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ANCIENT HYMNS,

Etc.

RIVINGTON
3Lonticn
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Catniritirjc

JVaterloo Place

High

SU'eet

Trinity Street

ANCIENT HYMNS
Jrom
i\)z

Koman

Btebiarg

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

OJilG IN A L

H YMNS

By

RICHARD MANX,
SOMETI-ME LORD BISHOP OF

D.D.

DOWX AND COXXOR

RIVINGTONS
2.ontion,

ifor'D,

ani CamBritgr

1871
[New Edition)

ontznt^.
I.

MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS FOR EACH DAY IN THE WEEK


FIRST SERIFS
Morning
Evening

I.

Hymn

for Sunda}',

.....
.
.

PAGE
3

Prime? die
II.

qiio Trinitas.

Hymn for
Hymn
for

Sunday,
]Monday,

6
8

Liccis Creator Optijne.


III.

Morning
Evening

JaiJi hicis orto sidere.


IV.

Hymn

for ]\Ionda3%
cceli

10

Iinmejise
V.

Conditor.
.
.

Morning
Evening

VI.

Hymn for Tuesday, A les diei niinttJis. Hymn for Tuesday,


Telhiris

12

.....

14

ahne Conditor.

VII.

Morning
Evening

Hymn for Wednesday,


Hymn for Wednesday,
Coeli

....
.

16

Consors paterni Ituninis.


VIII.

18

Dens
for

sanctissime.

IX.

Morning

Hymn

Thursday,
coeli

.....
. .
.

20

y^terjia
X.

gloria.
.

Evening H^-mn

for Thursday, Mag9iF Dens potentice.

22

VI

Morning
Evening

Hymn

for Friday,

Splendor PaterncB

GloricE.

Hymn

for Friday,

..... .....

PAGE
24

27

Hoviinis S2iperne Conditor.

Morning
Evening

Hymn for Saturday, Nox et teiiebrcK et mihila. Hymn for Saturday, Jam Sol Tccedit i^neiis.

29

31

n.

MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS FOR EACH DAY IN THE WEEK


SECOND SERIES

XV.

Morning
Evening

Hymn
O

Sunday, Sol sahttis intbnis.


for

XVI.

XVI r. Morning

Hymn for Sunday. Hymn for Monday,


Node suj'genies
Ecce ja7n
jioctis

[Original],

37

39

vigile^mis ouines.

tenuatur timbra.
41
De7is.

xviii.

Evening

Hymn

Monday, Rector potens, verax


for for

XIX.

Morning

Hymn
Hymn
Nox

Tuesday,

43

Soinno
XX. Evening

refectis artuhus.

for Tuesday, atra reruvi contigit. for

45

XXI.

Morning
Evening

Hymn
LtLx

Wednesday,

47

ecce stirgit aurea.


for

XXII.

Hymn

Wednesday, Rertnn Dens tenax vigor.


.

49
51

XXIII.

Morning

Hymn for Thursday,


Sterne rerwn

Co7iditor.

Vll
l^AGE

XXIV. Evening

Hymn

for Thursday'',

53

Te

hicis ante ter7ninuni.


.

XXV, Morning H^^mn for Friday, Aurora jam spargit pohiDi.


XXVI, Evening

55

Hymn for Hymn

Friday,

57

^terjte Rector
XXVII.

sidericjii.

Morning
Evening

for Saturday,

59

Tn
XXVIII.

Trinitatis Ufittas.

Hymn for

Saturda5^

'^Original

^,

6i

HI.
XXIX.

HYMNS FOR OUR LORD'S HOLY DAYS


for

Hymn Hymn
Hymn

Advent

I.),

65

Verbu7ii sjcperniun prodicns.

XXX.
XXXI.

for

En

Advent (2.'^, clara vox redargjiit.


,

67

for our Lord's Nativity

i,),

69

Jesu Redeuiptor
XXXII.

oin7ii7iin.
(2.;,

Hymn for our Lord's Nativity A solis ortics cardiiie,

...
. .
.

71

XXXIII. H^TTin for the Circumcision,

.....
.

73

Creator ahne sidernm.

XXX IV. Hymn


XXXV.
XXXVI,
XXXVII.

for the

Epiphany Epiphany

(i,),

75

sola 77iagnaru7n 7irbiu77i.


(2.),
. .

Hymn

for the

77

Crudelis Herodes,

Deii77i.

Hymn
Hj-mn

for Christ's Presentation in the

Temple,

79

O gloriosa
for

Virgi7i7(i7i.

Lent Lent

'i,),

81

Ex 77tore docti 77iystico.


XXXVIII.

Hymn for
Hvmn

[2,),

84

Atidi, he7tig7ie Co7iditor.

XXXIX.

for the

Annunciation

(i,),

....

86

Qiie77i terra, p07itiis, sidera.

Vlll

PAGE
XL.
XLi.

Hymn for the Annunciation (2.) Hymn for Palm Sundaj^ (i.),
yes7c diilcis viei7toria.

[Original,,

88

90
92

XLI I.

Hymn
Hymn

for

Palm Sunday

(2.

J,

Jesii

Rex

admirabilis.

XLin.

for

Good Friday (i.), Lustra sex qui javi peregit. Pange lingiia gloriosi. Good Friday
Easter
i.
[2..),

..... .....

94

XLiv.

Hymn
Hj-nm

for

96
98

Sfabat
XLA'.

7)iater dolorosa.
',

for

Aurora
XLVL H3'mn
XLvn.
for

coehcin picrpiirat.
2.

Easter

Ad regins Agni dapes.


Hymn
for

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

100

Easter J.',

103

Rex seuipiterne cocliiuin.


XLVin. H3-mn for the Ascension
(i.',

105

^ter7ie
XLix.

Rex altissi7ne.
(2.},

Hymn for the Ascension


Salntis
h2i77iaiice

108

Sator.
I.;,

L.

Hymn for Whit


Ve7ii,

Sunday

110

Creator

Spiritiis.
^2.)

LL H3'mn
LiL

for

Whit Sunday

.....
\07-igi7ial
.

112

N7171C sa7icie 7iobis Spiritus.

Hymn
Hymn

for Trinity
S7i7Ji77icB

Sunday
Sunda}^

(i.^,

113

Pare7is

Cle77ie7iticp.
'2.)

LiiL

for Trinity

115

IV.
Liv.

HYMNS FOR

SAINTS'
^i.;,

DAYS
119

Hymn

on the Holy Angels

....
.

Christe, sa7ictor7i77i dec7cs A7igelor21771.


LV.

Hj-mn on the Holy Angels (2.), Te sple7idor et virtus Patris.

121

IX
PAGE
Lvi.

Hymn
Hymn

on the Holy Prophets, Quicimique Christian

123
gticsritis.

LVii.

on the Holy Apostles on the Holy Apostles

I.}

125

yEte7'}ia Christi miaiera.


LViii.

Hymn

2.

....
.
. .
.

127

Exnltet
Lix.

orbis gaudiis.
(i.),

Hymn

on the Holy Evangelists


Christi perejines

i2q

mciitii,'^
'2.),
.
.
.
.

Lx.

H3-mn on the H0I3' Evangelists


Si?iB

131

sub alto vertice. *


(i.),

LXi.

Hymn
Hymn

on the Holy Martyrs

S anctorujii
i.xii.

jneritis i?iclyta gaiidia.

on the Holy Martyrs {2.", Invicte Martyr ujiicicm.


All Saints
^i.',

.... ....
. . .

133

135

LXiii.

Hy-mn on

......

137

y xlutis
LXiv.

cEterncE
'2.

Dator.
139

Hymn

on All Saints
*

Original,

From

the Parisian Breviarj'.

ORIGINAL HYMNS
PRINCIPALLY OF

COMMEMORATION AND THANKSGIVING FOR


CHRIST'S

HOLY ORDINANCES
PAGE

Lxv. HjTnn of Thanksgiving for the one Holy, Catholic.

and Apostolic Church,


LXV'L
Lxvii.

143

LXViiL

Hymn commendatory of Prayer for the Church, Hymn of Thanksgiving for an Apostolical Ministry, Hymn commemorative of the Ministerial Commission,

145 147

........
vertice.

149

LXix.

Hymn Hymn Hymn

of Thanksgiving for God's Presence in


151

His Church, Alto ex Olyuipi


Lxx.

commemorative of the Pleasure of Social


153
Christ's Presence in

Worship,

LXXL
LXXiL
Lxxiii.

commemorative of

Social Worship,

155

Hymn commemorative of God's House of Prayer, Hymn commendatory of the Reverence due to
Holy
Places,

157

159

LXX IV.
Lxxv.
Lxxvi.
Lxxvii.

Hymn

commendatory of the Reverence due

Holy Things,

.......

to

t6i
163

Hymn of Thanksgiving for Holy Baptism, Hymn commemorative of the Church Militant, Hymn commemorative of the Church's Instruc. .

165

tion of her Children,

.....

167

XI
PAGE
Lxxviii.

Lxxix.

Hymn commendatory of Family Worship, Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Church's


tural

169

Scrip.

Worship,

.171
173

Lxxx.
Lxxxi.

Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Church's Liturg^^ Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Church's Primiti\e
Character,
.
.

-175
177

Lxxxii.
Lxxxiii.

Hymn commendatory of taking part in Worship, Hymn commemorative of the object of Christian
Worship,

179
.

Lxxxiv.

Lxxxv.
Lxxxvi.
Lxxxvii.
Lxxxviii.

Hymn commendatory of Christian Fellowship, Hymn commemorative of Prayer in, and to,
Christ,

181

183
of

Hymn

commendatory of the Church's Signs


. .

Reverence,

.185
187

Lxxxix.
xc.
xci.
xcii.
xciii.

xciv.

xcv.
xcvi.
xcvii.
xcviii.

Hymn commemorative of the Confession of Sins, Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Remission of Sins, Hymn commendatory of our Daily Prayers, Hymn commemorative of Singing Praises to God, Hymn commemorative of Thanksgiving to God, Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Holy Scriptures, Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Church's Creeds, Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Pure Faith, Hymn commendatory of Faith and Good Works, Hynm of Thanksgiving for Spiritual Instructors,
.
. . .

189
191

193
195

197

200
202
204

206
208
211 213

H>Tnn commemorative

of hearing God's Ministers,

Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Holy Communion, xcix. Hymn commendatory of the Holy Communion, c. Hymn commemorative of the 'Thrice Hoh\' CI. Hymn commemorative of the Da^^ of Holy Rest, cii. Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Day of Holy
.
.

216

219

Rest,

221

cm.

Hymn

commemorative of the Church's Greater


223

Festivals,

........

xu
CIV.

Hymn

commemorative of and the Life/*


to

'

The Way,
'

the Truth,

cv.

Hymn
Hymn
vals,

the Comforter for

Faith,

Hope, and

Charity,' *
cvi.

commendator}' of the Church's Minor Festi229


of Thanksgiving for the First Preachers of

.........

cvii.

Hymn

the Gospel,
cviii.

cix.

Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Church's Reformers, Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Church's Moderation,

236
239
241

ex. Hj'-mn
CXI.
cxii.
cxiii.

commendatory of Church Union,

cxiv.

cxv.
cxvi.
cxvii.
cxviii.

Hymn condemnatory of Schism, Hymn commemorative of the Punishment of S^ ihisi Hymn commendatory of Religious Zeal, Hymn condemnatory'' of False Zeal, Hymn of General Thanksgiving, Hymn commemorative of God's Blessing,
H^'mn commemorative
of Sickness,

244

246
248

250
252

254
257

cxix.

cxx.

Hymn commemorative of Death, Hymn commemorative of a Departed Friend, Hymn commemorative of the Day of Judgment,
'^

259
262

From

the Author's

'

Holy Daj'S of the Church.'

iteming anb Sbtning

35i)mn0

FOR EACH DAY IN THE WEEK

FIRST SERIES

iHorninrj J^gmn fox Sunt-ag


Primo
die qiio Trijiitas

Ox

this first day,

when heaven and


word
to birth
:

earth

Rose

at the Triune's

The day when He, who gave

us breath,
;

Revived our souls and vanquish'd death

Why close
Shake

in sleep

your languid eyes


wake, arise
;

off dull slumber,

And, mindful of the Prophet's


Right early in our

voice.

God

rejoice.

That
That

He may He may

hear the ascending cry;


stretch

His hand from high; and make us meet


seat

That

He may
Him

cleanse,
in

To

join

yon heavenly

That, while each consecrated hour

We
The

praise

and sing His glorious power,


day of
gifts

offerings of this

rest

May

with His choicest

be

blest.

Paternal Glory, Sire of

all.

Thee with
That we

overflowing hearts

we

call.

this

day may serve Thee, freed

From

guilty thought

and

sinful

deed

That no

foul passion's lawless flame

May
Nor

injure this corporeal frame

the unhallow'd heart's desire


fiercer
fire.

Plunge us in flames of

Saviour of m^en, whose blood alone

Can

for a ruin'd

world atone,
lift

Cleanse

Thou

our hearts, and upward


perennial
gift.

To

share in

Thy

To

Thee, most Holy Sire

to
:

Thee,

Co-equal only Son, we

flee

With Him, the union

to complete,

The

Spirit blest, the Paraclete.

II

bentng '^^mn
Liicis Creator

for

Suntag

Optime

O Thou, of light Creator best, Who didst the days with light invest
And
To
bid
its

new-born radiance shine


:

glad creation's origin

Thou,

vv^ho

the

morn

to evening join'd

For day's formation hast assign'd


1^0,

round us spreads a gloomy shade,


suppliants hear, their sorrows aid
!

Thy

The

soul, in sin's

hard bondage held.


life

Oh, be she not from

expell'd;
blind.

While yet to things eternal

In bands of wilful guilt confined.

Grant to heaven's portal she may

rise,

And
But

claim the everlasting prize


first,

from

sin's

oppression

free,
I

Grant her on earth to walk with Thee

Such favour, Lord, of Thee we pray.

Thy

blessing on this closing day

Sole Sovereign of the heavenly host,

Thee

Father, Son,

and Holy Ghost.

Ill

iJHotning f^gmn for fHcntiag

Jam

lucis orto sidere

Brightly
Pray we

shines the mornin2:-star

God His
sin

grace to give,
far
live.

That from

and danger

We

the

coming day may

That the tongue, by

Him

withheld,

May

from sounds of
eye,

strife refrain

That the

from roving

quell'd,
:

Seek not

sights corrupt or vain

That the

heart, with pureness fraught,


folly turn aside
;

May
And

from

the flesh,

by temperance
and

taught,
:

Calm

its lusts,

veil its pride

; ;

That,

when He

the day shall close,

And

the night successive brings


o'er our foes,

We, triumphant
^lay our

hymn

of glor}' sing

Glor}-, Sire of

all,

to

Thee

And

to

Thee, Co-equal Son,


Spirit,

With the

glory be

One

in Three,

and Three

in

One.

lO

IV

trenfng '^^mn for iHonlrag


Imme7ise
cccli

Conditor

All-presext Framer of the

sky,

Who
And

spread'st the firmament

on

high,

badest the parted waters flow,


above, below;

The broad expanse

Each

to the space, for each assign'd,


in

By Thee

heaven and earth confined,

The

heats by moisture to allay,


soil

Lest earth's parch'd

they waste away

Pour out Thy

Spirit,

and embue
perpetual

Our

hearts with

Thy

dew

Lest the deep taint of early time

Wear

out the soul with recent crime.

; ;;

II

Let Faith her growing Hght

suppi}',

sunbeam

to the clouded eye

O'er falsehood's mists exalt her head^

And on

the world's vain follies tread.

So be Thy

will,

Father, done

And
With

Thine, Co-equal only Son

Him combined

in

union meet,

The Holy

Ghost, the Paraclete.

12

iHorning ?^s^^^

^^^

STutstiag

Ales diei nuntius

The

bird, the harbinger of light,


his

Has sung
Hear ye not

morning

strain

Christ our minds excite,

And

call to life

again

'-

Arise,'

He

cries,

'

your beds forsake,


lie
!

Nor

slothful,

slumbering,

Chaste, upright, temperate, wake, awake

For

I,

behold,

am

nigh.'

With

prayer,

and

praise,

and minds sedate


:

We,

too, the Saviour rouse

For holy hearts delight to wait

On God

Avith

holy vows.

13

Do
Of

Thou,

Christ, our souls awake,

Burst

Thou

the chains of night

ancient sin the bondage break.

And

shine with new-form' d Hght

To God
And

the Father be addrest,

to the only Son,

All glory, with the Spirit blest,

Eternal Three in

One

H
VI

^btniuQ f^gmn
Telliiris

for

2Eustiag

alme Conditor

All-bounteous Framer of

the earth,

Thou who

the seas, her kindred birth,


;

Didst drive apart

and give

to stand

High

o'er the flood the solid

land

That thence

miglit spring the tender shoot,


flower, the pleasant fruit
;

The colour d

The

grass, her future tribes to feed


in each, its genial

And, wrapt

seed

The wounds

of the diseased soul


:

Make thou

with gracious freshness whole


sins in tears

That she her

may

steep.
;

Her

lusts in

due subjection keep

15

To Thy commands
From
At
all all

allegiance pay;

that
's

's

evil

turn

away

that

good with pleasure glow


know.

Nor

the keen sting of dying

So be Thy

will,

Father, done
;

And

Thine, Co-equal only Son


Thine,
life,

And

who

sharest the imperial seat,

Spirit of

blest Paraclete.

i6

VII

horning ?^2^^

f^^

ESIetintstiag

Consors pato'ui himi7iis

Consort

of paternal light,

Light of Light, essential day,

Bidding farewell to the night,

Lo

to

Thee we

sing

and

pray.

Chase the darkness from the mind,

Chase the powers of night

afar

Let not sleep om* senses bind.

Nor

the sluggish spirit mar.

Christ,

behold with kind regard.


to

What
I^et the

Thee

in faith

we bear

morning hymn be heard.


to the

Herald

morning prayer.

17

Prayer and

hymn

receive, addrest

To Thy

Father, and to Thee,


Spirit blest,
eternity.

And Thy Holy


Reigning to

VIII

Cecil Dejis Sanctissime

Thrice Holy Sovereign

of the sky,

Who
Thy

o'er the lucid tracts

on high

fleecy brightness dost diffuse,

And

paint

them with thy beauteous hues

Thou who along

the expanse of air


car,

Didst wheel the sun's refulgent

Ordain the moon's perpetual course.

And

curb the planets' wandering force

Apt

in their

motions to divide
the evening tide

The morning from

And by
The

each season's noted sign

days,

and months, and years define

19

Our darken'd

hearts illume with day,

Our

souls' defilements

purge away,

The band

of conscious guilt unbind,

And

lighten the sin -burden' d mind.

Such

favour, Lord, of

Thee we

pray,

Thy

blessing on this closing day,

Sole Sovereign of the heavenly host.

Thee

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

20

IX

iiHorning

f^gmn
ALtc7'na

for

SCi^utstiag

cceli

gloria

O ETERNAL
Blessed

praise of heaven,
to mortals given,

Hope

Partner of the Father's throne,

Thou

the Virgin-born alone

Grant

us, as

from sleep we

rise,

Healthful thoughts to scale the skies,

And
Due

to

God

with ardour raise

return of thankful praise.

By

the star of morning led,

Lifts the sun his orient

head

Rescued from the gloom of


Lighten us with holy
light.

night.

21

Grant

it

in our hearts to dwell,

Thence

the world's dark shades expel

And

through each succeeding time

Cleanse our breasts from taint of crime.

There may Faith

first

strike her root,

Hope, with

joy's delightful fruit,


three,

And, the greatest of the

Thine own handmaid. Charity.

Hymning

thus our matin lay,


to

Son of God,

Thee we pray

And
The

join with

Thine through endless days

Father's and the Spirit's praise.

22

(SbzniviQ

'^^mn

for

STl^urstiag

Magna: Deiis poiejiha:

God

of

all

nature, great

and good,

Who
Some

gavest the flood-engender'd brood,


in their liquid

bed

to He,
;

And some

to soar the lofty sky

FormVl or beneath the wave

to

swim,

Or

the thin air uplifted skim,

Sprung from one stock, each varied race


Fills his

appointed dwelling-place.

Meet grace
Be
theirs

to all

Thy

servants

show

no lapse of

guilt to

know.

Cleansed by the blood, salvation's spring,

Nor bear

of death the lingering sting.

23

Be none deprest by

wilful fault
exalt,
thrall,

Let none vain-glorious thoughts

Lest the weak mind, destruction's

O'erburden'd sink, o'ervaulting

fall.

So be Thy

will,

Great Father, done.


;

And
And

Thine, the well-beloved Son


Thine,

who

reign'st in

union meet,

Spirit of Hfe, blest Paraclete.

24

XI

fHotning ^^m\x

for

Jriiiag

splendor Pateiiia: Gloricv

IjIage of the Father

might,

Of His hght

essential ray,
light,

Source of splendour, Light of

Day

that dost illume the day

Shining with unsullied beam,

Sun of

truth,

descending stream

And upon
Pour thy

our clouded sense

Spirit's influence.

Father,

Thee too we implore


;

Father, of ahrnghty grace


Father, of eternal

power

Taint of sin from us

efface.

25

Each innocuous
Turn
to

act advance,
evil

good each

chance,

Blunt the sting of envy's tooth,

Keep

us in the ways of truth.

Rule our minds, our actions fomi,


Cleanse our hearts with chastity,

Give us love sincere and warm.


Uprightness from falsehood
Christ, our living spring
free.

and meat,

Freely

let

us drink and eat

iVnd our gladden'd souls

embue
dew.

With the

Spirit's healthful

Joy be ours the passing day,


Pureness like the morning's glow,
Faith as clear as noontide ray,
]\Iay the

mind no

twilight

know.

26
Welcoming
the dawning bright,
holier light,

Thus we pray a

From

the eternal Fountain drawn,

On

our waken'd souls

may dawn.

27

XII

aSbznivLQ

f^gmn

for Jritiag

Hominis

siiperne Conditor

Father

of men,

whose sovereign

will

Thy

works, ordain' d by Thee,

fulhl

Who

badest the earth to being bring

Cattle,

and

beast,

and creeping thing

And,

as to life call'd forth

by Thee^
to be.
roll,

Those mighty forms began

Badest them, as time should onward

Obey Thy

favom""d man's control

Do Thou

the impulse strong defeat,

If lawless lust our steps beset,

Or thought

of inward evil breed.

Or mingle with

the outward deed.

28

Do Thou Thy

promised blessings

give,

Grant us beneath

Thy

grace to hve

Dissension's hateful bands unbind,

And

stablish

peace with

all

mankind.

Such favour, Lord, of Thee we pray.

Thy

blessing on this closing day,

Sole Sovereign of the heavenly host,

Thee Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

29

XIII

JHorntng f^gtnn
Nox

for Satuttiag

et tenehrcv et inibila

Lo, night and clouds and darkness wrapp'd

The world

in

dense array,
the light breaks forth,

The morning dawns,

Hence, hence, ye shades, away.


Pierced by the sun's resistless shafts
Disparts the embattled gloom,

And

all things, lighten' d

by

his face,

Their wonted hues resume.

Thee, Christ, our only hope, we seek.

With meek and simple


With prayers and hymns

heart.

that

Thou

wilt deign

Thy

daily grace impart

30

Dark

is

the soul,

and needs Thy Hght,


;

To make
That
light,

her pure and clean

which shines

in heaven,

show

forth,

And

smile with face serene.

So may our minds the radiant beams

Of Thy

enlightening

know

So may our hearts by Thee inflamed

With holy transport glow


So may our tongues, inspired by Thee,
Still

sing the Eternal

One

The

Father, and the

Holy Ghost,

With Thee, begotten Son.

31

XIV

ffiijenfng

l^gmn
Sol

for

Satuttiag

yam

7'ecedit

igneus

Now
O

sinks in night the flaming sun

Thou, our everlasting day,

Thrice holy Godhead, Three in One.

Thy

brightness to our hearts display


the morning lay,

To Thee we hymn

To Thee
Grant
us, as

our evening vows are given


here to Thee

we

pray,

To

praise

Thee

in the courts of heaven.

No shadows

there nor clouds

impede

The view with

visions of affright

Nor sun nor moon those mansions need,

The Lam^b

is

their perpetual hght.

32

Oh, yet unseen by mortal

sight,

May

in our souls that scene endure,

That we, through hope of

that delight,
art pure.

May

purer grow as

Thou

And when
Shall

the day shall come, that


as now,

we

know no more,
unveiled

in part,
see.

May we
Be

Thy

presence
as

like,

and know Thee

Thou

art

And evermore

with voice and heart

Join concert with

Thy heavenly

host.

And

bear, in praising Thee, our part,

Thee

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

II

ittorning ani SDtniug 3^i)mnj5


FOR EACH DAY IN THE WEEK

SECOXD SERIES.

S4

Hear

the prayer, Almighty


praises while

King
sing.

Hear Thy

we

Hymning

with

Thy heavenly

host,

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

55

XXV

iHornins ^^rnn

for Jtflias

Atirora jam spa'rgit pohnn

With

dawn's faint streaks the heaven

is

sown,

O'er earth ghdes on the day,

Abroad the

shafts of

hght are thrown,

Hence, vain

deceits,

away

Away, each phantom of the

night.
:

Dread of the conscious sense


Whate'er of
fault

hath lent affright


I

To gloomy

darkness, hence

That the

last

morn each gloomy


to shun,

shade,

Which here we pray


Quench'd

in that glorious light


:

may

fade,

Before that cloudless sun

36

The

day,

Thine

o^\tl blest
all

day, appears.
;

When
And

a fresh

bloom

nature wears

we,

whom Thy

right

hand and voice


rejoice
!

Now
May

guide aright,

may we

the world's transitory frame,

All-bounteous Triad, bless

Thy Name

And, by Thy grace renewed, may we

New
To

songs of glory sing to Thee.

Thee, v/hose name, as heretofore,

Now
Thee

and

for ever shall

adore
heavenly host,

Thy Church on

earth.

Thy

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

37

XVI

Gfacning l^gmn for Sunliag


[original]

The day
The day
For
Sing
all

declines

but, ere

it

part,

that glads the Christian's heart,


its

the good,
to

course conveys,

we

God

our evening praise.

Praise

Him,

that vre this day Iiave trod


feet the

With reverent

house of

God

Our

sins widi lowly hearts confest,


blest.

And by His pardoning word been

Praise

Him,

that

we have sought Him


minister

there

By His commission'd
And, kneeling
at

His mercy's throne,

Have made our

vrants

and wishes knovm.

38

Praise

Him,

that

we have

raised our voice

In our Salvation to rejoice,

And

blest

His name, His Church among,

In psalm, and hymn, and holy song.

Praise

Him,

that

we

this

day have heard


:

The

truths of

His most holy word


!

Which

leads us, prone, alas

to stray.

Thro' earth's dark snares the heavenward way.

Praise

Him,

that
to

we our thanks have paid


displayed
;

For blessings

mankind
this life

For

all

the

good

can prove.
love.

But most

for

His redeeming

Praise

Him,

that thus we've sought

His
:

face.

His day by His own means of grace


Praise

Him

for

night's approaching

rest,

Praise Father, Son, and Spirit blest.

;;

39

XVII

iiH0tntnrj

?^smn

for ijEnnliag

Node sitrgentes

vigilemiis omnes^

etc.

Ecceja7n nodis tentiatur

7i7?ibra, etc.

Awaking

with the waken'd day,


raise

The monimg anthem

And

to our

God

the tribute pay,

The hymn

of tuneful praise.

O may
To

the

theme our

souls prepare
;

join the angels' throng

And

sing with

them our

j\Iaker there

In never-ending song.

Away

the night and darkness

fly,

Light brightens in the east

Hear, Lord of

all,

our suppliant cry,

To Thee

in faith addrest.

40
Our
souls o'erspent with guilt release,
sin forgive
;

Our load of

And

grant us evermore in peace


health with

And

Thee

to live.

Paternal Godhead, hear the hymn,

And
Vrith

grant the

meek

request,

Him, Thy

Glory's Filial

Beam,

And Him,

the Spirit blest.

41

XVIII

{jetting f^gtttit fox fHotttiag


Rector poieris^ verax Detis

i\IiGHTY Sovereign,

God

supreme,

Ruler of the varied day,

Who

send'st forth the

morning beam,
;

Whom

the noontide heats obey

\^'Tio

the hours, as on they glide,

Givest, to

Thee

as

seemeth

best.

And

the peaceful eventide


for

Hast ordain'd

welcome

rest

Quench

dissension's baneful

fire.

Bid each noxious heat depart.

To

our bodies hea.lth inspire,


heart.

Peace and comfort to the

42

To Thy
From

care
all

Thy

servants take,
ills

nightly

preserve

That to-morrow we may wake,

Thee with

strength renew'd to serve.

Holy Father, grant our


Grant
it,

prayer,

sole co-equal Son,

Grant

it,

blessed Comforter,

One

in Three,

and Three

in

One.

43

XIX

Moinins l^gmn
Somno
refectis

for

STixesliag

artubus

Our

limbs refresh'd with wholesome sleep,

We
But

scorn the bed of sloth to keep,


rise,

and Thee, our Father, pray,


lay.

To

hear and bless our morning

To Thee
By Thee

the voice be

first

addrest,

the waking thought possest.

That each succeeding act may be

Commenced, pursued,

fulfill'd in

Thee

Now

darkness fades before the hght,

Yields to the
If aught of
ill

dawn

the

gloom of night

the night concealed.

So may

it

to

Thy

brightness yield.

44

grant that thus our hearts within


still

iIay

be clean from
our outward

taint of sin

And

still

lips

may

raise

To Thee

the voice of deathless praise.

So be Thy

will,

Great Father, done


;

And
And

Thine, the Father's only Son


Thine,
life,

who

sharest the imperial seat,


!

Spirit of

blest Paraclete

45

XX
ffiiiening

J^gmn
atra

for

STuestiag

Nox

re7'tiin

contigit

Dark

night arrays in hueless vest


;

This undistinguish'd scene

To Thee we

fiy,

our sins confest,

Judge of the hearts of men.

Do Thou
And by
From

our former faults atone,

Wash Thou

our minds impure

Tliy mercy's sovereign


guilt's assaults secure.

boon

The

soul, to

conscious sin a prey,


:

In unblest torpor weak

Fain would she cast her sloudi awav.

And

Thee, her Saviour, seek.

46
The gloom, but
Which clouds
chief that

gloom

expel,

the mental sight,


bliss

That the glad soul her

may

feel,

And

bless

Thy

saving

light.

Such

grace, Eternal

One

in Three,

We
And

seek this hour of


;

rest,

Of Thee, O Father
Thee,

Son, of Thee
!

Spirit blest

47

XXI

Lux

ecce sit rgit

a urea

Behold,

it

shines, the

golden

light
flight

Haste, waning shadows, haste your

That we, through danger's devious way,

No more may

blindly, darkly, stray.

Shine, blessed light, serenely shine,

And show
Obscured

our brightness pure as thine


in lips or heart

by naught

Of

crafty word, or fraudfiil thought.

So pass the day

entire along

Nor

treacherous hand, nor lying tongue,


eyes, betray to sin

Xor roving

The outward form

or soul within.

48
See from above the watchman's eye

To Him
By Him

our days
are
all

all

open

lie

om' deeds surveyed,


to evening shade.

From opening dawn

And

so to

Him

be praise addrest,

To

Father, Son,
as
it

and

Spirit blest,

Now,

was through ages past,


through endless ages
last.

And

shall

49

XXII

Rertim Dens tenax vigor

Nature's God,

all-ruling

Power,

Who, Thyself exempt from change,


Dost
for each successive

hour
:

Its diurnal

course arrange

Cheer our darkness with Thy

light.

Succour us the approaching night,

From

our homes

all perils

keep,
sleep.

Nourish us with wholesome

Lord,

my

spirit to

Thy

care,
:

Sleeping, waking, I

commend

Thou

canst

its

decays repair,

Thou from

injury defend.

50
Grant

me

life, if life

Thou
to

will,

Thy commandments
Or,
if

fulfil

death be

Thy

decree,

Grant

me

such as leads to Thee.

Living, dead,

Thy

succour give.

Grant me. Lord, Thy saving grace


Living,
still

with
I

Thee

to live,

Dead, that

may

see

Thy

face

Evermore with Thee

to dwell,
tell,

Evermore Thy
Singing with
Father, Son,

praise to

Thy heavenly

host

and Holy Ghost.

51

XXIII

Sterne rermn

Cojtditor

Maker

of

all,

enthroned above,

Whose

laws the day and night arrange,

And

cause the seasons round to move,

Ordain'd in grateful interchange

Soon as the morn's enlightening ray


Calls

on the slumbering world

to wake,

The

lurking tribes, that roam'd for prey.


:

Their haunts of wickedness forsake

Sm^ooth o'er the waves to glide

is

seen,

With new-strung force the seaman's bark


And, holding on her course serene,
Hails the fresh light the Church's ark.

;!

52.

O
'T

Jesus,

Sun of righteousness,
thy cloudless face reveal
to bless,

Do Thou
is

Thine the darken'd soul


is

'T

Thine the

ills

of night to heal.

The

lapse of sin

do Thou

repair,
:

With renovating

lustre shine

Thine be the early morning prayer,

The morning hymn

of glory Thine

Glory, incarnate Son, to Thee,

The
And,

hfe

and

light of

men

confest

join'd in trinal unity,


Sire supreme.

Thy

Thy

Spirit blest

53

XXIV

Te hicis ante termlmun

Ere

the waning light decay,

God

of

all,

to

Thee we

pray.

Thee Thy Thee

healthful grace to send,

to guard us

and defend.

Guard from dreams Guard from

that

may

affright

terrors of the night


foes, without, within
sin.
;

Guard from

Outward danger, inward

Mindful of our only

stay.

Duly thus
Duly thus

to

Thee we pray

to

Thee we

raise

Trophies of our grateful praise.

S-4

Hear

the prayer, Almighty


praises while

King
sing,

Hear Thy

we

Hymning

with

Thy heavenly

host,

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

55

XXV

JHotnfng l^gtnn

for iftiliag

A ttrora jam

spa7'git pohtni

With

dawn's faint streaks the heaven

is

sown,

O'er earth glides on the day,

Abroad the

shafts of

Hght are thrown,

Hence, vain

deceits,

away

Away, each phantom of the

night.
:

Dread of the conscious sense


Whate'er of
fault

hath lent affright


!

To gloomy

darkness, hence

That the

last

morn each gloomy


to shun,

shade,

Which here we pray


Quench'd

in that glorious light


:

may

fade,

Before that cloudless sun

56
While purged from
that o'er the sight

sin,

Now

throv/s

its

shadows dim,
light.

We

walk abroad in heaven's pure


chant our thankful hymn.

And

All Glory to the Eternal

One

Be evermore

addrest.

To God,

the Father, and the Son,


Spirit blest.

Joined with the

57

XXVI

Sterne Rector

sidertun

Almighty God, whose

sceptre sways

The

earth

and

starry sky,

Whose
Nor

will the

world beneath obeys,

less the

world on high

In order meet about

Thy

throne

Unnumber'd angels

stand,

Prepared where'er Thou wilt to run.

And

act

by Thy command.

from that host of heavenly powers

Some

friendly spirit send,

To watch
And

us

in

our lonely hours,

in our sleep

defend

58

To guard
The

us from our ghostly foe,

serpent's subtle wile,

Lest secret fraud our steps overthrow,

And

specious arts beguile.

Night comes

and, wrapt in nightly shade


fearful snare
:

Lurks many a

But none Thy wisdom can evade.

And Thy

protecting care.

Still

be Thy

care,

God, our shield

Still

may

thy

wisdom guide

Us,

whom

Tliy

Holy Ghost has seaFd


has died.

For

whom Thy Son

59

XXVIT

fHotnfng 1^2^^ ^^^ Saturbag


Tti Triiiitatis Lhiitas

Holy

Being,

One and

Three,

Ruler of the world, to Thee,


In
this
I

hour of morning calm.

Hark

we chant

the wakeful psalm.

Calm
Hear

is

yet the hour of prime

us,

mindful of the time.

Holy

Being,
all

Thee

implore.

Balm on

our wounds to pour.

If this night the foe has

wrought

Evil deed, or noxious thought,

Far from us the snare of

hell
!

May Thy

heavenly power repel

6o

May no

sin

our bodies

stain,

May
Nor

our hearts no dulness chain


the

lukewarm

spirit faint,
taint.

Sickening by corruption's

Rather Thou, Most Holy, shine

On

our hearts with light divine


as

That each day,


Guiltless pass,

round

it

goes,
:

and peaceful close

And

again at evening

dim
hymn,

We may

wake the

grateful

Ruler of the world, to Thee,

Holy Being, One and Three.

6i

XXVIII

(Biiznins

'^^mn

for

Satutiag

[original]

Another day
Another week

is

well-nigh done,

its

course hath run

But who the next, or week or day,


Shall see conclude, what tongue can say
?

Praise

God

for all the time


for time

He

lent
:

His pardon pray

misspent

And beg

that

we may

better spend

Whate'er His bounty yet shall lend.

So, if

we

see the morrow's

beam,
;

May we

our former loss redeem


while to

Commencing
The

God we pay

duties of that holy day.

62

Or,

if

the day, the week, that

's

past,

Be of our time ordain'd the

last.

May

our rapt souls His grace convey


in

To wake

His eternal day

To

Thee,

in

whom we

live

and move,
;

Father of comfort,

God

of love

From whom
Thy
gift,

at first
still

our being flow'd.

and

to

Thee

is

owed

To Thee,

Thrice Holy, thus we raise


praise

Our even song of prayer and

And

aye our matin offering be.


1

Thrice Holy Being, paid to Thee

III.

i^gmtts for 0ur l^orb's

^^olj)

Bags.

65

XXIX

f^gmn

for atiticnt

(i.)

Verhim stipemiwi prodiens

Word
The

uncreate, Beloved One,

eternal Sire's Co-equal Son,

Who m
Camest

the course mature of time


forth to bless this world of crime

Illume our minds

Thy

truth to see.

Our

souls inflame with love of Thee,

That, spurning earth's deceitful toys,

Our

hearts

may

soar to heavenly joys.

So when Thy dreadful doom proclaims,


^

Hence,

sinners, to eternal flames

;'

And

milder tones the just invite


of serene delight
:

To mansions

66

Not

ours

may be

the whirling storm.


the deathless

The quenchless
But heavenly

fire,

worm

bliss to dwell with

Thee,

And God

with open face to see.

All blessing, honour, glory, power,

To Him whom

all

His

saints adore,

His Church below. His heavenly

host.

To

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

67

XXX

l^gmn
En

far

gitibent

(2.)

clara vox redai'gidt

Hark

a voice of warning, hark


it

Sounds

through the nations dark.


visions, fly

Hence, ye baseless

Jesus hghtens from on high.

From

the ground, where sunk


arise.

it lies.

Let the torpid mind


Banishing
all evil far,

O'er us shines a new-born

star.

Lo, the Lamb, before us


Freely cancels
Lov\dy
all all

set,

our debt

with tears His face

Seek we, and implore His grace.

68
So when

He

shines forth again,

Striking dread in guilty

men,

He may

from our
in

sins forbear

Vengeance, and

mercy

spare.

Hymns

of

glor}^,

notes of praise,

Through

eternal ages raise,

To

the Father, and the Son,


the Spirit, Three in One.

And

69

XXXI
|^2^^V^ f^^

^^^

iinrti's

Xatitiitg

(i.

Jest

Rede7Jiptor ovniiiim

Redeemer,

Jesus, Life of Pxian,


light

Begotten ere the

began,

Of

the Paternal Light supreme,

Co-equal, co-eternal

Beam

Bright

Image of

the Father's mind,

Perennial

Hope

of

all

mankind,

Hear Thou
Which
all

the vows,

by land, by

sea,

Thy

servants pour to Thee.

2\Iaker of

ail,

Thy

flock regard

And

think, with us to dwell prepared.

How Thou

didst once our form assume.

Born of the Virgin's holy womb.

Bear witness

this auspicious

morn,

Which ages
That Thou

past beheld

Thee born,

to save us earnest alone

Forth issuing from

Thy

Father's throne.

Him

stars,
all

and

earth, the wat'ry main,

Him

that heaven's broad belts contain.


salvation's

That new

Author

praise.
lays.

With welcoming of new-made

And
Has

we, for

whom

thy holy blood

pour'd a sanctifying flood,


this

To

Thee, on
tributary

Thy

natal day,

Our

anthem pay.

Jesus, to

Thee be

glory paid,

Blest Offspring of the spotless

Maid

Thee with thy

Sire,

His

glory's Heir,

And Him,

the gracious Comforter.

71

XXXII

^^gmn

for

ur
yi?

iLotti's

^ati&itg

(2.

j'^'/w

orhis cardine

From

the faint dayspring's eastern goal

Far as the utmost west,

Come,

sing

we

Christ, the Saviour

born

Of

Virgin Mother blest


of the age to come,

The Father

In servant's form array'd.

That man

He

might

for

man

atone,

And ransom whom He made.


Within that
^^.lother's

spotless frame

Celestial favour reigns,

secret load, she ween'd not of,

The maiden pure Her bosom

sustains

chaste at once becomes


of her God,

The temple

72

And

she,

who knew not man.

is

made

A
He

heavenly Babe's abode.

comes.

He

comes, the Virgin-born


;

To

Gabriel's promise true

He whom,
Nor

as yet unborn, o'erjoy'd

The unborn
recks

Baptist

knew

He
the

of His bed of hay,

Nor He
Enough

manger heeds

the milky breast for


the

Him,

Who

young ravens

feeds.

shepherd to the shepherds' fold

The Lord

of

all is

show'd,

Celestial choristers rejoice,

And

angels sing to God.

Now

glory, Jesus,

be to Thee,

Whom

a pure Virgin bore,

With Father, and with Holy Ghost,


Henceforth
for evermore.

73

XXXIII

l^gmn

for

t]}z

Cirtumcfsion

Creator ahne siderum

Creator

of yon circles bright.


all,

Redeemer, Saviour, Lord of

Thy

faithful servants' life


us, Jesus,

and

light,
call.

Hear, hear

when we

Mankind when Satan

captive held

To
Thou

save us from his fraudful lure,


camest, by mighty love impell'd,

fainting world's support

and

cure.

When
Alas

sunk
!

in sin, our

common
to repair,

loss,

we knew not

Thou

camest, of w^oman made, the cross,

sinless sacrifice, to bear.

74
Soon
as

Thy name

is

heard to sound,

Heir of paternal sovereignty,


Celestial potentates uncrown'd

And

fiends infernal

bow

the knee.

Thee Lord of

all

our tongues confess,


shall

Judge of the world when time

end

with

Thy
with

grace

Thy

servants bless.

And

Thy

sheltering

arm defend.

To Him

in

whom His

saints delight,

His Church on

earth,

His heavenly

host.

Be

blessing, honour, glory, might.

To

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

75

XXXIV

O
First of

sola

7nagnarum

iirhhivi

cities,

Bethleliem,
!

Hail, most favoured

When He
race,

came,

Saviour of the

human

Thee

the

Godhead

deign'd to grace.

Brighter than the sun's bright car,

And more
Which
in

glorious was the star,

Thee new-born from high

Told the incarnate Deity.

Him

what time the Magians saw,


gifts

Forth their orient

they draw

Prostrate they with vows unfold

Myrrh, and frankincense, and gold.

y6
Frankincense and gold they bring,

To announce

their

God and King

Spice of aromatic myrrh,

To announce His

sepulchre.

Jesus, let

Thy name be

blest,

To

the Gentiles manifest

To

the Father glory be,


Spirit,

With the

and with Thee

77

XXXV

^^gmn

for i\z ffipfpljang


Cnidelis Herodes^ Deiivi

(2.)

Why, Herod, why

the

Godhead

fear,

When
Not

told Judea's

King was near %


away
to bear

earthly crowns

He

came, but heavenly to confer.

Led by

the

star,

which ruled

their sights

To

seek and find the Lord of Light,


their gifts abroad.

The Magi spread

And

prostrate

own

the present God.

The

present

God

the heavens proclaim,

When
The
Our

to the laver pure

He

came,

spotless
sins,

Lamb

and on

Him

bore

who knew

not sin before.

78

The God By

the blushing waters

own
;

raighty sign, unheard,

unknown

When

the pure spring, pour'd forth in wine,

Confest the present power divine.

Now

unto Him, the incarnate Son,


glory to the world was shown.
be,
I

Whose

With God the Father glory

And, holy Comforter, with Thee

79

XXXVI

l^gmn

for

ffi^fjrist*^

^^tesmtatfon in
Virgimim

tfje

STempU

(^)

gloriosa

Eternal Glory

of the skies,

Who
From

didst not our low earth despise,


breasts,

by Thee with

life

endued,
:

Content to draw Thy milky food

The Eden,

lost

by woman's

sin,

Thou, made of v^^oman, didst re-win

And
The

Mary's holy Son retrieve


sad incontinence of Eve.

As

to

Thy
in

Father, throned in heaven.

Thou

His earthly house wast given,

Offering most meet, a holy Child,

By

nature sinless, undefiled

8o
So
to God's
strive

house

may we

repair,

And

our best to offer there,


to secure.
art pure.

With Thee our welcome

Hearts pure and clean as Thou

The way,

the gate, art

Thou

alone,
;

That leads us

to the Father's throne


life's

Thee

virgin-born, their

sole spring.

By Thee redeem'd

the nations sing.

Jesus, to

Thee be

glory paid.

The Son

of God, incarnate
Sire,

made

Thee with Thy

His

glory's heir,
!

And

join'd with both the Comforter

XXXVII

f^gtnn for SLent

(i.)

Ex

more

docti mysiico

Of

sacred usage old


lenten fast appears
attends,
;

The

The Church

and

calls

her fold

To

penitence and tears.

Such

rite in

days of yore
:

The

law, the prophets show'd

Christ to the rite His witness bore,

And

sanctified the

mode.

In food, in sport, in sleep,


'Gainst o'er-indulgence guard

And

e'en in sinless pleasures


stricter

keep

watch and ward.


F

But chief each act of

sin,

Each

wish, each thought control,

Nor

give the tempter place to win


o'er the soul.

Dominion

Avenging wrath appease,

Draw

nigh the mercy-seat.

And

with

meek

voice on bended knees

The Judge

for grace entreat.

'

O God, Thy tender love We by our sins offend


On
us

pour Thy mercy from above,

Thy pardon

send.

'

Think Thou, though weak our frame,

Thy workmanship

are

we

give not to another

name

The honour due

to Thee.

83
Correct the

'

ill

we've done,
seek improve,

The good we

That here and ever we may run

The way

to gain

Thy

love.

'

Thrice Holy One,

Thy

face

To

us propitious show,

That we Thy servants may the grace

Of

true repentance know.'

84

XXXVIII

l^gmn

for 3Lent

(2.)

Atcdi benigne conditor

Hear, our

all-gracious Father, hear

The

prayers which mix'd with

many

a tear,

Deprest by sense of conscious crime,

We

offer in this lenten time.

Kind Searcher

of the hearts, alone


is

To Thee

our feeble strength


turn
:

known

To Thee we

Thy

favour show,

And pardon on

our sins bestow.

Great are our

sins,

and numberless

spare us,

who

our sins confess


soul,

Give medicine to the languid

And make

us for

Thy

glory whole.

8:

Grant us

to curb the

wandering sense,
;

Subdued by wholesome abstinence

That temperate food without, within


]May conquer
lust

and banish

sin.

So be Thy

will,

Thrice Holy, done,

In person Three, in nature

One

So spring there from our

wills

subdued

fruitage holy, just,

and good.

86

XXXIX

J^gmn

for i^z

Snnunciati0n

(i.)

Qicem ferra, p07i/us, sidera

Him whom

the skies, the earth, the sea

Confess, adore, declare

Lord of

that threefold regency,


!

Behold a Virgin bear

Him whom

the light, and time, and space


reign,

Obey, and own His

Behold, endued with heavenly grace,

An

earthly

Maid contain

blest

was

she, that Virgin bland,


all.

Whom

He, the Lord of

That grasps yon concave


His mother

in

His hand,
:

deiorn'd to call

87
Blest,

whom

the

Angel

hail'd,

on

whom

The Holy Ghost came down

Whose

Son. desired their health to come.

Their health the nations

own

But

blest,

more

blest than she, are they


will is

By whom His

done,

Who

hear His precepts, and obey


in the

The Father

Son.

To Thee,

Eternal Son of God,

Here born of lowly maid.


Is glory in the

Godhead owed,
I

To Thee

be glory paid

'

88

XL

l^gmn

for

tfje

^[nnunciatinn

(2.)

[original]

Hark

heard ye not the ancient

seer,
?

While thus the wondrous promise ran


'

A Virgin shall conceive, and bear A Son, Immanuel God with man
hear ye not the Angel bring

!'

Hark

His answering message from the sky


'

Hail, Virgin blest, from

whom

shall spring
I

A
O

Son, the Son of

God most High

Thou, who didst not scorn below,

The Son

of man, with us to

dv/ell.

And

us

Thy

Father's glory show,

The Son

of God,

Immanuel

89
Thou,
for our sake incarnate
lo
!

made,

Thy Godhead,
Or
in a servant's

with faith

we own,

form array'd.

Or partner

of

Thy

Father's throne.

Jesus, glory be to Thee,

Return'd to

Thy

celestial rest,

Throned with Thy Father's majesty,


In union with the Spirit blest.

90

XLI

J^gmn

for

^alm Sunliag
dulcis incmoi'ia

(i.)

Ji'sii

Sweet, and with enjoyment


Is Jesus to the grateful

fraught,

thought

Far more sweet His presence deem

Than

the hquid honey's stream.

By

the ear or tuneful tongue

Naught

so sweet

is

heard or sung

Naught the heart can muse upon.


Sweet as God's incarnate Son.

Thou, the contrite sinners

stay,
?

Who Thy goodness

can display

How

to those,

who seek Thee, kind


!

What, ah what

to those

who

find

91

Tongue can speak not

their delight,

Nor can pen

of

man

indite,

None can know,


AVhat
it is

but they

who
!

prove,

their

Lord

to love

be Thou our

joy,

Lord

Thou our

future great reward

And

through endless ages be

All our glory but in

Thee

Hyrans of

gloiy, notes of praise,

Through

eternal ages raise,

To

the Father,
the Spirit,

and the Son,


Three
in

And

One

92

XLII

l^gmn

for

Palm
Rex

Suntiag

(2.)

Jesii

admirabilis

Jesus,
all

King of

Saints adored,

O'er

Thy

foes triumphant Lord,


tell,

Delightful

more than tongue can


thought desirable
:

Beyond

all

If

Thou

within the heart repair.


lustre there
\

Truth shines with noontide


All worldly

pomp

to vileness turns,

And

love with lively ardour burns.

Hail, Saviour

Thou

the heart's delight.


j

To

the

dim mind

irradiance bright

The

living fount,

whence pleasure

flows,

Which

the vain world nor seeks nor knows.

93

Own

ye His

name
all,

and seek

to prove.
:

Seek, one and

the Saviour's love


;

With fervour seek

and, as ye go,

Deep and more deep your

fervour grow

Lord,

may my tongue Thy name


Thy
holiness express

confess

My
]\Iy

life

heart in love of
ever, ever, with

Thee
Thee

excel,

And

dwell.

Jesus,
all

whose exalted name


pre-eminence

O'er

may

claim,

All glory be ascribed to

Thee

In the undivided Trinity.

94

XLIII

f^gmn

for

not

JFritiag

Lustra sex qui jam pereg it

etc,

Pange lingua

gloriosi^ etc.

See the destined day

arise

See, a willing sacrifice,

To redeem

our

fatal loss,

Jesus hangs upon the cross.

From

a tree our loss began

Fatal to primeval

man

Health attends us from a

tree,

God and man,


Jesus,

vouchsafed by Thee.

who but Thou had

borne,

Lifted on that tree of scorn,

Every pang and


Finishing thy

bitter throe,

life

of

woe

95

AVho but Thou had dared


Steep'd in
gall,

to drain,

the cup of pain;

And

with tender

body bear
and piercing spear
?

Thorns, and

nails,

Thence pourd

forth the water flow'd,

Mingled from Thy side with blood,


Sign to
all

attesting eyes

Of

the finished sacrifice.

Holy

Jesus, grant us grace

In that sacrifice to place


All our trust for
life

renew'd.

Pardon'd

sin,

and promised good.

Grant us grace to sing to Thee,


In the trinal Unity,

Ever with the sons of light,


Blessing, honour, glory, might.

96

XLIV

Jl^gmn for ooti jFritias


Siabat mater dolorosa

(2.)

By

the cross, sad vigil keeping,


doleful, weeping,

Stood the Mother,

Where her Son extended hung


For her
soul, of joy

bereaved,

Smit with anguish, deeply grieved,

Lo

the piercing sword had wrung.

Oh how

sad and sore distressed


she, that ]\Iother blessed

Now
Of

was

the sole begotten

One

Woe-begone, wdth

heart's prostration,
bitter passion

Mother meek, the

Saw she

of her olorious Son.

97

Who

on

Christ's

fond Mother looking,


brooking,
?

Such extreme

affliction

Born of woman, would not weep

Who

on

Christ's fond ^Mother thinking,


in

With her Son

sorrow sinking,

Would not

share her sorrow deep

For His people's

sins rejected,

She her Jesus, unprotected,

Saw

with thorns, with scourges rent


taken,

Saw her Son from judgment

Her beloved
Till

in

death forsaken.

His

spirit forth

He

sent.

With Thy ^Mother's deep devotion,


^lake

me

feel

her strong emotion,

Fount of
That

love,

Redeemer kind

my

heart, fresh ardour proving,

Thee my God and Saviour

loving.
!

May

with Thee acceptance find

98

XLV

l^gmn

for

faster

(i.)

Aurora

ccchiin piirpiirat

Morning

spreads her crimson rays,


of praise,
swell,

Heaven resounds with hymns

Through the earth loud anthems

Heard with rage

in vanquish'd hell.

From

the dark sepulchral

gloom
:

See the King of Glory come


See

Him now

from bondage freed

All His saints to daylight lead.

Vain the tomb securely

barr'd,
:

Sealed stone, and armed guard

Death

is

crush'd,

and fmds

his bier

In the Conqueror's sepulchre.

99

Hence

with mourning, hence with tears,


with anxious griefs and fears
is
;

Hence
'

Death's subduer

not here,'

Cries His angel minister.

That these thoughts of paschal joy


Ever may our minds employ,

Dead

to sin,

Thy

servants give,
live.

Lord, in holiness to

Now
From

be

God

the Father praised,


in

With the Son

triumph raised

the Grave, His Glory's Heir,

And

the blessed Comforter.

lOO

XLVI

f^gtttn

for

aster

(2.)

Ad 7'egias Agni dapes

Now

at the

Lamb's imperial

feast,

In robes of snowy whiteness drest,

The Red Sea


Of triumph

pass'd, high songs

we

sing

to the

Anointed King.

For us His charity divine

The blood-cup drank

of bitter wine
lay,

For us His limbs extended

sacrifice for love to slay.

With blood the sprinkled door-posts red

The avenging Angel

sees with dread

Apart the startled waves divide,


Pours
o'er the foe the refluent tide.

lOI

Now
Pure

Christ our Passover

we claim

The same

the sacrifice

the same,

to the pure of heart

and

dear,

The unleaven'd bread

of truth sincere.

Thou, true

sacrifice

from heaven,
is

To whom
By whom
By whom

the key of hell

given,

the thralls of death unchain'd,

the prize of

life

regain'd

Victor of

hell's infernal holds,

His trophies Christ revived unfolds

And
The

to the heavens' admiring gaze

captive king of night displays.

That with delight our hearts may burn,


Lord, at

Thy

paschal

feast's return.

Oh, dead to

sin.

Thy

servants give

New

born

in righteousness to live.

I02

Be

the Almighty Father praised

The

Son,

who from
full

the dead was raised


to complete,
!

And, the

Godhead

The Holy

Ghost, the Paraclete

103

XLVII

^gmn

for

aster
cixlitiim

(3.)

Rex s6711piterne

Thou, whom

their

Maker heaven and

earth,

Their King the angels own,


Son,

who through boundless

ages sharest
;

The Almighty

Father's throne

Who Adam,

in

Thy image made,

Call'dst forth at nature's birth,

And man became


AVith

a living soul
:

body form'd of earth

When

Satan's envy

and deceit
defaced. form,

Had human-kind

By Thee was man's primeval


Incarnate Lord, replaced

Thee, of the Virgin born of old,

Now

new-born from the tomb.

I04

Who

bidd'st us buried from the grave

With Thee reviving come.


Thou,
living Sheplierd, dost

Thy

flock

In bath baptismal lave,

The

cleansing laver of our souls,


of our sins the grave
:

And

By Thee was borne

the cross, the debt


;

For our transgressions owed

From Thee,

the price of our release,


flow'd.

The blood spontaneous

That Thou each year our paschal joy

Mayst

be,

Thy

servants give,
sin,

Regenerate from the death of


In holiness to
live
:

So

in

perpetu?J hymns

shalt

Thou,
raised,

Who
The

from the dead wast

Father, and the

Holy Ghost,

Eternally be praised.

io_;

XLVIII

f^gmn

fnr

t!)

Slscrrtsfcn
altissivie

(i.)

^ter7ie Rex

Eternal King

of heaven on high,
Saints beneath,

Hope
Crown'd

of

Thy

vrith

triumphant majesty,
of death
:

The Vanquisher

Thou

dost ascend the starry spheres,


at the

Prompt
Which,
all

heavenly

call,

unheard by mortal
of
all

ears,

Salutes

Thee Lord

That of the world, where'er they

dwell.
j

The

tribes

may

worship Thee

And

things in heaven, in earth, in hell,

]\Iav

bow

the subject knee.

io6
Angels behold the change with awe

How
And
sin

sin with flesh began,

by

flesh

subdued they saw,


in

The Conqueror God

man

Do Thou
Our

from Thy

celestial heights

prize, our pleasure,

prove

The world Thy

subject

Thy

delights

All worldly joys above.

Thence

for our sins the prayer attend.

Thy pardoning

grace supply.
S^^^irit

And down Thy


To
lift

healthful

send

our hearts on high.

That when around Thy judgment-seat

The

skies their radiance pour,

Thou mayst
Our

remit our penal debt,

forfeit

crowns

restore.

I07

Jesus, Glory be to Thee,

In

Thy

celestial rest,

Throned with Paternal

^Majesty,

And

with the Spirit blest

io8

XLIX
fl^gmn for
t])z

^^ttnMon

(2.)

Sahitis hit77iance Sator

Saviour of men, our joy supreme,

The

heart's desire

and pure delight

Who

by Thy love didst those redeem,


created st by
love could

Whom Thou
What unknown
Our

Thy might
constrain,

Thee
?

sins, all sinless, to sustain

And

the sharp sting of death to


live

try.
%

That we might

and never die

Thou

break'st through Chaos' old domain,

Unbind'st the prison'd captive's band.

And
III

with triumphant state dost reign


glory on

Thy

Sire's right

hand.

log

Oh,

for our

woes benignly
gentle

feel

Our wounds with


Our
eyes,

mercy heal
see,
!

which long Thy face to


blissful sight of

Glad with the

Thee

Be Thou our heaven\vard guide and way,

Thou

of our hearts the aim and goal


tears with joy away,

Wipe Thou our

Revive and gladden Thou the soul

To

Thee, ascended up to heaven,

Triumphant Son, be glory given


And,
girt

with heaven's adoring host,


all
;

Thee, Sire of

Thee, Holy Ghost

no

f^gmn

for

OEi^it Suntiag.
Creator Spirit lis

(i.)

Vt'ni.

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator

blest,

Come,

visit

Thou each

willing breast

And

with

Thy

grace celestial aid


genial influence made.

Those

whom Thy

Comforter,

Thy
of

grace supply.

Stupendous

gift

God most High


the Fire of love,

The Fount

of

life,

The inward Unction from

above.

The

gifts

of sevenfold grace are thine,


;

Fmger

of God, the Fathers sign

The

Father's promise,

who

didst speech

Unknown

to lips untutof d teach.

1 1

Lighten our minds with wisdom's beam.

Pour on our hearts

affection's stream

Our

bodies' feeble strength prepare,


will'st, to

With courage, what Thou

bear.

Far from our home the foe repel


!Make peace within and near us dwell
:

Cause

that,

with

Thee

to lead

and guide,

We

turn from evil ways aside.

Confirm our

faith,

and grant us so

The Father and

the

Son

to

know.
receive,

That Thee of both we may

And

in the triune

Name

believe.

Be the Eternal Father

praised.

From death

the Filial

Godhead

raised

And Holy

Ghost, Creator, Thou,


a2:es

Through endless

even as now.

112

LI

l^gmtt for Wi})it Sunliag


N'nnc sancie nobis
SpiritiLs

(2.)

Tkou

with the Father and the Son

United, Spirit blest,

To

us

Thy

healthful grace be shown,

And
By

foster'd in our breast.

lips,

by mind, by heart

exprest,

j\Iay

meek

confession sound

May

love's bright flame within us rest.

And
Our

spread

its

warmth around.
and comfort
bless.

souls with peace

Dissension's heats allay.

And
By

lead us on to righteousness
truth's unerring

way.

So night by

night,

and day by day,

Thy

holy will be done.


seek,

While Thee we

and with Thee pray

The Father and

the Son.

113

LI I

?^pmn

for

2>rfnitg

Suntiag

(i.)

Suf)i7?ics

Parens Clementice

Parent
Still

of

all,

whose love

display'd

rules the

world

Thy bounty made,

Fain would we raise the

hymn

to Thee,

In substance One, in person Three.

Fain would we chant to Thee the song, "Which through the ages
Is
all

along
train.

chanted by

Thy heavenly

And

earth resounds to heaven again.

Taught by Thy word

this festal

day
:

Our homage of
Oh, in that

true faith

we pay
still.

faith preserve us

And

shield us evermore from

ill

114
That

still

our

lips

Thy

praise

may

show,

And

with

Thy

holy Church below,


host,

Above with Thy angehc

Sing Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

115

LIII

?^gmn

fox

Ctinitg Suntian
[original]

(2.)

Holy, Holy. Holy. Lord

God

of hosts, essential

Good

God

in highest

heaven adored,
of gratitude.
lay,

Hear our hymn

When
Thou
Thee
In

in

heathen night we

didst o'er us pour


to

Thy

ray.

know, and worship Thee,


Trinal Unity.

Thy

Thou Thy Gospel badest

proclaim,
didst lave,

Thou Thy new-born Church


Baptized into
In

Thy

threefold name,

Thv

sanctifvinsf

wave

ii6

Thou, from

whom

the worlds began


;

Thou, redeeming Hope of man

Thou, whose hallowing grace

is

shed

On

each chosen

faithful head.

be Thou our strength and stay


Save
us,

we

in

Thee

believe

By Thee we

bless, to
all

Thee we

pray,

And

to

Thee

glory give.

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

Be Thy name

in earth adored.

As by Thy

celestial host,

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost

IV

Wf-QmuQ for Saints'

Bags

119

LIV

l^gmn on
CJu'iste,

t]^e

f^olg 3[ngels

(i.)

sanctorum deais Angdoriun

Christ, of Thy Angel host the grace,

The Saviour

of mankind,

Grant us on high a blessed place

With

that blest host to find.

But

first

on us below

to wait

Be those

blest spirits given,

The

court of

Thy

imperial state.

The

ministry of heaven.

Angel of peace,

let

Michael come
hell-ward send

From heaven, and

Disastrous war, and here at

home

In one

all spirits

blend

120

Angel of

strength, let Gabriel join


;

To

quell our ancient foes

And

visit,

pleased, each heaven-loved shrine,


erst his trophies rose

Which

Angel of health,

let

Raphael speed

Thy

herald from on high.

To

guide aright each dubious deed.


light

And

each languid eye.

Grant us such

aid, Eternal

King,

That we with Thy

blest host,
sing,

May

Thee, Paternal Godhead,


Son, and

Thy

Holy Ghost.

121

LV

l^gntn on
Te

tfjt

^^olg

^n^tU

(2.

sple7idor et virtus Pat7'is

Thee, the Father's power and Hght,


Jesus, Thee, our heart's dehght,

Thee, whose
Praise

lips

our Hfe sustain,


train.

we 'mid Thy angel

Thousand thousand

chiefs at

hand
:

Round Thy

throne embattled stand

Sign of weal to their array,

Michael's hands the cross display.

He, the ancient dragon

fell

Smote and drove

to nether hell

He

both

chief,

and rebel crew,

Victor from heaven's rampart threw.

122

Oh, against that chief of pride

By

us be Michael's banner tried

And

a cro\^Ti of glory

won

From

the Lamb's imperial throne.

Glory to the Father be,


Glory, only Son, to Thee,

Glory to the

Spirit blest,

Now

and evermore addrest.

123

LVI

f^gmn on

tijt

f^olg Ptopliets
qiicrritis

Qiiiai?nqiie

Chrishtm

Ye who Messiah

seek,

Aloft your eyes incline,

And

see

yon

holy mount

'

bespeak,

His deathless

glory's sign.

There

faith

may One

behold,

Majestic, vast, sublime

Who
By

ne'er began, ne'er ends

controll'd

neither space nor time.

'Tis Judah's King,

decreed
to wear,

The

Gentiles'

crown

The

faithful

Abraham's promised seed,

The

royal David's heir.

124

The Prophets Him

record,
;

Of Him

the signals give

The Father

witnesses the word,


'

And

bids us

hear, believe/

Jesus,

be glory Thine,
babes and sucklings known
;

To

While in the midst Thy symbols shine

Of heaven's

triunal throne.

125

LVII

mn

on

tfje

f^olg ^postleg
miinera

(i.)

j^tei'iia Christi

Lord, who

didst bless

Thy chosen

band,

And
To

forth commission'd send

spread

Thy name from

land to land,

To Thee

our hymns ascend.

The

princes of

Thy Church were

they,

Chiefs unsubdued in fight,


Soldiers

on earth of heaven's

array,

The

world's unerring light.

Theirs the firm faith of holy birth,

The hope

that looks above,


earth,

And, trampling on the powers of


Their Saviour's perfect love.

126
In them the Heavens exulting

own

The

Father's might reveal'd,


gain'd, begotten Son,

Thy triumph

Thy

Spirit's influence seal'd.

Then

to

Thy

Father, and to Thee,


Spirit blest,

And

to

Thy

All praise for these

Thy

servants be

By

all

Thy Church

addrest.

127

LVIII

i^gmn nn

tijc

^^olg

Spcistlts

(2.)

Exultet

orbis gaiidiis

Let

the round world with songs rejoice

Let heaven return the joyful voice


All mindful of the Apostles' fame.

Earth, sky, their Sovereign's praise proclaim

Thou,

at

whose word they bore the


truth o'er

light

Of gospel
Oh,
still

heathen night,

to us that hght impart.

To

glad our eyes and cheer our heart.

Thou,

at

whose
tliat

will to

them was given

The key

shuts and opens heaven.


loss repair,

Our chains unbind, our

grant us grace to enter there.

128

Thou,

at

whose

will

they preach'd the word,

Which cured

disease,

which health conferr'd,

To

us

its

healing power prolong,


support, confirm the strong
!

The weak

That when Thy Son again

shall

come,

And

speak the world's unerring doom,


with them pronounce us blest.

He may
And

place us in

Thy

endless

rest.

To To

Thee,

Father

Son, to

Thee
!

Thee, blest
it

Spirit,

glory be

So was
So
shall

aye for ages past,


last.

through endless ages

129

LIX

l^gmn on

tlje

^^olg ^bangelists

(i.)

Ch risti peren lies n tui til

Praise

for

Thy

Saints to Thee,
Scriptures,

Lord,

Whose heavenly

wide unfurl'd

Thy

sacred mysteries record,

And

spread them o'er the wondering world.

The darkness

far

away

expell'd,

The

things, which, \vrapt in shades of night,

Of old Thy holy

seers beheld,
in

These now have seen

open

light.

Hence, taught by Thee,

their records show'd,

From

age to age those records run,


things were borne

What human

by God,

By man what

things divine were done.


I

130

Distinct in place, in time remote,


Tlie selfsame Spirit ruled

them

all,

Nor

fails

He, from the

rolls

they wrote,
call.

On
And

us with warning voice to

so to

God, the One and Three,


from the gloom of night,
reveal'd to see.

Who
His

calls us

glory's

beams

Be

praise

supreme and sovereign might.

131

LX

l^gmn on

tijt

f^olg Gbansclists
St lb

(2.)

Sim^

alto vcrtice

From
Of

thundering skies at Sinai's rock


old the law was given
:

And trumpet loud and


The
present

lightnings spoke

God

of heaven.

But now

He

loves with temper d might

veil

of flesh to wear,
to our feeble sight,

And, suited

In milder form appear.

Engraved on stone, the Law defined


Rules, but no strength convey'd
Vv'rit
;

on the

heart, the

Gospel join'd

Its rules

with power to aid.

132
This was by voice and

faithful pen,

This by the Hves reveal'd,

Answering the voice of sainted men,

And by

their Hfe-blood seal'd.

Thou, by whose good

Spirit taught.

The words
Plant

of

life

they bear,

Thou

their records in our thought.

And

ever root them there.

So

be,

Thrice Holy God, to Thee,


voice from shades of night

Whose
Call'd us

Thy

glory's

beams

to see,
!

High

praise

and sovereign might

133

LXI

i^gmn on

i]}z

l^olg fHartgrs
7?ieritis iiiclyta

(i.)

Sanctortim

gattdia

The

triumphs of the martyr'd saints


lay

The joyous
The

demand,

heart dehghts in song to dwell


that victorious

On
Those

band

whom

the senseless world abhorr'd,

Who
Deem'd

cast the world aside,


fruitless, worthless, for

the sake

Of

Christ, their

Lord and Guide.

For Thee they braved the

tp'ant's rage,

The The

scourge's cruel smart

wdld-beast's claw their bodies tore,


:

But vanquish'd not the heart

134
Like lambs before the sword they

fell,

Nor

cry nor plaint exprest

For patience kept the conscious mind,

And

arm'd the fearless breast.

What tongue can

tell

Thy crown
?

prepared

To
What

wreathe the martyr's head


voice

Thy robe

of white to clothe
?

His limbs with torture red


Vouchsafe
us,

Lord,

if

such

Thy
:

will,

Clear skies and seasons calm

If not, the martyr's cross to bear,

And

win the martyr's palm.

135

LXII

f^gmn on

tfje

f^olg fHartgrs

(2.)

Invide Martyr iiniaun

Great God, whose

strength

Thy

martyrs steel'd

To

follow

Thy

unrivall'd Son,

By whom they braved

the battle-field,
:

By whom

the

palm of conquest won

Thy

strength,

by

sin assail'd,

we

pray.

To
To

shield us in our mortal

strife,

drive the taint of guilt away,

To guard

us from the

ills

of

life.

The

chains by

Thee were

loosed, that held


:

Thy

martyr' d Saints in thrall below


ours,

be

it

by Thee upheld,
!

Awav

the world's vile bonds to throw

136

be

it

ours like

them

to

win
;

The
And,

vesture white, the branching palm

free

from sorrow as from

sin,

To

chant to Thee the holy psalm.

To Thee, above Thy

heavenly host,
glory's throne

O
And

Father, on

Thy

join'd with Thee,

Thy Holy

Ghost,

And, virgin-born, the incarnate Son

137

LXIII

f^2^^ ^^ ^11 Saints


Sahitis cetenicE

(i.)

Dator

Jesus, source of sanctity,

In

whom Thy
Thy

servants

live,

All glory for

Saints to Thee,

Saviour of men, we give.

All glory for

Thy

angel train,

Who

heaven's high temple throng

All glory for those ancient

men,
:

Bards of prophetic song

All glory for the messenger,

Who came Thy


For the
blest

face before
all glory,

Maid

her
:

Who Thee

incarnate bore

138

All glory for

Thy chosen band,


the charge

To whom
To

was given,

publish peace from land to land,


the keys of heaven.

And keep

For Thy meek

priests, a

goodly choir

For them, whose annals boast


Youth, maiden mild, and hoary
sire,

Thy

martyrs' noble host.

For

these, for all

Thy

Saints,

Thy name

We

laud,

and pray

that we,

Strong in

Thy

strength,

may

follovv'

them,

As They have

follow'd

Thee

But not

to

them

or

hymn

or prayer

Present we, due alone

To Thee, and
The

those w^ith

Thee who share

everlasting throne.

139

LXIV

Wt^mn on ail Safnts


[original]

(2.)

For

all

Thy

Saints,

Lord,
to live,

Who

strove in

Thee

Who

followed Thee, obey'd, adored,


grateful

Our

hymn

receive.

For

all

Thy

Saints,

Lord,
cry,

Accept our thankful

Who

counted Thee their great reward,


strove in

And

Thee

to die.

They

all

in life

and death,

With Thee,
Learn'd from

their Lord, in view,

Thy Holy
to do.

Spirit's

breath

To

suffer

and

I40

Thy

mystic members,
join

fit

To

Thy

Saints above,

In one unmix'd communion knit,

And

fellowship of love.

For

this

Thy name we

bless,

And humbly beg

that

we

May

follow
live

them
and

in holiness,

And

die in

Thee

With them the Father, Son,

And Holy Ghost


As

to praise,

in the ancient days


shall

was done.

And

through endless days.

Original B^ymns
PRINCIPALLY OF

COMMEMORATION AND THAXKSGIVIXG FOR CHRIST S HOLY ORDINANCES

H3

LXV

?^gmn

of

STi^anftssf&mg
anil

for t^z

ne,

^olg,

ffiat?)cilic,

Spostolic Cljurc]^.

We

bless

Thee

for

Thy Church, O
and
seal'd

Lord,

Call'd from the world,

Thine own,

One by

the faith of

Thy pure word,


laver one.

By Thy baptismal

We

bless

Thee

for

Thy Church,
from
sin.

ordain'd

To

sanctify the soul

And

cleanse Thine image, erst profaned,


rite

By holy

from

guilt within.

We

bless

Thee

for

Thy Church, which


among,

sends

Thy

truth remotest tribes

And

scatter'd

members comprehends

From

every people, kindred, tongue.

144

We
Is

bless

Thee
by

for

Thy Church, which


known,

placed

Aloft,

signs conspicuous

on Thine own Apostles based,

And

Jesus Christ the corner-stone.

Lord, for

this

Church by men design'd


by Thy
grace.

Thy

builders, hallow' d

One, but to no lone spot confined.

We
And

bless Thee,

and Thy

gift

embrace.

pray, that

on

that sacred

site,

In symbols pure, with guardians

true,

Our

souls

may evermore

unite.
ordain'st. ensue.

And

peace, where

Thou

To

Thee,

in

whom Thy
earth,

Saints delight,

Thy Church on
Be

Thy heavenly

host,

blessing, honour, glory, might.

Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

145

LXVI

f^gmn commmtiatotg

of

Pragcr

for

tljt

C^urrfj

PRAY we

for the Church's weal,

Though Of good

earth

and

hell oppose,

the token and the seal,

Which God on man

bestows.

Pray we, her guides

may never
sway;

cease

To

rule with holy


still

Her people

in love

and peace

And

loyalty

obey

Pray we, that

he,

who round
wile,

her lurks

With

craft

and subtle

May

not, to aid his hostile works,

The

heart of

man
K

beguile

146
Pray we, dissension may

in vain

With unbelief combine,

By open

force her towers to gain,


secret

Or sap with

mine

Pray we, that no injurious

foe,

Or

rash mistaken friend,

Without may plot her overthrow,


Within her union rend
!

Pray we, that no opprobrious

spot.
far.

Home-bred

or brought from

The pureness

of her faith
!

may

blot,

Her holy worship mar

Thou, whose love

in

man's
gave

distress
;

Thy Church

for refuge

Do Thou the
And
for

Church,

Thy household,
!

bless.

Thy

glory save

U7

LXVII

^^rnn

^i}mk^Qibin^

for

an apostolical

iHinistrg

All

praise to Thee,

who

didst

command

The

twelve

Thy word

to preach,
ever}-

And

wiUing flocks from

land

Collect, baptize,

and teach.

By them Thy Church's

fabric fair

We

hail securely framed,


rites establish'd there,

Thy holy

And

there

Thy tmth

proclaim'd.

And

still

as they to other lands

By Thee commission'd went,

On

other heads they laid their hands,

And on Thy

mission sent.

148

Transmitted thus from age to age


In one unbroken
line,

Ours

is

each sacramental pledge

Of

grace and strength divine.

Lord, give us faithful hearts to keep

Thy own appointed

fold,

And

with the shepherds of

Thy sheep

Secure

communion

hold.

To

Thee,

Father

Son, to

Thee

To

Thee,

Spirit blest

All glory in one

Godhead be

By

all

Thy

Saints addrest.

149

LXVIII

?^gnm ammemotati&e

ijf

t^e iHmfetetfal

Commtssfon

Who

gives the needful

power

to

man,

xlbroad the means of grace to deal,

Release the sinner from his ban,

His

guilt remit, his

pardon

seal

He who
And

with consecrated pall


array'd.
call

His chosen Aaron's limbs


e'en

on Christ with outward

The honour

of the Priesthood laid.

dare not then with touch profane,

That honour on
Nor, oh
!

thyself to take

pretend with pretext vain,

priest

unduly

call'd to

make

ISO
For self-commission'd who may choose

To

seize

on God's prerogative,
use,

Heaven's keys without heaven's warrant


Or, what he has received
not, give
1

Lord, by whose care

Thy Church

arose
:

A
And

goodly frame,

Thy Church

defend

bless her Pastors, sent

by those

Whom. Thou

hast given the

power

to send.

To

Thee,

whom

all

Thy

Saints adore,

Thy Church on
Be

earth,

Thy heavenly

host,

blessing, honour, glory, power,

Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

lu

LXIX

imn d

3rfjanlt0gf&in|f for

(3oV^ presence

in

1^10 Cfjurcfj

AUo

ex Olympi vertice

Lo, the Almighty Father's Son


Quits for earth His heavenly
rest.

As a stone descending down


Sever'd from the mountain's breast.

Of both

dwellings

He

alone

Is the uniting corner-stone.

Ever sounds with holy hymn

That abode of Saints on


Echoing to the Seraphim

high,

God

in Trinal

Unity

Join'd with that, in

hymns of praise

We

our

rival voices raise.

152

O'er our Temples, Lord of

all,

Thy benignant
There be present

light extend,

to our call,

There Thy people's vows attend

And

our fainting souls imbue

Ever with Thy heavenly dew.

There may

still

the

meek

request

Of

the faithful heart obtain

Foretaste of those mansions blest,

And
Till

enjoy the precious gain,

from bonds corporeal free


those blessed mansions see.

We

Now
To

be to the Father done


as at
all

Homage,

times meet,

the Father's only Son,


the

To

Holy Paraclete
such as
all

Homage

things owe.

Saints above,

and men below.

153

LXX
fgtnn rommemorati&e
t^z pleasure of

ijf

Social Emors^^ip

Glad

is

Thy

sound,

Sabbath

bell,

Which
All
"

calls the

church-ward road
dwell,

who

within

Thy summons
the

Come, seek

House of God."

there 'tis joy in one to

meet

Whom

one communion blends,


there in converse sweet,

Hold council

And walk

therein as friends.

'T

is

joy to think the angel-train,

Who
To

'mid heaven's temple shine,

seek our earthly temples deign.


in our

And

anthems

join.

'

154
But chief
'tis

joy to think that He,


is

To whom His Church

dear,

Delights her gather'd flock to see,

Her

joint devotions hear.

Then who would choose

to

walk abroad
?

While here such joys are given


'

This

is

indeed the House of God,

And

this the gate of

heaven

Who may
Nor
'

refuse the proffer'd grace,

rue with conscious thought,


it

Full sure

was the Saviour's place.

But, ah! I

knew

it

not

!'

155

LXXI
?^gtnn cnmtnetnotatifae of ^xi^V& Pregence

Social

OTotsj^fp

How good and pleasant is the sight, How great the bliss they share,
When
God
Christ's

assembled flock unite


!

In his own House of Prayer


thither with paternal care
;

His face benignant bends

And

Jesus by His Spirit there


faithful hearts descends.

On

To

such,

by hallow'd

lips exprest,

His grace confirms His word.

As once

Cornelius' house

it

blest,

From

holy Peter heard

On

prayer and praise in faith preferr'd


is

His heavenly dew

shed

156

And He,

for all

who come prepared,

Dwells in the mystic bread.


In pure devotion's sacred hours,

Bound by baptismal

sign.

With our companions loved be ours


In fellowship to
join.

And Thou, who


Thy Church
Lord, by

bidd'st in rites divine

united meet,
it

Thy presence be

Thine

Their union to complete

To God

adored in ages

past,

Eternal

One

in Three,

To God, whose

worship aye shall

last

In Trinal Unity

To

Thee,

Father

Son, to

Thee

To
Here

Thee,
in

Holy Ghost
all

Thy Church

glory be,

And

with

Thy

heavenly host.

157

LXXII

f^gmn C0mmem0rati&e

of

ali*s

^on^z

of

Eraser

The House

of

God

What

fittest

name
'?

May

best

its

noblest use proclaim

Attend, and hear Himself declare

The House

of God, the

House of Prayer

To

kneel before

Thy

mercy's throne

To make

our wants and wishes


souls,

known

For what our

our bodies, need,


:

Thy

love, not our deserts, to plead

Thy pardon

for the past to pray,

Thy bounty

for the

coming day,
grateful songs

Yet not unmix'd with

To Thee,

to

whom

the

House belongs

158
Such

use,

God,
its

befits

it

best

By

us be such
fail

use profest

Nor

we

in our

minds

to bear,

Thou

call'st

Thy House

the

House

of Prayer.

there be present

Thou

Do Thou

Receive the prayer, attend the vow,

Which

in

Thy house we pay


in Trinal

to Thee,

One God

Unity

"

'

159

LXXIII

^gmn

cijmtnentiatotg of
tiue

tlje

^ziizxtxicz

t0

?^ol2 places
't

'

Put

off thy shoes,

is

holy ground
:

A
'

voice to

Moses

said

Nor with unhallow'd

things confound

What God has

holy made.'

Whene'er we tread Thy

courts,

Lord,

May no
Thy

irreverent stain,

In dress or gesture, deed or word.


sanctuary profane
!

Be banish'd thence

all

mixture base
;

Of worldly wish Nor

or aim

earthly dross defile the place

Where Thou

hast

fixt

Thy name

'

i6o

But

still

may

holy hearts be there,


;

And
And
Ye

holy offerings found

still

Thy

voice be heard.
!

Beware,

tread on holy ground

To Thee, O

Father

Son, to

Thee

To

Thee,

Spirit blest

All glory in one

Godhead be
addrest
!

By

all

Thy Church

i6i

LXXIV

tint

t0

?^0l2

2!^Ijing5

Lord, whate'er belongs

to

Thee.

May we

^yith

reverence greet

Nor dare Thy holy property


As
things unhallow'd treat

Thy name no
Or

lip

with jesting
I

light,

idle speech, profane

Thy word no

ear neglectful slight.

Or haughtily

disdain

Thy house may


The
heedless

there

no reckless
!

foot

mind betray

Xor worldly

toils or

gauds pollute
I

Thy

peaceful sacred day

62

May no

vain heart the servants spurn,

Who Thy

commission bear

Nor proudly from Thy

table turn,
!

Nor venture

rashly there

Lord, grant us grace each holy thing

Occasion meet to make

Of praise

for

Thee, our heavenly King,


it

And

prize

for

Thy

sake

Thy name. Thy Thy


priests,

word,

Thy house, Thy

day,

and

rites divine,

The honour

for

Thy

sake
is

we

pay,

That honour, Lord,

Thine.

Thou

seest the duteous heart,

when we

Touch but Thy garment's hem

And Thou
Lo
!

hast said,

'

Who
!'

honour me,

I will

honour them

i63

LXXV

f^gmn

oi STfjanfesgi&ing for ^^olg

Baptism

God

of our health, our Life and Light,


purified our sight,

That Thou hast

The

truth,

Thy

sacred words express.

To

hear, receive, beheve, confess


to

Accept the thanks we hymn

Thee,
!

Lord God Ahnighty, One and Three

That, wash'd in

Thy

thrice

Holy Name,

new

relation thence

we

claim.
earth,

And, born by nature sons of

Thence share by grace a heavenly


Accept the thanks we

birth

hymn

to Thee,
!

Lord God Almighty, One and Three

164
That thence we worship Thee
And,

alone,

whom

our vows baptismal own,

To Thee

the prayer of faith

we

bring,
:

To Thee

the song of glory sing


to

Accept the thanks we hymn

Thee,
I

Lord God Almighty, One and Three That thence the course we're

train'd to run

Of goodness
Our
His

at

Thy

font begun,

Saviour's cross to keep in view,


faith confess, his steps

pursue

Accept the thanks we hymn

to Thee,
I

Lord God Almighty, One and Three

Holy, Holy, Holy, Thou,


of our health, preserve us
in

God
Firm

now
;

Thy

worship, fear, and love

That we may see Thy face above.

And

there our thanks

still

hymn

to

Thee,
!

Lord God Almighty, One and Three

i6;

LXXVI

?^pmn

cotntnEmotatibe of

tf}e

Cfjutt^ iHilitant

The

earth

it is

a battle-field,
of

Where combatants

might

On

either side their


in

weapons wield
fight.

Opposed

mortal

Here

lust of flesh,

and

lust of eye,
life,

And pomp and


By Satan
led, for

pride of

mastery
strife.

Maintain unceasing

There

soldiers of the incarnate

Word

In God's proof-armour stand.


Girt with the Spirit's shield and sword,

firm

and

faithful

band.

66

With her commission'd

chiefs to lead,
arrays,

The Church

that

band

And

sign of conquest overhead


displays.

The banner'd Cross

Thus arm'd and

marshall'd, in thy sight

Keep
And,

fast that

banner'd sign

Christian, in thy foes' despite


shall

The triumph

be thine.

16/

LXXVII

Ensttucticrx

of

^zx

(Cf)iltiren

Who

that hath grace to walk

abroad

In light and liberty divine,

Would

leave his children far from

God
?

In thraldom and in gloom to pine

To Thee no

such reproofs belong,


!

City of God, our Mother dear

Thy

care betimes to train the young,

Thy

Master's will to read and hear

With heavenly

lore enrich the

mind

In precepts pure the footsteps lead,


In means, for inward grace design'd. In holy prayer and sacred creed.

Then on
By

unmoved by

hate or scorn,
friend
;

bitter foe, or

lukewarm

Intent the children, thou hast borne,

Thy babes and

sucklings

still

to tend.

And He who made And He who


Bless
all

thee,

He who

bought,

hallows thee and thine,

thy works in duty wrought,


face

And make His

on thee

to shine

To Him be

praise, in earth

and heaven.
host,

With His redeem'd. His angel

By thee and

all

thy children given,

To

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost

169

LXXVIII

?^gttm comminijatotg of Jamtig OTi3rsf)ip

't IS

a scene the heart to move,

When

households day by day,


unites in social love,
!

Whom God

Unite His grace to pray

What though

the

number be but
three

small)

Whenever two or

Join on the Saviour's

name
He.

to call.

There

in the midst is

When

faithful

and repentant hearts

His heavenly grace ensue,


His grace entreated

He

imparts

To many

or to few.

I/O

come

then,

and with

joint accord

In household worship meet

And

mindful of the Saviour's word,


Saviour's

The

boon

entreat

To Him, and

those with
entire,

Him who

dwell

In fellowship

let

our tongues our wishes

tell,

let

our hearts aspire

To Him,

with

God

the Father join'd.

And God
By

the Spirit blest.

all in social

bands combined

Be glory

joint addrest.

171

LXXIX

l^gmn

of SEl^anfessfbmg for

tfje

C^mdf^

Scriptural raiorsfjfp

Lord, not

to us,
all

we claim

it

not,

To Thee be

the praise,

That no profane inveterate spot

Our mother Church

o'erlays

That, as in her primeval days,

From

intermediate stain

Cleansed by
Unsullied

Thy word,
rites again.

to

Thee she pays

To no

material form confined,


alone,

A spirit pure We serve Thee


Of

not in likeness shrined


:

bread, or wood, or stone

Nor

saint

nor angel

at

Thy

throne

We

crave to intercede,

;;

1/2

With Thee

for our

misdeeds atone,

With Thee
But
far

for

mercy plead.
face,

remote we seek Thy


in

Hid

Thy heavenly

seat

And, sole transmitter of Thy grace,

The

Saviour's

name

entreat

And

thus to

Thee with honour meet


the grateful lay,
recall'd our erring feet,

We hymn
Whose word

And

warn'd us

how

to pray.

To Thee, adored
Eternal

in ages past.

One and

Three,
last,

To

Thee, whose worship aye shall


trinal

In

Unity

To

Thee,

Father

Son, to

Thee

And
By

Thee,

Spirit blest
all

Saints

on earth
in

glory be

With Saints

heaven addrest

1/3

LXXX
fgmn
of 3!^^anfe55ibmg for
ILtturrjg
tfjc

f}utc!}'2

Lord, with ever-varying phrase

We

kneel not at

Thy

throne

More fain the

Church her homage pays

In language tried and known.

Such worship

to

Thy name

of old
:

Thy chosen people brought

Such worship to His infant fold

The

incarnate Saviour taught.

Such worship,

as her cords she spread.


instill' d
:

The growing Church

By Thy own heaven-taught Pastors

fed,

And

with

Thy

Spirit filVd.

174

Still

by the self-same

Spirit trained

In her reviving day,

We

bless

Thee

that

Thy Church
way
:

retain'd

Thy

worship's ancient

That

still

she loves
still

Thy

grace to seek

In language

the same,
desires to speak,

Most meet her own

Most worthy of Thy name.

To

Thee,

Father

Son, to
:

Thee

To

Thee,

Spirit blest

All glory in one

Godhead be
addrest

By

all

Thy Church

175

LXXXI
l^gntn oi STfjanfeggt&mg for
(!L\}mdy^

t]}t

Prtmitifae Cj^atactcr

When
The
From
The

first

divine Religion blest

islands of our distant West,


lips apostolic

she bore
:

truth to our benighted shore

The temples
With

of our heathen waste

rites apostolic

she graced

And

from Apostles^ hands convey'd


to the hallow'd head.

The Mitre

Blest be our gracious God, that we,

From dreams
Still in

of man's invention free,


fold,

His own Apostles'

Their creed, their

rites, their

orders hold

176

The

truth,
rites,

proclaim'd by them, believe

The

by them consign'd, receive

And welcome what God's word commands,


From
duly consecrated hands.

By

self-form'd ways,
for us,

who

will,

may go

Enough

God, to know,
first

Thy Church how Thy

stewards led

And

in

those ancient pathways tread.

Praise God, adored in ages past

Praise God, whose praise shall ever last

His Church on

earth.

His heavenly

host,

Praise Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

177

LXXXII
l^gmtt tommentiatorg of taJtfng part in
raiorsfjip

COME, and

let

the assembly
unite

all

To

serve our

God

And, mindful of the


Partake the social

social call,
rite
!

In token of the

common

vow,

Be ours with one consent

The worship

of the lowly brow,


I

And

knees devoutly bent

Be ours the worship of the tongue.


In self-same sounds agreed,

The meek

confession, holy song,


faithful

Pure prayer, and

creed

! !

178

But chief inflamed with heavenly


Devotion's better part,

fire,

Be

ours, instinct with

one

desire,

The worship

of the heart

Let each,

let all, their

prayers above
:

In one oblation blend

And God,

the

God

of peace and love.


!

On
To

all,

on each, descend

Thee,

Father

Son, to

Thee

To Thee, O
All glory in

Spirit blest

one Godhead be
Saints addrest

By

all

Thy

179

LXXXIII

li^gwtti

commemorati&e
f)ristian

tfje

bject

Morsf}ip
all unite,

Arise, your voices

And

lift

your hearts above.

To God,

the

Lord of power and might,


is

To God, whose name

Love.

To Him, who
With
all

us,

and

earth,

and

skies,

their armies
all, let

made,
rise,

From

us,

from

anthems

To God

the Father paid.

To Him,

for us

and

all

mankind

Whose death redemption won,


By
us,

by

all,

be hymnings Join'd

Of praise

to

God

the Son.

i8o

To Him, who
With

us and

all

His fold

sanctity arrays,
all,

To God, from

His

saints enroll'd,
praise.

The Holy Ghost be

To God, whose name His word

reveals,

Whom
To

all

His

saints confess,
faithful

AVhose grace His

promise seals
bless
;

save, to cleanse,

and

To God, from whom


Eternal

all

blessings flow

One

in Three,

From

all

His

saints above, below.


!

Eternal glory be

i8r

LXXXIV

3^gmn romtnmtiatotg

of I)tfstian

JFelli^Jnsfjip

Father
Our

of

all,

from

whom we

trace

miiversal kind,
to all of

Teach us

human

race

To show

a brother's

mmd.

Saviour of men,

't

was Thine the pain


to bear,

Of death
In concord

for
all

all

Thy

followers train,

Meet

for the

name

they share.

Spirit of grace,

God's chosen fold

Who

lavest with heavenly dew,


all,

grant that

the trath that hold,


all

^[ay peace with

ensue.

I82

might mankind

in love agree,
!

Sons of one parent stock

But chief may Christian verity

Connect the Christian

flock

May

truth to

all,

that hear
;

its

sound,

A
And

bond of union prove

fellowship of faith be crown'd


!

With fellowship of love

Paternal Godhead, praise to Thee,

Thy

Spirit,

and Thy Son

And keep Thy Church


As Thou with them

in unity,

art

one

i83

LXXXV
?2mn
totnmetnorati&e of Stager
t0 erf)rist
iUy

anli

Holy
Thou
Of

Jesus, in whose
hast bid

name

Thy

servants claim

the Father's love, to grant

All the

good they wish or want

Trusting in

Thy name

alone.

Draw we near Thy

Father's throne.

Holy

Jesus, at

whose name.

Through

this universal frame,

By
All

the Almighty Sire's decree


its

dwellers

bow

the knee

To Thy

Father's

name we

join

In co-equal worship Thine.

84

Son of man,

to

whom

is

given,

AVith the Majesty of heaven,

Partner

Thou

of man's estate.
to mediate
to
:

For mankind

Hear

us,

when

Thee we plead
!

For Thy flock Son of God,


Partner of
^

to intercede

to

whom

of right,

Thy

Father's might,

Sole, adorable,

and

true,'
is

Empire

o'er the w^orld

due

Hear

us,

when on Thee we
blessing,

call
all
!

For Thy

Lord of

Saviour of the world, to Thee

Ever bows the Church her knee


Thee, her only Advocate Thee, exalted to
;

Thy

state.

With the Holy Ghost most high


In the Father's majesty.

i85

LXXXVI

Ix bath baptismal who can know

By

Christ repair' d our primal loss,

Yet grudge the new-born Christian's brow,


Sign of His
faith,

the Saviour's Cross

Who

at Christ's

mystic board can feel

The

value of His heavenly food,


in lowly guise to kneel,

Yet grudge
In

memory

of the Saviour's Blood

AVho can

in

thought to heaven ascend.


the

Whence man

Son of God became,

Yet grudge the head, the knee, to bend.


In honour of the Saviour's

Xame

i86

Such honour deem we


Such honour, Lord,

justly
wilt

Thine

Thou approve

Nor

slight in

each expressive sign


faith,

Thy

Church's reverence,

and

love.

Lord, to

Thy name
us, as

for ever

be

From

from Thy heavenly host,


;

All glory paid

and one with Thee,

The

Father, and the

Holy Ghost.

87

LXXXVII

J^gmn

C0mmetn0ratiije of
of

i])z

mtt^mn

Sms

Before Thy mercy's throne

Thy

succour, Tord,
art

we

seek,

For Thou

good and great

alone,

All helpless

we and weak.

Like sheep, that go astray.

Our

wilful course we've run,

From what Thou

wouldst, have turn'd away,

And what Thou

wouldst not, done.

To

us belong dismay

Of

heart and

shame of face
allay,

To Thee
Our

our sorrows to

guiltiness efface.

To

us confession meek,
penitential prayer
:

The

To Thee
The

the words of peace to speak,

contrite heart to spare.

spare our sins confest,

The

penitents restore

On

them,

who

turn to

Thee
!

for rest,

Thy

healthful Spirit jDOur

Pour, for the Saviour's sake.

Thy

blessing's heavenly dew.

On

those

who

fain

would

sin forsake.

And Thy
While

pure ways pursue.

at

Thy

mercy's throne

In His prevailing name,

Who

died for sinners to atone.


grace we claim.

Thy promised

189

LXXXVIII

?^gmn

of ^Tl^anfesgiirmg for

ti)z

l^emfssfon

nf

Sms
all

God

of our health,

praise to Thee,

Whose goodness

to

Thy Church

has given,

Wrought by Thy Son,

the golden key,

That opes the eternal gates of heaven.

When

hallow' d

lips,

by Thee

ordain'd,
seal,

Pronounce Thy mercy's pardoning


Repentant
hearts,

which

faith

hath

train'd,
feel.

A
But

peace, the world can give not,

to the sinner's reckless ear

No

joy those sounds of love impart


sear,

The undiscerning mind they


The worldlv
soul, the

hardened

lieart.

190

God

of our health,

whose word empowers

Thy Church

offences to remit,

Thy
In

pardon,
faith

lo,

we

crave

Be ours

our former sins to quit

So on our hearts may pardon hght,

Our hves be
Strong in

holy, pure^
Spirit's

and good

Thy

quickening might,

Cleansed by a

sinless Saviour s

blood

191

LXXXIX

?^gtnn contmmtiatotg ot nut Sailg ^SragBts

As kneeling
Our

at

Thy

mercy's throne

daily prayers
sincere,

we

lay,

With hearts

and humble tone


pray.

Lord, hear us

when we

When from

whate'er

may

hurt or

harm

We Thy
And

deliverance crave
stretch

Hear Thou, and

Thy

gracious arm.

us from evil save.

When what

supply our wants demand.


require
;

Of Thee our tongues

Hear Thou, and ope Thy bounteous hand.

And

grant the

meek

desire.

192

When

for our kind's or country's wealth

We
Of

plead, for friend or foe

Hear Thou, and what may tend


each, on each bestow.

to health

Hear, Lord, the vovrs

Thy

servants make,
:

Naught can
'T
is all

their merits claim

for

Thy

great mercies' sake.

And

in their Saviour's

name.

193

xc
f^gmn commemorative
t0

of

Sfngmg

l^raises

0ti

Pr.-\ise

we our God

our voices raise

The Lord

of hosts, our God, to praise

To Him, by whom
The mouth

our hps unclose,

her richest

homage

owes.

Who,

'mid glad anthems pealing high,


wait in lifeless silence by
1

Would

When

worship claims the posture

fit,

Who

in irreverent ease

would

sit ?

Rise, rise,

and

act the angels' part,

In gesture, voice, and holy heart


V\-ho loud their Hallelujahs sing.

With crowns

cast

off,

and folded wing.

194

O may

we here our homage

pay,
;

Like angels in the realms of day

That we

in future

worlds

may hymn

God's praises with the Cherubim.

Praise Praise
Praise

Him, adored

in

ages past

Him, whose
him amid
his

praise shall ever last

heavenly host

Praise Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

195

xci

t0

oti

What
Than
For

can the heart more pleasant


befits the

feel,

What more
the

generous thought,

warm glow

of grateful zeal.

acts of love undue,

unsought

What

sounds, the sense or soul to move,

^lore tuneable can tongue express,

Than, mindful of such acts of love,

The

strains of holy thankfulness

Lord, as with wondering eyes we scan

Of

all

Thy

love the countless


for

sum

But most the ransom paid

man,

The

present grace, the bliss to

come

196

prompt us Thou, the sovereign Good,

Thy

undeserved, unask'd

for,

care

To

feel

with Hvely gratitude, with our thankful


lips declare.

And

And

ne'er,

oh

ne'er

may we

forget

Deep
And,
as

in our

inmost hearts to lay

we

can, the mighty debt


lives to

With pure and holy

pay

To

Father, Son, and


all

Holy Ghost,
store,

For

His mercy's boundless

For His redeeming love the most,

Be glory now and evermore.

197

XCII

f^gmn

oi

STfjanfessibms for

t^e

f^olg

Scriptures

Accept,

Lord, thy servants' thanks

For Thy enlivening word,

By Thy most Holy

Spirit taught.
:

By holy Prophets heard


That word
in

Thy

recording book

From age
Her

to age descends,

teaching here

Thy Church

begins,

And

here her teaching ends.

Whate'er of truth the soul can need

To

clear her darkling sight,

Whate'er to check the wandering feet

And

guide their course aright

198

Whate'er of fear the bad to daunt,

Of hope
All that

the

good

to cheer

may

profit

man,

Lord,

Thy bounty

gives us here.

Join'd with our household's

little

church,

And
And

in our lonely hours,

in the

assembly of the Saints,


ours,

That sacred word be

To

read and hear, to mark and learn,

And

inwardly digest

And He, who

gave the word,


learn
it

may He
!

On

those

who

rest

Thence on our

hearts

may

lively faith

Celestial comfort pour,

With patience,

lightener of our
:

ills,

And hope

that looks before

199

That we, with Thy united Church,

May
And
Thy

Hft

our souls above,

with one
glory,

mind and mouth proclaim

God

of love

200

XCIII

?^gmtt of SCj^anfeggibmg for

t!)e

C]^utrf)*0

Of

frail

and fluctuating mind


stray
ill

Is

man, and apt to


baseless objects,
sight

And

defined,

His

and steps

betray.

And though Thy

word,

God, be
light,

true,

And beam
Of those
it

with heavenly

oft
ii

deceives the view,

Who

scan

not aright.

We deem
And

it

then

Thy

act of grace

providential care.
left

That not alone we're

to trace
:

Thy

truths unfolded there

201

Which widely

scattered o'er

Thy

roll,

And

thence in one combined.


presents, unmix'd

Thy Church

and whole,

Arranged, secured, defined.

Hence

raised she in her ancient days

The symbols

of her creed,
error's

To

guard her sons from

maze,

Their

feet aright to lead.

And we

those forms of wholesome words


j

Maintain from days of old

And what

the

Church her

faith records,

We
Then

still

unshaken hold.

glory to our gracious God,


in

The Three

One, be paid,

As ever by His Church avow'd.

And by His word

display'd.

202

XCIV

fgmn

of

^C^anfesgifamg

for

tf}e

Pure

ffattfj

That Thou Thy

servants hast not placed,

To roam by
Through
Thee,

reason's

ghmmering ray

nature's unenhghten'd waste,

God

of love, our thanks

we pay

That Thou with Thy

celestial lore

Illumin'st our benighted sight,

To know,

confess Thee, and adore,


of light

Our thanks we pay Thee, God

To

find

Thee, passes reason's reach

But taught

Thy Godhead
Thou

to discern

Reveal' d, what

hast deign'd to teach,


learn.

She prompts the humble heart to

203

O may

no love of worldly
cares,

oys,
:

Or worldly

Thy

truth neglect

Nor human wisdom's

specious toys,
reject

Nor

pride of

human power

For Thou hast

said,

and we receive

Thy word

as law,

Thy

will as fate,

Who

will

Thy Gospel
penal

not believe.

On him Thy

doom

shall wait.

God,

in

whose name by

miystic sign
faith confess,

Baptized

Thy

saints

Thy

To keep

us in

Thy

faith

be Thine,
to bless
!

Be ours Thy

triune

name

To

Thee,

whom

all

Thy

saints adore.

Thy Church
Be

below,

Thy heavenly

host,

blessing, honour, glory, power.


!

Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

204

xcv

^gmn tommmtiatotg

of Jaxtfj ani (3ooti

In God's own garden stands a


Fast
fix'd in earth its root,

tree,

Bathed

in heav'n's dews,

and

fair to see,

And

charged with goodly

fruit.

Like that

fair tree's

no

fruitage grows.
:

So pleasant and so good

What

else a specious

semblance shows,

Affords no wholesome food.

But should that tree

unfruitful

wax

Of good,
'T
is

like thorn or brier,

doom'd

to feel the hewer's axe,


fire.

And

feed the vengeful

205

The

tree that
is

God's own garden breeds.


:

Faith

that goodly tree

The

fruits, it

genders, are the deeds

Of

Christian charity.

God, may Thy Church, that cultured


AMiich

field

Thou

hast fenced around,

Such

trees in rich profusion yield.


fruit

With such good

abound.

For deeds, though


Save of

fair,

Thou
;

wilt not

own,

Thy

Spirit

bred

And

faith, unfruitful
is

and alone,

By Thee

counted dead.

206

XCVI

l^mn

of ^rjjanftsgi&tng for

Spiritual

instructors

We
Nor

thank Thee for the

truths,

O
;

Lord,

Which Thy unerring


less

rolls

record

we thank Thee

for the aid,

By Thine appointed guides

convey'd.

Apt

are those rolls the steps to lead.


;

That ofttimes he who runs may read


Yet
oft awaits

a harder part,

The mind

unlearn'd, the unstable heart.

Not vain the

tale,

by Thee

enroll'd.

Of that
By

illustrious student told.

Philip's sapient teaching

won

To

see

and own Thy promised Son.

207

Nor

vain

Thy warning

of the minds,

Blown here and there by wavering winds,

Which read Thy word,

alas

unblest,

And

to their

own

destruction wrest.

Then thanks

to

Thee, whose care provides

Thy Church's

help, our priestly guides

Light from their urns that

we may

draw,

And
To

read undimm'd

Thy

perfect law.

Thee,

Father

Son, to

Thee
;

To
For

Thee, blest
all

Spirit,

glory be

the good
for

Thy

creatures prove.
love.

But most

Thy redeeming

208

XCVII

f^gntn cotnmemorati&e of ?^earmg 0tJ*3

fHmisters

Oft

as in

God's own house we

sit,

And

hear the Preacher there,

Precursive to the grave discourse.

The holy

text declare

Bethink we well, whose name he bears.

And whence
The steward
The

his

word

is

given.

of God's mysteries,

minister of heaven.

Away

then with the itching

ear,

That craves the pleasant tongue

Away

the eyes that for the sight


theatric long
;

Of art

209

Away

for simple

phrase sincere
too refined
;

The judgment

But most away the o'erweening heart

And

self-sufficient

mind.

Be

rather ours to bear our part


fear
;

With awe and godly


O'erlook the
frailties

of the man,
:

And

God's high message hear

Be from our

hearts, howe'er disguised.


life

The

pride of

exiled

And

heaven's best

gift ingraft instead,

The meekness

of a child.

God,

to

Thy ambassador
in

Thus speaking
Aid us
to

Thy name,

show the deep respect


claim

Thy messenger may


o

2IO

To

listen,

ponder, and digest

Each

truth

and law
for
all,

divine,
office sake,

And

prize

Him

His
for

And, Lord of

Thine

211

XCVIII

!^2mn

of

^Ijanksgibtng for

i])t

l^olg

Communfcin

Thy

house each day of hallow'd


joyful heart,

rest

With

Lord,

I tread

Most

joyful, for the

holy feast
is

When Thy
When

mysterious board

spread.

in

Thy house Thy


in the

servants meet,
art

There always

midst
seat

Thou

To

oifer at the

mercy

The humble

heart, the fervent vow.

But most, when holy hands dispense,


Ordain'd by Thee, salvation's
sign,

Thy presence

glads the inward sense,

Thy

Spirit,

and Thy grace divine

212
Sweet peace and comfort

to impart,

Beyond

this

lower world's control

To

cleanse and sanctify the heart,

To

strengthen and refresh the soul.

ever there, a willing guest.

May
And

I,

and not unworthy be

there, with

Thy communion

blest,

My
For
all

Lord and Saviour, dwell with Thee

Thy bounty

to

mankind,

For Thy redeeming love the most,


All praise to Thee,

and with Thee


the

join'd,

The Father and

Holy Ghost

21

XCIX

(Eommunitin

No

when He
I will

bids

me
:

seek His face,

Away

not turn

Nor His appointed means of grace


With proud self-wisdom spurn.

The pathway

to

remember Him,
to show,

Which He vouchsafes
I will

not leave, and lightly deem,


I

That

may

blameless go.

True

I'm a sinner

but His blood


:

For sinners once was shed


For sinners now
this

heavenly food,

His mystic

feast, is spread.

214
For
sinners, to

who

their sins
fly,

would

quit,

And

His succour

Their past offences to remit.

And

future strength supply.

Forgive me, Lord

my

heart incline

To
And

run the Christian race,

first

beneath

Thy

stated sign

To
Thy

seek

Thy promised

grace

grace with thankful heart to seek,


faith that soars above,
true,

With

Eepentance

obedience meek,

And

universal love.

Though much unworthy, Lord, of Thee,


Yet no presumptuous
guest,

May

these

my

wedding-garment be.
for

To deck me

Thy

feast

2IS

The

willing heart wilt

Thou
;

receive,

Who
And

didst for sin atone

not for our deserts forgive,

But, Saviour, for

Thine

ow^n.

'

'

2l6

f^gmn

comtnemoratifae of

tf)e

'

Ei)xicz

^olv

Bright the

vision that

dehghted

Once

the sight of Judah's seer,

Sweet the countless tongues united

To

entrance the Prophet's


the

ear.

Round

Lord

in glory seated.

Cherubim and Seraphim


Fill'd

His temple, and repeated


to each th' alternate

Each

hymn.

'

Lord,

Thy
is

glory
its

fills

the heaven,
;

Earth

with

fulness stored

Unto Thee be

glory given,
!

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

'

217

Heaven

is still

with glory ringing,


cry,

Earth takes up the angels'


'

Holy, Holy, Holy/ singing,


'

Lord of Hosts, the Lord most high

Ever thus

in

God's high praises,


let

Brethren,

our tongues unite

Chief the heart when duty raises

God-ward

at

His mystic

rite

With His Seraph

train before

Him,

With His holy Church below,

Thus conspire we

to adore

Him,
!

Bid we thus our anthem flow

'

Lord,

Thy
is

glory Alls the heaven.


its

Earth

with

fulness stored

Unto Thee be

glory given,
!

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

'

2l8

Thus Thy

glorious

name

confessing,

We

adopt

Thy

angels' cry,
!

Holy, Holy, Holy

blessing
I

Thee

the

Lord of Hosts most high

219

CI

?gmn C0mmem0ratt&t

af

tijt

Dag

of

Blest day, by God

in

mercy

given,

To

soothe, refresh,

and cheer,
all

We

greet thee best of

the seven,

And

hold thee doubly dear.

AVe prize thee as the day of

rest,

Which

toil

nor

travail

knows

The Sabbath Day, when man and

beast

From week-day works

repose.

We

prize thee as the day design'd

From

worldly studies freed.


to train the

The holy Day,

mind

To

holy thought and deed.

220

We

prize

Thee

as God's living sign,

Join'd with His faithful word,

How man

was form'd by power


divine restored.

divine,

By power

Blest day,

by God's commandment made


of the seven.

The goodhest
Type of

the heavenly rest, our aid


:

In journeying to heaven

May

holy thoughts and holy

rites

Thy
Till

peaceful hours employ,


love of such delights
rest enjoy!

we through

God's endless

There hymn, amid His heavenly

host,

The

praise

on earth begun,

Of

Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost,
1

The Uncreated One

221

CII

i^gmn of

Sii^anfesgi&xng for

tl^t

Sag

cf

co^iE,

and

for

His day of
it

rest

Praise

Him, who hallowed

and

blest,

And

gave the law, when time began,


to

Memorial of His works

man.

Praise

Him, who

to the

chosen seed
decreed
;

Confirm'd the law

at first

x\nd 'mid His statutes, graved on stone,

Renew'd, and made His Sabbath known.

Praise

Him who

to

His twelve consigned,


to bear in mind.

And
The

will'd

His Church

day, her buried Saviour rose,


for sanctified repose.

Her day

222

Praise

Him,

that, still

with sacred awe,

His Church maintains His primal law

And

keeps for man, from death released,


feast.

Redemption's with creation's

To keep

this

primal law of Thine,


:

In mercy, Lord, our hearts incline

To

us

Thy

holy day be blest.

And

lead us to

Thy heavenly

rest

22-

cm
i^gmn
rcimtnentciratti}e of tlj

CJjurcIj's

(Sxzatzx iFeetiijals

Saviour of men, our hope and

rest,

As round the
Train'd by

yearly seasons run,


feast
!

Thy Church, each solemn


Thee, God's incarnate Son

We
Week

hail

after

week Thy Advent


hail

told,

At length we
While

Thee Yirgin-born,
Shepherds' fold

xA.ngels to the

Announce with chants redemption's morn.

When, guided by the new-formed


Their
gifts

star,

the eastern sages bring,


far,

In Thee, the Gentiles' light from

We

hail Judea's

promised King.

224

We
Thy

hail

Thee, to the temple brought,


its

The

temple's Glory and

Lord

conflict in the desert fought,


hail

We

Thee King

o'er fiends abhorr'd.

Dark scenes

of sorrow

come

and

lo

In Salem's courts, in Kedron's

vale,

On

that sad hill of

shame and woe,

Thee

sufferer for our sins

we

hail.

Loosed from the tomb

that held

Thee dead.

Ascended

to

Thy

seat

on

high,

And

thence
hail

Thy Holy

Spirit shed,

We

Thee crown'd with

majesty.

All hail, our Saviour

as

we

store
feast,

Thy
Still

acts in

mind each solemn

more we love Thee, and adore

In

Thee

the Father's form exprest.

'

225

CIV

fgmn commemoratifae

of

'

^^z Wiz^,

tfje

Holy

Jesus, Saviour blest,


possest,
stray,

As by passion strong
Through
this

world of sin we
^

Thou

to guide us art

the Way.'

Holy

Jesus,

when

the night

Of

error blinds our clouded sight,

Round

the cheering day to throw.


^

Saviour, then

the Truth

'

art

Thou.

Holy

Jesus,

when our power

Fails us in temptation's hour,

All unequal to the

strife,
^

Thou

to aid us art

the Life.

226

Who Who

would reach His heavenly home,

would

to the Father

come,

Who

the Father's presence see,

JesuSj he

must come by Thee.

Channel of the Father's grace,

Image of

the Father's face,

Saviour blest, incarnate Son,

With the Father Thou

art one.

Glory to the Father be,


Glory, only Son, to

Thee

And, of equal power


Glory to the Spirit

confest,

blest.

'

227

cv

^^mn

to ti}z

Comforter for
erfjarftg*

Jaitfj, l^ope, attb

'

Come, Holy Ghost, my


Almighty

soul inspire

Spirit of the

Sire,

Spirit of the

Son Divine,
gifts

Comforter,

Thy

be mine

Holy

Spirit, in

my

breast

Grant that

lively 'faith'

may

rest.

And subdue
To

each rebel thought

believe what

Thou

hast taught

When

around

my

sinking soul
roll,

Gathering waves of sorrow


Spirit blest, the

tempest

still.

And

with

'

hope'

my bosom

fill

228
Holy
from

Spirit,

my mind
will

Thought, and wish, and

unkind,

Deed and word unkind remove,

And my bosom

fill

with ^love

!'

Faith,

and hope, and

charity,

Comforter, descend from Thee,


'

Thou

th'

anointing Spirit art/


gifts to

These Thy

us impart

Till

our faith be lost in


swallow'd

sight,

Hope be

in delight.

And

love return to dvvdl with


!

Thee

In the threefold Deity

229

CVI

jgmn cotnmentiatorg 0f

t^e CCi^urcfj's

Minox

Jegtibals
Church's name,

What
Than

more
to

befits the

uphold the

saintly

fame
might
fight
?

Of those, who
Fought
for

in the Saviour's

His sake the Christian

What more
Than
In

befits the

Church's care,

to provoke her sons to share

rival

deeds and

rival praise,
'?

By monuments

of festal days

Through

perils they,
'

and

toil,

and

strife,
;'

Held

fast

the way, the truth, the

life

Weigh'd heavenly gain with earthly

loss,

And

chose and bore the Saviour's cross.

230

Led by Thy Church be

ours,

God,
:

To

tread the path

Thy

servants trod

Ourselves with Thine elect acquaint,


x\nd love the Master in the Saint

All blessing, honour, glory, power,

To

Thee,

whom

all

Thy

saints adore.

Thy Church on

earth.

Thy heavenly

host

Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

; ;

2;i

CVII

^^mn

of SCIanfesgibing for of
ti}z

ti}Z

Jirst Prearfjers

ospri
proclaim'd

For

those,

who

first

Thy

word,
1

x\ccept

Thy

Church's thanks,

Lord
free

For Andrew's prompt obedience,

From

worldly lures, in following Thee

For Thomas' noble creed avow'd


In owning Thee his Lord and

God
which shone

For the bright beams of

light

From him, Thy own beloved John.

For mart}T'd Stephen's meek appeal


Repentant Paul's well-temper'd zeal

For him, the Pastor

true,

whose

call

Supplied the faithless traitors

fall

; ;

232

And

him, thrice charged to feed


faith
is

Thy

flock,

Whose

aye

Thy

Church's rock

And
The

him, of
first

Thy commission'd band


murderous brand
!

to feel the

For him, that

faithful

man and

good.

With Thy

blest Spirit's gifts


all

endued

For them, through

Thy Churches known,


shown
:

Whose
For

praise

is

in the gospel

these, for

all,

who spread Thy word,

Accept Thy Church's thanks,

Lord
bear,
!

And

grant that she like sons


for

may

Meet

Thy

work, and worthy her

JJ

CVIII

?^gmn

of 3EI)anft5gaittg for

tfje

f)urr^'s

3^cformcrs

While
Thy

for

Thy

Saints,

who pour d abroad

gospel's glorious light


lands,

Through heathen

we

bless,

God,

Thy wisdom,

love,

and might

We

fain

would

their loved

names

unite,

Who

pierced the clouds obscure,


forefathers' sight

Which hid from our

That gospel's radiance pure.

To

clear

Thy
life's

truth their heart's desire,

Their

pursuit

and aim,
the martyr's pyre,
:

They mark'd unmoved

Unmoved

they

felt

the flame

234
There
lit,

the
all

fire

a sign

became

Through

the land to prove,

How they could bear Thy cross Who for Thy glory strove.

and shame,

Hence

in

Thy

truth

Thy Church

delights,

From

old corruptions freed


rites,

Unblemish'd worship, spotless

And un adulterate

creed

Hence Thy pure words her

children lead

To

speak the united prayer,

Their Saviour's

name

alone to plead,
share.

His cup of blessing

God, whose love our country's guides

Once nerved with courage

strong,

And

still

o'er us their sons presides,

Accept our

grateful song.

235

And oh
Our

the truth, revived

amon^

sires

from times of old,

Do Thou
And

to future times prolong,

orrant

our sons to hold

236

CIX

l^gmn

of ^Tfjanfesiji&mg for
ilHotieratfon

ti}Z

Cf)urcf)'s

We

deem and own

it,

Lord, a proof

Of Thy

peculiar grace,
zeal aloof,

That from intemperate

AVith calm, considerate pace,

Our Mother Church aye runs her


Unsway'd by
fancies new.

race,

And

in

Thy

vineyard holds her place,

A
'T
is

fruitful

branch and

true.

of

Thy

grace, that long beguiled


straight path to stray,

From Thy

She scann'd Thy volume undefiled

For

truth's unerring

way

237

Nor

fail'd to note, for truth's essay,

How,

in

her days of yore,

Thy

universal

Church the sway

Through

scatter'd nations bore.

'T

is

of

Thy

grace that thus

we hold
;

Sound forms of faith

divine
rule

That thus Thy shepherds


In one unbroken line
;

Thy

fold

That thus each sacramental sign

Thy

flock together binds

x\nd thus our

common

voices join

To

speak consentient minds.

Blest,

who, by Thy enlivening grace,

With meek obedience run

And

faith unfeign'd their Christian race,

As by

the

Church was done,

238

When, by Thy chosen twelve begun,


She
first

Thy

blessing sought,

Establish'd

by Thy only Son,


Spirit taught.

And by Thy

2 39

ex

?^gmn wntmen'batotg

nf Cljurcfj WiViion

Blest with unearthly

bliss

were they,

Who
And
By

saw the Church's infant day.


strove their Christian part to bear,

birth baptismal join'd with her.

The

truth,

which

Christ's Apostles taught,

Then

ruled each faithful convert's thought;


in unity to

Each aim'd

keep
:

Unrent the Apostles' fellowship

The

bread, with rites harmonious broke,

The union

of

all

hearts bespoke

And

prayer, ^^dth lips united pray'd,

The union

of

all

minds

displayed.

240

thus that Christians

still

would

live,

And

thus delightful witness give,


well the debt of love they know,

How
To

Christ

and

to

His Church they owe

Lord, train us

still

on earth

to join
!

Thy
Till

holy Church in acts divine

we

a closer union prove,

Join'd to

Thy unseen Church

above.

There
Joint

all at

once Thy
to

first-born sing

Hymns

Thee, Eternal King

And

with one voice

Thy

angel host

Praise Father, Son, and

Holy Ghost.

241

CXI

f^gmn tonbemnatnrg

of

Scfjfsm

SIN there was in ancient days,

The Apostle names

its

name,

And marks

its

nature with dispraise,

The Church's bane and shame.

Who
Or

form'd without her factions new.


nourish'd feuds within,
rulers threw,

Or scorn upon her

Were

guilty of that sin.

Observant of the Apostle's word,

The Church
Against
it

its

guilt discerns,

prays her gracious Lord,

And

for deliverance yearns.

242

Nor

falsehood, for celestial truth,


spread,
tooth,

By her accuser
Nor
heresy's

envenomed

Awakes

a livelier dread.

Alas, that

we

with

little

care
;

Her

supplications heed

But, though our lips

pronounce the prayer,


:

Too
Too

oft

commit the deed


Thee,

oft against

God

of love,

And Thy command


And
to

offend

Thy name

our right disprove.

While we Thy body rend.

might we

all,

Thy name who

bear,

Beneath one sovereign

Head

One body own, one

faith declare,

Partake one mystic bread

243

Ey

all

might one pure worship be


Thee,

To
To

One God,
Father
;

addrest

Thee,

Son, to

Thee

And

Thee,

Spirit blest.

244

CXII

l^gTUit

commemotatibe ot

tfje

Puni0!)tttmt nf

AVhat means

that loud portentous cry

Of

terror strange

from yonder tent

From Korah, and

his

company,
is

That strange portentous cry

sent.

Levite, priestly

power he sought,
:

And

Aaron, saint of God, opposed

Her prey

the opening earth has caught,

And

o'er the rash intruder closed.^

What means

the hateful brand, that springs


victim's
is

On
'T
is

yon desponding
;

brow
:

great Uzziah's

't

the king's

All clean of late,


^

a leper now.
xvi.

Numb.

245

monarch he with hand profane

To burn
By warning
Till

the hallow'd incense chose

voices check'd in vain,

on

his front the plague-spot rose.^

What means

the record, but to

tell

To
By

ears that hear,

and eyes

that read,
befell,
I

that dread
sinful

doom, which each

How

each presumptuous deed


people,

To warn God's
The honour

how

they claim

to his priesthood

due
with shame,
!

Which stamp' d a Monarch's brow

By death unknown a Levite slew


^

2 Chron. xxvi.

246

CXIII

l^gmn C0mment>ator2

of 2^eIitjfou2 2eal

.What
The

livelier force the

hand can sway,


feel,

heart what holier

Than

that

which

all

God's saints obey,


zeal
?

For God a fervent

The

love of

God

its

ample base,

Thence

springs each godly plan,

Nor aught

within

its

scope has place

To mar

the love of man.

God's glory God's

still it

keeps in

sight,

will its
it

motions guides

Truth

o'er

sheds a calm clear

light,

And

soberness presides.

247
Such
zeal in all thy actions shown,

Paul, in thy

bosom dwelt

Such

zeal,

than thou a holier One,


felt.

The Great Exemplar

Fain would we aye his perfect zeal

With heart
Strive

sincere ensue
felt,

what our Saviour

to feel,

And, as

He

did, to do.

Like

Him

with zeal the obedient frame,


cloak, invest
;^

As with a

And

feed the animating flame

Perennial in the breast.


1

Isa. lix.

17.

JqV^^^ [I ly^

'

248

CXIV

?^2mn

contiemnatcirg ot iFalse Eeal

Alas, that vice

its

guilt

should slur
;

Beneath

religion's

mien

Or

error's cloud-form'd

shadows blur
!

The

light of truth serene

By

Jezebel's feign'd zeal for

God
:

Was
Her

Naboth's ruin plann'd

course was fraud, her means w^ere blood,


land.^

Her end was Naboth's

Come, and my
^

zeal,'

proud Jehu
i

cried,

See for Jehovah shown

But Bethel's calves the boast belied

His aim was


1 I

Israel's throne.^
^

Kings

xxi.

2 Kings

x.

249
Zeal for the Lord from John and James
Fierce words of vengeance drew
:

They knew not what

their Master's aims,

Nor what
The Jews

their spirit knew.^

a zeal of

God

possest
light

But knowledge with clear

Was wanted,

to inform the breast,

And

guide their steps aright.-

Lord, with thy zeal our souls inspire

To

worship at

Thy

shrine

No

strange, profane, unhallow'd


fire

fire,

But holy

of Thine.

zeal

by no intemperance
worldly passions
directing
sanctified
'^

ruled,

From
By Thy

free,

wisdom
by Thee
Rom.

school'd,
!

And
^

Luke

ix.

55, 56.

x. 2.

Lev.

x.

i.

250

cxv

f^gmn

of (3zmxal STi^anfegifamg

TRAISE we the Lord


Vouchsafed
her,

My God

for each

good
:

my

soul

her gratitude owes

For health and

for vigour

each morning renew'd


of rest and repose.

Each

evening's refreshment

For motion and speech,

for hearing

and

sight,

Each

blessing bestow'd,
terror,

each

ill

tuni'd

away

Defence from the

that walketh

by

night,

Nor
But

less

from the arrow,

that flieth

by

day.

chiefly

we

laud

Thy pledges
love

of grace,

The

signs of

Thy

vouchsafed to the soul

The bath whence commences


With
strength to enliven,

our spiritual race,


to guide,

and control

The

truth

by Thy
at

Word

within us convey'd

The food

Thy board

our sustenance given

The

pastors commission'
the Church's

by Thee

for our

aid.

And

communion

to lead us to heaven.

251
and
the gifts of our God,

F'or these,

for all

To man's
The

sinful race

abundantly shown,
proclaim

praise of

His bounty
reveal' d for

we

abroad,

His mercy

the sake of His Son.

praise
Is

we

the

Lord

To God, who
all praise
all

alone
!

God

of our health,

be addrest

All praise to the Father,

praise to the Son,


I

And

the Spirit of goodness,

eternally blest

2^2

CXVI

][^gtmx commetnotatiijE of

(SoV^ Blessing

Who
The

would enjoy the highest bhss


given,

To man m mercy
blessing of our
that

God be

his,

The peace

comes from heaven.

This casts the things of sense behind,


This
lifts

the thoughts above,

With heavenly knowledge guards the mind,

The

heart with heavenly love.

Oft as prepares the holy

man

The Church's

rites to end,

And
'

bid on her departing train


of

The peace

God descend
^

253
With bended knees and head indmed.

And meek and

silent prayer,

May we

to God's high will resign'

His heavenly blessing share.

So may we

find in that blest place,

And, thence departing, keep,

The

Father's love, the Son's dear grace,


Spirit's fellowship
:

The

So

fail

not in God's peace to


with allegiance true

live,

And
To

Father, Son, and Spirit give

Praise to the

Godhead

due.

Praise to the Father

to the

Son

Be

praise, the incarnate

Word

And

to the Spirit

Three and One,


!

The Church's God and Lord

254

CXVII

?^gmn commemoratifae
Yes

of Sirftntss

'on some fond/ some friendly M^reast


parting soul relies;'
rest,

The

Yet craves she a more lasting

Friend above

tlie skies.

In that dread hour from

human

eyes

When
Rise,

fades each earthly view,


soul, to

O my

God

arise,
1

And

peace with

Him

ensue

Oh, then,

o'er all

bethink thee
to find,

how

His mercy-seat

By meek

confession's contrite vow,

With fervent prayer combined

; ;

255

By

faith to

His high

will resigned.

By penitence profound,

And

love for

all

of

human kind
I

With

fruits of

mercy crown' d

Nor then from

hallow'd lips neglect


;

The words

of peace divine

Nor then from

hallow'd hands reject


:

Salvation's mystic sign

Nor

vain presumptuous thought be thine,


self-sufficient

Nor

claim
recline,

But on Thy Father's love

And

plead

Thy

Saviour's name.

Thus,

O my

soul,

by sickness

prest,

On God

for

peace rely
seek for rest
!

Prepared to

part, thus

The Holy One and High

256
God,
to

Thee my

soul

would
:

fly,

Her

refuge

Thee she knows

heal her wounds, her wants supply,

And

grant her

Thy

repose

257

CXVIII

f^gmn C0mmemotati&e

of Seatf)

God
As

of the spirits of mankind,

o'er the fading

form inclined,
s

"We watch a brother

fleeting breath,
!

Fix in our minds the thought of death

Oft as the bell with solemn

toll

Informs us of a parting

soul,

Teach us

to think

how
its

short the space


resting-place
!

Ere ours must quit

When
Ashes

to the earth the corpse

we

trust,

to ashes, dust to dust,

Remind

us of the

coming day
its

When

ours must join

native clay

258

And when we

hear the awful word


life

That speaks of doom and

restored,
shall

Prompt each
That doom,

to ponder,

'

What

be

that future hfe, to

me

!'

God
Thy

of our

life,

whose records give

flock instruction

how

to live,

That, through

Thy Son

our sins forgiven,


:

Our death may be

the gate of heaven

O may
Prove

each

act,

when

others die.
cry,

to ourselves a

warning

Advance

us on our heavenward road,

And

fit

us

more

to

meet our God

259

CXIX

?^gmn

tomntemotatifae of a B^patteii jFtienti

And

is

thy
all

trial o'er

Have

thy hours been told


never, never

And

shall

we

more
?

That pleasant face behold

That sweetly smiling cheek,

That

m.ildly

beaming

eye,

AVhich wont the mind's clear thought to speak,

The

heart's benignity?

And

shall

we never hear

Again that cheerful tongue,

On whose

soft

tones the willing ear


?

As on sweet music hung

26o
Yes
thou art gone, and we
to tell

Remain behind

How

soothing

is

the thought of thee,


well.

Beloved so long, so

Yet not beyond the scope

Of faith's keen
As with a
Beside
^

sight art thou,

sure

and

certain hope,'

Thy

grave we

bow

With

certain

hope and

sure,

That

they, in Christ

who

rest.

The meek,

the merciful, the pure,

Shall aye in Christ be blest.

Then

take our fond regret,


trust,

Withal, dear friend, our

That thou from us

art

gone

to

meet

The assembly

of the just.

26

O come

that blissful tide,

When we may

worthy prove,
for all

By His dear might


"

who

died,

To

dwell with thee above P

These stanzas (and


applied to

it is

probable that the obsen-ation


are perhaps

may be

some others likewise)

inappropriately called a

Hymn.

But having been comon


intelligence

posed whilst

this

volume was

in the press,

of the death of an old and

much

valued friend, they are

inserted here as agreeing in substance with the other

poems

with which they are associated.

262

cxx
l^gmn commemotati&e
of

ti}z

Sag

of Sutigment

Saviour, awful was the word,


In Patmos' island lone.

By him

in

holy vision heard,

Thy

ovrn beloved John.

Behold

come,
is

come with speed


:

With me

my

reward

And

then of every

man

the

meed

Shall with his

work

accord.'

'

Come

then

!'

from every

faithful breast

The Holy

Spirit cries
1'

And Come
'

in spotless

raiment

drest,

The Church, Thy

Bride, rephes.

263

blest are they,

whose bosoms share


serene
:

The
Blest,

Spirit's gifts

who

the bridal garment wear,


:

That vesture white and clean

Blest,

who

in

Thy communion

erst

Have
Have

loved,

Christ, to dwell

freely

drunk and slaked


enlivening well

their thirst

From Thy

And when

at length

Thy warnings show

At hand the hour of doom,

Can meekly answer.

Even

so,
I'

Yea come, Lord

Jesus,

come

INDEX TO THE LATIN


A

HY^^INS.

PAGE
so LIS ortus cardine,
regias

71

Ad

Agni dapes,
.

^'Etema Christi munera,


a-Etema
coeli gloria,

20
57
51

^Etenie Rector sidenim,

iEteme rerum Conditor, Sterne Rex altissime,


Ales
diei nuntius,
.

105 12
151

Alto ex 01>Tnpi vertice,


Audi, benigne Conditor,

Aurora coelum purpurat, Aurora jam spargit polum,

84 98
55

Christe, sanctoram decus Angelomm,


Christi perennes nuntii,
Coeli
.

119
129 18
16

Deu5

sanctissime,

Consors paterni luminis, Creator alme siderum,


Crudelis Herodes,

73 77

Deum,
umbra,

ECCE jam

noctis tenuatm.

39
67 81
127

En clara vox redarguit, Ex more docti mystico,


Exiiltet orbis sraudiis.

266
PAGE

HoMiNis supeme

Conditor,

Immense

coeli

Conditor,
.

10

Invicte Martyr unicum,

Jam Jam

liicis

orto sidere,
.

Sol recedit igneus,

31

Jesu Redemptor omnium, Jesu dulcis memoria, Jesu Rex admirabilis,

69

90
92

Lucis Creator Optime,

Lustra sex qui jam peregit,

Lux

ecce surgit aurea,

94 47

Magn^

Deus

potentiae,

NoCTE surgentes vigilemus Nox atra rerum contigit, Nox et tenebroe et nubila,
.

omnes,

Nunc

sancte nobis Spiritus,

39 45 29 112

O O O

GLORIOSA Virginum,
Sol salutis intimis,
sola

79
35
75

magnarum urbium,
lingua gloriosi,

Panoe
Primo

94
.

die

quo

Trinitas,

QuEM

terra, pontus, sidera,

Quicumque Cliristum

qu^ritis,

123

26/
PAGE

Rector potens, verax Deus, Rerum Deus tenax ^^gor, Rex sempiteme ccelitum,
Salutis setemse Dator, Salutis humanae Sator, Sanctorum meritis inclyta
.
.

49
103

157 108
gaudia,

^33
131

Sinae sub alto vertice,

Somno

refectis artubus,

Splendor Patemse Glorise, Stabat mater dolorosa, Summas Parens Clementiae,


.

43 24
96
113

Te
Te

lucis ante

terminum,

splendor

et virtus Patris,
.

53 121

Telluris

alme Conditor,

14

Tu

Trinitatis Unitas,

59
.

Veni, Creator

Spiritus,

no
65

Verbum supemum

prodiens,

INDEX TO THE ENGLISH HYMNS.


A

SIN there was in ancient days,

241
,

Accept,

Lord,
its

Thy

servants' thanks,

Alas, that vice

guilt should slur,

197 248
147

All praise to Thee,


All-present

who

didst

command
.

All-bounteous Framer of the earth,

Framer of the sky, Almighty God, whose sceptre sways,

14 10

And

is

thy

trial o'er,
is

57 259
61

Another day

well-nigh done,

Arise, your voices all unite,

179
191

As kneeling at Thy mercy's throne, Awaking with the waken'd day.

39
187

Before Thy
Behold,
it

mercy's throne.

shines, the

golden

light,

mercy given. Blest with unearthly bliss were they,


Blest day, by
in

God

47 219
239 216 8

Bright the ^dsion that delighted.


Brightly shines the morning
star.
.

By

the cross sad vigil keeping,

96
119

Christ, of Thy angel host the grace, Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest. Come, Holy Ghost, my soul inspire,

no
227

269
Consort of paternal
light,

Creator of yon circles bright,

.16 -73
.

PAGE

Dark
Ere

night arrays in hueless vest,

45

the

waning

light decay,

Eternal Glory of the skies,


Eternal King of heaven on high,

.105
.

-53 .79
181
.

Father

of

all,

from

whom we

trace,
will,
.

Father of Men, whose sovereign


First of cities, Bethlehem,

27

-75
-139
.

For all Thy saints, O Lord, For those who first proclaim'd Thy word,
.
.

231
71

From From

the faint daysp ring's eastern goal,

thmidering skies at Sinai's rock,

131

Glad is thy somid, O Sabbath bell, God of all nature, great and good, God of our health, all praise to Thee, God of our health, our life and light, God of the spirits of mankind, Great God, whose strength Thy martyrs
.

.153
.

22

,189 .163 .257


steel'd,

135

Hark
Hark

a voice of warning, hark heard ye not the ancient seer, Hear, our all-gracious Father, hear,
!

67 88

Him whom

the skies, the earth, the sea,

Holy Being, One and Three, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, Holy Jesus, in whose name,

59
115

18^

2/0
;Holy Jesus, Saviour blest,

How

good and pleasant

is

the sight,

Image

of the Father's might,

In bath baptismal
In God's

who can know, own garden stands a tree,

Let

the round world with songs rejoice,

Lo, night and clouds and darkness wrapp'd,

Lo, the Almighty Father's Son,


Lord, not to
Lord,
us,

we

claim

it

not.

who
of

didst bless

Thy

chosen band,

Maker

all,

enthroned above,

Mighty Sovereign, God Supreme, Morning spreads her crimson rays.

Nature's God,
No, when

all-mling power.

He

bids

me

seek His face.


feast,

Now Now

at the

Lamb's imperial

sinks in night the flaming sun,

O COME, and for His day of rest, O come and let the assembly all, O eternal Praise of heaven, O Jesus, King of Saints adored, O Jesus,, source of sanctity, O Lord, whate'er belongs to Thee, O Lord, with ever- varying phrase, O praise we the Lord my God for each O pray we for the Church's weal,

good,

2J\

O O O

Saviour, awful

was

tlie

word,

Thou, of
'tis

light Creator best,

...
. .
. .
.

PAGE

262
6

a scene the heart to move,

.169

Of frail and fluctuating mind, Of sacred usage old, Oft as in God's own house we sit, On this first day when heaven and earth, Our limbs refresh'd with wholesome sleep,
. .
.

.81
.
. .

200
208
3

43

Parent
Praise

of

all,

whose love

display'd,

113

Praise for

Thy

Saints to Thee,

Lord,

129 193 159

we

our God, our voices


't

raise.

Put

off

thy shoes,

is

holy ground,

Redeemer,

Jesus, Life of

man.

69
35

Salvation's sun, the inward gloom, Saviour of men, our hope and rest,
Saviour of men, our joy supreme,
Sw^eet,

223 108

See the destined day arise, and v/ith enjoyment fraught.


servants hast not placed,
.
.

94 90
202
12

That Thou Thy

The bird the harbinger of light, The day declines, but ere it part, The earth, it is a battle-field, The House of God What fittest name, The triumphs of the martyr'd Saints,
.
!

37
157
133 121

,165
.
.

Thee, the Father's Power and Light,


Thou,,

whom

their

Maker heaven and

earth,
.

Thou with

the Father and the Son,

103 112

272
PAGE

Thrice Holy Sovereign of the sky,

i8
21

Thy house

each

clay of

hallow'd

rest,

We bless Thee for Thy


it.

Church,

Lord,
.

143

We deem and own Lord, a proof, We thank Thee for the truths, O Lord,
What can the heart more pleasant feel, What livelier force the hand can sway, What means that loud portentous cry, What more befits the Church's name,

236 206

-195
.
.

246 244 229


233
149 167

When
While

first

divine religion blest,

.175
. .

for

Thy

Saints

who

pour'd abroad,
.

Who Who Who

power to man, that hath grace to walk abroad, would enjoy the highest bliss, Why, Herod, why the Godhead fear,
gives the needful

252
77
55

With dawn's

faint streaks the

heaven
.

is

sown,
.

Word

uncreate. Beloved One,

.65
.

Ye who

Messiah seek,

.123
254

Yes, on some fond, some friendly breast,

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