GOD the Lord is King; before him
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1 GOD the Lord is King; before him
Earth with all thy nations wait!
Where the cherubim adore him,
Sitteth he in royal state;
He is holy,
Blessed, only Potentate!
2 God the Lord is King, of glory,
Zion, tell the world his name;
Anci ... read more
GOD! who didst so dearly buy
7s & 6s. 1 Corinthians vi. 20.
1 GOD! who didst so dearly buy
These wretched souls of ours,
Help us thee to glorify
With all our ransomed powers:
Ours they are not, Lord, but thine;
O let the vessels of thy grace,
Body, soul, and spirit, join
In o ... read more
GOD, at thy command we rise
GOD, at thy command we rise
Thy glorious name to bless,
Thee the great Lord of earth and skies
We joyfully confess.
Our joy is now to sing of thee,
To triumph in thy love,
And this (transporting thought!) shall be
Our endless work above. ... read more
GOD, of good the unfathomed sea!
6-8s. 2nd. metre
1 GOD, of good the unfathomed sea!
Who would not give his heart to thee?
Who would not love thee with his might?
O Jesu, lover of mankind,
Who would not his whole soul and mind,
With all his strength, to thee unite?
2 Thou shin ... read more
GOD, our Hope and Strength abiding,
8 7, 8 7, 4 7.
1 GOD, our Hope and Strength abiding,
Soothes our dread, exceeding nigh:
Fear we not the world subsiding,
Roots of mountains heaving high,
Where in ocean's heart they lie.
2 Let them roar, his awful surges, -
Let ... read more
GOD, the offended God most high,
L.M. 2 Cor. v. 20.
1 GOD, the offended God most high,
Ambassadors to rebels sends;
His messengers his place supply,
And Jesus begs us to be friends.
2 Us, in the stead of Christ, they pray,
Us, in the stead of God, intreat,
To cast our arms, our ... read more
GOOD thou art, and good thou dost,
7s & 6s. The same subject.
1 GOOD thou art, and good thou dost,
Thy mercies reach to all,
Chiefly those who on thee trust,
And for thy mercy call;
New they every morning are;
As fathers when their children cry,
Us thou dost in pity spare,
And all ... read more
GRACIOUS Redeemer, shake
1 GRACIOUS Redeemer, shake
This slumber from my soul!
Say to me now, "Awake, awake!
And Christ shall make thee whole."
Lay to thy mighty hand!
Alarm me in this hour,
And make me fully understand
The thunder of thy power.
2 Give me on th ... read more
GRACIOUS Spirit, dwell with me!
1 GRACIOUS Spirit, dwell with me!
I myself would gracious be,
And with words that help and heal
Would thy life in mine reveal;
And with actions bold and meek
Would for Christ my Saviour speak.
2 Truthful Spirit, dwell with me!
I myself wo ... read more
GRANT, O Saviour, to our prayers,
GRANT, O Saviour, to our prayers,
That this changeful world's affairs,
Ordered by thy governance,
May so peaceably advance,
That thy Church with ardour due,
May her proper work pursue,
In all godly quietness,
Through the name we ever bless. ... read more
GRANTED is the Saviour's prayer,
1 GRANTED is the Saviour's prayer,
Sent the gracious Comforter;
Promise of our parting Lord,
Jesus now to heaven restored;
2 Christ, who now gone up on high
Captive leads captivity;
While his foes from him receive
Grace, that God with man ... read more
GREAT God of wonders! all thy ways
6-8s. A Pardoning God - Micah vii. 18.
1 GREAT God of wonders! all thy ways
Display the attributes divine;
But countless acts of pardoning grace
Beyond thine other wonders shine:
Who is a pardoning God like thee?
Or who has grace so rich and free? ... read more
GREAT God! to me the sight afford
C.M. Exodus xxxiv. 5, 6.
1 GREAT God! to me the sight afford
To him of old allowed;
And let my faith behold its Lord
Descending in a cloud.
2 In that revealing Spirit come down,
Thine attributes proclaim,
And to my inmost soul make known
The gl ... read more
GREAT God, indulge my humble claim,
L.M. Psalm lxiii.
1 GREAT God, indulge my humble claim,
Be thou my hope, my joy, my rest:
The glories that compose thy name
Stand all engaged to make me blessed.
2 Thou great and good, thou just and wise,
Thou art my Father and my God;
And I am ... read more
GREAT God, whose universal sway
L.M. Psalm lxxii.
1 GREAT God, whose universal sway
The known and unknown worlds obey,
Now give the kingdom to thy Son,
Extend his power, exalt his throne.
2 The sceptre well becomes his hands;
All heaven submits to his commands;
His justice sha ... read more
GREAT is our redeeming Lord,
7s & 6s. Psalm xlviii.
1 GREAT is our redeeming Lord,
In power, and truth, and grace
Him, by highest heaven adored,
His church on earth doth praise:
In the city of our God,
In his holy mount below,
Publish, spread his name abroad,
And all his grea ... read more
GREAT is the Lord our God,
1 GREAT is the Lord our God,
And let his praise be great;
He makes his churches his abode,
His most delightful seat.
2 These temples of his grace,
How beautiful they stand!
The honours of our native place,
And bulwarks of our land.
3 I ... read more
HAIL the day that sees him rise,
7s On the Ascension of Christ.
1 HAIL the day that sees him rise,
Ravished from our wishful eyes!
Christ, awhile to mortals given,
Reascends his native heaven.
2 There the pompous triumph waits:
"Lift your heads, eternal gates;
Wide unfold the ... read more
HAIL to the Lord's Anointed;
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1 HAIL to the Lord's Anointed;
Great David's greater son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.
2 He comes, w ... read more
HAIL! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
1 HAIL! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One God, in Persons Three!
Of Thee we make our joyful boast,
Our songs we make of Thee.
2 Thou neither canst be felt nor seen;
Thou art a Spirit pure;
Thou from eternity hast been,
And always shalt endu ... read more
HAIL! Father, Son, and Spirit great,
1 HAIL! Father, Son, and Spirit great,
Before the birth of time
Enthroned in everlasting state,
2 A mystical plurality
We in the Godhead own,
Adoring One in Persons Three,
And Three in nature One.
3 From thee our being ... read more
HAIL! holy, holy, holy Lord!
1 HAIL! holy, holy, holy Lord!
Whom One in Three we know;
By all thy heavenly host adored,
By all thy church below.
2 One undivided Trinity
With triumph we proclaim;
Thy universe is full of thee,
And speaks thy glorious name.
3 Thee, H ... read more
HAIL, co-essential Three,
2-6s & 4-7s. Hymn to the Trinity.
1 HAIL, co-essential Three,
In mystic Unity!
Father, Son, and Spirit, hail!
God by heaven and earth adored,
One supreme, almighty Lord.
2 Thou sittest on the throne,
Plurality in One:
Sai ... read more
HAIL, Father, whose creating call
C.M. Hymn to God the Father.
1 HAIL, Father, whose creating call
Unnumbered worlds attend;
Jehovah, comprehending all,
Whom none can comprehend!
2 In light unsearchable enthroned,
Whom angels dimly see,
The fountain of the Godhead owned,
And fo ... read more
HAIL, God the Son, in glory crowned,
C.M. Hymn to God the Son.
1 HAIL, God the Son, in glory crowned,
Ere time began to be;
Throned with thy Sire, through half the round
Of vast eternity!
2 Let heaven and earth's stupendous frame
Display their Author's power;
And each exalted ser ... read more
HAIL, Holy Ghost, Jehovah, Third
1 HAIL, Holy Ghost, Jehovah, Third
In order of the Three;
Sprung from the Father and the Word
From all eternity!
2 Thy Godhead brooding o'er the abyss
Of formless waters lay;
Spoke into order all that is,
And darkness into day.
3 In d ... read more
HAIL, thou once despised Jesus!
8s & 7s.
1 HAIL, thou once despised Jesus!
Hail, thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
Thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, thou agonizing Saviour,
Bearer of our sin and shame!
By thy merits we find favour;
Life is given through t ... read more
HALLELUJAH! WHAT A SAVIOR
Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, Who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Guilty, ... read more
HAPPY man whom God doth aid!
1 HAPPY man whom God doth aid!
God our souls and bodies made;
God on us, in gracious showers,
Blessings every moment pours;
Compasses with angel-bands,
Bids them bear us in their hands;
Parents, friends, 'twas God bestowed,
Life, and all, d ... read more
HAPPY soul that free from harms
1 HAPPY soul that free from harms
Rests within his Shepherd's arms!
Who his quiet shall molest?
Who shall violate his rest?
Jesus doth his spirit bear,
Jesus takes his every care;
He who found the wandering sheep,
Jesus still delights to ke ... read more
HAPPY soul who sees the day,
8-7s. Isaiah xii.
1 HAPPY soul who sees the day,
The glad day of gospel grace!
Thee, my Lord (thou then wilt say)
Thee will I for ever praise;
Though thy wrath against me burned,
Thou dost comfort me again;
All thy wrath aside is turned,
Thou hast ... read more
HAPPY the man that finds the grace,
L.M. Prov. iii. 13 - 18.
1 HAPPY the man that finds the grace,
The blessing of God's chosen race,
The wisdom coming from above,
The faith that sweetly works by love.
2 Happy beyond description he
Who knows, The Saviour died for me,
The gift uns ... read more
HAPPY the souls that first believed,
L.M. Primitive Christianity.
1 HAPPY the souls that first believed,
To Jesus and each other cleaved,
Joined by the unction from above
In mystic fellowship of love.
2 Meek, simple followers of the Lamb,
They lived, and spake, and thought the same; ... read more
HAPPY the souls to Jesus joined,
1 HAPPY the souls to Jesus joined,
And saved by grace alone,
Walking in all his ways they find
Their heaven on earth begun.
2 The church triumphant in thy love,
Their mighty joys we know;
They sing the Lamb in hymns above,
And we in hymns ... read more
HARK the herald-angels sing
1 HARK the herald-angels sing
"Glory to the new-born King,
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled."
2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a virgin ... read more
HARK! a voice divides the sky,
1 HARK! a voice divides the sky,
Happy are the faithful dead!
In the Lord who sweetly die,
They from all their toils are freed;
Them the Spirit hath declared
Blest, unutterably blest;
Jesus is their great reward,
Jesus is their endless rest. ... read more
HARK, how the watchmen cry,
1 HARK, how the watchmen cry,
Attend the trumpet's sound!
Stand to your arms, the foe is nigh,
The powers of hell surround:
Who bow to Christ's command,
Your arms and hearts prepare!
The day of battle is at hand!
Go forth to glorious war! ... read more
HE comes! he comes! the Judge severe,
1 HE comes! he comes! the Judge severe,
The seventh trumpet speaks him near;
His lightnings flash, his thunders roll,
How welcome to the faithful soul!
2 From heaven angelic voices sound,
See the almighty Jesus crowned,
Girt with omnipotenc ... read more
HE dies! the friend of sinners dies!
1 HE dies! the friend of sinners dies!
Lo! Salem's daughters weep around!
A solemn darkness veils the skies;
A sudden trembling shakes the ground:
Come, saints, and with your tears bedew
The sufferer, bruised beneath your load,
He poured out ... read more
HE wills that I should holy be,
1 HE wills that I should holy be,
That holiness I long to feel;
That full divine conformity
To all my Saviour's righteous will.
2 See, Lord, the travail of thy soul
Accomplished in the change of mine,
And plunge me, every whit made whole, ... read more
HEAD of thy church, whose Spirit fills
L.M. Revelation xxii. 17.
1 HEAD of thy church, whose Spirit fills
And flows through every faithful soul,
Unites in mystic love, and seals
Them one, and sanctifies the whole;
2 "Come, Lord," thy glorious Spirit cries,
And souls beneath the alta ... read more
HEAR thou my prayer, O Lord,
S.M. Psalm cxliii.
1 HEAR thou my prayer, O Lord,
And listen to my cry:
Remember now thy faithful word,
And graciously reply.
Do not in judgment rise
Thy servant's life to scan;
For righteous in thy spotless eyes
Is found no living man.
2 I s ... read more
HEARKEN to the solemn voice,
7s & 8s.
1 HEARKEN to the solemn voice,
The awful midnight cry;
Waiting souls, rejoice, rejoice,
And see the Bridegroom nigh;
Lo! he comes to keep his word,
Light and joy his looks impart;
Go ye forth to meet your Lord,
And meet him in your heart. ... read more
HEAVENLY Father, sovereign Lord,
8-7s. Isaiah xxxv.
1 HEAVENLY Father, sovereign Lord,
Ever faithful to thy word,
Humbly we our seal set to,
Testify that thou art true.
Lo! for us the wilds are glad,
All in cheerful green arrayed,
Opening sweets they all disclose,
Bud and blossom ... read more
HEAVY on me, O Lord, thy judgments lie:
10 10, 10 10, 10 10, 10 6. Psalm lxxxviii.
1 HEAVY on me, O Lord, thy judgments lie:
And curst I am, for God neglects my cry;
O Lord, in darkness, in despair I groan;
And every place is hell; for God is gone!
O Lord arise, and let thy beams control
... read more
HELP us, Lord! each hour of need
C.M. Matthew xv. 25.
1 HELP us, Lord! each hour of need
Thy heavenly succour give;
Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
Each hour on earth we live.
2 O help us when our spirits bleed
With contrite anguish sore;
And when our hearts are cold an ... read more
HELP, Lord! the busy foe
S.M. In a hurry of business.
1 HELP, Lord! the busy foe
Is as a flood come in!
Lift up a standard, and o'erthrow
The soul-distracting sin:
This sudden tide of care
Roll back, O God, from me,
Nor let the rapid current bear
My soul away from thee. ... read more
HELP, Lord, to whom for help I fly,
8s & 6s.
1 HELP, Lord, to whom for help I fly,
And still my tempted soul stand by,
Throughout the evil day;
The sacred watchfulness impart,
And keep the issues of my heart,
And stir me up to pray.
2 My soul with thy whole armour arm;
In each ap ... read more
HIGH above every name,
2-6s & 4-7s. SECOND PART
1 HIGH above every name,
Jesus, the great I AM!
Bows to Jesus every knee,
Things in heaven, and earth, and hell;
Saints adore him, demons flee,
Fiends, and men, and angels feel!
2 He left his throne above,
Emptied of al ... read more
HIGH in the heavens, eternal God,
L.M. Psalm xxxvi.
1 HIGH in the heavens, eternal God,
Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud
That veils and darkens thy designs.
2 For ever firm thy justice stands,
As mountains their foundations keep;
Wise ... read more