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288 Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”—Eph. vi. 17. I SOLDIERS of the Cross, arise !

Where are crimes of blackest dye, Gird you with your armour bright; There the saving sign display. Mighty are your enemies, Hard the battle ye must fight.

5 To the weary and the worn

Tell of realms where sorrows cease ; 2 O'er a faithless fallen world

To the outcast and forlorn
Raise your banner in the sky:

Speak of mercy and of peace.
Let it float there wide unfurled ;
Bear it onward : lift it high.

6 Guard the helpless : seek the strayed ;

Comfort troubles ; banish grief ; 3 Mid the homes of want and woe,

In the might of God arrayed,
Strangers to the living word,

Scatter sin and unbelief.
Let the Saviour's herald go,
Let the voice of hope be heard.

F 7 Be the banner still unfurled,

Still unsheathed the Spirit's sword, 4 Where the shadows deepest lie,

Till the kingdoms of the world Carry truth's unsullied ray;

Are the kingdom of the Lord. Amen. Also the following :-O God of Truth, whose living Word (445).

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All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before Thee, O

Lord; and shall glorify Thy Name."-Ps. Ixxxvi. 9.

ARISE, O Lord, and shine
In all Thy saving might,
And prosper each design

To spread Thy glorious light;
Let healing streams of mercy flow,
That all the earth Thy truth may know.

3. Put forth Thy glorious power

That Gentiles all may see,
And earth present her store

In converts born to Thee: [bless ; f God, our own God, His Church shall f And earth be filled with righteousness!

2. Bring distant nations near

F4 To God, the Father, Son, To sing Thy glorious praise ;

And Spirit, ever blest, Let every people hear,

Eternal Three in One, And learn Thy holy ways.

All worship be addressed ! f Reign, mighty God! assert Thy cause ! Join all on earth, rejoice and sing ; f And govern by Thy righteous laws! Allglory give to God our King! Amen.


- men.

(See also "AURELIA," No. 509.) 290 Come over .... and help us.— Acts xvi. 9. I FROM Greenland's icy mountains, 3 Can we, whose souls are lighted From India's coral strand,

With wisdom from on high,
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Can we to men benighted
Roll down their golden sand ;

The lamp of life deny?
From many an ancient river,

F Salvation ! oh, salvation !
From many a palmy plain,

The joyful sound proclaim,
They call us to deliver

Till each remotest nation
Their land from error's chain.

Has learned Messiah's Name. P 2 What though the spicy breezes F 4 Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, Blow soft o'er Java's isle,

And you, ye waters, roll,
Though every prospect pleases,

Till, like a sea of glory,
And only man is vile ;

It spreads from pole to pole ;
In vain with lavish kindness

Till o'er our ransomed nature
The gifts of God are strown ;

The Lamb for sinners slain,
The heathen, in his blindness,

Redeemer, King, Creator,
Bows down to wood and stone !

In bliss returns to reign. Amen.

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01 And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses,

clothed in fine linen, white and clean.- Rev. xix. 14. F 1 Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass ! The powers of heaven and hell engage Ye bars of iron, yield !

For more than death or life. And let the King of Glory pass ;

pass; 4 Then fear not, faint not, halt not now, The Cross is in the field !

In Jesu's name be strong! 2 That banner, brighter than the star To Him shall every creature bow, That leads the train of night,

And sing the triumph-song :Shines on the march, and guides from

5 Uplifted are the gates of brass, His servants to the fight. [far

The bars of iron yield ; 3 A holy war those servants wage ; Behold the King of Glory pass ! In that mysterious strife

The Cross hath won the field ! Amen.

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09 Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white

already to harvest.- St. John iv. 35. f 1 LORD, her watch Thy Church is keeping: Give the word !-in every nation When shall earth Thy rule obey ?

Let the gospel trumpet sound, When shall end the night of weeping? Witnessing a world's salvation,

When shall break the promised day? To the earth's remotest bound. See the whitening harvest languish,

Waiting still the labourers' toil ; F 3 Then the end ! Thy Church completed, Was it vain--Thy Son's deep anguish? All Thy chosen gathered in, Shall the strong retain the spoil?

With their King in glory seated,

Satan bound, and banished sin ; 2 Tidings, sent to every creature, •

Gone for ever parting, weeping,
Millions yet have never heard :

Hunger, sorrow, death, and pain :Can they hear without a preacher ? Lo! her watch Thy Church is keeping ; Lord Almighty, give the word !

Come, Lord Jesus, come to reign!




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That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health

among all nations."-Ps. lxvii. 2.

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1 SAVIOUR, sprinkle many nations,

Thirsting as for dews of even,
Fruitful let Thy sorrows be ;

As the new-mown grass for rain,
By Thy pains and consolations, cres. Thee they seek, as God of heaven,

Draw the nations unto Thee. dim. Thee, as Man for sinners slain.
Of Thy Cross the wondrous story,
Be it to the nations told ;

3 Saviour, lo! the isles are waiting, S Let them see Thee in Thy glory

Stretched the hand, and strained the And Thy mercy manifold.

For Thy Spirit new creating, [sight,

Love's pure flame and wisdom's light. 2 Far and wide, though all unknowing, Give the word ! and of the preacher

Pants for Thee each mortal breast; Speed the foot and touch the tongue Human tears for Thee are flowing, cres. Till on earth by every creature Human hearts in Thee would rest. f Glory to the Lamb be sung! Amen.

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