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Of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in

North America, held at Albany, June, 1812.

A REVISION of the Psalms and Hymns now in use in the Dutch Church, having been requested and referred to the General Synod, by the Particular Synod of New York; and it being desirable that our selection of Psalms and Hymns should be improved and enlarged:

Resolved, That the Synod request the Rev. Dr. Livingston to make a selection of Psalms and Hymns agreeably to the views expressed upon this subject; and they appoint the Rev. James V. C. Romeyn, James S. Cannon, Peter Steddiford and John Schureman, a committee to whom Dr. Livingston will submit the selection; bra for the greater security in a work of such importa Rolet, it is resolved, that after it is adopted by the committee, it shall be reported to the General Synod and obtain their ultimate approbation before it be published.

La Acts and Proceedings of the General Synod of the Re© formed Dutch Church, held at an extraordinary ses

sion, at New York, October, 1813.

The committee to whom Professor Livingston wa. requested to submit his selection of Psalms and Hym reported: That he had accomplished the work assign him; that they have examined the same, and judge to be a judicious and excellent selection; that they

cordingly recommend it to the General Synod for their ultimate approbation, and suggest the propriety of having it immediately published and introduced into all our Churches.

The General Synod having received the report of the committee appointed upon the subject of the Psalms and Hymns, and having inspected the selection made by the Rev. Professor Livingston, agreeably to the request of the General Synod in their last session, do express their high satisfaction and decided approbation of the same. It is therefore resolved, That this selection be forthwith published and introduced into public worship in all our Churches. And the General Synod recommend the same to all families and individuals within their communion, to be adopted instead of the book which has hitherto been in use. It is further resolved, That the Catechism, Articles of Faith, and what has formerly been published with the book of Psalms and

Jus a Hymns, be also added to the new edition ;-and- he copyright of the book be secured for the express and sole benefit of such students as may attend our theological lectures, and may need pecuniary assistance.

Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Livingston be requested to superintend the publication of the first Edition of the new Psalm Book, and when published that he affix his name thereto,



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ALMIGHTY Ruler of the skies
Almighty God, appear and save
Are sinners now so senseless grown
Arise, my gracious God
Amid thy wrath remember love
As pants the hart for cooling streams
A word in season, spoke with pow'r
Are all the foes of Žion fools
Among th' assemblies of the great
And will the God of grace
Among the princes, earthly gods
Again, my tongue thy silence break
Awake, my soul, with fervent praise
Arise, O king of grace, arise
Awake, ye saints, to praise your king
All ye that love the Lord, rejoice
Behold! the lofty sky
Behold! the morning sun
Blest is the man, for ever blest
Blest is the nation where the Lord
Behold the love, the gen'rous love
Behold the blest Redeemer comes
Blest is the man whose bowels move
Behold! O God, what cruel foes
Blest are the souls that hear and know
Before Jehovah's awful throne
Behold! the stately cedar stands
Behold the sure foundation Stone
Blest are the undefil'd in heart
Behold thy waiting servant, Lord
Blest are the sons of peace
By Babel's stream the captives sate


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Children in years and knowledge young
Come, gound his praise abroad

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How long, O Lord, shall I complain
How fast their guilt and sorrows rise
How many Ebenezers stand
How pleasing is thy voice
How long, eternal God, how long
How awful is thy chast'ning rod
How pleasant, how divinely fair
Hear what the Lord in vision said
He, that hath made his refuge God
He reigns; the Lord, the Saviour reigns

me, O God, nor hide thy face
Happy is he that fears the Lord
How shall the young secure their hearts
How did my heart rejoice to hear
Had not the Lord, may Israel say
Happy the city, where their sons
In anger, Lord, rebuke me not
I love the volume of thy word
In thee, great God, with songs of praise
I lift my soul to God
I will extol thee, Lord, on high
Into thy hand, O God of truth
I waited patient for the Lord
In Judah, God of old was known
It is tho Lord our Saviour's hand
I love the Lord; he heard my cries
If God succeed not, all the cost
Is there ambition in my heart
I love thy kingdom, Lord
I'll praise my Maker with my breath
In Zion's sacred gates

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Just are thy ways, and true thy word
Jesus, my Lord, doth condescend
Jesus, my Shepherd, lives
Judge me, O Lord, and prove my ways
Judges, who rule the world by laws
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Jesus, my God, my all in all
Jehovah reigns: He dwells in light
Joy to the world; the Lord is come

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