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And more that energy afford,
A Saviour's death alone can give. $ Nor let thy spreading gospel rest,
Till through the world thy truth has run, Till with this bread all men be blest
Who see the light or feel the sun! 527.
(397.) C. M. " PITY the nations, 0 our God!
Constrain the earth to come; Send thy victorious word abroad,
And bring the strangers home. % We long to see thy churches full,
That all thy faithful race
Sing thy redeeming grace.
KINGDOM AND CHURCH OF CHRIST.
1. GENERAL AND MISSIONARY HYMNS.
(175.) L. M.
When the divine disciples met;
And sat like tongues of cloven flame. 9 What gifts, what miracles he gave!
And pow'r to kill, and pow'r to save! Furnish'd their tongues with wondrous words,
Instead of shields, and spears, and swords. s Nations, the learned and the rude,
Were by these heav'nly arms subdu’d,
$ Come the great day, the glorious hour,
When all shall feel thy saving pow'r,
(177.) L. M. 529. The kingdom of Christ skall cover
earth. 1 JESUS shall reign, where'er the sun
Does his successive journies run; His kivgdom stretch froni shore to shon
Till moons shall wax and wane no more 2 l'cople and realms of ev'ry tongue Dwell on his love with grateful song; And with united hearts proclaim,
That grace and truth by Jesus came. 3 Blessings abound where'er he rcigns;
The pris'ner leaps to loose his chains; The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.
The sting of death is known no more:
P. M. 530.
Rev. xiv. 2, S. 1 HA
ARK! the song of Jubilee,
Loud as miglity thunders roar, Or the fulness of the sea,
When it breaks upon the shore: Hallelujah! for the Lord,
God omnipotent, shall reign; Hallelujah! let the word
Echo round the earth and main. Hallelujah! hark! the sound,
From the depth unto the skies Wakes above, beneath, around,
All creation's liarmonies:
See Jehovah's banner fur'd,
Sheath'd his sword: he speakstis done; And the kingdoms of this world
Are the kingdoms of his Son, 8 He shall reign from pole to pole
With illimitable sway:
Yonder heav'ns have pass'd away:
Man's last enemy shall fall;
L. M. 531. The Universal Reign of Christ. Rev,
xi. 15, and xiv, S. | HARK! what triumphant strains are these,
? “ To Jesus once on Calvary slain,
The kingdoms of the earth are given.” 2 Hark! the new song before the throne,
Which only the redeem'd can raise; Angels may tune their golden harps, Bu
cannot reach these notes of praise. 3 They worship our cxalted Lord,
And hail him universal King;
Can strike a sweeter, nobler string. - The wonders of his dying love.
Their hallelujahs loud proclaim, While with extatic joy they shout
New honour's to his sacred name. s From every kindred, every tongue,
From barbarous nations long unknown, From polish'd Greeks and Scythians rudea
A countless host surround the throne, 6 In robes of spotless white array'd, And palms of victory in their hand,
With holy wonder and delight,
The trophies of his grace they stand. [And still till time shall be no more,
The mighty concourse shall increase;
(180.) C. M. 532. Desire for the spread of the gospe!.
"REAT God! the nations of the earth
Are by creation thine;
T'hy radiant glories shine.
Thy gospel to mankind, Unveiling what rich stores of grace
Are treasur'd in thy mind. 3 Lord! when shall these glad tidings spread
The spacious earth around,
Shall hear the joyful sound? 4 O when shall Afric's sable sons
Enjoy the heav'nly word,
The freemen of the Lord? 5 When shall th’untutor'd heathen tribes,
A dark bewilder'd race,
And learn and feel his grace?
Their cruelty to love;
The ndture to a dove.
To spread the gospel's rays;
P. M. 533,
Ps. Ixxxvii. 3. Isa. xxxiii. 20, 21.
Zion, city of our God;
Form'd thee for his own abode:
What can shake thy sure repose?
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. g See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
And all fear of want remove:
Ever flows thy thirst t' assuage?
Never fails from age to age. 3 Round each habitation hov'ring,
See the cloud and fire appear! For a glory and a cov'ring,
Showing that the Lord is near:
Light by night and shade by day,
P. M. 534.
Kingdom of Christ.
Among the sons of men;
And makes them free again:
In spite of foes his cause goes 01. 2
The baffled prince of hell