Jesus, the Soul of Music

Listed into the cause of sin

Published in 26 hymnals

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1 Listed into the cause of sin
Why should a good be evil?
Music alas! too long has been
Pressed to obey the devil;
Drunken, or lewd, or light, the lay
Flows to the soul's undoing,
Widens and strews with flowers the way
Down to eternal ruin.

2 Who on the part of God will rise?
Innocent mirth recover?
Fly on the prey and take the prize,
Plunder the carnal lover?
Strip him of every moving strain,
Every melting measure,
Music in virtue's cause retain,
Revive the holy pleasure.

3 Come let us try if Jesu's love
Cannot as well inspire us;
This is the theme of them above
This upon earth will save us:
Try if your hearts are tuned to sing;
Is there a subject greater?
Melody all its strains may bring,
Jesus' love is sweeter.

4 Jesus the soul of music is,
He is the noblest passion;
Jesus's name is life and peace,
Happiness and salvation;
Jesus's name the dead can raise,
Show us our sins forgiven,
Fill us with all the life of grace,
And carry us up to heaven.

5 Who hath a right like us to sing
Us who his mercy raises?
Merry our hearts, for Christ is King,
Joyful are all our faces.
Who of his love doth once partake,
He in the Lord rejoices;
Melody in our hearts we make,
Melody with our voices.

6 He that a sprinkled conscience hath,
He that in God is merry:
Let him sing psalms, the spirit faith,
Joyful and ne'er be weary;
Offer the sacrifice of praise,
Hearty and never ceasing;
Spiritual songs and anthems raise,
Worship and thanks and blessing.

7 Come let us in his praises join,
Triumph in his salvation;
Glory aspire to love divine,
Worship and adoration:
Heaven already is begun,
Opened in each believer:
Only believe, and then sing on,
Heaven is ours for ever.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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First Line: Listed into the cause of sin
Title: Jesus, the Soul of Music
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 2nd ed. #d8
A Collection of original and select hymns and spiritual songs: for the use of Christian societies #XLVPage Scan
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d180
A New Selection of Hymns: compiled from various authors: with a number of original hymns that have never before appeared in print #LIXPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d131
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #S.XCVIII
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #S.XCVIIIPage Scan
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #176bPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d79
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Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d69
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #71Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d139
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d152
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d196
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d139
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d140
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #1Page Scan
Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d68
Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #18Page Scan
Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #18Page Scan
Social Melodies #d73
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CXIIIPage Scan
The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #168Page Scan
The Sweet Singer of Israel: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion (New ed. much enlarged) #173Page Scan
Wiatt's Impartial Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from various authors on a variety of useful and entertaining subjects... #IVPage Scan
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