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Th’infernal gates shall rage in vain;
Conquest awaits the Lamb once slain.
Triumphant o'er the grave:
Omnipotent to save:
All pow'r is in his hand,
Shall millions more attend:
And distant isles receive his laws. 5 This little seed from heaven
Shall soon become a tree;
Diffus'd abroad must be;
L. M. 535.
Prospect of Success. John iv. 35, 36. 1 BEHOLD th' expected time draw near,
The shades disperse, the dawn appear; The barren wilderness assume
'The beauteous tints of Eden's bloom, 2 Events, with prophecies, conspire
To raise our faith, our zeal to fire:
Present a harvest to our sight.
The joy the gospel will bestow;
The freedom Jesus has to give.
Our pray’rs and off'rings gladly bring,
To aid the triumphs of our King.
That we have seen these latter days,
Where Satan long has held his throne. 6 From eastern to the western skies,
Sweet incense to his name shall rise;
, Ten thousands shall confess iis sway,
And bless the saving hour.
The barren wastes shall rise,
A blooming paradise.
In each regen'rate heart; Shall in a growth divine arise,
And heavenly fruits impart.
Her wings from shore to shore;
Nor murd'rous cannon roar.
Are in thy word foretold;
This promis'd age of gold!
Unnumber'd myriads cry;
L. M. 537.Fall of Babylon predicted. Rer. xiv. 6-& 1 PROUD
Babylon yet waits her doom; Nor can her tout'ring palace fall, Till some blest messenger arise,
The ransom'd heathen world to call. % Now see the glorious time approach!
Behold the mighty angel fly,
With rapture greet the sacred sound;
'Throw his mean idols to the ground. 4 O see, on Otaheite's isle,
And Africa's unhappy shore,
And hearing, wonder and adore.
That Jesus left his throne in heaven,
That all his sins might be forgiv'n: 6 See what delight, unfelt before,
Beams in his tx'd, attentive eye;
Did this divine Redeemer die?"
To tell such welcome news as this?
And share in such exalted bliss!” 8 Now, Babylon, thy hour is come,
Thy curs’ú foundation shall give way;
P. M. 538.
Prayer for the spread of the Gospel. Iste
xlix. 22. Isaiah lx. 4. 5. O'ER those gloomy bills of darkness Look, my soul, be still, and gaze,
All the promises do travail
Let the rude Barbarian see, That divine and glorious conquest Once obtain'd on Calvary;
Let the gospel
Grant them, Lord, the glorious light,
Thine eternal love proclaim, And the everlasting gospel, Spread abroad thy holy name,
O'er the borders Of the great Immanuel's land. 5 Mighty Saviour, spread thy gospel,
Win and conquer, never cease, May thy lasting wide dominions Multiply and still increase;
Sway thy sceptre, Saviour, all the world around.
P. M. 539.
Cry aloud, spare not. Is. lxiii. 1. EN of God, go take your stations;
Darkness reigns throughout the earth, Go proclaim among the nations, Joyful news of heavenly birth:
Bear the tidings Of the Saviour's matchless worth ? Of his gospel not ashamed,
As " the power of God to save.
Go where Christ was never named;
Should oppose the Saviour's plan? Plead his cause, nor be affrighted: Fear ye not the face of man:
Vain their tumult;
Jesus will his own defend,
And his presence
L. M. 540.
For Missionary Associations. 1
Before thy face, dread King, we stands The voice that marshall'd ev'ry star,
Has call'd thy people from afar.
The truth for which the martyrs bled;
l'he thunder of thy praise to roll.
Then give thy growing empire way,
Till all mankind shall be subdu'd.
Our hopes revive our courage raise
The single eye-the faithful heart!