Index of The Hymnal 1916 (U.S.)

This was approved by the 1916 General Convention and was the first US hymnal to include tunes. At the subsequent (1919) Convention, an alternative hymnal edited by Charles Hutchins was tacitly approved (or at least not found to be against the authorization of the 1916 Hymnal). However, the authorization given the official 1916 Hymnal eventually outweighed the previous popularity of Hutchins' work. This Hymnal was first published as The New Hymnal, but when it became necessary to revise it in 1933 to make the service music conform to the rubrics of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, it became known simply as The Hymnal.

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001 New every morning is the love

002 Awake, my soul, and with the sun

003 Come, my soul, thou must be waking

004 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

005 Now that the sun is gleaming bright

006 My Father, for another night

007 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

008 Come, Holy Ghost, who ever One


009 Blest are the moments, doubly blest

010 Behold us, Lord, a little space


011 O Trinity of blessed Light

012 O Brightness of the immortal Father's face

013 The day is gently sinking to a close

014 The radiant morn hath passed away

015 Through the day thy love has spared us

016 Holy Father, cheer our way

017 The sun is sinking fast

018 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

019 Softly now the light of day

020 Sun of my soul, thou Savior dear

021 The day is past and gone

022 The shadows of the evening hours

023 The day is past and over

024 Savior, breathe an evening blessing

025 All praise to thee, my God, this night

026 God, that madest earth and heaven

027 Now from the altar of my heart

028 Before the ending of the day

029 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

030 As now the sun's declining rays

031 Tarry with me, O my Savior

Through the Week

032 From every stormy wind that blows

033 O help us, Lord! each hour of need

034 Inspirer and hearer of prayer

035 While thee I seek, protecting Power

036 Lord, for tomorrow and its needs

037 When morning gilds the skies

038 Three in One, and One in Three

039 Savior, when night involves the skies

040 O Light, whose beams illumine all

041 Lord of mercy and of might

042 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

The Lord's Day

043 O day of rest and gladness

044 Sweet is the work, my God, my King

045 This is the day of light!

046 Safely through another week

047 On this day, the first of days

048 O Savior, bless us ere we go

049 Our day of praise is done

050 Savior, again to thy dear name we raise

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


052 O Jesus, crucified for man



053 Hosanna to the living Lord

054 Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes

055 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

056 Thy Kingdom come! on bended knee

057 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

058 O Word of God Incarnate

059 Lord, thy word abideth

060 Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace

061 Rejoice, rejoice, believers

062 Wake, awake, for night is flying

063 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

064 Great God, what do I see and hear

065 Day of wrath! O day of mourning!

066 O come, O come Emmanuel

067 Thou art coming, O my Savior

068 The world is very evil

069 Brief life is here our portion

070 The King shall come when morning dawns


071 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

072 O come, all ye faithful

073 Hark, the herald angels sing

074 Of the Father's love begotten

075 Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing

076 Christians, awake! salute the happy morn

077 Sing, O sing, this blessed morn

078 O little town of Bethlehem

079 It came upon the midnight clear

080 Angels, from the realms of glory

081 Hark what mean those holy voices

082 A great and mighty wonder

083 Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown

084 Calm on the listening ear of night

St. Stephen

085 The Son of God goes forth to war

St. John the Evangelist

086 O thou, who gav'st thy servant grace

Holy Innocents

087 O Lord, the Holy Innocents


088 The ancient law departs

089 To the Name of our salvation

090 Jesus, Name of wondrous love

091 Conquering kings their titles take


092 From the eastern mountains

093 Earth has many a noble city

094 As with gladness men of old

095 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

096 Songs of thankfulness and praise

097 O one with God the Father

Sundays after Epiphany

098 How bright appears the Morning Star

099 Hail to the Lord's Anointed

100 Light of those whose dreary dwelling

101 Joy to the world! The Lord is come

102 O very God of very God

103 Hark, the song of jubilee

104 Thou, whose almighty word

105 Thy Kingdom come, O God

106 Watchman, tell us of the night

107 O North, with all thy vales of green

108 How beauteous were the marks divine

109 Not by thy mighty hand

110 Alleluia, song of sweetness


111 Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve

112 Breast the wave, Christian

113 Fight the good fight with all thy might

114 Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings

115 Soldiers of the Cross, arise

116 Oft in danger, oft in woe

117 He who would valiant be

118 My soul, be on thy guard

119 O thou to whose all-searching sight

120 Dear Lord and Father of mankind

121 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

Ash Wednesday and Lent

122 Lord, in this thy mercy's day

123 Forty days and forty nights

124 Lord, when we bend before thy throne

125 Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee

126 Christian, dost thou see them

127 Jesus, Lord of life and glory

128 Christian, seek not yet repose

129 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin

130 Savior, when in dust to thee

131 O Jesus, Lord most merciful

132 O Jesus, thou art standing

133 With broken heart and contrite sigh

134 Lord, who throughout these forty days

135 Jesus, and shall it ever be

136 Weary of wandering from my God

137 Heal me, O my Savior, heal

138 When wounded sore, the stricken heart

139 Just as I am, without one plea

Holy Week

140 Sinful, sighing to be blest

141 God the Father, God the Son

142 God the Father, God the Son

143 All glory, laud, and honor

144 The royal banners forward go

145 Ride on, ride on in majesty

146 See the destined day arise

147 In the hour of trial

148 Behold the Lamb of God

149 O Lamb of God, still keep me

150 Beneath the cross of Jesus

151 Go to dark Gethsemane

152 In the Cross of Christ I glory

153 O come and mourn with me awhile

154 When I survey the wondrous Cross

155 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended

156 His are the thousand sparkling rills

157 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing

158 O sacred head, surrounded

159 There is a green hill far away

160 We sing the praise of him who died

161 At the Cross her station keeping

162 Glory be to Jesus

The Story of the Cross

163 In his own raiment clad

The Words on the Cross

164 Jesus, in thy dying woes

Easter Even

165 Resting from his work today

166 The grave itself a garden is

167 O Paradise, O Paradise

Easter Day

168 Hail, Festal day (Easter)

169 Welcome, happy morning

170 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

171 The day of Resurrection

172 Jesus Christ is risen today

173 The strife is o'er, the battle done

174 Come, see the place where Jesus lay

175 Christ the Lord is risen today (Wesley)

176 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

177 Angels, roll the rock away!

178 At the Lamb's high feast we sing

179 He is risen, he is risen

180 Forty days of Eastertide

Rogation Days

181 O Jesus, crowned with all renown

182 To thee our God we fly

183 Lord, in thy name thy servants plead

The Ascension Day

184 Hail, Festal day (Ascension)

185 Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious

186 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates

187 Our Lord is risen from the dead

188 The head that once was crowned with thorns

189 Thou art gone up on high

190 Crown him with many crowns

191 Hail, thou once-despised Jesus

192 All hail the power of Jesus' name

193 Alleluia, sing to Jesus

194 Majestic sweetness sits enthroned


195 Hail, Festal day (Pentecost)

196 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

197 Spirit of mercy, truth and love

198 Creator Spirit, by whose aid

199 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

200 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove

201 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

202 Spirit divine, attend our prayers

Litanies of the Holy Ghost

203 Come to our poor nature's night

204 Spirit blest, who art adored

Trinity Sunday

205 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

206 Father of heaven, whose love profound

207 Round the Lord in glory seated

208 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts

209 Come, thou almighty King

210 Holy Father, great Creator

Sundays after Trinity: Faith

211 My faith looks up to thee

212 How firm a foundation

213 A mighty fortress is our God

214 God is our stronghold and our stay

215 Jesus, my strength, my hope

216 God moves in a mysterious way

217 Rock of ages, cleft for me

218 Jesus, I live to thee

219 Christ, of all my hopes the ground

220 My heart is resting

221 My God, how wonderful thou art

222 Nearer, my God, to thee

223 Jesus, lover of my soul

224 In heavenly love abiding

225 My spirit on thy care

Sundays after Trinity: The Divine Love

226 Love divine, all loves excelling

227 Thou hidden love of God, whose height

228 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all

229 Jesus, thy boundless love to me

230 Come, O thou Traveler unknown

231 Love of Jesus, all divine

232 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

233 Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise thee

234 My God, I love thee; not because

235 O Love that casts out fear

236 O Love that wilt not let me go

Sundays after Trinity: The Divine Mercy

237 When all thy mercies, O my God

238 Thy life was given for me

239 I could not do without thee

240 There's a wideness in God's mercy

241 Eternal Light, eternal Light

242 I heard the voice of Jesus say

243 Savior, source of every blessing

Sundays after Trinity: Divine Guidance

244 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

245 He leadeth me! O blessed thought

246 Thou say'st, "Take up thy cross"

247 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

248 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace

Sundays after Trinity: Praise and Adoration

249 All people that on earth do dwell

250 From all that dwell below the skies

251 O God of God! O Light of Light!

252 The spacious firmament on high

253 The God of Abraham praise

254 How wondrous and great

255 O worship the King all glorious above

256 Songs of praise the angels sang

257 Sing, my soul, his wondrous love

258 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

259 Praise to the Holiest in the height

260 O for a heart to praise my God

261 Awake and sing the song

262 Praise the Lord through every nation

263 O could I speak the matchless worth

264 Ye holy angels bright

265 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise

266 Ye watchers and ye holy ones

Holy Days

General for Saints' Days

267 From all thy saints in warfare

St. Andrew

268 Jesus calls us! o'er the tumult

St. Thomas

269 O thou, who didst with love untold

270 We walk by faith, and not by sight

Conversion of St. Paul

271 We sing the glorious conquest

272 Lord, who fulfillest thus anew

The Presentation of Christ or Purification of St. Mary

273 In his temple now behold him

274 Hail to the Lord who comes

St. Matthias

275 Praise to the heavenly wisdom

The Annunciation

276 Praise we the Lord this day

277 Blest are the pure in heart

St. Mark

278 We praise thy grace, O Savior

St. Philip and St. James

279 Thou art the way: to thee alone

St. Barnabas

280 O Son of God, our Captain of Salvation

281 The son of Consolation

St. John Baptist

282 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

St. Peter

283 Forsaken once, and thrice denied

St. James

284 We praise thy name, O Lord most high

The Transfiguration

285 O wondrous type, O vision fair

286 Lord, it is good for us to be

St. Bartholomew

287 King of saints, to whom the number

St. Matthew

288 Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures

St. Michael and All Angels

289 Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright

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

291 Around the throne of God a band

St. Luke

292 What thanks and praise to thee we owe

St. Simon and St. Jude

293 For thy dear saints, O Lord

All Saints

294 The saints of God! their conflict past

295 For all the saints who from their labors rest

296 Who are these like stars appearing

297 Hark, the sound of holy voices

298 Who are these in bright array

299 Let saints on earth in concert sing

300 Lo, what a cloud of witnesses

301 Give me the wings of faith to rise

302 How bright these glorious spirits shine


Holy Communion: Introits

303 Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat

304 Come, my soul, thy suit prepare

305 O for a closer walk with God

306 Lord, for ever at thy side

307 O twas a joyful sound to hear

308 O come, loud anthems let us sing

309 Before Jehovah's awful throne

310 Call Jehovah thy salvation

311 God, my King, thy might confessing

312 God of mercy, God of grace

313 As pants the wearied hart for cooling springs

314 My soul with patience waits

315 I love thy kingdom, Lord

316 Jesus, the very thought of thee

317 The Lord my pasture shall prepare

318 O bless the Lord, my soul

Holy Communion: The Offertory

319 We give thee but thine own

Holy Communion: The Communion

320 According to thy gracious word

321 O God, unseen, yet ever near

322 Jesus, gentlest Savior

323 I am not worthy, holy Lord

324 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless

325 I hunger and I thirst

326 The King of love my Shepherd is

327 Jesus, to thy table led

328 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts

329 My God, and is thy table spread

330 Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

331 O Saving Victim, opening wide

332 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

333 And now, O Father, mindful of the love

334 Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face

335 By Christ redeemed

336 Bread of the world in mercy broken

337 Thou who at thy first Eucharist

338i Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

338ii Therefore we, before him bending

339 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

340 Let thy Blood in mercy poured

Holy Baptism

341 A little child the Savior came

342 Father of heaven, who hast created all

343 Savior, who thy flock art feeding

344 In token that thou shalt not fear

345 O let the children come to me

346 Soldiers of Christ, arise


347 Glory to the blessed Jesus!

348 Advent tells us Christ is near

349 Once in royal David's city

350 I think when I read that sweet story

351 By cool Siloam's shady rill

352 Again the morn of gladness

353 Above the clear blue sky

354 Savior, teach me day by day

355 Savior, like a shepherd lead us

356 Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature

357 Faithful Shepherd, feed me

358 All things bright and beautiful

359 Hushed was the evening hymn

360 Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me

361 Jesus, meek and gentle

362 When Jesus left his Father's throne

363 There's a Friend for little children

364 Now the day is over

School Life

365 O thou whose feet have climbed life's hill

366 We build our school on thee, O Lord

367 Father in heaven, who lovest all

Litany for Children

368 Jesus, from thy throne on high


369 The cross is on our brow

370 Thine for ever! God of love

371 Holy Spirit, Lord of love

372 My God, accept my heart this day

373 Holy Spirit, Truth divine

374 Lord, thy children guide and keep

375 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest

376 Lord, shall thy children come to thee?

377 Lord, in thy presence dread and sweet

378 Jesus, I my cross have taken

379 O Jesus, I have promised

380 Breathe on me, Breath of God

Holy Matrimony

381 O Father, all creating

382 O perfect Love, all human thought transcending

383 The voice that breathed o'er Eden


384 My God, I thank thee, who hast made

385 I do not ask, O Lord that life may be

386 Art thou weary, art thou languid

387 Come unto me, ye weary

388 Come, ye disconsolate

389 Hark, my soul! it is the Lord

390 Jesus, my Savior, look on me

391 My God, my Father, while I stray

392 Lord, it belongs not to my care

393 Lord Jesus, think on me

394 Thy way, not mine, O Lord

395 My Jesus, as thou wilt

396 Father, whate'er of earthly bliss

397 I look to thee in every need

398 I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew

399 At even, ere the sun was set

400 O Love divine, that stooped to share

401 O thou, from whom all goodness flows

402 Thou knowest, Lord, the weariness and sorrow

403 Thou art my hiding place, O Lord

404 Immortal love for ever full

405 Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin

406 We would see thee; for the shadows lengthen

407 One sweetly solemn thought

408 Far from my heavenly home

Burial of the Dead

409 When our heads are bowed with woe

410 God of the living

411 Now the laborer's task is o'er

412 Sunset and evening star

413 Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep

414 Tender Shepherd, thou hast stilled

Travelers by Sea and Land

415 Eternal Father, strong to save

416 Fierce was the wild billow

417 Safe upon the billowy deep

418 O Maker of the earth and sky

419 With the sweet word of peace


Thanksgiving Day

420 Praise to God, immortal praise

421 Come, ye thankful people, come

422 Now thank we all our God

423 We plow the fields, and scatter

424 We come unto our fathers' God

425 For the beauty of the earth

426 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

National Days

427 My country, 'tis of thee

428 God bless our native land

429 O say can you see, by the dawn's early light

430 God of our fathers, whose almighty hand

431 Lord, while for all mankind we pray

432 Judge eternal, throned in splendor

433 Once to every man and nation

434 Mine eyes have seen the glory

435 God the all-terrible! King, who ordainest

436 O God of love, O King of peace

437 O Lord of hosts, almighty King

438 Lord God of Hosts, whose mighty hand

439 God of our fathers, known of old

440 Lord God, we worship thee

441 Faith of our fathers, living still

442 God of the nations, who hast led

Old and New Year

443 A few more years shall roll

444 Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky

445 O God, our help in ages past

446 O God of Bethel, by whose hand

447 For thy mercy and thy grace

448 Father, let me dedicate

449 Jesus, still lead on

Ember Days and Ordination

450 Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high

451 God of the prophets, bless the prophets' sons

452 Revive thy work, O Lord

453 Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim

454 O thou who makest souls to shine

455 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

456 Ye servants of the Lord

Church Building and Consecration

457 Christ is made the sure foundation

458 Christ is our cornerstone

459 Jesus, where'er thy people meet

460 All things are thine; no gift have we

461 Angel voices ever singing

462 O thou in whom thy saints repose


The Church Militant

463 One sole baptismal sign

464 The Church's one foundation

465 We love the place, O God

466 Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise

467 Pleasant are thy courts above

468 Glorious things of thee are spoken

469 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

470 City of God, how broad and far

471 O where are kings and empires now

472 Triumphant Zion, lift thy head

Litany of the Church

473 Jesus, with thy Church abide


474 O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling

475 O Spirit of the living God

476 From Greenland's icy mountains

477 Hasten the time appointed

478 Savior, sprinkle many nations

479 The morning light is breaking

480 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

481 Lord, her watch thy Church is keeping

482 Fling out the banner! let it float

483 God is working his purpose out

484 Soon may the last glad song arise

485 Let the song go round the earth

486 Christ for the world we sing

487 Arm of the Lord, awake, awake

Brotherhood and Service

488 Am I a soldier of the cross

489 Blest be the tie that binds

490 Go, labor on; spend, and be spent

491 Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round

492 Rise up, O men of God

493 O Master, let me walk with thee

494 Where cross the crowded ways of life

495 O brothers, lift your voices

496 O Lord and Master of us all

497 Come, labor on

498 O God of truth, whose living word

499 Our Father, thy dear Name doth show

500 Master, no offering

501 When wilt thou save the people?

502 Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

503 O God of mercy, hearken now

504 Holy offerings, rich and rare

505 Through him who all our sickness felt


506 Father, who on man dost shower

The Church Triumphant

507 Light's abode, celestial Salem

508 Blessed city, heavenly Salem

509 O heavenly Jerusalem

510 O mother dear, Jerusalem

511 Jerusalem the golden

512 For thee, O dear, dear country

513 There is a land of pure delight

514 Jerusalem, my happy home

515 There is a blessed home

516 For ever with the Lord


517 Children of the heavenly King

518 Hark, the voice eternal

519 Ancient of Days, who sittest throned in glory

520 Alleluia, alleluia, hearts and voices heavenward raise

521 Rejoice, the Lord is King

522 See the Conqueror mounts in triumph

523 Jesus, King of glory

524 Hear us, thou that broodest

525 I bind unto myself today

526 O Savior, precious Savior

527 Savior, blessed Savior

528 At the Name of Jesus

529 Brightly gleams our banner

530 Onward, Christian soldiers

531 Forward, be our watchword

532 On our way rejoicing

533 We march, we march to victory

534 Lead on, O King Eternal

535 Go forward, Christian soldier

536 O happy band of pilgrims

537 Rejoice, ye pure in heart

538 Stand up, stand up for Jesus

539 Through the night of doubt and sorrow

540 Those eternal bowers

541 Ten thousand times ten thousand

542 I heard the sound of voices

543 Jerusalem, high tower thy glorious walls

544 O what their joy and their glory must be


545 All my heart this night rejoices

546 Silent night! Holy night!

547 When Christ was born of Mary free

548 Like silver lamps in a distant shrine

549 Good Christian men, rejoice

550 Dost thou in a manger lie

551 The first Nowell the angel did say

552 Joy fills our inmost heart today

553 Saw you never, in the twilight

554 We three kings of Orient are

555 O sons and daughters, let us sing

556 Joy dawned again on Easter Day

557 God hath sent his angels to the earth again

558 Easter flowers are blooming bright

559 On wings of living light

560 Golden harps are sounding

561 Joy because the circling year

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