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BLIC LIBYARY 150992 ASTOR, LENOX AND 711. DEN FOUNDATIONS. 1899. DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to pode

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the ninth day of March, A. D. 1829, in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, Sebastian and Russell Streeter, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit :

“ The New Hymn Book, designed for Universalist Societies : compiled from approved Authors, with Variations and Additions. By Sebastian and Russell Streeter. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion." Psalm lxv. 1."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to an act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by secure ing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of

during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the beneTH fits to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and

other printe."
PUBLIC LIBRARY

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusette.

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

EXPLANATION OF METRES.

L. M.

Long Metre.
6 1. L. M. Six line Long Metre.
L. P. M.

Long Particular Metre.
81. L. M. Eight line Long Metre.
C. M. Common Metre.
C. P. M. Common Particular Metre.
S. M. Short Metre.
S. P. M. Short Particular Metre.
H. M. Hallelujah Metre.
78. M. Sevens Metre.
6s. M. Sixes Metre.
8 & 78. M. Eight and sevens Metre.
8s. M. Eights Metre.
hany & 6s. M. Seven and sixes Metre.
10s. M. Tens Metre.
11s. M. Elevens Metre.
11 & 108. M. Eleven and tens Metro.
6 & 4s. M. Six and Fours Metro.
P. M. Particular Motro.

PREFACE.

TAE principal reasons for compiling The New HYMN Book are the following: 1. To collect a body of sacred poetry, embracing greater consistency of sentiment and variety of subjects than have obtained in other works of the kind ; 2. To arrange the subjects in such order as to render the work most convenient for Preachers and private Christians; 3. To furnish Universalist Societies with an elegant book, at a low rate, containing Hymns of suitable length, and adapted to all the purposes of public and private devotion. How far the compilers have succeeded in their undertaking must be determined by an enlightened and discriminating community.

The inconvenience and perplexity attending the promiscuous distribution of Hymns, in every book now used in Universalist Societies, are effectually obviated by the distinct classification of subjects in this work.

The names of authors, so far as they have been ascertained, are affixed to their Hymns, respectively, in the Index. Those which have not, to the knowledge of the Compilers, been inserted in a Hymn Book, are consid-ered original, and designated in the Index by au asterisk [*]

The characters, denoting the major or minor key, will be found, it is believed, very convenient and useful.

The alterations of selected Hymns are too numerous to be particularly noted, and it inust, therefore, suffice to remark, once for all, that the sentiment and phraseology have been varied in all cases where it was deemed necessary.

Respectfully dedicating the New Hymn Book to their brethren of like precious faith, the compilers devoutly commend both to the protection and blessing of Heaven.

Boston, March 4, 1829.

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GOD AND HIS PERFECTIONS,

HYMN 1. L. M. [#]

Being of God. ? THERE is a God—all nature speaks,

Through earth, and air, and sea, and skies : See, from the clouds his glory breaks,

When first the beams of morning rise. 2 The rising sun, serenely bright,

O'er the wide world's extended frame
Inscribes, in characters of light,

His mighty Maker's glorious name. 3 The flowery tribes, all blooming, rise

Above the weak attempts of art;
Their bright, inimitable dyes

Speak sweet conviction to the heart. 4 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,

And trace creation's wonders o'er,
Confess the footsteps of a God;
Come, bow before him, and adore.

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HYMN 2. 61. L. M. [#]

Perfection of God.
1 Thou art, Almighty Lord of all,

From everlasting still the same;
Before thee dazzling seraphis fall,

And veil their faces in a flame,
To see such bright perfections glow,

Such floods of glory from thee flow. 2 What mortal hand shall dare to paint

A semblance of thy glory, Lord ?
The brightest rainbow tints are faint,

The brightest stars of heaven afford
A dim effusion of those rays

Of light, that round Jehovah blaze. 3 The sun himself is but a gleam,

A transient meteor from thy throne;
Arid every frail and fickle beam,

That ever in creation shone,
Is nothing, Lord, compared to thee,

In thy own vast immensity. 4 But though thy brightness may create

All worship from the hosts above,
What most thy name must elevate

Is, that thou art a God of love,
And mercy is the central sun
Of all thy glories joined in one.

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