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- Till thy own power shall stand confess'd,
And call, and knock at mercy's gate.
And view the desolations round;
And call the nations from afar;
HYMN 181. L. M. Blendon. [b*]
Prayer for Zion's Increase. Isa. li, 9. d1 A RM of the Lord, awake, awake!
A Put on thy strength-the nations shake! - And let the world, adoring, see
Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee.
2 Say to the heathen from thy throne, d“I am Jehovah God alone !" -Thy voice their idols shall confound,
And cast their altars to the ground. e 3 No more let human blood be spilt
Vain sacrifice for human guilt!
But to each conscience be applied
Let Mahomet's impostures end;
And the proud scoffer's rage restrain. 0 5 Let Zion's time of favour come ;
O bring the tribes of Israel home:
In every land of every name;
HYMN 182. L. M. Leeds. [*]
1 DIXERT thy power, thy rights maintain,
And strangers to thy footstool bring.
That dear, expected, blessed day!
The second Adam shall obey.
Tho' earth and hell should dare oppose ;
5 In one sweet symphony of praise,
And Infidelity asham'd,
The glories of redeeming grace.
Emmanuel's kingdom shall extend ;
HYMN 183. C. M. Mitcham. [*] Prayer for the Success of Missions. Ps. lxxii, 7, 8. 1 T ORD, send thy word, and let it fly,
1 Arm'd with thy Spirit's power;
And bless the saving hour. .
The barren wastes shall rise.
-3 True holiness shall strike its root,
In each regen’rate heart;
And heav'nly fruits impart.
Her wings from shore to shore ;
Nor murd'rous cannon roar.
Are in thy word foretold; o Fly swifter, sun, and stars, and bring
This promis'd age of gold. e 6 Amen-with joy divine, let earth's
Unnumber'd myriads cry; g Amen--with joy divine, let heav'n's Unnumber'd choirs reply.
Prayer for Missionaries.
UT Are by creation thine ;
Thy radiant glories shine.
Thy gospel to mankind; .
Are treasur'd in thy mind.
The spacious earth around; • Till every tribe and every soul
Shall hear the joyful sound.
Enjoy the heavenly word ?
The freemen of the Lord!
A dark bewilder'd race,
And learn and see his grace?
Their cruelty to love:
The vulture to a dove.
7 Smile, Lord, on each divine attempt,
To spread the gospel's rays! g And build, on sin's demolish'd throne,
The temples of thy praise.
HYMN 185. 10s. Walworth. *1
Prayer for the Latter Day Glory. 1 T ORD of all worlds, incline thy bounteous ear,
u Thy children's voice, in tender mercy hear, Bear thy blest promise, fix'd as hills, in mind, And shed renewing grace on lost mankind : O let thy Spirit like soft dews descend; Thy gospel run to earth's remotest end. 2 Let Zion's walls before thee ceaseless stand, Dear as thine eye, and graven on thy hand; From earth's far region's Jacob's sons restore, Oppress'd by man, and scourg'd by thee, no more ; Enrich'd with gold, adorn'd with heavenly grace, Truth their sole guide, and all their pleasure praise, 3 Then Satan's kingdom shall from earth retire, Dead forms dissolve, and furious zeal expire, The Beast's fell throne shall darkness dire surround, Mohammed's empire tumble to the ground; The dreams of Infidels in smoke decay, And all the foes of heaven shall fleet away. 4 In barren wilds shall living waters spring, Fair temples rise, and songs of transport ring; The savage mind with sweet affection warm, And light and love the yielding bosom charm: From sin's oblivious sleep the soul arise, And grace and goodness, show'r from balmy skies. 5 Then shall mankind no more in darkness mourn, Then happy nations in a day be born; From east to wset thy glorious Name be one, And one pure worship hail th’ eternal Son: Remotest realms one spotless faith unite, And o'er all regions beam the Gospel's light. 6 Then shall thy saints exult with joy divine ; Their virtues quicken, and their lives refine ; Their souls improve, their songs more grateful rise, And sweeter incense cheer the morning skies: Heaven o'er the world unfold a brighter day, And Jesus spread his reign from sea to sea. DWIGHT. SELEOT.
HYMN 186. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]
Zion exalted above the Hills. Isa. xxii, 4. 1 0'ER mountain tops the mount of God,
0 In latter days shall riseAbove the summit of the hills,
And draw the wondering eyes. 0 2 To this the joyful nations round,
All tribes and tongues shall flow; Up to the mount of God, they say,
And to his house we'll go.
Shall lighten every land;
Shall the whole world command.
His judgments truth shall guide; o His sceptre shall protect the just,
And crush the sinner's pride.
Disturb those peaceful years ;
To pruning-hooks their spears.
And worship at his shrine ; & And, walking in the light of God, With holy beauties shine.
Scotch PARAPHRASR HYMN 187. L. M. Castle Street. [*] Millennium. Isa. xi, 5—9. Rev. xx, 4.-10. 1 T OOK up, my soul, with glad surprise,
U Towards the joyful, coming day; When Jesus shall descend the skies,
And form a bright, a glorious day. 6. Nations shall in a day be born,
And swift, like doves, to Jesus fly; - The saints shall know no clouds return,
Nor sorrows mingled with their joy. b 3 The lion and the lamb shall feed
Together, in his peaceful reign; -And Zion, blest with heavenly bread,
of pinching wants no more complain.