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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
Speak of mercy and of peace.
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,
Scatter sin and unbelief.
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).
“ 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
To spread Thy glorious light;
3. Put forth Thy glorious power
That Gentiles all may see,
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.
126.96.36.199. D. Ascribed to BISHOP REGINALD HEBER.
(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,
Can we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny?
F Salvation ! oh, salvation !
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation
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,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole ;
Till o'er our ransomed nature
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign. Amen.
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.
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,
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!
DR. EDWARD MILLER, (1790).
“ That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health
among all nations."-Ps. lxvii. 2.
1 SAVIOUR, sprinkle many nations,
Thirsting as for dews of even,
As the new-mown grass for rain,
Draw the nations unto Thee. dim. Thee, as Man for sinners slain.
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.