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Axbridge.) HYMN 471. C. M. 1 ET Zion's watchmen all awake

Now let them from the mouth of God,

Their awful charge receive.
2 'Tis not a cause of small import,

The pastor's care demands :
But what might fill an angel's heart,

And fill'd a Saviour's hands.
3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord

Did heav'nly bliss forego!
For souls, which must for ever live,

In raptures, or in wo.
4 And to the great tribunal haste,

Th' account to render there; And shouldst thou strictly mark our faults,

Lord, where should we appear!
5 May they that Jesus whom they preach,

Their own Redeemer see,
And watch thou daily o'er their souls

That they may watch for thee. Alfreton.] HYMN 472. L. M. 1

TEEL me to shame, reproach, disgrace, Set like a flint my steady face,

Harden to adamant my brow. 2 Bold may I wax, exceeding bold,

My high commission to perform,
Nor shrink thy harshest truths t unfold,

But more than meet the gath’ring storm. 3 Adverse to earth's rebellious throng,

Still may I turn my fearless face,
Stand as an iron pillar strong,

And steadfast as a wall of brass.



4 Give me thy might, thou God of pow'r,

Then let or men, or fiends assail, Strong in thy strength, I'll stand a tow'r,

Impregnable to earth or hell.

Wexford.] HYMN 473. 6 lines 8's. 1 LIVE me the faith which can remove

And sink the mountain to a plain ; Give me the childlike praying love,

Which longs to build thy house again : Thy love let it my heart o'erpow'r,

And all my simple soul devour. 2 I want an even, strong desire,

I want a calmly-fervent zeal, To save poor souls out of the fire,

To snatch them from the verge of hell, And turn them to a pard’ning God,

And quench the brands in Jesu's blood. 3 I would the precious time redeem,

And longer live for this alone,
To spend, and to be spent for them,

Who have not yet my Saviour known;
Fully on these my mission prove,

And only breathe, to breathe thy love. 4 My talents, gifts, and graces, Lord,

Into thy blessed hands receive; And let me live to preach thy word ;

And let me to thy glory live; My every sacred moment spend

In publishing the sinner's Friend. 5 Enlarge, inflame, and fill my heart,

With boundless charity divine !
So shall I all my strength exert,

And love them with a zeal like thine;
And lead them to thy open side,
The sheep for whom their Shepherd died.


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Rochdale.] HYMN 474. 48's & 2 B's.

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For whom we now lift up our voice,
And all our strength exert;
Vouchsafe the grace we humbly claim;
Compose into a thankful frame,

And tune thy people's heart.
2 While in the heavenly work we join,
Thy glory be our whole design,

The glory, not our own :-
Still let us keep our end in view,
And still the pleasing task pursue,

To please our God alone.
3 The secret pride, the subtle sin,
O let it never more steal in,

T'offend thy glorious eyes !
To desecrate our hallow'd strain,
And make our solemn service vain,

And mar our sacrifice.
4 To magnify thy awful name,
To spread the honours of the Lamb,

Let us our voices raise ;
Our souls' and bodies' powers unite,
Regardless of our own delight,

And dead to human praise.
5 Still let us on our guard be found,
And watch against the power of sound,

With sacred jealousy:
Lest, haply, sense should damp our zeal,
And music's charms bewitch and steal

Our heart away from thee.



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6 That hurrying strife far off remove, That noisy burst of selfish love,

Which swells the formal song ; The joy from out our hearts arise, And speak and sparkle in our eyes,

And vibrate on our tongue. 7 Theo let us praise, our common Lord, And sweetly join with one accord

Thy goodness to proclaim: Jesus, thyself in us reveal, And all our faculties shall feel

Thy harmonizing name.
8 With calmly-reverential joy,
O let us all our lives employ

In setting forth thy love!
And raise in death our triumph higher,
And sing, with all the heavenly choir,

That endless song above.
Delacourt.] HYMN 475. C. M.
NCE more we come before our God;

Once more his blessings ask:
O may not duty seem a load!

Nor worship prove a task.
2 Father, thy quick’ning Spirit send,

From heav'n in Jesu's name,
To make our waiting minds attend,

And put our souls in frame.
3 May we receive the word we hear,

Each in an honest heart;
And keep the precious treasure there,

And never with it part.
4 To seek thee all our hearts dispose,

To each thy blessings suit,
And let the seed thy servant sows

Produce abundant fruit.

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Alfreton.) HYMN 476. L. M.

FIRST PART. 1 VATHER of all, whose powerful voice

Call’d forth this universal frame! Whose mercies over all rejoice,

Through endless ages still the same; Thou by thy word upholdest all;

Thy bounteous love to all is show'd: Thou hear'st thy every creature's callg

And fillest every mouth with good. 2 In heaven thou reign'st enthron'd in light,

Nature's expanse before thee spread; Earth, air, and sea, before thy sight,

And hell's deep gloom, are open laid ! Wisdom and might, and love are thine,

Prostrate before thy face we fall, Confess thine attributes divine,

And hail thee sovereign Lord of all. 3 Thee, sovereign Lord, let all confess,

That move in earth, or air, or sky: Revere thy power, thy goodness bless,

Tremble before thy piercing eye; All ye who owe to him your birth,

In praise your every hour employ : Jehovah reigns! be glad, O earth; And shout, ye morning-stars, for joy!

SECOND PART. 1 SON of thy Sire's eternal love,

Take to thyself thy mighty power ; Let all earth's sons thy mercy prove,

Let all thy wondrous grace adore ; The triumphs of thy love display;

In every heart reign thou alone, Till all thy foes confess thy sway,

And glory end what grace begun.

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