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allerations in the expressions or arrangement, made either by themselves or by preceding Collectors, the Hymns are essentially different from what they originally were; and there are few in which some alterations have not been made. As it would be useless, and indeed almost impracticable, to specify all the changes which have been made on the originals, the Editors leave the Hymns, (as in the former Collection,) without reference to their respective Authors.

The Editors may be allowed to state, before they conclude, that, individually and collectively, they have spared no pains to render the Collection as complete and useful as possible. They regard the object as a very important one,-believing that a Hymn-Book has great efficacy in the formation and cultivation of devotional feelings and religious principle, owing, in part, to the employment of it in the public services of religion, and, perhaps not less, to the use frequently mad : of it in private. While they indulge the hope, that the Collection will meet the wishes, and promote the religious edification, of the Congregation for whose service it has especially been formed, they are not without the expectation, that it will be more extensively useful in farthering the grand cause of Christian truth and practice. With these views they humbly commend their labours to the divine blessing.

Exeter,
May the 29th, 1812.

INDEX of FIRST LINES.

Those hymns which are marked by an
asterisk (*), are original: those which are marked
by an obelus (t), have not heretofore been pub-
lished in any Collection of Hymns designed for
Public Worship

HYMN

A.
ABSURD and vain the attempt to bind .......... 248
Again our weekly labours end,

250
Again the Lord of life and light,

252
Again to God your cheerful anthems bring; 36
A glory gilds the sacred page,

88
All-powerful, self-existent God,

23
All-seeing God! 'tis thine to know

246
** All yet is well, the mother said,

304
Almighty Author of our frame!

8
Almighty Father! gracious Lord !

189
Almighty God! thy powerful word

60
+Almighty Power! amazing are thy ways, . 80
Amidst a world of hopes and fears,

218
And now, my soul! another year

267
Arise, my soul! extend thy wings

143
At the portals of thy house,

253
Author of good! we rest on thee;

202
Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,

166
Awake, our souls! awake, our tongues! 192

B.
Before Jehovah's awful throne,

4
Begin, my soul! the exalted lay;

9
Behold the affecting sight,

258
Behold! the lofty sky ............

85

HYMN
Behold! the morning sun

98
Behold the Prince of Peace,

104
Behold! where, breathing love divine, 244
Behold! where, in the friend of man, 107
Beset with snares on every hand,

219
Be thou exalted, O my God!

17
Be thou my Shepherd, gracious Lord !

199
** Bless'd are the meek, he said

235
Bless'd are the poor of patient mind,

165
Bless'd be the everlasting God,

128
Bless, O my soul! the living God;

37
+Blest is the man that fears the Lord; ..... 212
Blow ye the trumpet, blow

125
C.
Come, said Jesus' sacred voice

121
Come, sound his praise abroad,

13
Come, ye that love the Lord,

159
Consider all my sorrows, Lord !

308
E.
Eternal and Immortal King!

227
Eternal bliss, and lasting woe,

290
Eternal God! Almighty Cause

1
Eternal God! how frail is man..................... 129
Eternal God! thy works of might

28
Eternal Source of every joy!

49
Eternal Source of life and light!...

182

F.
Faith adds new charms to earthly bliss,
Far from mortal cares retreating,

122
Far from these narrow scenes of night, ........ 134
Far from thy servants, God of grace!. 242
Father ador'd in worlds above!

175
Father divine! before thy view,
Father divine! thy piercing eye,

292
Father divine! for that bless'd word,

94
Father of all! eternal God! ....... ......... 174
Father of all! whose cares extend

223
*Father of Jesus! God of love!

118
Father of light! we sing thy name,

..............

54

...... 237

..... 185

HYMN
Father of mercies! God of love!

197
Father of our feeble race! ......

170
Frail life of man-how short its stay,

148
From all that dwell below the skies,

6
*From every thought and wish impure, 236
From north and south, from east and west, 138
From the table now retiring,

262
G.
Give thanks to God most high,

31
Give to our God immortal praise;

30
God in his earthly temples lays

176
God, in the gospel of his Son,

96
God moves in a mysterious way,

52
God of eternity! from thee

154
God of mercy! God of love!

214
God of my life and Author of my days! 313
God of my life! my thanks to thee

195
God of my life! through all its days

293
God of the morning, at whose voice

220
God of our lives, whose bounteous care 34
God, who in various methods told

95
Grace'tis a pleasing sound,

123
Great Cause of all things ! Source of life! 66
Great First of beings! mighty Lord!

74
Great Framer of unnumber'd worlds, 276
Great God! at whose all-powerful call, 56
Great God! in vain man's narrow view

2
Great God! my Father, and my Friend, 233
Great God! the heavens' well-order'd frame 86
Great God! this sacred day of thine

251
Great God! thy gracious aid impart, 183
Great God! we in thy courts appear, 269
Great God! we sing that mighty hand, 187
Great God! we sing thy praise

35
Great God! whose all-pervading eye ............ 247
Great God! whose universal sway

115
Great is the Lord; his name adore

11
Great is our God; his works of might

75
Great Lord of earth, and seas, and skies!.... 188

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HYMN
Great Ruler of all nature's frame!

............... 156
Great Ruler of the earth and skies !

61
Great Source of life! our souls confess

62
*Great Source of unexhausted good,

186
Great was the day, the joy was great, 101
Greatest of beings! Source of life! ................

67
H.
Hail, great Creator! wise and good! ............ 83
Happy is he whose early years....

163
Happy the man, whose wishes climb .......... 135
Hark! the glad sound! the Saviour comes, 103
Hasten, sinner! to be wise; ....

231
Hear, Oye dead! awake, arise!

144
Hear ús, O Father! when we pray,

141
He dies, the friend of sinners dies;

111
High in the heavens, eternal God !

51
Holy, holy, holy Lord !
* Homage pay to God above,

191
Hope of the wretched ! thou alone

45
Hosanna! let us join to sing

114
Hosanna, with a cheerful sound,
How blest the sacred tie that binds

280
How gracious is our God! ....

198
How many are thy thoughts of love!

50
How pleasing, Lord! to see,

279
How precious, Lord! thy holy word! 87
How rich thy favours, God of grace! 130
How shall I praise the eternal God,

19
I.
If love with other graces reign,

241
If solid happiness we prize, ......

225
*If we the Saviour's laws obey,

136
I'll bless Jehovah's glorious name,

288
Immortal God! on thee we call,

120
Imposture shrinks from light,

249
In all my vast concerns with thee,

26
*In all thy dealings, gracious God!..... 204
Indulgent Father! how divine,

295
Indulgent God! whose bounteous care 286

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