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XXIII. Of Brotherly Love and Union of Spirit
XXIV. Of following Jesus, and bearing his Reproach 129
XXVII.Of Humility, Simplicity, and Growth in Grace 145
Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving
XXX. Of Prayer and Supplication
XXXI. Of the Christian Church in general, and the
Brethren's Congregations in particular
XXXII. Of the Servants and Witnesses of the Lord,
and the Spreading of his Kingdom upon
H. For Widows
XXXVII. Hymns for sundry Occasions
A. For the New Year
XXXVIII. Of our Departure unto the Lord, and the
Resurrection of the Body
Of Christ's Coming to Judgment
THE Hymn-Book printed in the year 1801, for the use
of the PROTESTANT CHURCH of the UNITED BRETHREN being out of print, a new edition is now published.
As this hymn-book is also intended for the use of our missions in the English dominions abroad, where holy baptism is frequently administered to adults; and as the same is at times administered here, we have added a few hymns, that may be suitably used on such occasions.
The hymns translated from the German are distinguished by an asterisk [*]; those not marked in this manner, are English compositions.
In order to find any single verse, the INDEX does not contain the first line of each HYMN only, but of each VERSE in this collection. The lines which begin a hymn are also marked in the index with an asterisk [*].
The numbers of the tunes, placed over the hymns, have a reference to the second index, which points out the tunes for the hymns that occur in this book.
May all, who use these hymns, delight in and experience at all times the blessed effects of the apostle Paul's advice, (EPHESIANS V. 18, 19.) "Be filled with the
Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart
to the Lord," yea anticipate already, whilst in the body,
though in an humble and imperfect strain, the song of
the innumerable company of angels, and the spirits of
just men made perfect, (HEB. xii. 22, 23.) who being
redeemed out of every kindred and tongue, and people,
and nation, and having washed their robes and made
them white in the blood of the Lamb, (REV. v. 9. and vii.
14.) are singing in perfect harmony, (REV. v. 12,-14)
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power,
and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and
Lord God, our Father, which art in heaven!
Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the ever and ever. Amen!
Lord God, Son, thou Saviour of the world!
Be gracious unto us!
Lord God, Holy Ghost!
Cong. Most Holy, Blessed Trinity!
We praise Thee to eternity. :||::||:
Thou Slaughter'd Lamb, our God and Lord!
To needy pray'rs thine ear afford,
And on us all have mercy!
From coldness to thy merits and death,
From the loss of our glory in thee,
From the unhappy desire of becoming great,
From untimely projects,
From needless perplexity,
From the murdering spirit and devices of Satan,
From the deceitfulness of sin,
From all sin,
Preserve us, gracious Lord and God!
By all the merits of thy life,
By thy human birth and circumcision,
By thy obedience, diligence, and faithfulness,
By thy watching, fasting, and temptations,
By thy prayers, and tears,
By thy having been despised and rejected,
Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God!
By thine agony and bloody sweat,
By thy bonds and scourgings,
By thy crown of thorns,
By thy cross and passion,
By thy sacred wounds and precious blood,
By thy dying words,
By thy atoning death,`