,

And beams of cheering day; And from thy Gospel let me draw

And distant stars, in order set, Pardon for all my sin.

By night thy power display. 6 Here would I learn how CARIST has died 5 For this the earth its produce yields,

For this the waters flow;
To save my soul from hell;
Not all the books on earth beside,

And blooming plants adorn the fields,
Such hcavenly wonders tell.

And trees aspiring grow. 7 Then let me love my Bible more,

6 Inspired with praise, our minds pursue

This wise and noble endAnd take a fresh delight,

That all we think, and all we do, By day to read these wonders o'er,

Shall to thine honor tend.
And meditate by night.

HYMN 4. C. M.
HYMN 2. C.M.

Genesis i. 1 FATHER of mercies ! in thy word 1 LET heaven arise, let earth appear What endless glory shines !

Proclaim'd the Eternal LORD; For ever be thy name adored,

The heaven arose, the earth appear'd, For these celestial lines.

At his creating word. 2 Here may the wretched sons of want

2 But fortless was the earth, and void, Exhaustless riches find;

Dark, sluggish, and confused; Riches above what earth can grant, Till o'er the

mass the Spirit moved, And lasting as the mind.

And quiclening power diffused. 3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows, 3 Then spake the LORD Omnipotent And yields a free repast;

The mandate, “Be there light :" Sublimer sweets than nature knows

Light darted forth in vivid rays, Invite the longing taste.

Ånd scatter'd ancient night. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice - 4 The glorious firmament He spread, Spreads heavenly peace around;

To part the earth and sky; And life and everlasting joys,

And fix'd the upper elements Attend the blissful sound.

Within their spheres on high 60 may these heavenly pages be 5 He bade the seas together flow; My ever dear delight;

They left the solid land; And still new beauties may I see,

And herbs, and plants, and fruitful trees, And still increasing light,

Sprung forth at his command.

6 Ahove, he form'd the stars; and placed He spake the word, and ye were made, Two greater orbs of light;

Darkness and dismal chaos fled, The radiant sun to rule the day

And nature sprung to light. The moon to rule the night

4 Let every element rejoice; 7 To all the varied living tribes

Ye thunders, burst with awful voice He gave their wondrous birth;

To him who bids you roll; Some form’d within the wat'ry deep, His praise in softer notes declare, Scme, from the teeming earth.

Each whispring breeze of yielding air

And breathe it to the soul. 8 Then, chief o'er all his works below, Man, honor'd man, was made;

HYMN 7. L M. His sou with God's pure image stamp'd,

Psalm xix. With innocence array'd.

1 THE spacious firmament on high, 9 Completed now the mighty work,

With all the blue ethereal sky, God his creation view'd;

And spangled heavens, a shining frame, And, pleased with all that he had made,

The Pronounced it“ very good."

great Original proclaim.

2 The unwearied sun, from day to day, HYMN 5. II.1

Does his Creator's power display,
Psalm cxlviii.

And publishes to every land
Praise from Living Creatures. The work of an Almighty hand.
1 BEGIN, my soul, the exalted lay, 3 Soon as the evening shades prevail,
Let each enraptured thought obey, The moon takes up the wondrous tale;

And praise the ALMIGHTY's name: And, nightly, to the listning earth,
Let heaven and earth, and seas and skies, Repeats the story of her birth;
In one melodious concert rise,

4 Whilst all the stars that round her To swell the inspiring theme.

burn, 2 Ye angels, catch the thrilling sound, And all the planets in their turn, While all the adoring thrones around Confirm the tidings as they roll His boundless mercy sing;

And spread the truth froin pole to pole. Let every list'ning saint above

5 What though in solemn silence all Wake all the tuneful soul of love,

Move round this dark terrestrial ball; And touch the sweetest string.

What thouga no real voice nor sound
3 Whate'er this living world contains, Amidst their radiant orbs be found;
That wings the air, or treads the plains, 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
United praise bestow;

And utter forth a glorious voice,
Ye tenants of the ocean wide,
Proclaim him through the mighty tide,

For ever singing as they shine,

“ The hand that made us is divine." And in the deeps below. 4 Let man, by nobler passions sway'd, The feeling heart, the judging head,

III. PROVIDENCE In heavenly praise einploy;

HYMN 8. L. M. Spread HIS tremendous Name around, While heaven's broad arch rings back the Well may thy praise our lips employ,

1 ETERNAL source of every joy! The general burst of joy. (sound,

While in thy temple we appear,
HYMN 6. II. 1.

To hail thee, sovereign of the year.
Psalm cxlviii

2 Wide as the wheels of uature roll, Praise from the Elements and Worlds. Thy hand supports and guides the whole . 1 YE fields of light, celestial plains,

the sun is taught by thee to rise, Where pure, serene effulgence reigns,

And darkness when to veil the skies. Ye scenes divinely fair,

3 The flowery spring thy command, Your Maker's wondrous power proclaim, Perfumes the air, and painls the land; Tell how he form'd your shining frame, The summer rays with vigor shine And breath'd the Auid air.

To raise the corn and cheer the vine. 2 Join, all ye stars, the vocal choir ; 4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours Thou dazzling orb of liquid fire

Through all our coasts redundant stores; The mighty chorus aid;

And winters, soften'd by thy care,
And, soon as evening veils the plain, No more the face of horror wear.
Thou moon, prolong the hallow'd strain,
And praise him in the shade.

5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and

days, 8 Thou heaven of heavens, his vast abode, Demand successive sungs of praise; Proclaim the glories of thy God;

And be the grateful homage paid, Ye worlds, declare his might;

With morning light and evening shade.

6 Here in thy house let incense rise, 10 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts And circling sabbaths bless our eyes, My daily thanks employ Till to those lofty heights we soar,

Nor is the least a cheerful heart, Where days and years revolve no more. That tastes those gifts with joy. HYMN 9. II. &

11 Through every period of my life

Thy goodness I'll pursue;
Psalın xxlii.

And after death, in chistant worlds, 1 THE LORD my pasture shall prepare,

The glorious theme renew.
And feed me with a shepherd's care;
His presence shall my wants supply,

12 When nature fails, and day and night And guard we with a watchful eye;

Divide thy works no more,
My noon-day walks he shall attend, My ever grateful heart, O LORD,
And all my midnight hours defeud. Thy mercy shall adore.
2 When in the sultry glebe I faiat, 13 Through all eternity, to thee,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,

A joyful song I'll raise ;
To fertile vales and dewy meads

But oh! eternity's too short My weary wand'ring steps he leads,

To utter all thy praise. Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,

HYMN 11. III. 1. Amid the verdant landscape flow.

Psalm xxxi. 15. 3 Though in the paths of death I tread, With gloomy horrors overspread;

My times are in thy My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, 1 SOVEREIGN Ruler of the skies,, For thou, () LORD, art with me still: Ever gracious, ever wise, Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, All our times are in thy hand, And guide ine through the dreadful shade. All events at thy command. HYMN 10. C. M.

2 He that furni'd us in the womb, 1 WHEN all thy mercies, O my God,

He shall guide us to the tomb; My rising soul surveys,

All our ways shall ever be Transported with the view I'm lost Order'd by his wise decree. In wonder, love, and praise !

3 Times of sickness, times of health, 2 Oh how shall words with equal warmth Blighting want, and cheerful wealth The gratitude declare,

All our pleasures, all our pains, That glows, within my ravish'd heart! Come, and end, as God ordains.. But thou canst read it there.

4 May we always own thy hand, 3 Thy providence my life sustain'd, Still to thee surrender'd stand, And all my wants redress'd,

Know that thou art God alone, When in the silent womb I lay,

We and ours are all thy own! And hung upon the breast.

HYMN 12. C. M. 4 To all my weak complaints and cries

1 GOD moves in a mysterious way Thy mercy lent an ear, E'er yet my feeble thoughts had learnt

His wonders to perform ; To form themselves in prayer.

He plants his footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm. 6 Unnumber'd comforts to my soul Thy tender care beslow'd,

2 Deep in unfathomable mines, Before my infant heart conceived

With never-failing skill, From whom those comforts flow'd. He treasures up his bright designs, 6 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth

And works his gracious will. With heedless steps I ran,

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage tako, Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe, The clouds ye so much dread And led me up to man.

Are big with mercy, and shall break 7 Through hidden dangers, toils, and

lo blessings on your head. deaths,

4 Judge not the LORD by feeble sense, It gently clear'd my way,

But trust him for his grace: And through the pleasing spares of vice, Behind a frowning providence More to be fear'd than they.

He hides a smiling face.
8 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou 5 His purposes will ripen fast,
With health renew'd my face ;

Unfolding every hour:
And, when in sins and sorrows, sunk, The bud may have a bitter taste,
Revived my soul with grace.

But sweet will be the flower. 9 Thy bounterus hand with worldly bliss. 6. Blind unbelief is sure to err, Has made my cup run o'er;

And scan his work in vain : Aid in a kind and faithful friend

Gop is his own interpreter, Has doubled all my store.

And he will make it plain,

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