Isaac Watts.

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Till in heaven we take our place ;
€ Till we cast our crowns before thee,
a Lost in wonder, love, and praise 1 Madan's Coh,



Select. HYMN 128, 129, 130. 587

HYMN 128. C. M. Reading, [b *]
Seed in different Grounds. Matt. xiii. 3.

1 ~\7"E sons of earth, prepare the plough,

JL Break up your fallow ground :
The sower is gone forth to sow,
And scatter blessings round.

2 The seed that finds a stony soil,
Shoots forth a hasty blade ;

But ill repays the sower's toil,

Soon withered, scorched, and dead,

3 The thorny ground is sure to balk
All hopes of harvest there ;

"We find a tall and sickly stalk,
But not the fruitful ear.

4 The beaten path and highway side
Receive the trust in vain ;

The watchful birds the prey divide,

And pick up all the grain.
o 5 But where the Lord of grace and power

Has blessed the happy field ;
How plenteous is the golden store,

The deep- wrought furrows yield !
e 6 Father of mercies, we have need

Of thy preparing grace ;
— Let the same hand that gives the seed.

Provide a fruitful place. Cowper,

HYMN 129. L. M. Sicilian. [*]

Close of Worship.

1 T^ISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord;
\^ Help us to feed upon thy word ;

All that has been amiss, forgive,
And let thy truth within us live.

2 Though we are guilty, thou art good ;
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood ;
Give every fettered soul release.

And bid us all depart in peace. Hart.

HYMN 130. L. M. Portugal. [*]

Close of Worship.
1 r I IHE peace which God alone reveals,
-H_ And by his word of grace imparts,
Which only the believer feels,
JDirect, and keep, and cheer our hearty.



588 HYMN 131, 132. Select.

2 And may the holy Three in One,

The Father, Word, and Comforter,

Pour an abundant blessing down

On every soul assembled here. Newton.

HYMN 131. C. M. Hymn 2d. [*]
Close of Worsldp.

1 TVrOW may the God of peace and love,
_L 1 Who from th' imprisoned grave

Restored the Shepherd of the sheep,
Omnipotent to save ; —

2 Through the rich merits of that blood,
Which he on Calvary spilt,

To make th' eternal covenant sure,
On which our hopes are built; —

3 Perfect our souls in every grace.
To accomplish all his will ;

And all that's pleasing in his sight.
Inspire us to fulfill !

4 For the great Mediator's sake
We every blessing pray ;

g With glory let his name be crowned,

Through heaven's eternal day. Gibbons

HYMN 132. H. JVI. Allerton, [* b]

Jubilee.

LOW ye the trumpet, blow ;
The gladly solemn sound
Let all the nations know,
To earth's remotest bound :
o The year of jubilee is come,

Return, ye ransomed sinners, home !

— 2 Exalt the Lamb of God,
c The sin-atoning Lamb ;

— Redemption by his blood.
Through all the world proclaim :

o The year, &c.

e 3 Ye who have sold for nought,
The heritage above,

— Come take it back unbought,
The gift of Jesus' love :

The year, &c.



Select. HYMN 133. 589

— 4 Ye slaves of sin and hell,
Your liberty receive ;
And safe in Jesus dwell,
And blest in Jesus live :

The year, &c.

•r- 5 The gospel trumpet hear,

The news of pardoning grace ;

Ye happy souls, draw near.

Behold your Saviour's face :
o The year, &c.

— 6 Jesus, our great high priest,
Has full atonement made ;
Ye weary spirits, rest ;

Ye mourning souls, be glad :
9 The year of jubilee is come,

Return, ye ransomed sinners, home ! Topladv.

HYMN 133. C. M. Zion. Hymn 2d. [* b]
Tfie Lord's Prayer.

1 Tj^ATHER of all, we bow to thee,
_i_ Who dwell'st in heaven adored ;

But present still through all thy works,
The universal Lord.

8 Forever hallowed be thy name,

By all below the skies ;
And may thy kingdom still advance,

Till grace to glory rise.

3 Thy glorious purpose, Lord, fulfill^
Let all thy glory see ;

And, as in heaven thy will is done.
On earth so let it be.

4 Our wants with every morning grow.
With food these wants supply ;

And on our souls the Bread bestow
To eat — and never die !

5 Our sins before thee we confess j
O may they be forgiven !

As we to others mercy show,
We mercy beg of heaven.

6 Still let thy grace our life direct J
From evil guard our way ;

^nd in temptation's fatal path.
Permit us not to stray.



590 HYMN 134, 135. Select.

7 For thine's the power, the kingdom thine,

All glory's due to thee :
Thine from eternity they were.

And thine shall ever be.

HYMN 134. L. M. ArmUy. [b *]

Exhortation to Prayer.

1 "\lt7"HAT various hind'rances we meet,

Y T In coming to a mercy seat !
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there ?

2 Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw ;
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw ;

Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ;
Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright j
And Satan trembles when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees.
e 4 While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel's side ;
Bat when through weariness they failed,
That moment Amalek prevailed.

5 Have you no words .'' Ah, think again ;
Words flow apace when you complain.
And fill a fellow-creature's ear

With the sad tale of all your care.

6 Were half the breath thus vainly spent,
To heaven in supplication sent.

Your cheerful song would oftener be,

" Hear what the Lord hath done for me." Cowper.

HYMN 135. 7s. Fairfax. [*]
Power of Prayer. Acts xii. 5 — 12.

1 XN themselves as weak as worms,
JL How can poor believers stand.

When temptations, foes, and storms.
Press them close on every hand .?

2 Weak indeed they feel they are,
But they know the throne of grace j
And the God, who answers prayer,
Helps them when they seek his face.

3 Though the Lord awhile delay,
Succour they at length obtain ;



Select HYMN 136, 137 591

He who taught their hearts to pray,
Will not let thera cry in vain.

4 Wrestling prayer can wonders do.
Bring relief in deepest straits ;
' Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates, Newton.

HYMN 136. C. M. Bangor, [b]
Public Fast. Joel i. 14.
1 OEE, gracious Lord, before thy throne,

k3 Thy mourning people bend !
'Tis on thy sovereign grace alone,
Our humble hopes depend.

e 2 Tremendous judgments, from thy hand,
Thy dreadful powers display ;
Yet mercy spares this guilty land.
And still we live to pray.

p 3 How changed, alas ! are truths divine,

For error, guilt, and shame !
What impious numbers, bold in sin,

Disgrace the Christian name.
— 4 O turn us, turn us, mighty Lord,

By thy resistless grace ;
Then shall our hearts obey thy word.

And humbly seek thy face.
o 5 Then, should insulting foes invade,

We shall not sink in fear ;
o Secure of never-failing aid.

When God, our God, is near. Steele

HYMN 137. C. M. Wantage, [b]
Public 'Fast. Gen. xviii. 23 — 32.

1 '¥"T|THEN Abrah'm, full of sacred awe,

T V Before Jehovah stood ;
And with a humble fervent prayer,
For guilty Sodom sued : —

2 With what success, what wondrous grace-
Was his petition crowned !

The Lord would spare, if in that place
Ten righteous men were found.

3 And could a single holy soul
So rich a boon obtain ?

Great God, and shall a nation pray,
And plead with thee in vain ?



592 HYMN 138, 139. Select.

o 4 Still we are thine — we bear thy name j

Here yet is thine abode ;
Q Long has thy presence blessed our land —
e Forsake us not, O God ! Scott.

HYMN 138, L. M. WorsU^. [b]

Puhlie Fast, Ezek. ix. 4—6.

e 1 1^ RIGHTEOUS God, thou Judge supreme,
\^ We tremble at thy dreadful nanjie !
And all our crying guilt we own,
In dust and tears before thy throne.

e 2 So manifold our crimes have been,.

Such cijimson tincture dyes our sin,

That, could we all its horrors know,

Our streaming eyes with blood might flow.
3 Estranged from reverential awe,

We trample on thy sacred law :
p And though such wonders grace has done,

Anew we crucify thy Son.

e 4 Justly might this polluted land

Prove all the vengeance of thy hand ;
a And bathed in heaven, thy sword, might comej^

To drink our blood and seal onx doom.
e 5 Yet hast thou not a remnant here,

Whose souls are filled with pious fear.''

O bring thy Vi^onted mercy nigh.

While prostrate at thy feet they lie.

p 6 Behold their tears., attend their moan,
Nor turn away their secret groan :
With these we join our humble prayer;
Our nation shield, our country ^are. Doddkidg:^-.

HYMN 139. L. M. FsaJm 97th. [b]

Fast. God's Controxcrsy. Mic. vi. I — 3.

e 1 T ISTEN, ye hills ; ye mountains, h.eaor j,
i i Jehovah vindicates his laws;
Trembling in silence at his bar,
Thou earth, attend thy Maker's cause.

d 2 Israel, appear ; present thy plea ;
And charge th' Almighty to his face ;.
Say, if his rules oppressive be ;
gay, if defective be his grac^e.



Select HYMN 140. 593

e 3 Eternal Judge, the action cease ;

Our lips are sealed in conscious shame ;
b 'Tis ours in sackcloth to confess,
— And thine, the sentence to proclaim.

4 Ten thousand witnesses arise ;

Thy mercies and our crimes appear

More than the stars that deck the skies,

And all our dreadful guilt declare.
e 5 How shall we come before thy face,

And in thine awful presence bow ?

What offerings can secure thy grace,

Or calm the terrors of thy brow ?
€ 6 Thousands of rams in vain might bleed 5

Rivers of oil might blaze in vain;

Or the first-born's devoted head

"With horrid gore thine altar stain.
— 7 But thy own Lamb, all-gracious God,

Whom impious sinners dared to slay !
o Has sovereign virtue in his blood

To purge the nation's guilt away.

— 8 With humble faith to that we fly ;
With that may we be sprinkled o'er;
Trembling no more in dust we lie,
And dread thy hand and bar no more. Doddridge.

HYMN 140. L. M. Weldon. [*]

Thanksgiving .-Seasons crowned with Goodness.Fs.lxx.il,

1 TERNAL Source of every joy !
Well may thy praise our lips employ ;
While in thy temple we appear,
To hail thee Sovereign of the year.

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,
Thy hand supports and guides the whole ;
llie sun is taught by thee to rise.
And darkness when to veil the skies.

3 The flowery spring, at thy command,
Perfumes the air, and paints the land ;
The summer rays with vigor shine,
To raise the corn, and cheer the vine.

4 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours
Through all our coasts redundant stores;
And winters, softened by thy care,
J^o more the face of horror wear.



594 HYMN 141, 142. Select.

5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days,
• Demand successive songs of praise ;

And be the grateful homage paid, >

With morning hght and evening shade.

6 Here in tiiy house let incense rise,
And circling sabbaths bless our eyes ;
Till to those lofty heights we soar,
Where days and years revolve no more.

Rippoit's Coi..



HYMN 141. L. M. Green's. [*]

Dedication of a House for Worship. Ps. Ixxxvii. 5.
e 1 A ND will the great, eternal God
jiJL On earth establish his abode ?

And will he, from his radiant throne,

Avow our temple for his own ?
o 2 We bring the tribute of our praise j

And sing that condescending grace,

Which to our notes will lend an ear,

And call us sinful mortals near.
—3 Our Father's watchful care we bless,

Which guards our synagogues in peace !

That no tumultuous foes invade.

To fill our worshippers with dread.

e 4 These walls we to thy honour raise j

Long may they echo to thy praise ;

And thou, descending, fill the place.

With choicest tokens of thy grace.
—5 Here let the great Redeemer reign,

With all the glories of his train ;
o While power divine his Word attends,

To conquer foes, and cheer his friends.

g 6 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear,
That crowds were born to glory here. Doddridge.

HYMN 142. H. M. Allerton. [*]

Dedication of a House for Worship.

1 XN sweet exalted strains,
_i- The King of glory praise :
O'er heaven and earth he reigns,
Through everlasting days ;



Select. HYMN 143. mh

g He, with a nod, the world controls,
Sustains, or sinks, the distant poles.

e 2 To earth he bends his throne — • ^

His throne of grace divine j
o Wide is his bounty known,

And wide his glories shine .
o Fair S?\ern, still his chosen rest,
Is with lais smiles and presence blest.

— 3 Great King of glory, come,
And with thy favour crown
This temple as thy dome —
This people as thy own :

Beneath this roof, O deign to show,
How God can dwieil with men below.

4 Here may thine ears attend
Thy people's humble cries ;
And grateful praise ascend.
All fragrant, to the skies :
o Here may thy word melodious sound,
And spread fcelestial joys around.

— 5 Here may th' attentive throng
Imbibe thy truth and love ;
And converts join the song

Of seraphim above :
o And willing crowds surround thy boardj
With sacred joy, and sweet accord.

-^ 6 Here may our unborn sons

And daiighters sound thy praise j

And shine like polished stones,

Through long succeeding days :
g Herie, Lord, display thy saving power,

While temples stand, and men adore. Francis.

HYMN 143. L. M. Old Hundred. [*]

Ordination : Joshua the High Priest. Zecii. iii. 6, 7.

1 /~^ RFiAT Lord of angels, we ad^re

\IW The grace that builds thy cotHs bt^ow '
And through ten thousand sons of ligat.
Stoops to regard what mortals do.

e 2 Amidst the wastes of time and death,
•^Successive pastors thou dost raise,

Thy charge to keep, thy house to guide;

And form a people for thy praise



596 HYMN 144. Select.

o 8 The heavenly natives with delight

Hover around the sacred place ;

Nor scorn to learn from mortal tongues

The wonders of redeeming grace.
—4 At length, dismissed from feeble clay,

Thy servants join th' angelic band }
o With them, through distant worlds they flyj
e With them, before thy presence stand.

o 5 O glorious hope ! O blest employ !
c Sweet lenitive of grief and care !

When shall we reach those radiant courts,

And all their joy and honour share ?

— 6 Yet while these labours we pursue,
Thus distant from thy heavenly throne,
Give us a zeal and love like theirs,

g And half their heaven shall here be known.

Doddridge.

HYMN 144. H. M. Whitchurch. [*]

Ordination. Ministers a sioeet Savour to God. 2 Cor. ii. 15, 16.

1 "pRAISE to the Lord on high,
-IT Who spreads his triumphs wide !
e While Jesus' fragrant name

Is breathed on every side :
— Balmy and rich the odours rise,
o And fill the earth, and reach the skies.

— 2 Ten thousand dying souls.
Its influence feel — and live >
Sweeter than vital air

The incense they receive :
o They breathe anew, and rise and sing—
o Jesus the Lord, their conquering King,
e 3 But sinners scorn the grace,

That brings salvation nigh :

They turn away their face,
a And faint, and fall, and die.
p So sad a doom, ye saints, deplore,
a For O ! they fall to rise no more.

— 4 Yet, wise and mighty God,
Shall all thy servants be,

In those who live or die,

A savour sweet to thee ;
o Supremely bright thy grace shall shine,
e Guarded with flames of wrath divine. Doddridgb.



Select. HYMN 145, 146. 59t

HYMN 145. L. M. Leeds. Oporto. [*]
Gospel Ministry instituted by Christ. Eph. iv. 11, 12,

1 TT'ATHER of mercies, in thy house,
-It Smile on our homage and our vows j

While, with a grateful heart, we share
These pledges of our Saviour's care.

2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose
In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
Scattered his gifts on men below.

And wide his royal bounties flow.

3 Hen<;e sprung th' apostles' honoured namej
Sacred beyond heroic fame ;

Hence dictates the prophetic sage^
And hence the evangelic page.

4 In lower forms, to bless our eyes,
Pastors from hence and teachers rise ;
Who, though with feebler rays they shinej
Still gild a long — extended line.

5 From Christ their varied gifts derive,
And fed by Christ their graces live :

o While, guarded by his potent hand,
'Midst all the rage of hell they stand.

o 6 So shall the bright succession run.
Through the last courses of the sun ;
While unborn churches, by their care,
Shall rise and floiirish, large and fair.

—7 Jesus our Lord their hearts shall know.

The spring whence all these blessings flow :
o Pastors and people shout his praise,
g Through the long round of endless days. DoDDRibGE,

HYMN 146. C. M. Sunday/. [*]
Gosp&l Treasure in earthen Vessels.

1 TTOW rich thy bounty. King of kings '
JLH. Thy favours, how divine !

The blessings which thy gospel brings,
How splendidly they shine !

2 Gold is but dross, and gems but toys ;
Should gold and gems compare,

How mean ! when set against those joys|
Thy poorest servants share !
Select. 9



598 HYMN 147, 148. Select

e 3 Yet all these treasures of thy grace

Are lodged in urns of clay ;
—And the weak sons of mortal race

Th' immortal gifts convey.
e 4 Feebly they lisp thy glories forth,
o Yet grace the victory gives ;
e Quickly they moulder back to earth—
o Yet still the gospel lives.
— 5 Such wonders power divine effects,
o Such trophies God can raise ;
— His hand, from crumbling dust, erects
o His monuments of praise. Salisburt Col.

HYMN 147. L. M. Carthage. [* b]
Prayer for a sick Minister.

1 £~\ THOU, before whose gracious throne,
\J' We bow our suppliant spirit down j

View the sad breast, the streaming eye,
And let our sorrows pierce the sky.

2 Thou know'st the anxious cares we feel,
And all our trembling lips would tell ;
Thou only canst assuage our grief,

And yield our woe-fraught heart relief.

3 With power benign, thy servant spare,
Nor turn aside thy people's prayer;
Avert thy swift-descending stroke,

Nor smite the shepherd of the flock.

4 Restore him, sinking to the grave ;
Stretch out thine arm, make haste to save;
Back to our hopes and wishes give,

And bid our friend and father live.

5 Bound to each soul by tenderest ties,
In every breast his image lies ;

Thy pitying aid, O God, impart,

Nor rend him from each bleeding heart.

6 Yet if our supplications fail,

And prayers and tears can nought prevail;

Be thou his strength, be thou his stay,

And guide him safe to endless day. Evan's Col.

HYMN 148. C. M. Canterbury/, [b *]

Death of a Minister.
1 TTTIS master taken from his head,
XJ. Elisha saw him go ;



Select. HYMN 149. 59&

And in desponding accents said,
e " All ! what must Israel do ? "

— 2 But he forgot the Lord, who lifts
The beggar to the throne.
Nor knew that all Elijah's gifts
Would soon be made his own.

d 3 What ! — when a Paul has run his course,
Or when Apollos dies —
Is Israel left without resource ?
And have we no supplies ?

o 4 Yes, while the dear Redeemer lives,

We have a boundless store ;
•^And shall be fed with what he gives,
S Who lives for evermore. Cowper,



HYMN 149. C, M. Hi/mn 2d. [b *]
Death of a Minister.

1 IVrOW let our mourning hearts revive,

jL^ And all our tears be dry ;
Why should those eyes be drowned in grief,

Which view a Saviour nigh?

e 2 What though the arm of conquering death

Does God's own house invade ?
p What though the prophet and the priest

Be numbered with the dead ? —

— 3 Though earthly shepherds dwell in dust,
The aged, and the young —
The watchful eye in darkness closed,
And mute th' instructive tongue ; —

o 4 Th' eternal Shepherd still survives,
New comfort to impart;
His eye still guides us, and his voice
Still animates our heart.

d 5 " Lo, I am with you," saith the Lord j
" My church shall safe abide ;
" For I will ne'er forsake rny own,
" Whose souls in me confide."

o 6 Through every scene of life and death,
This promise is our trust ;
And this shall be our children's song,
e When we are cold in dust. Doddrids^*



600 HYMN 150, 151. Select.

HYMN 150. C. M. Colchester. [*]
Christ the Refuge of the Church.

1 "FTE who on earth as man was kiiown^
e jn And bore our sins and palns^

g Now, seated on th' eternal throne — •
The God of glory reigns t

2 His hands the wheels of natvire guide,
With an unerring skill ;

And countless worlds, extended wide,
Obey his sovereign will.

3 While harps unnumbered sound his praise^
In yonder world above ;

His saints on earth admire bis ways,

And glory in his love.
r— 4 His righteousness to faith revealed,

Wrought out for guilty worms,
o -Affords a hiding-place, and shield,

From enemies and storms.-
r— 5 When troubles, like a burning sun,

Beat heavy on their head ;
o To tliis high rock his people run,

And find a pleasing shade.
e 6 How glorious He ! — how happy they ! —

In such a glorious friend !
O Whose love secures, them all the way,
o And crowns them at the end.

HYMN 151. L. M. 3Ioreton. [* b]
Covenant Engagements joyfully recognized. 2 Chr.xv.15.
1 /^ HAPPY day, that fixed my choice,
v_/ On thee, my Saviour, and my God t

Well may this glowing heart I'ejoice,

And tell its raptures all abroad.
c 2 O happy bond, that seals my vows

To him, who merits all my love !
o Let cheerful anthems fill his house,

While to that sacred shrine I move,
d 3 'Tis done : — the great transaction's done }

I am my Lord's, and he is mine :

He drew me — and I followed on —

Charmed to confess the voice divine.
-r-4 Now rest, my long-divided heart,

Fixed on this blissful centre, rest;

With ashes who would grudge to part.

When called on angels' bread to f^a^t;?



Select. HYMN 152, 153. 601

5 High heaven, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear :
e Till in life's latest hour 1 bow,

And bless in deatli a bond so dear. Doddridge.

HYMN 152. C. P. M. Bradbury, [*]

Covenant everlasting.

o 1 "jVrOW for a hymn of praise to God !

JL 1 Ye trophies of a Saviour's blood.

Join the sweet choir above ;
All your harmonious accents bring,
Wake every high, celestial string.

To chant redeeming love.
—2 Ere God pi'onounced creation good,
Or bade the vast, unbounded flood

Through fixed channels run ;
Ere light from ancient chaos sprung,
Or angels earth's formation sung,

He chose us in his Son.

g 3 Tlien was the covenant ordered sure,

Through endless ages to endure,
By Israel's triune God :
— That none his covenant might evade.

With oaths and promises 'twas made,
e And ratified in blood.

o 4 God is the refuge of my soul,

Though tempests rage, though billows roll.
And hellish powers assail :
g Eternal walls are my defence.
Environed witli Omnipotence —
What foe can e'er prevail .''

—5 Then let infernal legions roar.

And waste their cursed, vengeful power ;

d My soul their wrath disdains :

g In God, my refuge, I'm secure.
While covenant promises endure,
Or my Redeemer reigns.

HYMN 153. lis. Idumea. [*]

Church in Jlffiiction. Isa. xlix. 14 — 17.

e I £~\ ZION, afilicted witli wave upon wave,

\ ^ Whom no man can comfort, whom no man can save j
With darkness surrounded, by terrors dismayed,
In toiling^ and rowing, thy strength is decayed.



602 HYMN 154, 155. SelecL

2 Loud roaring, the billows now nig-h overwhelm,
— But skilful's the Pilot who sits at the helm ;
o His wisdom conducts thee, his power thee defends j
In safety and quiet thy warfare he ends.

$ 3 " O fearful ! O faithless ! " in mercy he cries ;
" My promise, my truth, are they light in thine eyes ?
^' Still, still I am with thee, my promise shall stand ;.
'•' Through tempest and tossing I'll bring thee to land.

4 " Forget thee I will not — I cannot ; thy name,.
'' Engraved on my heart doth forever remain ;

" The palms of my hands while I look on I see,
" The wounds I received when stiffering for thee.

5 '' I feel at my heart all thy sighs and thy groans,
" For thou art most near me, my fiesh and my bones ;.
'•' In all thy distresses thy Head feels the pairi —

'• Yet all are most needful, not one is in vain.

6 " Then trust me, and fear not ; thy life is secure,,
*•' My wisdom is perfect, supreme is my power j

'' In love I correct thee, thy soul to refine,
'•• To make thee at length in my likeness to shine."

Jay's Coe.

HYMN 154. 8 & 7. Love divine. {*]
Consolation of Israel. Luke ii. 25.

1 /^OME, thou long-expected Jesus,
Vy Born to set thy people free ;,

From our fears and sins release us,.

Let us find our rest in thee :
Israel's Strength and Consolation,

Hope of all the saints thou art j
Dear Desire of every nation,

Joy of every longing heart.

2 Born, thy people to deliver j
Born a child — and yet a King^i

Born to reign in us forever.

Now thy precious kingdom bring j
By thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone ;
By thine all-sufficient merit,

Raise us to thy glorious tlirone. Madan's Cos,.



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