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This collection, like the Hymn Book of 1801, of which it is designed to be a continuation, consists partly of translations from the German, and partly of original English compositions. The former are marked with an asterisk.
Nearly the same order has been followed in the arrangement of the Hymns.
An index, containing the first line of every verse, and a table of the tunes is subjoinod.
May our Saviour, Jesus Christ, lay his blessing on this publication, and render it subservient to the promotion of that liturgical spirit of singing and making melody unto the Lord, which has always peculiarly characterized the Congregations of the United Brethren!
Fairfield, June 1st, 1808.
PAGE I. Of the Birth and Life of Christ
259 II. Of the Sufferings and Death of Christ
262 III. Of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
266 IV. Of Faith in Christ
in 268 V. Of Thankfulness for Christ's Birth and Death ... 270 VI. Of Brotherly Love
.............starci....... 272 VII. Of following Christ...
climb... 273 VIII. Of Self-knowledge
276 IX. Of Sanctification X. Of Patience in Tribulation...
..voil. 280 XI. Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving
284 XII. Of Prayer and Supplication
286 XIII. Of the Church of Christ
*400 XIV. Of the Servants of Christ
...v.. -291 XV. Of the spreading of Christ's Kingdom upon Earth 294 XVI. Hymns for solemn Occasions....
297 XVII. Of the Holy Communion ................................ 300 XVIII. Of our Departure unto the Lord and the last Judgment 302
I. Of the BIRTH and LIFE of CHRIST.
1001.* T. 22. 12. He, grace and truth revealing,
With man takes
his dwelling, REJOICE,our natureChristassumes, Assumeth, cloth'd in weakness, Born of a virgin, lo! he comes, Of sinful flesh, the likeness. God hath this birth for him ordain'd, Adore and wonder ev'ry land.
3. What welcome shall I give thee,
Or how shall I receive thee, 2. He left his bright, his glorious Thou long predicted Saviour, throne,
In whom the lost find favor? He bow'd the heav'ns, to earth came down,
4. Accept our pray'rs and praises, And thus his wondrous race began, When at thy manger waiting,
O lovely infant Jesus,
For mercy thee entreating.
To God be glory given,
his Son beloved. 4. Behold a great, a heav'nly light, 6. Here, of Christ's incarnation, From Bethle'm's manger shining bright, And death, we make confession, Around those, who in darkness dwell, There, shall his love unbounded The night of evil to dispel.
In nobler strains be sounded. 5. Incarnate God, exert thy pow'r, · Arise, thou glorious Conqueror,
1003. * Subdue sin, death and ev'ry foe, Erect thy kingdom here below.
TRULY that eventful day,
When the God of our salvation
Helpless in a manger lay,
Of our bliss laid the foundation, THE Sun of grace is rising,
Centuries had never gain'd Man with his beams rejoicing;
What He then for man obtain'd. He renders undone sinners
2. But why do we Jesus see, Life's glorious heirs and winners. Thus assuming human nature ?
Ah! 'twas done for me, for me, 10. What shall I now give to thee?
heart as a thank-off'ring: Even me, yea thousands more, What hast thou not done for me, Yet as mine, I him adore.
By that life of woe and suff'ring? 3. Of such love what mortal can
This restores far more, than all
I had lost by Adam's fall.
1004. T. 585.
Freely offer'd, glad receive;
shall live; And with Satan, sin and hell " To God glory in the highest,
Formed a rebellious union, “On earth peace, good will to men!"
Therefore come, 'tis God who calls;
“ Unto us a Son is given, Or the elements took station,
“ Unto us a Child is born." Worms or seraphs had their place, 3. Now to Bethle'm we're invited, Fixed stood his scheme of grace. Or to Calv'ry bim to know, 6. Who would venture to explain,
But ere long we shall be cited, With what holy exultation
When the trump of Godshall blow, He foretold his blood-bought gain,
'Fore the presence of his glory, What the heay’nly hosts' sensation,
As the Judge of quick and dead, When with joy and wonder mix'd,
4. Then on clouds in glory seated, They beheld his purpose fix'd ? He'll pronounce their final doom,
Who, while here, tho' oft entreated, 7. Scarce hąd Adam fall’n from grace, For Immanuel found no room. Ev'n in paradise insnared,
Gracious Saviour! since thou callest, When with parent's tenderness God his will to save declared ;
May not one of us refuse. Should not such great mercy move
5. May we all once stand before thee, All to praise, adore and love?
Giv'n unto thee without loss, 8. See th'almighty God descend,
As thy saints, who here adore thee, At the time by him directed,
In the manger, on the cross;
“ To God glory in the highest, Thirty years on earth to spend, As a man despis'd, rejected,
« On earth peace,' goodwill to men." As a victim to be slain,
1005., T. 585, His love's purpose to obtain.
PEACEon earth! heay'n is proclaim9. What sure prophecies foretold, ing,
And mysterious types depicted, Peace, descending from above, Sacred covenants of old,
Peace, good will, lost man reclaiming, Solema promises predicted, Peace from God, God who is love! All was made Amen and Yea, Peace in Jesus :/): Peace, that neOn that great eventful day.
ver shall remove.