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The Compiler's sole object, in publishing this work, has been to supply Unitarian congregations, consisting principally of members in the humbler walks of life, with a copious variety of Hymns, at cost price;* and should it meet with their approbation, he will consider himself amply rewarded.

Trowbridge, Feb. 1, 1830.

* Congregations may therefore be supplied with copies of this Hymn Book printed on an inferior paper, by ap. plying (if by letter, post paid) to the Editor, Hilperton Road, Trowbridge; or to Mr. WEALD, Town Hall, Southwark. Price ls. 6d. in sheets, in quantities not less than 14, and 2s. in boards, in quantities not less than 10.


1. C. M.

Lord's-day morning. 1 AGAIN the Lord of life and light

Awakes the kindling ray, Unseals the eyelids of the morn,

And pours increasing day.
2 O what a night was that which wrapt

The heathen world in gloom!
O what a sun which broke this day

Triumphant from the tomb !
3 This day be grateful homage paid,

And loud hosannas sung ;
Let gladness dwell on ev'ry heart,

And praise on ev'ry tongue.
4 Ten thousand diff'ring lips shall join

To hail this welcome morn,
Which scatters blessings from its wings

To nations yet unborn.


2. L. M.

The Sabbath welcomed. i How welcome thy returning beams,

Thou fairest morn of all the sev’li! Those wake to toil and earthly schemes;

Thou to repose and thoughts of heav'n! 2 The six days' noise and rage are o'er,

Appeas'd the tumult and the strife;
Now may the spirit freely soar,

No longer chain’d to cares of life.
3 Come, let us join the goodly throng,

to God our early vow; Repeat his praise in cheerful song ,

And at his footstool humbly bow. 4 He hath reveal'd a blest abode,

In gospel lines divinely fair ;
Come, let us seek the heav'nly road,

That we may not be strangers there. 5 Nor with the sabbath's parting ray

Let us our pious zeal conclude;
But strive to know, each passing day,

Some strengthen’d grace, or sin subdu'd. 6 Then we may trust our Father's love, That when we ’ve pass'd these days of

care ; Train'd for his blissful courts above,

An endless sabbath we shall share.

3. S. M.

Delight in the worship of God.
1 COME, we who love the Lord,

And let our joys be known,
Join in a song with sweet accord,

And thus surround the throne. 2 The sorrows of the mind

Be banish'd from this place, Religion never was design'd

To make our pleasures less. 3 Th' eternal God is our's,

The God of boundless love; He will send down his heav'nly pow'rs

To carry us above. 4 There shall we see his face,

And never, never sin ;There from the rivers of his

Drink endless pleasures in.
5 The sons of God have found

Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits, on earthly ground,

From faith and hope may grow. 6 Then let our songs abound,

And ev'ry tear be dry : We're marching thro' Immanuel's ground

To fairer worlds on high,

4. S. M.

Invitations to the House of God. 1

COME to the house of pray'r,

0 ye afflicted, come! The God of peace shall meet you there,

He makes that house his home. 2 Come to the house of praise,

Ye who are happy now !
In sweet accord


voices raise; In kindred homage bow. 3 Ye aged, hither come, For ye

have felt his love! Soon shall your trembling tongues be

Your lips forget to move. [dumb, 4 Ye young, before his throne

Come, bow; your voices raise :
What! shall your hearts His praise disown

Who gives the pow'r to praise? 5 Thou, whose benignant Eye

In mercy looks on all,
Who see'st the tear of misery,

And hear'st the mourner's call ;6 Up to thy dwelling place

Bear our frail spirits on,
Till they outstrip time's tardy pace,

And heav'n on earth be won.

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