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CHRISTIAN MELODIST:

A

NEW COLLECTION OF HYMNS

FOR

SOCIAL RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.

BY JOSEPH BANVARD,

PASTOR OF THE HARVARD STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, BOSTON.

BOSTON:
JOHN PUTNAM, 81 CORNHILL.

NEW YORK:
L. COLBY, 122 NASSAU STREET.

Ross Furnier

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1848,

BY JOHN PUTNAM, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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PREFACE.

The want of a hymn book adapted to all the purposes of social religious meetings, has for a long time been felt. Many of the books in use are so limited in their contents as to furnish but few appropriate hymns for the various purposes of these social gatherings; while others, which contain a greater variety, are printed in such small type as to render their use quite inconvenient, especially, as is too often the case, when the place of meeting is dimly lighted.

The present volume avoids both of these objections. It contains a copious variety of hymns, adapted to all the regular and the occasional meetings which are held, and is printed in large, open type, so as to be easily read.

Brevity, spirituality and earnestness are the general characteristics of the hymns. It has been a prominent object of the editor to prepare a book, which, besides being appropriate to the ordinary state of the church, should also be adapted to seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; he has, therefore, introduced a considerable number of hymns through which the returning backslider, the weeping penitent, the trembling believer,

the rejoicing convert, and the zealous, praying Christian may give solemn and earnest expression to their various religious emotions.

Special attention has been given to the cause of “Missions," and of “ Sabbath Schools,” by the insertion of a large number of hymns, suitable for use upon these occasions.

Each hymn has the name of an appropriate tune prefixed. The notes of these tunes are inserted at the end of the volume. This addition, it is presumed, will be highly acceptable to those who lead, and to those who unite in singing.

This work, though specially adapted to the use of social conference meetings, is, from the number and variety of its hymns, equally appropriate for public worship. It is believed, therefore, that it will meet the wants of all such churches as may not prefer a more expensive book for the Sabbath.

INDEX OF FIRST LINES.

HYMN . 111 . 290

86 61

39 . 108 . 220 . 367

148 . 560

214 . 274

91

• 153

A broken heart, my God, my King .
A charge to keep I have .
Acquaint thyself quickly, O sinner, with God
Again, from calm and sweet repose
A guilty, helpless sinner, Lord
Alas! and did my Saviour bleed
Alas ! what hourly dangers rise
All hail the power of Jesus' name
All ye who feel distressed for sin
Almighty God, thy constant care .
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound
Am I a soldier of the cross
And canst thou, sinner, slight
And will the Lord thus condescend
And can mine eyes without a tear
And must this body die :
And must I part with all I have
And must I be to judgment brought
Another day has fed
Arise in all thy splendor, Lord.
Arm of the Lord, awake! awake
Ascend thy throne, Almighty King .
As flies the shuttle o'er the loom.
As pants the hart for cooling streams
Assembled round thine altar, Lord
Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep .
Assist us, Lord, to view thy cross
As birds their infant brood protect
At anchor laid, remote from home
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Awake, my drowsy soul, awake
Awake, awake, each drowsy soul
Awaked by Sinai's awful sound
Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve
Awake our souls, away our fears .
Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes
A wail comes o'er the wave
Be firm and be faithful
Behold, a stranger at the door
Behold the ark of God
Behold the amazing sight.
Behold the expected time draw near
Behold the gift of God

. 346 . 519 . 216 . 523

58 420 421 436 . 497

10 27 516 377 318 43 63 277

97 . 183

287 . 286

499 . 579

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294

• 145

. 159 .. 351

428 • 140

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