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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.
HYMNS & PSALMS.
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.
The heathen world in gloom!
Triumphant from the tomb !
And loud hosannas sung ;
And praise on ev'ry tongue.
To hail this welcome morn,
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;
No longer chain’d to cares of life.
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 ;
That we may not be strangers there. 5 Nor with the sabbath's parting ray
Let us our pious zeal conclude;
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.
And let our joys be known,
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
Glory begun below;
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 !
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 :
Who gives the pow'r to praise? 5 Thou, whose benignant Eye
In mercy looks on all,
And hear'st the mourner's call ;6 Up to thy dwelling place
Bear our frail spirits on,
And heav'n on earth be won.