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Mercy proclaimed to a ruined world.
Isa. xliii, 6, 6. Ezek. xxxvii, 9. Mal. iv, 2.
· 1 COME, Thou mighty King of kings!

Rise with healing in thy wings;
Bare thine arm, and ride on high,

Glorious in thy majesty!
2 Thou hast mercy still in store

E'en for India's coral shore;
Afric's sable sons shall know

Thou hast mercy to bestow.
3 North and south and east and west,

All, are waiting to be blest;
Come and bless them, Prince of peace!

Give their fetter'd souls release.
4[Where the Moslem's crescents wave,

Manifest thy power to save;
Plant thy blood-stain'd banner, Lord!

Conqu’ring by thy Spirit's sword.] 5 Thus shall earth's extended frame

Swell the trophies of thy name,
And redeemed souls confess:-

Jesus is our Righteousness.
6 Saviour! send thy Spirit down;

By his work thy pleasure crown:
If He breathe not on the slain,
All our efforts are in vain.

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C. M.
Christian sympathy...
Ruth 11, 16, 18. John xiii, 84. Rom. xii, 16.
1 FATHER of mercies ! send thy grace

All-powerful from above
To form in our obedient souls

The image of thy love.

2 Oh! may our sympathising breast

That gen'rous pleasure know,
Freely to share in others' joy,

And weep for others' woe.

3 Whene'er the helpless sons of grief

In low distress are laid,
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,

And swift our hands to aid.

A So Jesus look'd on dying men,

Enthroned above the skies;
And, when He saw their lost estate,

Felt his compassion rise.

5 Since Christ, to save our guilty souls,

On wings of mercy flew,
We, whom the Saviour thus hath lov'd,

Should love each other too.

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L. M.
Bearing each other's burdens.
Prov. xix, 17. Acts xx, 35. 2 Cor. ix, 6.
| HELP US, O Lord! thy yoke to wear,

Delighting in thy perfect will,
Gladly each other's woes to bear,

And thus thy law of love fulfil.
2[He, that hath pity on the poor,

Lendeth his substance to the Lord;
And lo! his recompense is sure;

For more than all shall be restor'd.]
3 Who sparingly his seed bestows,

He sparingly shall also reap;
But whoso plentifully sows,

The plenteous sheaves his hand shall heap. 4[Teach us with glad and grateful heart,

As Thou hast bless'd our various store,
From our abundance to impart

A liberal portion to the poor.]
5 To Thee our all devoted be,

In whom we breathe, and move, and live:
Freely we have received from Thee;

Freely may we rejoice to give.
6 And while we thus obey thy word,

And ev'ry call of want relieve,
Oh! may we find it, gracious Lord !
More bless'd to give, than to receive.

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0. M. The blessedness of giving. Job xxix, 11-16. Ps. xli, 1-3; cxii, 9.

1 Blest is the man, whose softning heart

Feels all another's pain,
To whom the supplicating eye

Is never raised in vain:

2 Whose breast expands with gen'rons warmth

A brother's woes to feel,
And bleeds with pity o'er the wound,

It wants the power to heal.

3 He spreads his kind supporting arms

To every child of grief;
His secret bounty largely flows,

And brings, unask’d, relief.

4 To him protection shall be shown;

And mercy from above
Descend on those, who thus fulfil

The perfect law of love.

Children's Hymns.

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Youthful travellers to Zion.
Prov. ii, 10, 11.. 3 John 4.

i God of mercy, throned on high!

Listen from thy lofty seat;
Hear, O hear, our feeble cry;

Guide, V guide, our wandering feet! 2 Young and erring travellers, we

All our dangers do not know;
Scarcely fear the stormy sea;

Hardly feel the tempest blow.

3 Jesus, Lover of the young!

Cleanse us with thy blood divine;
Ere the tide of sin grow strong,

Save us, keep us, make us thine.

4 Let us ever hear thy voice,

Ask thy counsel every day;
Saints and angels will rejoice

If we walk in wisdom's way.

5 Saviour give us faith, and pour • Hope and love on every soulHope, till time shall be no more;

Love, while endless ages roll,

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