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to the pleasure and profit they afford-but in this selection there is abundance to suit every taste; nor is there any class who use them that may not find the principal of those which they have been pleased to call their favourites. He did not think himself at liberty to select for the fastidious and the formalist. It was for the humble and the pious this work has chiefly been designed. It was un. dertaken for the edification of those who 'sing with the spirit and with the understanding," that It might be the means of inspiring their devotion -and of confirming the faith, enlivening the hopes, and increasing, through the melody of Psalips, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, the flame of pure practical holiness.
Praise alone constitutes the employment of the saints of God in glory. But in this state of being our praises should be mingled with prayer-humtle, fervent, and sincere. Singing enables the mem. bers of the church militant not only to offer supplications to God, but also to anticipate those heavenly exercises in which the spirits of the just made perfect shall be engaged when faith is lost in Fight and hope in fruition-when the saints of God shall take their harps, and with melody never again to cease, shall raise the heavenly anthem,* Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty"-" Hallelujah! salvation, and glory, and honour, and power unto the Lord our God; for true and righteous are his judgments."
HYMN 1 P. M.
He was condemned and led away,
Look on mount Calvary.
Upon the shameful tree.
With hands and feet nailed to the wood:
Came flowing down aniain.
And laughed at his pain.
Behold, in agonjes he dies;
Come see his tort'ring pain.
When Christ the Lord was slain.
4 Hark! men and angels, hear the Son;
He cries for help, but O! there's none;
His garments stair'd with blood.
The conquering Son of God.
With hearts like steel around him stand,
Come try yourself to free."
Sinners, for you and me.
He fills the mediatorial seat,
With loud hosannas tell,
Ho conquered death and heli.
The great atonement now is made:
For you he spilt his blood;
In Christ your smiling God. & All glory be to God on high,
Who reigns enthron'd above the sky,
Glory to him be given:
I hope to shout eternal rounds,
HYMN 2. C. M.
Unawed by shame or fear;
And stopp'd my wild career. 2 I saw One hanging on a tree
In agonies and blood;
As near his cross I stood.
Can I forget that look;
Though not a word he spoke.
And plung'd me in despair ;
And help'd to nail him there. 5 Alas! I knew not what I did;
But now my tears are vain;
For I the Lord have slain.
“I freely all forgive; This blood is for thy ransom paid,
I'll die that thou mays't live." 7 Thus, while his death my sin displays
In all its blackest hue; (Such is the mystery of grace)
It seals my pardon too.
My spirit now is filld,
HYMN 3. P. M.
On the Passion. Sawye my Saviour! saw yemy Savious
Saw ye God?
Ah! he died on Calvary, to atone for you and me,
And to purchase our pardon with blood. 2 He was extended! he was extended!
Shamefully nail'd to the cross : Ohi he bowed his head and died I thus my Lord
was crucified, To atone for a world that was lost. 3 Jesus hung bleeding! Jesus hung bleeding!
Three dreadful hours in pain: Oh! the sun refus'd to shine, when his majesty
Was derided, insulted and slain. 4 Darkness prevailed! Darkness prevailed!
Darkness prevailed o'er the land : Ohl the solid rocks were rent, through creation's
When the Jews crucified the God-man. 5 When it was finish'd, when it was finish'd,
And the atonement was made; He was taken by the great, and embalm'd in
And in a new sepulchre was laid. 6 Hail, mighty Saviour! Hail, mighty Saviour!
Prince-and the author of peace ! Oh! he bursts the bands of death, and triumph.
ant through the east,
He ascended to mansions of bliss. 7 Now interceding! Now interceding!
Pleading that sinners may live ; Crying, Father I have diedi o behold my hands
To redeem them :- I pray thee forgive. 8 I will forgive them! I will forgive them!
f they'll repent and believe : Lei them now return to me, and be reconcil'd to
HYMN 4. P. M.