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Lord, 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: (will We gladly promise faithfulness Call forth thy servants, grant them To do what we are able ;
(my peace." Sufficient is for us thy grace,
And say to each,“ I leave with thce Which doth support the feeble.
Z. (865.) (860.) 730.* T. 79. 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.
T. 590.13. Lord, by thy Spirit us prepare THY mercy, Lord, to us dispense, To execute thy utmost aim,
To follow thy command,
And in thy presence stand, Upon us evermore:
As servants willing to be us’d, O may we fully know thy mind,
Who in thy work delight, Thy saving word proclaim,
And offer freely praise and prayer That many heathen-tribes may find
As incense day and night. Salvation in thy name. 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 Thou mayst behold thy seed:
Who touch'd, and drew, and wood
our hearts, O may thy knowledge fill the earth; Increase the number still
And conquer’d'us by love; Of those who in thy word believe,
To him we have engagéd ourselves: And do thy holy will,
O may we faithful prove.
SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL. (870.)
T. 22. Behold thy seed extend from pole to 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 Be servants pleasing unto thee? (we
2. Thy glorious gospel spread thro' every nation;
(name But we can by experience sing, Thy word hath power, and fruit doth
Give us an open door, thy saving
In the most ant regions to probring.
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 thousands who are yet enslav'd To see thy pleasure prosper in our Might in these gospel-times be sav’d. hand. 4. There's but a small beginning made,
T. 97. The earth is still o'ercast with shade: THE Lord himself gave forth the Break forth, thou Sun of righteous
(Lord : ness,
(bless. We preach most gladly Christ the With healing beams the nations May thousands, Lord, thy voice 5.Whene'er we to mankind proclaim and turn to thee without delay ;
obey, Thy dying love and precious name, To those who hear us grant an open 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, labourers send 2: 'Tis the desire of all our hearts, Who willing are their lives to spend, The love of God to all mankind
That in the earth's remotest parts In scorching heat and chilling cold, Be preach'd to heathen base and To bring the heathen to thy fold. 7. When all our labour here is o'er, For Jesus saves from sin all who
(believe, 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 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 'twas 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-bought 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 now 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 of grace,
diffuses, Who are increasing daily more and And fruit, to the husbandman gratemore,
(us adore. ful, produces. 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;
abound: Yea, hosts of faithful witnesses In faith which works by love, prepare,
(declare. Upon thy grace founded immoveWho from experience may thy truth
(thee; I. Swertner. And rooted and grounded in love to
Thus shall we in doctrine, in word (875.)
T. 22. and behaviour, (savour.
To others of life unto life prove a LORD, at thy feet amaz'd we sink, When on thy wondrous grace we think,
T. 205, 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 every where our boast; Thy great salvation shout to see. He that higher soars is lost : 3. That mystery, from ages seald, Christ, to thee eternal praise.
For that powerful word we raise, God by his Spirit hath reveal'd, That heavenly thrones and powers 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:
SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL. Are our door-posts, Lamb of God, To many a heathen nation, Sprinkled with atoning blood, And spread his gospel every where. By its virtue we shall be From the dread destroyer free.
|(887.) 744.* T. 205. z.
WARRIOR, on thy station stand, (882.)
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's In the strength of Jesus boast; Both far and near; and when op- Never, never quit thy post. By hardships and trials, be bold in God, (and blood : (888.) 745.*
T. 185. And gladly for him spend your life WHAT affords the Christian war'Midst tempests and billows, and rior vigour,
thro’ deserts go, (then to sow. Who climbs rocks, or sinks in The seed of the gospel ’mongst hea sands,
1. Arbo. Braving now of northern storms (884.) 742.* T. 582.
the rigour, AMBASSADORS of Chr
Fainting then in southern lands? Know ye the way you go?
Here no care avails, no circumspecIt is a path not strew'd with flowers, But depending on his Lord's pro
tion, But yielding thorns and woe: All who Christ crucified
tection, Their only Saviour own, (base, He moves on serene and glad.
In his heavenly armour clad, Meet often with such treatment
As to their Lord was shown. (889.) 746. 8. But see, the fields are white; Go therefore, labourers, go,
HOW are thy servants blest, O
How sure is their defence! (Lord ! The Lord leads on to victory,
Eternal wisdom is their guide,
2. In foreign realms, and lands re
Supported by thy care, (mote, He is the captain of the host, We conquer through his word. Through burning climes they pass
unhurt, (886.) 743.* T. 79. And breathe in tainted air.
3. Thy mercy sweetens every soil, GO, witness of the suffering
Makes every region please, (claim Of Christ, who as our offering
Where on the mountains they proThy reign, 0 Prince of peace.
Our guilt and curse did bear;
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
Surely he his gracious promise
And make known his saving name.
T. 582. FATHER of boundless grace !
749. Thou hast in part fulfill'd
OH, why should Israel's sons, once Thy promise made to Adam's race,
blest, In God incarnate seal'd:
the scorning world A few from every land
around, At first to Salem came,
Disown'd of heaven, by man
oppress'd, 2. Yet still we wait the end,
ground? The coming of our Lord;
2. O God of Israel, view their race! The full accomplishment attend
Back to thy fold the wanderers Of thy prophetic word:
(grace; Thy promise deeper lies, În unexhausted grace;
Teach them to seek thy slighted
To hail in Christ their promis'd And new discover'd worlds arise
King. To sing their Saviour's praise, 3. Belov'd for Jesus' sake,
3. The vail of darkness rendin twain
Which hides their Shiloh's glorious
Back to its parent stock unite. And perfected in one,
4. While Judah views his birthright They all at once thy glory see, gone,
(move, In thine eternal Son.
With contrite shame his bosom
The Saviour he denied-to own, (891.) 748.*
T. 155. The Lord he crucified-to love.
(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.