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2 Lost are they now, and scatter'd wide,
In pain, and weariness, and want: With no kind shepherd near, to guide
The sick, and spiritless, and faint. 8 Thon, only thou, the kind, and good,
And sheep-redeeming, Shepherd art; Collect thy fock, and give them food,
And pastors after thine own heart. 4 Give the pure word of gen'ral grace,
And great shall be the preachers' crowd: Preachers who all the sinful race
Point to the all-atoning blood. 5 Thine only glory let them seek;
O let their hearts with love o'erflow; Let them believe, and therefore speak,
And spread thy mercy's praise below.
And cheer them by the Gospel word.
Jerusalem, thy God is nigh.
A voice that loudly calls,--Prepare ; Prepare your hearts, for God is nigb,
And waits to make his entrance there. 4 The Lord your God shall quickly come;
Sinners, repent, the call obey: Open your hearts to make him room;
Ye desert souls, prepare the way.
6 The Lord shall clear his way through all;
Crooked be straight, and rugged plain.
Shall all mankind together view;
His own almighty hand shall do.
And put salvation on.
Illustrions as the sun;
Their glorious circuit run.
Their light where'er they go;
On all the world below.
Exulting in their might;
Their healing wings display;
Unto the perfect day,
Labourers together with God.
Workers with God, the charge obey;
Prepare, prepare his people's way.
VWhviezd for thee: 132 INSTITUTIONS OF THE GOSPEL. 2 Lift up, for all mankind to see,
The standard of their Saviour God,
The cross, all stain'd with hallow'd blood.
Breaks and binds up, and wounds and heals;
Empties the full, the emptied fills :
With him the perfect grace is given:
Our future and our present heaven.
Broad-cast it o'er the land.
The late or early sown;
When and wherever strown:
In verdure, beauty, strength,
And the full corn at length.
Cold, heat, and moist, and dry,
For garners in the sky.
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And let our candlestick be gold.
2 Still hold the stars in thy right hand,
And let them in thy lustre glow,The lights of a benighted land,
The angels of thy Church below. 3 Make good their apostolic boast;
Their high commission let them prove; Be temples of the Holy Ghost,
And fill'd with faith, and hope, and love. 4 Give them an ear to hear thy word;
Thou speakest to the churches now!
Who, sent by thee, proclaim
Experienced in thy name :
Which grace divine imparts;
Which reigns in faithful hearts.
With life and liberty;
The things concerning thee:
Thy grace to minister;
In life and death declare. 215
L. M. For the success of ministers. FATHER of mercies, bow thine ear,
Attentive to our earnest prayer: We plend for those who plead for thee : Successful pleaders may they be.
2 O, clothe their words with power divine,
Thy servants' labours bless;
And grant them full success.
And with un wenried toil;
Upon a sterile soil.
Thy people's hopes sustain;
The first and latter rain.
Thy servants guide and bless; Thy guidance gives security, Thy blessing,
--full success. 217
He giveth the increase. HIGHe on his everlasting throne,
The King of saints his work surveys; Marks the dear souls he calls his own,
And smiles on the peculiar race.