Select Melodies: Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, Not to be Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymn Book: as Also, a Number of Original Pieces
Printed at the Methodist book concern, 1844 - Hymns - 312 pages
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angel bands angels blessed blest bliss blood breath brethren bright cease cheer Chorus Christ crown dark dear death divine dust to dust dwell dying earth endless etermity eternal eyes faith Farewell Father fear foes friends glad song glorious glory grace grief Hallelujah happy harps haste hath hear heart heavenly hell holy home in Heaven hope joyful King Lamb land light live Lord lovefeast meet melody fall mercy Mercy Seat mercy's free mortal mountains mourning o'er peace pleasure praise pray prayer rapturous songs Redeemer reign rejoice rest rise roll Saints arise salvation Satan Saviour seraphs shine shore shout sigh sing sinner sins skies song Songs of praise soon sorrow soul spirit star Star of Bethlehem stream sweet tears tears in heaven tell thee thine thou art thro throne thy love trembling voice wait weep word Zion Zion's
Page 46 - GUIDE me, O thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land ; I am weak, but thou art mighty ; Hold me with thy powerful hand ; Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more.
Page 64 - HOW firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in his excellent word ! What more can he say than to you he hath said, You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled...
Page 94 - HAIL to the Lord's Anointed, Great David's greater Son ; Hail, in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun ; He comes to break oppression, To set the captive free, To take away transgression, And rule in equity.
Page 139 - I WOULD not live alway ; I ask not to stay Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way ; The few lurid mornings, that dawn on us here, Are enough for life's woes, full enough for its cheer. 2 I would not live alway...
Page 63 - In each event of life, how clear Thy ruling hand I see ! Each blessing to my soul more dear. Because conferred by thee.
Page 201 - SWEET the moments, rich in blessing, Which before the cross I spend ; Life, and health, and peace possessing, From the sinner's dying Friend. 2 Here I'll sit, for ever viewing Mercy's streams in streams of blood : Precious drops, my soul bedewing, Plead, and claim my peace with God.
Page 42 - Prayer is the burden of a sigh, The falling of a tear ; The upward glancing of an eye, When none but God is near. 3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try ; Prayer the sublimest strains that reach The Majesty on high. 4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, The Christian's native air ; His watchword at the gates of death ; He enters heaven with prayer. 5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, Returning from his ways ; While angels in their songs rejoice, And cry,
Page 132 - VITAL spark of heavenly flame ! Quit, oh quit this mortal frame ! Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying; Oh the pain, the bliss of dying! Cease,- fond nature ! cease thy strife, And let me languish into life. Hark ! they whisper ; angels say, Sister Spirit, come away.