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283. God is Love.

C.M. 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

earth ;-
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.

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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 !
85. 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 !

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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. C.M. 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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3 One army of the living God,

To His command we bow;
Part of the host have cross'd the flood,

And part are crossing now.
4 Lo! thousands to their endless home

Are swiftly borne away ;
And we must to the margin come

And launch, ere long, as they.
5 Lord Jesus, be our constant guide ;-

Then, when the word is given,
Bid death's cold flood, its waves divide,

And land us safe in heaven. 288. Matthew VI. 33.

THOUGH troubles assail, and dangers
- affright;
Though friends shall all fail, and foes all

unite; Yet one thing secures us,—whatever betide, The scripture assures us--the Lord will

provide. 2 No strength of our own, nor goodness we

claim; Yet if we have known the Saviour's great

name, In Him, our strong tower, we safely may

hide; The Lord is our power,--the Lord will

provide. 3 When fled is our youth, and death is in

sight, The word, of His truth, shall still be our

light,

Though tempests may lower, with Christ

on our side, In death's darkest hour the Lord shall

provide.

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289. Revelations XV. 3. AWAKE and sing the song

• Of Moses and the Lamb; Wake every heart and every tongue

To praise the Saviour's name. 2 Sing of His dying love ;

Sing of His rising power;
Sing how he intercedes above

For those whose sins He bore. 3 Sing till we feel the heart

Ascending with the tongue :
Let every meaner joy depart,

And grace inspire the song. 4 Sing on your heavenly way,

Ye ransomed sinners sing ;
Sing on, rejoicing every day

In Christ, th' eternal king. 5 Soon shall ye hear Him say

“Ye blessed children come"Soon will He call us hence away,

And take His pilgrims home. 6 Soon shall th' enraptur'd tongue

His endless praise proclaim,
And sweeter voices swell the song

Of Moses and the Lamb !

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