Изображения страниц
PDF
EPUB
[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][graphic][ocr errors][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed]

1160 Deliverance from national Jugdments implored.

Nor let the honor of Thy Name

Be by another put to shame. 2 On Thee, our guardian God, we call; Before Thy throne of grace we fall;

4 Forgive the sin that we have wrought, And is there no deliverance there?

Increase the good that we have sought; And must we perish in despair ?

That we at length, our wanderings o'er,

May please Thee here and evermore. 3 See, we repent, we weep, we mourn;

5 Blest Three in One and One in Three, To our sorsaken God we turn; O spare our guilty country, spare

Almighty God, we pray to Thee,

That Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless The Church which Thou hast planted here.

Our fast with fruits of righteousness. 4 We plead Thy grace, indulgent God,

Rev. John Mason Neale. (1818—1866.) 1851. all

Rev. Sir Henry Williams Baker. (1821–) 1861. We plead Thy Son's atoning blood, 1162

Forefathers' Day.
We plead Thy gracious promises ;
And are they unavailing pleas?

1 O GOD, beneath Thy guiding hand,

Our exiled fathers crossed the sea; 5 These pleas, presented at Thy throne, And when they trod the wintry strand,

Have brought ten thousand blessings down With prayer and psalm they worshipped On guilty lands in helpless woe;

Thee. Let them prevail and help us too.

2 Thou heard'st, well pleased, the song, the Rev. Samuel Davies. (1724-1701.) 1769,

prayer: 1161

Thy blessing came; and still its power Humble Confession of Sir,

Shall onward through all ages bear 1 IN prayer together let us fall,

The memory of that holy hour. And cry for mercy, one and all, And weep before the Judge, and say, 3 Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God O turn from us Thy wrath away.

Came with those exiles o'er the waves;

And where their pilgrim feet have trod, 2 Thy grace have we offended sore

The God they trusted guards their graves By sins, O God, which we deplore ; Pour down upon us from above

14 And here Thy name, O God of love, The riches of Thy pardoning love.

Their children's children shall adore,

Till these eternal hills remove, 3 Remember, Lord, though frail we be, And spring adorns the earth no more. That yet Thy handiwork are we;

Rev. Leonard Bacon. (1802–) 1838, 1845. ab.

RUSSIAN HYMN. 11, 10, 9.

Alexis Theodore Lwofl. (1799-) 1830

1. God, the All-Ter-ri-ble, Thou who ordainest Thunder Thy clarion, and lightning Thy sword;

[graphic][subsumed]

1163

Let not Thy wrath in its terror awaken; Prayer for Peace.

Give to us pardon and peace, O Lord. 2 God, the Omnipotent, Mighty Avenger,

Watching invisible, judging unheard; 4 So will Thy people, with thankful devotion, Save us in mercy, O save us from danger;

Praise Him who saved them from periland Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.

sword,

Shouting in chorus, from ocean to ocean, 3 God, the All-Merciful, earth hath forsaken

Peace to the nations, and praise to the

Lord. Thy ways all holy,and slighted Thy word;

Henry Fothergill Chorley. (1808–1872.)

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

1. From foes that would the land de- vour; From guilt - y pride, and lust of power;

From wild se · di . tion's law . less hour; From yoke of

sla · ve · ry:

1164

Prayer for Protection.
z From blinded zeal, by faction led;

From giddy change, by fancy bred;
From poisoned error's serpent head,

Good Lord, preserve us free.
3 Defend, O God, with guardian hand,

The laws and rulers of our land,

And grant Thy churches grace to stand

In faith and unity.
4 Thy Spirit's help of Thee we crave,

That Thy Messiah, sent to save,
Returning to the world, might have
A people serving Thee.
Bp. Reginald Heber. (1783—1826.) 1827. alt.

AMERICA. 6, 4.

John Bull !_(1563—1628.) 1605.

Henry Carey. (1693-1743.)

1. My country 't is of thee, Sweet land of li - ber-ty,

Of thee I

sing; Land where my

fathers died, Land of the pilgrim's pride, From every mountain side Let

freedom ring.

1165

National Hymn.
2 My native country, thee,
Land of the noble, free,

Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills

Like that above,
3 Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees

Sweet freedc m's song:
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake,
Let rocks their silence break,

The sound prolong.
4 Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,

To Thee we sing:
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King.

Rev. Samuel Francis Smith. (1808-) 1832. 1166

"God save the State."
I God bless our native land:
Firm may she ever stand,

Through storm and night;
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave,
Do Thou our country save

By Thy great might.

2 For her our prayer shall rise
To God, above the skies;

On Him we wait;
Thou who art ever nigh,
Guarding with watchful eye,
To Thee aloud we cry,
God save the State.

Rev. John Sullivan Dwight. (1812--) 1844 1167

Thanksgiving for Harvest.
| The God of harvest praise,
In loud thanksgivings, raise

Hand, heart, and voice;
The valleys laugh and sing,
Forests and mountains ring,
The plains their tribute bring,

The streams rejoice.
2 Yea, bless His holy name,
And joyous thanks proclaim

Through all the earth;
To glory in your lot
Is comely; but be not
God's benefits forgot

Amidst your mirth.
The God of harvest praise;
Hands, hearts, and voices raise

With one accord;
From field to garner throng,
Bearing your sheaves along,
And in your harvest song

Bless ye the Lord.
James Montgomery. (1771-1854.) 1822. ab. and alte

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][graphic][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed]

1168 Wedding Hymn.

13 Thus when on Aaron's head John ii. 2.

They poured the rich perfume, 2 And happy was the bride,

The oil through all his raiment spread,
And glad the bridegroom's heart,

And pleasure filled the room.
For He who tarried at their side
Bade grief and ill depart.

4 Thus on the heavenly hills

The saints are blest above; 3 His gracious power divine The water vessels knew;

Where joy, like morning dew, distils,

And all the air is love. And plenteous was the mystic wine

Rev. Isaac Watts. (1674-1748.) 1719 The wondering servants drew. 4 O Lord of life and love,

1170 The Lord's Prayer. Come Thou again to-day;

1 OUR heavenly Father, hear And bring a blessing from above

The prayer we offer now: That ne'er shall pass away.

Thy name be hallowed far and near;

To Thee all nations bow. 5 O bless, as erst of old,

The bridegroom and the bride; 2 Thy kingdom come; Thy will Bless with the holier stream that flowed On earth be done in love, Forth from Thy piercéd side.

As saints and seraphim fulfil 6 Before Thine altar-throne

Thy perfect law above. This mercy we implore;

3 Our daily bread supply, As Thou dost knit them, Lord, in one,

While by Thy word we live;
So bless them evermore.

The guilt of our iniquity
Rev. Sir Henry Williams Baker. (1821–) 1861.

Forgive, as we forgive. 1169

Love and Worship in a Family. 4 From dark temptation's power,

Ps. cxxxiii.
I BLEST are the sons of peace,

From Satan's wiles defend;
Whose hearts and hopes are one;

Deliver in the evil hour, Whose kind designs to serve and please

And guide us to the end. Through all their actions run.

5 Thine then forever be 2 Blest is the pious house,

Glory and power divine; Where zeal and friendship meet: The sceptre, throne, and majesty Their songs of praise, their mingled vows,

Of heaven and earth are Thine. Make their communion sweet.

James Montgomery. (1771-1854.) 1825. ab

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][graphic][ocr errors][subsumed][subsumed]

Dedication of a Home. 1171

4 O spread Thy covering wings around, Gen. xii. 7. 2 Cor. v. i.

Till all our wanderings cease, 2 Here let Thy peace, O Saviour, rest;

And, at our Father's loved abode,
Here let Thy love abide;

Our souls arrive in peace.
Make us a blessing, make us blest,
In all that may betide.

5 Such blessings from Thy gracious hand

Our humble prayers implore; 3 Keep storm, and firc, and sickness hence,

And Thou shalt be our chosen God And danger and alarm;

And portion evermore. Nor let the son of violence

Rev. Philip Doddridge. (1702-1751.) 1737. Approach to do us harm.

Michael Bruce. (1746—1767.) 1781 alt. 4 Let our petitions when we meet, 1173 Christ's Presence in the House. And every secret prayer,

1 DEAR Friend, whose presence in the house, Come up before Thy mercy-seat,

Whose gracious word benign, And find acceptance there.

Could once at Cana's wedding feast 5 Teach us, in life, with faith and love

Turn water into wine :
To do our Lord's commands;
And give us, in Thy time, above,

2 Come visit us, and when dull work A house not made with hands.

Grows weary, line on line,

Revive our souls, and make us see
Rev. John Mason Neale. (1818—1866.) 1844. ab.

Life's water glow as wine.
Jacob's Vow.
1172 Gen. xxviii. 20-22.

3 Gay mirth shall deepen into joy, 1 O God of Bethel, by whose hand

Earth's hopes shall grow divine, Thy people still are fed;

When Jesus visits us, to turn Who through this weary pilgrimage

Life's water into wine. Hast all our fathers led:

4 The social talk, the evening fire, 2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present The homely household shrine, Before Thy throne of grace:

Shall glow with angels' visits when God of our fathers, be the God

The Lord pours out the wine. Of their succeeding race.

5 For when self-seeking turns to love, 3 Through each perplexing path of life Which knows not mine and thine, Our wandering footsteps guide ;

The miracle again is wrought, Give us each day our daily bread,

And water changed to wine. And raiment tit provide.

Rev. James Freeman Clarke. (1810–) 1856

« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »