Handbook for Spiritual Hymns

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Myron K. Sauder, 2003 - Hymns, English - 252 pages
 

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This is a wonderful book. I spent two days of and on trying to find out what meter was as expressed at the bottom of the hymn book, and could find no explanation until I came across this book.
when I see 8.7.8.7., I know what to expect.
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Page 13 - O RENDER thanks to God above, The fountain of eternal love ; Whose mercy firm through ages past Has stood, and shall for ever last. 2 Who can His mighty deeds express, Not only vast but numberless ? What mortal eloquence can raise His tribute of immortal praise?
Page 12 - Oh ! for grace our hearts to soften ; Teach us, Lord, at length to love ; We, alas ! forget too often What a friend we have above : But, when home our souls are brought, We will love Thee as we ought.
Page 121 - Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in THEE." ROCK OF AGES Rock of ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee, Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and power.
Page 132 - AMAZING grace ! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me ! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.
Page 12 - ONE there is, above all others, • • Well deserves the name of Friend ; His is love beyond a brother's, Costly, free, and knows no end.
Page 135 - FOR a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame, A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb ! 2 Where is the blessedness I knew When first I saw the Lord?
Page 111 - 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.
Page 102 - COME, we that love the Lord, And let our joys be known ; Join in a song with sweet accord, And thus surround the throne.
Page 12 - Sinners" was his name; Now, above all glory raised, He rejoices in the same : Still he calls them brethren, friends, And to all their wants attends.
Page 176 - FROM every stormy wind that blows, From every swelling tide of woes, There is a calm, a sure retreat : "Tis found beneath the mercy-seat.

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