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Praise and adore that boundless love,

Which brings salvation nigh.
2 Swift on the wings of time it flies,

Each moment brings it near;
Then gladly view each closing day,

Gladly each closing year.
e 3 For few, indeed, their round shall run,

Few future mornings rise ; Ere all its glories stand revealed

To our admiring eyes. .. s 4 Ye wheels of nature, speed your course :

Ye mortal powers, decay: Fast as ye bring the night of death, Ye bring eternal day. . . Pratt's Col. HYMN 371. S. M. Olmutz. [*]

Exhortation to Praise and Thanksgiving. u 1 STAND up and bless the Lord,

w Ye people of his choice: Stand up and bless the Lord your God,

With heart and soul and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,

Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear his holy name,

And laud, and magnify ?
3 O for the living flame

From his own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our souls inspire,

And wing to heaven our thought. b 4 There with benign regard

Our hymns he deigns to hear; Though unrevealed to mortal sense,

The spirit feels him near. u 5 God is our strength and song,

And his salvation ours; 'Then be his love in Christ proclaimed

With all our ransomed powers.
6 Stand up and bless the Lord,

The Lord your God adore;
Stand up and bless his glorious Name,

Henceforth, for evermore. : Montgomery.
HYMN 372. 8. &7. Greenville. [*]

Come and help us. g 1 UTARK! what mean those lamentations,

Rolling sadly through the sky ? 'Tis the cry of heathen nations

“Come and help us, or we die!"



2 Hear the heathens' sad complaining,

Christians! hear their dying cry: And, the love of Christ constraining,

Haste to help them, ere they die. Cawood. HYMN 373. 8,7 & 4. Tamworth.

Prayer for the Heathen. p10'ER the realms of pagan darkness,

Let the eye of pity gaze; See the kindreds of the people, Lost in sin's bewildering maze :

Darkness brooding

On the face of all the earth. s 2 Light of them who sit in error!

Rise and shine, thy blessings bring; Light, to lighten all the Gentiles! Rise with healing in thy wing:

To thy brightnessLet all kings and nations come. ---3 Let the heathen, now adoring

Idol-gods of wood and stone, Come, and, worshipping before him, Serve the living God alone.

Let thy glory

Fill the earth as floods the sea.
s 4 Thou! to whom all power is given,

Speak the word! at thy command,
Let the company of preachers
Spread thy name from land to land :

Lord! be with them

Always, till time's latest end! HYMN 374. L.M. Angels' Hymn. [b or *]

The Gathering of the Gentiles. 01 THE heathen perish : day by day,

I Thousands on thousands pass away! O Christians! to their rescue fly,

Preach Jesus to them ere they die.
-2 Wealth, labour, talents, freely give,

Yea, life itself, that they may live ;
What hath your Saviour done for you?

And what for him will ye not do?
u 3 Thou Spirit of the Lord, go forth,

Call in the south, wake up the north ;
Of every clime, from sun to sun,
Gather God's children into one. Montgomery.

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HYMN 375. & 6. Missionary Hymn. [*]

Come over and help us.
1 LTROM Greenland's icy mountains,

Ľ From India's coral straud,
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand,
From many an ancient river,

From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver

Their land from error's chain.
p 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 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Shall we to men benighted

The lamp of life deny ? s Salvation ! O Salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation

Has learned 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 poie;
Till o'er our ransomed nature,

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,

In bliss returns to reign. Bishop Heber.

HYMN 376. L. M. Winchelsea. [*] u1 SOVEREIGN of worlds! display thy

in power,
Be this thy Zion's favoured hour:
Bid the bright morning star arise,
And point the nations to the skies.
2 Set up thy throne where Satan reigns
On Afric's shore, in India's plains,
On wilds and continents unknown;
And make the universe thine own.

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3 Speak! and the world shall hear thy voice,
Speak! and the desert shall rejoice :
Scatter the gloom of heathen night,
And bid all nations hail the light. .

HYMN 377. P: M. Haddam. [*]

Increase of the Church.
g 1 DISE, gracious God! and shine

Nu In all thy saving might:
And prosper each design,"

To spread thy glorious light:
Let healing streams of mercy flow,..

That all the earth thy truth-may know. u 2 Put forth thy glorious power!

The nations then will see,
And earth present her store

In converts born of thee:
God, our own God, his church will bless,
And earth shall yield her full increase..

HYMN 378. C. M. Westmoreland. [*]

Prayer for the Reign of Christ.
g 1 TESUS, Immortal King, arise!

J Rise and assert thy sway,
Till earth; subdued, its tribute brings,

And distant lands obey.
u 2 Ride forth, victorious Conqueror, ride,

Till all thy foes submit,
And all the powers of hell resign

Their trophies at thy feet!
3 Send forth thy word, and let it fly,

This spacious earth around; Till every soul beneath the sun

Shall hear the joyful sound ! -4 Oh may the great Redeemer's name

Through every clime be known! And heathen gods, like Dagon, fall,

And Jesus reign alone.
s 5 From sea to sea, from shore to shore,

May Jesus be adored!
And earth, with all her millions shout,
Hosannas to the Lord.

Pratt's Col. HYMN 379. P. M. Haddam. [*]


Prayer for the Coming of the Kingdom of God. 81 DISE, Sun of Glory, rise !

N And chase those shades of night
Which now obscure the skies,

And hide the sacred light:
Oh chase those dismal shades away,

And bring the bright millennial day. -2 Send now thy Spirit down

On all the nations, Lord!
With great success to crown

The preaching of thy word :
That heathen lands may own thy sway,
And cast their idol-gods away.
-3 Then shall thy kingdom come

Among our fallen race,
And the whole earth become.

The temple of thy grace;
Whence pure devotion shall ascend,
And songs of praise, till time shall end.

Pratt's Col.

HYMN 380. H. M. Darwell's. [*]

Prayer for the Conpersion of the World.
g 1 SOVEREIGN of worlds abovę,

D And Lord of all below,
Thy faithfulness and love,

Thy power and mercy show :
Fulfill thy word, Let heathens live,

Thy Spirit give | And praise the Lord. - 2 Few be the years that roll,

Ere all shall worship thee;
The travail of his soul

Soon let the Saviour see:
s O God of grace!: Fill earth with joy,
Thy power employ; | And heaven with praise.
HYMN 381. L. M. Luton. [*]

For the Influence of the Spirit on the Word.
SPIRIT of the living God!

In all the fulness of thy grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,
Descend on our apostate race.

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