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731.* O MAY the witness-spirit rest, THOU Master of thy family, Loru, on thy congregation,
In humble faith we look to thee; May godly zeal inspire each breast Dispose our hearts, thy blessed
To publish thy salvation : With resignation to fulfil: We gladly promise faithfulness Call forth thy servants, grant them To do what we are able:
needful grace, Sufficient is for us thy grace, And say to each, “I leave with thee Which doth support the feeble. my peace.”
LET thy presence go with me, WITH gladness we will follow thee; Saviour, else I dare not move; We vow allegiance, bend the knee With thy aid and led by thee, To thee, our Lord and Head : I will go, constrain d by love; We'll venture freely every thing, Serve thy cause with all my might, At thy command, o. Christ our Deeming every burden light; King;
And, if favour'd with success, By thee alone we will be led. To thee render all the praise.
XXXV. THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
733.* T. 590.1 3. Lord, by thy Spirit us prepare
To follow thy command, THY mercy, Lord, to us dispense, To execute thy utmost aim, Thy blessing on us pour;
And in thy presence stand, Lift up thy gracious countenance
As servants willing to be us'd, Upon us evermore:
Who in thy work delight, O may we fully know thy mind,
And offer freely praise and prayer Thy saving word proclaim,
As incense day and night.
4. Hereto we cheerful say, Amen;
We have this truth avow'd, 2. In these our days exalt thy grace, That we in spirit, body, soul,
Thy precious gospel spread; Are bound to serve our God, That for the travail of thy soul
Who touch'd, and drew, and wood Thou mayst behold thy seed :
our hearts, O may thy knowledge fill the earth,
And conquer'd us by love;
To him we have engag'd ourselves,
( may we faithful prove. And do thy holy will.
734.* T. 22. Behold thy seed extend from pole
(creature; IN our short warfare here below
Thy boundless mercy show to every May our experience daily show, With old and young thy gracious That in our weakness, thro’ thy aid, aim obtain;
(plead in vain. Thy strength divine is perfected.
Thy prayers and tears can never 2. Without thy blessing how could 2. Thy glorious gospel spread thro’ Be servants pleasing unto thee? (we
(uame But we can by experience sing,
Give us an open door, thy saving Thy word hath power, and fruit In the most distant regions to prodoth bring.
claim, 3. Ah, could we preach in every With power, and with the Spirit's place,
(grace, demonstration; Our Saviour's boundless love and And grant us joyfully in every land That thousandswho are yet enslav'd, To see thy pleasure prosper in oor Might in these gospel-times be sav'd. hand. 4. There's but a small beginning made,
736.* T. 97. The earth is still o'ercast with shade: THE Lord himself gave forth the Break forth, thou Sun of righteous word:
(Lord : (bless. We preach most gladly Christ the With healing beams the nations May thousands, Lord, thy voice 5. Whene'er we to mankind proclaim
obey, Thy dying love and precious name, To those who hear us grant an open
And turn to thee without delay; Support thy servants' weakness, Lord,
(thou appear. By thy blest Spirit, grace, and word. And when we point thee out, do 6. Lord of the harvest, laborers send, 2. 'Tis the desire of all our hearts, Who willing are their lives to spend That in the earth’s remotest parts In scorching heat and chilling cold, The love of God to all mankind To bring the beathen to thy fold. Be preached to heathen base and
(believe, 7. When all our labour here is o'er, For Jesus saves from sin all who And when our light shall burn no And pardon offer'd thro' his blood more,
receive. When our endeavours have an end, Then let our souls to thee ascend. 3. Thanks, adoration, glory, praise,
M. Stach. To Christ we render for his grace ;
With every breath may we proclaim 735.* T. 114. His goodness and extol his name:
O Lord thy knowledge spread both THOU Saviour of the world, great far and near,
(soul May all in thy redemption have a O mayst thou for the travail of thy
739. AS ’t was of old, we now may trace, THE springs of salvation from In these most blessed times of grace, Christ the rock bursting, How the reviving gospel-sound And flowing through the wilderness, Of blood-hought grace is spreading Refresh and enliven his heritage round:
(increase, thirsting; We see with joy the work of God Abundant are the showers of grace; And thousands who thro’ Jesus find As rain overstreaming the parched release.
ground, 2. We see in hearts as cold as ice
With plenty noy teeming, spreads The Sun of righteousness arise,
verdure round, And that his all-enlivening rays
The promised blessing its influence Of Satan's slaves make sons
grace, Who are increasing daily more and And fruit, to the husbandman grate
ful, produces. more,
(us adore. And who the slaughter'd Lamb with 2. •I'll bless thee and thou shalt 3. Great is the harvest, truly great;
be set for a blessing,' The Gentiles for thy advent wait;' Thus saith the Lord, “to all around:' Saviour, thy word of promise keep,
O may we in grace and in number And send thy servants forth to reap; In faith, which works by love,
(abound: Yea, hosts of faithful witnesses prepare,
Upon thy grace founded immoraWho from experience may thy truth
(thee; J. Swertner. And rooted and grounded in love to
Thus shall we in doctrine, in word
and behaviour, 738.*
To others of life unto life prove s LORD, at thy feet amaz'd we sink, When on thy wondrous grace we
740.* think, Which now so strikingly appears, WOULD the world our passport The glory of this vale of tears.
see, 2. The gospel in these blessed days, By which we free entrance gain, Throughout the earth its beams
Or ask our authority, displays;
We reply, “The Lamb was slain:" Nations that never heard of thee,
This is everywhere our boast; Thy great salvation shout to see.
He that higher soars is lost:
For that powerful word we raise, 3. That mystery, from ages seal’d, Christ, to thee eternal praise. God by his Spirit hath reveal’d, That heavenly thrones and
2. Every where with shoutings loud, might know
Shouts that shake the gates of hell, God's wisdom by the church below. Thy anointed witness-cloud
Molther. Of thy great redemption tell:
Are our door-posts, Lamb of God, To many a heathen nation,
T. 205. 741.*
WARRIOR, on thy station stand,
Faithful to thy Saviour's call, WITH fire and with spirit endow'd With the shield of faith in hand, every moment,
Fearless, let what may befall Ye ministers of Christ confess'd, Nothing fill thee with dismay, Go forth and proclaim ye the word Hunger, toil, or length of way:
of atonement, !press'd In the strength of Jesus boast; Both far and near;' and when op-i Never, never quit thy post. By hardships and trials, be bold in God, (and blood :
T. 185 And gladly for him spend your life
WIIAT affords the Christian warMidst tempests and billows, and thro' deserts go, (then to sow.
rior vigour, The seed of the gospel’mongst hea- | Who climbs rocks, or sinks in
Braving now of northern storms 742.* T. 582.
Fainting then in southern lands? AMBASSADORS of Christ,
Here no care avails, no circumKnow ye the way you go?
spection, It is a path not strewd with flowers, But depending on his Lord's proBut yielding thorns and woe:
In his heavenly armour clad,
HOW are thy servants blest, O The Lord leads on to victory,
How sure is their defence! (Lord ! His power and grace you know:
Eternal wisdom is their guide, Christ, who was crucified,
Their shield Omnipotence. Of all is sovereign Lord, 2. In foreign realms, and lands reHe is the captain of the host, Supported by thy care, (mote, We conquer through his word. Through burning climes they pass
unhurt. 743.* T. 79. And breathe in tainted air. GO, witness of the suffering 3. Thy mercy sweetens every soil, Of Christ, who as our offering Makes every region please, (claim Our guilt and curse did bear; Where on the mountains they proProclaim his great salvation Thy reign, O Prince of peace.
4. The love of Christ constraining | There will be with exultation them,
But one flock and Shepherd known They plant sweet Sharon's rose
2. Amen, Jesus' words are true. Successfully on icy plains, And in eternal snows.
Surely he his gracious promise
Will accomplish; 5. In midst of dangers, fears, and Ye his servants, ready stand Thy goodness they adore; (deaths In each land, And praise thee for thy mercies Yea, in the most distant places, And humbly hope for more. (past, Till he comes, to sound his praises,
And make known his saving name. 747.
T. 582. FATHER of boundless grace!
749. Thou hast in part fulfill'd Thy promise made to Adam's race, OH, why should Israel's sons, once In God incarnate seal’d:
Still A few from every land
the scorning world At first to Salem came,
around, And saw the wonders of thy hand, Disown’d of heaven, by man opAnd saw the tongues of flame.
Outcasts from Zion's hallow'd 2. Yet still we wait the end, The coming of our Lord;
ground? The full accomplishment attend 2. O God of Israel, view their race! Of thy prophetic word:
Back to thy fold the wanderers Thy promise deeper lies,
(grace, in unexhausted grace;
Teach them to seek thy slighted And new discover'd worlds arise To hail in Christ their promis'd
To sing their Saviour's praise. King. 3. Beloy'd for Jesus' sake,
3. The vail of darkness rendin twain, By him redeem'd of old, Which hides their Shiloh’s glorious All nations must come in, and make light: One undivided fold :
The sever'd olive-branch again While gather'd in by thee,
Back to its parent stock unite. And perfected in one,
4. While Judah views his birthThey all at once thy glory see,
(move, In thine eternal Son.
C. Wesley. With contrite shame his bosom
The Saviour he denied-tó own, 748.* T. 155. The Lord he crucified- to love. O WHAT praise in highest strain, 5. Haste, glorious day, expected By the ransom'd host in heaven long,
(shall raise, Will be given
When Jew and Greek one prayer To him who brought us to God With eager feet one temple throng, By his blood,
One God with grateful rapture When of every tongue and nation praise. Bickersteth's Collection