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Condemn'd on this dark desert coast
To mourn our much-lov'd leader lost;
Support him through the gloomy way;
And guide bim thro? the dreary shade. 9 Around him may thy angels wait, . Deck'd with their robes of heavenly state,
To teach his happy soul to rise, ir And waft him to his native skies. . . 414. C. M. Huddersfield 202. Matthews 34. Ata Minister's leaving his People.-Paul's farewell Charge,
Acts xx. 26, 27. 1 W HEN Paul was parted from his friends,
" It was a weeping day; : . But Jesus made them all amends,
And wip'd their tears away. 2 In hearen they met again with joy'. . (Secure no more to part), Where praises every tongue employ,
And pleasure fills each heart.. 3 Thus all the preachers of his grace . Their children soon shall meet ; : Together see their Saviour's face,
And worship at his feet.,!," 4 But they who heard the word in vain,
Tho? oft and plainly warn'd, Will tremble when they meet again !, The ministers they scorn'de 5 On your own heads your blood will fall, - If any perish here;. '. . The preachers who have told you all,
Shall stand approv'd and clear,
, Is not their utmost view,. .
415 L. M. Bowden 78. Chard 175. The People's Prayer for their Minister; or, Ministers and
Missionaries committed to God. 1 W ITH heavenly power, O LORD, defend
! Him whom we now to thée commend : :. His person bless, his soul secure,
And make him to the end endure.
Direct his feet in paths of peace; ,
O love him, save him to the end !
Without the convoy of thy love. I
In him thy mighty power exert ;
416 L. M. Portugal 97. Magdalene 214.
The Pastor's Wish for his People, Pbil. iv. 1. IMY brethren, from my heart beloyd,..
1 Whose welfare fills my daily care, My present joy, my future crown,
The word of exhortation hear.
Of the Redeemer's righteousness ;
And practise what your lips profe$s. , :
When He, descending from the skies,
In his all-glorious image rise,
To him inviolably cleave;
See also Hymn 420, first, second, and third part.
Your all he purchas’d by his blood; ;
417 Li M. Wareham 117. Mark's 65.
At a'Choice of Deacons, 1 Tim. iii. 8–13.
And hail the grace thy church enjoys ;
With all the gifts thy love employs.
For blessings to attend our choice*
Shall make thy favour'd ways rejoice.
May they his sacred table spread,
And fill the holy poor with bread! . 4.[Wlien pastor, saints, and poor, they serte,
May their own hearts with grace be crown'd!
Adorn, and thro' their lives abound.] : 5 By purest love to Christ, and truth,
O may they win a good degree
And meet the smile of thine and thee 6 And when the work to them assign'
• If this hymn be sung before the Choice, then the second Line of the second Verse may stand thus:
· For Wisdom to direct our Choice,
MONTHLY AND MISSIONARY PRAYER"MEETINGS. 418 (1st P.) 8.7. Carlisle 95. Welsh 210.
.. Trowbridge 21.. " Glorious Things spoken of Zion, the City of God, Psalm
· Ixxxvii. Isaiah xxxiii. 20, 21.
Zion, city of our Gop!
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes. i 2 [See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love, ,
Never fails from age to age... , 3 Round each habitation hovering, s
See the cloud and fire appearl
Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood! 11
T'is his love his people raises
Each for a thank-offering brings? '.
5 Saviour, if of Zion's city i n
I thro' grace a member am; ** Let the world deride or pity, it !!
I will glory in thy name :
None but Zion's children know. 418 (24 P.) L. M. Gloucester 12. Chard 175. Prayer for the Spread of the Gospel, animated by Prophecy. 1 EXERT thy power; thy rights maintain,
1 Insulted, everlasting King!
And strangers to thy footstool bring. 2 [We long to see that happy time,
That dear, expected, blissful day,
The second Adam shall obey.]
Though earth and hell should dare oppose;
Though unobservd, to'empire grows. 4 Soon shall the mingled image fall,
(Brass, silver, iron, gold and clay)
To light and liberty give way. . 5 In one vast symphony of praise,
Gentile and Jew shall then unite;
Sink in th’ abyss of endless night. 6 Afric's emancipated sons
Shall join, with Europe's polish'd racej
The glories of redeeming grace, '.
Immanuel's kingdom must extend ;
Shall meet a brother and a friend,