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PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCE,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
SET FORTH IN GENERAL CONVENTIONS OF SAID CHURCH, IN THE YEARS
OF OUR LORD, 1789, 1808, AND 1826.
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON, PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY S. F. BRADFORD.
I DO hereby certify, that this edition of the Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States of America, set forth in General Conventions of said Church, in the years of our Lord, 1789, 1808, and 1826, has been compared and corrected by the standard stereotype edition, and is permitted to be published as a stereotype edition, duly compared and corrected by a suitable person, appointed for that purpose.
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the nineteenth day of April, in the fifty-first year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1827, the Right Reverend Wm. White, the Rev. Jackson Kemper, Wm. Meredith and Horace Binney, a committee of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal
Church, in the United States of America, in the year 1826, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: “Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States of America.
Set forth in General Conventions of said Church, in the years of our Lord, 1789, 1808, and 1826."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned”—And also to the act entitled, “ An act supplementary to an açt, æntitiet, An act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing
the copie of Maps Charts and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such - copies during the tiine's therein mentioned,” and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”
I. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
(C. M.) 1 REAT God! with wonder and with praise
On all thy works I look ;
Shine brightest in thy book.
Have much instruction given; But thy good word informs my soul
How I may soar to heaven. 3 The fields provide me food, and show
The goodness of the Lord; But fruits of life and glory grow
In thy most holy word. 4 Here are my choicest treasures hid;
Here my best comfort lies; Here my desires are satisfied,
And here my hopes arise. 5 Lord, make me understand thy law,
Show what my faults have been, And from thy Gospel let me draw
Pardon for all my sin.
To save my soul from hell;
Such heavenly wonders tell.
And take a fresh delight,
(C. M.) 1 VATHER of mercies! in thy word
What endless glory shines !
For these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Exhaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind.
And yields a free repast;
Invite the longing taste.
Spreads heavenly peace around;
Attend the blissful sound.
My ever dear delight ;
And still increasing light.
Be thou for ever near;
And view my Saviour there.
(C.M.) 1 REAT first of beings! mighty Lord
Of all this wondrous frame!
The world from nothing came.
'Twas instantly obey'd; And through thy goodness all things stand,
Which by thy pow'r were made.
They all reflect thy light:
And day succeeds the night.
And beams of cheering day; And distant stars, in order set,
By night thy pow'r display.
5 For this
the earth its produce yields,
And trees aspiring grow.
This wise and noble end-
Shall to thine honour tend.
Proclaim'd th' Eternal Lord:
At his creating word.
Dark, sluggish, and confus'd;
And quick’ning pow'r diffus'd.
The mandate, “ Be there light :" Light darted forth in vivid rays,
And scatter'd ancient night. 4 The glorious firmament he spread,
To part the earth and sky; And fix'd the upper elements
Within their spheres on high. 5 He bade the seas together flow;
They left the solid land;
Sprung forth at his command.
Two greater orbs of light ; The radiant sun to rule the dạy,
The moon to rule the night. ng To all the varied living tribes
He gave their wondrous birth; Some form’d within the wat’ry deep,
Some, from the teeming earth.
Man, honour'd man, was made;
With innocence array’d.