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Onmeasured by the flight of years;

And endless honors to his name
And all that life is love.

Employ their luneful tongues.
4 There is a death, whose pang

6 LORN, tune our hearts to praise and Outlasts the fleeting breath:

love,
Oh! what eternal horrors hang

Our feeble notes inspire;
Around the second death!

Till, in thy blissful courts above,
6 LORD Gon of truth and grace,

We join the angelic choir.
Teach us that death to shun,
Lest we be driven from thy face,

HYMN 199. C. M.
For evermore undoue.

1 THERE is a land of pure delight, HYMN 197. C. M.

Where saints immortal reign;

Eternal day excludes the night,
2 Corinthians iv. 18.

And pleasures banish pain.
1 HOW long shall earth's alluring toys
Detain our hearts and eyes,

2 There everlasting spring abides,

And never-fading flowers;
Regardless of immortal joys;
And strangers to the skies!

Death, like a narrow sea, divides

This heavenly land from ours.
2 These transient scenes will soon decay,
They fade upon the sight;

3 Bright fields, beyond the swelling flood,

Stand dress'd in living green;
And quickly will their brightest day
Be lost in endless night,

So to the Jews fair Canaan stood,

While Jordan roll'd between.
2. Their brightost day, alas, how vain!
With conscious sighs we own;

4 But tim'rous mortals start, and shrink While clouds of sorrow, care, and pain,

To cross the narrow sea;
Qershade the smiling noon.

And linger, trembling on the brink,

And fear to launch away.
4 could our thoughts and wishes fly
Above these gloomy shades,

5 Oh! could we make our doubts remove,
To those brighi worlds beyond the sky, These gloomy doubts that rise,
Which sorrow ne'er invades !

And see the Canaan that we love
5 There joys unseen by mortal eyes,

With faith's illumined eyes !
Or reason's feeble ray,

6 Could we but climb where Moses stood, In ever-blooining prospects rise,

And view the landscape o'er,
Unconscious of decay.

Not Jordan's streamns, not death's cold 6 LORD, send a beam of light divine,

flood,
To guide our upward aim!

Should fright us from the shore.
With one reviving touch of thine
Our languid hearts inflame.

HYMN 200. C. M.
7 Then shall, on faith's sublimest wing, 1 SHOULD nature's charms, to please the
Our ardent wishes rise,

eye,
To those bright scenes where pleasures In sweet assemblage join,
spring

All nature's charms would 'droop and die,
Immortal in the skies.

JESUS, compared with thine.
HYMN 198. C. M.

2 Vain were her fairest beams display'd,

And vain her blooming store;
COME, LORD, and warm each languid Her brightness languishes to shade,
heart,

Her beauty is no more.
Inspire each lifeless tongue;
And let the joys of heaven impart 3 But, ah! how far from mortal sight
Their influence to our song,

The LORD of glory dwells!
2 Sorrow, and pain, and every care,

A veil of interposin ight

His radiant face conceals.
And discord there shall cease;
And perfect joy, and love sincere, 4 O could my longing spirit rise
Adorn the realms of peace.

On strong immortal wing,
3 The soul from sin for ever free,

And reach ihy palace in the skies,
Shall mourn its power no more;

My Saviour and my King!
But, clothed in spotless purity,

5 There thousands worship at thy feet, Redeeming love adore.

And there, (divine employ!)
4 There, on a throne (how dazzling bright!) The triumphs of thy love repeat
The exalted Saviour shines;

In songs of endless joy.
And beams ineffable delight

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?

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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 !
This innumerable throng,
Round the altar, night and day,

HYMN 204. C. M.
Tuning their triumphant song?

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,
Joy and gladness banish sighs ;

And all her paths are peace.
Perfect love dispels their fears ;
And, for ever from their eyes

HYMN 205. L. M.
God shall wipe away their tears.

Isaiah xl. 6-8.

1 THE morning fowers display their XIV, MISCELLANEOUS.

sweets,

And gay their silken leaves unfold;
HYMN 202 C. M.

As careless of the noon-day heats,
Genesis xxviii. 20, 21.

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;
And thou, the LORD, shalt be our GOD, Revive with ever-during bloom,
And portion evermore.

Safe from diseases and decline.
HYMN 203. III. 3.

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,
Thine it is to make us prosper,
Only thine to make us strong,

The everlasting throne of Him
1

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;
The path of life divine ;

Thou only canst inform the mind
With growing ardor onward move,
With growing brightness shine.

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,
Isaiah lvii. 15.

That truth to keep, that life to win, 1 THUS speaks the High and Lofty One;

Whose joys eternal flow.
My throne is fix'd on high ;

HYMN 210. S. M.
There, through eternity, I hear
The praises of the sky:

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 sad in spirit cheers,

The work to be perforın'd is ours,
My presence, from the bed of dust,
The contrite sinner rears.

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!
With me for ever reign.

HYMN 211. III. 1.
HYMN 208. II. 1.

Ephesians v. 14-17.
Habakkuk lii. 17-19.

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.
Yet will I trust me in my God,
Yea, bend rejoicing to his rod,

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;
Still in the Lord shall be my trust,

Life secure without delay,
My joy; fur, though his frown is just, Evil is the mortal day.
His mercy is supreme.

4 Be not blind and foolish still,
B. Though from the fold the flock decay, Call'd of JESUS, learn his will:
Though herds lie famish'd o'er the lea, Jesus calls from death and night,
And round the empty stall;

JESUS waits to shed his light.

HYMN 212 C. M.

13 Behold a witness nobler still,

Who trod affliction's path,
Hebrews xii. 1,2

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.
2 Let us, with zeal like theirs inspired, 5 Thither, forgetting things behind,
Strive in the Christian race;

Press we, to God's right hand!
And, freed from every weight of sin, There, with the Saviour and his saints
Their holy footsteps trace.

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.

II. 3.
CLASS I.

To God the FATHER, God the Son,
C. M.

And God the SPIRIT, Three In One,
To FATHER, Son, and HOLY GHOST,

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.

II. 4.
L. M.

To God the FATHER. SON,
So FATHER, Son, and HOLY GHOST, And SPIRIT, ever bless'd,

The God whom earth and heaven adore, Eternal Three in One, Be glory, as it was of old,

All worship be address'd
Is now, and shall be evermore,

As heretofore
S. M.

It was, is now

And shall be so To God the FATHER, SON,

For evermore
And SPIRIT, glory te;

II. 5.
As 't was, and is, and shall be so
To all eternity.

To God the FATHER, and to God the Sok
To God the HOLY SPIRIT, Three in One,

Be praise from all on earth and all in
CLASS II.

heaven,

As was, and is, and ever shall be given,
II. 1.

11. 6.
TO FATHER, SON, and IIOLY GHOST, Eternal praise be given,
The God whom heaven's triumphant host, And songs of highest worth,
And saints on earth adore,

By all the hosts of heaven,
Be glory, as in ages past,

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,
II. 2.

Eternal Three in One.
To FATHER, Son, and HOLY GHOST,
The God whom heaven's triumphant host,

II. 7.
And sufl'ring saints on earth adore; T. FATHER, Son, and SPIRIT bles'de
Be glory, as mi ages past,

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,

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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.
II. 8.
By all on earth, and all in heaven,

IV. 2.
Be everlasting glory given,

All praise to the Father, the Son, To God the FATHER, God

the Son, And SPIRIT, thrice holy and bless'd,
And God the SPIRIT; equal Three The eterual, supreme Three in One,
In undivided Unity,

Was, is, and shall still be address'd.
Ere time had yet its course begun :
As was, and is, be highest praise,

IV. 3.
As still shall be through endless days. All praise to the FATHER, all praise to the

Son,

All praise to the Spirit, thrice bless'd;
CLASS III.

The holy, elernal, supreme Three in
Ill. 1.

One,

Was, is, and shall still be address'd.
Holy FATHER, Holy Son,
HOLY SPIRIT, Three in one!

IV. 4.
Glory, as of old, to thee,

O FATHER Almighty, to thee he address'd,
Now, and evermore shall be!

With CHRIST and the SPIRIT, one GOD
IJI. 2.

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

tion
III. 4.
To the FATHER, throned in heaven,
To the Saviour, CHRIST, his Son,

For Hymns 145 and 185.
To the SPIRIT, praise be given,

To the FATHER, to the Son,
Everlasting Three in One:

And SPIRIT ever bless'd,
As of old, the Trinity

Everlasting Three in One
Still is worshipp’d, still shall be.

All worship be address'd:
III. 5.

Praise from all above, below,
Great JEHOVAH! we adore thee,

As throughout the ages past,
God the FATHER, God the Son,

Now is given, and shall be so
God the SPIRIT, join'd in glory

While endless ages last.
On the same eternal throne:

When used to Hymn 185, in line 6, read,
Endless praises
TO JEHOVAH, Three in One.

As was throughout the ages past.

CLASS IV.

IV. 1.
By angels in heaven

Of every degree,
And saints upon earth,

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

skies.

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.

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