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UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE AMERICAN
SEAMENTS FRIEND SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY,
AND FOR SALE AT THEIR OFFICE, 71 WALL STREET,
According to act of Congress, in the year 1843, BY MARK H. NEWMAN,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
STEREOTYPED BY T. B. SMITH, 74 FULTON
J. Bedford. Print. 138 Fulton st.
"Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the ends of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles and the inhabitants thereof."
To aid pious seamen in singing unto the Lord a new song is the object of this volume. It originated from the importunity of demand coming from every quarter for sweeter and better "Songs of Zion." The committee appointed to prepare this volume cherish the hope and belief that this demand will now be most satisfactorily met. So far as they have entered into other men's labours, they hereby tender them their grateful acknowledgments; while they earnestly bespeak from all the praying circles and solemn assemblies in the land a hearty remembrance of the sailor.
It is indeed cause for devout thanksgiving that the old licentious songs of the sea; the odes to Bacchus, and the chants to Venus are giving place to songs which enrich the mind and improve the heart. Cause for everlasting thanksgiving that divine prophecies and promises are beginning to have their fulfilment in the conversion of the abundance of the
Then sing, ye seamen, sing and tell
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MAY 5, 1938
The Bible suited to our Wants.
1 FATHER of mercies! in thy word
For ever be thy name adored,
2 Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows,
3 Here, the Redeemer's welcome voice
Attend the blissful sound.
4 Oh! may these heavenly pages be
5 Divine instructor, gracious Lord!
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
Prophecy and Inspiration.
1 'T WAS by an order from the Lord, The ancient prophets spoke his word; His spirit did their tongues inspire,
And warmed their hearts with heavenly fire.