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PREFACE.

THE Hymn-Book printed in the year 1801, for the use
of the PROTESTANT CHURCH of the UNITED BRETHREN
being out of print, a new edition is now published.

As this hymn-book is also intended for the use of our
missions in the English dominions abroad, where holy bap-
tism is frequently administered to adults; and as the same
is at times administered here, we have added a few hymns,
that may be suitably used on such occasions.

The hymns translated from the German are distinguish-
ed by an asterisk [*]; those not marked in this manner,
are English compositions.

In order to find any single verse, the INDEX does not
contain the first line of each Hymn only, but of each
Verse in this collection. The lines which begin a hymn
are also marked in the index with an asterisk [*].

The numbers of the tunes, placed over the hymns, have
a reference to the second index, which points out the
tunes for the hymns that occur in this book.

May ail, who use these hymns, delight in and experi-
ence at all times the blessed effects of the apostle Paul's
advice, (EPHESIANS v. 18, 19.) " Be filled with the

your heart

Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in

to the Lord,” yea anticipate already, whilst in the body,

though in an humble and imperfect strain, the

the innumerable company of angels, and the spirits of

just men made perfect, (Heb. xii. 22, 23.) who being

redeemed out of every kindred and tongue, and people,

and nation, and having washed their robes and made

them white in the blood of the Lamb, (Rev. v. 9. and vii.

14.) are singing in perfect harmony, (Rev. v. 12,-14)
“ Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power,
and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and
glory, and blessing, for ever and ever,” Amen!

March 1st. 1809,

OF THE

CHURCH OF THE UNITED BRETHREN.

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Have mercy upon us!
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Have mercy upon us!
Lord,

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mercy upon us!
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Hear us!
Lord God, our Father, which art in heaven!

Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven ; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen!

Lord God, Son, thou Saviour of the world!

Be gracious unto us! Lord God, Holy Ghost!.

Abide with us for ever!

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From coldness to thy merits and death,
From error and misunderstanding,
From the loss of our glory in thee,
From the unhappy desire of becoming great,
From self-complacency,
From untimely projects,
From needless perplexity,
From the murdering spirit and devices of Satan,
From the influence of the spirit of this world,
From hypocrisy and fanaticism,
From the deceitfulness of sin,
From all sin,

Preserve us, gracious Lord and God!
By all the merits of thy life,
By thy human birth and circumcision,
By thy obedience, diligence, and faithfulness,
By thy humility, meekness, and patience,
By thy extreme poverty,
By thy watching, fasting, and temptations,
By thy griefs and sorrows,
By thy prayers, and tears,
By thy having been despised and rejected,

Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God! By thine agony and bloody sweat, By thy bonds and scourgings, By thy crown of thorns, By thy cross and passion, By thy sacred wounds and precious blood, By thy dying words, By thy atoning death,

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By thy rest in the grave, ,
By thy glorious resurrection and ascension,
By thy sitting at the right hand of God, ».
By thy prevailing intercession,
By the holy sacraments,
By thy divine presence,

(Matth. xxviü. 20.) Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God! Cong. We humbly pray with one accord,

Remember us, most gracious Lord!
Think on thy suff'rings, wounds, and cross,
And how by death thou savedst us:
For this is all our hope and plea

In time and in eternity.
We poor sinners pray,

Hear us, gracious Lord and God ! Rule and lead thy holy christian church; Increase the knowledge of the mystery of Christ,

and diminish misapprehensions ; Make the word of the cross universal among those

who are called by thy name; Unite all the children of God in one spirit; (John xi. 52.) Abide their only Shepherd, High-Priest and Saviour; Send faithful laborers into thy harvest; Give spirit and power to preach thy word ; Preserve unto us the word of reconciliation till the

end of days, And through the Holy Ghost, daily glorify the

merits of thy life, sufferings and death; Prevent, or destroy, all designs and schemes of

Satan, and defend us against his accusation; For the sake of that peace which we have with thee, may we, as much as lieth in us, live peaceably

(Rom. xii, 18.)

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