Index The Church Hymnal (U.S.), 1871-1874

The process for authorizing what was to become the 1874 Episcopal Church Hymnal was arduous; this was the first Episcopal Hymnal not to be required to be bound with the Prayer Book. Also, the English hymn explosion after the appearance of Hymns Ancient & Modern ten years earlier had significantly altered the landscape of Anglican hymnody. The 1874 General Convention modified the previously approved 1871 hymnal by adding 12 hymns, substituting sixteen for others and changing the texts of many others.

The 1871-1874 Hymnal existed in at least five editions. General Convention authorized only the words of the hymnal, leaving it up to publishers to pair texts and tunes. I have indexed four of these editions:

a. by the Rev. Dr. Charles Henry Hall, Rector, and S.B. Whiteley, Organist, of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn. I have indexed the 1871 edition of this (and I'm not sure there ever was an edition printed to match the changes made in 1874).

b. by the Rev. Dr. Charles L. Hutchins, Rector of Grace Church, Medford, Massachusetts. Dr. Hutchins' edition included extra hymns appended at the end, but not authorized by General Convention.

c. by the Rev. Dr. A.B. Goodrich, Rector of Calvary Church, Utica, New York, and Dr. Walter B. Gilbert, Organist of Trinity Chapel, Trinity Parish, New York City. Appeared in 1875.

d. by the Rev. Dr. J. Ireland Tucker, Rector, and William W. Rousseau, Organist, of the Church of the Holy Cross, Troy, New York, in 1875.

The final edition was by James Pearce, organist of St. Mark's Church in Philadelphia. As this book only gave tunes for selected hymns, and was essentially meant as an alternative tune book for the use of organists, I have chosen not to include it here.

Not all of the files linked here are presently available. The headings below are those found in the original text.



001 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

002 The Lord will come; the earth shall quake

003 That day of wrath, that dreadful day

004 Hosanna to the living Lord

005 Rejoice, rejoice, believers

006 The Lord unto my Lord thus spake

007 Thy Kingdom come, O God

007 Thy Kingdom come, O God

008 Once more, O Lord, thy sign shall be

009 Come, quickly come, dread Judge of all

010 O Jesus, thou art standing

011 The Lord hath spoke, the mighty God

012 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

013 O come, O come Emmanuel

014 O Wisdom, spreading mightily

015 Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes


016 Hail, thou long-expected Jesus

017 Hark, the herald angels sing

018 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

019 O come, all ye faithful

020 Hark, what mean those holy voices

021 Christians, awake! salute the happy morn

022 It came upon the midnight clear

023 Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing

024 Angels, from the realms of glory

025 Come hither, ye faithful

026 Calm on the listening ear of night

027 To hail thy rising, Sun of life

End of the Year

028 A few more years shall roll

029 O God, our help in ages past

The New Year

030 The God of life, whose constant care

031 While, with ceaseless course, the sun


032 The ancient law departs

033 Jesus, Name of wondrous love


034 Hail to the Lord's Anointed

035 How wondrous and great

036 Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise

037 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

038 Lo, hills and mountains shall bring forth

039 Light of those whose dreary dwelling

040 Joy to the world! The Lord is come

041 O'er mountaintops the mount of God

042 Hark, the song of jubilee

043 Watchman, tell us of the night

044 How beauteous are their feet

044 How beauteous are their feet

045 As with gladness men of old

046 When marshaled on the nightly plain

047 Sons of men, behold from afar

Ash Wednesday

048 Once more the solemn season calls

049 Forty days and forty nights

050 In mercy, not in wrath


051 Thy chastening wrath, O Lord, restrain

052 Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known

053 Savior, when in dust to thee

054 Sinners, turn: why will ye die?

054 Sinners, turn: why will ye die?

055 My soul with patience waits

056 How oft, alas, this wretched heart

057 My God, permit me not to be

058 Hasten, sinner, to be wise

059 Sinner, rouse thee from thy sleep

060 Have mercy, Lord, on me

061 As o'er the past my memory strays

062 O thou to whose all-searching sight

063 Lord, in this thy mercy's day

064 My sins, my sins, my Savior

065 O thou, from whom all goodness flows

066 O gracious God, in whom I live

066 O gracious God, in whom I live

067 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin

068 Christian, dost thou see them

069 Lord, when we bend before thy throne

070 Weary of wandering from my God

071 With broken heart and contrite sigh

Palm Sunday

072 All glory, laud, and honor

073 Ride on, ride on in majesty

Holy Week: The Passion

074 Glory be to Jesus

075 My Savior, hanging on the tree

076 Hail, thou once-despised Jesus

077 Who is this that comes from Edom

078 We sing the praise of him who died

079 The royal banners forward go

080 Behold the Lamb of God

081 See the destined day arise

082 Bound upon the accursed tree

083 When I survey the wondrous Cross

084 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing

085 'Tis finished; so the Savior cried

086 Go to dark Gethsemane

087 O sacred head, now wounded

088 Hark, the voice of love and mercy

089 O come and mourn with me awhile

Easter Even

090 Resting from his work today

091 Pain and toil are over now

091 Pain and toil are over now

092 All is o'er, the pain, the sorrow

093 I would not live alway

094 God of my life, O Lord most high

095 My grateful soul shall bless the Lord

096 This life's a dream, an empty show

Easter: The Resurrection

097 It is not death to die

098 Christ the Lord is risen today

099 Jesus Christ is risen today

100 At the Lamb's high feast we sing

101 Angels, roll the rock away!

102 Come, see the place where Jesus lay

103 The strife is o'er, the battle done

104 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

105 The day of Resurrection

106 Christ the Lord is risen again

107 He is risen, he is risen

108 Lift your glad voices in triumph on high

109 To him who for our sins was slain

110 Thus God declares his sovereign will

111 Once the angel started back

112 Joy fills the dwelling of the just


113 Thou art gone up on high

114 The head that once was crowned with thorns

115 Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious

116 Crown him with many crowns

117 Our Lord is risen from the dead

118 The atoning work is done

119 The rising God forsakes the tomb

120 O all ye people, clap your hands

121 Lift up your heads, eternal gates

122 The servants of Jehovah's will

123 Behold the glories of the Lamb

124 Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears


125 He's come, let every knee be bent

126 O Spirit of the living God

127 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come

128 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove

129 Creator Spirit, by whose aid

130 Lord God the Holy Ghost

131 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

132 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

133 Spirit of mercy, truth and love

134 The Spirit, in our hearts

135 Come, Holy Spirit, come; let thy bright beams arise

136 When God of old came down from heaven

137 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

Trinity Sunday

138 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

139 O holy, holy, holy Lord

140 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts

141 The God of Abraham praise

142 Father of heaven, whose love profound

143 We give immortal praise

144 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts (Montgomery)

145 Holy Father, great Creator

146 Thou, whose almighty word

The Lord's Day: Public Worship

147 Welcome, sweet day of rest

148 Awake, ye saints, awake

149 Blest day of God, most calm, most bright

150 Sweet is the work, my God, my King

151 Great God, this sacred day of thine

152 In loud exalted strains

153 Another six days' work is done

154 Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear

155 As pants the wearied hart for cooling springs

156 Again the Lord of life and light

157 Lord of the worlds above

158 My opening eyes with rapture see

159 This is the day of light!

160 O day of rest and gladness

161 Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone

162 Let me with light and truth be blest

163 To thy temple I repair

164 Now may he who from the dead

165 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, fill our hearts

166 Almighty Father, bless the word

167 Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord

168 May the grace of Christ our Savior

169 Savior, again to thy dear name we raise

Ember Days

170 Lord of the harvest, hear

171 Ye servants of the Lord

Rogation Days

172 Lord, in thy name thy servants plead

173 Lord, spare and save our sinful race

174 Great is our guilt, our fears are great

Other Holy Days

175 From all thy saints in warfare

176 The Son of God goes forth to war

177 How bright these glorious spirits shine

178 O Lord, the Holy Innocents

179 Glory to thee, O Lord, who from this world of sin

180 Behold a humble train

181 Praise we the Lord this day

182 Praise to God who reigns above


183 Lo, what a cloud of witnesses

184 Not to the terrors of the Lord

185 How vast must their advantage be

186 For the apostles' glorious company

187 For all the saints who from their labors rest

188 Come, let us join our friends above

189 Hark, the sound of holy voices


190 Glorious things of thee are spoken

191 I love thy kingdom, Lord

192 Triumphant Zion, lift thy head

193 God's temple crowns the holy mount

194 God is our refuge in distress

195 Like Noah's weary dove

196 The Lord, the only God, is great

197 One sole baptismal sign

198 Head of the hosts in glory

199 With joy shall I behold the day

200 Pleasant are thy courts above

201 Forth from the dark and stormy sky

202 The Church's one foundation


The Holy Communion

203 Thou, God, all glory, honor, power

204 To Jesus, our exalted Lord

205 My God, and is thy table spread

205 My God, and is thy table spread

206 And are we now brought near to God

207 Bread of the world in mercy broken

208 Come, let us join our cheerful songs

209 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

210 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless

211 According to thy gracious word

Holy Baptism

212 The gentle Savior calls

213 Savior, who thy flock art feeding

214 In token that thou shalt not fear

215 O, in the morn of life, when youth

216 Soldiers of Christ, arise

217 My God, thy covenant of love

218 Jesus, and shall it ever be


Catechism: Children's Hymns

219 When, his salvation bringing

220 Glory to the Father give

221 How blest are they who always keep

222 O happy is the man who hears

223 What a strange and wondrous story

224 By cool Siloam's shady rill

225 Jesus, meek and gentle

226 I think when I read that sweet story

227 In the vineyard of our Father

228 O write upon my memory, Lord

229 Savior, like a shepherd lead us

230 When Jesus left his Father's throne

231 There is a green hill far away

231 There is a green hill far away

232 Onward, Christian soldiers

233 Once in royal David's city


234 My God, accept my heart this day

235 O happy day that fixed my choice

236 Jesus, I my cross have taken

237 My faith looks up to thee

238 Thine for ever! God of love

239 Witness, ye men and angels; now

240 Draw, Holy Ghost, thy sevenfold veil

241 Lord, shall thy children come to thee?

242 Arm these thy soldiers, mighty Lord

243 His mercy and his truth

244 May God accept our vow

245 O God of hosts, the mighty Lord

246 As by the light of opening day

Holy Matrimony

247 Deign this union to approve

248 The voice that breathed o'er Eden

Visitation of the Sick

249 Be still, my heart, these anxious cares

250 When gathering clouds around I view

251 Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee

252 When our heads are bowed with woe

253 Thou art my hiding place, O Lord

254 Thy way, not mine, O Lord

255 When musing sorrow weeps the past

256 My God, my Father, while I stray

257 Whate'er my God ordains is right

Burial of the Dead

258 Lord, let me know my term of days

259 Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims

260 Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep

261 Not for the dead in Christ we weep

262 As the sweet flower that scents the morn

263 Tender Shepherd, thou hast stilled

For those at Sea

264 Star of peace, to wanderers weary

265 Fierce was the wild billow

266 When through the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming

267 Eternal Father, strong to save

268 O thou who didst prepare

269 Lord, for the just thou dost provide

Ordination or Institution of Ministers

270 Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high

271 Father of mercies, bow thine ear

272 Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures

273 Go forth, ye heralds, in my Name

Consecration of Bishops

274 Come, Holy Ghost, eternal God

Laying of a Corner-Stone

275 This stone to thee in faith we lay

276 O Lord of hosts, whose glory fills

Consecration of Churches

277 With one consent let all the earth

278 I'll wash my hands in innocence

279 Christ is our cornerstone

280 O with due reverence let us all

281 O twas a joyful sound to hear

282 Christ is made the sure foundation


283 From Greenland's icy mountains

284 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

285 To bless thy chosen race

286 On Zion and on Lebanon

287 Arm of the Lord, awake, awake

288 O'er the gloomy hills of darkness

289 From all that dwell below the skies

290 Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim

291 Hasten the time appointed

292 Souls in heathen darkness lying

293 When, Lord, to this our western land

294 Disowned of heaven, by man oppressed

295 High on the bending willows hung

296 Fountain of good, to own thy love

297 Rich are the joys which cannot die

298 Sow in the morn thy seed

299 We give thee but thine own

300 Lord, lead the way the Savior went


Thanksgiving and Harvest Festivals

301 O come, loud anthems let us sing

302 Praise to God, immortal praise

303 Now thank we all our God

304 Salvation doth to God belong

305 Praise, O praise our God and King

306 Come, ye thankful people, come

National Festivals

307 Before the Lord we bow

308 Lord God, we worship thee

309 God bless our native land

National Fasts

310 Dread Jehovah, God of nations

311 Almighty Lord, before thy throne

312 O God of love, O King of peace

313 Now may the God of grace and power

Family Worship

314 When streaming from the eastern skies

315 Blest be the tie that binds

316 To Zion's hill I lift my eyes

317 There is a blessed home

318 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

319 He that has God his guardian made

320 O God, my gracious God, to thee

321 Up to the hills I lift mine eyes

322 We build with fruitless cost, unless

323 When I can trust my all with God

324 My God, how endless is thy love

325 Savior, when night involves the skies

326 God of our fathers, by whose hand

327 Tomorrow, Lord, is thine


328 Arise, my soul, with rapture rise

329 New every morning is the love

330 Come, my soul, thou must be waking

331 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

332 Awake, my soul, and with the sun


333 Glory to thee, my God, this night

334 The day is past and gone

335 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

336 Sun of my soul, thou Savior dear

337 The shadows of the evening hours

338 Sweet Savior, bless us ere we go

339 Inspirer and hearer of prayer

340 Softly now the light of day

341 The day is past and over

342 Through the day thy love has spared us

343 Great God, to thee my evening song

344 God, that madest earth and heaven

345 The sun is sinking fast

346 The day of praise is done

347 Now from the altar of my heart

348 Time hastens on, ye longing saints

349 The day is gently sinking to a close

350 Safely through another week

351 Lord, when this holy morning broke

352 Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me

The Seven Hours

353 The winged herald of the day

354 Dawn purples all the east with light

355 Come, Holy Ghost, with God the Son

356 O God of truth, O Lord of might

357 O God, creation's secret force

358 As now the sun's declining rays

359 Before the ending of the day


Holy Scriptures

360 Father of mercies, in thy word

361 The heavens declare thy glory, Lord

362 O Word of God Incarnate

363 God's perfect law converts the soul

364 Behold the morning sun

365 A glory gilds the sacred page

366 Thy word is to my feet a lamp

367 Great God, with wonder and with praise

368 Instruct me in thy statutes, Lord


369 Salvation! O, the joyful sound!

370 Savior, source of every blessing

371 All glorious God, what hymns of praise

372 To our Redeemer's glorious name

373 Sing, my soul, his wondrous love

374 O could I speak the matchless worth

375 Peace, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan

376 Grace, 'tis a charming sound

377 He's blest whose sins have pardon gained

378 Behold the Savior of mankind

379 Ah, not like erring man is God

380 When wounded sore, the stricken heart

381 Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched

382 Ah, how shall fallen man

383 There is a fountain filled with blood

384 The voice of free grace

385 O to grace how great a debtor


386 O thou that hearest sinners cry

387 Stay, thou long-suffering Spirit, stay

388 O Jesus, Savior of the lost

389 O that my load of sin were gone


390 O let triumphant faith dispel

391 Rock of ages, cleft for me

392 Just as I am, without one plea

393 Jesus, lover of my soul

394 Jesus, my Savior, look on me

395 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

396 For ever here my rest shall be

397 A mountain fastness is our God

398 How firm a foundation


399 Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat

400 Lord, teach us how to pray aright

400 Lord, teach us how to pray aright

401 Come, my soul, thy suit prepare

402 Shepherd divine, our wants relieve

403 From every stormy wind that blows

404 Prayer is the soul's sincere desire


405 All people that on earth do dwell

406 O praise ye the Lord! Prepare your glad voice

407 For thee, O God, our constant praise

408 Magnify Jehovah's Name

409 Before Jehovah's awful throne

410 Bless God, my soul; thou, Lord, alone

411 Ye boundless realms of joy

412 O praise the Lord in that blest place

413 O bless the Lord, my soul

414 O God, my heart is fixed, 'tis bent

415 Through all the changing scenes of life

416 O render thanks to God above

417 I sing the almighty power of God

418 Jehovah reigns, let all the earth

419 Begin, my soul, the exalted lay

420 I'll praise my Maker while I've breath

421 Adored forever be the Lord

422 Songs of praise the angels sang

423 God, my King, thy might confessing

424 All hail the power of Jesus' name

425 The strain upraise of joy and praise

426 When all thy mercies, O my God

427 With glory clad, with strength arrayed

428 Come, thou almighty King

429 Awake, my soul, to joyful lays

430 Alleluia, song of gladness

431 Round the Lord in glory seated

432 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise

433 Angel bands, in strains sweet sounding


434 Jesus, my strength, my hope

435 O for a closer walk with God


436 Who place on Zion's God their trust

437 No change of time shall ever shock

438 The Lord himself, the mighty Lord

439 My soul, for help on God rely

440 Father, whate'er of earthly bliss

441 While thee I seek, protecting Power

442 Although the vine its fruit deny

443 In the hour of trial

444 Is there a lone and dreary hour

445 Tis my happiness below

446 God of my life, to thee I call


447 Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings

448 Thy presence, Lord, hath me supplied

449 Children of the heavenly King

450 As when the weary traveler gains

451 As pants the hart for cooling streams

452 As, panting in the sultry beam

453 When I can read my title clear

454 Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise thee


455 Jesus, the very thought of thee

456 Love divine, all loves excelling

457 I love my God, but with no love of mine

458 My God, I love thee; not because

459 Thou whom my soul admires above

460 My God, how wonderful thou art

461 Thee will I love, my strength, my tower


462 Come, ye that love the Lord

463 Awake and sing the song

464 The King of love my Shepherd is


465 Quiet, Lord, my froward heart

466 Lord, for ever at thy side


467 O for a heart to praise my God

468 There is a fold whence none can stray


469 God shall charge his angel legions

470 My soul, be on thy guard

471 Am I a soldier of the cross

472 Breast the wave, Christian

473 Awake, our souls; away, our fears


474 A charge to keep I have

475 Supreme in wisdom as in power

476 Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve

477 Oft in danger, oft in woe

478 Since I've known a Savior's Name

479 Heirs of unending life

The Judgment

480 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness

481 Day of judgment, day of wonders

482 How will my heart endure

483 Day of wrath! O day of mourning!

484 Great God, what do I see and hear


485 Hark, hark, my soul! angelic songs are swelling

486 Christ leads me through no darker rooms

487 How long shall earth's alluring toys

488 There is a land of pure delight

489 For ever with the Lord

490 The world is very evil

491 Brief life is here our portion

492 For thee, O dear, dear country

493 Jerusalem the golden

494 Who are these in bright array

495 O mother dear, Jerusalem

496 Jerusalem, my happy home

497 Jerusalem, high tower thy glorious walls

498 O Lord, thy mercy, my sure hope


499 My soul, inspired with sacred love

500 The Lord descended from above

501 Thou art the way: to thee alone

502 God moves in a mysterious way

503 Happy, thrice happy they, who hear

504 The Lord my pasture shall prepare

505 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

506 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

507 Nearer, my God, to thee

508 The spacious firmament on high

509 O Paradise, O Paradise

509 O Paradise, O Paradise

510 In thee I put my steadfast trust

511 Almighty God, I call to thee

512 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

513 O where shall rest be found

514 Art thou weary, art thou languid

515 Thou hidden love of God, whose height

516 The Lord our God is clothed with might

517 O thou to whom all creatures flow

518 My hope, my steadfast trust

519 O worship the King all glorious above

520 Far from my heavenly home

521 Hark, my soul! it is the Lord

522 My hope, my all, my Savior thou

523 Sovereign Ruler of the skies

524 The mighty flood that rolls

525 Seek, my soul, the narrow gate

526 Thy bitter anguish o'er

527 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

528 I heard the voice of Jesus say

529 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

530 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

531 Rock of ages, cleft for me

532 Jesus, Savior of my soul

Magnificat, Nunc dimittis, Gloria Patri (Hutchins only; not included here)


Litany Hymns (Hutchins only; not included here)


Processional Hymns (Hutchins only)

545 The foe behind, the deep before

546 Brightly gleams our banner

547 We march, we march to victory

548 Forward, be our watchword

549 Far o'er yon horizon

550 Thou art coming, O my Savior

551 Ten thousand times ten thousand

552 Forth to the fight, ye ransomed

553 Soldiers of the Captain

554 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

555 On our way rejoicing

556 There is sound of rejoicing

557 Savior, blessed Savior

558 Palms of glory, raiment bright

559 O happy band of pilgrims

560 Rejoice, ye pure in heart

561 See the Conqueror mounts in triumph

562 At the Name of Jesus

563 Welcome, happy morning

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