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The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age

Editor: John S. Adams
Publisher: Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston, 1857
Notes: Published in New York by S.T. Gordon, in Philadephia by Back & Lawton, and in Cincinnati by Traux & Baldwin
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1God of the ocean, earth and skyPage Scan
2Eternal God, thou Light divinePage Scan
3The turf shall be my fragrant shrinePage Scan
4Not worlds on worlds, in phalanx deepPage Scan
5There is no death--'tis but a shadePage Scan
6O God, whose presence glows in allPage Scan
7Awake the song that gave to earthPage Scan
8Ye nations round the earth, rejoicePage Scan
9My God! all nature owns thy swayPage Scan
10When Morning's purple gates unfoldPage Scan
11List to the dreamy tone that dwellsPage Scan
12To him, who for six days a weekPage Scan
13The mourners came, at break of dayPage Scan
14To weary hearts, to mourning homesPage Scan
15Our God is love: and would he doomPage Scan
16My God, I thank thee! may no thoughtPage Scan
17Friends never leave us, those we callPage Scan
18God, thou art good! each perfumed flowerPage Scan
19There's not a hope with comfort fraughtPage Scan
20No human eye thy face may seePage Scan
21Supreme and universal Light!Page Scan
22O thou, at whose rebuke the gravePage Scan
23With one consent, let all the earthPage Scan
24We come at morn and dewy evePage Scan
25There is a land mine eye hath seenPage Scan
26How radiant are the evening skiesPage Scan
27Forgive thy foes,--nor that alonePage Scan
28The rod that smote the desert rockPage Scan
29When Freedom, on her natal dayPage Scan
30He sendeth sun, he sendeth showerPage Scan
31With sunshine always on his facePage Scan
32We do not die--we cannot diePage Scan
33Parent, Protector, Guardian, GuidePage Scan
34When, from each temple of the freePage Scan
35A new religion shakes the earthPage Scan
36Why should we mourn that changes comePage Scan
37When adverse winds and waves arisePage Scan
38Above, below, where'er I gazePage Scan
39I cannot plainly see the wayPage Scan
40Eternal Father! thou hast madePage Scan
41When troubles overflow the soulPage Scan
42Thou art, O God, the life and lightPage Scan
43Oh! if there be an hour that bringsPage Scan
44Be firm! whatever tempts thy soulPage Scan
45This common earth, by mortals trodPage Scan
46For all thy gifts we praise thee, LordPage Scan
47The spacious firmament on highPage Scan
48Great ruler of the realms on highPage Scan
49God of the rolling year! to theePage Scan
50Ah, why should bitter tears be shedPage Scan
51Within this holy volume liesPage Scan
52Teach us, O, teach us, Lord! thy wayPage Scan
53Great God! let all our tuneful powersPage Scan
54Ocean and land the globe dividePage Scan
55Your souls, like shadows on the groundPage Scan
56God of the universe! whose handPage Scan
57Judge not: the workings of his brainPage Scan
58Arrayed in clouds of golden lightPage Scan
59The kings of old have shrine and tombPage Scan
60'Tis bitter to endure the wrongPage Scan
61God of the year! with songs of praisePage Scan
62Within these woods, beneath these treesPage Scan
63There is a friend, a secret friendPage Scan
64Just God! and shall we calmly restPage Scan
65What though the crowds who shout the wordPage Scan
66Deem not that they are blest alonePage Scan
67O Lord! where'er thy people meetPage Scan
68Assist us, Lord! to act, to bePage Scan
69O thou, at whose dread name we bendPage Scan
70We praise thee, Lord! if but one soulPage Scan
71My God! how endless is thy love!Page Scan
72O render thanks to God abovePage Scan
73Beneath the churchyard's grassy moldPage Scan
74Searcher of hearts, to thee are knownPage Scan
75Eternal Father, God of love!Page Scan
76God guard the poor! we may not seePage Scan
77Once more, O Lord, let grateful praisePage Scan
78If all our hopes and all our fearsPage Scan
79Thy will be done! I will not fearPage Scan
80Eternal God, Almighty CausePage Scan
81'Tis twilight hour; and one by onePage Scan
82The outward world is dark and drearPage Scan
83O thou, to whom in ancient timePage Scan
84The perfect world by Adam trodPage Scan
85Thou, Lord, who rear'st the mountains' heightPage Scan
86When sickness unforseen assailsPage Scan
87Long years ago, this prayer arosePage Scan
88O Lord! whose forming hand one bloodPage Scan
89By day, by night--at home, abroadPage Scan
90O ye, who seek Jehovah's facePage Scan
91The week is past; its latest rayPage Scan
92Once on a time, from scenes of lightPage Scan
93All-seeing God! 'tis thine to knowPage Scan
94Great Lord of earth and seas and skies!Page Scan
95Dear Lord, no other prayer I formPage Scan
96Let one loud song of praise arisePage Scan
97All-powerful, self-existent GodPage Scan
98'Tis Education's potent armPage Scan
99Lord of eternal truth and right!Page Scan
100The Press! whose banner wears no stainPage Scan

[This hymnal has not been proofed - data may be incomplete or incorrect]
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