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-3 True holiness shall strike its root

In each regen’rate heart; Shall in a growth divine arise,

And heavenly fruits impart. e 4 Peace, with her olives crown'd, shall stretch

Her wings from shore to shore;
No trump shall rouse the rage of war,

Nor murd'rous cannon roar. --5 Lord, for those days we wait-those days

Are in thy word foretold; o Fly swifter, sun, and stars, and bring

This promis'd age of gold. e 6 Amen-with joy divine, let earth's

Unnumber'd myriads cry;
g Amen--with joy divine, let heaven's

Unnumber'd choirs reply. Gibbons.
HYMN 184. C. M. Canterbury. [*]

Prayer for Missionaries. 1 MREAT God, the nations of the earth

V Are by creation thine ; And iri thy works, by all beheld,

Thy radiant glories shine. 0 2 But, Lord, thy greater love has sent

Thy gospel to mankind; Unveiling what rich stores of grace

Are treasur'd in thy mind. g 3 Lord, when shall these glad tidings spread

The spacious earth around; Till every tribe and every soul

Shall hear the joyful sound.
p. 4 Oh when shall Afric's sable sons

Enjoy the heavenly word ? :
And vassals long enslav'd become

The freemen of the Lord ! e 5 When shall th? untutor'd Heathen tribes,

A dark, bewilder'd race,
Sit down at our Emmanuel's feet,

And learn and see his grace?
6 Haste, sovereign Mercy, and transform

Their cruelty to love: . Soften the tiger to the Lamb,

The vulture to a dove.

7 Smile, Lord, on each divine attempt

To spread the gospel's rays!
g And build, on sin's demolish'd throne,

The temples of thy praise. Rippon.
HYMN 185. 10s. Walworth. [*]:

Prayer for the Latter Day Glory.
IT ORD of all worlds, incline thy bounteous ear,

I Thy children's voice, in tender mercy, hear, Bear thy blest promise, fix'd as hills, in mind, And shed renewing grace on lost mankind : O let thy Spirit like soft dews descend ; Thy gospel run to earth's remotest end. 2 Let Zion's walls before thee ceaseless stand, Dear as thine eye, and graven on thy hand; From earth's far regions Jacob's sons restore, Oppress'd by man, and scourg'd by thee, no more; Enrich'd with gold, adorn'd with heavenly grace, Truth their sole guide, and all their pleasure praise. 3 Then Satan's kingdom shall from earth retire, Dead forms dissolve, and furious zeal expire, The Beast's fell throne shall darkness dire surround, Mohammed's empire tumble to the ground; The dreams of Infidels in smoke decay, And all the foes of heaven shall fleet away. 4 In barren wilds shall living waters spring, Fair temples rise, and songs of transport ring; The savage mind with sweet affection warm, And light and love the yielding bosom charm : From sin's oblivious sleep the soul arise, And grace and goodness shower from balmy skies 5 Then shall mankind no more in darkness mourn, Then happy nations in a day be born; From east to west thy glorious Name be one, And one pure worship hail th' eternal Son: Remoiest realms one spotless faith unite, And o’er all regions beam the Gospel's light. 6 Then shall thy saints exult with joy divine ; Their virtues quicken, and their lives refine; Their souls improve, their songs more grateful rise, And sweeter incense cheer the morning skies ; Heaven o'er the world unfold a brighter day, And Jesus spread his reign from sea to sea.

Dwight.

HYMN. 186. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]

Zion exalted above the Hills. Isa. ii, 2–5. 1 'ER mountain tops, the mount of God,

In latter days, shall riseAbove the summit of the hills,

And draw the wondering eyes. 0 2 To this the joyful nations round,

All tribes and tongues, shall flow; Up to the mount of God, they say,

And to his house we'll go.
3 The beams that shine from Zion's hill

Shall lighten every land;
The King who reigns in Salem's towers,

Shall the whole world command,
e 4 Among the nations he shall judge,

His judgments truth shall guide ; o His sceptre shall protect the just,

And crush the sinner's pride. e 5 No war shall rage, no hostile feuds

Disturb those peaceful years ; - To ploughshares men shall beat their swords,

To pruning-hooks their spears. o 6 Come then, O house of Jacob, come,

And worship at his shrine; g And, walking in the light of God,

With holy beauties shine. Scotch Paraphrase.

HYMN 187. L. M. Castle-Street. [*]

Millennium. Isa. xi, 5—9. Rev. xx, 4—10. 1 T OOK up, my soul, with glad surprise,

U Towards the joyful, coming day, When Jesus shall descend the skies,

And form a bright, a glorious day. O 2 Nations shall in a day be born,

And swift, like doves, to Jesus fly; -The saints shall know no clouds return,

Nor sorrows mingled with their joy. b 3 The lion and the lamb shall feed

Together, in his peaceful reign; -And Zion, blest with heavenly bread, Of pinching wants no more complain.

4 The Jew, the Greek, the bond, the free,

Shall boast their sev'ral rights no more ; o But join in sweetest harmony,

Their Lord, their Sovereign, to adore. -5 Thus, till a thousand years are pass'd,

And Satan must be loos'd again;

Short is the time his reign shall last, a Ere he's confin'd in endless pain. 0 6 But the blest saints shall mount on high,

Where their deliv'ring Prince is gone; s Angels at God's command shall fiy, To bless them with a conqueror's crown. Anon.

HYMN 188. 8 & 7. Sicilian. [*]

Collection for the Spread of the Gospel.
1 W ITH my substance I will honour

My Redeemer and my Lord;
Were ten thousand worlds my manor,

All were nothing to his word. 02 While the heralds of salvation

His abounding grace proclaim ;
Let his friends of every station,

Gladly join to spread his fame.
3 May his kingdom be promoted ;

May the world the Saviour know:
Be my all to him devoted;

To my Lord my all I owe.
0 4 Praise the Saviour, all ye nations ;

& Shout, with joyful acclamations,

His divine-victorious love. Francis.
HYMN 189. S. M. Newton. [*]

Charitable Collection. 1 Chron. xxix, 14.
1 MTHY bounties, gracious Lord,

1 With gratitude we own;

That showers its blessings down. 02 With joy the people bring

Their offerings round thy throne;
With thankful souls; behold, we pay

A tribute of thine own.
e 3 Accept this humble mite,

Great, sovereign Lord of all; Nor let our num'rous, mingling sins

The sacred ointment spoil.

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4. Let the Redeemer's blood

Diffuse its virtues wide : Hallow and cleanse our every gift,

And all our follies hide. e 5 O may this sacrifice

To thee, the Lord, ascend, -An odour of a sweet perfume,

Presented by his hand. 06 Well pleas'd our God shall view

The products of his grace; And, in a plentiful reward, :: Fulfil his promises.

Scott. HYMN 190. C. M. Hymn 2d. [*]

The Good Samaritan. Luke x, 30—37.
1 FATHER of mercies, send thy grace,

I. All powerful from above,
To form in our obedient souls

The image of thy love.
b 2 O may our sympathizing breasts

That generous pleasure know; Kindly to share in others' joy,

And weep for others' wo. e 3 When the most helpless sons of grief

In low distress are laid ;
p Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,
o And swift our hands to aid.
-4 So Jesus look'd on dying men,

When thron'd above the skies;
And 'midst the embraces of thy love,

He felt compassion rise.
0 5 On wings of love the Saviour flew,

To raise us from the ground;
e And gave the richest of his blood,

A balm for every wound. Doddridge.
HYMN 191. C. M. Devizes. [*]

Nature and Fruits of Charity.
CHARITY, thou heavenly grace!

All tender, soft and kind !
A friend to all the human race,

To all that's good inclin'd!

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