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IN TIMES OF DISTRESS AND DANGER.

O God, that madest earth and sky, the darkness and the day,

Give ear to this thy family, and help us when we pray.

For wide the waves of bitterness around our vessel roar,

And heavy grows the pilot's heart to view the rocky shore.

The cross our master bore for us, for him we sain would bear,

But mortal strength to weakness turns, and courage to despair.

Then mercy on our failings, Lord, our sinking faith renew,

And when thy sorrows visit us, O send thy patience too.

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INTENDED TO BE SUNG ON OCCASION OF HIS PREACHING A SERMON FOR THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY, IN APRIL, 1820.

From Greenland’s icy mountains,
From India’s coral strand,
Where Afric’s sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand ;
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error's chain.

What though the spicy breezes
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle,
Though every prospect pleases,
And only man is vile :
in vain with lavish kindness
The gifts of God are strown,
The heathen, in his blindness,
Bows down to wood and stone.

Can we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high,
Can we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny
Salvation, O salvation!
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation
Has learned Messiah’s name.

Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,
And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o'er our ransomed nature,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.

AN INTROIT TO BE SUNG BETWEEN THE LITANY AND COMMUNION SERVICE.

O most merciful!
O most bountifull
God the Father Almighty :
By the Redeemer's
Sweet intercession
Hear us, help us when we cry.

BEFORE THE SACRAMENT.

BREAD of the world, in mercy broken ;
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed;

By whom the words of life were spoken,
And in whose death our sins are dead;

Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
Look on the tears by sinners shed,

And be thy feast to us the token
That by thy grace our souls are fed.

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