|Hymn 73. PM Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song
1. Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections and bound my soul fast.
2. Without thy sweet mercy I could not live here,
Sin soon would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And he that first made me still keeps me alive.
3. Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolv'd by thy goodness I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I found.
4. The door of thy mercy stands open all day,
To the poor and the needy who knock by the way;
No sinner shall ever be empty sent back,
Who comes seeking mercy for Jesus's sake.
5. Thy mercy in Jesus exempts me from hell;
Its glories I'll sing, and its wonders I'll tell;
'Twas Jesus, my friend, when he hung on the tree,
Who open'd the channel of mercy to me.
6. Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own,
And the covenant love of thy crucified Son;
All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine,
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.
Hymn 74. PM From Greenland's icy mountains
1. From Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strand;
Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand;
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error's chain.
2. What though the spicy breezes
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle,
Though every prospect pleases,
And only man is vile;
In vain with lavish kindness
The gifts of God are strown;
The heathen in his blindness
Bows down to wood and stone.
3. Shall we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high,
Shall we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny?
Salvation! O Salvation!
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation
Has learn'd Messiah's name.
4. Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,
And you, ye waters roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole
Till o'er our ransom'd nature,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.
Hymn 75. PM O Jesus! the giver Of all we enjoy
1. O Jesus! the giver
Of all we enjoy,
Our lives to thy honor
We wish to employ;
With praises unceasing
We'll sing of thy name,
Thy goodness increasing,
Thy love we'll proclaim.
2. With joy we remember
The dawn of that day,
When, cold as December,
In darkness we lay;
The sweet invitation
We heard with surprise,
And witness'd salvation
To flow from the skies.
3. The wonderful name
Of our Jesus we'll sing,
And publish the fame
Of our Captain and King;
With sweet exultation
His goodness we prove
His name is Salvation,
His nature is love.
4. We now are enlisted
In Jesus' bless'd cause,
To conquer our foes;
His grace will support us
Till conflicts are o'er,
He then will escort us
To Zion's bright shore.
Hymn 76. LM In ancient days men fear'd the Lord
adapted/edited/written by William W. Phelps (LDS)
1. In ancient days men fear'd the Lord,
And by their faith receiv'd his word,
Then God bestow'd upon the meek,
The Priesthood of Melchizedek.
2. By help of this their faith increas'd,
Till they with God spoke face to face:
An Enoch, he would walk with God;
A Noah ride safe o'er the flood.
3. Abr'ham obtain'd great promises,
And Isaac he was also blest,
A Jacob could prevail with God;
The sea divide at Moses' rod.
4. The lions' mouth a Daniel clos'd,
The fire near scorch'd his brethren's clothes,
But time would fail to mention all
The men of faith, I'll just name Paul.
5. Who did, to the third heav'ns, arise,
And view the wonders of the skies;
He saw and heard, mysterious things,
Yet all by faith, and not by wings.
6. Such blessings to the human race,
Once more are tender'd by God's grace;
The Priesthood is again restor'd,
For this let God be long ador'd.
7. Now we by faith, like Paul and John,
May see the Father and the Son,
And view eternal things above,
And taste the sweets of boundless love.
8. And if, like them, we hated be,
Depriv'd sometimes of liberty,
We will like them, this faith defend,
What'er our fate, unto the end.
9. O Lord assist thy feeble worms,
This resolution to perform,
And we thy sacred name will praise,
Throughout the remnant of our days.
Hymn 77. CM Mortals, awake! with angels join
1. Mortals, awake! with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay;
Love, joy, and gratitude combine
To hail th' auspicious day.
2. In heav'n the rapt'rous song began,
And sweet seraphic fire
Through all the shining regions ran,
And swept the sounding lyre.
3. The theme, the song, the joy was new
To each angelic tongue;
Swift through the realms of light it flew,
And loud the echo rung.
4. Down through the portals of the sky
The pealing anthem ran,
And angels flew, with eager joy,
To bear the news to man.
5. Hark! the cherubic armies shout,
And glory leads the song,
Peace and salvation swell the note
Of all the heav'nly throng,
6. With joy the chorus we'll repeat,
"Glory to God on high;
Good will and peace are now complete
Jesus was born to die!"
7. Hail, Prince of life, forever hail!
Redeemer, brother, friend!
Though earth, and time, and life should fail,
Thy praise shall never end.
Hymn 78. PM The Lord into his garden comes
1. The Lord into his garden comes,
The spices yield their rich perfumes;
The lilies grow and thrive;
Refreshing showers of grace divine,
From Jesus flow to every vine,
And make the dead revive.
2. This makes the dry and barren ground,
In springs of water to abound,
And fruitful soil become;
The desert blossoms like the rose,
When Jesus conquers all his foes,
And make his people one.
3. The glorious time is rolling on,
The gracious work is now begun,
My soul a witness is;
Come, taste and see the pardon free
To all mankind, as well as me;
Who comes to Christ may live.
4. The worst of sinners here may find
A Savior pitiful and kind,
Who will then all relieve:
None are to late if they repent;
Out of one sinner legions went,
Jesus did him receive.
5. Come, brethren, you that love the Lord,
Who taste the sweetness of his word,
In Jesus' ways go on;
Our troubles and our trials here,
Will only make us richer there,
When we arive at home.
6. We feel that heaven is now begun,
It issues from the shining throne,
From Jesus' throne on high;
It comes like floods, we can't contain,
We drink, and drink, and drink again,
And yet we still are dry.
7. But when we come to reign above,
And all surround the throne of love,
We'll drink a full supply:
Jesus will lead his armies through,
To living fountains where they flow,
That never will run dry.
8. There we shall reign, and shout and sing,
And make the upper regions ring,
When all the saints get home,
Come on, come on, my brethren dear,
Soon we shall meet together there
For Jesus bids us come.
Hymn 79. LM I know that my Redeemer lives
1. I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet scentence gives!
He lives, he lives who once was dead,
He lives, my ever living head!
2. He lives to bless me with his love,
He lives to plead for me above,
He lives my hungry soul to feed,
He lives to bless in time of need:
3. He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with his eye,
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul's complaint:
4. He lives to silence all my fears,
He lives to stop and wipe my tears,
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
He lives all blessings to impart:
5. He lives my kind, wise, heav'nly friend,
He lives and loves me to the end,
He lives, and while he lives I'll sing,
He lives my Prophet, Priest, and King:
6. He lives and grants me daily breath,
He lives, and I shall conquer death,
He lives my mansion to prepare,
He lives to bring me safely there:
7. He lives, all glory to his name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same:
O the sweet joy this sentence gives,
"I know that my Redeemer lives."
Hymn 80. PM How often in sweet miditation, my mind
Parley P. Pratt (LDS)
1. How often in sweet miditation, my mind,
(Where solitude reigned and aside from mankind,
Has dwelt on the hour, when the Saviour did deign,
To call me his servant to publish his name.
2. To lift up my voice and proclaim the glad news,
First unto the Gentiles and then to the Jews;
That Jesus Messiah in clouds will descend,
Destroy the ungodly, the righteous defend.
3. How rich is the treasure, ye servants of God,
Entrusted to us as made known by his word;
The plan of salvation, the gospel of grace,
To publish abroad unto Adam's lost race.
4. O gladly we'll go to the isles and proclaim;
And nations unknown then shall hear of his fame;
Yea, kingdoms, and countries, both Gentiles and Jews,
Shall see us, and hear us proclaim the glad news.
5. And Millions shall turn to the Lord and rejoice,
That they have made Jesus the Saviour their choice;
From north, and the south, from the east and the west,
We'll bring home our thousands in Zion to rest.
6. As clouds see them fly to their glorious home—
As doves to their windows in flocks see them come,
While empires shall tremble and kingdoms shall rend,
And thrones be cast down as wise Daniel proclaim'd.
7. And Israel shall flourish and spread far abroad,
Till earth shall be full of the knowledge of God:
And thus shall the stone of the mountain roll forth—
Extend its dominion, and fill the whole earth.
Hymn 81. PM Let thy kingdom, blessed Savior
J. A. Granada
1. Let thy kingdom, blessed Savior,
Come and bid our troubles cease;
Come, oh come! and reign forever,
God of love and prince of peace;
Visit now poor bleeding Zion,
Hear thy people mourn and weep;
Day and night thy lambs are crying,
Come, good Shepherd, feed thy sheep.
2. Some for Paul, some for Apollos,
Some for Cephas—none agree:
Jesus let us hear thee call us;
Help us, Lord, to follow thee;
Then we'll rush through what encumbers,
Over evry hindrance leap;
Not upheld by force or numbers,
Come good shepherd feed thy sheep.
3. Lord, in us there is no merit,
We've been sinners from our youth;
Guide us, Lord, by thy good Spirit,
Which shall teach us all the truth.
on thy gospel word we'll venture,
Till in death's cold arms we sleep,
Love our Lord, and Christ our Savior,
Oh! good Shepherd, feed thy sheep.
4. Come, good Lord, with courage arm us,
Persecution rages here—
Nothing, Lord, we know can harm us,
While our Shepherd is so near.
Glory, glory, be to Jesus,
At his name our hearts do leap;
He both comforts us and frees us,
The good shepherd feeds his sheep.
5. Hear the Prince of our salvation
Saying, "Fear not, little flock;
I, myself, am your foundation,
You are built upon this Rock:
Shun the paths of vice and folly,
Scale the mount, although it's steep;
Look to me and be ye holy;
I delight to feed my sheep."
6. Christ alone, whose merit saves us,
Taught by him we'll own his name;
Sweetest of all names is Jesus!
How it doth our souls inflame!
Glory, glory, glory, glory,
Give him glory, he will keep,
He will clear our way before us,
The good Shepherd feeds his sheep.
Hymn 82. PM How firm a foundation
1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word;
What more can he say than to you he hath said?
You, who unto Jesus, for refuge have fled.
2. In every condition—in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth,
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.
3. "Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismay'd!
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
4. "When through the deep waters I call the to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not the o'erflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
5. "When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
6. "E'en down to old age, all my people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And then, when grey hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne.
7. "The soul that on Jesus hath lean'd for repose,
I will not, I cannot desert to his foes:
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never—no, never, no never forsake!"
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