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THE Hymn Book heretofore in use among us
was, in our opinion, unsurpassed. But the
Stenernl Conference of 1848, judging that the
volume could be improved by a careful revi-
sion, and by judiciously multiplying the number
of hymns, appointed a Committee, composed of
ministers and laymen, to prepare a Standard
Edition of the Methodist Hymn Bool<.* This
Committee, having finished the work assigned
them, submitted it to the examination of the
Book Committee, and of the Editors of the Book
Concern; and having been approved by them, it-
eame before us for a. final review. Our exami-
nation has been as thorough as the limited time
at our disposal allowed. Although we reluc—
tantly part with some of the familiar hymns of

’53 The Committee were Rev. D. Bailey, Rev. J. B. Alverson,

Rev. J. Floy, Rev. D. Patten, jun, Rev. F. Merrick, Mr. R. A.
West, and Mr. D. Creamer.



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the old book, and though, perhaps, in the judg—
ment of some, they have not, in every instance,
been substituted by hymns of greater merit, yet
we can confidently approve this Revised Copy;
and we do, most cordially, recommend it as a
greatly improved and standard edition of th

Methodist Hymn Book. “to congratulate you,
brethren, on having new such a Book as, from
the number, variety, and adaptation of its
hymns, will not require another revision for

generations to come.

In presenting to you this Standard Hymn
Book, we believe that we are putting into your
hands one of the choicest selections of evange-
lical Hymns for Private Devotion, as well as for
Family, Social, and Public “Tership. lVe are
gratified also to add, that no mercenary ends
are sought in this publication; for after the ne-
cessary expenses are met, its avails, if any, will
be sacredly devoted to charitable and religious
objects, as were the profits of the former edition.
“’0 urge you, therefore, by your regard for our
Church, and for the authority of the General

Conference, to purchase only such Methodist


Hymn Books as are published by our Agents,
and have the names of your Bishops.

We exhort you, dear brethren, to sing with
the Spirit, and with the understanding also;
and we shall rejoice to join you in time and
in eternity.

Your affectionate pastors in Christ,

Mw —)"o.r/:, filoy, 18—19.

After a careful examination by the Editors and Book
Committee, the follouing resolution Vs as unanimously adopted,
at a joint meeting in New—York, May 4, 18?) :——

lV/wrms, We. helieVe the ichSeLl Hymn Book, as a whole, will
be found, in View of its objects, superior to any other in
the English language, therefore

Resolved—“flint in our judgment the thanks of the Church are

due to the Committee to Revise the Hymn Book, for their

faithful and judicious labours; and especially to the Rev. James

Floy, D. 1)., and to Mr. l‘oliert A.\\'est, upon whom, as a sub-

committee, the principal part of the actual labour has devolved.




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1 C. M.
General Invitation to praise the Bede/977m:

FOR a thousand tongues, to sing
My? great Redeemer’s praise;
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace.
2 My gracious Master, and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,——-—
To spread, through all the earth abroad,
The honours of thy N {11116.

3 Jesus !—-the Name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;

’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

4 He breaks the power of cancell’d sin,
He sets the pris’ner free;

His blood can make the foulcst clean;
His blood avail’d for me.

5 He speaks,——-and, list’ning to his voice,
New life the dead receive;

The mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
The humble poor believe.

6 Hear him, ye deaf ; his praise, ye dumb,
Your loosen’d tongues employ;

Ye blind, behold your Saviour come;
And leap, ye lame, for'joy.



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4 Come qrfiekly in, thou heavenly guest,
Nor ever henee remove;

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4 C. M.
Tire Lamb 1rorslu'p1ml on (011th and in haven.
COME, let us join our cheerful songs
\Vith angels round the throne:
Ten thousand thous 1nd are their tongues,
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4 The whole creation join in one,
To bless the sacred name
Of Him that sits upon the throne,
And to adore the Lamb. ‘

5 L. M.
Jesus reigns.
‘OME, let 11s tune our loftiest song,
And raise to Christ our joyful strain;

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8 Burn every breast with Jesus’ love;
Bound every heart with rapt’rous joy;

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Y our voices in his praise employ.

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4 Extol the Lamb with loftiest song,
Ascend for him our cheerful strain;

Worship and thanks to Him belong,
Who reigns, and shall forever reign.

6 o. M.

The glories oj'our King.

OME, ye that love the Saviour’s name,
And joy to make it known,
The Sov’reign of your hearts proclaim,
And bow before his throne.

2 Behold your Lord, your Master, erown’d
\Vith glories all divine:

And tell the wond’ring nations round,
How bright those glories shine.

3 When, in his earthly courts, We View
The glories of our King,

\Ve long to love as angels do,
And wish, like them, to sing.

4 And shall we long and wish in vain ‘3
Lord, teach our songs to rise:

Thy love can animate the strain,
And bid it reach the skies.

7 e. M.
Joining the song of the Church triwnphant.

ING we the song of those who stand
Around the’ eternal throne,
Of every kindred, clime, and land,—
A multitude unknown.

2 Life’s poor distinctions vanish here;
To—day the young, the old,

Our Saviour and his flock, appear,
One shepherd and one fold.


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3 Toil, trial, sufl"ring still await
On earth the pilgrim throng;
Yet learn we in our low estate
The Church triumphant’s song.
4 Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain,
Cry the redeem’d above,
Blessing and honour to obtain,
And everlasting love.

5 Vorthy the Lamb, on earth we sing,
“7110 died our souls to save;

Henceforth, 0 Death, where is thy sting?
Thy victory, 0 Grave?

8 Then hallelujahl power and praise
To God in Christ be given;

May all who now this anthem raise,
Renew the song in heaven.

8 9th P. M. 87, 8".
Gib/:2] to the Lamb.
HARK! the notes of angels, singing,
Glory, glory to the Lamb!

All in heaven their tribute bringing,
Raising high the Saviour’s name.

2 Ye for Whom his life was given,
Sacred themes to you belong:

Come, assist the choir of heaven;
Join the everlasting song. ’


3 Fill’d with holy emulation,
We unite with those above:
Sweet the theme—a free salvation—-
Fruit of everlasting love.

4 Endless life in him possessing,
Let us praise his precious name;

Glory, honour, power, and blessing,
Be forever to the Lamb.




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9 Saints and angels ever praising God.
SONGS of praise the angels sang,
Heaven with hallelujahs rang,

When Jehovah’s work begun,

When he spake and it was done.

‘2 Songs of praise awoke the mom,
When the Prince of peace was born;
Songs of praise arose, when he
Captive led captivity.

3 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,
Songs of praise to sing above.

4 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death; '
Then, amid eternal joy,

Songs of praise their powers employ. l

L. M.
Tribute of praise to the Saviour.

ESUS, thou everlasting King,
Accept the tribute which we bring;

Accept thy well—deserved renown,
And wear our praises as thy crown.
2 Let every act of worship be
Like our espousals, Lord, to thee:
Like the blest hour, when from above
We first received the pledge of love.
3 The gladness of that happy day,
0 may it ever, ever stay:
Nor let our faith forsake its hold,
Nor hope decline, nor love grow cold.
‘4 Let every moment, as it flies,
Increase thy praise, improve our joys,
Till we are raised to sing thy Name,
At the great, supper of the Lamb.

11 L. M.

The creation invited to praise God.

{WE-OM all that dwell below the skies,

Let the Creator’s praise arise;
Let the Iledeeiner’s name be sung,
Through every land, by every tongue.
2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord;
Eternal truth attends thy word:
rI‘hy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.
3 Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring;
In songs of praise divinely sing;
The great salvation loud proclaim,
And shout for joy the Saviour’s name.
4. In every land begin the song;
To every land the strains belong:
In cheerful sounds all voices raise,
And fill the world with loudest praise.

12: s. M.
1716 universal King.
OME, sound his praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing:
Jehovah is the sov’reign God,
The universal King.
2 He form’d the deeps unknown;
He gave the seas their bound;
The \vat’ry worlds are all his own,
And all the solid ground.

3 Come, worship at his throne,
Come, bow before the Lord;

lVe are his works, and not our own,
He form’d us by his word.

4 Today attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his red;

Come, like the people of his choice,
And own your gracious God.



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13 4th 1’. M. 886, 886.
Tile love of Jesus.

ESUS, thou soul of all our joys,

For whom we now lift up our voice,

And all our strength exert-,—

Vouehsafe the grace we humbly claim;
Compose into a thankful frame,

And tune thy people’s heart.

2 'While in the heavenly work we join, .
Thy glory be our Whole design,

Thv glory, not our own :4

Still let/us keep this end in. view,
And still the pleasing task pursue,

’l‘o please our God alone.

3 Thee let- us praise, our common Lord,
And sweetly join, with one accord,

Thy goodness to proclaim: _
Jesus, thyself in us reveal, 5'
And all our faculties shall feel

Thy harmonizing name. l
4 With calmly reverential joy,

0 let us all our lives employ

In setting forth thy love;

And raise in death our triumph higher,
And sing, with all the heavenly choir,
That endless song above.

1.1 S. M.
Ew/zortatz'on to praise and thanksgiving.
RISE and bless the Lord, y
Yo people of his choice;
Arise, and bless the Lord your God,
\Vith heart, and soul, and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear his holy Name
And laud, and magnify?



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3 O for the living. flame,
From his own altar brought,

To touch our lips, our souls inspire,
And wing to heaven our thought.

4 God is our strength and song,
And his salvation ours;

Then be his love in Christ proclaim’d
\Vith all our ransom’d powers.

5 Arise, and bless the Lord;
The Lord your God adore;

Arise, and bless his glorious Name,
Hencel‘orth, forever more.

15 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
Let all the people praise [Iii/2.
HANK and praise J ehovah’s Name,
For his mercies, firm and sure;
From eternity the same,
To eternity endure.
‘3 Let the ransom'd thus rejoice,
Gather’d out of every land;
As the people of his choice,
Pluek’d from the destroycr’s hand.
3 Let the elders praise the Lord,
Him let all the people praise,
When they meet, with one accord,
In his courts on holy days. .

4 Praise him, ye who know his love;
Paise him from the depths beneath;
Praise him in the heights above;
Praise your Maker, all that breathe.
5 For his truth and mercy stand,
Past, and present, and to be,
Like the years of his right hand,
Like his own eternity.



1 6 L. M.

Grateful adorafz‘on.
EFORE Jehovah’s awful throne,
Ye nations bow with sacred joy ;
Know that the Lord is God alone,
He can create, and he destroy.

2 His sov’reign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and form’d us men;
.And when like wand’ring sheep we stray’d,

He brought us to his fold again.
3 We’ll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
High as the heavens our voices raise;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.
4 Wide as the world is thy command;
Vast as eternity thy love;
Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand,
When rolling years shall cease to move.

17 L. M.
The prosperity of the saints.

RENDER thanks to God above,
The fountain of eternal love,

Whose mercy firm through ages past

Hath stood, and shall forever last.

2 Who can his mighty deeds express,

Not only vast, but numberless‘?

What mortal eloquence can raise

His tribute of immortal praise?

3 Extend to me that favour, Lord,

Thou to thy chosen dost afford;

When thou return’st to set them free,

Let thy salvation visit me.

4 0 may I worthy prove to see

Thy saints in full prosperity,—

That I the joyful choir may join,

And count thy people’s triumph mine!


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Adoration for infinite love.

E servants of God, your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad his wonderful name;
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
His kingdom is glorious; he rules over all

2 God ruleth on high, almighty to save;
And still he is nigh; his presence we have:
The great congregation his triumph shall sing,
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

3 Salvation to God, who sits on the throne;
Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son:

The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,

Fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb.

4 Then let us adore, and give him his right,——
All glory and power, and wisdom and might,
All honour and blessing, with angels above,
And thanks never ceasing, for infinite love.

19 4th P. M. 886, 886.
T120 glory of His grace.

ET all on earth their voices raise,
To sing the great Jehovah’s praise,
And bless his holy Name:
His glory let the h‘athen know,
His wonders to the nations show,
His saving grace proclaim.

2 He framed the globe; he built the sky;
He made the shining worlds on high,
And reigns in glory there:
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties, how divinely bright!
His dwelling-place, how fair!








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2 The universal Kine
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3 In His great Name alone
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22 11th P. M. 76,76,77,76.
T/ze Triune God of {rut/c and grace.
EET and right it is to sing,
In every time and place,
Glory to our heavenly King,
The God of truth and grace:
Join we then with sweet accord,
All in one thanksgiving join;
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
Eternal praise be thine.
2 Thee the first-born sons of light,
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And never, never cease;
Angels, and archangels, all
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Sing, and stop, and gaze, and fall
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3 Vying with that heavenly Choir,
W‘hoichant thy noise above,
We on eagles’ Wings aspire,—

The wings of faith and love;
Thee they sing, with glory erown’d ;
\Ve extol the slaughter’d Lamb;
Lower if our voices sound,

Our subject is the same.

4 Father, God, thy love we praise,
Which gave thy Son to die;
Jesus, full of truth and grace,
Alike we glorify;
Spirit, Comforter divine,
Praise by all to thee be given,
Till we in full chorus join,
And earth is turn’d to heaven.

23 0th P M. 87, 87.
The Triune God glorified.

LORY to the’ almighty Father,
Fountain of eternal love,
Who, his wand’ring sheep to gather,
Sent a Saviour from above.

2 To the Son all praise be given,
Who, with love unknown before,

Left the bright abode of heaven,
And our sin and sorrows bore.

3 Equal strains of warm devotion
Let the Spirit’s praise employ;

Author of each pure emotion;
Source of wisdom, peace, and joy.

4 Thus, While our glad hearts, ascending,
Glorify J ehovah’s Name,

Heavenly songs with ours are blending;

There the theme is still the same.


24 3d P. M. at Gs & 2 85.
Longing for flu? hows-e of God.
0RD of the worlds above,
How pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of thy love,
Thine earthly temples, are;
To thine abode n y heart aspires,
\Vith warm desires to see my God.
2 0 happy souls that pray
\Vhere God appoints to hear!
0 happy men that pay
Their constant service there!
They praise thee still; and happy they
That love the vvay to Zion’s hill.

3 They go from strength to strength,
Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length,
Till each in heaven appears:
0 glorious seat! thou, God our King,
Shalt thither bring our willing feet.

4 The Lord his people loves;
His hand no good withholds
From those his heart approves,
From humble, contrite souls:
Thrice happy he, 0 God of hosts,
Whose spirit trusts alone in thee!

25 19th P. M. 664, 6664.

Invocation of and praise to the Trinity.

COME, thou Almighty King,

Help us thy Name to sing,
Help us to praise:

Father all—glorious,

O’er all victorious,

Come, and reign over us,
Ancient of days.


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2 Jesus, our Lord, arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall;
Let thine almighty aid
Our sure defence be made;
Our souls on thee be stay’d;
Lord, hear our call.

3 Come, thou incarnate Word,
Gird on thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend;
Come, and thy people bless,
And give thy word success:
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

4 Come, holy Comforter,
Thy sacred Witness bear
In this glad hour:
Thou who Almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of power.

5 To the great One and Three
Eternal praises be
Hence, evermore.
His sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

26 L. M.
Joy of public worship.
(VREAT God, attend, while Zion sings
I The joy that from thy presence springs;
To spend one day with thee on earth
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth.


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‘2 Might I enjoy the meanest plzu e
Within thy house, 0 God of grace;

Not tents of e21se,orth1ones of power,
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door.

3 God is our sun, he makes our day;
God is our shield, he guards our way
From all assaults of hell and sin,
From foes without, and foes Within.

4 All needful grace will God bestow,
And 0101111 that g1 ace with glory too;
He gives us all things, and withholds
No re eal good f1o111 up1ight souls.
5 O God our King, whose sov’ 1eign sway
The glorious hosts of heaven obey,
And devils at thy presence flee,
Blest is the 1112111 that trusts in thee.
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Solemn reverence.
TERNAL Power, whose high abode
Becomes the grandeur of 11 God:

Infinite lengths, be) 011d the bounds
Where stais revolve their little rounds:

2 Thee While the first archangel sings,
He hides his face behind his wings:

And 11111 ks of .1hinine thrones 3101' 11d
Fall worshipping, 11nd sp1ez1d the ground.

3 Lord, what shall earth and ashes do ‘?
\Ve would adore our Maker too ;

From sin and dust to thee we cry,

The Great, the Holy, and the High.

4 Earth, from afar, hath heard thy fame,
And worms have learn’d to lisp thy name:
But 0! the glories of thy mind

Leave all our soaring thoughts behind.







5 God is in heaven, and men below:
Be short our tunes; our words be few:
A solemn rev’rence cheeks our songs,
And praise sits silent on our twngues.
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Living bread.
HY presence, gracious God, afford;
Prepare us to receive thy word:
Now let thy voice engage our car,
And faith be mix’d with what we hear.
2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove,
And fix our hearts and hopes above;
With food divine may we be fed,
And satisfied with living bread.
3 To us the sacred word apply,
\Vith sov’reign power and energy;
And may we, in thy faith and tear, l
Reduce to practice what we hear.
4 Father, in us thy Son reveal;
Teach us to know and do thy will:
Thy saving power and love display,
And guide us to the realms of day.
29 C. M.
Invoking God’s presence and Messing.
"V, ITIIIN thy house, 0 Lord our God,
In majesty appear;
Make this a place of thine abode,
And shed thy blessings here.
2 As we thy mercy-seat surround,
Thy Spirit, Lord, impart:
And let thy GOSpel’s joyful sound,
\Vith power reach ever * heart.
3 Here let the blind their sight obtain;
Here give the mourner rest;
Let Jesus here triumphant reign,
Entlirmied in every breast.

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4 Here let the voice of sacred joy
And fervent prayer arise,

Till higher strains our tongues employ,
In bliss beyond the skies.

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How dread/ill is this place .’
THOU, Whom all thy saints adore,
We now with all thy saints agree,
And bow our inmost souls before
Thy glorious, awful Majesty.
2 We come, great God, to seek thy face,
And for thy loving kindness wait ;
And 0, how dreadful is this place!
’Tis God’s own house, ’tis heaven’s gate.
3 Tremble our hearts to find thee nigh ;
To thee our trembling hearts aspire:
And lo! we see descend from high
The pillar and the flame of fire.
4 Still let it on the’ assembly stay,
And all the house with glory lill:
To Canaan’s bounds point out the way,
And lead us to thy holy hill.
5 lifhere let us all with Jesus stand,
And join the general Church above,
And take our seats at thy right hand,
And sing thine everlasting love.

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God‘s glorious presence.
HOU God of power, thou God of love,
Whose glory fills the realms above,

\Vhose praise arehangels sing,

Mid \‘eil their faces while they cry,

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Thrice Holy. to their l{ing:——— i




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2 '. hee as our God we too would claim,
And bless the Saviour’s precious Name,
Through whom this grace is given;

He here the curse to sinners due,
He forms their ruin’d souls anew,
And makes them heirs of heaven.
3 The veil that hides thy glory rend,
And here in saving power descend,
And fix thy blest abode;
Here to our hearts thyself reveal.
And let each waiting spirit feel
The presence of our God.

32 C. M.
A blessing from God’s presence.
GREAT Shepherd of thy people, hear;
Thy presence new display;
We kneel within thy house of prayer;
0 give us hearts to pray.
2 The clouds which veil thee from our sight,
In pity, Lord, remove;
Dispose our minds to hear aright
The message of thy love.
3 Help us, with holy fear and joy,
To kneel before thy face;
0 make us, creatures of thy power,
The children of thy grace.

33 L. M.
Faith reveals God’s presence.
OT here, as to the prophet’s eye,
The Lord upon his throne appears;
Nor seraph-tongucs responsive cry,
Holy! thrice holy! in our ears :——«
2 Yet God is present in this place,
Veil’d in serener majesty;
So full of glory, truth, and grace,
That faith alone such light» can see.

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3 Nor, as he in the temple taught,
Is Christ within these walls reveal’d,
When blind, and deaf, and dumb were brought,
Lepers and lame—and all were heal’d :—-—

4 Yet here, when two or three shall meet,
01' thronging multitudes are found,
All may sit down at Jesus’ feet,
And hear from him the joyful sound.
34 e. M.
T/ze promised blessing.
SEE, Jesus, thy disciples see;
The promised blessing give;
Met in thy name, we look to thee,
Expecting to receive.

2 Thee we expect, our faithful Lord,
Who in thy name are join’d;

We wait, according to thy word,
Thee in the midst to find.

8 With us thou art assembled here,
But 0, thyself reveal;

Son of the living God, appear!
Let us thy presence feel.

4 Breathe on us, Lord, in this our dav,
And these dry bones shall live; ,

Speak peace into our hearts, and say,
The Holy Ghost receive.

5 Whom now we seek, O may'we meet,
Jesus, the crucified ;

Show us thy bleeding hands and feet,
Thou who for us hast died.

6 Cause us the record to receive——
Speak, and the tokens show——
“0 be not faithless, but believe
In me, who died for you.”




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Claiming the promise.
ESUS, we look to thee,
Thy promised presence claim;
Thou in the midst of us shalt be,
Assembled in thy name:

2 Thy name salvation is,
\Vhieh here we come to prove:

Thy name is life, and health, and peace,
And everlasting love.

3 Not in the name of pride
Or selfishness we meet;

From nature’s paths we turn aside,
And worldly thoughts forget.

4 “”0 meet the grace to take,
\Vhich thou hast freely given ;

\Ve meet on earth for thy dear sake,
That we may meet in heaven.

5 Present we know thou art,
But 0, thyself reveal!

Now, Lord, let every bounding heart
The mighty comfort feel.

6 0 may thy quick’ning voice
The death of sin remove;

And bid our inmost souls rejoice,
In hope of perfect love.

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God is in this place.

0! God is here! let us adore,
And own how dreadful is this place;
Let all within us feel his power,
And silent bow before his face;
Who know his power, his grace who prove,
Serve him with awe, with rev’rence love.

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2 Lol God is here! him day and night
United choirs of angels sing:

To him, enthroned above all height,
Heaven’s host their noblest praises bring:

Disdain not, Lord, our meaner song,

\Vho praise thee with a stamm’ring tongue.

3 Being of beings! may our praise

Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill;
Still ma}r we stand before thy face,

Still hear and do thy sov’reign will ;
To thee may all our thoughts arise,
Ceaseless, accepted sacrifice.

37 S. M.
The presence and grace QthSUS.
THOU who art the Light
Of all thy saints below,

That we may worship thee aright,

Thy sov’reign grace bestow.

2 Our rising world obey’d
Thy Godhead’s high command:
And all the heavenly host are sway’d
By thy creating hand.

3 Yet all things made anew
To wond’ring mortals seem,
\Vhen the Eternal Word we View
Descending to redeem.

4 0, be thou present now,
And make thy mercy known,
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