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to the Jews.
2 Lord! Thou didst love Jerusalem;

Once she was all thine own;
Her love thy fairest heritage;

Her power thy glory's throne;
Till evil came and blighted

Thy long-loved olive-tree,
And Salem's shrines were lighted

For other gods than Thee.

3 Then sank the star of Solyma;

Then pass'd her glory's day;
Like heath that in the wilderness

The wild wind whirls away:
Silent and waste her bowers,

Where once the mighty trod;
And sunk those guilty towers,

Where Baal reign'd as god.

4 But soon shall other pictured scenes

In brighter vision rise,
When Zion's sun shall seven-fold shine

On all her mourners' eyes;
And on her mountains beauteous stand

The messengers of peace:
“Salvation, by the Lord's right hand !"

They shout, and never cease.

to the Heathen. 395

- L. M. Preaching Christ to the Gentiles. Isa. xlili, 6. Matt. x, 8. Mark xvi, 18. 1 THE heathen perish, day by day

Thousands on thousands pass away;
O Christians ! to their rescue fly;

Preach Jesus to them ere they die! 2 Wealth, labour, talents, freely give,

Yea life, if they may also live;
What hath your Saviour done for you!

And now your all to Him is due. 3 O Spirit of the Lord ! go forth !

Call in the south, wake up the north!
Of ev'ry clime, from zone to zone,

Gather God's children into one! 396

7.6. Salvation proclaimed from pole to pole.

Isa. xi, 9. Acts xvi, 9. Rev. xiv, 6.
1 FROM Greenland's icy mountains,

From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand,
From many an ancient river,

From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver

Their land from error's chain.

to the Heathen.
2 What though the spicy breezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's islo,
Though every prospect pleases,

And only man is vile;
In vain with lavish kindness

The gifts of God are strewn,
The heathen, in his blindness,

Bows down to wood and stone

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Shall we, to men benighted

The lamp of life deny?
Salvation! Oh! salvation!

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name.

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story!

And you, ye waters, roll !
Till, like a sea of glory,

It spread from pole to pole;
Till o'er our ransom'd nature

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,

In bliss return to reign!

to the Heathen.

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8. 7. 4.

Missionaries encouraged.
Matt. xxviii, 19, 20. Rom. I, 16; xv, 20, 21.

1 Men 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 !

2 Of his gospel not ashamed,

As the power of God to save,
Go, where Christ was never named,
Publish freedom to the slave!

Blessed freedom!.
Such as Zion's children have.

3 When exposed to fears and 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.

to the Heathen.
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148th.
The gospel preached in every land.
Ps. Ixviii, 31, 32; Ixxii, 8-11. Obad. 21.
With songs of grateful praise
Surround Jehovah's seat;
The goodness of his ways

Through all the earth repeat;
His mercy rose ere time was known,

And from his throne eternal flows. 2 He bids his light arise,

And sends his gospel forth;
From east to west it flies,

And fills the south and north:
His mighty grace its power imparts,
And willing hearts his truth embrace.

Then far as isles extend,
To the vast ocean's bound,
Let kings to Jesus bend,

And pour their off'rings round;
Arabia raise the song divine,
And Afric join t'exalt his praise.

Let India's fertile shore
Its gifts and honours bring,
To hail the Saviour's power,

To crown Immanuel King:
Remotest lands their homage pay,
Till all obey his high commands.

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