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“ 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 Giese growthe Druct Court of the Southern District of New York: PUBLIC 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 cullections 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 ap pointed 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 Hymns 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 sooni as the Board of Direction of the corporation shall be able to make the necessary asrangements with the Publisher.
3. Resolded, 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 pablication; 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.
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.
: 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,
Lode of God. 1 COME 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,
HYMN 4. C. M.
Goodness of God. i THY goodness, Lord, our souls confess,
Thy goodness we adore,
A praise ;
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;
Without a cloud between.
Through Jesus' name are given;
HYMN 5. L. M.
Loving-kindness of God.
He justly claims a song from me,
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!
Prone from my Jesus to depart;
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,
Help us to praise !
Ancient of days.
And make them fall!
Lord, hear our call !
Our pray'r attend !
On us descend !
In this glad hour!
Spirit of pow'r.
Hence evermore !
Love and adore.
Advent of Christ.
HYMN 7. C. M.
Nativity of Christ. 1 TORTALS, awake, with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay:
'To hail th' auspicious day.
And sweet seraphic fire
And strung and tun'd the lyre.