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Ancient and Modern (Anglican Hymns) A&M 551- 600

Hymns Ancient and Modern is a compilation of Anglican English Hymn. It is known as Hymns Ancient and Modern Revised aka A&M. Ancient and Modern (Anglican Hymns) A&M 551- 600.

Ancient and modern hymns are 636  hymns and still counting. So, for the sake of convenience and easy navigation, we split it into sections (in 50s).

The Igbo version is known as Ekpere na Abu. We have also compiled Abu Anglican Igbo 1 to 400. See them here:

Ancient and Modern (Anglican Hymns) A&M 551- 600

Hymn A&M 551 Sing we the praises of the great

1. Sing we the praises of the great
tell forth the mighty wonders of
his story:
so may his Master cleanse our lips
and make them
fit to extol him.

2. Lo, God’s high herald, swift from
heaven descending,
gives to thy father tidings of thy
telling thy name and all the tale of
that shall befall thee.

3. Oft had the prophets in the time
before thee
spoken in vision of the Daystar’s
but when he came, ’twas thou that
didst proclaim him
Saviour of all men.


Hymn A&M 552 Lo, from the desert homes

1. Lo, from the desert homes,
where he hath hid so long,
the new Elijah comes,
in sternest wisdom strong;
the voice that cries
of Christ from high,
and judgment nigh
from opening skies.

2. Your God e’en now doth stand
at heaven’s opening door;
his fan is in his hand,
and he will purge his floor;
the wheat he claims
and with him stows;
the chaff he throws
to quenchless flames.

3. Ye haughty mountains, bow
your sky-aspiring heads;
ye valleys, hiding low,
lift up your gentle meads;
make his way plain
your King before,
for evermore
he comes to reign.

4. May thy dread voice around,
thou harbinger of Light,
on our dull ears still sound,
lest here we sleep in night,
till judgment come,
and on our path
shall burst the wrath,
and deathless doom.

5. O God, with love’s sweet might,
who dost anoint and arm
Christ’s soldier for the fight
with grace that shields from harm,
thrice blessed Three,
heaven’s endless days
shall sing thy praise


Hymn A&M 553 The great forerunner of the morn

1. The great forerunner of the morn,
the herald of the Word, is born;
and faithful hearts shall never fail
with thanks and praise his light to

2. With heavenly message Gabriel
that John should be the herald’s name,
and with prophetic utterance told
his actions great and manifold.

3. John, still unborn, yet gave aright
his witness to the coming light;
and Christ, the Sun of all the earth,
fulfilled that witness at his birth.

4. Of woman born shall never be
a greater prophet than was he,
whose mighty deeds exalt his fame
to greater than a prophet’s name.

5. All praise to God the Father be,
all praise, eternal Son, to thee,
whom with the Spirit we adore
for ever and for evermore.

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Hymn A&M 554 O Rock of Ages, one Foundation

1. O Rock of ages, one Foundation,
on which the living Church doth rest,
the Church whose walls are strong salvation,
whose gates are praise: thy Name be blest.

2. Son of the living God, O call us
once and again to follow thee;
and give us strength, whate’er befall us,
thy true disciples still to be.

3. When fears appall and faith is failing,
make thy voice heard o’er wind and wave;
and in thy perfect love prevailing
put forth thy hand to help and save.

4. And if our coward hearts deny thee
in inmost thought, in deed or word,
let not our hardness still defy thee,
but with a look subdue us, Lord.

5. O strengthen thou our weak endeavor
thee in thy sheep to serve and tend,
to give ourselves to thee forever,
and find thee with us to the end.


Hymn A&M 555 Thou art the Christ, O Lord,
the Son of God most high!


1. Thou art the Christ, O Lord,
the Son of God most high!
For ever be adored
that Name in earth and sky,
in which, though mortal strength
may fail,
the saints of God at last prevail!

2. O surely he was blest
with blessedness unpriced,
who, taught of God, confessed
the Godhead in the Christ!
For of thy Church, Lord, thou didst
thy saint a true foundation-stone.

3. Thrice fallen, thrice restored!
The bitter lesson learned,
that heart for thee, O Lord,
with triple ardor burned.
The cross he took he laid not down
until he grasped the martyr’s crown.

4. O bright triumphant faith,
O courage void of fears!
O love most strong in death,
O penitential tears!
By these, Lord, keep us lest we fall,
and make us go where thou shalt


Hymn A&M 556 MAGDALENE, thy grief and glad-

1. MAGDALENE, thy grief and glad-
Voice and heart in concert sing.
Telling how the risen Saviour
Called thee from thy sorrowing.
Tidings of his Resurrection
To his chosen flock to bring.

2. She beheld him, yet she knew not
in the gardener’s seeming guise
Christ, who in her heart was sowing
Seed of heavenly mysteries,
Till, his voice, her name pronouncing
Bade her see and recognize.

3. Weep not, Mary, weep no longer!
Now thy seeking heart may rest:
Christ the heavenly gardener soweth
Light and Joy within thy breast:
In the glowing cry Rabboni!’
Be thy gratitude confest.


Hymn A&M 557 For all thy saints, a noble throng

1. For all thy saints, a noble throng,
who fell by fire and sword,
who soon were called, or waited long,
we praise thy name, O Lord;

2. For him who left his father’s side,
nor lingered by the shore,
when, softer than the weltering tide,
thy summons glided o’er;

3. who stood beside the maiden dead,
who climbed the mount with thee,
and saw the glory round thy head,
one of thy chosen three;

4. who knelt beneath the olive shade,
who drank thy cup of pain,
and passed from Herod’s flashing blade
to see thy face again.

5. Lord, give us grace, and give us love,
like him to leave behind
earth’s cares and joys, and look above
with true and earnest mind.

6. So shall we learn to drink thy cup,
so meek and firm be found,
when thou shalt come to take us up
where thine elect are crowned.

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Hymn A&M 558 O wondrous type! O vision fair
of glory that the Church may share

1. O wondrous type! O vision fair
of glory that the Church may share,
which Christ upon the mountain shows,
where brighter than the sun

2. The law and prophets there have
the chosen witnesses of grace;
the Father’s voice from out the
proclaims his only Son aloud.

3. With shining face and bright array,
Christ deigns to manifest today
what glory shall to faith be given
when we enjoy our God in heaven.

4. And Christian hearts are raised on
by that great vision’s mystery;
for which in thankful strains we
on this glad day the voice of praise.


Hymn A&M 559 In days of old on Sinai
the Lord almighty came in majesty of terror

1. In days of old on Sinai
the Lord almighty came
in majesty of terror,
in thunder-cloud and flame:
on Tabor, with the glory
of sunniest light for vest,
the excellence of beauty
in Jesus was exprest.

2. All light created paled there,
and did him worship meet;
the sun itself adored him,
and bowed before his feet;
while Moses and Elijah,
upon the holy mount,
the co-eternal glory
of Christ our God recount.

3. O holy, wondrous vision!
But O when, this life passed,
the beauty of mount Tabor
shall end in heaven at last!
But O when all the glory
of uncreated light
shall be the promised guerdon
of them that win the fight!


Hymn A&M 560 Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy glory fills the night


1. ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy glory fills the night;
thy face and garments, like the sun,
shine with unborrowed light.

2. ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy beauty to behold
where Moses and Elijah stand,
thy messengers of old.

3. Fulfiller of the past!
Promise of things to be,
we hail thy body glorified
and our redemption see.

4. Before we taste of death,
we see thy kingdom come;
we fain would hold the vision bright
and make this hill our home.

5. ‘Tis good, Lord, to be here.
yet we may not remain;
but since thou bidst us leave the mount,
come with us to the plain.


Hymn A&M 561 Not always on the mount may we
rapt in the heavenly vision be


1. Not always on the mount may we
rapt in the heavenly vision be:
the shores of thought and feeling know,
the Spirit’s tidal ebb and flow.

2. “Lord it is good abiding here,”
we cry, the heavenly presence near:
the vision vanishes, our eyes
are lifted into vacant skies.

3. Yet hath one such exalted hour
upon the soul redeeming power,
and its strength, through after days,
we travel our appointed ways,

4. Till all the lowly vale grows bright,
transfigured in remembered light,
and in untiring souls we bear
the freshness of the upper air.

5. The mount for vision: but below
the paths of daily duty go,
and nobler life therein shall own
the pattern on the mountain shown.


Hymn A&M 562 NOT by far-famed deeds alone
God’s Kingdom comes to birth


1. NOT by far-famed deeds alone
God’s Kingdom comes to birth;
The memory of countless saints
Has perished from the earth.

2. John and Peter, James and Paul.
Have left a mighty fame
Another of their company
is nothing but a name.

3. Yet for him no less the Call
And gallant course to run:
His too to hear at journey’s end
The Master’s glad ‘Well done!’


Hymn A&M 563 He sat to watch o’er customs paid,
a man of scorned and hardening trade


1. He sat to watch o’er customs paid,
a man of scorned and hardening trade,
alike the symbol and the tool
of foreign masters’ hated rule.

2. But grace within his breast had stirred,
there needed but the timely word;
it came, true Lord of souls, from thee,
that royal summons, “Follow me.”

3. Enough, when thou wert passing by,
to hear thy voice, to meet thine eye;
he rose, responsive to the call,
and left his task, his gains, his all.

4. O wise exchange! with these to part,
and lay up treasures in the heart;
with twofold crown of light to shine
amid thy servants’ foremost line.

5. Come, Savior, as in days of old;
pass where the world has strongest hold,
and faithless care and selfish greed
are thorns that choke the holy seed.

6. Who keeps thy gifts, O bid them claim
the steward’s, not the owner’s name;
who yield up all for thy dear sake.
let them of Matthew’s wealth partake.

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Hymn A&M 564 CHRIST, the fair glory of the holy

1. CHRIST, the fair glory of the holy
angels, ,
Ruler of all men, author of creation,
Grant us in mercy grace to win by
Joys everlasting,

2. Send thine archangel Michael from
thy presence:
Peacemaker blessed, may he hover
o‘er us.
Hallow our dwellings, that for us
thy children
All things may prosper.

3. Send thine archangel, Gabriel the
On strong wings flying, may he come
from heaven,
Drive from thy temple Satan the old
Succour our weakness.

4. Send thine archangel, Raphael the
Through him with wholesome
medicines of salvation
Heal our backsliding, and in paths
of goodness
Guide our steps daily.

5. Father almighty, Son, and Holy
Godhead eternal, grant us our
Thine be the glory through the whole
Now and for ever.


Hymn A&M 565 Praise to God who reigns above

1. Praise to God who reigns above,
binding earth and heaven in love;
all the armies of the sky
worship his dread sovereignty.

2. Seraphim his praises sing,
Cherubim on fourfold wing,
Thrones, Dominions, Princes,
marshaled might that never cowers.

3. Speeds the Archangel from his face,
bearing messages of grace;
angel hosts his words fulfill,
ruling nature by his will.

4. Yet on man they joy to wait,
all that bright celestial state,
for in Man their Lord they see,
Christ, the incarnate Deity.

5. On the throne their Lord who died
sits in manhood glorified;
where his people faint below
angels count it joy to go.

6. O the depths of joy divine
thrilling through those orders nine,
when the lost are found again,
when the banished comes to reign!

7. Now in faith, in hope, in love,
we will join the choirs above,
praising, with the heavenly host,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Hymn A&M 566 All praise be to God

1. All praise be to God,
whom all things obey,
from angels and men
forever and ay;
who sendeth on earth
the powers of his throne,
his providence good
and love to make known.

2. His angels are they
of countenance fair,
the arm of his strength,
his hand of kind care;
his message of peace
to us they reveal,
his wisdom most high
they seal or unseal.

3. By martyrs of old
they stood in the flame,
and bade them not flinch,
but call on God’s name.
Through torment, through shame,
through darkness of death,
they led without fear
the sires of our faith.

4. They stand with the few,
they fight for the free,
God’s reign to advance
o’er land and o’er sea;
and when the brave die
or fall in the fight,
their spirits they bear
to rest in God’s sight.

5. For patience and toil
a crown they prepare;
they found for the meek
a kingdom full fair;
no famine nor plague
‘gainst them doth prevail;
their bread cannot lack,
their cruse cannot fail.

6. We pray thee, who art
thy angels’ reward,
thy flock to defend
forget not, O Lord;
but prosper their aid,
that us they may bring
to see the true face
of Jesus, our King.


Hymn A&M 567 Savior, who didst healing give

1. Savior, who didst healing give,
still in power go before us;
thou through death didst men live,
unto fuller life restore us;
strength from thee the fainting found,
deaf men heard, the blind went seeing;
at thy touch was banished sickness,
and the leper felt new being.

2. Thou didst work thy deeds of old
through the loving hands of others;
still thy mercies manifold
bless men by the hands of brothers;
angels still before thy face
go, sweet health to brothers bringing;
still, hearts glow to tell his praises
with whose name the Church is ringing.

3. Loved physician! for his word
lo, the Gospel page burns brighter,
mission servant of the Lord,
painter true and perfect writer;
Savior of thy bounty send
such as Luke of Gospel story,
friends to all in body’s prison
till the sufferers see thy glory.


Hymn A&M 568 Thou who sentest thine apostles
two and two before thy face


1. Thou who sentest thine apostles
two and two before thy face,
partners in the night of toiling,
heirs together of thy grace,
throned at length, their labors ended,
each in his appointed place;

2. Praise to thee for thy champions
whom our hymns today proclaim:
one, whose zeal by thee enlightened
burned anew with nobler flame;
one, the kinsman of thy childhood,
brought at last to know thy Name.

3. Praise to thee! thy fire within them
spake in love and wrought in power:
seen in mighty signs and wonders
in thy Church’s morning hour;
heard in tones of sternest warning
when the storms began to lower.

4. God the Father, great and wondrous
in thy works, to thee be praise;
King of saints, to thee be glory,
just and true in all thy ways;
praise to thee, from Both proceeding,
Holy Ghost, through endless days.


Hymn A&M 569 O heavenly Jerusalem

1. O heavenly Jerusalem,
of everlasting halls,
thrice blessed are the people
thou storest in thy walls.

2. Thou art the golden mansion
where saints for ever sing,
the seat of God’s own chosen,
the palace of the King.

3. There God for ever sitteth,
himself of all the crown;
the Lamb, the Light that shineth
and never goeth down.

4. Naught to this seat approacheth
their sweet peace to molest;
they sing their God for ever,
nor day nor night they rest.

5. Sure hope doth thither lead us;
our longings thither tend;
may short-lived toil ne’er daunt us
for joys that cannot end.

6. To Christ, the Sun that lightens
his Church above, below;
to Father and to Spirit
all things created bow.


Hymn A&M 570 Who are these like stars appearing

1. Who are these like stars appearing,
these, before God’s throne who stand?
Each a golden crown is wearing;
who are all this glorious band?
Alleluia! Hark, they sing,
praising loud their heavenly King.

2. Who are these of dazzling brightness,
clothed in God’s own righteousness?
These, whose robes of purest whiteness,
shall their luster still possess,
still untouched by time’s rude hand?
Whence came all this glorious band?

3. These are they who have contended
for their Savior’s honor long,
wrestling on till life was ended,
following not the sinful throng;
these who well the fight sustained,
triumph through the Lamb have gained.

4. These are they whose hearts were riven,
sore with woe and anguish tried,
who in prayer full oft have striven
with the God they glorified;
now, their painful conflict o’er,
God has bid them weep no more.

5. These, the Almighty contemplating,
did as priests before him stand,
soul and body always waiting
day and night at his command:
now in God’s most holy place
blest they stand before his face.


Hymn A&M 571 Give me the wings of faith to rise

1. Give me the wings of faith to rise
within the veil, and see
the saints above, how great their joys,
how bright their glories be.

2. Once they were mourning here below,
their couch was wet with tears:
they wrestled hard, as we do now,
with sins, and doubts, and fears.

3. We ask them whence their victory came:
they, with united breath,
ascribe their conquest to the Lamb,
their triumph to his death.

4. They marked the footsteps that he trod,
his zeal inspired their breast;
and following their incarnate God,
the reached the promised rest.

5. Our glorious Leader claims our praise
for their own pattern given;
while the great cloud of witnesses
show the same path to heaven.

Hymn A&M 572 The saints of God! their conflict past

1. The saints of God! their conflict past,
and life’s long battle won at last,
no more they need the shield or sword,
they cast them down before their Lord:
O happy saints! forever blest,
at Jesus feet’ how safe your rest!

2. The saints of God! their wanderings done,
no more their weary course they run,
no more they faint, no more they fall,
no foes oppress, no fears appal:
O happy saints! forever blest,
in that dear home how sweet your rest!

3. The saints of God! life’s voyage o’er,
safe landed on that blissful shore,
no stormy tempests now they dread,
no roaring billows lift their head:
O happy saints! forever blest,
in that calm haven of your rest!

4. The saints of God their vigil keep,
while yet their mortal bodies sleep,
till from the dust they too shall rise
and soar triumphant to the skies:
O happy saints! rejoice and sing:
he quickly comes, your Lord and King!

5. O God of saints! to thee we cry;
O Savior! plead for us on high;
O Holy Ghost! our Guide and Friend,
grant us thy grace till life shall end;
that with all the saints our rest may be
in that bright paradise with thee!


Hymn A&M 573 JESUS, Lord of our salvation

1. JESUS, Lord of our salvation,
For thy warrior, bold and true,
Now accept our thankful praises.
And our strength do thou renew.
That, like George, with courage
We may all our foes subdue.

2. Blazoned on our country’s banner
England bears the knightly sign:
Lord, our fatherland empower,
That, endued with strength divine.
She may evermore with courage
Bear the standard that is thine.

3. Fill her youth with manly spirit,
Patient, self-restrained, and pure,
Of thy cause the ready champions.
Never flinching to endure
Hardness for the name of Jesus:
So their triumph shall be sure.

4. Teach her manhood to confess thee
As the Master, Lord, and King;
All their powers consecrated
To thy service may men bring,
And of loyal speech and action
Make to thee an offering.

5. Jesus, Lord, thou mighty victor.
Thy all-glorious name we praise:
Thou art with us, God almighty;
‘Midst our ranks thy shout we raise:
Where thy kingly war-cry soundeth.
Lead us on through all our days.


Hymn A&M 574 God, whose city’s sure foundation
stands upon his holy hill

1. God, whose city’s sure foundation
stands upon his holy hill,
by his mighty inspiration
chose of old and chooseth still
men of every race and nation
his good pleasure to fulfill.

2. Here in England through the ages,
while the Christian years went by,
saints, confessors, martyrs, sages,
strong to live and strong to die,
wrote their names upon the pages
of God’s blessed company.

3. Some there were like lamps of learning
shining in a faithless night,
some on fire with love, and burning
with a flaming zeal for right,
some by simple goodness turning
souls from darkness unto light.

4. As we now with high thanksgiving
their triumphant names record,
grant that we, like the, believing
in the promise of thy word,
may, like them, in all good living
praise and magnify the Lord.


Hymn A&M 575 We praise thy name, all-holy

1. We praise thy name, all-holy
for him, the beacon-light
that shone beside our western sea
through mists of ancient night;
who sent to Ireland’s fainting
new tidings of thy word
for David, prince of Cambrian
we praise thee, holy Lord.

2. For all the saintly band whose
still gird our land about,
of whom, lest men disdain their
the voiceless stones cry out;
our hills and vales on every hand
their names and deeds record
for these, thy ancient hero host,
we praise thee, holy Lord.

3. Grant us but half their burning
but half their iron faith,
but half their charity of heart,
and fortitude to death;
that we with them and all thy
may in thy truth accord,
and ever in thy holy Church
may praise thee, holy Lord.



Hymn A&M 576 Far-shining names from age to age
enrich the Church’s heritage

1. Far-shining names from age to age
enrich the Church’s heritage,
the loyal liegemen of the Lord,
who found in thee their great reward.

2. One name from that immortal throng
inspires to-day our festal song:
in loving memory we hold
the bishop and the saint of old,

3. who, far away in eastern land,
with gentle heart and open hand
loved all things living, shared his store
with homeless men who sought his door.

4. Friend of the poor, no less was he
the guardian saint of those at sea;
o’er wave-swept rock and sheltered bay
God’s churches bear his name to-day.

5. And his the skill, the tender art
that wins the trustful, child-like heart:
his dearest title to the end
‘Saint Nicolas, the children’s friend.’

6. To thee, 0 Lord, the praise be given
for this true citizen of heaven
a star above the stormy sea
to lead the wanderer home to thee.


Hymn A&M 577 God save our gracious Queen

1. God save our gracious Queen,
long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
happy and glorious,
long to reign over us,
God save the Queen!

2. O Lord our God, arise,
scatter our enemies,
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish trick:
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

3. Thy choicest gifts in store
On her he pleased to pour,
Long may she reign.
May she defend our laws.
And ever give us cause
to sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.


Hymn A&M 578 And did those feet in ancient time

1. And did those feet in ancient time
walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
on England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
among those dark satanic mills?

2. Bring me by bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
till we have built Jerusalem
in England’s green and pleasant land.


Hymn A&M 579 I vow to thee, my country, all
earthly things above

1. I vow to thee, my country, all
earthly things above
entire and whole and perfect, the
service of my love;
the love that asks no question, the
love that stands the test,
that lays upon the altar the dearest
and the best;
the love that never falters, the love
that pays the price,
the love that makes undaunted the
final sacrifice.

2. And there’s another country, I’ve
heard of long ago
most dear to them that love her,
most great to them that know;
we may not count her armies, we
may not see her King;
her fortress is a faithful heart, her
pride is suffering;
and soul by soul and silently her
shining bounds increase,
and her ways are ways of gentleness,
and all her paths are peace.


Hymn A&M 580 The Queen, O God, her heart to
thee upraiseth


1. The Queen, O God, her heart to
thee upraiseth;
with her the nation bows before thy
with high thanksgiving thee thy
glad Church praiseth,
our strength thy spirit, our trust and
hope thy grace.

2. Unto great honor, glory
hast thou exalted us and drawn thee
nor, from thy judgments when our
feet had swerved,
didst thou forsake, nor leave us,
Lord most high.

3. In thee our fathers trusted and
were saved,
in thee destroyed thrones of tyrants
from ancient bondage freed the
poor enslaved;
to sow thy truth poured out their
saintly blood.

4. Unto our minds give freedom and
let strength and courage lead o’er
land and wave;
to our souls’ armor grant celestial
joy to our hearts and faith beyond
the grave.

5. Our plenteous nation still in power
increase our joy, uphold us by thy
beauty and wisdom all our ways
good will to man and peace through
Christ our Lord.


Hymn A&M 581 Lord, while for all mankind we pray
of every clime and coast

1. Lord, while for all mankind we pray
of every clime and coast,
O hear us for our native land,
the land we love the most.

2. O guard our shores from every foe,
with peace our borders bless,
with prosperous times our cities crown,
our fields with plenteousness!

3. Unite us in the sacred love
of knowledge, truth and thee;
and let our hills and valleys shout
the songs of liberty.

4. Lord of the nations, thus to thee
our country we commend.
be thou her Refuge and her Trust,
her everlasting Friend.


Hymn A&M 582 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might

1. Rejoice, O land, in God thy might,
his will obey, him serve aright;
for thee the saints uplift their voice:
fear not, O land, in God rejoice.

2. Glad shalt thou be, with blessing crowned,
with joy and peace thou shalt abound;
yea, love with thee shall make his home
until thou see God’s kingdom come.

3. He shall forgive thy sins untold:
remember thou his love of old;
walk in his way, his word adore,
and keep his truth forevermore.


Hymn A&M 583 Almighty Father, who dost give
the gift of life to all who live


1. Almighty Father, who dost give
the gift of life to all who live,
look down on earth’s sin and strife
and lift us to a nobler life.

2. Lift up our hearts, O King of kings,
to brighter hopes and kindlier things,
to visions of a larger good,
and holier dreams of brotherhood.

3. The world is weary of its pain,
of selfish greed and fruitless gain,
of tarnished honor, falsely strong,
and all its ancient deeds of wrong.

4. Hear thou the prayer thy servants pray
uprising from all lands today.
And, o’er vanquished powers of sin,
O bring thy great salvation in!


Hymn A&M 584 O valiant hearts who to your
glory came

1. O valiant hearts who to your
glory came
through dust of conflict and through
battle flame;
tranquil you lie, your knightly
virtue proved,
your memory hallowed in the land
you loved.

2. Proudly you gathered, rank on
rank, to war
as who had heard God’s message
from afar;
all you had hoped for, all you had,
you gave,
to save mankind – yourselves you
scorned to save.

3. Splendid you passed, the great
surrender made;
into the light that nevermore shall
deep your contentment in that blest
who wait the last clear trumpet-call
of God.

4. Long years ago, as earth lay dark
and still,
rose a loud cry upon a lonely hill,
while in the frailty of our human
Christ, our Redeemer, passed the
self-same way.

5. Still stands his Cross from that
dread hour to this,
like some bright star above the dark
still, through the veil, the Victor’s
pitying eyes
look down to bless our lesser

6. These were his servants, in his steps
they trod,
following through death the martyred
Son of God:
Victor, he rose; victorious too shall
they who have drunk his cup of

7. O risen Lord, O Shepherd of our
whose cross has bought them and
whose staff has led,
in glorious hope their proud and
sorrowing land
commits her children to thy gracious


Hymn A&M 585 O LORD of Life, whose power

1. O LORD of Life, whose power
The world unseen no less than this-
One family in him who reigns.
Triumphant over death, in bliss:
To thee with thankfulness we pray
For all our valiant dead to-day.

2. As nature’s healing through the
Reclothes the stricken battle-fields:
So mercy gives us joy for tears,
And grief to proud remembrance
And mindful hearts are glad to keep
A tryst of love with them that sleep.

3. Not names engraved in marble
The best memorials of the dead.
But burdens shouldered for their
And tasks completed in their stead;
A braver faith and stronger prayers,
Devouter worship, nobler cares.

4. O help us in the silence, Lord,
To hear the whispered call of love,
And day by day my strength afford
Our work to do, our faith to prove.
So be thy blessing richly shed
On our communion with our dead.


Hymn A&M 586 HEARKEN, O Lord, have mercy


HEARKEN, O Lord, have mercy
upon us, for we have sinned
against thee.

1. To thee, Redeemer, King of highest
Lift we our eyes in grief and deep
Listen, O Saviour, to our supplications.
Hearken, O Lord, etc.

2. Head of the Corner, right hand of
the Father.
Way of salvation, gate of life eternal,
Wash thou away the stain of our
Hearken, O Lord, etc.

3. Lord, we beseech thee, from thy
throne of glory
Bow down thine ear to hear our cry
of sorrow,
Look down in mercy on our sore
Hearken, O Lord, etc.

4. All our misdoings now we lay be-
fore thee,
Unveil with contrite heart each
Guilty secret:
Saviour, in pity grant us thy for-
Hearken, O Lord, etc.

5. Guiltless, a captive taken un-
By false accusers brought to con-
Save, Lord, and help the souls thou
hast redeemed.
Hearken O Lord, etc.

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Hymn A&M 587 God the Father, God the Son

1. God the Father, God the Son,
God the Spirit, Three in One,
hear us from thy heavenly throne:
spare us, holy Trinity.

2. Jesu, who for us didst bear ,
Scorn and sorrow, toil and care,
Hearken to our lowly prayer.
We beseech thee, Jesu.

3. By the hour of agony
Spent while thine apostles three
Slumbered in Gethsemane.
Hear us, holy Jesu.

4. Jesu, by thy friend betrayed,
Jesu, sport for sinners made,
Jesu. in mock-robes arrayed.
Hear us, holy Jesu.

5. By the scourging meekly borne,
By the reed and crown of thorn,
By the malice and the scorn.
Hear us, holy,Jesu.

6. By the outcry of the Jews,
When a murderer they would choose
And the Prince of Life refuse.
Hear us, holy Jesu.

7. By the horror of that cry.
‘Crucify him, crucify!’
By thy going forth to die,
Hear us, holy Jesu.

8. By thy nailing to the Tree.
By the title over thee,
By the gloom of Calvary,
Hear us, holy Jesu.

9. By thy seven words then said,
By the bowing of thy head,
By thy numbering with the dead
Hear us, holy Jesu.

10. Jesu. who for us hast died
And, for ever glorified,
Reignest at the Father’s side.
Hear us, holy Jesu.

Hymn A&M 588 LORD, to our humble prayers

1. LORD, to our humble prayers
Let thou thy peace from heaven
And to our souls salvation send:
Have mercy, Lord, upon us.

2. Rule in our hearts, thou Prince of
The welfare of thy Church increase,
And bid all strife and discord cease:
Have mercy, Lord, upon us.

3. To all who meet for worship here
Do thou in faithfulness draw near:
inspire with faith and godly far:
Have mercy, Lord, upon us.

4. O let thy priests be clothed with
To rule within thy Church aright,
That they may serve as in thy
Have mercy, Lord, upon us.

5. The sovereign ruler of our land
Protect by thine almighty hand,
And all around the throne who
stand: `
Have mercy, Lord, upon us.

6. Let clouds and sunshine bless the
Give flowers and fruits a timely
Our harvests crown with peaceful
Have mercy, Lord, upon us.

7. Let voyagers by land and sea
In dancer’s hour in safety be:
The suffering and the captive free:
Have mercy, Lord, upon us.

8. Around us let mine arm be cast,
Till wrath and dancer are o’erpast
And tribulation’s bitter blast:
Have mercy, lord, upon ns.


Hymn A&M 589 O God of grace, thy mercy send


1. O God of grace, thy mercy send;
let thy protecting arm defend;
save us and keep us to the end:
have mercy, Lord.

2. And through the coming hours of night
fill us, we pray, with holy light;
keep us all sinless in thy sight:
grant this, O Lord.

3. May some bright messenger abide
for ever by thy servants’ side,
a faithful guardian and our guide:
grant this, O Lord.

4. From every sin in mercy free;
let heart and conscience stainless be,
that we may live henceforth for thee:
grant this, O Lord.

5. We would not be thy care oppressed,
but in thy love and wisdom rest;
give what thou seest to be best:
grant this, O Lord.

6. While we of every sin repent,
let our remaining years be spent
in holiness and sweet content:
grant this, O Lord.

7. And when the end of life is near,
may we, unashamed and void of fear,
wait for the judgment to appear:
grant this, O Lord.


Hymn A&M 590 God the Father, God the Son

1. God the Father, God the Son,
God the Spirit, Three in One,
hear us from thy heavenly throne:
spare us, holy Trinity.

2. Jesus, Savior meek and mild,
once for us a little Child
born of Mary undefiled.
hear us, holy Jesus.

3. Jesus, by that blessed Maid
in thy swaddling-clothes arrayed,
and within a manger laid.
hear us, holy Jesus.

4. Jesus, at whose infant feet,
bending low in worship meet,
shepherds knelt their Lord to greet.
hear us, holy Jesus.

5. Jesus, to thy temple brought,
whom the ancient Simeon sought
by thy Holy Spirit taught,
hear us, holy Jesus.

6. Jesus, unto whom of yore
wise men, hastening to adore,
gold and myrrh and incense bore,
hear us, holy Jesus.

7. Jesus, who was driven to flee
from king Herod’s cruelty,
when he sought to murder thee,
hear us, holy Jesus.

8. Jesus, whom thy Mother found
‘mid the doctors sitting round,
marveling at thy words profound,
hear us, holy Jesus.

9. From all pride and vain conceit,
from all spite and angry heat,
from all lying and deceit,
save us, holy Jesus.

10. From all sloth and idleness,
from hard hearts and selfishness,
from all lust and greediness,
save us, holy Jesus.

11. From refusing to obey,
from the love of our own way,
from forgetfulness to pray,
save us, holy Jesus.

12. By thy birth and early years,
by thine infant wants and fears,
by thy sorrows and thy tears,
save us, holy Jesus.

13. By thy pattern bright and pure,
by the pains thou didst endure
our salvation to procure,
save us, holy Jesus.

14. By thy wounds and thorn-
crowned heard,
by thy blood for sinners shed,
by thy rising from the dead,
save us, holy Jesus.

15. By thy mercies infinite,
by thine all-surpassing might,
by thy glory in the height,
save us, holy Jesus.

Hymn A&M 591 Of the Father’s love begotten

1. Of the Father’s love begotten,
ere the worlds began to be,
he is Alpha and Omega,
he the source, the ending he,
of the things that are, that have been,
and that future years shall see,
evermore and evermore!

2. At his word they were created;
he commanded; it was done:
heaven and earth and depths of ocean
in their threefold order one;
all that grows beneath the shining
of the moon and burning sun,
evermore and evermore!

3. O that birth for ever blessed,
when the Virgin, full of grace,
by the Holy Ghost conceiving,
bare the Savior of our race;
and the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
first revealed his sacred face,
evermore and evermore!

4. O ye heights of heaven, adore him;
angel-hosts, his praises sing;
powers, dominions, bow before him,
and extol our God and King;
let no tongue on earth be silent,
every voice in concert ring,
evermore and evermore!

5. This is he whom seers and sages
sang of old with one accord;
whom the writings of the prophets
promised in their faithful word;
now he shines, the long expected,
let creation praise its Lord,
evermore and evermore!

6. Hail, thou Judge of souls departed!
Hail, thou King of them that live!
On the Fathers throne exalted
None in might with thee may strive;
Who at last in judgment coming
Sinners from thy face shalt drive.
Evermore and evermore.

7. Now let old and young men’s voices
join with boys’ thy name to sing;
matrons, virgins, little maidens,
in glad chorus answering:
let their guileless songs re-echo,
and the heart its praises bring,
evermore and evermore!

8. Christ, to thee with God the Father,
and, O Holy Ghost, to thee,
hymn and chant and high thanksgiving,
and unwearied praises be;
honor, glory and dominion,
and eternal victory,
evermore and evermore!

Hymn A&M 592 High let us swell our tuneful notes

1. High let us swell our tuneful notes,
and join the angelic throne,
for angels no such love have known
to wake a cheerful song.

2. Good will to sinful men is shown,
and peace on earth is given;
for, lo, the incarnate Savior comes
with grace and truth from heaven.

3. Justice and peace with sweet accord
his rising beams adore;
let heaven and earth in concert join:
to us a Child is born!


Hymn A&M 593 O come, all ye faithful

1. O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
come, and behold him,
born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

2. God of God,
Light of Light,
lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s
very God,
begotten, not created;
O come, let us, etc.

3. See how the shepherds,
summoned to his cradle,
leaving their flocks, draw nigh to
we too will thither,
bend our joyful footsteps;
O come, let us, etc.

4. Lo! star-led chieftains,
magi, Christ adoring,
offer him incense, gold and myrrh;
we to the Christ-child
bring our hearts oblations:
O come, let us, etc.

5. Child, for us sinners
poor and in the manger,
fain we embrace thee with love and awe;
who would not love thee,
loving us so dearly?
O come, let us, etc.

6. Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
glory to God,
in the highest;
O come, let us, etc.

7. Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us, etc.

Hymn A&M 594 Shepherds in the field

1. Shepherds in the field
tell us, when the seraph bright
greeted you with wondrous tiding
what you saw and heard that night.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

2. We beheld it (it is no fable),
God incarnate, King of bliss,
swathed and cradled in a stable,
and the angel strain was this:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

3. Choristers on high were singing,
Jesus and his Virgin birth
heavenly bells the while a-ring,
“Peace, good will to men on earth.”
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

4. Thanks, good herdmen, true your story,
have with you to Bethlehem;
angels hymn the King of glory,
carol we with you and them.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.


Hymn A&M 595 From the eastern mountains

1. From the eastern mountains,
pressing on, they come,
wise men in their wisdom,
to his humble home;
stirred by deep devotion,
hasting from afar,
ever journeying onward,
guided by a star.

2. There their Lord and Savior
meek and lowly lay,
wondrous Light that led them
onward on their way,
ever now to lighten
nations from afar,
as they journey homeward
by that guiding star.

3. Thou who in a manger
once hast lowly lain,
who dost now in glory
o’er all kingdoms reign,
gather in the heathen
who in lands afar
ne’er have seen the brightness
of thy guiding star.

4. Gather in the outcast:.
All who‘ve gone astray;
Throw thy radiance o’er them,
Guide them on their way:
Those who never knew thee,
Those who’ve wandered far,
Guide them by the brightness
Of thy guiding star.

5. Onward through the darkness
of the lonely night,
shining still before them
with thy kindly light.
Guide them, Jew and Gentile,
homeward from afar,
young and old together,
by thy guiding Star.

6. Until every nation,
whether bond or free,
‘neath thy starlit banner,
Jesus, follows thee.
O’er the distant mountains
to that heavenly home,
where nor sin nor sorrow
evermore shall come.

Hymn A&M 596 THOU whom shepherds wor-
Shipped, hearing

1. THOU whom shepherds wor-
Shipped, hearing,
Angels tell their tidings cheering.
Sirs, away with doubt and fearing!
Christ the King is born for all.

2. Thou to whom came wise men
Gold and myrrh and incense bearing,
Heartfelt homage thus declaring
To the King that’s born for all:

3. Bending low in adoration
Thee we greet, for our salvation
Given by wondrous incarnation
King of glory born for all.


Hymn A&M 597 All glory, laud, and honor

1. All glory, laud, and honor
to thee, Redeemer, King!
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.
All glory, etc.

2. Thou art the King of Israel,
thou David’s royal Son,
who in the Lord’s Name comest,
the King and Blessed One.
All glory, etc.

3. The company of angels
are praising thee on high;
and mortal men and all things
created make reply.
All glory, etc.

4. The people of the Hebrews
with palms before thee went;
our praise and prayer and anthems
before thee we present.
All glory, etc.

5. To thee before thy passion
they sang their hymns of praise;
to thee, now high exalted,
our melody we raise.
All glory, etc.

6. Thou didst accept their praises;
accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest,
thou good and gracious King.
All glory, etc.

7. Thy sorrow and thy triumph
Grant us, O Christ, to share,
That to the holy city
Together we may fare.
All glory, etc.

8. For homage may we bring thee
our victory O‘er the foe,
that in the Conqueror’s triumph
this strain may ever flow:
All glory, etc.

Hymn A&M 598 GLORY and honour and laud be
to thee, Christ, King and Redeemer

1. GLORY and honour and laud be
to thee, Christ, King and Redeemer,
As when children of old sang their
Hosannas of praise.

2. 1srael‘s Monarch art thou, the
Glorious offspring of David,
Thou that approachest as King, blest
ln the name of the Lord.
Glory and honour, etc.

3. ‘Glory to thee in the height’ the
heavenly armies are singing;
‘Glory to thee upon earthly men and
creation reply,
Glory and honour. etc.

4. Bearing their branches of palm,
the Hebrews crowded to greet
we with our prayers and our hymns
now to thy presence draw nigh.
Glory and honour. etc.

5. They came to utter thy praise as
thou wentest thy way to thy
We to the King on his throne lift up
our jubilant hymn.
Glory and honour. etc.

6. Thou didst rejoice in their praise;
may ours too by thee be accepted.
Gracious and merciful King, who in
all goodness art pleased.
Glory and honour. etc.


Hymn A&M 599 Ride on triumphantly! Behold

1. Ride-on triumphantly! Behold,
we lay
our lusts and sins and proud will
in thy way:
the road is ready, and thy paths
made straight
with longing expectation seem to

2. Hosanna! Welcome to our hearts!
for here
thou hast a temple too, as Sion
enter, O Lord, and cleanse that holy
where thou dost choose to set thy
beauteous face.

Hymn A&M 600 WELCOME, morning of joy, glad
feast that all ages shall hallow

1. WELCOME, morning of joy, glad
feast that all ages shall hallow,
Day wherein, vanquishing hell, God

cometh forth from the grave.

2. Lo, the fresh beauty of spring,
reborn from the womb of the
Tells how, to greet his return, nature
ltself is renewed,
Welcome, etc.

3. He who was nailed to the Cross is
reigning as God over all things,
While the Creator of all all things
created adore.
Welcome, etc.

4. Now, Lord of mercy and might, of
thy promise vouchsafe the fulfiment:
Rise, buried Love, from the tomb:
hasten, the third day is here.
Welcome, etc.

5. Shame would it he that thy limbs
with earth’s sorry mould should
he covered, ~
Or that base rock should immure
him who hath ransomed the
Welcome, etc.

6. ‘Shame that in durance should lic,
close girt in the tomb‘s rocky
He who sustains the whole world,
held in the grasp of his hand.
Welcome, etc.

7. Filling off the clothes of the grave,
leave them there in the sepulcher
For thou art all that we need, and
without thee we have naught.
Welcome, etc.

8. Meekly thou stoop‘st to the grave,
Who art Author of life and creation,
Treadest the pathway of death.
winning salvation for men.
Welcome, etc.

9. Give back thy face to the world,
with its sunshine to gladden the
Give back the light of the day, fled
from our eyes at thy Death.
Welcome. etc.

10. Out of the prison of death thou art
rescuing souls without number:
Freely they press to the goal whither
their Maker leads on.
Welcome, etc.

11. Hell’s gloomy castle is stormed.
unloosed are the chains of its
Chaos and Death flee away, cowed
at the face of the Light.
Welcome, etc

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