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4 He pours his kindest blessings down,
Profusely down, on souls sincere;
286. C. M. Fawcett. Religion, the one Thing Needful. RELIGION is the chief concern May I its great importance learn,
Its sovereign virtue know. 2 More needful this than glittering wealth,
Or aught tha world bestows; Not reputation, food, or health,
Can give us such repose. 3 Religion should our thoughts engage
Amidst our youthful bloom ; "Twill fit us for declining age,
And for the awful tomb.
Be my Redeemer's throne;
Be join'd with godly fear ; And all my conversation prove,
My heart to be sincere. 6 Preserve me from the snares of sin,
Through my remaining days; And in me let each virtue shine
To my Redeemer's praise. 7 Let lively hope my soul inspire;
Let warm affections rise; And
may I wait with strong desire To mount above the skies.
287. C. M. Watts.
ITH reverence let the saints appear, His high commands with reverence hear,
And tremble at his word. 2 How terrible thy glories be!
How bright thine armies shine! Where is the power that vies with thee,
Or truth compar'd to thine ?
On thy supporting hand;
Move round at thy command.
And rule the boisterous deep;
The rolling billows sleep.
Yet wondrous is thy grace;
Invite us near thy face.
288. C. M.
Psalm xly. 3. EXTEND thy conquests far and wide, Gird on thy sword, majestic ride
O’er all inferior things.
Send forth thy conquering sword;
On thy all-powerful word. 3 Let Asia's idols fall before
The sovereign ark of God;
And feel the Saviour's blood
4 Columbia, with ten thousand tongues,
Proclaim thy grace abroad; And Afric's sable sons, in songs,
Thy boundless love record. 5 Let white, and red, and black, combine,
One general song to raise, * And heaven and earth the chorus join,
· And shout thine endless praise."
289. L. M. Medley. And he went forth conquering, &c. Rev. vi. 2. G forth,
thou mighty Conqueror, go And make rebellious sinners know
Thy great salvation, and adore. 2 Far, e'en to earth's remotest bound,
Be, Lord, thy glorious victories spread ; Till millions, by the joyful sound,
In sweet captivity are led. 3 Hasten the bright, the glorious day,
When thou in triumph shalt appear, Thy full salvation to display
On all whom thou hast conquer'd here. 4 Among them, Lord, may we be found,
Subdu'd by love and power divine; Then, with celestial glories crown'd,
We shall with thee for ever shine.
290. C. M. Allered.
The temples of thy praise.
Arm'd with the Spirit's power; Till thousands shall confess its sway,
And bless the saving hour.
291. S. M. W. & B. For the coming of Christ's Kingdom. Psalm lxvii. 145
In mercy, Lord, incline,
On all thy saints to shine. 2 That so thy wondrous way,
May through the world be known;
And thy salvation own. 3 Let different nations join
To celebrate thy fame;
To praise thy glorious name. 4 O let them shout and sing,
Dissolv'd in pious mirth,
292. L. M. Beddome.
The Increase of the Church.
Thro distant lands his triumphs spread ;
Own him their Saviour and their Head.
Daily at Zion's gate arrive;
By sovereign grace are made alive.
And every foe his power subdue;
And saints his growing glories show.
From all below and all above;
293. S. M. , Watts. The blessedness of Gospel times. Isa. v. 2.7-10
HOW beauteous are their feet Who bring salvation on their tongues,
And words of peace reveal ! 2 How charming is their voice!
How sweet the tidings are ! Zion, behold thy Saviour King,
He reigns and triumphs here." 3 How happy are our ears,
That hear this joyful sound,
And sought, but never found !
That see this heavenly light;
But died without the sight. 5 The watchmen join their voice,
And tuneful notes employ; Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,
And deserts learn the joy. 6 The Lord makes bare his arm.
Through all the earth abroad;
Relying on thy grace alone.
The solemn message to impart;
it be heard, And find access to every heart.