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Thy strearns salvation bring,

The waters never fail :
Still they endure, and still they flow,

For all our wo a sovereign cure. 0 2 Blest be His wounded side,

And blest his bleeding heart,
Who all in anguish dy'd,

Such favours to impart.
His sacred blood shall make us clean
From ev'ry sin—and fit for God.
3 To that dear source of love

Our souls this day would come: ..
And thither from above,

Lord, call the nations home; o That Jew and Greek, with rapt'rous songs, On all their tongues, thy praise may speak.

HYMN 176. C. M. Christmas. [*]

Highway to Zion. Isa. xxxv, 8-10.
1 CING, ye redeemed of the Lord,

D Your great deliv’rer sing,
Pilgrims, for Zion's city bound,

Be joyful in your King.
2 See the fair way his hand has rais'd,
e How holy, and how plain!
-Nor shall the simplest trav'ler err,

Nor ask the track in vain. 3 No ravening lion shall destroy,

Nor lurking serpent wound;

Through all the path are found. 04 A hand Divine shall lead you on,

Through all the blissful road;
Till to the sacred mount you rise,

And see your smiling God.
o 5 There, garlands of immortal joy

Shall bloom on every head; While sorrow, sigbing, and distress,

Like shadows all are fled.

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Pursue his footsteps still;
And let the prospect cheer your eye,

While labouring up the hill. Doddridge. HYMN 177. 8 & 7. Drummond. [*]

Safety and happiness of Zion. Is. xxxiii, 20, 21. 1 CLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

V Zion, city of our God! e He whose word cannot be broken,

Form'd thee for his own abode : g On the rock of ages founded

What can shake thy sure repose ? With salvation's walls surrounded,

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. 02 See the streams of living waters,

Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove :
e Who can faint, while such a river

Ever flows, their thirst t' assuage ?
-Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver,

Never fails, from age to age.
3 Round each habitation hovering,

See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a covering,

Showing that the Lord is near :
Thus deriving from their banner,

Light by night, and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna,

Which he gives them when they pray. Newton.

HYMN 178. L. M. Blendon. [*]

God, the Defence of Zion. Ezek. xlviii, 35.

S birds their infant brood protect, 1 And spread their wings to shelter them; Thus saith the Lord to his elect, d 'So will I guard Jerusalem. e 2 And what then is Jerusalem,

This darling object of his care?

Where is its worth in God's esteem ? a Who built it ?-Who inhabits there? -3 Jehovah founded it in blood,

The blood of his incarnate Son ;
There dwell the saints, once foes to God,
The sinners, whom he calls his own.
4 There, though besieg'd on every side;
Yet much belov’d, and guarded well,

o From age to age they have defied

The utmost force of earth and hell. e 5 Let earth repent, and hell despair, i o This city has a sure defence ; d Her name is call’d, “ The Lord is there ;" e And who has power to drive Him thence ?

Cowper. HYMN 179. 8 & 7. Drummond. [*]

Future Peace and Glory of Zion. Isa. Ix, 15, 20.
1 TTEAR what God the Lord hath spoken,

IL O my people, faint and few;
Comfortless, afflicted, broken,
O Fair abodes I build for you :
-Scenes of heartfelt tribulation

Shall no more perplex your ways: d You shall name your walls Salvation, - And your gates shall all be praise.” b 2 There, like streams that feed the garden,

Pleasures, without end, shall flow; --For the Lord, your faith rewarding,

All his bounty shall bestow : Still, in undisturb'd possession,

Peace and righteousness shall reign; Never shall you feel oppression

Hear the voice of war again. 3 Ye, no more, your suns declining,

Waning moons no more shall see; But, your griefs for ever ending,

Find eternal noon in me. o God will rise, and, shining o'er you,

Change to day the gloom of night; g He, the Lord, will be your glory, God, your everlasting light. Cowper. HYMN 180. L. M. Worship. [b]

Prayer for Zion. 1 TNDULGENT Sovereign of the skies,

1 And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear? While feeble mortals raise their cries,

Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear ? e 2 How shall thy servants give thee rest,

Till Zion's mouldering walls thou raise ;

& He, hange to®zand, shin me.

Till thy le Jerusale supplianwait:

-Till thy own power shall stand confess'd,

And make Jerusalem a praise ? e 3 For this, a lowly, suppliant crowd

Here, in thy sacred temple, wait : --For this we lift our voices loud,

And call, and knock at mercy's gate. e 4 Look down, O God, with pitying eye,

And view the desolations round;
e See what wide realms in darkness lie,
-And hurl their idols to the ground.
0 5 Loud let the gospel trumpet blow,

And call the nations from afar ;
Let all the Isles their Saviour know,
And earth's remotest ends draw near. Doddridge

HYMN 181. L. M. Blendon. [b *]

Prayer for Zion's Increase. Isa. li, 9. d1 ARM of the Lord, awake, awake!

A Put on thy strength-the nations shake! -And let the world, adoring, see

Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee.

2 Say to the heathen from thy throne, d 'I am Jehovah God alone !"" -Thy voice their idols shall confound,

And cast their altars to the ground. e 3 No more let human blood be spilt

Vain sacrifice for human guilt!

But to each conscience be applied
e The blood that flow'd from Jesus' side.
04 Arm of the Lord, thy power extend ;

Let Mahomet's impostures end;
Break superstition's Papal chain,

And the proud scoffer's rage restrain. o 5 Let Zion's time of favour come;

O bring the tribes of Israel home:
And let our wondering eyes behold
Gentiles and Jews in Christ's one fold.
8 6 Almighty God, thy grace proclaim,

In every land of every name;
Let adverse powers before thee fall,
And crown the Saviour-Lord of all. Ms. Col.

HYMN 182. L. M. Leeds. [*] Longing for the promised Spread of the Gospel. Dan. ii, 45. 1 L XERT thy power, thy rights maintain,

U Insulted-everlasting King! -The influence of thy crown increase,

And strangers to thy footstool bring. e 2 We long to see that happy time,

That dear, expected, blessed day! o When countless myriads of our race

The second Adam shall obey.
-3 The prophecies must be fulfill'd,

Though earth and hell should dare oppose;
The Stone cut from the mountain's side,
Though unobserv'd; to empire grows.
4 Soon shall the blended Image fall, -
Brass, silver, iron, gold, and clay;
And superstition's gloomy reign
To light and liberty give way.

5 In one sweet symphony of praise, o Gentile and Jew shall then unite ;

And Infidelity, asham’d,
Sink in th' abyss of endless night.
6 Soon Afric's long enslaved sons
Shall join with Europe's polish'd race,
To celebrate, in different tongues,

The glories of redeeming grace.
g 7 From east to west, from north to south,

Emmanuel's kingdom shall extend ; --And every man, in every face,

Shall meet a brother and a friend. Voke.

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HYMN 183. C. M. Mitcham. [*] .

Prayer for the Success of Missions. Ps. lxxii, 7, 8. 1 T ORD, send thy word, and let it fly,

L Arm’d with thy Spirit's power; o Ten thousands shall confess its sway,

And bless the saving hour. 0 2 Beneath the influence of thy grace,

The barren wastes shall rise, With sudden greens, and fruits array'dg A blooming Paradise.

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