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There is a balm in Gilead

Meter: Irregular with refrainAppears in 76 hymnalsFirst Line: Sometimes I feel discouragedLyrics: [Refrain:] There is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole, there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. 1 Sometimes I feel discouraged. and think my work's in vain, but then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again. (Refrain) 2 If you cannot preach like Peter, if you cannot pray like Paul, you can tell the love of Jesus and say, "He died for all." (Refrain)Used With Tune: BALM IN GILEADText Sources: Afro-American spiritual
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When I survey the wondrous cross

Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748Meter: 8.8.8.8Appears in 1,762 hymnalsLyrics: 1 When I survey the wondrous cross where the young Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the cross of Christ, my God: all the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood. 3 See, from his head, his hands, his feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown? 4 Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small; love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all. Used With Tune: ROCKINGHAM
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The Church's one foundation

Author: Samuel John Stone, 1839-1900Meter: 7.6.7.6 DAppears in 749 hymnalsLyrics: 1 The Church's one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord; she is his new creation by water and the word: from heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride; with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died. 2 Elect from every nation, yet one o'er all the earth, her charter of salvation, one Lord, one faith, one birth; one holy Name she blesses, partakes one holy food, and to one hope she presses, with every grace endued. 3 Though with a scornful wonder men see her sore oppressed, by schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed; yet saints their watch are keeping, their cry goes up, "How long?" and soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song. 4 Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war she waits the consummation of peace for evermore; till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blessed, and the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest. 5 Yet she on earth hath union with God, the Three in one, and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won. O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee. Used With Tune: AURELIA
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Joyful, joyful, we adore thee

Author: Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933Meter: 8.7.8.7 DAppears in 222 hymnalsLyrics: 1 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love; hearts unfold like flowers before thee, praising thee, their sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away; giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day. 2 All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays, stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, blooming meadow, flashing sea, chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee. 3 Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest, well-spring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest! Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are thine; teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine. Used With Tune: HYMN TO JOY

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing

Author: Anon.; Theodore Baker, 1851-1934Meter: 12.11.12.11Appears in 173 hymnalsUsed With Tune: KREMSER
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Lo! he comes, with clouds descending

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7Appears in 682 hymnalsLyrics: 1 Lo! he comes with clouds descending, once for our salvation slain; thousand, thousand saints attending swell the triumph of his train: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ the Lord returns to reign. 2 Every eye shall now behold him, robed in dreadful majesty; those who set at nought and sold him, pierced, and nailed him to the tree, deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing, shall the true Messiah see. 3 Those dear tokens of his passion still his dazzling body bears, cause of endless exultation to his ransomed worshipers; with what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture, gaze we on those glorious scars! 4 Yea, amen! let all adore thee, high on thine eternal throne; Savior, take the power and glory; claim the kingdom for thine own: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Thou shalt reign, and thou alone. Used With Tune: ST. THOMAS (Wade)

Morning has broken

Author: Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)Meter: 5.5.5.4 DAppears in 71 hymnalsTopics: The Living God Our Response to God - in the morning and eveningUsed With Tune: BUNESSAN
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Good Christians all, rejoice and sing

Author: Norman Mealy, b. 1923; Cyril A. Alington, 1872-1955Meter: 8.8.8 with refrainAppears in 61 hymnalsLyrics: 1. Good Christians all, rejoice and sing! Now is the triumph of our King! To all the world glad news we bring: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 2. The Lord of life is risen today! Sing songs of praise along his way; let all the earth rejoice and say: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 3. Praise we in songs of victory that love, that life which cannot die, and sing with hearts uplifted high: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 4. Your name we bless, O risen Lord, and sing today with one accord the life laid down, the life restored: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 5 [copyright]Used With Tune: GELOBT SEI GOTT
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Alleluia! sing to Jesus

Author: William Chatterton Dix, 1837-1898Meter: 8.7.8.7 DAppears in 175 hymnalsLyrics: 1 Alleluia! sing to Jesus! his the scepter, his the throne; Alleluia! his the triumph, his the victory alone; Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood. 2 Alleluia! not as orphans are we left in sorrow now; Alleluia! he is near us, faith believes, nor questions how: though the cloud from sight received him, when the forty days were o'er, shall our hearts forget his promise, "I am with you evermore"? 3 Alleluia! Bread of Heaven, thou on earth our food, our stay! Alleluia! here the sinful flee to thee from day to day: Intercessor, friend of sinners, earth's Redeemer, plead for me, where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea. 4 Alleluia! King eternal, thee the Lord of lords we own: Alleluia! born of Mary, earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne: thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh, our great High Priest: thou on earth both Priest and Victim in the eucharistic feast. 5 Alleluia! sing to Jesus! his the scepter his the throne; Alleluia! his the triumph, his the victory alone; Hark! the songs of holy Zion thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood. Used With Tune: ALLELUIA (Wesley)
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Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Author: Mary Elizabeth Byrne, 188-1931; Eleanor H. Hull, 1860-1935Meter: 10.10.9.10Appears in 128 hymnalsLyrics: 1 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; all else be nought to me, save that thou art-- thou my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light. 2 Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord; thou my great Father; thine own may I be; thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee. 3 High King of heaven, when victory is won, may I reach heaven's joys, bright heaven's Sun! Heart of my heart, whatever befall, still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.Used With Tune: SLANEText Sources: Irish, ca. 700

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