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SONGS OF SALVATION.
THEODORE E. PERKINS,
REV. ALFRED TAYLOR.
For Sale by Book, Music, and Sunday School Supply Dealers.
For our special occasions and Christian festivities we will gladden our hearts in the singing of FESTIVAL SONGS, pervaded with a spirit of triumph in him through whose birth, death, and resurrection we have our hope of eternal joy.
At home we will sing IIOME SONGS, and make the house vocal with the strains of Christian happiness.
Our PILGRIM SONGS will remind us that we are “Pilgrims and Strangers” here, seeking "a better country, that is, an heavenly."
And in our HEAY2.1 SONGS, we will sing of the coming rest and the hoped-for glory. We will praise our God for the gift of song to help us on our heaven ward march, to lighten our footsteps as we travel, to point us to the purchased glory.
In these SONGS OF SALVATION we have drawn both from the treasure-houses of old and well-tried songs of praise, and from the newer contributions to the service of song in the house of the Lord. We have faithfully endeavored to exclude that which is absurd and trifling in poetry, as well as that which is undevotional in music. We have tried to provide that which may be sung with holy joy and with spiritual profit, in the Sunday school, the family, the church, and wherever God's children are gathered for praise, for prayer, or study.
May the entrance of God's word give light to our hearts; may his love inspire us as we sing his praise; may his grace richly dwell in us, and minister to us a holy joy in ascribing galvation to his name. And when we are done with the imperfections of earthly music, may we join that choir who shall sing the glad “ new song” without an incomplete chord or discordant note.
O SALVATION unto our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb."
D Sing unto the Lord a new Song.
ONGS OF SALVATION to God for his re
deeming love in Jesus Christ. Let us tune voices of
him whose mercy endureth for ever.
We will not only "make a joyful noise unto the Lord," but we will " sing with the spirit, and with the understanding also. Our songs shall be rich with the spirit of the word of God, and we will begin each one with a passage of his revealed will.
Let us sing YORK SONGS to tell us of the "strength by the way
which he gives us; to cheer us as we labor; to stimulate us to new deeds of love, and of sacrifice for him who hath given himself for us.
In our BELCOME SONGS we sound the invitations of saving grace into the ear of the stranger to God, and we sing of the fullness of the mercy with which we are bidden into the "
banqueting house" where “his banner over us is love." We raise our FAITH AND HOPE SONGS, to sing of the “full assurance of faith” which is every Christian's joy, and of the hope " which entereth into that within the vail."
As we pray we will unite in PRAYER SONGS, to lift our requests to the mercy-seat in the notes of song, and to breathe into our hearts the spirit with which we should bring our petitions to our Father and our Saviour.
In PRAISE SONGS we will join in the gladdest ascriptions of "blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, unto our God."
Our Jor SONGS will carry from our hearts our glad notes of joy and thanksgiving for the light, the blessing, tho salvation, which we have from God in Christ Jesus.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, hy THEODORE E. PERKINS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court
for the Sonthern District of New York. The contents of this book are mostly copy-right property, and must not be appropriated by other compilers without consent
of the publisher.