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Yet who is rich like thee ?

4 * I know thy foes, and what they say,
How long they have blasphem'd;

The synagogue of Satan, they,
Though they would Jews be deem'd

5 c Though Satan for a season rage
And prisons be your lot :

I am your friend, and I engags
You shall not be forgo*



604 HYMN 157, 158. Select.

6 ' Be faithful unto death, nor fear

A few short days of strife ;
Behold the prize you soon shall wear, —
A crown of endless life.'
e 7 Hear what the Holy Spirit saith

Of all who overcome ;
o ' They shall escape the second death, —

e The sinner's awful doom !' Newton .-.

HYMN 157. 7 & 6. Clark's. Hymn 5th. [b *] :

Christ's Address to the Church at Sardis.

Rev. iii, 1 — 6.

d 1 ' \TS7 RITE to Sardis,' saith the Lord,

¥ ¥ ' And write what he declares, —

He, whose Spirit, and whose Word,

Upholds the seven stars ;
All thy works and ways I search,
Find thy zeal and love decay'd ;
Thou art call'd a living church,
But thou art cold and dead.

2 ' Watch— remember— seek, and strive,
Exert thy former pains :

Let thy timely care revive,

And strengthen what remains :
Cleanse thy heart, thy works amend,
Former times to mind recall ;
Lest my sudden stroke descend,

And smite thee once for all.

3 ' Yet I number now in thee
A few who are upright ;

These my Father's face shall see',

And walk with me in white :
When in judgment I appear,
They for mine shall stand confess'd :
Let my faithful servants hear,

And wo be to the rest.' Co roper , r

HYMN 158. L. M. Oporto. [*] ',

Christ's Address to the Church at Philadelphia.
Rev. iii, 7—13.

1 rpHUS saith the Holy One, and true,

X To his beloved faithful few ;
« Of heaven and hell I hold the keys,
To shut or open as I please.

2 * I know thy works, and I approve ;
Though small thy strength, sincere thy love ;



fclect. HYMN 159. 605

I Go on my word and name to own,
j For none shall rob thee of thy crown.
{ 3 • Before thee see my mercy's door

Stands open wide, to shut no more j

Fear not temptation's fiery day,
j For I will be thy strength and stay.

4 ' Thou hast my promise, hold it fast ;

Thy trying hour will soon be past :

Rejoice — for lo ! I quickly come,

To take thee to my heavenly home :
[ 5 ' A pillar there no more to move,

Inscrib'd with all my names of love :

A monument of mighty grace,
j Thou shalt for ever have a place.'
\-6 Such is the conqueror's reward,
! Prepar'd and promis'd by the Lo|d ;
I Let him who hath the ear of faith,
1 Attend to what the Spirit saith. JVewton

I HYMN 159. L. M. JVeiccourt. [b]
Christ's Jlddress to the Church at Laodicea
Rev. iii, 14—20.
» 1 1TEAR, what the Lord, the great Amen
■tl The true and faithful Witness, says j

He form'd the vast creation's plan,

And searches all our hearts and ways. *

2 To some he speaks as once of old,

I ' I know thee — thy profession's vain ;
Since thou art neither hot nor cold,
I'll spit thee from me with disdain.

3 ' Thou boastest, " I am wise and rich,
Increas'd in goods, and nothing need ;"
And dost not know thou art a wretch,
Naked, and poor, and blind, and dead.

4 * Yet while I thus rebuke, I love ;
My message is in mercy sent,

That thou may'st my compassion prove ;
I can forgive if thou repent.

5 ' Would'st thou be truly rich and wise.
Come, buy my gold in fire well try'd,
My ointment, to anoint thine eyes,

My robe, thy nakedness to hide.

6 ' See, at thy dnor I stand and knock ,
Poor sinner, shall I wait in vain i



606 HYMN 160, 161. Select

Quickly thy stubborn heart unlock,

That I may enter with my train.

7 ' Thou canst not entertain a king j

Unworthy thou of such a guest !

But I my own provision bring,

To make thy soul a heavenly feast.' Newton.

HYMN 160. S. M. Mioton. [*]
Promise to Believers and their Children

1 |" ORD, what our ears have heard,
-L* Our eyes delighted trace ;

Thy love in long succession shown
To Zioii's chosen race.

2 Our children thou dost claim,
And mark them out for thine:

Ten thousand blessings to thy name,
For goodiress so divine 1

3 Thee let the fathers own,
And tnee, the sons adore ;

Join'd to the Lord in solemn vows,
To be forgot no more.

4 Thy cov'nant may they keep,
And bless the happy bands, —

Which closer still engage their hearts,
To honour thy commands.
e 5 How great thy mercies, Lord 1
How plenteous is thy grace !
Which, in the promise of thy love,
Includes our rising race,
o 6 Our offspring, still thy care,
Shall own their fathers 1 God ;
To latest times thy blessings share,
o And sound thy praise abroad. Salisbury Col,

HYMN 161. C. M. St. Jinn's. [*]
Christ's condescending Regard to little Children?
Mark x, 14.
1 ^i EE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand,
^ With all engaging charms ;
e Hark, how he calls the tender lambs,

And folds them in his arms,
i 2 * Permit them to approach,' he cries,
* Nor scorn their humble name ;
* For 'twas to bless such souls as these,
( The Lord of angels came.'



Select. HYMN 162, 163. 607

o 3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands,

And yield them up to thee ;
Joyful that we ourselves are thine,

Thine let our offspring be.
— 4 Ye little flock, with pleasure hear ;

Ye children seek his face ; —
o And fly with transports to receive

The blessings of his grace,
e 5 If orphans they are left behind,
— Thy guardian care we trust ;
e That care shall heal our bleeding heart,
a If weeping o'er their dust. Doddridge

HYMN 1G2. S. M. Bingham. [*]
Infants given to God in Baptism. Is. lxv, 23

1 /"VREAT God, now condescend
vJ To bless our rising race ;

Soon may their willing spirits bend
To thy victorious grace.

2 Oh, what a vast delight,
Their happiness to see !

Our wannest wishes all unite

To lead their souls to thee.
—3 Now bless, thou God of love,

This ordinance divine ;
Send thy good Spirit from above.

And make these children thine. Fellow^

HYMN 163. C. M. York. [*]

Young Persons invited to seek and love Christ.

Prov. viii, 17.

1 "V^E hearts with youthful vigour warm,

-*- In smiling crowds draw near ;
And turn from ev'ry mortal charm,
A Saviour's voice to hear.

2 He, Lord of all the worlds on high,
Stoops to converse with you ;

And lays his radiant glories by,
Your welfare to pursue.
d 3 ' The sou! who longs to see my face,
* Is sure my love to gain ;
* And those who early seek my grace,
1 Shall never seek in vain.'
t 4 What object, Lord, my soul should move,
If once compar'd with thee '



608 HYMN 164, 165. Select .

What beauty should command my love,

Like what in Christ I see ?
d 5 Away, ye false, delusive toys,

Vain tempters of the mind !
o 'Tis here I fix my lasting choice,

And here true bliss I find. Doddridge, >'•

HYMN 164. L. M. Gloucester. [*]
Early Piety. Matt, xii, 20.

1 XJOW soft the words my Saviour speaks !
-H How kind the promises he makes 1

A bruised reed he never breaks,
Nor will he quench the smoking flax.

2 The humble poor he won't despise,
Nor on the contrite sinner frown ;
His ear is open to their cries,

He quickly sends salvation down.

3 When piety in early minds,
Like tender buds begins to shoot,

He guards the plants from threat'ning winds,
And ripens blossoms into fruit.

4 With humble souls he bears a pail,
In all the sorrows they endure ;
Tender and gracious is bis heart,
His promise is for ever sure.

5 He sees the struggles that prevail
Between the powers of grace and sin ;
4e kindly listens while they tell

The bitter pangs they feel within.

S Though, press'd with fears on ev'ry side,

They know not how the strife may end j

Vet he will soon the cause decide,

\nd judgment unto vict'ry send. Stennet.

HYMN 185. C. M. Wareham. [b *]
Young Persons entreated.
l TT> ESTOW, dear Lord, upon our youth,

j£> The gift of saving grace ;
And let the seed of sacred truth
Fall in a fruitful place.
- 2 Grace is a plant, where'er it grows,
Of pure and heavenly root ;
Hut fairest in the youngest shows,
And yields the sweetest fruit.



j Select. HYMN 166. 609

d 3 Ye careless ones, O hear betimes,

The voice of sovereign love I
e Your youth is stain'd with many crimes,
o But mercy reigns above.
d 4 True, you are young, but there's a stone

Within the youngest breast,
Or half the crimes which you have done,

Would rob you of your rest.

—5 For you the public prayer is made,

Oh, join the public prayer!
p For you the secret tear is shed,

Oh, shed yourselves a tear.

— 6 We pray that you may early prove
The Spirit's power to teach ;
You cannot be too young to love
That Jesus whom we preach. Cowper

HYMN 166. 7's. Redeeming Love, [b *]
Prayer for young Persons.

1 "IVTOW may fervent prayer arise,
1^1 Wing'd with faith, and pierce the skies ;

Fervent prayer will bring us down

Gracious answers from the throne.
e 2 Shepherd of thy blood-bought sheep,

Teach the stony heart to weep ;

Let the blind have eyes to see —
e See themselves — and look on thee.
— 3 Let the minds of all our youth

Feel the force of sacred truth ;

While the gospel call they hear,

May they learn to love and fear.

4 Show them what their ways have been ;

Show them the desert of sin j
e Then thy dying love reveal ;

This shall melt a heart of steel.
— 5 Where thou hast thy work begun,

Give new strength the race to run ;

Scatter darkness, clouds, and fears,
e Wipe away the mourner's tears.
— 6 Bless us all, both old and young :

Call forth praise from ev'ry tongue ;

Let the whole assembly prove

All thy power, and all thy love. Newton.



610 HYMN 167, 168. Select

HYMN 167. 7*B. Fairfax, [b]
Prayer for Children.

1 f*l RACIOUS Lord, our children see ;
^J By thy mercy we are free ;

But shall these, alas ! remain
Subjects still of Satan's reign?

2 Israel's infants, when of old,
Pharaoh threaten'd to withhold ;

d Then thy Messenger said, ' No :
' Let the children also go.'

e 3 When the angel of the Lord,
Drawing forth his dreadful sword,
Slew, with an avenging hand,
All the first-born of the land ; —

o 4 Then thy people's doors he pass'd,
Where the bloody sign was plac'd :

c Hear us now upon our knees,
Plead the blood of Christ for these.

5 Lord, we tremble, for we know
How the fierce, malicious foe,
Wheeling round his watchful flight,
Keeps them ever in his sight.

— 6 Spread thy pinions. King of kings 1

Hide them safe beneath thy wings :
e Lest the rav'nous birds of prey

Seize and bear the brood away. Cowper.

HYMN 168. 8 & 7. Calvary, [b]
Surrender to infinite Love. Sacramental
" \/V**^ I view my Saviour bleeding,
▼ » For my sins, upon the tree ;
e Oh how wondrous ! — how exceeding
Great his love appears to me !

e 2 Floods of deep distress and anguish,

To impede his labours came ;
— ifet they all could not extinguish

Love's eternal, burning flame.

e 3 Now redemption is completed,
Full salvation is procur'd :
Death and Satan are defeated,
By the sufTrings he endur'd.



Select, HYMN 169, 170. 611

o 4 Now the gracious Mediator,

Risen to the courts of bliss,
Claims for me. a sinful creature,

Pardon, righteousness, and peace
—5 Sure such infinite affection

Lays the highest claims to mine ;
o All my powers, without exception

Should in fervent praises join.
—6 Jesus, fit me for thy service ;

Form me for thyself alone ;
e I am thy most costly purchase ;

Take possession of thy own. Lee.

HYMN 169. C. M. Canterbury, [b *]

Christ's Flesh, Meat inaeed. Sacramental. John

vi, 53 — 56.

1 TTERE at thy table, Lord, we mee ,
-tl To feed on food divine 5

Thy body is the bread we eat,
Thy precious blood the wine.

2 He who prepares this rich repast,
Himself comes down and dies ;

And then invites us thus to feast
Upon the sacrifice.

3 Here peace and pardon sweetly flow 5
Oh, what delightful food !

We eat the bread and drink the wine —
But Lhink on nobler good.

4 The bitter torments he endur'd,
Upon th' accursed tree,

For me — each welcome guest may say,
'Twas all procur'd for me.

5 Sure there was never love so free —
Dear Saviour — so divine !

Well thou may'st claim that heart of me,
Which owes so much to thine. Stennet

HYMN 170. C. M. York. Barby. [*]
Welcome to the Table. Sacramental.
1 rpHlS is the feast of heavenly wine,

-I And God invites to sup ;
The juices of the living vine
Were press'd to fill the cup
3?



612 HYMN 171. Select.

o 2 Oh, bless the Saviour, ye who eat,

With royal dainties fed ;
— Not heaven affords a costlier treat,
e For JESUS is the bread !
e 3 The vile, the lost — he calls to them }
d ' Ye trembling souls, appear!

1 The righteous in their own esteem

1 Have no acceptance here.
4 ' Approach, ye poor, nor dare refuse
' The banquet spread for you j'
e Dear Saviour, this is welcome news!
o Then I may venture too.
—5 If guilt and sin afford a plea,
And may obtain a place ;
Surely the Lord will welcome me,
And I shall see his face. Cooper.

HYMN 171. L. M. Gloucester, [b *}
Christ crucified. Sacramental.
p 1 T7S7HEN, on the cross, my Lord I see,

» » Bleeding to death for wretched me •,
—Satan and sin no more can move,
For I am all transform'd to love.

2 His thorns and nails pierce through my heart ,
In every groan I bear a part ;

e I view his wounds with streaming eyes,
p But see, — he bows his head and dies !
— 3 Come, sinners, view the Lamb of God,
a Wounded, and dead, and bath'd in blood!
e Behold his side, and venture near ;
—The well of endless life is here.

4 Here I forget my cares and pains ;

I drink, yet still my thirst remains j

Only the fountain-head above

Can satisfy the Jiirst of love.
e 5 Oh that I thus could always feel !

Lord, more and more thy love reveal ;
o Then my glad tongue' shall loud proclaim

The grace and glory of thy Name,
o 6 Thy Name dispels my guilt and fear,

Revives my heart, and charms my ear ;

Affords a balm for ev » ; wound,
d And Satan trembles at the sound. Newton



j Select. HYMN 172, 173, 613

HY JIN 172. C. M. Barby. [b *]
Jesus hasting to sufftr. Sacramental.
e 1 rpHE Saviour — what a noble flame

A Was kindled in his breast,
I —When, hasting to Jerusalem,
He march 'd before the rest !
o 2 Good-will to men, and zeal for God,

. His ev'ry thought engross :
e He longs to be baptiz'd with blood !

He pants to reach the cross !
e 3 With all his sufTrings full in view,

And woes, to us unknown,
o Forth to the task his spirit flew —

'Twas love thaturg'd him on.
e 4 Lord, we return thee — what we can!
o Our hearts shall sound abroad,

Salvation, to the dying Man,
g And to the rising God !
—5 And while thy bleeding glories here
Engage our wond'ring eyes ;
We learn our lighter cross to bear,
o And hasten to the skies. Cowper

HYMN 173. 8, 7&4. Helmsley. [*]
It is finished ! Sacramental.
t 1 TTARK ! the voice of love and mercy

JlA Sounds aloud from Calvary ;
o See, it rends the rocks asunder —

Shakes the earth, and veils the sky !
d 'It is finish'd!'—

e Hear the Saviour — dying — cry.
d 2 It is finish'd!— Oh what pleasure

Do these precious words afford I
o Heavenly blessings, without measure,

Flow to us from Christ the Lord.
d It is finish'd i
e Saints, the dying words record.
— 3 Finish'd — all the types and shadows
Of the ceremonial law ;
Finish'd— all that God had pwmis'd ;
Death and hell no more shall awe:
d It is finish'd!

— Saints, from hence your comforts draw



6 14 HYMN 174, 175. Select

o 4 Ransom'd ones, approach the table —
Taste the soul-reviving fond :
Nothing's half so sweet and pleasant,
As the Saviour's flesh and blood.
d It is finish'd —

— Christ has borne the heavy load.
o 5 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs, —

Join to sing the pleasing theme ;
o All on earth, and all in heaven,
Join to praise Emmanuel's name j

Hallelujah !
Glory to the bleeding Lamb ! Burdcr's Col.

HYMN 174. 7's. Fairfax. [*b]
It is aood to be here. Sacramental,



1 T ET me dwell on Golgotha,



a jLi Weep — and love m> life away !
e While I see him on the tree,
a Weep— and bleed — and die for me !
— 2 That dear blood for sinners spilt,

Shows my sin in viH its guilt:
p Ah, my soul, behold the load!
a Hast thou slain the Lamb of God!
d 3 Hark' his dying word, 'Forgive,

' Father, let the sinner live :
Sinner, wipe thy tears away,

'1 thy ransom freely pay.'
—4 While I hear this grace reveal'd,

And obtain a pardon seal'd,

All my soft affections move,

Waken'd by the force of, love.
d 5 Farewell, world, thy gold is dross,

Now I see the bleeding Cross ;
— Jesus died to set me free,

From the law, and sin, and thee!

6 He has dearly bought my soul ;

Lord, accept, and claim the whole ;

To thy will 1 all resign,
e Now no more my own , but thine. Newton.

HYMN 175. K. M. Bethesda. [*]
The Fountain of Life. Sacramental.
1 TT AIL, everlasting Spring!
sl Celestial Fountain, hail !



Select HYMN 176. 615

Thy streams salvation bring,
The waters never fail :
Still they endure, a^ul still they flow,
For all our wo a sovereign cure,
o 2 Blest be His wounded side,
And blest his bleeding heart,
Who all in anguish dy'd.
Such favours to ;mp"_ ..
His sacred blood shall make us clean
From ev'ry siu — and tit for God.
3 To that dear source of love
— Our souls this day would come:
And thither from above,
Lord, call the nations home ;
o That Jew and Greek, with rapt'rous songs,
On all their tongues, thy praise may speak.

Doddridga

HYMN 176. C. M. Christmas. [*]
Highway to Zion. Isa. xxxv, 8 — 10.

1 ^<1NG, ye redeemed of the Lord,
^ Your great Deliv'rer sing,

Pilgrims, for Zion's city bound,
Be joyful in your King.

2 Pee the fair way his hand has rais'd, —
e How holy, and how plain !

— Nor shall the simplest trav'ler err,
Nor ask the track in vain.

3 No ravening lion shall destroy,
Nor lurking serpent wound ;

Pleasure and safety, peace and praise,
Througli all the path are found.
o 4 A hand Divine shall lead you on,
Through all the blissful road ;
Till to the sacred mount you rise,
And see your smiling God.
o 5 There, garlands of immortal joy
Shall bloom on every head ;
While sorrow, sighing, and distress,
Like shadows all are fled.
g 6 March on in your Redeemer's strength •
Pursue his footsteps still ;
And let the prospect cheer your eye,

While labouring up the hill. Doddridgt



616 HYMN 177, 178. Select

HYMN 177. 8 & 7. Drummond. [*]
Safety and Happiness of Zion. Is. xixiil, 20, 21.
1 |~1 LORIOUS things of thee are >_ken,
^J Zion, city of our God !
e He whose word cannot be broken,
Form'd thee fur his own abode:
g On the rock of ages founded —

What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.
o 2 See the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove :
e Who can faint, while such a river

Ever flows, their thirst t' assuage ?
— Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails, from age to age.

3 Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud an J lire appear I

For a glory and a covering,

Showing that the Lord is near :
Thus deriving from their banner,

Light by night, and shade by day ;
Safe they feed upon the manna,

Which he gives them when they pray.

Newto*.

HYMN 178. L. M. Blcndon. [*}
God, the Defence of Zion. Ezek. xlviii, 35.
IAS birds their infant brood protect,

-TS- And spread their wings to shelter them •
Thus saith the Lord to his elect,
d 'So will 1 guard Jerusalem.'
e 2 Arid what then is Jerusalem,
This darling object of his care ?
Where is its worth in Gad's" esteem?
a Who built it ? — Who inhabits there?
—3 Jehovah founded it in blood,
The blood of his incarnate Son j
There dwell the saints, once toes to God,
The sinners, whom he calls his own.

4 There, though besieg'd on every side,
Yet much belov'd, and guarded well,



Select. HYMN 179, 180. 617

9 From age to age they have defied

The utmost force of earth and hell.
e 5 Let earth repent, and hell despair,
o This city has a sure defence ;
d Her name is call'd, " The Lord is there j"
e And who has power to drive Hun thence ?

Cotsper

HYMN 179. 8&7. Drummond. [*]
Future Peace and Glory of Zion. Isa. lx, 15, 2D

1 TTEAR what God the Lord hath spoken
e Jtl- ' O my people, faint and few ;

Comfortless, afflicted, broken,
o Fair abodes I build for you :
— Scenes of heartfelt tribulation

Shall no more perplex your ways :
d You shall name your walls Salvation,—
— And your gates shall all be praise.'
b 2 There, like streams that feed the garden,

Pleasures, without end, shall flow;
— For the Lord, your faith rewarding,
All his bounty shall bestow :
Still, in undisturb'd possession,

Peace and righteousness shall reign ;
Never shall you feel oppression —

Hear the voice of war again.
3 Ye, no more, your suns declining,
Waning moons no more shall see ;
But, your griefs for ever ending,
Find eternal noon in me.
o God will rise, and, shining o'er you,
Change to day the gloom of night ;
g He, the Lord, will be your glory,

God, your everlasting light. Cowper

HYMN 180. L. M. Worship, [b]
Prayer for Zion.
1 TNDULGENT Sovereign of the skies,

Jt And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear?
While feeble mortals raise their cries.
Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear/
e 2 How shall thy servants give thee rest,
Till Zion's mouldering walls thou raise ;



618 HYMN 181. Select

— Till thy own power shall stand confess'd,

And make Jerusalem a praise ?
3 For this, a lowly, suppliant crowd

Here, in thy sacred temple, wait :
— For this we lift our voices loud,

And call, and knock at mercy's gate.
e 4 Look down, O God, with pitying eye,

And view the desolations round ;
e See what wide realms in darkness lie,
— And hurl their idols to the ground.
o 5 Loud let the gospel trumpet blow,

And call the nations from afar ;

Let all the Isles their Saviour know,

And earth's remotest ends draw near.

Doddridge.

HYMN 18J. L. M. Blcndon. [b *]
Prayer for ZlovPs Increase. Isa. li, 9.
d 1 A RM of the Lord, awake, awake!

x\ Put on thy strength— the nations shake!
—And let the world, adoring, see

Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee.

2 Say to the heathen from thy throne
d ' T am Jehovah — God a-lone !'
— Thy voice their idols shall confound,

And cast their altars to the ground.
e 3 No more let luunan blood be ?pilt—

Vain sacrifice for human guilt!

But to each conscience be applied
e The blood that flow'd from Jesus' side.
o 4 Arm of the Lord, thy power extend ;

Let Mahomet's impostuies end ;

Break superstition's Papal chain,

And the proud scoffer's lage restrain,
o 5 Let Zion's time of favour come ;

O bring the tribes of Israel home :

And let our wondering eyes behold

Gentiies and Jews in Christ's one fold
g 6 Almighty God, thy grace proclaim,

In every land of every name ;

Let adverse powers before thee fall,

And crown the Saviour— Lord of all Jlis. CoL



Select. HYMN 182, 183. 619

HYMN 182. L. M. Leeds. [*]

Longing for the promised Spread of the Gospel
Dan. ii, 45.

1 Tj^ XERT thy power, thy rights maintain
e -*-* Insulted — everlasting King!
—The influence of thy crown increase,

And strangers to thy footstool bring.
e 2 We long to see that happy time,

That dear, expected, blessed day !
o When countless myriads of our race

The second Adam shall obey.
— 3 The prophecies must be fulfill'd,

Though earth and hell should dare oppose ,

The Stone cut from the mountain's side,

Though unobserv'd, to empire grows.

4 Soon shall the blended Image fall, —
Brass, silver, iron, gold, and clay ;
And superstition's gloomy reign

To light and liberty give way.

5 In one sweet symphony of praise,
Gentile and Jew shall then unite ;

And Infidelity, asham'd,

Sink in th' abyss of endless night.

6 Soon Afric's long enslaved sons
Shall join with Europe's polish'd race,
To celebrate, in different tongues,
The glories of redeeming grace.

g 7 From east to west, from north to south,
Emmanuel's kingdom snail extend ;

— And every man, in every face,
Shall meet a brother and a friend. Volte.

HYMN 183. C. M. Mitcham. [*]
Prayer for the Success of Missions. Ps. lxxii, 7,8.

1 T ORD, send thy word, and let it fly,
-L* Arni'd witli thy Spirit's power j
o Ten thousands shall confess its sway,

And bless the saving hour.
o 2 Beneath the influence of thy grace,
The barren wastes shall rise,
With sudden greens, and fruits arrav'Q' -
g A blooming Paradise



620 HYMN 184. Select

— 3 True holiness shall strike its root

In each regen'rate heart ; —



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