Berean Christadelphian Hymns

(The following is quoted from bro. Growcott's exhortation "The 144,000 on Mount Zion")

In 1 Chronicles 16, we read of David’s arrangements for singing in the worship of God. We read there of "the musical instruments of God" (v. 42), and of the first Psalm David delivered into the hands of Asaph, the chief of the singers—

“Sing unto the Lord, all the earth:
Show forth from day to day His salvation . . .
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness . . .
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice.”

What are the "musical instruments of God?" In Rev. 15:2 the redeemed standing on the glassy sea have the “harps of God.” What do these harps signify, for clearly they symbolize a much deeper and living reality—“The harps of God.”

Musical instruments are inanimate objects giving voice-like sounds of worship and praise. Their appeal and acceptability to God can only lie in their representation and symbolization and manifestation of the true heart-condition of the living worshipper himself. This was Bro. Thomas' conclusion. He says—

“Every one of them has his harp, for he is himself a ‘harp of the Deity,’ and therefore an INSTRUMENT OF JOY.”

Music is a very prominent aspect of Divine worship in Scripture. David’s and Solomon’s arrangements for the musical service are given in great detail, and with each reformation and restoration—Hezekiah, Josiah, Nehemiah—this aspect is much to the fore.

It is a notable fact that in the Mosaic Tabernacle arrangement, there is no mention of music, while in the Temple it appears to be the principal aspect of the service.

This is not to indicate that our present Tabernacle and wilderness dispensation is without its joy and thanksgiving and praise, but it does teach that all our joy and desire has its roots in the future living Temple Age, and that we cannot in their fullness, sing the songs of Zion in a strange and captive land.

Our joy at present, though deep, and rooted in thankfulness and praise, is largely overlaid with passing sorrow, as we walk in mortal weakness through a dark vale of tears—

"Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning."

MUSIC is harmony, unity, beauty, and purposeful orderliness of sound, and our God is a God of order and beauty. Noise is confused sound—Babel—the world.

Music is disciplined, purposeful, meaningful sound. We shall be greatly struck if we look through a concordance under the word 'sing' and see the long list of stirring exhortations and commands to lift up the voice in joy and thanksgiving and praise.

It is surely remarkable that musical sounds, from one tone to its repetition at a higher pitch—the octave—naturally falls into a sevenfold division—a division recognized by ancient nations.

And it is further remarkable that it has been found that to be able to transfer harmonies to different keys in the scale, the addition of 5 half notes is required, so that the full scale has 12 steps. Surely this reappearance of the Divine 7-12 pattern in so fundamental a thing is more than mere coincidence.

Music has great power. David’s pure and spiritual psalms of praise soothed the spirit of Saul and inspired him, temporarily, at least, to better things; and Elisha, in trying and alien circumstances called for a minstrel that his mind might be better prepared to speak the Word of God.

This must be the purpose and result of our hymns. Herein all our hearts can be united as one.

In the dedication of the completed typical Solomon Temple, it was when the players and singers were “AS ONE in praising and thanking the Lord” that “the glory of the Lord filled the house” (2 Chron. 5:13-14).

Christ’s whole desire was that his true brethren should be one, as he and the Father were one. Our singing must accomplish in us this joyful spirit of mutual love and oneness.

Music has great power, but its true purpose is Divine worship and spiritual joy. Man has profaned it to fleshly things.


Hymn No First Line Scripture reference Hymn Subject
1 After thy loving kindness Lord Psalm 51 The Psalms of David
2 All people that on earth do dwell Psalm 100 The Psalms of David
3 Be merciful to me, Oh God Psalm 57 The Psalms of David
4 Behold, how good a thing it is Psalm 133 The Psalms of David
5 Blessed are they that undefiled Psalm 119: 1-6 The Psalms of David
6 For evildoers fret thou not Psalm 37 The Psalms of David
7 Eternal God, Thou only just Psalm 115 The Psalms of David
8 From Zion shall Thy rod proceed Psalm 110 The Psalms of David
9 Give praise and thanks unto the Lord, Psalm 106 The Psalms of David
10 God is our refuge / and our strength Psalm 46 The Psalms of David
11 Yahweh remembers we are dust Psalm 103 The Psalms of David
12 God's law is perfect, and converts Psalm 19 The Psalms of David
13 Help, Lord, because the godly man Psalm 12 The Psalms of David
14 1st tune Hallelujah ! Yahweh's name Psalm 148 The Psalms of David
14 2nd tune Hallelujah ! Yahweh's name Psalm 148 The Psalms of David
15 Jehovah reigns, He dwells in light Psalm 93 The Psalms of David
16 Lord, pity us; behold the grief Psalm 9 The Psalms of David
17 Lord, thee I'll praise with all my heart Psalm 9 The Psalms of David
18 Lord, Thee my God, I'll early seek Psalm 63 The Psalms of David
19 Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place Pslam 90 The Psalms of David
20 Rest in the Lord and / patiently Psalm 37 The Psalms of David
21 Not to the hills I lift mine eyes Psalm 121 The Psalms of David
22 Oh blessed is the man whose trust Psalm 40 The Psalms of David
23 Oh children, hither do ye come Psalm 34 The Psalms of David
24 Oh how love I Thy law, it is Psalm 119:97-105 The Psalms of David
25 Oh Lord, Thy judgments give the king Psalm 72 The Psalms of David
26 Oh Lord, Thou art my God and King Psalm 145; Isaiah 25 The Psalms of David
27 Oh sing a new song - to the Lord Psalm 98 The Psalms of David
28 Oh send Thy light forth and Thy truth Psalm 43 The Psalms of David
29 The eyes of all things, Lord, attend Psalm 145 The Psalms of David
30 The glory of the / might Lord Psalm 104 The Psalms of David
31 The heathen raged / tumultuously Psalm 46 The Psalms of David
32 The Lord in truth to David swore Psalm 132 The Psalms of David
33 The Lord our God most gracious is Psalm 145 The Psalms of David
34 1st Tune Thou, Oh Jehovah, shalt endure Psalm 102 The Psalms of David
34 2nd Tune Thou, Oh Jehovah, shalt endure Psalm 102  The Psalms of David
35 To Thee I lift my soul Psalm 25 The Psalms of David
36 Turn us again, Oh Lord, our God The Psalms of David
37 All Powerful, self existent God  1 Timothy 6 The Deity
38 Everlasting, changing never The Deity
39 1st Tune Father and Friend, Thy light, Thy love The Deity
39 2nd Tune Father and Friend, Thy light, Thy love Psalm 139 The Deity
40 Hallelujah! Raise, oh raise The Deity
41 Lord, Thou hast searched and seen us thru The Deity
42 Oh, worship the King all glorious above Psalm 18; 104; 145 The Deity
42a The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want The Psalms of David
43 Thou, the great, eternal God The Deity
44 The spacious firmament on high The Deity
45 1st Tune Where can we hide or whither fly Psalm 139 The Deity
45 2nd Tune Where can we hide or whither fly The Deity
46 God is love: His mercy brightens The Goodness of God
47 Oh give thanks to Him who made Luke 12 The Goodness of God
48 Great God, we sing Thy mighty hand The Goodness of God
49 Though by sorrows overtaken The Goodness of God
50 Thy goodness, Lord, our souls confess The Goodness of God
51 There is an hour when I must part End of Life
52 1st Tune Thou hidden Love of God, whose height The Goodness of God
52 2nd Tune Thou hidden Love of God, whose height The Goodness of God
53 God is my strong salvation Psalm 27; Isaiah 12 Confidence in God
54 Why pourest thou forth thine anxious complaint Confidence in God
55 Thy way, not mine, Oh Lord Confidence in God
56 If thou but suffer God to guide thee Confidence in God
57 The Lord is King: lift up thy voice Confidence in God
58 Oft in danger, oft in woe John 6 Exhortation
59 Glory and blessing be Praise to God
60 Oh render thanks to God above Psalm 106; 136 Praise to God
61 Father Supreme, who wondrous love Prayer
62 Heavenly Father, to whose eye Prayer
63 Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing Prayer
64 Our heavenly Father, hear Prayer
65 Behold My servant, see Him rise The Lord Jesus Christ
66 Hark! what mean those holy voices Luke 2 The Lord Jesus Christ
67 The race that long in darkness sat Isaiah 9 The Lord Jesus Christ
68 Thus saith God of His Anointed The Lord Jesus Christ
69 Beyond where Kedron's waters flow Matthew 26; Mark 14 Christ's Suffering and Death
70 How few receive with cordial faith Isaiah 53 Christ's Suffering and Death
71 The water and the blood, Oh Lord! Baptismal Hymn
72 Jesus lives! no longer now Christ's Resurrection
73 Sing praise! the tomb is void Christ's Resurrection
74 The first begotten from the dead Christ's Resurrection
75 A great High Priest is come Hebrews 4; 9 Christ's Priesthood
76 Jesus! Thou Sun of Righteousness Christ's Priesthood
77 Now let our humble faith behold Christ's Priesthood
78 The true Messiah now appears Christ's Priesthood
79 Lord, we wait the time of blessing Christ's Absence
80 The vision tarrieth not Habakkuk 2 Christ's Absence
81 Watchman! Watchman! tell us of the night Isaiah 21 Christ's Absence
82 Thy people, Lord, who trust Thy word Christ's Absence
83 According to Thy gracious word The Breaking of Bread
84 1st Tune By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored 1 Thessalonians 4 The Breaking of Bread
84 2nd Tune By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored 1 Thessalonians 4 The Breaking of Bread
85 'Twas on that dark and mournful night The Breaking of Bread
86 Behold He comes! your Leader comes Christ's Second Appearing
87 1st Tune Come, Lord, and tarry not Christ's Second Appearing
87 2nd Tune Come, Lord, and tarry not Christ's Second Appearing
88 Come, Thou longexpected Jesus Christ's Second Appearing
89 1st Tune How long, Oh Lord our Saviour Matthew 25 Christ's Second Appearing
89 2nd Tune How long, Oh Lord our Saviour Matthew 25 Christ's Second Appearing
90 Joy cometh! Oh! that it were come Christ's Second Appearing
91 Lift now your voice and sing, Hallelujah, amen Christ's Second Appearing
92 Oh! blessed are the eyes Matthew 13 Comforts of The Truth
92a Dreary and dark our way Comforts of The Truth
93 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious Christ's Second Appearing
94 Lord Jesus, come; for here Christ's Second Appearing
95 Our Lord will come, but not the same Christ's Second Appearing
96 Son of God, Thy people's shield Christ's Second Appearing
97 The Savior comes, His advent's nigh Christ's Second Appearing
98 Wake, awake for night is flying Isaiah 62 Christ's Second Appearing
99 1st Tune All hail the power of Jesus' name!  Isaiah 62 Christ's Reign
99 2nd Tune All hail the power of Jesus' name! Isaiah 62 Christ's Reign
100 Exalt, Oh God, Thy glorious Son Christ's Reign
101 Great God! whose universal sway The Kingdom
102 Hark! The song of jubilee Revelation 19 The Kingdom
103 Hail to the Lord's anointed! Isaiah 60; Psalm 72 The Kingdom
104 Hark! ten thousand, thousand voices The Kingdom
105 Lo! He comes, the King of glory The Kingdom
106 Oh Thou everlasting Father
107 1st Tune His kingdom comes! ye saints rejoice The Kingdom
107 2nd Tune His kingdom comes! ye saints rejoice The Kingdom
108 Thy kingdom come, Oh Lord The Kingdom
109 When shall the voice of singing The Kingdom
110 Zion's King shall reign victorious The Kingdom
111 A rose shall bloom in a lonely place The Age to Come
112 Behold! the mountain of the Lord The Age to Come
113 Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning The Age to Come
114 Shine, mighty God, on Zion shine The Age to Come
115 Oh, how is Zion's glory gone Desolation of Israel
116 Father of faithful Abram hear Desolation of Israel
117 Oh house of Jacob, come Desolation of Israel
118 Oh Thou, to whom all prayer must rise Desolation of Israel
119 Oh! mourn ye for Zion, her beauty is faded Desolation of Israel
120 Oh! why should Israel's sons once blessed Desolation of Israel
121 Yahweh give Thy promised blessing Desolation of Israel
122 Oh, Yahweh, listen while we dare Desolation of Israel
123 Blow ye the trumpet, blow Jeremiah 3; 4 Restoration of Israel
124 Come, thou glorious day of promise Restoration of Israel
125 Daughter of Zion, from the dust Restoration of Israel
126 Daughter of Zion! awake from thy sadness Restoration of Israel
127 For Zion's sake I will not rest Restoration of Israel
128 Great God of Abram hear our prayer Restoration of Israel
129 Hear what God, the Lord, hath spoken Restoration of Israel
130 1st Tune On the mountaintop appearing Restoration of Israel
130 2nd Tune On the mountaintop appearing Restoration of Israel
131 Jehovah, full of grace Restoration of Israel
132 Wake, harp of Zion, wake again, Restoration of Israel
133 Hear! hear! Oh earth, the watchmen cry Coming Judgment
134 Who is this that comes from Edom Isaiah 63 Coming Judgment
134a Awake, awake, Zion, awake Restoration of Israel
135 Arm of the Lord! Awake! Awake Coming Judgment
136 Inspirer of the ancient seers 2 Timothy 3 Oracles of the Deity
137 Oh God, who didst Thy will unfold Oracles of the Deity
138 Almighty Maker of my frame Death, The Grave
139 Change is our portion now Death, The Grave
140 Naked as from the earth we came Death, The Grave
141 How still and peaceful is the grave Death, The Grave
142 Life is the time to serve the Lord Death, The Grave
143 See the leaves around us falling Death, The Grave
144 Short is the measure of our days Death, The Grave
145 Earth to earth, and dust to dust Death, The Grave
146 There is a calm for saints who weep Death, The Grave
147 Blessed be Jehovah, Israel's God The Resurrection
148 Great God, we own Thy sentence just The Resurrection
149 I know that my redeemer lives Job 19  The Resurrection
150 My life's a shade, my days Comforts of The Truth
151 Begone unbelief! Our Saviour is near Comforts of The Truth
153 1st Tune Father! we Thy children bless Thee  Comforts of The Truth
153 2nd Tune Father! we Thy children bless Thee Comforts of The Truth
154 Brief life is now our portion Comforts of The Truth
155 Long hath the night of sorrow reigned Comforts of The Truth
156 1st Tune Loved of God in sorrow mourning  Comforts of The Truth
156 2nd Tune Loved of God in sorrow mourning Comforts of The Truth
157 Oh! comfort to the dreary Comforts of The Truth
158 Ye saints in Christ, His brethren Comforts of The Truth
158a Behold the amazing gift of love 1 John 3  Comforts of The Truth
158b O Happy is the man who hears Proverbs 3 Comforts of The Truth
159 When gathering clouds around I view Comforts of The Truth
160 Jehovah dwells alone The Deity
161 Brethren , let us walk together Exhortation
162 Come, let us anew our journey pursue Exhortation
163 Hark! 'tis the watchman's cry Isaiah 52  Exhortation
164 Oh speed thee, brother, on thy way Exhortation
165 Ho! ye that thirst! approach the spring Isaiah 55 
166 Most glorious things are spoken Psalm 24
167 Let him that heareth say
168 Now may He who from the dead Parting Hymn
169 Thou art the Way; by Thee alone John 14 
170 While others crowd the house of mirth
171 1st Tune Jesus shall reign wherever the sun

Christ's Reign

171 2nd Tune Jesus shall reign wherever the sun  Christ's Reign
172 1st Tune We come, Oh God, to bow  Prayer
172 1st Tune We come, Oh God, to bow Prayer
173 Who was saved when heaven's vast fountains Genesis 7 & 19; Hebrews 11
174 Be careful for nothing  Romans 12 Exhortation
175 Light of them that sit in darkness Christ's Second Appearing
176 Oh! weep not for the dead Death, The Grave
177 Let all the world rejoice! The Deity
178 Few in number, little flock Exhortation
178a Lord, thy death and resurrection 1 Corinthians 11  Breaking of Bread
179 Father of Lights, all blessings flow from Thee Breaking of Bread
180 When waves of sorrow roll Comforts of The Truth
181 When thy heart, with joy overflowing Exhortation
182 The days are quickly flying Christ's Coming
183 1st Tune Oh Lord above, look down in love Ephesians 4
183 2nd Tune Oh Lord above, look down in love  Ephesians 4 
184 1st Tune We look to Thee, Oh Thou who changest not  Psalm 24 & 42 Confidence in God
184 2nd Tune We look to Thee, Oh Thou who changest not Psalm 24 & 42 Confidence in God
185 Around Thy table, Lord, we meet 1 Corinthians 11  Breaking of Bread
186 We come, Oh Lord our Saviour Breaking of Bread
187 The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended Evening Hymn
Anthem 1 O praise God in His holiness Psalm 150
Anthem 2 The LORD shall comfort Zion Isaiah 51
Anthem 3 Thou hast lov'd us Revelation 1
Anthem 4 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem Psalm 122
Anthem 5 Our Father, our Father who art in heaven Matthew 6
Anthem 6 The Lord shall inherit Judah Zechariah 2
Anthem 7 Christ our Passover 1 Corinthians 5
Anthem 8 Blessed and Holy is he Revelation 20
Anthem 9 Thine, O Lord, O Lord is the greatness 1 Chronicles 29
Anthem 10 O praise the Lord, all ye nations Psalm 117
Anthem 11 Thou wilt perform the Truth to Jacob Psalm 146; Micah 7
Anthem 12 How beautiful upon the mountains Isaiah 52
Anthem 13 Now unto Him that is able to keep us from falling Jude v 24 & 25; 1 Timothy 1
Anthem 14 God be merciful unto us, and bless us Psalm 67 
Anthem 15 Praise the Lord. O my soul Psalm 146 
Anthem 16 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts Isaiah 6 
Anthem 17 Be patient, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord James 5 
Anthem 18 I know that my redeemer liveth Job 19 
Anthem 19 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee Numbers 6 
Anthem 20 Blessed, blessed be Jehovah 1 Chronicles 16
Anthem 21 Worthy the Lamb Worthy the Lamb Revelation 5 
Anthem 22 Behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world John 1 
Anthem 23 Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when he cometh  Matthew 24 
Anthem 24 Amen. Blessing and glory Revelation 7
Anthem 25 Behold behold I show you a mystery 1 Corinthians 15 
Anthem 26 Come unto Me, Come unto Me, Matthew 11; John 6; Revelation 22 
Anthem 27 The redeemed of the Lord shall return Isaiah 51
Anthem 28 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion Isaiah 52 & 49
Anthem 29 Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound Psalm 89
Anthem 30 O love the Lord, O love the Lord, Psalm 31 
Anthem 31 Whom have I in heav'n but Thee? Psalm 73 
Anthem 32 I will extol thee my God O King. Psalm 145
Anthem 33 Search me O God and know my heart Psalm 139
Anthem 34 Our soul waitheth for the Lord Psalm 33
Anthem 35 The righeous shall be glad, be glad in the Lord Psalm 64 
Anthem 36 O thou that hearest prayer Psalm 65 
Anthem 37 The Lord is in his holy temple Habakkuk 2 
Anthem 38 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee Psalm 130
Anthem 39 The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed Psalm 9 
Anthem 40 Yahweh Elohim, when shall we see the sign of thy coming
Anthem 41 Erect your heads eternal gates  Psalm 24
Anthem 42 The Lord is merciful and gracious Psalm 103; 145
Anthem 43 Cast thy burden on the Lord Psalm 55 
Anthem 44 Great and Glorious Almighty Sovereign