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Onmeasured by the flight of years;
And endless honors to his name
Employ their luneful tongues.
6 LORN, tune our hearts to praise and Outlasts the fleeting breath:
Our feeble notes inspire;
Till, in thy blissful courts above,
We join the angelic choir.
HYMN 199. C. M.
1 THERE is a land of pure delight, HYMN 197. C. M.
Where saints immortal reign;
Eternal day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain.
2 There everlasting spring abides,
And never-fading flowers;
Death, like a narrow sea, divides
This heavenly land from ours.
3 Bright fields, beyond the swelling flood,
Stand dress'd in living green;
So to the Jews fair Canaan stood,
While Jordan roll'd between.
4 But tim'rous mortals start, and shrink While clouds of sorrow, care, and pain,
To cross the narrow sea;
And linger, trembling on the brink,
And fear to launch away.
5 Oh! could we make our doubts remove,
And see the Canaan that we love
With faith's illumined eyes !
6 Could we but climb where Moses stood, In ever-blooining prospects rise,
And view the landscape o'er,
Not Jordan's streamns, not death's cold 6 LORD, send a beam of light divine,
Should fright us from the shore.
HYMN 200. C. M.
All nature's charms would 'droop and die,
JESUS, compared with thine.
2 Vain were her fairest beams display'd,
And vain her blooming store;
Her beauty is no more.
The LORD of glory dwells!
A veil of interposin ight
His radiant face conceals.
On strong immortal wing,
And reach ihy palace in the skies,
My Saviour and my King!
5 There thousands worship at thy feet, Redeeming love adore.
And there, (divine employ!)
In songs of endless joy.
6 Thy presence beams eternal day On all the heavenly minds.
O'er all the blissful place; There shall the followers of the Lamb Who would not drop this load of clay Join in immortal songs ;
And die to see thy face?
HYMN 201. III. 1.
4 Lord our God! for these, thy bounties Rev. vii. 9, &c.
Hymns of gratitude we raise; I WHO are these in bright array?
To thy Name, for ever glorious,
Ever we address our praise !
HYMN 204. C. M.
Proverbs iii. 13-17. “ Worthy is the Lamb once slain, "Blessing, honor, glory, power,
1 OH! happy is the man who hears “ Wisdom, riches, to obtain ;
Religion's warning voice, “New dominion every hour."
And who celestial wisdom makes
His early, only choice. 2 These through fiery trials trod; These from great affliction came;
2 For she has treasures greater far Now before the throne of God,
Than east or west unfold; Seal'd with his eternal name :
More precious are her bright rewards Clad in raiment pure white,
Than gems, or stores of gold. Victor palins in every hand,
3 Her right hand offers to the just Through their great Redeemer's might Immortal, happy days ; More than conquerors they stand. Her left, imperishable wealth, 3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown,
And heavenly crowns displays. On immortal fruits they feed;
4 And, as her holy labors rise, Them the Lamb amidst the throne
So her rewards increase; Shall to living fountains lead:
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.
HYMN 205. L. M.
Isaiah xl. 6-8.
1 THE morning fowers display their XIV, MISCELLANEOUS.
And gay their silken leaves unfold;
As careless of the noon-day heats,
And fearless of the evening cold. 1 GOD of our fathers! by whose hand 2 Nipp'd by the wind's unkindly blast, Thy people still are blest,
Parch'd by the sun's more fervent ray, Be with us through our pilgrimage;
The momentary glories waste, Conduct us to our rest.
The short-lived beauties die away. 2 Through each perplexing path of life
3 So blooms the human face divine, Our wand'ring footsteps guide;
When youth its pride of beauty shows; Give us each day our daily bread,
Fairer than spring the colors shine, And caiment fit provide.
And sweeter than the opening rose. 3 O spread thy shelt'ring wings around,
4 But, worn by slowly rolling years, Till all our wand'rings cease,
Or broke by sickness in a day, And, at our Father's loved abode
The fading glory disappears, Our souls arrive in peace.
The short-lived beauties die away. 4 Such blessings from thy gracious hand
5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb, Our huinble prayers implore;
With lustre brighter far shall shine;
Safe from diseases and decline.
6 Let sickness blast, and death devour,
If heaven shall recompense our pains: 1 Chronicles xxix. 10-13
Perish the grass, and fade the flower, 1 BLESS'D be thou, the God of Israel, If firm the word of God remains.
Thou, our Father, and our LORD! Bless'd thy majesty for ever!
HYMN 206. C. M. Ever be thy name adored !
Isaiah xl. 27-31. ? Thine, O LORD, are power and great- 1 WHY mournest thou, my anxious soul, ness,
Despairing of relief, Glory, vict'ry, are thine own;
As if the LORD o'erlook'd thy cares, All is thine in earth and heaven,
Or pitied not thy grief? Over all thy boundless throne.
2 Hast thou not known, hast thou not 3 Riches come of thee, and honor;
heard, Power and might to thee belong;
That firm remains on high,
The everlasting throne of Him
Who inade the earth and sky?
S Art thou afraid his power will fail My soul above the wreck shall rise, In sorrow's evil day?
Its better joys are in the skies; Can the Creator's mighty arm
There God is all in all. Grow weary or decay?
4 In God my strength, howe'er distrest, 4 Supreme in wisdom as in power
I yet will hope, and calmly rest, The Rock of ages stands;
Nay, triumph in his love ; Thou canst not search his mind, nor trace My ling'ring soul, my tardy feet, The working of his hands.
Free as the hind he makes and fleet, 5 He gives the conquest to the weak,
To speed my course above. Supports the fainting heart;
C. M. And courage in the evil hour
HYMN 209. His heavenly aids impart.
St. John xiv. 6. 6 Mere human energy shall faint,
1 THOU art the way; to thee alone And youthful vigor cease;
From sin and death we flee; But those who wait upon the LORD
And he who would the FATHER seek, In strength shall still increase.
Must seek him, Lord, by thee. 7 They, with unwearied step, shall tread
2 Thou art the truth; thy word alone
True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind
And purify the heart.
3 Thou art the life; the rending tomb 2 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar
Proclaims thy conqu’ring arm; On wings of faith and love;
And those who put their trust in thee Till, past the sphere of earth and sin,
Nor death nor hell shall harm. They rise to heaven above.
4 Thou art the way, the truth, the life HYMN 207. C. M.
Grant us that way to know,
That truth to keep, that life to win, 1 THUS speaks the High and Lofty One;
Whose joys eternal flow.
HYMN 210. S. M.
Philippians ii. 12, 13. 2 Yet, looking down, I visit oft
I HEIRS of unending life, The humble, hallow'd cell;
While yet we sojourn here,
O let us our salvation work And, with the penitent who mourn, "T is my delight to dwell.
With trembling and with fear.
2 God will support our hearts 3 My presence heals the wounded heart,
With might before unknown;
The work to be perforın'd is ours,
The strength is all his own.
3 'T is he that works to will, 4 I dwell with all my humble saints
'T is he that works to do; While they on earth remain;
His is the power by which we act, And they, exalted, dwell with me,
His be the glory too!
HYMN 211. III. 1.
Ephesians v. 14-17.
1 SINNER! rouse thee from thy sleep, 1 ALTHOUGH the vine its fruit deny,
Wake, and o'er thy folly weep; · The budding fig-tree droop and die, No oil the olive yield;
Raise thy spirit dark and dead,
Jesus waits his light to shed.
2 Wake from sleep, arise from death, And by his grace be heal'd.
See the bright and living path:
Watchful tread that path; be wise, 2 Though fields, in verdure once array'd, Leave thy folly, seek the skies. By whirlwinds desolate be laid,
3 Leave thy folly, cease from crime, Or parch'd hy scorching beam;
From this hour redeem thy time;
Life secure without delay,
4 Be not blind and foolish still,
JESUS waits to shed his light.
HYMN 212 C. M.
13 Behold a witness nobler still,
Who trod affliction's path,
JESUS, the author, finisher,
Rewarder of our faith: 1 LO! what a cloud of witnesses
4 He, for the joy before him set, Encompass us around;
And moved by pitying love, Men once like us with suff'ring tried,
Endured the cross, despised the shame, But now with glory crown'd.
And now he reigns above.
Press we, to God's right hand!
Triumphantly to stand.
XV. GLORIA PATRI. N. B. The metre marks, affixed to the preceding Hymns, have reference to a division of the metres, founded on the nature of the verse, into four classes, marked-I., II., III., IV. Class I. includes common, long, and short metres, marked-C. M., L. M., S. M. Class Il. includles the other lambick metres, eight in number, marked—II. 1, II. 2, 11. 3, IL. 4, &a,
which may be named; Two, one ; Two, 170; Two, three; &c. Class III. includes the Trochaick metres, being five in number, marked—III. 1, III. 2, 11. 3, &c
which may be nained ; Three, one; Three, iwo ; c. Class IV. includes the metres consisting chiefly of triplets, being five in number, marked-IV. 1,
IV.2, IV. 3, &c., and may be named; Four, one; Four, two ; &c.
To God the FATHER, God the Son,
And God the SPIRIT, Three In One,
Be glory in the highest given, The God whoin we adore,
By all in earth, and all in heaven, Be glory, as it was, is now,
As was through ages heretufore, And shall be evermore,
Is now, and shall be evermore.
To God the FATHER. SON,
The God whom earth and heaven adore, Eternal Three in One, Be glory, as it was of old,
All worship be address'd
It was, is now
And shall be so To God the FATHER, SON,
To God the FATHER, and to God the Sok
Be praise from all on earth and all in
As was, and is, and ever shall be given,
By all the hosts of heaven,
And all the saints on earth, As now it is, and so shall last
To Gon, supreme confess'd, When tiine shall be no inore.
To CHRIST, his only Son,
And to the SPIRIT bless'd,
Eternal Three in One.
Supreme o'er earth and heaven, As now it is, and so shall last
Eterual Three in One confess'd, When time itself shall be no more.
Be highest glory given,
As was through ages heretofore,
To God in three persons, Is now, and shall be evermore,
One God ever bless'd, By all in earth and heaven.
As it has been, now is,
And ever shall be.
All praise to the Father, the Son, To God the FATHER, God
the Son, And SPIRIT, thrice holy and bless'd,
Was, is, and shall still be address'd.
All praise to the Spirit, thrice bless'd;
The holy, elernal, supreme Three in
Was, is, and shall still be address'd.
O FATHER Almighty, to thee he address'd,
With CHRIST and the SPIRIT, one GOD
ever bless'd, Praise the name of God most high,
All glory and worship from earth and from
heaven, Praise him, all below the sky, Praise him, all ye heavenly host,
Ag was, and is now, and shall ever be
given. FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST; As through countless ages past,
IV. 5. Evermore his praise shall last.
All glory and praise to the FATHER be III. 3.
given, Praise the FATHER, earth and heaven,
The Son and the SPIRIT from earth and • Praise the Son, the SPIRIT praise,
from heaven, As it was, and is, be given
As was, and is now, be supreme adoration, Glory through eternal days.
And ever shall be, to the God of salva
For Hymns 145 and 185.
To the FATHER, to the Son,
And SPIRIT ever bless'd,
Everlasting Three in One
All worship be address'd:
Praise from all above, below,
As throughout the ages past,
Now is given, and shall be so
While endless ages last.
When used to Hymn 185, in line 6, read,
As was throughout the ages past.
Of every degree,
All praise be address'd
Come, let us adore him, come bow at his
fect, O give him the glory, the praise that is
meet; Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise, And join the full chorus that gladdens the
Whenever the Hymns are used at the celebration of divine service, a certain portion or portiong
of the Psalms of David in metre shall also be sung.