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Th’infernal gates shall rage in vain;

Conquest awaits the Lamb once slain.
S He died, but soon arose

Triumphant o'er the grave:
And now himself he shows

Omnipotent to save:
Let rebels kiss the victor's feet;
Eternal bliss his subjects meet.

All pow'r is in his hand,
His people to defend;
To his most high command

Shall millions more attend:
All heaven with smiles approve his cause;

And distant isles receive his laws. 5 This little seed from heaven

Shall soon become a tree;
This ever blessed leaven

Diffus'd abroad must be;
Till God the Son shall come again,
It must go on. Amen, amen!

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:
The rip’ning fields, already white,

Present a harvest to our sight.
3 The untaught heathen waits to know

The joy the gospel will bestow;
The exil'd slave waits to receive

The freedom Jesus has to give.
• Come, let us, with a grateful heart
Iu the blest labour share a part,

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Our pray’rs and off'rings gladly bring,

To aid the triumphs of our King.
S Our hearts exult in songs of praise

That we have seen these latter days,
When our Redeemer shall be known,

Where Satan long has held his throne. 6 From eastern to the western skies,

Sweet incense to his name shall rise;
And Tyre, and Egypt, Greek, and Jew,
By sovereign grace be form’d anew.

C. M.
Missionaries. Psa'm lxxii. 7, 8.
'LORD, send thy word, and let it ily

, Ten thousands shall confess iis sway,

And bless the saving hour.
2 Beneath the influence of thy grace,

The barren wastes shall rise,
With sudden greens, and fruits array'd,

A blooming paradise.
3 True holiness shall strike its root

In each regen'rate heart; Shall in a growth divine arise,

And heavenly fruits impart.
Peace, with her olives crown'd, shall stretch

Her wings from shore to shore;
No trump shall rouse the rage of war,

Nor murd'rous cannon roar.
5 Lord, for those days we wait—those days

Are in thy word foretold;
Fly swifter, sun and stars, and bring

This promis'd age of gold!
6 Amen, with joy divine, let earth's

Unnumber'd myriads cry;
Amen, with joy divine, lei heaven's
Unnumber'd choirs reply.

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,
The gospel tidings to convey
To ev'ry land beneath the sky!
3 See the kind native of Pelew

With rapture greet the sacred sound;
And, for a Saviour's precious name,

'Throw his mean idols to the ground. 4 O see, on Otaheite's isle,

And Africa's unhappy shore,
The unlearn'd savage press to hear;

And hearing, wonder and adore.
5 See, while the joyful truth is told,

That Jesus left his throne in heaven,
And suffered, died, and rose again,

That all his sins might be forgiv'n: 6 See what delight, unfelt before,

Beams in his tx'd, attentive eye;
And hear him ask"For wretched me,

Did this divine Redeemer die?"
7 " Ah! why have ye so long forborne

To tell such welcome news as this?
Go now, let ev'ry sinner hear,

And share in such exalted bliss!” 8 Now, Babylon, thy hour is come,

Thy curs’ú foundation shall give way;
And thine eternal overthrow
The triumphs of the cross display!

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
With a glorious day of grace;

Blessed Juli'ler,
Let thy glorious morning daw»
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
Soon resound from pole to pole.
Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness,

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

And redemption,
Freely purchas'd, win the day.
4 May the glorious day approaching,

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.

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Go where Christ was never named;
Publish freedom to the slave!

Blessed freedom!
Such as Zion's children have.
3 What though earth and hell united,

Should oppose the Saviour's plan? Plead his cause, nor be affrighted: Fear ye not the face of man:

Vain their tumult;
Hurt his work they never can.
4 When expos’d to fearful dangers,

Jesus will his own defend,
Borne afar 'midst foes and strangers,
Jesus will appear your friend:

And his presence
Shall be with you to the end.

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.
2 We meet, thro' distant lands to spread

The truth for which the martyrs bled;
Along the line to either pole

l'he thunder of thy praise to roll.
3 First, bow our hearts beneath thy sway:

Then give thy growing empire way,
O’er wastes of sin-o'er fields of blood

Till all mankind shall be subdu'd.
4 Our pray’rs assist--accept our praise

Our hopes revive our courage raise
Our counsels aidand Oh! impart

The single eye-the faithful heart!
5 forth with thy chosen heralds come,
Recall the wand'ring spirit homei

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