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AND AUTHORIZED TO BE USED IN THE CHURCHES UNDER THEIR CARE.
RUTGER'S PRESS-NEW YORK :
Printed and Published by William A. Mercein, 240 Pearl strcek.
“ Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1831, by Isaac L. Kip, (on behalf of the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church,) in the late ice the moct Court of the Southern District of New York FUBLIC LIBRARY
Dutch Church in North America.
SESSION, JUNE, 1830.
Resolved, That the Rev. Thomas De Witt, D. D., William M.Murray, D. D., Isaac Ferris, and the elders Peter D. Vroom, Jr., and John D. Keese, be a committee to select from the different collections now published, Hymns on a variety of subjects, to constitute the second Book of Hymns, to be added to those now in use in all future editions of our Psalm and Hymn Book, and that said committee report such selection to the next General Synod for their approbation.
In Session, JUNE 1831. T committee appointed by the last General Synod, reported a selection of hymns. Whereupon the following resolutions were adopted.
1. Resolved. That the said additional hymns reported by the Committee appointed by the General Synod in 1830, be accepted, ordered to be published as a second book of Hymns, and authorized to be used by the churches in the same manner as the Psalms and Hymnis now in use.
2. Resolved, That all future editions of the Psalm Book shall contain the additional hymns, together with the canons of the church, as soon i as the Board of Direction of the corporation shall be able to make the necessary arrangements with the Publisher.
3. Resoloed, That a separate edition of the Additional Hymns be published.
4. Resolved, That the Board of Direction of the Corporation be directed to take out separate Copy-Rights for each of the books, and authorize their publication; and that they superintend the publication of the first edition of each book,
H Y MNS.
Perfections of God.
HYMN 1. L. M.
Creation Praising God. 1
With all the blue ethereal sky,
Their great Original proclaim.
Does his Creator's pow'r display,
The work of an Almighty hand.
The moon takes up the wondrous tale ;
Repeats the story of her birth;
And all the planets in their turn,
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 5 What though in solemn silence all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball;
Amidst their radiant orbs be found; 6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
HYMN 2. C. M.
Sovereignty and Decrees of God. 1 EEP silence—all created things,
And wait your maker's nod: My soul stands trembling while she sings
The honors of her God. 2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown,
Hang on his firm decree;
Nor borrows leave-TO BE.
With ev'y angel's form and size,
Drawn by th' eternal pen.
And makes his counsels shine ;
Fulfils some deep design.
To sceptres and a crown;
And treads the monarch down. 6 Not Gabriel asks the reason why,
Nor God the reason gives ;
Between the folded leaves.
My fate, with curious eyes ;
Or what bright scenes may rise. 8 In thy fair book of life and grace,
O may I find my name,
HYMN 3. C. M.
Love of God. 1 NOME, ye that know and fear the Lord,
And lift your souls above;
To sing that God is love.
And all his mercies prove;
To show, that God is love.
Thunders his dreadful name;
The honors of the Lamb.
His counsels and designs-
His love supremely shines.
Thro’ earth and heaven above, The joyful and transporting news, That God, the Lord, is love.
HYMN 4. C. M,
Goodness of God.
Thy goodness. we'adore,
A spring whose blessings never fail,
A sea without a shore.
In ev'ry golden ray ;
And love brings back the day.
With all the bliss it yields;
With strength’ning grain, the fields.
Is in the gospel seen;
Through Jesus' name are given;
HYMN 5. L. M.
Loving-kindness of God.
And sing the great Redeemer's praise;
His loving-kindness, Oh, how free!
Yet lov'd me not withstanding all :
His loving-kindness, Oh, how great!
Tho' earth and hell my way oppose,
His loving-kindness, Oh, how strong!
Has gather'd thick, and thunder'd loud,
His loving-kindness, Oh, how good!
His loving-kindness changes not.
Soon all my mortal pow'rs must fail ;
His loving-kindness sing in death.
To the bright world of endless day,