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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.
The pastor's care demands :
And fill'd a Saviour's hands.
Did heav'nly bliss forego!
In raptures, or in wo.
Th' account to render there; And shouldst thou strictly mark our faults,
Lord, where should we appear!
Their own Redeemer see,
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,
But more than meet the gath’ring storm. 3 Adverse to earth's rebellious throng,
Still may I turn my fearless face,
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,
Who have not yet my Saviour known;
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 !
And love them with a zeal like thine;
ON THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
Rochdale.] HYMN 474. 48's & 2 B's.
For whom we now lift up our voice,
And tune thy people's heart.
The glory, not our own :-
To please our God alone.
T'offend thy glorious eyes !
And mar our sacrifice.
Let us our voices raise ;
And dead to human praise.
With sacred jealousy:
Our heart away from thee.
ON THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
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.
In setting forth thy love!
That endless song above.
Once more his blessings ask:
Nor worship prove a task.
From heav'n in Jesu's name,
And put our souls in frame.
Each in an honest heart;
And never with it part.
To each thy blessings suit,
Produce abundant fruit.
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.