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2 What though the spicy breezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle,
Though every prospect pleases,

And only man is vile?
In vain with lavish kindness

The gifts of God are strown,
The heathen in his blindness

Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Can we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Can we to men benighted

The lamp of life deny?
Salvation, O salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name. 4 Waft, waft, ye winds, His story;

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.

He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,

And rule in equity. 2 He shall come down like showers

Upon the fruitful earth;
And love, joy, hope, like flowers,

Spring in His path to birth:
Before Him, on the mountains

Shall peace, the herald, go;
And righteousness, in fountains,

From hill to valley flow. 3 Arabia's desert ranger

To Him shall bow the knee;
The Ethiopian stranger

His glory come to see:
With offerings of devotion,

Ships from the isles shall meet, To pour the wealth of ocean

In tribute at His feet. 4 Kings shall fall down before Him,

And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,

His praise all people sing:
For He shall have dominion

O'er river, sea, and shore
Far as the eagle's pinion,

Or dove's light wing, can soar. 5 For Him shall prayer unceasing

And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,

69. Tune-Wittemburg, 252. 7,6,7,6 double. Blessed be His glorious name for ever: and let

the whole earth be filled with His glory.
1 HAIL to the Lord's Anointed,

11 Great David's greater Son!
Hail, in the time appointed,

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The mountain dews shall nourish

A seed in weakness sown, Whose fruit shall spread and flourish,

And shake like Lebanon. 6 O'er every foe victorious,

He on His throne shall rest,
From age to age more glorious,

All blessing and all blest.
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;
His name shall stand for ever-

That name to us is Love.


Tune-Warrington, 45.

L.M All nations shall serve Him." 1 TESUS shall reign where'er the sun

Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 2 For Him shall endless prayer be made,

And praises throng to crown His head;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise

With every morning sacrifice.
3 People and realms of every tongue

Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim

Their early blessings on His name.
4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns;

The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.


Tune-Knecht, 243. 7,6,7,6. When God bringeth back the captivity of His people." 1 THAT the Lord's Salvation

Were out of Zion come,
To heal His ancient nation,

To lead His outcasts home.
2 How long the holy city

Shall heathen feet profane?
Return, O Lord, in pity!

Rebuild her walls again.
3 Let fall Thy rod of terror,

Thy saving grace impart;
Roll back the veil of error,

Release the fettered heart.
4 Let Israel, home returning,

Her lost Messiah see;
Give oil of joy for mourning,

And bind Thy Church to Thee.

Tune-Bristol, 70.

The land Thou gavest un to our fathers.
1 T ORD, while for all mankind we pray,

U Of every clime and coast,
O hear us for our native land, -

The land we love the most.

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Tune-Maidstone, 295. 8 line 7s. How amiable are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!1 PLEASANT are Thy courts above,

In the land of light and love;
Pleasant are Thy courts below,
In this land of sin and woe.
Oh, my spirit longs and faints
For the converse of Thy saints,
For the brightness of Thy face,

For Thy fulness, God of grace !
2 Happy birds that sing and fly

Round Thy altars, O Most High !
Happier souls that find a rest
In a heavenly Father's breast !
Like the wandering dove, that found

They can to their Ark repair,

And enjoy it ever there.
3 Happy souls! their praises flow

Even in this vale of woe;
Waters in the desert rise,
Manna feeds them from the skies;
On they go from strength to strength,
Till they reach Thy throne at length,
At Thy feet adoring fall,

Who hast led them safe through all.
4 Lord, be mine this prize to win;
Guide me through a world of sin:
Keep me by Thy saving grace;
Give me at Thy side a place:
Sun and shield alike Thou art;
Guide and guard my erring heart.
Grace and glory flow from Thee;

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Tune-St. John, 233. 6,6,6,6,8,8. | I love to stand within its walls, How amiable are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!For Thou, O Lord, art present there. 1 T ORD of the worlds above,

2 I love to tread the hallowed courts, U How pleasant and how fair

Where two or three for worship meet;
The dwellings of Thy love,

For thither Christ Himself resorts,
Thy earthly temples, are !

And makes the little band complete.
To Thine abode
My heart aspires

3 'Tis sweet to raise the common song,
With warm desires

To join in holy praise and love,
To see my God.

And imitate the blessed throng
2 O happy souls that pray

That mingle hearts and songs above.
Where God appoints to hear !

4 Within these walls may peace abound; O happy men that pay

May all our hearts in one agree!
Their constant service there !

Where brethren meet, where Christ is found,
They praise Thee still;

May peace and concord ever be !
And happy they

That love the way
To Sion's hill.


Tune-Sherborne, 293. 6 line 7s. 3 They go from strength to strength

God be merciful unto us, and bless us." Through this dark vale of tears,

1 MOD of mercy, God of grace, Till each arrives at length,

U Show the brightness of Thy face;
Till each in heaven appears:

Shine upon us, Saviour, shine,
O glorious seat,

Fill Thy Church with light divine;
When God our King

And Thy saving health extend
Shall thither bring

Unto earth's remotest end.
Our willing feet!

2 Let the people praise Thee, Lord;

Be by all that live adored; 75. Tune-Warrington, 45.


Let the nations shout and sing In the midst of the Church will I sing praise.”

Glory to their Saviour King; 1 SWEET is the solemn voice that calls

At Thy feet their tribute pay,
D The Christian to the house of prayer; I And Thy holy will obey.

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3 Let the people praise Thee, Lord;

There humbly fall before His feet,
Earth shall then her fruits afford;

For none can perish there.
God to man His blessing give,

2 Thy promise is my only plea,
Man to God devoted live;

With this I venture nigh;
All below, and all above,

Thou callest burdened souls to Thee,
One in joy, and light, and love.

And such, O Lord, am I. 77.

3 Bowed down beneath a load of sin, Tune-St. Sepulchre, 35. L.M.

By Satan sorely prest, Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

By war without, and fears within, 1 PEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

I come to Thee for rest.
D Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;

4 Be Thou my shield and hiding-place, Know that the Lord is God alone,

That, sheltered near Thy side, He can create, and He destroy.

I may my fierce accuser face, 2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

And tell him Thou hast died. Made us of clay, and formed us men;

5 O wondrous love! to bleed and die, And when like wandering sheep we strayed,

To bear the cross and shame,
He brought us to His fold again.

That guilty sinners such as I 3 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs,

Might plead Thy gracious name!
High as the heavens our voices raise;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Tune-Meinaa, 289. 6 line 78.
Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise.

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for 4 Wide as the world is Thy command,

brethren to dwell together in unity!" Vast as eternity Thy love;

lMIS a pleasant thing to see Firm as a-rock Thy truth must stand,

1 Brethren in the Lord agree; When rolling years shall cease to move.

Children of a God of love

Live as they shall live above; 78. Tune--Spohr, 167.

C.M. Acting each a Christian part, Ask, and it shall be given you.

One in life, and one in heart. 1 APPROACH, my soul, the mercy-seat, 2 As the precious ointment shed


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