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4 May Jesus, the Sụn of all righteousness,

pour The beams of His mercy on each distant

shore, Till all the world know His rich love and

decreesAs waters e'en cover the depth of the seas ! 5 Till each, and all kingdoms are those of

the Lord,
And nations are swayed by the rule of

His word,
Till tribes and all people triumphantly sing
The praises of Christ, our once-crucified

King !
281. Isaiah XLII. 1-4.
CLOTH'D in mortal's mean apparel

Sinner, see the Saviour here;
Tried with pain and bitter travail,
Poverty and toil severe ;

Lo! my servant
Stoops from His eternal throne.
2 He in whom my soul delighteth,

Mine elect, Mine only Son,
Heav'n's transcendent glory slighteth,
Girds the servant's raiment on,

He to save Thee
Leaves His Father's glorious throne.
3 Contrite sinner, griev'd and groaning,

Pierced by sin's envenomed dart;
Bruised, lamenting, deeply moaning,
He will heal thy spirit's smart :

To the Saviour
Sinner yield thy grateful heart.

4 Though thy lamp be " dimly burning,"

Tho' thy gratitude be small,
Never from His promise turning,
Love from Thee will He recall :

Shall the work begun receive.


282. Seaman's Hymn. WHEN through the torn sail the wild

tempest is streaming, When o'er the dark wave the red lightning

is gleaming, Nor hope lends a ray the poor seaman to

cherish, We fly to our Maker-"Help, Lord ! or

we perish!" 2 Oh Jesus! once tossed on the breast of the

billow, Aroused by the shriek of despair from Thy

pillow, Now seated in glory, the mariner cherish, Who cries in his danger—"Help, Lord !

or we perish !" 3 And oh, when the whirlwind of passion

is raging, When hell in our heart his wild warfare

is waging, Arise in Thy strength, Thy redeemed to

cherish, Rebuke the destroyer—"Help, Lord ! or

we perish !"


283. God is Love. COME ye that know and fear the Lord,

And raise your thoughts above; Let every heart and voice accord

To sing that God is love." 2 This precious truth His word declares,

And all His mercies prove; Jesus the Gift of gifts appears

To shew that God is love."
3 Behold His patience bearing long

With those who from Him rove ;
Till mighty grace their hearts subdues,

To teach them" God is love." 4 The work begun is carried on

By power from heaven above ; And every step from first to last,

Declares that God is love." 5 O may we all, while here below,

This best of blessings prove;
Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds,

Proclaim that God is love." 284.

The Lord's Day.
THIS day the light of heavenly birth,

First streamed upon the new-born

O Lord, this day upon us shine,

And fill our souls with LIGHT divine. 2 This day the Saviour left the grave,

And rose, omnipotent to save ;-
O Jesus, may we raised be
From death of sin to LIFE in Thee.



3 This day the Holy Spirit came

With fiery tongues of cloven flame;-
O Spirit, fill our hearts this day.

With grace to hear, and grace to pray. 4 O day of Light, and LIFE, and GRACE !

From earthly toils sweet resting place!
Thy hallowed hours, best gift of love,

Give we again to God above ! 285. Missionary Hymn. FAR

o'er earth's remotest regions,

Glorious gospel speed thy way;
Spirit, source of ev'ry blessing-
Chase the shades of night away-

With salvation
Let Thy glorious work be crown'd.
2 Afric's sons release from bondage,

By the pow'r Thy gospel wields-
Bounteous land, where balmy breezes
Fans our earth's most fertile fields ;

Christ's salvation
Freedom full, and lasting yields.
3 Ocean's isles, and wealthy India-

Western lands, where satan reigns ;
Rescue from the tyrant's thraldom,
Burst their bands, and break their chains;

Gracious Spirit !
Let the sin-born captive free.
4 Holy Ghost, the night dispelling,

Rise with healing on Thy wings-
Heaven's eternal light revealing-
With the peace Thy presence brings,

Blessed Spirit!
Hasten Christ our Saviour's reign !



286. Worthy the Lamb.
O COME, ye saints of God,

Declare through earth abroad,
Our Saviour's fame :
Tell what His love has done ;
Trust in His name alone;
Sing loudly to His throne,

Worthy the Lamb!"
2 Hence, gloomy doubts and fears,
Dry up your mournful tears ;

Swell the glad theme;
To Christ, our gracious King,
Strike each melodious string,
Join heart and voice to sing

Worthy the Lamb !"
3 Hark, how the choirs above,
Filled with the Saviour's love,

Dwell on His name !
There, too, may we be found,
With light and glory crowned ;
While all the heavens resound,

Worthy the Lamb!” 287. The Communion of Saints. THE saints on earth, and those above,

But one communion make;
Joined to their Lord in bonds of love,

All of His grace partake.
2 One family, we dwell in Him;

One church, above, beneath ;
Though now divided by the stream-

The narrow stream of death.


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