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3 Lord, in thy vineyard we appear,

To labor in the works of love;
O may we be thy mercy's care,

Nor from thy precepts ever rove.
4 And when thy laborers all come home,

May each, with joy, thy goodness see;
Nor fault what boundless grace has done,
In setting man from bondage free.

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623. L. M.

H. BALLOU, 20.
God appearing in terrible Judgments.
1 The mighty God from Teman came

The Holy One from Paran hill;
His glory shone through heaven in flame,

And all the earth his name did fill. 2 Before his feet, - a baleful light,

The pestilence went forth in wrath :-
The nations sickened at the sight,

And their hosts perished from its path. 3 He stood, - and as his eye surveyed

The quaking earth and heaving main,
The hills bowed down, the mountains fled,

The streams rolled backward through the plain; 4 Th' o'erflowing deep, by thunder riven,

Came rushing where the land had been ;
The sun and moon stood still in heaven,

And turned to sackcloth o'er the scene. 5 I saw,- and terror struck me dumb;

My joints dissolved, my senses froze;
I saw the God of judgment come.
To cheer his saints, and crush their foes.

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2 Awake, awake! put on thy strength,

Thy beautiful array;
The day of freedom dawns at length,

The Lord's appointed day.
3 Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds enlarge,

And send thy heralds forth;
Say to the south, 'Give up thy charge,

Ånd keep not back, 0 north!
4 They come, they come;— thine exiled bands,

Where'er they rest or roam,
Have heard thy voice in distant lands,

And hasten to their home.


C. M.


The Same.

1 0, who shall see the glorious day,

When, throned on Zion's brow,
The Lord shall rend the veil away

That hides the nations now!
When earth no more beneath the fear

Of his rebuke shall lie,
When pain shall cease, and every tear

Be wiped from every eye!
2 Then, Judah, thou no more shalt mourn

Beneath the heathen's chain ;
Thy days of splendor shall return,

Ånd all be new again.
The fount of life shall then be quaffed

peace by all who come,
And every wind that blows shall waft
Sóme long-lost exile home.


2 Light of them that sit in darkness!

Rise and shine, — thy blessings bring; Light to lighten all the Gentiles! Rise with healing in thy wing!

To thy brightness Let all kings and nations come. 3 May the heathen, now adoring

Idol-gods of wood and stone, Come, and, worshipping before him, Serve the living God alone;

Let thy glory
Fill the earth — as floods, the sea.
4 Thou to whom all power is given,

Speak the word ; - at thy command,
Let the company of preachers
Spread thy name from land to land;

Lord, be with them
Alway to the end of time.


S. M.


Shall we sin because Grace abounds ?

1 SHALL we go on to sin,

Because thy grace abounds ?
Or crucify the Lord again,

And open all his wounds ?
2 Forbid it, mighty God!

Nor let ii e'er be said,
That we, whose sins are crucified,

Should raise them from the dead.
3 We will be slaves no more,

Since Christ has made us free,
Has nailed our tyrants to his cross,

And bought our liberty.

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