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24 SEAMEN’S HYMNS

AND

DEVOTIONAL ASSISTANT;

PREPARED

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE AMERICAN

SEAMENE

LIBRARY

GORETY

NEW
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY,
AND POR SALE AT THEIR OFFICE, 71 WALL STRBET,

NEW YORK.

1843.

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Entered,

According to act of Congress, in the year 1843, BY MARK H. NEWMAN,

In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

STEREOTYPED BY T. B. SMITH, 74 FULTON
STREET, NEW YORK.

J. Bedford. Print. 138 Fulton st.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

"Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the ends of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles and the inhabi. tants thereof."

To aid pious seamen in singing unto the Lord a new song is the object of this volume. It originated from the importunity of demand coming from every quarter for sweeter and better "Songs of Zion." The committee appointed to prepare this volume cherish the hope and belief that this demand will now be most satisfactorily met. So far as they have entered into other men's labours, they hereby tender them their grateful acknowledgments; while they earnestly bespeak from all the praying circles and solemn assemblies in the land a hearty remembrance of the sailor.

It is indeed cause for devout thanksgiving that the old licentious songs of the sea; the odes to Bacchus, and the chants toVenus are giving place to songs which enrich the mind and improve the heart. Cause for everlasting thanksgiving that divine prophecies and promises are beginning to have their fulfilment in the conversion of the abundance of the

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Then sing, ye seamen, sing and tell
Of all the goodness of the Lord,
In saving men from sin and hell
By his good Spirit, and his Word.

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HYMNS.

THE SCRIPTURES.

C. M. 1.

The Bible suited to our Wants.
I FATHER of mercies ! in thy word

What endless glory shines!
For ever be thy name adored,

For these celestial lines.
2 Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast;
Sublimer sweets than nature knows

Invite the longing taste.
3 Here, the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
4 Oh! may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord !

Be thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view my Saviour there.

L. M.
2. Prophecy and Inspiration.
I 'T WAS by an order from the Lord,
The ancient prophets spoke his word;
His spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warmed their hearts with heavenly fire.

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