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THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCH,
PUBLISHED IN 1809.
PRINTED BY T. CUNNINGHAM, SCOTLAND-STREET)
THIS collection like the Hymn Book of 1801, of which it is designed to be a continuation, consists partly of translations from the German, and partly of original English compositions. The former are marked with an asterisk.
Nearly the same order has been followed in the arrangement of the Hymns,
An index, containing the first line of every verse, and a table of the tunes is subjoined.
May our Saviour, Jesus Christ, lay his blessing on this publication, and render it subservient to the promotion of that liturgical spirit of singing and making melody unto the Lord, which has always peculiarly characterized the Congregations of the United Brethren!
Fairfield, June 1st, 1808.
1. Of the Birth and life of Christ.
259 II. Of the Sufferings and Death of Christ........... 262 111. Of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost............... 266 IV, Of Faith in Christ..........
268 Of Thankfulness for Christ's Birth and Death 270 Vi. Of Brotherly Love......
272 VII. Of following Christ.......
273 VIII. Of Self-knowledge...
276 IX. Of Sanctification.
279 X. Of Patience in Tribulation...
Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving................ 284 XII. Of Prayer and Supplication
286 XIII. Of the Church of Christ........
288 XIV. Of the Servants of Christ.....
291 XV. Of the spreading of Christ's Kingdom upon
294 Earth ... XVI. Hymns for solemn Occasions..
297 XVII. Of the Holy Communion......
300 XVIU. Of our Departure unto the Lord and the last
1001.* T. 22
2. He, grace and truth revealing, REJOICE,our nature Christassumes,
With man takes
his dwelling, Born of a virgin, lo! he comes,
Assumeth, cloth’d in weakness, God had this birth for him ordain'd,
Of sinful flesh, the likeness. Adore and wonder ev'ry land. 3. What welcome shall I give thee, 2. He left his bright, his glorious Thou long predicted Saviour,
Or how shall I receive thee, throne,
In whom the lost find favor ? He bow'd the heav'ns, to earth came down,
4. Accept our pray’rs and praises,
For mercy thee entreating.
Gave his Son beloved. 4. Behold a great, a heav'nly light,
up From Bethle’m's manger shiping 6. Here, of Christ's incarnation, bright
And death, we make confession, Around those, who in darkness dwell, There, shall his love unbounded The night of evil to dispel.
In nobler strains be sounded. 5. Incarnate God, exert thy pow'r,
1003.* T. 83. Arise, thoa glorious Conqueror, Subdue sin, death, and ev'ry foe,
TRULY that eventful day, Erect thy kingdom here below.
When the God of our salvation
Helpless in a manger lay, 1002.* T. 10.
Of our bliss laid the foundation, THE Sun of grace is rising,
Centuries had never gain'd
What He then for man obtain'd.
2. But why do we Jesus see, Life's glorious heirs and winners. Thus assuming human nature?