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H Y MNS

FOR

CHRISTIAN DEVOTION;

ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO

THE UNIVERSALIST DENOMINATION.

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

FIFTEENTH EDITION.

BOSTON:
A B EL TOMPKINS.

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1851 cop. 2

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 other 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 and 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 select 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 philan. thropic 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.

GENERAL INDEX OF SUBJECTS,

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HYMNS. INTRODUCTION AND CLOSE OF WORSHIP,

1 to 100 CHARACTER, ATTRIBUTES AND PROVIDENCE OF GOD,

101 to 148 GENERAL PRAISE,

149 to 167 RELIGION OF NATURE, .

168 to 183 THE SCRIPTURES,

184 to 197 CHRIST ; HIS CHARACTER AND OFFICES,

198 to 256 THE GOSPEL AND ITS INVITATIONS,

257 to 283 TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY,

284 to 322 REPENTANCE AND REFORMATION,

323 to 338 CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AND LIFE,

339 to 421 Devout EXERCISES,

422 to 513 LIFE, DEATH AND FUTURITY,

514 to 565 MOURNING AND CONSOLATION,

566 to 605 SUBMISSION AND RELIANCE,

606 to 635 RELIGIOUS EXULTATION,

636 to 652 THE CHURCH AND ORDINANCES,

653 to 695 DEDICATIONS; ORDINATIONS ; INSTALLATIONS, 696 to 718 ASSOCIATIONS, CONVENTIONS AND MISSIONARY MEETINGS,

719 to 737 EARLY RELIGIOUS CULTURE,

738 to 763 PHILANTHROPIC SUBJECTS,

764 to 824 SEAMEN'S HYMNS, .

825 to 835 NATIONAL HYMNS, .

836 to 850 THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, &c.

851 to 901 SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC WORSHIP,

902 to 934 MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS,

935 to 960 MISCELLANEOUS,

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961 to 1005 DOXOLOGIES,

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INDEX OF FIRST LINES.

Hymn
116
690
609
83
32
60
526
186
917

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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,
Almighty 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 fled,
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 grailual veil is spread,
As when the deluge waves were gone,

255
166
246
770
550
381
984
766
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94
121
459
139
515
489
874
521
312
502
369
994
487
627
481
357
563
895
235
950

58
965
663
221
210
773
579
421
549
697
893
340
292
716
428
582

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At God's command the morning ray,
At the portals of thy house,
Auspicious morning, hail,
Author of good, to thee we turn,
A voice from the desert comes awful and shrill,
Awake, my soul, and with the sun, .
Awake, my soul, lift

up
Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve,
Awake our souls, away our fears,
Baptized into our Saviour's death,
Before Jehovah's awful throne,
Begin, my soul, the exalted lay,
Begin the high celestial strain,
Behold, amid his little flock,
Behold my servant, see him rise,
Behold, on Zion's heavenly shore,
Behold th' amazing sight,
Behold the grace appears,
Behold the lofty sky,
Behold the morning sun,
Behold the path which mortals tread,
Behold the Prince of Peace,
Behold the Saviour on the cross,
Behold the western evening light,
Behold, what wondrous grace,
Behold where breathing love divine,
Behold where in a mortal form,
Be it my only wisdom here,
Beneath our feet and o'er our head,
Bereft of all, when hopeless care,
Beset with snares on every hand,
Be thou, O God, exalted high,
Be with me, Lord, where'er I go,
Beyond, beyond that boundless sea,
Blessed be thy name forever,
Blessed state and happy he, ..
Bless, O bless, Almighty Father,
Bless, O Lord, each opening year,
Blest are the humble souls that see,
Blest are the meek, he said,
Blest are the pure in heart, .
Blest are the sons of peace, .
Blest are the souls that hear and know,
Blest be the hour when

meet,
Blest be the tie that binds,
Biest day of God, most calm, most bright,
Blest hour, when mortal man retires,
Blest instructer ! from thy ways,
Blest is the hour when cares depart,
Blest is the man who fears the Lord, .
Blest is the man who fears the Lord,
Blest who with generous pity glows, .
Blest with unearthly bliss were they,
Blow ye the trumpet, blow, .
Borne o'er the ocean's stormy wave, ....
Bound upon th' accursed tree, .
Bread of heaven, on thee we feed,
Breathe thoughts of pity o'er a brother's fall,
Brethren beloved for Jesus' sake,
Brighter shines the gospel day,
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

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216
231
544
442
225
239
457
531
633
455
149
488

108
170

964

997
894
344
348
351
393
276
580
659

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44
334
708
410
925
780

• 911

261
378
248

681
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... 726

263
209

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