Index to Hymns Ancient Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874

This hymnal is the original First Edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, dating to 1861, together with the Appendix of 1868 and the Supplement of 1874.

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


001i Awake, my soul, and with the sun

001ii Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart

001iii Glory to thee, who safe hast kept

002 New every morning is the love

003 O Jesus, Lord of light and grace

004 Now that the daylight fills the sky

005 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

006 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

Third Hour, etc.

007 Come, Holy Ghost, who ever One

009 O God of all the strength and power


010 Glory to thee, my God, this night

011 Sun of my soul, thou Savior dear

012 As now the sun's declining rays

013 Before the ending of the day

014 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

015 The sun is sinking fast

016 Through the day thy love has spared us

017 Sweet Savior, bless us ere we go

018 God who madest earth and heaven

019 O Trinity of blessed Light


020 Morn of morns and day of days

021 On this day, the first of days

022 Again the Lord's own day is here

023 Great God, who hid from mortal sight

024 Blest Creator of the light

Monday, etc.

025 Come, let us praise the Name of God

026 Thou spakest, Lord, and into one

027 New wonders of thy mighty hand

028 The fish in wave, the bird on wing

029 Today, O Lord, a holier work

030 Six days of labor now are past


031 Creator of the starry height

032 O heavenly Word, eternal Light

033 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

034 The advent of our King

035 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

036 O come, O come Emmanuel

037 Great God, what do I see and hear

038 That day of wrath, that dreadful day

039 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

040 Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes

041 When shades of night around us close


042 O come, all ye faithful

043 Hark, the herald angels sing

043 Hark, the herald angels sing

044 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

045 O Christ, Redeemer of our race

046 Of the Father's love begotten

047 Christians, awake! salute the happy morn

048 God from on high hath heard

049 O Savior of the world forlorn

St. Stephen's Day

050 First of martyrs

St. John's Day

051 The life which God's incarnate Word

052 Word supreme, before creation

Innocents' Day

053 A hymn for martyrs sweetly

054 Glory to thee, O Lord


055 The ancient law departs

056 O blessed day, when first was poured

057 The Word with God the Father one


058 What star is this, with beams so bright

059 Earth has many a noble city

060 Why doth that impious Herod fear

061 The people that in darkness sat

062 The heavenly Child in stature grows

063 God of mercy, God of grace

064 As with gladness men of old

065 Jesus, the very thought is sweet

065 Jesus, the very thought is sweet

066 Hail to the Lord's Anointed

The Week before Septuagesima

067 Alleluia, song of sweetness

Septuagesima, etc.

068 Creator of the world, to thee

069 O Lord, in perfect bliss above

070 How blest were they who walked in love

071 There is a book, who runs may read

072 Great Mover of all hearts


073 Once more the solemn season calls

074 By precepts taught of ages past

075 O merciful Creator, hear

076 Lo, now is our accepted day

077 O thou who dost to man accord

078 Forty days and forty nights

079 Lord, when we bend before thy throne

080 O Lord, turn not thy face from me

081 Have mercy, Lord, on me

082 Lord, in this thy mercy's day

083 O Christ, who art the Light and Day

084 The royal banners forward go

085 We sing the praise of him who died

086 All glory, laud, and honor

087 Ride on, ride on in majesty

On the Passion

088 My God, I love thee; not because

089 Zion's daughter, weep no more

090 He, who once in righteous vengeance

091 O'erwhelmed in depths of woe

092 Glory be to Jesus

093 O sinner, lift the eye of faith

094 Now my soul, thy voice upraising

094 Now my soul, thy voice upraising

095 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing

096 In the Lord's atoning grief

097 O sacred head, surrounded

098 At the Cross her station keeping

098 At the Cross her station keeping

099 See the destined day arise

100 O come and mourn with me awhile

101 When I survey the wondrous Cross

102 Angels lament, behold your God

103 Go to dark Gethsemane

104 Savior, when in dust to thee

105 Resting from his work today


106 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

107 Jesus Christ is risen today

107 Jesus Christ is risen today

108 O sons and daughters, let us sing

109i Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky

109ii The apostles' hearts were full

109iii That Eastertide with joy was bright

110 Christ the Lord is risen today (Leeson)

111 The Lamb's high banquet called to share

112 Christ the Lord is risen again

113 At the Lamb's high feast we sing

114 The strife is o'er, the battle done

115 O Christ, the heavens' eternal King

116 Come, see the place where Jesus lay

117 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

118 Jesus, the world's redeeming Lord

Rogation Days

119 Lord, in thy name thy servants plead

120 God the Father, from thy throne


121 Hail the day that sees him rise

122 O Lord most high, Eternal King

123 O Savior, who for man hast trod

124 Thou art gone up on high

125 Jesus, our hope, our heart's desire

Whitsun Even

126 Ruler of the hosts of light


127 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

128 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

129 Above the starry spheres

130 When God of old came down from heaven

131 Spirit of mercy, truth and love

Trinity Sunday

132 All hail, adored Trinity

133 Blest Trinity, from mortal sight

134 O God of life, whose power benign

135 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

General Use

136 All people that on earth do dwell

137 Three in One, and One in Three

138 Father of heaven, whose love profound

139 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

140 O thou, from whom all goodness flows

141 Blest are the pure in heart

142i Brief life is here our portion

142ii For thee, O dear, dear country

142iii Jerusalem the golden

143 O love, how deep, how broad, how high

144 O what if we are Christ's

145 The strain upraise of joy and praise

146 Conquering kings their titles take

147 Jesus, thy mercies are untold

148 O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace

149 My God, how wonderful thou art

150 Rock of ages, cleft for me

151 Where high the heavenly temple stands

152 Jesus, meek and lowly

153 Through all the changing scenes of life

154 Have mercy on us, God most high

155 A living stream as crystal clear

156 O worship the King all glorious above

157 Jesus, the very thought of thee

157i Jesus, the very thought of thee

157ii O Jesus, King most wonderful

157iii O Jesus, thou the beauty art

158 All ye who seek for sure relief

159 O Christ, who dost prepare a place

160 Songs of praise the angels sang

161 O God of hosts, the mighty Lord

162 Thou art the way: to thee alone

163 When our heads are bowed with woe

164 We love the place, O God

165 Take up thy cross, the Savior said

166 Behold the Lamb of God

167 The roseate hues of early dawn

168 To the Name of our salvation

169 Let saints on earth in concert sing

170 My God, my Father, while I stray

171 O Love, who formedst me to wear

172 Hosanna to the living Lord

173 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

174 Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him

175 Oft in danger, oft in woe

176 Far from my heavenly home

177 Jesus, grant me this, I pray

178 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all

179 Jesus, lover of my soul

180 Jerusalem, my happy home (II)

181 Soldiers of Christ, arise

182 There is a blessed home

183 Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee

184 Ye servants of the Lord

185 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

186 O Lord, how happy should we be

187 O help us, Lord! each hour of need

188 O Lord, how joyful 'tis to see

189 Jesus, meek and gentle

190 O let him whose sorrow

191 Christ will gather in his own

192 God moves in a mysterious way

193 From highest heaven the eternal Son

194 Let every heart exulting beat

195 To Christ, the Prince of Peace

196 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

197 O God, our help in ages past

198 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

199 O love divine, how sweet thou art

200 Nearer, my God, to thee

201 Lord, thy word abideth

202 O wondrous type, O vision fair

Holy Communion

203 Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

204 My God, and is thy table spread

205 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

206 Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee

207 O God, unseen, yet ever near


208 O Father, thou who hast created all

209 Tis done! that new and heavenly birth

210 With Christ we share a mystic grave


211 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest

Holy Matrimony

212 The voice that breathed o'er Eden

213 How welcome was the call

Ember Days

214 Christ is gone up; yet ere he passed

215 Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high

216 O Guardian of the Church divine


217 From Greenland's icy mountains

218 The earth, O Lord, is one wide field

219 God of grace, O let thy light

220 Thou, whose almighty word

Burial of the Dead

221 Day of wrath! O day of mourning!

For those at Sea

222 Eternal Father, strong to save


223 Come, ye thankful people, come

224 Praise, O praise our God and King

225 Father of mercies, God of love

226 Lord of the harvest, once again

227 What our Father does is well

School Festivals

228 Lord Jesus, God and Man

229 God eternal, mighty King

230 O holy Lord, content to dwell


231 Fountain of good, to own thy love

Friendly Societies

232 O praise our God today

Times of Trouble

233 When in the hour of utmost need

234 God of my life, to thee I call

235 O God of love, O King of peace

236 In grief and fear to thee, O Lord


237 Rejoice today with one accord

238 Now thank we all our God

New Year's Day

239 For thy mercy and thy grace

240 The year is gone beyond recall

Laying the Foundation Stone of a Church

241 O Lord of hosts, whose glory fills

Feast of the Dedication of a Church

242 O Word of God above

243 Blessed city, heavenly Salem

244 Christ is made the sure foundation

Conversion of Saint Paul

245 The Shepherd now was smitten

246 Gainst what foeman art thou rushing

Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

247 O Zion, open wide thy gates

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

248 Praise we the Lord this day

249 The God whom earth and sea and sky

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

250 The great forerunner of the morn

251 Lo, from the desert homes

St. Michael and all Angels

252 Christ, in highest heaven enthroned

253 Praise to God who reigns above

254 They come, God's messengers of love

All Saints' Day

255 Who are these like stars appearing

256 O heavenly Jerusalem


257 The eternal gifts of Christ the King

258 Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth

259 Captains of the saintly band


260 Behold the messengers of Christ

261 Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures

Martyrs, etc.

262 How bright these glorious spirits shine

263 The Son of God goes forth to war

264 O God, thy soldiers' great reward

265 For man the Savior bled

266 O thou whose all redeeming might

267 Not by the martyr's death alone

268 Jesus, the Virgins' Crown, do thou

268 Jesus, the Virgins' Crown, do thou

269 How blest the matron (virgin), who endued

270 An exile for the faith

271 Son of the Highest, deign to cast

272 Ye servants of our glorious King

273 For thy dear saint, O Lord



274 The radiant morn hath passed away

275 The day is past and over

275 The day is past and over

276 At even, ere the sun was set

277 O Father, who didst all things make

278 Hail, gladdening Light

279 Savior, again to thy dear name we raise

280 And now the wants are told, that brought


281 This is the day of light!

282 O day of rest and gladness

St. Stephen's Day

283 Yesterday with exultation


284 Songs of thankfulness and praise


285 Christian, dost thou see them

286 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin

287 O Jesus Christ, if aught there be

288 Out of the deep I call

On the Passion

289i Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle

289ii Now the thirty years accomplished

289ii Now the thirty years accomplished


290 The day of Resurrection

291 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

292 Alleluia, Alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise


293i Holy Ghost, Illuminator

293 See the Conqueror mounts in triumph

General Use

294 Sing praise to God who reigns above

295 O praise our great and gracious Lord

296 Rejoice, the Lord is King

297 O happy band of pilgrims

298 The world is very evil

299 Art thou weary, art thou languid

300 The head that once was crowned with thorns

301 All hail the power of Jesus' name

301 All hail the power of Jesus' name

302 Come, let us join our cheerful songs

303 Bright the vision that delighted

304 Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem

305 Praise to the Holiest in the height

306 Christ is our cornerstone

307 Pleasant are thy courts above

308 Thine for ever! God of love

309 Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep

310 As pants the hart for cooling streams

311 Thy Kingdom come, O God

312 When at thy footstool, Lord, I bend

313 What various hindrances we meet

314 When morning gilds the skies

315 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

316 Soldiers, who are Christ's below

317 I heard the voice of Jesus say

318 Crown him with many crowns

319 Jesus is God: the solid earth

320 The Church's one foundation

321 Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright

322 Light's abode, celestial Salem

322 Light's abode, celestial Salem

323 Jerusalem on high

324 O Paradise, O Paradise

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

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

326 Christian, seek not yet repose

327 When wounded sore, the stricken heart

328 O Jesus, thou art standing

329 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

330 The King of love my Shepherd is

331 O quickly come, dread Judge of all

332 A few more years shall roll

333 Shepherd divine, our wants relieve

334 Be thou my guardian and my guide

335 Savior, blessed Savior

336 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise

336 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise

337 We know thee who thou art

338 Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

339 Thou Judge of quick and dead

340 I need thee, precious Jesus

341 Jesus, Lord of life and glory

342 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

343 O what their joy and their glory must be


344 In days of old on Sinai

Holy Communion

345i The heavenly Word, proceeding forth

345ii O Saving Victim, opening wide

346 O food that weary pilgrims love

347 Once, only once, and once for all

348 Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

349 Lo, the angels' food is given

350 Alleluia, sing to Jesus


351 Glad sight! the holy Church

352 In token that thou shalt not fear


353 Behold us, Lord, before thee met

354 My God, accept my heart this day

Ember Days

355 O thou who makest souls to shine


356 Savior, sprinkle many nations

357 Almighty God, whose only Son

Burial of a Child

358 Tender Shepherd, thou hast stilled


359 God the Father, whose creation

360 We plow the fields, and scatter

For the Young

361 Once in royal David's city

362 There is a green hill far away

363 We are but little children weak

364 Heavenly Father, send thy blessing

365 Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd

366 Come, sing with holy gladness

367 Thy cross, O Lord, the holy sign

368 Now the day is over

369 O Light, whose beams illumine all


370 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

371 We give thee but thine own

372 Lord of glory, who hast bought us


373 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old

Times of Cattle Plague

374 All creation groans and travails

New Year's Eve

375 Days and moments quickly flying

Annunication of the Blessed Virgin Mary

376 Shall we not love thee, Mother dear

Martyrs, etc.

377 Lo, round the throne, a glorious band

378 Hark, the sound of holy voices

379 Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs

380 Let our choir new anthems raise

381 Jesus, for the beacon light

382 O Shepherd of the sheep

383 O Lamb of God, whose love divine


384 Brightly gleams our banner

385 Onward, Christian soldiers

386 Rejoice, ye pure in heart



387 Angels, from the realms of glory


388 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

General Hymns

389 Lord of mercy and of might

390 Just as I am, without one plea

391 In the hour of trial

392 Come, O come, in pious lays

393 Hark, the song of jubilee

394 My God, how endless is thy love

394 My God, how endless is thy love

395 O God of Bethel, by whose hand

396 Stand up, and bless the Lord

397 The Lord my pasture shall prepare

398 There is a land of pure delight

Holy Communion

399 According to thy gracious word

400 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts

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