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191 "God said, Let there be light : and there was light."
Life-giving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight !
cres Move o'er the waters' face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth's darkest place
f Let there be light !
Wisdom, Love, Might !
cres Boundless as ocean's tide
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth, far and wide Si | Let there be light !
| Let there be light ! Amen.
192 “ The gospel must first be published among all nations.” I mf FROM Greenland's icy mountains, 3mf Can we, whose souls are lighted From India's coral strand,
With wisdom from on high,
The lamp of life deny?
f Salvation ! oh, salvation !
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation
Has learned Messiah's name. a mf What though the spicy breezes 4 f Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle,
And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
Till, o'er our ransomed nature,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
In bliss returns to reign. Amen
J. H. KNECHT.
A - men,
" That the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified.”
Mighty shall the harvest be;
4mf Lord of harvest, let there be Word of Life, most pure and strong, Joy and strength to work for Thee; Lo! for thee the nations long; cres Let the nations far and near pread, till from its dreary night See Thy light and learn Thy fear. the world awakes to light.
194 " In His days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long
as the moon endureth." if HAIL to the Lord's Anointed, 4 P He shall come down like showers Great David's greater Son !
Upon the fruitful earth ;
Spring in His path to birth :
Shall peace, the herald, go;
From hill to valley flow. 2 mf He comes with succour speedy 5 inf Kings shall fall down before Him To those who suffer wrong ;
And gold and incense bring ;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all people sing : cres To give them songs for sighing, cres For He shall have dominion Their darkness turn to light,
O'er river, sea, and shore ; dim Whose souls, condemned and dying, Far as the eagle's pinion, mf Were precious in His sight.
Or dove's light wing, can soar. 3mf By such shall He be feared
6 p For Him shall prayer unceasing While sun and moon endure,
And daily vows ascend, Beloved, obeyed, revered ;
cres His kingdom still increasing, For He shall judge the poor,
A kingdom without end : Through changing generations, mf The mountain-dews shall nourish With justice, mercy, truth,
A seed, in weakness sown, While stars maintain their stations, cres Whose fruit shall spread and flourisk Or moons renew their youth.
And shake like Lebanon.
He on His throne shall rest,
All-blessing and all-blest:
His covenant remove;