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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;
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;
Unnumber'd choirs reply. Gibbons.
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.
Enjoy the heavenly word ? :
The freemen of the Lord ! e 5 When shall th? untutor'd Heathen tribes,
A dark, bewilder'd race,
And learn and see his grace?
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!
The temples of thy praise. Rippon.
Prayer for the Latter Day Glory.
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.
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.
Shall lighten every land;
Shall the whole world command,
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.
My Redeemer and my Lord;
All were nothing to his word. 02 While the heralds of salvation
His abounding grace proclaim ;
Gladly join to spread his fame.
May the world the Saviour know:
To my Lord my all I owe.
& Shout, with joyful acclamations,
His divine-victorious love. Francis.
Charitable Collection. 1 Chron. xxix, 14.
1 With gratitude we own;
That showers its blessings down. 02 With joy the people bring
Their offerings round thy throne;
A tribute of thine own.
Great, sovereign Lord of all; Nor let our num'rous, mingling sins
The sacred ointment spoil.
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.
I. All powerful from above,
The image of thy love.
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 ;
When thron'd above the skies;
He felt compassion rise.
To raise us from the ground;
A balm for every wound. Doddridge.
Nature and Fruits of Charity.
All tender, soft and kind !
To all that's good inclin'd!