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4 Look down, O God! with pitying eye,

And view the desolation round;
See what wide realms in darkness lie,

And hurl their idols to the ground. 5 Loud let the gospel trumpet blow,

And call the nations from afar;
Let all the isles their Saviour know,

And earth's remotest ends draw near. 6 Let Babylon's proud altars shake,

And light invade her darkest gloom, The yoke of iron bondage break,

The yoke of Satan and of Rome. 7 With gentle beams on Britain shine,

And bless her princes and her priests; And, by thine energy divine,

Let sacred love o'erflow their breasts. 8 Triumphant here let Jesus reign,

And on his vineyard sweetly smile;
While all the virtues of his train

Adorn our church, adorn our isle. 9 On all our souls let grace descend,

Like heavenly dew in copious showers, That we may call our God our friend,

That we may hail salvation our's. 10 Then shall each

age

and rank agree
United shouts of joy to raise:
And Zion, made a praise by thee,

To thee shall render back the praise.

518.
L.M.-The unknown God. Acts xvii. 23.
I THOU, mighty Lord, art God alone,

A King of majesty unknown,
And all thy dazzling glories rise
Beyond the reach of angels' eyes.

2 Yet through this earth thy works proclaim

Some notice of thy reverend name;
And where thy gracious gospel shines,

We read it in the fairest lines.
3 But O! how few of Adam's race,

Have learnt thy nature and thy ways!
While thousands, e’en in lands of light,

Are buried in Egyptian night. 4 They tread thy courts, thy word they hear, And to thy solemn rites draw

near; Yet, though salvation seems so nigh,

Because they know not God they die. 5 Send thy victorious gospel forth,

Wide from these regions of the north,
And through thy churches grace impart,
To write thy name on every heart.

519, L.M.-" The LORD our God is one LORD. Deut. vi. 4. 1 ETERNAL God! Almighty Cause

Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown; All things are subject to thy laws,

All things depend on Thee alone. 2 Thy glorious being singly stands,

Of all within thyself possest;
Controll’d by none in thy commands,

And in thyself completely blest. 3 To Thee alone ourselves we owe;

This homage heaven and earth should pay; All other gods we disavow,

Deny their claims, renounce their sway. 4 Spread thy Great Name through every land;

All Idol Deities dethrone! Reduce the world to thy command;

And reign, as thou art, God alone!

520.

P.M.- For the Spread of the Gospel. Isa. Ix. 4, 5. 1 O'ER those gloomy hills of darkness,

Look, my soul, be still, and gaze;
All the promises do travail
With a glorious day of grace;

Blessed jubilee,
Let thy glorious morning dawn.
2 Let the Indian, let the negro,

Let the rude barbarian see,
That divine and glorious conquest
Once obtain'd on Calvary:

Let the gospel
Loud resound from pole to pole.
3 Kingdoms wide, that sit in darkness,

Grant them, Lord, the glorious light,
And from castern coast to western,
May the morning chase the night;

And redemption,
Freely purchas’d, win the day.
4 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel,

Win and conquer, never cease;
May thy lasting, wide dominion
Multiply and still increase:

Sway thy sceptre,
Saviour, all the world around.

521. L.M.–For the Extension of Christ's Kingdom. Ps. xliii. 3. 1 BRIGHT as the sun's meridian blaze,

Vast as the blessings he conveys,
Wide as his reign from pole to pole,

And permanent as his control:
2 So, Jesus, let thy kingdom come,

Then sin and hell's terrific gloom
Shall, at his brightness, flee away,
The dawn of an eternal day.

3 Then shall the heathen, fill’d with awe,

Learn the blest knowledge of thy law;
And antichrists, on every shore,

Fall from their thrones to rise no more. 4 Then shall the Jew and Gentile meet,

In pure devotion, at thy feet;
And earth shall yield thee, as thy due,

Her fulness and her glory too.
5 O that from Britain now might shine

This heavenly light, this truth divine!
Till the whole universe shall be
But one great temple, Lord, for thee.

522.

P.M.-“ Come over and help us.1 HARK! what mean those lamentations,

Rolling sadly through the sky! 'Tis the cry of heathen nations,

“ Come and help us, or we die.”
2 Hear the heathens' sad complaining,

Christians, hear their dying cry,
And the love of Christ constraining,
Join to help them, ere they die.

523. P.M.- Reply to the Call of the Heathen for Help. 1 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. 2 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. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Shall we, to men benighted,

The lamp of light deny?
Salvation! O salvation!

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name.
4 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 ransom'd nature,

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,

In bliss returns to reign.

524. C.M.- Prayer for Success to Missionary Efforts. 1 GREAT God, the nations of the earth

Are by creation thine;
And in thy works by all beheld,

Thy radiant glories shine.
2 But, Lord, thy greater love has sent

Thy gospel to mankind,
Unveiling what rich stores of grace

Are treasur'd in thy mind. 3 O! when shall these glad tidings spread

The spacious earth around,
Till every tribe, and every soul, ,

Shall hear the joyful sound!

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