Index of The Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874-1895

The original 2nd edition of the Irish Church Hymnal together with the 1895 supplement.

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


001 Awake, my soul, and with the sun

002 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

003 Through all the dangers of the night

004 New every morning is the love

005 O Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace

006 My God, the spring of all my joys

007 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

008 Evening and morning

009 Lord, hear the voice of my complaint


010i All praise to thee, my God, this night

010ii Glory to thee, my God, this night

011 Sun of my soul, thou Savior dear

012 Through the day thy love has spared us

013 God, that madest earth and heaven

014 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

015 O Savior, bless us ere we go

016 O Christ, who art the Light and Day

017 The day is past and over

018 Another day is past and gone

019 At even, ere the sun was set

020 The sun is sinking fast

021 Ere I sleep, for every favor

022 The radiant morn hath passed away

023 God who madest earth and heaven

024 Savior, breathe an evening blessing

025 The day, O Lord, is spent

026 God the Father, be thou near

027 Night's shadows falling

028 Lord of my life, whose tender care

029 O God, my gracious God, to thee

Lord's Day

030 This is the day the Lord hath made

031 This day at thy creating word

032 O day of rest and gladness

033 Sweet is the work, my God, my King

034 Abide among us with thy grace

035 Savior, again to thy dear name we raise

Public Worship

036i O God of hosts, the mighty Lord

036ii O Lord of hosts, my King and God

037 Lord of the worlds above

038 With one consent let all the earth

039 All people that on earth do dwell

040 Before Jehovah's awful throne

041 Pleasant are thy courts above

042 We love thy kingdom, Lord

043 God reveals his presence

044 Thou God of power and God of love

045 Great Shepherd of thy people, hear

046 Jesus, where'er thy people meet

047 From every stormy wind that blows

048 There is an eye that never sleeps

049 Come, my soul, thy suit prepare

050 Father, again in Jesus' Name we meet

051 Lord, when we bend before thy throne

052 Come, Holy Spirit, calm our minds

053 Savior, send a blessing to us

054 Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness

055 Blessed Jesus, at thy word

056 Pour out thy Spirit, gracious Lord

057 Almighty God, thy word is cast

058 On what has now been sown

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

060 Now may he who from the dead

061 Now to him who loved us, gave us

062 May the grace of Christ our Savior

063 Of thy love some gracious token

064 Lord, now we part in thy blest Name


065 Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes

066 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

067 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

068 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

069 O Savior, is thy promise fled

070 Light of those whose dreary dwelling

071 Love divine, all loves excelling

072 The Church has waited long

073 Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart

074 Lord, her watch thy Church is keeping

075 Hark, tis the watchman's cry

076 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

077 Great God, what do I see and hear

Christmas Eve

078 Blessed night, when first that plain


079 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

080 Christians, awake! salute the happy morn

081 O Savior, whom this holy morn

082 Hark what mean those holy voices

083 Hark, the herald angels sing

084 High let us swell our tuneful notes

085 It came upon the midnight clear

086 Whence those sounds symphonious

087 O come, all ye faithful

088 Of the Father's love begotten

089 How bright appears the Morning Star

Close of the Year

090i O Lord, the Savior and Defense

090ii O God, our help in ages past

091 For thy mercy and thy grace

092 A few more years shall roll

New Year

093 Harp, awake, tell out the story

094 The year is gone beyond recall


095 Lord of mercy and of might

096 O for a heart to praise my God

097 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

098 There is a name I love to hear

099 To the Name of our salvation


100 As with gladness men of old

101 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

102 The people that in darkness sat

103 Son of Man, to thee I cry

Sundays after Epiphany--Missions

104 Peace be to thy every dwelling

105 Not by thy mighty hand

106 Come, labor on

107 Hail to the Lord's Anointed

108 O brothers, lift your voices

109 Thou, whose almighty word

110 Light of them that sit in darkness!

111 Hark, the song of jubilee

112 From Greenland's icy mountains

113 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

114 Salvation! O, the joyful sound!

115 Savior, sprinkle many nations

116 How beauteous are their feet

117 From all that dwell below the skies

118 To bless thy chosen race

119 Lord, of thy mercy hear our cry

120 Behold the mountain of the Lord

121 Zion's King shall reign victorious

122 On the mountain's top appearing

123 O, that the Lord's salvation

124 O why should Israel's sons, once blessed

125 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, enthroned once on high


126 Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched

127 Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat

128 When wounded sore, the stricken heart

129 Sinner, hear thy Savior's call

130 Art thou weary, art thou languid

131 Just as I am, without one plea

132 O Lord, turn not thy face from me

133 Have mercy, Lord, on me

134 No, not despairingly

135 I need thee, precious Jesus

136 I was a wandering sheep

137 I lay my sins on Jesus

138 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin

139 O where shall rest be found

140 Does the Gospel-word proclaim

141 My spirit longs for thee

142 Holy Lord, who thee receive

143 O thou, from whom all goodness flows

144 Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known

145 O Lord, thou knowest all the snares

146 Christian, dost thou see them

147 O help us, Lord! each hour of need

148 As through the wilderness we stray

149 When along life's thorny road

150 Jesus, my strength, my hope

151 O could we always pray

152 Savior, when in dust to thee

153 Jesus, Lord, we kneel before thee

154 Lamb without spot, to thee we kneel

155 O Lamb of God, that tak'st away

156 Thou Friend of sinners

157 Object of my first desire

158 Thou to whom all power is given

Week before Easter

159 All glory, laud, and honor

160 Ride on, ride on in majesty

161 Lord, in this thy mercy's day

162 In the hour of trial

163 O Jesus, Lord most merciful

164 When our heads are bowed with woe

165 Rock of ages, cleft for me

166 When I survey the wondrous Cross

167 O God, that madest earth and sky

168 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing

169 Go to dark Gethsemane

170 Not all the blood of beasts

171 There is a fountain filled with blood

172 Jesus, and shall it ever be

173 Glory be to Jesus

Good Friday

174 See the destined day arise

175 antiphon Is it nothing to you

175 O come and mourn with me awhile

176 O sacred head, surrounded

177 My faith looks up to thee

178 To Calvary, Lord, in spirit now

179 We sing the praise of him who died

180 Hark, the voice of love and mercy

181 The Lord of might from Sinai's brow

Easter Eve

182 Lord Jesus, who, our souls to save


183 Jesus Christ is risen today

184 Christ the Lord is risen today

185 The strife is o'er, the battle done

186 Alleluia, Alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise

187 The happy morn is come!

188 The day of Resurrection

Sundays after Easter

189 Our Lord Christ hath risen

190 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

191 Blow ye the trumpet, blow

192 Glory to God on high

193 Awake and sing the song

194 The foe behind, the deep before

195 Hosanna to the living Lord

196 Glory, glory everlasting

197 From highest heaven the eternal Son

198 Rejoice, the Lord is King

199 Hark, ten thousand voices sounding

200 Thou art the way: to thee alone

Rogation Days, see Seed-time, &c.


201 This spacious earth is all the Lord's

202 Our Lord is risen from the dead

203 Hail, thou once-despised Jesus

204 Redeemer, now thy work is done

205 The golden gates are lifted up

206 The Lord is King! lift up thy voice

207 The head that once was crowned with thorns

208 Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious

209 Where high the heavenly temple stands

210 Thou art gone up on high

211 We saw thee not when thou didst tread

212 O blessed Jesus, Lamb of God

213 O Lord, who now art seated

214 Jesus came, the heavens adoring


215 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

216 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

217 Spirit divine, attend our prayers

218 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove

219 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

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

221 Gracious Spirit, Love divine

222 Creator Spirit, by whose aid

223 Come, Holy Ghost, come Lord our God


224 Round the Lord in glory seated

225 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

226 Three in One, and One in Three

227 Father of heaven, whose love profound

228 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

229 O Lord our Maker, ever near


Works and Word of God

230 Thee I'll extol, my God and King

231 Ye boundless realms of joy

232 Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him

233 The strain upraise of joy and praise

234 To celebrate thy praise, O Lord

235 The heavens declare thy glory

236 O Word of God Incarnate

237 Lord, thy word abideth

238 How precious is the book divine

239 Father of mercies, in thy word


240 With glory clad, with strength arrayed

241 O render thanks and bless the Lord

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

243 When all thy mercies, O my God

244 Through all the changing scenes of life

245 In trouble and in grief, O God

246 All praise and thanks to God

247 O worship the King all glorious above

248 Eternal Shepherd, God most high

249 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

250 O render thanks to God above


251 Come, let us join our cheerful songs

252 All hail the power of Jesus' name

253 Thou, God, all glory, honor, power

254 Come, thou fount of every blessing

255 Grace, 'tis a charming sound

256 Now begin the heavenly theme

257 Let us love and sing and wonder

258 Brethren, let us join to bless

259 Happy they who trust in Jesus

260 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness

261 O for a thousand tongues to sing

262 Plunged in a gulf of dark despair

263 To our Redeemer's glorious name

264 Come, ye that love the Lord

265 I heard the voice of Jesus say

266 Unto him whose Name is holy

267 Praise the Lord through every nation

268 Songs of praise the angels sang

269 To him who for our sins was slain

270 With thanks before the Lord appear

271 O Lord our God, in reverence lowly


Pilgrimage and Warfare

272 From Egypt lately come

273 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

274 Captain of Israel's host, and Guide

275 O God of Bethel, by whose hand

276 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

277 We've no abiding city here

278 Far from my heavenly home

279 I'm but a stranger here

280 To Zion's hill I lift my eyes

281 The gloomy night will soon be past

282 O happy band of pilgrims

283 Through the night of doubt and sorrow

284 Blessed be thy Name

285 Nearer, my God, to thee

286 I journey through a desert drear and wild

287 A pilgrim through this lonely world

288 O God, thou art my God alone

289 Children of the heavenly King

290 The Christian's path shines more and more

291 Jesus, still lead on

292i The God of Abraham praise

292ii Though nature's strength decay

292iii The God who reigns on high

293 Awake, our souls; away, our fears

294 The Lord my pasture shall prepare

295 The King of love my Shepherd is

Faith and Hope

296 Why, drooping saint, dismayed

297 When gathering clouds around I view

298 O Lord, how happy should we be

299 As pants the hart for cooling streams

300 My God and Father, while I stray

301 Through the love of God our Savior

302 When I survey life's varied scene

303 When I can read my title clear

304 God moves in a mysterious way

305 Now let the Christian's hope abound

306 Jesus, lover of my soul

307 Now I have found the ground wherein

308 There is no sorrow, Lord, too light

309 Though troubles assail

310 Gracious Father, hear our prayer

311 Fierce was the wild billow

312 Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep

313 Commit thou all thy griefs


314 Hark, my soul! it is the Lord

315i Jesus, the very thought of thee

315ii O Jesus, King most wonderful

316 One there is above all others, well deserves

317 One there is above all others, o, how he loves

318 Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all

319 Thou hidden love of God, whose height

320 We love thee, Lord, yet not alone

321 O love divine, how sweet thou art

322 Thee will I love, my strength, my tower

323 O God, of good the unfathomed sea

324 Life nor death shall us dissever


325 Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee

326 My blessed Savior, is thy love

327 Jesus calls us! o'er the tumult

328 What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone

329 Lord, to whom except to thee

330 Who is there like thee

331 O Jesus, source of calm repose

332 Let me be with thee where thou art

333 The roseate hues of early dawn

334 Lord, who didst sanctify

The Church Militant and Triumphant

335 The Church's one foundation

336 Glorious things of thee are spoken

337 Far from these narrow scenes of night

338 There is a land of pure delight

339 There is a blessed home

340 Jerusalem, my happy home

341 Jerusalem, my happy home

342 Jerusalem on high

343i Brief life is here our portion

343ii For thee, O dear, dear country

343iii Jerusalem the golden

Church Triumphant--Saints' Days

344 For all thy saints, O Lord

345 The Son of God goes forth to war

346 Blest are the pure in heart

347 For all the saints who from their labors rest

348 From all thy saints in warfare

349 Come, let us join our friends above

350 What are these in bright array?

351 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise

352 Who are these like stars appearing

353 How bright these glorious spirits shine

354 O what if we are Christ's

355 Head of thy Church triumphant

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

Holy Communion

357 My God, and is thy table spread

358 Lamb of God, whose dying love

359 Forgive, O Lord, our wanderings past

360 According to thy gracious word

361 Bread of the world in mercy broken

362 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts

363 O God, unseen, yet ever near

364 Sweet feast of love divine

365 Jesus, to thy table led

366 Lord, when before thy throne we meet

367 Lord Jesus, are we one with thee?

368 O Fountain eternal of life and of light

369 Till he come--O let the words

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

Holy Baptism

371 In token that thou shalt not fear

372 The gentle Savior calls

373 Jesus, we lift our souls to thee

374 Savior, who thy flock art feeding


375 Lord, shall thy children come to thee?

376 Thine for ever! God of love

377 Soldiers of Christ, arise

378 Oft in danger, oft in woe

379 Onward, Christian soldiers

380 Savior, blessed Savior

381 O happy day that fixed my choice

382 O Jesus, I have promised


383 The voice that breathed o'er Eden

384 Father of life, confessing

Visitation of the Sick

385 When langor and disease invade

386 Father, I know that all my life

387 There is a safe and secret place`

388 O for a closer walk with God

389 O Lord my God, I cry to thee

390 Calm me, my God, and keep me calm

391 Jesus, my Savior, look on me

392 My times are in thy hand

393 Lord, it belongs not to my care

394 Thy way, not mine, O Lord

395 I would commune with thee, my God

396 Whene'er we contemplate the grace

397 O Holy Savior, Friend unseen

398 O Paradise, O Paradise

399 The sands of time are sinking

400 For ever with the Lord

401 When this passing world is done

Communion of the Sick

402 Jesus, thou art my righteousness

403 At God's right hand in countless numbers

Burial of the Dead

404 Great Captain of salvation

405 Most holy Lord and God, holy, almighty God

406 Gentle Shepherd, thou hast stilled

Thanksgiving after Sickness

407 O bless the Lord, my soul

For Travelers by land or water

408 The Lord be with me everywhere

409 Be with us all for evermore

410 O Lord, be with us when we sail

411 O thou who didst prepare the ocean's caverned cell

412 When through the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming

413 The ocean hath no danger

414 Eternal Father, strong to save

Ordination--Ember Days

415 Lord of the Church, we humbly pray

416 Pour out thy Spirit from on high

417 Speed thy servants, Savior, speed them

Foundation or Consecration of a Church

418 This stone to thee in faith we lay

419 Christ is our cornerstone

420 Christ is made the sure foundation


421 When the weary, seeking rest

422 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

423 We give thee but thine own

424 Great God, in heaven and earth supreme

425 Through him who all our sickness felt


426 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old

Seed-time and Harvest

427 Lord, in thy name thy servants plead

428 Good is the Lord, our heavenly King

429 Come, ye thankful people, come

430 Praise, O praise our God and King

431 Lord of the harvest, thee we hail

Times of Scarcity

432 What our Father does is well

433 Great God, to thee our songs we raise

Times of Trouble

434 Dread Jehovah, God of nations

435 O God of love, O King of peace

436 O thou that dwellest in the heavens high

437 Great King of nations, hear our prayer

438 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

439 Why these fears? behold, 'tis Jesus

440 Out of the deep I cry to thee

441 A sure stronghold our God is he

442 God is our refuge, tried and true

443 God of my life, to thee I call

Public Thanksgiving

444 To God, the mighty Lord

445 No change of time shall ever shock

446 Now thank we all our God

447 Rejoice today with one accord


448 To thee our God we fly

449 Before the Lord we bow

Hymns for Children

450 The morning bright

451 In the dark and silent night

452 Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me

453 Now the day is over

454 I sing the almighty power of God

455 We plow the fields, and scatter

456 How shall the young preserve their ways

457 Ever would I fain be reading

458 Gentle Jesus, meek and mild

459 I think when I read that sweet story

460 There's a Friend for little children

461 Great God, and wilt thou condescend

462 Once in royal David's city

463 There is a green hill far away

464 We are but little children weak

465 When Jesus left his Father's throne

466 When, his salvation bringing

467 See, the good shepherd, Jesus, stands

468 Savior, like a shepherd lead us

469 Above the clear blue sky

470 There is a happy land

471 Here we suffer grief and pain

472 Shall we gather at the river

473 Around the throne of God in heaven

474 God of love, before thee now

Grace before and after Meat

475i Great God, we praise thy gracious care

475ii We thank thee, Lord, for this our food

Supplement of 1895


476 At thy feet, O Christ, we lay

477 Dayspring of eternity

478 Let the morn be holy


479 Again, as evening's shadow falls

480 Hail, gladdening Light

481 Hear our prayer, O heavenly Father

482 Holy Father, cheer our way

483 O Lord, the heaven thy power displays

484 The day is gently sinking to a close

485 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

486 Great God, who knowest each man's need

487 Twilight is stealing

Lord's Day

488 O what their joy and their glory must be

489 On this day, the first of days

490 Servants of God, awake

491 This is the day of light!

492 Our day of praise is done

Public Worship

493 Jesus, stand among us

494 Lo, God is here! let us adore

495 Sing ye faithful, sing with gladness

496 To thy temple I repair

497 Today the Savior calls

498 Behold us, Lord, a little space


499 O come, O come Emmanuel

500 O very God of very God

501 Wake, awake, for night is flying

502 O quickly come, dread Judge of all

503 When shades of night around us close


504 Angels, from the realms of glory

505 Joy fills our inmost heart today

Close of the Year

506 Met at this most solemn time

New Year

507 Another year is dawning

508 Days and moments quickly flying

509 Father, let me dedicate

510 Thou knowest, Lord, the weariness and sorrow

511 From glory unto glory! Be this our joyous song

512 At thy feet, our Lord and Father


513 Earth has many a noble city

514 Hills of the north, rejoice

515 O one with God the Father

516 Songs of thankfulness and praise


517 My God, my Father, dost thou call

518 Sinful, sighing to be blest

519 Weary of wandering from my God

520 When my lip confesses

521 I am the Way, saith he

Good Friday

522 And now, beloved Lord, thy soul resigning

523 His are the thousand sparkling rills

524 Lord, when thy Kingdom comes, remember me

525 O Jesus, crucified for man

526 O perfect life of love

527 Weeping as they go their way

Easter Eve

528 By Jesus' grave on either hand


529 At the Lamb's high feast we sing

530 Christ is risen, Alleluia!

531 Christ the Lord is risen today (Wesley)

532 Come, see the place where Jesus lay

533 He is risen, he is risen

534 O sons and daughters, let us sing


535 Golden harps are sounding

536 Hail the day that sees him rise

537 See the Conqueror mounts in triumph

Trinity Sunday

538 All praise to God the Father

General Hymns

539 To the God of our creation

540 The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want

541 O my Savior, hear me

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

543 Thy life was given for me

544 Alleluia, sing to Jesus

545 Behold the Lamb! O thou for sinners slain

546 Christ, above all glory seated

547 Christian, seek not yet repose

548 Come unto me, ye weary

549 Crown him with many crowns

550 For the beauty of the earth

551 God of mercy, God of grace

552 O everlasting light

553 O Jesus, thou art standing

554 Praise the Lord, his glories show

555 Sing to the Lord a joyful song

556 Take up thy cross, the Savior said

557 There is no night in heaven

558 Those eternal bowers

559 Through good report and evil, Lord

560 Today thy mercy calls us

561 We thank thee, Lord, for this fair earth

562 When the day of toil is done

563 Why should I fear the darkest hour

564 Ye servants of the Lord

565 O praise our great and gracious Lord

566 Conquering kings their titles take

567 Thou art coming, O my Savior

568 To thee, O Comforter divine

569 Ten thousand times ten thousand

570 What various hindrances we meet

571 When morning gilds the skies

572 O Savior, precious Savior

573 Behold the messengers of Christ

574 Safe in the arms of Jesus

575 My God, I thank thee, who hast made

576 The spacious firmament on high

577 To the eternal King

578 O heavenly Father, what would be

579 Long did I toil, and knew no earthly rest

580 Day of wrath! O day of mourning!

581 To God on high be thanks and praise

582 Let all men praise the Lord

583 I bind unto myself today

584 Jesus, thou hast willed it

585 Hark, the sound of holy voices

586 Lo, round the throne, a glorious band

587 The saints of God! their conflict past

588 They come, God's messengers of love

Holy Communion

589 By Christ redeemed

590 Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

591 O King of mercy, from thy throne on high

592 O Lord of love! O King of peace!

Holy Baptism

593 Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord most dear


594 Stand up, stand up for Jesus

Holy Matrimony

595 O Love, divine and golden

596 O perfect Love, all human thought transcending

Burial of the Dead

597 Christ will gather in his own

598 Lord, when beside the grave we mourn

599 Now the laborer's task is o'er

600 Sleep thy last sleep

For Travellers by Land or Water

601 Almighty Father, hear our cry

602 On the waters dark and drear

Ordination--Ember Days

603 Bow down thine ear, almighty Lord

604 Guide thou, O God, the guardian hands

Church Workers

605 For Christ to learn, for Christ to teach

606 Lord of the living harvest

607 Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

608 Who is on the Lord's side

609 Shine thou upon us, Lord

610 O Lord, our strength in weakness

611 Holy offerings, rich and rare


612 Thou to whom the sick and dying

613 O thou through suffering perfect made

The Seasons

614 Summer suns are glowing

615 The year is swiftly waning

616 Winter reigneth o'er the land

Harvest Thanksgiving

617 Father, blessing every seed-time

618 Great Giver of all good

619 Holy is the seed-time, when the buried grain

620 Praise to God, immortal praise

621 Summer ended, harvest o'er

622 The sower went forth sowing


623 God the Lord has heard our prayer

624 We thank the Lord of all the earth


625 Angel voices ever singing

626 Brightly gleams our banner

627 Forward, be our watchword

Children's Hymns

628 Christ, who once amongst us

629 We thank thee, O our Father

630 Fair waved the golden corn

631 I love to hear the story

632 Who is he in yonder stall

633 And now this holy day

634 Thou who art the orphan's father

635 Jesus, meek and gentle

Farewell Service

636 With the sweet word of peace


637 Jesus, in thy dying woes

638 Spirit blest, who art adored

639 Jesus, with thy Church abide

640 Jesus, life of those who die

641 Father, hear thy children's call

642 Jesus, from thy throne on high

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