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8s, 7s & 4s. ANONYMOUS.
1 LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,
Trav'lling through this wilderness.
2 Thanks we give and adoration,
With us evermore be found.
8s & 7s. ANONYMOUS.
LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,
S. M. HART.
ONCE more, before we part,
O may we keep his word,
And feed thereon and grow;
Go on to seek and know the Lord,
1 NOW to the Lamb that once was slain, Be endless blessings paid;
Salvation, glory, joy, remain
2 Thou hast redeem'd us by thy blood, And set the pris'ners free;
Hast made us kings and priests to God,
8s, 7s & 4s. KELLY.
1 GOD of our salvation, hear us;
Keep us safe from every foe.
Each in his appointed place.
May thy presence cheer the gloom.
1 NOW may he who from the dead
502. 8s & 7s. J. NEWTON.
1 MAY the grace of Christ our saviour, And the Father's boundless love, With the holy Spirit's favour,
Rest upon us from above.
2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
The Ministry of Divine Appointment.
While with most grateful hearts we share
2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose
3 Hence sprung th' apostle's honoured name, Sacred beyond all earthly fame;
In lowlier forms, to bless our eyes, Pastors from hence, and teachers run. 4 So shall the bright succession rise Through latest courses of the sun; While unborn churches, by their care, Shall rise and flourish, large and fair.
L. M. WATTS.
Christ's Commission to his Ministers. 1 "GO preach my gospel," saith the Lord; "Bid the whole earth my grace receive He shall be saved that trusts my word, And he condemned, who'll not believe.
2 "I'll make your great commission known;
3 "Teach all the nations my commands;
4 He spake and light shone round his head;
Ministers the Bearers of glad Tidings.
1 HOW beauteous are their feet
Who stand on Zion's hill!
Who bring salvation on their tongues,
2 How charming is their voice! How sweet their tidings are! "Zion, behold thy Saviour King, He reigns and triumphs here." 3 How happy are our ears,
That hear this joyful sound,
4 How blessed are our eyes,
That see this heavenly light!
5 The watchmen join their voice,
6 The Lord makes bare his arm
UNIVERSAL DIFFUSION OF THE GOSPEL
8s, 7s & 4s. COTTERILL
Condition and Prospects of the Heathen. 1 O'ER the realms of Pagan darkness, Let the eye of pity gaze; See the kindred of the people Lost in sin's bewildering maze; Darkness brooding
On the face of all the earth.
2 Light of them that sit in darkness!
Let all kings and nations come.
Fill the earth as floods the sea.
4 Thou to whom all power is given, Speak the word;-at thy command, Let the company of preachers
Spread thy name from land to land;
Alway to the end of time.
507. 7s & 6s. BISHOP HEBER.
Their land from error's chain.
2 What though the spicy breezes
3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted
C. M. GIBBONS.
Prevalence of Christianity promised.
1 GREAT God, is not thy promise pledg'd To thine exalted Son,
That through the nations of the earth
2 "Ask-and I give the heathen lands
And to the world's remotest shores