Index of Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904

After the initial success of the 1861 original edition, the editors of Hymns Ancient & Modern published the second edition in 1875. This became the most successful hymnal in the Church of England for more than 75 years and is still in print today. The edition indexed on this page was an attempt to introduce an historically more accurate new edition (and with few pieces of Victoriana), but it failed to sell and was the subject of much derision in the press of its day. This failure is due largely to the very success the previous 2ndedition had found.

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001 Now that the daylight fills the sky

002 O splendor of God's glory bright

003 Glory to thee, who safe hast kept

004 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

005 New every morning is the love

006 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

007 My Father, for another night

008 At thy feet, O Christ, we lay

Third Hour, etc.

009 Come, Holy Ghost, who ever One

010 O God of truth, O Lord of might

011 O God, the world's sustaining force

012 Up to the throne of God

013 Behold us, Lord, a little space

014 O strength and stay upholding all creation


015 O blest Creator of the light

016 As now the sun's declining rays

017 The sun is sinking fast

018 Hail, gladdening Light

019 The day is past and over

020 Glory to thee, my God, this night

021 The radiant morn hath passed away

022 God, that madest earth and heaven

023 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

024 Sun of my soul, thou Savior dear

025 Sweet Savior, bless us ere we go

026 Through the day thy love has spared us

027 Now on land and sea

028 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

029 Holy Father, cheer our way

030 At even, ere the sun was set

031 Our day of praise is done

032 Savior, again to thy dear name we raise

033 And now the wants are told, that brought

034 To thee before the close of day

Friday and Saturday

035 O Jesus, crucified for man

036 O Trinity of blessed Light


037 Again the Lord's own day is here

038 On this day, the first of days

039 This is the day of light

040 O day of rest and gladness

041 This is the day the Lord hath made

042 Great God, who hid from mortal sight


043 Creator of the starry height

044 O Word, that goest forth on high

045 Loud rings the warning voice

046 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

047 O come, O come Emmanuel

048 The advent of our King

049 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

050 Behold, the Bridegroom draweth nigh

051 Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes

052 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

053 Great God, what do I see and hear

054 When shades of night around us close


055 O come, Redeemer of the earth

056 From east to west, from shore to shore

057 O Christ, Redeemer of our race

058 Of the Father's love begotten

059 O come, all ye faithful

060 God from on high hath heard

061 High let us swell our tuneful notes

062 Hark, how all the welkin rings

063 Christians, awake! salute the happy morn

064 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

065 Angels, from the realms of glory

066 Christians, sing out with exultation

067 O Savior of the world, we pray

From Christmas to Epiphany

068 First of martyrs

069 The life which God's incarnate Word

070 Word supreme, before creation

071 An exile for the faith

072 Sweet flowerets of the martyr band

073 A hymn for martyrs sweetly

074 Glory to thee, O Lord

075 The ancient law departs

076 O blessed day, when first was poured

077 The year is gone beyond recall

078 For thy mercy and thy grace


079 Why doth that impious Herod fear

080 The Father's sole-begotten Son

081 What star is this, with beams so bright

082 Earth has many a noble city

083 The people that in darkness sat

084 As with gladness men of old

From Epiphany to Septuagesima

085 Now heaven's growing light

086 The heavenly Child in stature grows

087 Within the Father's house

088 Songs of thankfulness and praise

089 Alleluia, song of sweetness


090 Creator of the world, to thee

091 No want of thine, O God


092 By precepts taught of ages past

093 O thou who dost to man accord

094 O merciful Creator, hear

095 Lo, now is our accepted day

096 It is the glory of this fast

097 O Jesus, thou didst consecrate

098 Once more the solemn season calls

099 Lo, now the appointed time peals

100 Forty days and forty nights

101 Christian, dost thou see them

102 Sweet Savior! in thy pitying grace

103 O Lord, turn not thy face from me

104 Lord, in this thy mercy's day

105 O Christ, who art the Light and Day


106 The royal banners forward go

107 Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle

108 Servant of God, remember

109 Lord, through this Holy Week of our salvation

110 All glory, laud, and honor

111 Ride on, ride on in majesty

112 O'erwhelmed in depths of woe

113 Now my soul, thy voice upraising

114 O sinner, for a little space

115 He, who once in righteous vengeance

116 In the Lord's atoning grief

117 My God, I love thee; not because

118 All ye who seek for sure relief

119 Glory be to Jesus

120 When I survey the wondrous Cross

121 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing

122 O sacred head, surrounded

123 My Lord, my Master, at thy feet adoring

124 Alone thou trodd'st the winepress

125 Weep not for him who onward bears

126 Go to dark Gethsemane

127 See the destined day arise

128 O come and mourn with me awhile

129 O word of pity, for our pardon pleading

130 Forgive them, O my Father

131 Lord, when thy Kingdom comes, remember me

132 At the Cross her station keeping

133 Throned upon the awful Tree

134 O perfect God, thy love

135 O perfect life of love

136 The lifelong task was done

137 It is finished! blessed Jesus

138 Resting from his work today

139 By Jesus' grave on either hand


140 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

141 Up, new Jerusalem, and sing

142i Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky

142ii The apostles' hearts were full

142iii That Eastertide with joy was bright

143 The Lamb's high banquet called to share

144 Hail, Festal day (Easter)

145 O Christ, the heavens' eternal King

146 O sons and daughters, let us sing

147 Far be sorrow, tears and sighing

148 The strife is o'er, the battle done

149 At the Lamb's high feast we sing

150 The day of Resurrection

151 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

152 Jesus Christ is risen today

153 Lift your glad voices in triumph on high

154 Alleluia, alleluia, hearts and voices heavenward raise

155 Come, see the place where Jesus lay

156 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

157 On the resurrection morning

158 Forty days of Eastertide

159 The foe behind, the deep before

160 O voice of the beloved

161 The Lord is risen indeed

162 Christ the Lord is risen again

163 Jesus, the world's redeeming Lord


164 O throned, O crowned with all renown

165 Lord, in thy name thy servants plead

166 Eternal God, we look to thee


167 O thou eternal King most high

168 O Christ our joy, gone upon on high

169 Hail, Festal day (Ascension)

170 Thy work on earth, O Christ

171 The head that once was crowned with thorns

172 Hail the day that sees him rise

173i See the Conqueror mounts in triumph

173ii Holy Ghost, Illuminator

174 Thou art gone up on high

175 Know ye the Lord hath borne away

176 Jesus, our hope, our heart's desire

Whitsuntide 177 Ruler of the hosts of light

178 Now Christ above the starry floor

179 O joy, because the circling year

180 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

181 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest

182 Hail, Festal day (Pentecost)

183 Bounteous Spirit, ever shedding

184 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

185 When God of old came down from heaven

186 Spirit of mercy, truth and love

187 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

Trinity Sunday

188 Be near us, Holy Trinity

189 Father most holy, merciful and tender

190 All hail, adored Trinity

Saints' Days


191 Let all on earth their voices raise

192 The eternal gifts of Christ the King

193 Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth

194 In royal robes of splendor

195 Captains of the saintly band


196 Ye deathless messengers of Christ

197 Come, sing, ye choirs exultant

198 Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures

199 How beauteous are their feet


200 O God, thy soldiers' faithful Lord

201 The triumphs of the saints

202 The eternal gifts of Christ the King

203 Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs

204 Let our choir new anthems raise

205 Our Lord the path of suffering trod

206 O what if we are Christ's

A Confessor

207 Not by the martyr's death alone

A Doctor

208 Jesus, for the beacon light

A Bishop

209 O thou whose all redeeming might

210 O Shepherd of the sheep

A Virgin

211 O Lamb of God, whose love divine

212 O Jesus, thou the virgins' crown


213 For thy dear saint, O Lord

214 How bright these glorious spirits shine

215 Who are these like stars appearing

216 Hark, the sound of holy voices

217 The Son of God goes forth to war

218 Lo, round the throne, a glorious band

219 Palms of glory, raiment bright

220 For all the saints who from their labors rest

221 The saints of God! their conflict past

The Blessed Virgin Mary

222 The God whom earth and sea and sky

223 Shall we not love thee, Mother dear

224 Virgin-born, we bow before thee

Saint Andrew

225 Jesus calls us! o'er the tumult

Saint Thomas

226 How oft, O Lord, thy face hath shone

Conversion of Saint Paul

227 Lord, from our thy glorious skies

228 Lord, who fulfillest thus anew

The Purification

> 229 O Zion, open wide thy gates

230 Hail to the Lord who comes

Saint Matthias

231 Bishop of the souls of men

The Annunciation

232 Praise we the Lord this day

Saint Barnabas

233 O Son of God, our Captain of Salvation

Saint John Baptist

234 Lo, from the desert homes

235 The high forerunner of the morn

Saint Peter

236 Creator of the rolling flood

Saint James

237 Two brothers freely cast their lot

Saint Matthew

238 He sat to watch o'er customs paid


239 Thee, O Christ, the Father's splendor

240 Christ, the highest heavens

241 Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright

242 Praise to God who reigns above

243 They come, God's messengers of love

All Saints

244 O heavenly Jerusalem

245 Bride of Christ, whose glorious warfare

246 If there be that skills to reckon

Saint George

247 Jesus, Lord of our salvation

Saint Mary Magdalene

248 Son of the Highest, deign to cast

The Transfiguration

249 O wondrous type, O vision fair

250 For ever we would gaze on thee

251 'Tis good, Lord, to be here

The Name of Jesus

252 Jesus, the very thought is sweet

The Dedication of a Church

253i Blessed city, heavenly Salem

253ii Christ is made the sure foundation

254 In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer

255 Hail, Festal day (Dedication)

256 O Word of God above

257 O Lord of hosts, whose glory fills

The Restoration of a Church

258 Meet it is to tell thy glory

259 Lift the strain of high thanksgiving

Holy Communion

260 Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

261 The heavenly Word, proceeding forth

262 We pray thee, heavenly Father

263 Christians, sing the incarnation

264 Almighty Father, Lord most high

265 Look down upon us, God of grace

266 Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee

267 And now, O Father, mindful of the love

268 Hail, Body true, of Mary born

269 Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

270 O Jesus, blessed Lord, to thee

271 Jesus, gentlest Savior

272 O Christ, our God, who with thine own hast been

273 O true Bread, good Shepherd, tend us

274 O food that weary pilgrims love

275 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor

276 Victim divine, thy grace we claim

277 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

278 Author of life divine

279 Thou who at thy first Eucharist

280 My God, and is thy table spread

281 O God, unseen, yet ever near

282 O thou, before the world began

283 Once, only once, and once for all

284 Alleluia, sing to Jesus

285 I hunger and I thirst

286 I am not worthy, holy Lord

Holy Baptism

287 O Father, thou who hast created all

288 O Father, bless the children

289 Grant to this child the inward grace

290 In token that thou shalt not fear

291 With Christ we share a mystic grave

292 Father, Son and Holy Ghost, in solemn power come down


293 Behold us, Lord, before thee met

294 My God, accept my heart this day

295 Lord, who while yet a boy

296 Once pledged by the Cross, as children of God

297 Thine for ever! God of love

Holy Matrimony

298 The voice that breathed o'er Eden

299 How welcome was the call

300 O perfect Love, all human thought transcending

301 O Father, all creating

Burial of the Dead

302 Day of wrath! O day of mourning!

303 Now the laborer's task is o'er

304 O Lord, to whom the spirits live

305 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, at this dear one's grave

306 Father, who hast gathered

307 Tender Shepherd, thou hast stilled

General Hymns

The Holy Trinity

308 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

309 Sound aloud Jehovah's praises

310 Bright the vision that delighted

311 Three in One, and One in Three

312 Father of heaven, whose love profound

313 May the grace of Christ our Savior

God and his Attributes

314 Hail, Father, whose creating call

315 Stand up, and bless the Lord

316 All people that on earth do dwell

317 Before Jehovah's awful throne

318 Let all the world in every corner sing

319 Songs of praise the angels sang

320 Glorious is thy Name, O Lord

321 My God, how wonderful thou art

322 Lord, my weak thought in vain would climb

323 Lord God, by whom all change is wrought

The Creator

324 Let all the world rejoice

325 Glory to God, all the heavens are telling

326 O worship the King all glorious above

327 Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him

328 The strain upraise of joy and praise

329 Lord God, our praise we give

330 Almighty Father of all things that be

331 There is a book, who runs may read

332 Give light, O Lord, that we may learn

333 For the beauty of the earth

The Redeemer

334 Almighty Father, Unoriginate

335 From highest heaven the eternal Son

336 O love, how deep, how broad, how high

337 Praise to the Holiest in the height

338 To the Name of our salvation

339 Jesus is God: the solid earth

340 We saw thee not when thou didst come

341 Conquering kings their titles take

342 To Christ, the Prince of Peace

343 Come, let us join our cheerful songs

344 Thou art the way: by thee alone

345 Where high the heavenly temple stands

346 Rejoice, the Lord is King

347 At the Name of Jesus

348 Praise the Lord through every nation

349 Crown him with many crowns

350 All hail the power of Jesus' name

351 Come, ye people, raise the anthem

352 Thou art coming, O my Savior

353 Ten thousand times ten thousand

354 Thou Judge of quick and dead

355 That day of wrath, that dreadful day

The Comforter

356 O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace

357 To thee, O Comforter divine

358 A living stream as crystal clear

359 Lord God the Holy Ghost

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

361 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

362 O Holy Ghost, thy people bless

363 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

364 Holy Spirit, Truth divine

365 Come to our poor nature's night

The Church Militant

366 Glorious things of thee are spoken

367 The Church's one foundation

368 Round the sacred city gather

369 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

370 Thy Kingdom come, O God

371 O quickly come, dread Judge of all

The Kingdom of Christ

372 God of mercy, God of grace

373 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

374 Hail to the Lord's Anointed


375 Jerusalem, my happy home

376 Brief life is here our portion

377 The world is very evil

378 For thee, O dear, dear country

379 Jerusalem the golden

380 Light's abode, celestial Salem

381 O what their joy and their glory must be

382 Jerusalem on high

383 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise

384 There is a blessed home

385 There is a land of pure delight

The Communion of Saints

386 They whose course on earth is o'er

387 Let saints on earth in concert sing

The House of God

388 O God of hosts, the mighty Lord

389 Pleasant are thy courts above

390 Christ is our cornerstone

391 Lo, God is here! let us adore

392 Jesus, where'er thy people meet

393 Great Shepherd of thy people, hear

394 Hosanna to the living Lord

The Bible

395 We love the place, O God

396 Church of the living God

397 Lord, thy word abideth

398 Father of mercies, in thy word

399 Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire

Gifts of Grace

400 O praise our great and gracious Lord

401 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

402 O Father, we would thank thee

Providence and Faith

403 O God, our help in ages past

404 When all thy mercies, O my God

405 Through all the changing scenes of life

406 Sing praise to God who reigns above

407 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

408 Ye holy angels bright

409 God moves in a mysterious way

410 Put thou thy trust in God

411 Children of the heavenly King

412 Oft in danger, oft in woe

413 Soldiers, who are Christ's below

414 O happy band of pilgrims

415 Wherefore, faint and fearful ever

416 God is a stronghold and a tower

417 O for a faith that will not shrink

418 Father, whate'er of earthly bliss

419 O God of Jacob, by whose hand

420 Lord, it belongs not to my care

421 The King of love my Shepherd is

422 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

423 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

424 O Lord, how happy should we be

425 My God, my Father, while I stray

426 Thy way, not mine, O Lord

427 We've no abiding city here

428 A few more years shall roll

429 Days and moments quickly flying

430 Sunset and evening star

Duty and Character

431 Lord, be thy word my rule

432 A charge to keep I have

433 Ye servants of the Lord

434 Christian, seek not yet repose

435 Take up thy cross, the Savior said

436 Stand up, stand up for Jesus

437 Soldiers of Christ, arise

438 The voice says, Cry!

439 Son of God, eternal Savior

440 O God of truth, whose living word

441 O Father, who the earth hast given

442 Through the night of doubt and sorrow

443 Brothers, joining hand to hand

444 O Lord, how joyful 'tis to see

445 Blest are the pure in heart

446 O Light, whose beams illumine all

447 Great Mover of all hearts

448 Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee

449 Breathe on me, Breath of God

450 O for a heart to praise my God

451 The roseate hues of early dawn

452 O Savior, may we never rest

453 Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known

454 Awake, O Lord, as in the time of old

Prayer and Penitence

455 Lord, when we bend before thy throne

456 Lord, teach us how to pray aright

457 O thou who camest from above

458 What various hindrances we meet

459 Shepherd divine, our wants relieve

460 Come, my soul, thy suit prepare

461 Not for our sins alone

462 Have mercy, Lord, on me

463 Out of the deep I call

464 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin

465 We have not known thee as we ought

466 Forsaken once, and thrice denied

467 Rock of ages, cleft for me

468 Behold the Lamb of God

469 Savior, when in dust to thee

470 Jesus, meek and lowly

Time of Need

471 Art thou weary, art thou languid

472 Come unto me, ye weary

473 O let him whose sorrow

474 Nearer, my God, to thee

475 God of my life, to thee I call

476 Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep

477 O help us, Lord! each hour of need

478 As pants the hart for cooling streams

479 O thou, from whom all goodness flows

480 Lord Jesus, think on me

481 Far from my heavenly home

482 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

483 Jesus, meek and gentle

484 Jesus, grant me this, I pray

485 Be thou my guardian and my guide

486 We know thee who thou art

487 O Jesus, I have promised

488 Jesus, lover of my soul

489 Jesus, Lord of life and glory

490 When our heads are bowed with woe


491 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

492 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts

493i Jesus, the very thought of thee

493ii O Jesus, King most wonderful

494 O God, of good the unfathomed sea

495 O Love, who formedst me to wear

496 Hark, my soul! it is the Lord

497 O love divine, how sweet thou art

498 Love divine, all loves excelling

499 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all

500 Thy life was given for me

501 O for a thousand tongues to sing

502 We sing the praise of him who died

503 When morning gilds the skies

504 Savior, blessed Savior


505 Rejoice today with one accord

506 Now thank we all our God

National Anthem

507 God save our gracious Queen

Thanksgiving: For National Blessings

508 Praise to our God, whose bounteous hand

Thanksgiving: For Peace

509 Lord God, we worship thee

Thanksgiving: For Harvest

510 The sower went forth sowing

511 We plow the fields, and scatter

512 Father of mercies, God of love

513 Praise, O praise our God and King

514 Come, ye thankful people, come

515 To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

516 Lord of the harvest, once again

Times of Trouble

517 Great King of nations, hear our prayer

518 Let God arise to lead forth those

519 Lord, while afar our brothers fight

520 O God of love, O King of peace

521 In grief and fear to thee, O Lord

Church Work

Foreign Missions

522 From Greenland's icy mountains

523 Savior, sprinkle many nations

524 Through midnight gloom from Macedon

525 O Spirit of the living God

526 Thou, whose almighty word

527 Lord, her watch thy Church is keeping

528 Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass

529 God is working his purpose out

530 Trumpet of God, sound high

531 O living God, whose voice of old

Thanksgiving for Missions

532 Lord of the harvest, it is right and meet

Missions to the Jews

533 Unchanging God, hear from eternal heaven

534 Thou, the Christ, for ever one

Home Missions

535 Soldiers of the Cross, arise

Church Workers

536 O, it is hard to work for God

537 The call to arms is sounding

538 Come, labor on

539 Almighty God, whose only Son

540 Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

541 Shine thou upon us, Lord

Ember Days

542 Christ is gone up; yet ere he passed

543 O thou who makest souls to shine

544 The earth, O Lord, is one wide field

545 Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high

546 O Guardian of the Church divine


547 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

548 Lord of glory, who hast bought us

549 A widow's hand in days of old

550 We give thee but thine own


551 Thou to whom the sick and dying

552 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old

Theological Colleges

553 One thy Light, the temple filling


554 O Lord, our strength in weakness

555 O Father, in whose great design

556 O thou, before whose presence

Benefit Societies

557 O praise our God today

Service of Farewell

558 With the sweet word of peace

For Absent Friends

559 For the dear ones parted from us

560 Holy Father, in thy mercy

On Behalf of Those at Sea

561 Eternal Father, strong to save

For use at Sea

562 Almighty Father, hear our cry

563 O Lord, be with us when we sail

564 O Savior! when thy loving hand

For the Young

565 Sing to the Lord the children's hymn

566 Once in royal David's city

567 I love to hear the story

568 Behold a little child

569 When, his salvation bringing

570 There is a green hill far away

571 I was made a Christian

572 Christ, who once amongst us

573 Loving Shepherd of thy sheep

574 Around the throne of God a band

575 Above the clear blue sky

576 There's a Friend for little children

577 Up in heaven, up in heaven

578 We are but little children weak

579 Lamb of God, I look to thee

580 Come, sing with holy gladness

581 Every morning the red sun

582 As now thy children lowly kneel

583 Do no sinful action

584 Hushed was the evening hymn

585 All things bright and beautiful

586 Some time o'er our pathway

587 Faithful Shepherd, feed me

588 Heavenly Father, send thy blessing

589 Fair waved the golden corn

590 Lord Jesus, God and Man

591 Our God of love who reigns above

592 Now the day is over

For Mission Services

593 Lord, I hear of showers of blessing

594 Return, O wanderer to thy home

595 Today thy mercy calls us

596 O God, to know that thou art just

597 Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat

598 Rescue the perishing, care for the dying

599 O come to the merciful Savior who calls you

600 Weary of wandering from my God

601 There is a fountain filled with blood

602 When at thy footstool, Lord, I bend

603 Just as I am, without one plea

604 My God, my God, and can it be

605 O the bitter shame and sorrow

606 Jesus, Name all names above

607 Come, O thou Traveler unknown

608 I could not do without thee

609 O Jesus, thou art standing

610 O my Savior, lifted

611 Souls of men! why will ye scatter

612 O for a closer walk with God

613 God made me for himself

614 Thou hidden love of God, whose height

615 Father, Son and Holy Ghost, One in Three and Three in One

616 Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown

617 I heard the voice of Jesus say

618 We are soldiers of Christ, who is mighty to save

619 Fight the good fight with all thy might

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

621 For ever with the Lord

622 Those eternal bowers

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

624 Redeemed, restored, forgiven

625 There was joy in heaven


626 Onward, Christian soldiers

627 Forward, be our watchword

628 The God of Abraham praise

629 Glory to the First-begotten

630 With gladsome feet we press

631 Gliding through the shadows


632 God the Father, God the Son (Four Last Things)

633 Father, whose love we have wronged

634 God the Father, God the Son (Penitence)

635 God the Father, God the Son (Passion)

636 To thee our God we fly

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