Tune Name Index to the American Vocalist

The American Vocalist(Boston, 1848 & 1849), compiled by Daniel Hale Mansfield of Maine.

(on a different website)Huge PDF file of the entire American Vocalist.
(on this website)First line index to the American Vocalist.

There have been three annual singings from American Vocalist in Maine (July of each year), using material in four shapes organized by Aldo Ceresa. (Minutes for 2010)Also, American Vocalist has recently been reprinted, but in a cheap, brain-dead way that makes it unfriendly to singers.

On August 20 2011, we sang some of these songs in Culver City.

This index was created April 3, 2010. On April 10, I added 72 tunenames that were missing from the original index; indicated by italics; these tunenames have an ad hoc character. Updated with first lines November 14, 2010.

Note: 20-page offset between the original and the PDF pagination (add 20 to the numbers below).
Tunename            Page No.  First line (incipit)
Abington 67  Far from the world, O Lord, I flee, From strif and tumult far.
Afton 203  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 wores, full enough for its cheer.
Aithlose 143  O thou that hear'st the prayer of faith, Wilt thou not save a soul frmo death, That casts itself on thee?
Akron 145 "Begin, my soul, th'exalted lay"
Albany 082  There is a land of pure delight, Where saints immortal reign;
All Is Well 254  What's this that steals, that steals across my frame?
Much different tune from Sacred Harp 122.
All Saints 041  Who shall ascend thy heavenly place, Great God, and dwell before thy face? The man who loves religion now, And humbly walks with God below.
Always New 260 "Since man by sin"
America 105  The God we worship now, Will guide us till we die; Will be our God while here below, And ours above the sky.
Amherst 148  Ye boundless realms of joy, Exalt your Maker's fame; His praise your songs employ, Above this starry frame.
Amsterdam 181  Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings, Thy better portion trace
Andover 084 "My passions fly to seek their King"
Angels Visits 281 "How cheering the tho't"
Anthem for Easter 207 "The Lord is risen indeed, Hallelujah"
Antioch 094  Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Archdale 075  When God revealed his gracious name, and changed my mournful state, My rapture seemed a pleasing dream, The grace appeared so great.
Arlington 74   Jesus, wiht all thy saints above, My tongue would bear her part, Would sound aloud thy saving love, And sing thy bleeding heart.
Armley 008   Thou whom my soul admires, above All earthly joys
Arne 139   And didst thou Lord, for sinners bleed? And could the sun behold the deed? No, he withdrew his sick'ning ray, And darkness veiled the mourning day.

Oft as I lay me down to rest, O may the reconciling word Sweetly compose my weary breast; While on the bosom of my Lord.

Arundel 087   All glory be to God on high, and to the earth be peace, Good will henceforth from heaven to men, Begin and never cease.
Ashley 100   Salvation! O the joyful sound! What pleasure to our ears! A sovereign balm for evey wound, A cordial for our fears.
Autumn 174   See the leaves around us faling, Dry and withered t the ground, Thus to thoughless mortals calling, With a sad and solemn sound. "Sons of Adam, once in Eden, When like us he blighted fell, Hear the lecture we are reading, Tis, alas! the truth we tell."
Aylesbury 105b   Shall we go on to sin, Because thy grace abounds? Or crucity the Lord again, And open all his wounds?
Balerma 066b  (Psalm 001) Oh happy is the man who hears, Instruction's warning voice. And who celestia wisdom makes, His early, only choice.
Bangor 053t   Return, O God of love, return; Earth is a tiresome place: How long shall we, thy children, mourn Our absence from thy face?
Barby 047b Hope looks beyond the bounds of time, When, what we now deplore, Shall rise in full immortal prime, And bloom to fade no more.
Benevento 160 "While, with ceaseless course, the sun"
Bermondsey 187 Glory to God on high! Let heav'n and earth reply -- Praise ye his name! His love and grace adore,Who all our sorrows bore, And sing forevermore.
Bethesda 151t Lord of the worlds above, How pleasant and how fair The dwellings of thy love, Thy earthly temples are
Bethlehem 191b (8,6,5,6) Lift up your heads in joyful hope, Salute the happy morhn; Each heavenly power Proclaims the glad hour, Lo Jesus the Savior is born.
Better Days Coming 326b   The glorious time is rolling on, When sinners will come flocking home.

O there are better days coming, Will you go along with me, Yes there are better days coming, And we'll sound the Jubilee.

I long to hear the joyful sound, The dead's alive, the lost is found.

O come dear sinners will you go, And see what love frmo Christ doth flow.

O there's reformation coming, Will you go along with me? Yes, there's reformation coming, And we'll sound the Jubilee.

Beulah 146 How happy is the pilgrim's lot; How free from every anxious thought, From worldly hope and fear! Confined to neither court nor cell, His soul disdains on earth to dwell, He only sojourns here.
Blackburn 092   Behold thy waiting servant, Lord, Devoted to thy fear: Remember and confirm thy word, For all my hopes aer there.
Blendon 036t Lord, when thou didst ascend on high, Ten thousand angels filled the sky; Those heavenly guards around the wait, Like chariots that attend thy state.
Blessed be the Lord For Evermore 234t Blessed be the Lord for-ever-more. Amen and Amen.
Boylston 109t Our days are as the grass Or like the morning flower! When blasting winds sweep o'er the field, It withers in an hours.

But thy compassions Lord, To endless years endure; And children's children ever find Thy words of promise sure.

Braintree 98b While Shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground, The angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone around.
Brattle Street 68 (melody by Pleyel) While Thee I seek protecting Power, Be my vain wishes stilled; And may this consecrated hour With better hopes be filled.
Brentford 036b Buried in shadows of the night, We lie till God restoers the light; Wisdom descends to heal the blind, And chase the darkness of the mind.
Bridgewater 017   Great God, attend while Zion sings the joy that frmo thy presence springs;
Brighton 136t The Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care, His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye; My noonday walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend. When in the sultry glebe I faint, Or on the thirsty mountains pant, To fertile vales and dewy meads, My weary wandering steps he leads, Where peaceful rivers soft and slow, Amithe verdant landscapes flow.
Brookfield 020   Shall the vile race of flesh and blood, Contend with their Creator God!
Brooklyn 132 He framed the globe, he built the sky, He made the shining worlds on high, And reigns compelte in glory there.
Buckfield 021   When strangers stand and hear me tell, What beauties in my Saviour dwell, Where he is gone they fain would know, That they may seek and love him too.
Buckingham 045t Lord, thou wilt hear me when I pray; I am forever thine; I fear before thee all the day, Nor would I dare to sin. And while I rest my weary head, From cares and labor free, 'Tis sweet conversing on my bed, With my own heart and thee.
Burford 092   Dark was the night, and cold the ground, On which the Lord was laid; His sweat, like drops of blood ran down, In agony he prayed.
Caledonia 275t Soldiers of the cross, arise! Lo! your Leader from the skies, Waves before you glory's prize, The prize of vitory! Seize your armor, gird it on! Now the battle will be won.
Calvary 161t   Hearts of stone, relent, relent, Break, by Jesus' cross subdued; See his body, mangled, rent, Covered with his precious blood.
Calvary 102 ("Calvary Second") My tho'ts that often mount the skies, Go search the world beneath, Where nature all in ruin lies, And owns her sov'reign power.
Cambridge 063b   Salvation! O the joyful sound! What pleasure to our ears! A sovereign balm for every wound,A cordial for our fears.
Camp of the Hebrews 324b Come thou Font of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing thy grace!
Canterbury New 057   Why should the children of a King, Go mourning all their days; Great Comforter descend and bring, Some tokens of thy grace.
Carmarthen 148t   Arise, my soul, arise, Shake off thy guilty fears, The bleeding Sacrifce in my behalf appears. Before the throne my Surety stands, my name is written on his hands.
Carnes 169b  Hark! what mean these lamentations, Rolling sadly through the sky? 'Tis the cry of heathen nations, Come and help us, or we die!
Carthage 136b  Father of all, Omniscient mind, Thy wisdom who can comprehend? Its highest point, what eye can find, Or to its lowest depths descend!
Castle Street 023   Lord, in thy great, thy glorious name, I place my hope, my only trust; Save me from sorrow, guilt and shame, Thou ever gracious ever just.
Chardon 093b  Shepherds, rejoice: lift up your eyes, And send your fears away; News from the region of the skies; Salvation's born today!
China 072b   Why do we mourn departed friends, Or shake at death's alarms?
Christmas 186t  Hark! how the gospel trumpet sounds! Thro' al the world the echo bounds, And Jesus, by redeeming blood, Is bringing sinners home to God; and guides them safely by his word, To endless day.
Clarendon 089b   What shall I render to my God For all his kindness shown? My feet shall visit thine abode, My songs address thy throne.
Colchester 076t  O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer's praise!
Columbus 164b  Come and let us sweetly join, Christ to praise in hymns divine! Give we all with one accord, Glory to our common Lord
Come ye Disconsolate 221b   Come ye disconsolate, where'er you languish, Come, at the shrine of God, fervently kneel, Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish, Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Coming To Christ 309 "Just as I am"
Compassion 264 Would Jesus have the sinner die?
Complaint 012  Spare us, O Lord, aloud we cry, Nor let out sun go down at noon,
Concord 118t  The hill of Zion yields, A thousand sacred sweets, Before we reach the heavenly fields, or walk the golden streets.
Confidence 032   Now shall my soul in God rejoice, I feel my Savior's cheering voice, My heart awakes to sing his praise, And longs to join immortal lays.
Contrast 154t  How tedious and tasteless the hours, When Jesus no longer I see;
Conway 097t Come, let us lift our joyful eyes Up to the courts above, And smile to see our Father there, Upon a throne of love.
Corelli 126 "Come ye that love"
Coronation 044t All hail the great Immanuel's name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown him Lord of all.
Corydon 154b  Ah! lovely appearance of death, What sight upon earth is so fair? Not all the gay pageants that breath,Can with a dead body compare.
Costellow 015   Be earth will all her scenes withdrawn, Let noise and vanity be gone, In secret silence of the mind, My heaven, and ther my God, I find.
Coventry 099t   Oh, could our thoughts and wishes fly, Above these gloomy shades, To thoes bright worlds beyond the sky, Which sorrow ne'er invades!
Cowper 026   Forgeive the song that falls so low Beneath the gratitude I owe;
Cranbrook 120b Grace! 'tis a charming sound! Harmonious to the ear!
Dallas 162t   Keep me, Saviour near thy side, Let thy counsel be my guide; Never let me from thee rove, Sweetly draw me by thy love.
Dalsten 155b   How pleased and blest was I, To hear the people cry, Come, let us seek our God today!
Danbury 091b  Our life is ever on the wing, And death is ever nigh! The moment when our lives begin, We all begin to die.
Dartmouth 117b   Is this the kind return, And thees the thanks we owe; Thus to abuse eternal love, Whence all our blessings flow?
Darwent 013   Who, from the shades of gloomy night, Whe the last tear of hope is shed,
Dedham 051b   Sweet was the time, when first I felt The Saviour's pard'ning blood
Delight 149 No burning heats by day, Nor blasts of evening air, Shall take my health away, If God be with me there;
Denmark 210   Before Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations bow with sacred joy! Know that the Lord is God alone, He can create, and he destroy. His sov'reign power without our aid, Made us of clay and formed us men; And when, like wan'dring sheep, we strayed, He brought us to his fold again.
Devizes 069t Behold the glories of the Lamb, Amid his Father's throne; Prepaer new honors for his name, And songs before unknown.
Devotion 037t Sweet is the day of sacred rest, No mortal care shall seize my breast.
Disciple 170 Jesus I my cross have taken, All to leave, and follow thee; Naked, poor, despised, forsaken, Thou, from hence, my all shall be; Perish every fond ambition, All I've sought, or hoped, or known, Yet how rich is my condition, God and heav'n are still my own.
Dismission 230   Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, Bid us all depart in peace, Still on gospel manna feeding, Pure seraphic love increase.
Dresden 139b Preserve me, Lord, in time of need, For succor to thy throne I flee, But have no merit there to plead, My goodness cannot reach to thee.
Doxology 223b  Praise God from whom all blessing flow, Praise him all creatures here below.
Duke Street 011  Lord, when thou didst ascend on high, Ten thousand angels filled the sky

(This tune came to be associated with "Jesus shall reign where'er the sun")

Dunbar 109b   When overwhelmed with grief, My heart within me dies, Helpless and far frmo all relief, To heaven I lift my eyes. Oh! lead me to the rock, That's high above my head, And make the covert of thy wings, my sheldter and my shade.
Dundee 053   Let not despair nor fell revenge, Be to my bosom known, Oh give me tears for others' woe, And patience for my own.
Durham 047t Lord, who's the happy man that may, To thy blest courts repair
Dying Christian 216 Vital spark of heavenly flame, Quit, O quit this mortal frame, Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying, O the pain, the bliss of dying.
Easter Anthem 207 "The Lord is risen indeed, Hallelujah"
Eaton 128t Would Jesus have the sinner die? Why hangs he then on yonder tree?
Edinburg 204t How cheering the tho't, that the spirits in bliss Will bow their bright wings to a world such as this;
Edom 079 With songs and honors sounding loud, Address the Lord on high
Effingham 027   At anchor laid, remote from home, Toiling, I cry, sweet spirit come, Celestial breeze, no longer stay, But swell my sails, and speed my way.
Element 039t There is a stream whose gentle flow, Supplies the city of our God; Life, love and joy still gliding thro', And wat'ring our divine abode.
Elysium 113t Blest are the sons of peace, Whose heart and hopes are one; Whose kind designs to serve and please, Through all their actions run.
Emmons 080b Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb, We love to hear of thee
Evening Hymn 123b And must this body die, This mortal frame decay?
And must these active limbs of mine, Lie mouldering in the clay?
Evening Shade 114 The evening shades of life, Have stretched themselves along; My threescore years are almost fled, And like an evening gone.
Exhortation 073t On Jordan's stormy banks I stand, And cast a wishful eye, To Canaan's fair and happy land, Where my possessions lie.
Fading Flowers 306 "The vernal flowers their beauties spread"
Far From My Thoughts 269 "Far from my thoughts vain world be gone"
OR"Prayer is appointed to convey"
Florence 103b I love to steal awhile away From every cumbring care, And spend the hours of setting day, In humble grateful pray'r.
Fluvanna 059 "Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear"
Fountain 078b There is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
Friendship 191 "When shall we meet again?" (not the one Tim Eriksen does)
Funeral Anthem 220 "I heard a great voice from heaven"
Funeral Bell 262 "Hark the pealing, softly stealing"
Funeral Dirge 241 "Unveil thy bosom"
Funeral Hymn 080t The righteous souls that take their flight, Far from this world of pain, In God's parental bosom blest, Forever shall remain.
Funeral Thought 051t Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound, Mine ears attend the cry; Ye living men come view the ground, Where you must shortly lie.
Galena 141 How happy are the little flock, Who safe beneath their guardian rock In all commotions rest!
Ganges 143b Come on, my partners in distress, My comrades thro' this wilderness, Who still your bodies feel; Awhile forget your griefs and fears, And look beyond this vale of tears, To that celestial hill.
Garland 072t He sends his showers of blessings down, To cheer the plains below;
Geneva 077b When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I'm lost, In wonder, love, and praise.
Glad Tidings 265 "What heavenly music do I hear"
Glory to God in the Highest 240 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to men.
Gloucester 137b Prisoners of hope, lift up your heads ,The day of liberty draws near! Jesus, who on the serpent treads, Shall soon in your behalf appear.
Go Worship At Emmanuel's Feet 251
PDF file.
Go worship at Emmanuel's feet,
See, in his Name what wonders meet;
Earth is too narrow to express
His worth, his glory or his grace.
The whole creation can afford,
But some faint shadow of my Lord:
Nature, to make his beauties known,
Must mingle colors not her own.
Go When The Morning Shineth 268 Go when the morning shineth, Go when the noon is bright;
Go when the eve declineth, Go in the hush of night
Gospel Freedom 284 "Ye who know your sins forgiven"
Granville 164t Keep me, Savior, near thy side, Let thy counsel be my guide; Never let me from thee rove, Sweetly draw me by thy love.
Great is the Lord 235 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised
Greenfield 130 God is our refuge in distress, A present help when dangers press
Green's Hundredth 035t Sweet is the work, my God, my King, To praise thy name, give thanks and sing,
To show thy love by morning light, And takl of all thy truth at night.
Greenville 167t Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, Now is your accepted hour
Greenwich 025   Lord, what a tho'tless wretch was I, To mourn and murmur and repine
Guilford 119t I hear the voice of woe I hear a brother's sigh,
Then let my heart wih pity flow, With tears of love mine eye.
Haddam 152t The Lord Jehovah reigns, His throne is built on high; The garments he assumes, Are light and majesty.
Hague  16   (lyrics attributed to: John Huss) Through every age, Eternal God, Thou art our rest, our safe abode; High was thy throne ere heaven was made, Or earth thy humble footstool laid.
Hail, Sweetest, Dearest Tie 271 Hail, sweetest, dearest tie that binds
Our glowing hearts in one
Hallowell 050t As on some lonely building's top, The sparrow tells her moan -- Far fromthe tents of joy and hope, I sit and grieve alone.
Hamburg 019  Kingdoms and thrones to God belong; Crown him, ye nations, in your song
Hamilton 200b The day is far spent, the evening is nigh, Whe we must lay down this body and die.
Handel 153 A fountain of life and of grace Is Christ, our Redeemer we see
Hanover 200t Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid
Harleigh 003   Stay Thou insulted Spirit, say.
Hartford 118b Like sheep we went astray, And broke the fold of God; Each wand'ring in a different way, But al the downward road.
Hartland 074b Eternal Power, Almighty God! Who can approach thy throne? Accessless light is thine abode, To angel eyes unknown.
Hatfield 110t O let me feel thy love, Dear Jesus, every hour; Fix my affections all above, By heaven's attracting power.
He Hears Thy Sighs 249 "Soft be the gently breathing notes"
He Restoreth My Soul 295 "My God the spring of all my joys"
Heath 088t Lo! what an entertaining sight Those friendly brethren prove, Whose cheerful hearts in bands unite Of harmony and love!
Heavenly Vision 242 "I beheld and, lo! a great multitude"
Hebron 007t Thus far the Lord hath led me on; Thus far his power prolongs my days
Helmsley 169t Lo! he comes! with clouds descending, Once for favored sinners slain; Thousand, thousand saints attending, Swell the triumph of his train.
Hendon 165b To thy pasture fair and large, Heavenly Shepherd lead thy charge;
Hingham 041t Sweet is the work,my God, my King,To praise thy name,give thanks and sing
Hinton 196b The Lord is our shepherd, our guardian and guide, Whatever we want he will kindly provide
Holy Lord God of Sabaoth 228 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth
Home 204b 'Mid scenes of affliction with sorrow oppressed, How oft have I sighed for the season of rest
Horton 162b Come! said Jesus' sacred voice, Come, and make my paths your choice: I will guide you toyour home, Weary pilgrims!
Hotham 157t Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly
Howard 089t When all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I'm lost In wonder, love and praise.
Hudson 110b I love thy kingdom Lord, The house of thine abode, The church our blest Redeemer saved,With his own precious blood.
I Will Arise 232 I will arise and go to my Father, and will say unto him: Father! Father! I have sinned against Heaven and before thee, And am no moer worthy to be called thy son.
I Would Not Live Alway 201 I would not live alway; I ask not to stay, Where storm after storm rises o'er the dark way; The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here, Are enough for life's woes -- full enough for its cheer.
In Evil Long 331b In evil long I took delight, Unawed by shame or fear; Till a new object struck my sight, And stopped my wild career. I saw one hanging on a tree, In agonies and blood, Who fixed his languid eyes on me, As near his cross I stood.
Invitation 029   Come, my beloved, haste away, Cut short the hours of thy delay, Fly like a youthful hart or roe, Over the hills where spices grow.
Iowa 121 "Come ye that love"
Irish 098t Now shall my inward joys arise, And burst into a song, Almighty love inspires my heart, And pleasure tunes my tongue.
Italian Hymn 186b Come, thou almighty King, Help us thy name to sing, Help us to praise!
Jerusalem 071 Jerusalem! my glorious home! Name ever dear to me! When shall my labors have no ed, In joy, and peace,and thee!
Jordan 104 There is a land of pure delight, Where saints immortal reign;
Joseph 152b How blest is our brother bereft Of all that could burden his mind, How easy the soul that has left This wearisome body behind.
Judea 189b The God of Abr'am praise, At whose supreme command From earth I rise -- and seek the joys At his right hand: I all on earth forsake, Its wisdom, fame and pow'r; And him my only portion make; My shield and tower.
Kedron 205 "Thou sweet gliding Kedron"
Kempton 172 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing, Which before the cross I spend; Life and health and peace possessing, From the sinner's dying Friend.
Kendall 096 Father of mercies in thy word What endless glory shines!
Kentucky 115 A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify; A never-dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky.
Kingsley 199b 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 use here, Are enough for life's woes, full enough for life's cheer.
Knaresboro 062 Hark! how the feathered warblers sing, 'Tis nature's cheerful voice, Soft music hails the lovely spring,And woods and fields rejoice.
Laban 117t My sould be on thy guard, Ten thousand foes arise;
Lanesboro 099b O for a heart to praise my God, A heart from sin set free! A heart that always feels thy blood, So freely spilt for me.
Landsdale 185b Watchmen, onward to your stations, Blow the trumpet long and loud; Preach the gospel to the nations, Speak to every gath'ring crowd.
Lathrop 124b How gentle God's commands! How kind his precepts are! Come, cast your burdens on the Lord And trust his constant care.
Lebanon 069b Lord, what is man, poor, feeble man? Born of the earth at first; His life a shadow, light and vain,Still hast'ning to the dust.
Leicester 102b Not from the dust affliction grows, Nor troubles rise by chance; Yet we are born to cares and woes, A sad inheritance.
Lena 168 See the Lord of glory dying! See him gasping! Hear him crying! See his burdened bosom heave! Look, ye sinners, Ye that hung him; Look how deep your sins have stung him; Dying singers, look and live.
Lenox 147b Blow ye the trumpet blow, The gladly solemn sound
Leon 144 Oh, could I speak the matchless worth, Oh could I sound the glories forth, Which in my Savior shine! I'd soar and touch the heavenly strings, And vie with Gabriel while he sings, In notes almost divine.
Leoni 190 The God of Abra'm praise, Who reigns enthroned above; Ancient of everlasting days, And God of love! Jehovah, great I AM!
Lewiston 111t Lord what a feeble piece Is this our mortal frame? Our life, how poor a trifle 'tis, That scarce deserves the name.
Liberty 135t Prisoners of hope, lift pu your heads, The day of liberty draws near!
Jesus, who on the serpent treads, Shall soon in your behalf appear
Limehouse 006b Come saints,and view the Lamb of God, Dying in agonies and blood, Behold his side, and venture near, The Well of Endless Life is here.
Lincoln 040t How pleasant, how divinely fair, O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are! With long desire my spirit faints, To meet th'assemblies of thy saints.
Linden 159b 'Tis a point I long to know, Oft it causes anxious thought, Do I love the Lord, or no? Am I his or am I not?
Linstead 124t Mine eyes and my desire, Are ever to the Lord; I love to plead his promises, And rest upon his word.
Lisbon 125b Welcome sweet day of rest, That saw the Lord arise; Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing eyes.
Little Marlbore 108b And are we yet alive, And see each other's face? Glory and praise to Jesus give, For his redeeming grace.
London 095t O holy, holy, holy Lord, Whom heavenly host obey, The world is with the glory filled, Of thy majestic sway.
Long Time Ago 281 "Jesus died on Calvary's mountain"
Luton 016   With all my powers of heart and tongue, I'll praise my Maker in my song; Angels shall hear the notes I raise, Approve the song, and join the praise.
Lynnfield 030   My god permit me not to be A stranger to myself and thee! Amidst ten thousand thot's I rove, Forgetful of my highest love. Why should my passions mix with earth, And tus debase my heavenly birth? Why should I cleave to things below, And let my God, my Savior go?
Lyons 192b Ye servents of God, your Master proclaim, And publish abroad his wonderful name;
Machias 156t How pleasant 'tis to see, Kindred and friends agree, Each in his proper station move, And each fulfil his part, With sympathizing heart.
Majesty 064 The Lord descended from above, And bowed the heavens most high, And underneath his feet he cast The darkness of the sky.
Marlow 094b  How can I sink with such a prop As the eternal God, Who bears the earth's huge pillars up, And spread the heav'ns abroad?
Martyrdom 097b My span of life will soon be done, The passing moments say; As length'ning shadows o'er the mead Proclaim the close of day.
Martyrs 095b Thee we adore, eternal Name! And humbly own to thee How feeble is our mortal frame, What dying worms are we!
Martyr's Death Song 197b I have fought the good fight, I have finished my race, And thee, O my Saviour, I soon shall embrace
Mathews 004   Come hither, all ye weary souls Ye heavy laden sinners,come.
Mear 050b O 'twas a joyful sound to hear, Our tribes devoutly say, Up,Israel, to thy temple haste, And keep the festal day.
Medina 120t Soldiers of Christ, arise, And put your armor on, Strong in the strength which God supplies, Thro' his eternal Son;
Medway 034b My God, permit me not to be, A stranger of myself and thee: Amidst ten thousand thoughts I rove,Forgetful of my highest love.
Melbourn 096 Jesus the name high over all, In hell or earth or sky! Angels and men before it fall, And devils fear and fly.
Mendon 183 My Redeemer, let me be Quite happy at thy feet; Still, to know myself and thee, Be this my bitter sweet.
Meribah 140b When thou my righteous Judge shall come, To take thy ransomed people home, Shall I among them stand?
Middletown 158t Hail the day that saw him rise, Ravished from our wishful eyes
Milford 083 If angels sung a Savior's birth, On that auspicious morn.
Millennial Dawn 178 The morning light is breaking, The darkness disappears,
The sons of earth are waking, To penitential tears.
Missionary Hymn 179 From Greenland's icy mountains, From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains Roll down their golden sand;
Monmouth 004 In robes of judgment, Lo! He comes.
Montague 018   Ye sons of men with joy record, the various wonders of the Lord, And let his poewr and goodness sound, Thro' all your tribes the world around.

Let the high heavens your songs invite, Those spacious fields of brilliant light, Where sun and moon and planets roll, And stars that glow from pole to pole.

Mortality 011   Death, like an overflowing streams, Sweeps us away; our life's a dream;
Mount Auburn 073b Come, humble sinner, in whose breast, A thousand thoughts revolve
Mount Vernon 023 Ere the blue heavens were stretched abroad
Mount Vernon 176 ("Mount Vernon Second")
"Sister, thou wast mild and lovely"
Munich (Minga) 009   'Tis finished, so the Savior cried, And meekly bowed his head and died
My Mother's Last Gift 258 "This book is all that's left me now!"
Nantwich 037 Thus saith the high and lofty One, I sit upon my holy throne; My name is God; I dwell on high; Dwell in my own eternity.
Nashville 129b I love the volume of thy word; What light and joy those leaves afford, To souls benighted and distressed; Thy precepts guide my doubtful way, Thy fear forbids my feet to stray, Thy promise leads my heart to rest.
National Hymn 188t My country! 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty! Of thee I sing:
Nazareth 087t See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand, With all engaging charms; Hark, how he calls the tender lambs, And folds them in his arms.
New Castle 046 My heart and flesh cry out for thee, While far from thine abode; When shall I tread thy courts and see My Saviour and my God. The sparrow builds herself a nest And suffers no remove, O make me like the sparrow blest To dwell but where I love.
Newcourt 128b I'll praise my Maker while I've breath, And when my voice is lost in death,
New Durham (A minor) 054 "How vain are all things here below"
New Durham (C minor) 055 ("New Durham Second")
"Death may dissolve my body now"
New Jerusalem 066 From the third heaven where God resides, That holy happy place;
New Sabbath 033t High on his everlasting throne, The king of saints his work surveys
Ninety Seventh Psalm 033b Darkness, and clouds of awful shade, His dazzling glory shroud in state;
Justice and truth his guards are made, And fixed by his pavilion wait.
Northfield 055b (Ingalls) How long, dear Saviour, O,how long
Shall this bright hour delay?
North Salem 090b Hark from the tombs a doleful sound! Mine ears attend the cry
Norwell 127b Let songs of endless praise, From every nation rise;
Let all the lands their tribute raise, To God who rules the skies.
Nothing True But Heaven 273 "This world is all a fleeting show"
with alternate lyrics printed to the side "This world's not all a fleeting show"
Nuremburg 165t Praise to God! immortal praise, For the love that crowns our days:
Bounteous source of ev'ry joy, Let thy praise our tongues employ.
O Praise the Lord 238 O praise the Lord with one consent, And magnify his name. Let all the servants of th Lord, His worthy praise proclaim.
O Turn Ye 264 O turn ye, O turn ye, for why will ye die?
Ocean  52 On Jordan's stormy banks I stand, And cast a wishful eye,
Ode on Science 214 The morning sun shines from the east, And spreads his glories to the west, All nations with his beams are blest, Where'er his radiant light appears.
Old Hundred 001   Be Thou O God, exalted high
Olivet 285 "Thou sweet gliding Kedron"
Olmutz (Olmuts) 127t Your harps, ye trembling saints, Down from the willows take;
Orangeburg 112 How free the fountain flows, Of life and endless joy;
The stream which no confinement knows, Whose waters never cloy,
Oregon 180 O Almighty God of love, The holy arm display;
Orion 151b The Lord Jehovah reigns, His throne is built on high
Orland 003   Eternal are they mercies, Lord!
Eternal truth attends they word;
Palestine 134 Peace, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan, Hath taught these rocks the notes of woe; Cease thy complaint, suppress thy groan, And let thy tears forget to flow;
Paris 010  He reigns, the Lord the Saviour reigns, Praise him in evangelic strains
Park Street 009  Hark! how the choral snog of heav'n Swells, full of peace and joy above!
Passover 171 Jesus full of all compassion, Hear a humble suppliant's cry;
Let me know thy great salvation, See I languish, faint and die.
Guilty, but with heart relenting, Overwhelmed with helpless grief,
Prostrate at thy feet relenting, Send, O send me quick relief.
Pelham 116 My soul repeat his praise, Whose mercies are so great; Whose anger is so slow to rise, So ready to abate.
Pennsylvania 198 The God of glory sends his summons forth, Call the south nations and awakes the north, From east to west the sov'reign orders spread, Thro' distant worlds and regions of the dead:
Pentonville 124t To bless thy chosen race, In mercy, Lord, incline; And cause the brightness of thy face On all thy saints to shine.
Peterboro 076b Once more, my soul, the rising day Salutes thy waking eyes;
Pilesgrove 005 "Awake, my soul, to hymns of praise"
Plainfield 084 Let him to whom we now belong, His sov'reign right assert,
And take up every thankful song, And every loving heart.
Pleyel's Hymn 156 "Sinners, turn, why will ye die?"
Plymouth 044b With reverence let the saints appear, And bow before the Lord
Plymouth Dock 131 "Lo! God is here! let us adore"
Plympton 093t Now let our drooping hearts revive And ev'ry tear be dry;
Poland 048 "God of my life, look gently down"
Pomfret 189t Ye simple souls that stray Far from the path of peace, That unfrequented way, To life and happiness
Portland 022   Sweet is the day of sacred rest, No mortal care shall seize my breast;
Portsmouth 150 Ye boundless realms of joy, Exalt your Maker's fame;
Portugal 019 (Thorley) "O could I soar to worlds above"
Portuguese Hymn 202 "The Lord is our shepherd, our guardian and guide"
Preston 166t Come, said Jesus' sacred voice, Come and make my paths your choice
Princeton 184 Head of the church triumphant, We joyfully adore thee
Providence 107b See Sodom wrapt in fire! And hark, what piercing shrieks!
Those daring rebels now expire, For God in justice speaks.
Psalm 46th 138 The Lord hath eyes to give the blind,The Lord supports the sinking mind;
Psalm 119th 061 Had not thy word been my delight, When earthly joys were fled
Putney 042t Now let our mournful songs record, The dying sorrows of our Lord
Quito 015   Who is this stranger in distress, That travels thro' the wilderness? Oppressed with sorrow and with sin, On her beloved Lord she leans, On her beloved Lord she leans.
Rapture 192t O how happy are they, Who the Savior obey, And have laid up their treasure above!
Ravenna 086 "My God the spring of all my joys"
Remember Me 298 "Alas! and did my Savior"
Rest 153b Hosanna to Jesus on high! Another has entered his rest; Another has gone to the sky, And lodged in Emmanuel's breast.
Rochester 082   God, my Supporter, and my Hope, My Help for ever near, Thine arm of mercy held me up, When sinking in despair.
Rockingham 042b Lord, how secure and blest are they Who feel the joys of pardoned sin! Should storms of wrath shake earth and sea, Their minds have heaven and peace within.
Romame 177 When shall the voice of singing Flow joyfully along?
Rome 158b Farewell honor's empty pride, Thy own nice, uncertain guest
Rothwell 005   Blest be the Father and his love, To whose celestial souce we owe
Russia 010 "False are the men of high degree"
Sacramental Hymn 279 "Alas! and did my Savior bleed"
Salisbury 133 Lord, thou hast known my inmost mind, Thou dost my path and bed inclose; My waking soul on thee relies, On thee my sleeping tho'ts repose:
Salvation Belongeth 226 Salvation Belongeth Unto The Lord (chorus)
Scotland 222 Thou art gone to the grave -- but we will not deplore thee; Tho' sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb. The Savior has passed thorugh its portals before thee, And the lamp of his love is thy guide through the gloom.
Seasons 005b  The flowery spring, at God's command, perfumes the air and paints the land
Sharon 017   Ye Christian heralds go, proclaim Salvation in Emmanuel's name.
Shawmut 113b Thy name, Almighty Lord, Shall sound thro' distant lands; Great is thy grace, and sure thy word, Thy truth forever stands.
Shelburne 090t How did my heart rejoice to hear, My friends devoutly say; InZion let us all appear, And keep the solemn day.
Sherburne 060 While shepherds watched their flocks by night All seated on the ground
Shirland 115b He leads me to the place Where heavenly pastures grow,
Where living waters gently move
Shoel 027   Peace, troubled soul, thou need'st not fear! Thy great Provider still is near; Who fed thee last, will feed thee still, Be calm and sink into his will.
Sicilian Hymn 167b Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing
Siloam 077t By cool Siloam's shady rill, How fair the lily grows! How sweet the breath, beneath the hill, Of Sharon's dewy rose!
Silver Street 106 Come, sound his praise abroad, And hymns of glory sing
Smithfield 028   This life's a dream, an empty show, But the bright world to which I go, Hath joys substantial and sincere, When shall I wake and find me there?
Solitude New 081 My refuge is the God of love, My foes insult and cry,
Fly like a tim'rous, trembling dove, To distant mountains fly.
Spring (D minor) 058 "When snows descend and robe the fields"
Springfield 182 Jesus drinks the bitter cup, The winepress treads alone
St. Johns 088 Once more we come before our God
Stafford 125t (Read) See what a living stone, The builders did refuse
Yet God hath built his church thereon, In spite of envious Jews.
Stanley 176t Hark! the voice of love and mercy Sounds aloud from Calvery
St. Anns 095t My God, my portion, and my love, My everlasting All!
I've none but thee in heav'n above, Or on this earthly ball.
Stephens 101 Father of mercies in thy word, What endless glory shines!
St. Martins 045b (Tansur) O thou to whom all creatures bow, Within this earthly frame,
Thro' all the world how great art thou! How glorious is thy name.
Stonefield 006t God of the seas, thine awful voice,Bids all the rolling waves rejoice;
Stratfield 024   Through every age eternal God, Thou art our rest, our safe abode;
St. Thomas 108 Soldiers of Christ arise And gird your armor on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies,Through his eternal Son.
Sunderland 039b Show pity, Lord, O Lord forgive, Let a repenting rebel live;
Surry 014  No more fatigue no more distress, Nor sin, nor death, shall reach the place;
Sutton New 058 (Goff) Save me, O God, the swelling floods, Break in upon my soul
Swanwick 078t Soon shall the glorious morning dawn, When all thy saints shall rise,
And clothed intheir immortal bloom, Attend the to the skies.
Sweet Was The Time 051 "Sweet was the time when first I felt"
Sympathy 142 'Twas in a vale where osiers grow, By murmuring streams we told our woe, And mingled all our cares:
Symphony 195 "Behold, the Judge descends"
Tamworth 173t Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land;
The Blessings Of A Clear Title 276 When I can read my title clear
The Chariot 266 (Williams)
"The chariot! the chariot! its wheels roll in fire"
The Christian's Welcome Home 272 "See, brothers, see! how the day rolls on"
The Church's Welcome 267 "Children of Zion! what harp notes are stealing"
The Demonstration 275 (by Mozart) "A man of subtle reas'ning asked"
The Family Bible 308 "This book is all that's left me now!"
The Gospel Feast 250 "Come, sinners to the gospel feast" alternate lyrics printed on same page
"Those evening bells"
The Great Physician 262 "How lost was my condition"
The Last Beam is Shining 206 "Fading still fading, The last beam is shining"
The Lord's Prayer 246 Our Father who art in heaven; Hallowed be thy name
The Mercy Seat 309 "From every stormy wind that blows"
The Mountain Calvary 331t Come, precious soul, and let us take
A walk becoming you and me
The Pearl (first) 263 The pearl that worldlings covet
Is not the pearl for me.
The Pearl (second) 313 The pearl that worldlings covet
Is not the pearl for me.
The Promises 260 "How firm a foundation"
The Release 266 "When shall I see the day that ends my woes"
The Ruler's Daughter 259 "A father is praying"
The Saint's Adieu To Earth 269 "Ye objects of sense and enjoyments of time"
The Warning 271 "Ah, guilty sinner, ruined by transgression"
There Are Angels Hovering Round 276b There are angels hov'ring round To carry the tidings home
To the new Jerusalem, Poor sinners are coming home.
There Is An Hour Of Peaceful Rest 227b There is an hour of peaceful rest, To mourning wanderers given
Thou art gone to the grave 223t Thou art gone to the grave, we no longer behold thee,
Nor tread the rough paths of the world by thy side
Tisbury 049t There is a land of pure delight, Where saints immortal reign
Tottenham 163 Christ,the Lord, is risen today, Our triumphant holy day
Truro 013   Now to the Lord a noble song, Awake, my osul, awake, my tongue, Hosanna to th' Eternal Name, and all his boundless love proclaim.
Turner 056 Come, Holy Spirit heavenly dove, With all thy quick'ning powers;
Union Hymn 155t Form when doth this union arise, That hatred is conquered by love; It fastens our souls in such ties, As nature and time can't remove.
Unity 119b Let party names no more The Christian world o'erspread: The Jew and Gentile, bond and free, Are one in Christ their Head.
Uxbridge 034t The heavens declare thy glory, Lord, In every star thy wisdom shines: But when our eyes behold thy word, We read thy name in fairer lines.
Vermont 065 In vain we lavish out our lives, To gather empty wind, The choicest blessings earth can yield, Will starve a hungry mind.
Vesper Hymn 229 (Russian Vespers) Hark! the vesper hymn is stealing, O'er the waters soft and clear;
Victory 101 "Now shall my head be lifted high"
Victory (second) 283 Children of the heavenly King
Virginia 067b Thy word the raging winds control, And rule the boist'rous deep
Voice of Mercy 161b Hark, my soul, it is the Lord! 'Tis the Saviour, hear his word!
Jesus speaks, he speaks to thee -- Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?
Wakefield 122t How beauteous are their feet, Who stand on Zion's hill! Who bring salvation on their tongues, And words of peace reveal!
Walsal 194 Bless God, O my soul, Rejoice in his anme; And let my glad voice Thy greatness proclaim;
Ward 007b There is a stream whose gentle flow Supplies the city of our God!
Life, love and joy still gliding through, And watering our divine abode.
Wareham 062b How large the promise how divine, To Abr'ham and his seed;
"I'll be a God to thee and thine, Supplying all their need"
Warren 263 Children of the heavenly King
Warwick 184b The voice of my beloved sounds, While o'er the mountain top he bounds;
He flies exulting o'er the hills, And all my soul with transport fills
Gently doth he chide my way, Rise, my love, and come away
Watch Night 193 "Come, let us anew our journey pursue"
Watchman 111 "Ah, when shall I awake From sin's soft soothing power?
Watchman tell us of the night 233 "... what it's signs of promise are"
Wayne 188b Savior, the world's and mine, Was ever grief like thine!
Welch 175b Love divine, all love excelling, Joy of heaven to earth come down
Wells 002   Life is the time to serve the Lord
Welton 034m Thou great Instructor lest I stray, Oh teach my erring feet the way! Thy truth with ever fresh delight Shall guide my doubtful steps aright.
Wendell 181  
West Sudbury 122b What if the saint must die, And lodge among the tombs: He need nor mourn, he shall return, rejoicing as he comes.
Weymouth 146b Jesus! transporting sound! The joy of earth and heaven: No other help is found, No other name is given,
What Seraph-Like Music 280 "What seraph-like music falls sweet on my ear"
When Shall We All Meet Again 270 "When shall we all meet again?"
When We Pass Over Jordan 327 "Come Thou Font of every blessing"
Willington 107t Far be thine honor spread, And long thy praise endure;
Til morning light and evening shade, Shall be exchanged no more.
Wilmer 040b Loud swell the pealing organ's notes, Breathe forth your soul in raptures high;
Praise ye the Lord, with harp and voice, Join the full chorus of the sky.
Wilmot 173b (Weber) Lo! the Lord Jehovah liveth! He's my rock, I bless his name;
He, my God, salvation giveth; All ye lands exalt his fame.
Wilton 196t Not to our names, thou only just and true, Not to our worthless names is glory due;
Winchelsea 043 Incumbent on the burning sky
Winchester 043 My God, accept my early vows
Windham 002 Broad is the road that leads to death
Windsor 092m That awful day will surely come, Th'appointed hour makes haste, When I must stand before my jduge, And pass the solemn test.
Winter 048b His hoary frost, his fleecy snow, Descend and clothe the ground; The liquid streams forbear to flow In icy fetters bound.
Woburn 020   Firm was my health, my day was bright, And I persumed t'would ne'er be night; Fondly I said within my heard, Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart.
Woodland (Major) 070t I love to steal a while away From every cumbering care, And spend the hours of setting day, In humble, grateful prayer.
Woodland (Minor) 070b Life is a span, a fleeting hours, How soon the vapor flies; Man is a tender, transcient flower, That, e'en in blooming, dies.
Woodstock 085b I love to steal awhile away, From ev'ry cumb'ring care, And spend the hours of setting day In humble grateful prayer.

I love in solitude to shed The penitential tear, And all his promises to plead, Where none but God can hear.

I love to think on mercies past, And future good implore, And all my cares and sorrows cast On Him whom I adore.

Worthing 175t Sinners hear the melting story Of the Lamb that once was slain; 'Tis the Lord of life and glory; Shall he plead with you in vain?
Wyoming 035b The wond'ring world inquires to know, Why I should love my Jesus so; 'What are his charms' say they, 'above The object of a mortal love?'
Yoakley 140t The Lord my pasture shall prepare ,And feed me with a shepherd's care; His presence shall my wants supply,And guard me with a watchful eye.
Yonder's My Home 282 I'm a lonely trav'ler here, Weary, opprest; But my journey's end is near -- Soon I shall rest
York 082   (John Milton) Thee we adore, Eternal Name, and humbly own to thee, How feeble is our mortal frame, What dying worms are we.
Zephyr 038 Soft be the gently breathing notes, That sing the Savior's dying love; Soft as the evening zephyr floats, Soft as the tuneful lyres above.
Zion 166b On the mountain's top appearing, Lo! the sacred herald stands! Welcome news to Zion bearing, Zion long in hostile lands!
Zurich 038 Pass a few swiftly fleeting years, And all that now in bodies live, Shall quit, like me, this vale of tears, Their righteous sentence to receive.

In the original from which I worked, "8" sometimes looked like "3" and "4" like "1". Please send corrections to the email at the bottom of the page.

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