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The psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts : to which are added select hymns from other authors and directions for musical expression online

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i T O ! round the throne, at God's right handj

-1 i The saints, in countless myriads, stand j
Of every tongue, redeemed to God,
Arrayed in garments washed in blood.

Select. I3:YMN 366. m

2 Through tribulation great they came ;
They bore the cross, despised the shame :
From all their labors now they rest,

In God's eternal glory blest,

3 Hunger and thirst they feel no more j
Nor sin, nor pain, nor death, deplore :
The tears are wiped from every eye,
And sorrow yields to endless joy.

4 They see their Saviour face to face,
And sing the triumphs of his grace :
Him day and night they ceaseless praiscj

o To him their loud hosannas raise. —

s 5 Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain, '

Through endless years to live and reign !
Thou hast redeemed us by thy blood.
And made us kings and priests to God !

HYMN 366 7s. Evening Hymn. [*]

The Redeemed in Heaven.

'HAT are these in bright array.
This innumerable throngj
Round the altar night and day,
Hymning one triumphant song :
'' Worthy is the Lamb once slain.
Blessing, honour, glory, power^
Wisdom, riches, to obtain.
New dominion, every hour."

2 These through fiery trials trodj
These from great affliction came )
Now before the throne of God,
Sealed with his almighty name ;
Clad in raiment pure and white,
Victor-palms in every hand.
Through their dear Redeemer's mightj
More than conquerors they stand.

3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown ^
On immortal fruits they feed ;
Them, the Lamb amidst the throne^
Shall to living fountains lead :
Joy and gladness banish sighs,
Perfect love dispels all fears,
And for ever froin their eyes,
God shall wipe away the tears. MoNTGOMEBr,

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718 HYMN 367, 368. Select.

HYMN 367. S. M. Lishon. [*]
T/te Ransomed of the Lord shall return,&c. Isa. xxxv,10.
s 1 "^/"OUR Iiappy voices join,

i And strike the heavenly song ;
Ye pilgrims, in Jehovah's ways
With music pass along.

e 2 How straight the path appears !
How open and how fair !
No lurking gins t'entrap our feet —
No fierce destroyer there.
b 3 But flowers of paradise
In rich profusion spring ;
The sun of glory gilds the path
And dear companions sing.
s 4 See Salem's golden spires,
In beauteous prospect rise ;
And brighter crowns than mortals wear,
Far sparkle through the skies.
u 5 All honour to his name,

Who marks the shining way ;
To him, who leads the pilgrims on
To realms of endless day.

Doddridge altered.

HYMN 368. S. M. >S:^. Thomas. [*]
The Christian's Warfare.
o 1 QOLDIERS of Christ, arise,
k3 And put your armour on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies
Through his eternal Son ;
2 Strong in the Lord of Hosts,
And in his mighty power,
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts,
Is more than conqueror.
u 3 Stand then in his great might,
With all his strength endued ;
But take to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God : —
4 That having all things done,
And all your conflicts past.
Ye may o'ercome through Christ alone,
And stand entire at last.
B 5 From strength to strength go on,
Wrestle, and fight, and pray,
Tread all the powers of darkness down,
And win the well-fought day. HYMN 369, 370. 719

6 Still let the Spirit cry

In all his soldiers, '' Come,"
Till Christ the Lord descend from high,

And take the conquerors home. C. Wesley.

HYMN 369. C. P. M. Rapture. [*]
The beatific Vision.
1 £~^ OME on, my partners in distress,

Vy Companions through the wilderness,

Who still your bodies feel ;
Awhile forget your griefs and fears,
And look beyond this vale of tears-,

To that celestial hill.
8 2 Beyond the bounds of time and space
Look forward to that heavenly place,

The saints' secure abode ;
On faith's strong eagle pinions rise,
And force your passage to the skies,

And scale the mount of God.
p 3 We sutfer with our Master here —
6 But shall before his face appear,

And by his side sit down ;
To patient faith the prize is sure ;
And all that to the end endure

The cross, shall wear the crown.

4 The great mysterious Deity,
We soon with open face shall see ;

The beatific sight
U Shall fill heaven's sounding courts with praise,
And wide diffuse the golden blaze
Of everlasting light.

5 The Father shining on his throne,
The glorious co-eternal Son,

The Spirit, one and seven,
o Conspire our rapture to complete ;

And lo ! we fall before his feet,
6 And silence heightens heaven,
d 6 In hope of that ecstatic pause,
Jesus, we now sustain the cross,

And at thy footstool fall ;
Till thou our hidden life reveal,
Till thou our ravished spirits fill,
o And God be all in all ! C. Wesley.

' HYMN 370. C. M. Bray. [*] ^
The near Approach of Salvation.
ERVANTS of God, awake ! arise !
And lift your voices high :

720 HYMN 371, 372. Select

Praise and adore that boundless love,

Which brings salvation nigh.
2 Swift on the w^ings 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 adrniring eyes
g 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 Coi.

' HYMN 37L S. M. Olmutz. [*]

Exhortation to Praise and Thanksgiving,
U 1 ^TAND up and bless the Lord,
k3 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 them 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. MoNTooMERf

HYMN 372. 8 & 7. Greenville. [*]

Come and help us.
g 1 XT ARK ! what mean those lamentations,
JLX Rolling sadly through the sky ^
*Tis the cry of heathen nations —
^ CJome and help us, or we die '"

Select. HYMN 373, 374. 721

2 Hear the heathens' sad complaining,

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

Haste to help them, ere they die. Cawpcd,

HYMN 373. 8, 7 & 4. TamwortJi, [*]
Prayer for the Heathen.
p 1 /^'ER the realms of pagan darkness,
\y 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.
6 2 Light of them who sit in error !

Rise and shine, th}'- blessings bring j
Light, to lighten all the Gentiles !
Rise with healing in thy wing .

To tliy brightness —
Let 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.
8 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 !

HYM~N 374. L. M. Angels' Hijmn. [b or *]

The Gathering of the Gentiles.

o 1 T I iHE heathen perish : day by day,

.1- 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*
19 *

722 HYMN 375, 376. Select.

HYMN 375. 7 & 6. Missionary Hymn. [*]
Come over and help us.

1 1,1 ROM Greenland's icy mountains,
Jl From India's coral strand,

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.

•^r-S Shall we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high,
Shall we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny ?
ts 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 pole ;
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. [*]

n 1 SOVEREIGN of worlds ! display thy power,
k3 Be this thy Zion's favoured hcur :
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.

Select. HYMN 377, 378. 723

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 ~|3 ISE, gracious God ! and shine

JL\^ 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 "|"ESUS, 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 I

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.

5 From sea to sea, from shore to shore,
May Jesus be adored !
And earth, with all her millions shout,'
Hosannas to the Lord. Fbatt's Col*

724 HYMx\ 379—381. Select.

HYMN 379. P. M. Haddam. [*]
Prayer for the Coining of the Kingdom of God.

s 1 13 ISE, Sun of Glory, rise !

Jl\j 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 croy/n

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

Tr-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 Cqi«

HYMN 380. H. M. DarwelVs. [*] .

Prayer for the Conversion of the World

g 1 SOVEREIGN of worlds above,
k3 And Lord of all below,
Thy faithfulness and love.
Thy power and mercy show :

Fulfil thy word
Thy Spirit give ;

- 2 Few be the years that roll.
Ere all shall worship thee ;
The travail of his soul
Soon let the Saviour see :

Let heathens live,
And praise the Lord.

O God of grace !
Thy power employ ;

Fill earth with joy,
And heaven with praise.

HYMN 33L L. M. Luton. [*]

For the Influence of the Spirit on the Word.

1 f^ SPIRIT of the living God !

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

Select. HYMN 382,^83^ 725

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love

To preach the reconciling word :

Give power and unction from above,

Whene'er the joyful sound is heard.
—3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light ;

Confusion, order, in thy path ;
o Souls without strength, inspire with might,

Bid mercy triumph over wrath !
— 4 Baptize the nations ! far and nigh,

The triumphs of the cross record ;

The name of Jesus glorify,

TiJl every kindred call him Lord

5 God from eternity hath willed —

" All flesh shall my salvation see :"

So be the Father's love fulfilled,

The Saviour's sufferings crowned by thee !


HYMN 382. C. M. Broomsgrove. [*]
To the Holy Spirit.
— 1 Q[PIR1T of power and might, behold
>3 A world by sin destroyed :
Creator Spirit, as of old,
Move on the formless void,
g 2 Give thou the word : that healing sound
Shall quell the deadly strife,
And earth again, like Eden crowned,
Bring forth the Tree of Life.
s 3 If sang the morning stars for joy,
When nature rose to view,
What strains will angel-harps employ.
When thou shalt all renew !

HYMN 383. 8, 7, &l 4. Tamworth. [*]

1 "^ITT'HO, but thou, almighty Spirit,

? T Can the heathen world reclaim ?
Men may preach, but till thou favour,
Pagans will be still the same.

Mighty Spirit !
Witness to the Saviour's name.

2 Thou hast promised, by the prophets,
Glorious light in latter days :

Come and bless bewildered nations,

Change our prayers and tears to praise?

Promised Spirit !
Round the world diffuse thy rays.

726 HYMN 384, 385. Select

^ All our hopes, and prayers, and labours,

Must be vaia without thine aid ;
But thou wilt not disappoint us —

All is true that thou hast said :
Faithful Spirit !

O'er the world thine influence shed.

HYMN 384. C. M. Tolland. [*]

For Millennial Days.

8 1 QEND forth thy word, and let it fly,
v3 Armed with Lby Spirit's power ;
Ten thousands shall confess its sway,
And bless the saving hour !

2 Beneath the influence of thy grace
The barren waste shall rise :

With sudden green and fruits arrayed-^
A blooming paradise.

3 Peace, with her olive crown, shall stretch
Her wings from shore to shore ;

The nations of the earth shall hear
The sound of war no more.

4 Lord ! for those days we wait : those days
Are in thy word foretold :

Fly swifter, sun and stars, and bring *

This promised age of gold.

o 5 Amen ! with joy divine, let earth's
Unnumbered myriads cry !
Amen ! with joy divine, let heaven's
Unnumbered choirs reply.

HYMN 385. 8, 7, & 4. Tamworth. [*]

Restoration and Glory cf the Church.

S ^ <r^^ ^'^^ mountain'^ top appearing,
,\^ Lo ! the sacred herald stands;
Welcome news to Zion bearing,
Zion long in hostile lands.

Drooping captive ! —
God himself will loose thy bands.

-r-2 God, thy God, will now restore thee .
He himself appears thy friend :
All thy foes shall flee before thee ;
Here their boasts and triumphs end :

Great deliverance —
^ion's King vouchsafes to send.

Select. HYMN 386, 387. 727

3 Enemies no more shall trouble,

All thy wrongs shall be redressed :
" For thy shame thou shalt have double,"

In thy Maker's favour blessed:
All thy conflicts —

End in one eternal rest. Kelly.

HYMN 386. C. M. Christmas. [*]

Restoration of Israel.

s 1 "T^AUGHTER of Zion! from the dust
_i_>^ Exalt thy fallen head ,
Again in thy Redeemer trust ; '

He calls thee from the dead.

8 2 Awake, awake, put on thy strength.
Thy beautiful array :
The day of freedom dav/ns at length,
The Lord's appointed day.

— 3 Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds enlarge.
And send thy heralds forth :
Say to the south, " Give up thy charge,
And' keep not back, O north."

S 4 They come, they come — thine exiled bands,
Where'er they rest or roam.
Have heard thy voice in distant lands,

And hasten to their home. Montgomery.

HYMN 387. 8, 7, & 4. Tamworth. -[*]
Spread of the Gospel.

1 "^/"ES ! we trust the day is breaking;

jL Joyful times are near at hand;
God — the migh'y God is speaking
By h'S Word, in every land;

When he chooses,
Darkness flies at his command.

2 While the foe becomes more daring,
While he enters like a flood,

God, the Saviour, is preparing
Means to spread his truth abroad :

Every language
Soon shall tell the lovs of God.

3 God of Jacob, high and glorious,
Let thy people see thy hand :

T28 HYMN 388, 389. Select.

Let the gospel be victorious,

Through the worid — in every land ;

Then shall idols
Perish, Lord — at thy command. Kelly.

HYMN 388. H. M. DarwelVs, [*]
8 1 /^ ZION, tune thy voice,

V^ And raise thy hands on high ;
Tell all the earth thy joys,
And boast salvation nigh.

Cheerful in God,

Arise and shine,

While rays divine

Stream all abroad.

— 2 He gilds thy mourning face
With beams that cannot fade j
His all-resplendent grace
He pours around thy head.

The nations round

Thy form shall view,

With lustre new

Divinely crowned.

u 3 In honour to his name,
Reflect that sacred light ;
And loud that grace proclaim.
Which makes thy darkness bright :

Pursue his praise,

Till sovereign love

In worlds above

The glory raise.

4 There on his holy hill
A brighter sun shall rise,
And with his radiance fill
Those fairer, purer skies ;

While round his throne,

Ten thousand stars,

In nobler spheres,

His influence own. Doddridge.

HYMN 389. 7 & 6. Romaine. [*]
o 1 TXAIL to the Lord's anointed !

JLX Great David's greater Son J
Hail in the time appointed,

His reign on earth begun !
He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free.

Select. HYMN 390. 729

To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.

■ — 2 He comes, with succour speedy

To those who suffer wrong ;
To help the poor and needy,

And bid the weak be strong ;
To give them songs for sighing.

Their darkness turn to light,
Whose souls, condemned and dying,

Were precious in his sight.

3 For him shall prayer unceasing,

And daily vows ascend ;
His kingdom still increasing,

A kingdom without end :
The mountain-dews shall nourish

A seed in weakness sown,
Whose fruit shall spread and flourish,

And shade like Lebanon.

s 4 O'er every foe victorious.

He on his throne shall rest,
From age to age more glorious.

All-blessing and all-blest :
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove ;
His name shall stand forever ;

That name to us is — Love. Montqomeky

HYMN 390. 7s. Pilgrim. [*]

Jesus shall reign.

g 1 TTARK ! the Song of Jubilee,

-IIJL Loud — as mighty thunders roar :
Or the fulness of the sea,
When it breaks upon the shore —

2 Hallelujah ! for the Lord,
God Omnipotent, shall reign :
Hallelujah I let the word
Echo round the earth and main,

3 Hallelujah ! hark ! the sound,
From the centre to the skies.
Wakes, above, beneath, around,
All creation's harmonies !

4 See Jehovah's banners furled,
Sheathed his sword ! He speaks — 'tis donej
And the kingdoms of this world

4re the kingdom of his Son.
Select. 20

730 HYMN 391—393. Select.

5 He shall reign from pole to pole

With illimitable sway :
g He shall reign, when, like a scroll,

Yonder heavens have passed away !
i — 6 Then the end — beneath his rod,

Man's last enemy shall fall:
s Hallelujah ! Christ in God,

God in Christ, is All in All. Montgom^ky.

HYMN 391. L. M. Park Street. [*]

The Redeemer reigns.
n 1 OING, for the blest Redeemer reigns,

k3 Through distant lands his triumphs spread ;

And sinners, freed from endless pains,

Own him their Saviour and their Head.
^—2 His sons and daughters from afar,

Daily at Zion's gates arrive ;

Those who were dead in sin before,

By sovereign grace are made alive.
ii 3 Oh may his conquests still increase.

And every foe his arm subdue ;

While angels celebrate his praise,

And saints his glowing glories shew.
s 4 Loud hallelujahs to the Lamb,

From all below and all above ;

In lofty songs exalt his name.

In sonofs as iastincr as his love.

HYMN 392. 7s. Alcester. [*]
Jesus reigns.
8 1 "^"^rAKE the song of jubilee,
V V Let it echo o'er the sea !
Now is come the promised hour ;
Jesus reigns with sovereign power !

2 All ye nations, join and sing,
Christ, of lords and kings, is King ;
Let it sound from shore to shore,
Jesus reigns for evermore.

3 Now the desert lands rejoice ;
And the islands join their voice ;
Yea, the whole creation sings,
Jesus is the King of kings.

HYMN S93. 8, 7, & 4. Tamworth. pj
Encoura gement to Missionaries.
1 I^^EN of God ! go take your stations !

Darkness roigns throughout the earthy

Select. HYMN 394, 395. 731

o Go, proclaim among the nations
Joyful news of heavenly birth :

Bear the tidings —
Of the Saviour s matchless worth!
2 When exposed to fears and dangers,

Jesus will his own defend ;
Borne afar midst foes and strangers,
Jesus will appear your Friend ;

And his pxesehce —
Shall be with you to the end. Kellt,

HYMN 394. 7 & 6. Romaine. [*]

1 ~Wy OLL on, thou mighty ocean !
JT^ And as lliy billows flow,

Bear messengers of mercy

To every land below.
Arise, ye gales ! and waft them

Safe to the destined shore ;
That man may sit in darkness,

And death's black shade, no more,

2 O thou Eternal Ruler !
Who boldest in thine arm

The tempests of the ocean,

Protect them fx'om all harm !
Thy presence e'er be with them.

Wherever they may be ;
Though far from us who love them,

Still let them be with thee.

HYMN 395. 7s. Pilgrim. [*] ^

u 1 £~^ O ! ye messengers of God,

\IW Like the beams of morning, fly ;

Take the wonder-working rod,

Wave the Banner-Cross on high !

2 Where th' aspirant minaret

Gleams along the morning skies.

Wave it till the crescent set,

And the " Star of Jacob" rise.
— 3 Go ! to many a tropic isle,

In the bosom of the deep,

Where the skies for ever smile,

And th' oppressed forever weep >
■i — 4 O'er the negro's night of care

Pour the living light of heaven ;

Chase away the fiend despair,

Bid him hope to be forgiven 'i

732 HYMN 396, 397. Select.

8 5 When the golden g-ates of day

Open on the pahitiy east,

Wide the hleeding- cross display,

Spread the gospel's richest feast.
— 6 Circumnavigate the ball,

Visit every soil and sea :

Preach the cross of Christ to all —

Jesus' love is full and free. J. Marsden.

HYMN 396. 8, 7, & 4. Tamworth. [*]
Fareioell to Missionaries.
£ 1 /^ O, ye heralds of salvation,

\IW Go, proclaim redeeming blood ;
Publish to that barb'rous nation,
Peace and pardon from our God;

Tell the heathen,
None but Christ can do them good.
> — 2 While the gospel trump you're sounding,
May the Spirit seal the word,
And, through sovereign grace abounding,
Pleathen bow and own the Lord ;

Idols leaving,
God alone shall be adored.
— 3 Distant though our souls are blending,
Still our hearts are warm and true j
In our prayers to heaven ascending,
Brethren — we'll remember you ;

Heaven preserve you.
Safely all your journey through.
4 When your mission here is finished.

And your work on earth is done,
May your souls, by grace replenished,
Find acceptance through the Son ;

Thence admitted,

Dwell for ever near his throne.

u 5 Loud hosannas now resounding,

— Make the heavenly arches ring :

Grace to sinful men abounding.

Ransomed millions sweetly sing ;

While with rapture.
All adore their heavenly King. Baldwin

HYMN 397. 8, 7, &l 4. Smyrna, [b]

Missionaries^ Farewell.
p 1 'XT'ES, my native land, I love thee ;
X. All thy scenes I love them well.

Select. HYMN 398.

Friends, connexions, happy country !
Can I bid you all farewell ?

Can I leave you,
Far in heathen lands to dwell ?

2 Honie ! thy joys are passing lovely j
Joys no stranger-heart can tell !

Happy home ! 'tis sure 1 love thee !
Can I — can I say — Farewell ?

Can I leave thee,
Far in heathen lands to dwell ?

3 Scenes of sacred peace and pleasure,i
Holy days and Sabbath-bell,

Richest, brightest, sweetest treasure !
Can I say a last farewell ?

Can I leave you.
Far in heathen lands to dwell ?

4 Yes ! I hasten from you gladly,
From the scenes I love so well I

Far away, ye billows, bear me ;
Lovely native land, farewell \

Pleased I leave thee,
Far in heathen lands to dwell.

5 In the deserts let me labour.
On the mountains let me tell,

How he died — the blessed Saviou^— ?.
To redeem a world from hell *

Let me hasten.
Far in heathen lands to dwell.

6 Bear me on, thou restless ocean
Let the winds my canvass sv^eli —

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