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Shall in a growth divine arise,

And heavenly fruits impart.
e 4 Peace, with her olives crown'd, shall stretch

Her wings from shore to shore ;
No trump shall rouse the rage of war,

Nor murd'rous cannon roar.
*— 5 Lord, for those days we wait — those days

Are in thy word foretold ~ t
- o Fly swifter, sun, and stars, and bring

This promis'd age of gold,
e 6 Amen — with joy divine, let earth's

Unnumber'd myriads cry ;
g Amen — with joy divine, let heaven's

Unnumber'd choirs reply. Gibbons.

HYMN 184. C. M. Canterbury. [*]
Prayer for Missionaries.
1 f~i RE AT God, the nations of the earth

^J Are by creation thine ;
And in thy works, by all beheld,
Thy radiant, glories shine.
o 2 But, Lord, thy greater love has sent
Thy gospel to mankind ;
Unveiling what rich stores of grace
Are treasur'd in thy mind,
g 3 Lord, when shall these glad tidings spread—
The spacious earth around ;
Till every tribe and every soul
Shall hear the joyful sound,
p 4 Oh when shall Afrit's sable sons
Enjoy the heavenly word f
And vassals long enslav'd become
The freedom of the Lord !

« 5 When shall th' mitutor'd Heathen tribes,

A dark, bewilder'il race,
Sit down at our Emmanuel's feet,

And learn and see his grace ?
6 Haste, sovereign Mercy, and transform

Their cruelty to love :
Soften the tiger to the lamb,

The vulture to a dove.

Select. HYMN 185. 62]

7 Smile, Lord, on each divine attempt
To spread the gospel's rays !
I g And build, on sin's demolished throne,

The temples of thy praise. Rippon

HYMN 185. 10's. Walworth. [*]
Prayer for the Latter Day Glory.

1 T ORDofall worlds, incline thy bounteous ear
-L* Thy children's voice, in tender mercy, hear,

Bear thy blest promise, fix'd as hills, in mind,
And shed renewing grace on lost mankind :
O let tby Spirit like soft dews descend ; —
Thy gospel run to earth's remotest end

2 Let Zion's walls before thee ceaseless stand,
Dear as thine eye, and graven on thy hand ;
From earth's far regions Jacob's sons restore,
Oppress'dbyman,and scourg'd by thee, no more
Enrich'd with gold,adorn'd with heavenly grace,
Truth their stile guide, and all their pleasure praise

3 Then Satan's kingdom shall from earth retire,
Dead forms dissolve, and furious zeal expire,
TheBeast's fell throne shalldarkness dire surround
Mohammed's empire tumble to the ground ;
The dreams of infidels in smoke decay,

And all the foes of heaven shall fleet away.

4 In barren wilds shall living waters spring,
Fair temples rise, and songs of transport ring .
The savage mind with sweet affection warm,
And light and love the yielding bosom charm :
From sin's oblivious sleep the soul arise,

And grace and goodness showei from balmy skies.

5 Then shall mankind no more in darkness mourn
Tlirn happy nations in a day be born ;

Fron? east to west thy glorious Name be one,
And one pure worship hail th' eternal Son:
Remotest realms one spotless faith unite,
And o'er all regions beam the gospel's light.

6 Then shall thy saints exult with joy divine ;
Their virtues quicken, and then lives refine ;
Their souls improve,their songs more grateful rise
And sweeter incense cheer the morning skies ;
Heaven o'er the world unfold a brighter day,
And Jesus spread his reign from sea to sea.


622 HYMN 186, 187. Select

HYMN 186. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]
Zion exalted above the Hills. Isa. ii : 2 — 5.

1 /"VER mountain tops, the mount of God,

^J In latter days, shall rise-
Above the summit of the hills,

And draw the wondering eyes.

o 2 To this the joyful nations round,
All tribes and tongues, shall flow j
Up to the mount of God, they say,
And to his house we'll go.

3 The beams that shine from Zion'a hill

Shall liglften every land ;
The King who reigns in Salem's towers,

Shall the whole world command.

e 4 Among the nations he shall judge,
His judgments truth shall guide ;

o His sceptre shall protect the just,
And crush the sinner's pride.

e 5 No war shall rage, no hostile feuds

Disturb those peaceful years ;
— To ploughshares men shall beat their swords,

To pruning-hooks their spears.

o 6 Come then, O house of Jacob, come,

And worship at his shrine ;
g And, walking in the light of God,

With holy beauties shine. Scotch Paraphrase*

HYMN 187. Ii. M. Castle-Street. [*]

Millennium. Isa. xi, 5 — 9. Rev. xx. 4 — 10.

1 T OOK up, my soul, with glad surprise,

-l^ Towards the joyful, coming day,
When Jesus shall descend the skies,
And form a bright, a glorious day

2 Nations shall in a day be bom,
Anil swift, like dove?, to Jesus fly ;

—The saints shall know no clonus return,
Nor sorrows mingled with their joy.

b 3 The lion and the lamb shall feed

Together, in his peaceful reign ;
—•And Zion, blest with heavenly bread,

Of pinching wants no more complain.

1 W

! Sele ct. HYMN 188, 189. 623

4 The Jew, the Greek, the hond, the free,
J Shall boast their sev* ral rights no more ;
But join in sweetest harmony,

Their Lord, their Sovereign, to adore.
—5 Thus, till a thousand years are pass'd,

And Satan must be loos'd again ;

Short is the time his reign shall last,
a Ere he's confin'd in endless pain,
o 6 But the blest saints shall mount on high,

Where their deliv'ring Prince is gone j
B Angels at God's command shall fly,

T o bless them witli a conqueror's crown. Anon

HYMN 18S. 8 & 7. Sicilian. [*]
Collection for the Spread of the Gospel.
ITH my substance I will honour
My Redeemer and my Lord ;
Were ten thousand worlds my manor,
All were nothing to his word.
2 While the heralds of salvation
His abounding grace proclaim ;
Let his friends of every station,
Gladly join to spread his fame.
—3 May his kingdom be promoted ;
May the world the Saviour know:
Be my all to him devoted ;
To my Lord my all I owe.
o 4 Praise the Saviour, all ye nations ;

Praise him, all ye hosts above ;
s Shout, with joyful acclamations,

His divine — victorious love. Francit

HYMN 189. S. M. JVeicton. [*]
Charitable Collection. 1 Chron. xxix, 14
1 rpHY bounties, gracious Lord,

A With gratitude we own ;
We praise thy providential grace,
That showers its blessings down.
O 2 With joy the people bring

Their offerings round thy throne ;
With thankful souls, behold, we pay
A tribute of thine own.
e 3 Accept this humble mite,

Great, sovereign Lord of all ;
Nor let our num'rous, mingling sini
The sacred ointment spoil.

624 HYMN 190, 191. Select.

— \ Let the Redeemer's blood

Diffuse its virtues wide :
Hallow and cleanse our every gift,

And all our follies hide.
e 5 O may this sacrifice

To thee, the Lord, ascend,
—An odour of a sweet perfume,

Presented by his hand.
o 6 Well pleas'd our God shall view

The products of his grace ;
And, in a plentiful reward,

Fulfil his promises. Scott.

HYMN 190. C. M. Hymn 2d. [*]
The good Samaritan. Luke x, 30 — 37.
1 "FEATHER of mercies, send thy grace,

JF All powerful from above,
To form in our obedient souls
The image of thy love.

b 2 O may our sympathizing breasts
That generous pleasure know ;
Kindly to share in others' joy,
And weep for others' wo.

e 3 When the most helpless sons of grief

In low distress are laid ;
p Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,
o And swift our hands to aid.

— 4 So Jesus look'd on dying men,
When thron'd above the skies ;
And 'midst the embraces of thy love,
He felt compassion rise.

o 5 On wings of love the Saviour flew,

To raise us from the ground ;
t And gave the richest of his blood,

A balm for every wound. Doddridge.

HYMN 191 CM. Devizes. [*]
Nature and Fruits of Charity.
1 f\ CHARITY, thou heavenly grace 1

V/ All tender, soft and kind I
A friend to all the human race,
To all that's good inclin'd !

Select HYMN 192. 625

2 The man of charity extends

To all his lib'ral hand ;
His kindred, neighbours, foes and friends

His pity may command.
9 3 He aids the poor in their distress ;

He hears when they complain ;
With tender heart delights to bless,

And lessen all their pain.
4 The sick, the pris'ner, poor and blind,

And all the sons of grief,
In him a benefactor find —

He loves to give relief.
a 5 'Tis love that makes religion sweety

'Tis love that makes us rise,
With willing minds and ardent feet,

To yonder happy skies.
—6 Then let us all in love abound,

And charity pursue ;
Thus shall we be with glory crown'd,

And love as angels do. Proud

HYMN 192. CM. St. Jinn's. [*]

Relieving Christ in his Members. Matt, xxv, 40
1 TESUS, my Lord, how rich thy grace 1

tl Thy bounties, how complete !
How shall I count the matchless sum ?
How pay the mighty debt ?
» 2 High on a throne of radiant light

Dost thou exalted shine ;
5 What can my poverty bestow —

When all the worlds are thine ?
—3 But thou hast brethren here below,
The partners of thy grace,
And wilt confess their humble names
Before thy Father's face.
I 4 In them thou may'st be cloth'd and fed,
And visited and cheer'd,
And in their accents of distress,
My Saviour's voice is heard.
—6 Thy face with rev'rence and with love,
I, in the poor would see ;
Oh rather let me beg my bread,
Than hold it back from thee. Doddriig*

626 HYMN 193. Select

HYMN 193. 8 & 7. [*]
A Charity Hymn.

1 T ORD of life, all praise excelling,
i-* Thou, in glory, unconfin'd,

Deign'st to make thy humble dwelling,
With the poor of humble mind.

2 As thy love through all creation
Beams, like thy diffusive light,

So the scorn'd and humble station
Shrinks before thine equal sight.

3 Thus thy care, for all providing,
Warrh'd thy faithful prophet's tongue,

Who, the lot of all deciding,
To thy chosen Israel sung : —

4 ' When thy harvest yields thee pleasure,
' Thou the golden sheaf shalt bind j

• To the poor belongs the treasure
' Of the scatter'd ears behind.'


' These thy God ordains to bless
' The widow and the fatherless.'

5 ' When thine olive plants, increasing,
' Pour their plenty o'er thy plain ;

' Grateful thou shalt take the blessing,
' But not search the bough again.'
Chorus. — ' These, &c.'

6 ' When thy favour'd vintage, flowing,
' Gladdens thy autumnal scene,

' Own the bounteous hand bestowing,
' But thy vines the poor shall glean.'
Chorus.—- These, &c.'

7 Still we read thy word declaring
Mercy, Lord, thine own decree ;

Mercy every sorrow sharing,
Warms the heart resembling thee

8 Still the orphan and the stranger,
Still the widow owns thy care ;

Screen'd by thee in every danger,
Heard by th«e in every prayer

Select. HYMN 194, 195. 627

HYMN 194. L. M. Sicilian. [*]
Meeting of Christian Friends.
1 T7TNDRED in Christ, for his dear sake,

■"- A hearty welcome here receive ;
May we together now partake
The joys which only he can give.

p 2 To you and us by grace is given,
To know the Saviour's precious name ;
And shortly we shall meet in heaven,
Our hope, o>ir way, our end the same.

—3 May he, by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love.

4 Forgotten be each earthly theme,
When christians see each other thus ;
« We only wish to speak of Him,
a Who lived — and died — and reigns— for us.

e 5 We'll talk of all he did and said,
And suffer'd for us here below ;
Th"? path he mark'd for us to tread,
And what he's doing for us now.

—6 Thus, as the moments pass away,
We'll love, and wonder, and adore ;

o And hasten on the glorious day,
When we shall meet — to part no more. JVeicfon.

HYMN 195. S. M. Bingham. [*]
Parting of Christian Friends.
1 T>L£ST be the tie that binds

mJ Our hearts in christian love ;
The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that abovel

e 2 Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent prayers }
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares.

—3 We share our mutual woes,

Our mutual burdens bear ;
e And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear

6 Q8 HYMN 196, 197. Select.

e 4 When we asunder part,

It gives us inward pain ;
—But we shall still be join'd in heart,

And nope to meet again.
o 5 This glorious hope revives

Our courage by the way j
While each in expectation lives,

And longs to see the day.
—8 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free ;
g And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity. Faweett.

HYMN 1SS. C.JH. Hymn fid. St. Jinn's. [*]
A Marriage Hymn.

1 QiINCE Jesus freely did appear,
E3 To grace a marriage feast ;

Dear Lord, we ask thy presence here,
To make a wedding guest.

2 Upon the bridal pair look down,
Who now have plighted hands ;

Their union with thy favour crown,
And bless the nuptial bands.
— 3 With gifts of grace their hearts endow,
Of ali rich dowries best ;
Their substance bless, and peace bestow,
To sweeten all the rest.
e 4 In purest love their souls unite,
That they, with christian care,
May makedomestic burthens light,
By taking mutual share.
— 5 As Isaac and Rebecca gave
A pattern chaste and kind ,
So may this married couple live,
e And die in friendship join'd.
6 And when that solemn hour shall come,
And life's short space be o'er ;
o May they in triumph reach that home,

Where they shall part n o more.

HYMN 197. 8&7. Sicilian. [*]
A Marriage Hyvin.
1 (|^OME, thou condescending Jesus!
\s Thou hast blest a marriage feast ;

Select. HYMN 198. 629

Come, and with thy presence bless us ;

Deign to be an honour'd guest.
2 Once at Cana's happy village,

Thou didst heavenly joy impart ;
Though unseen, may thy blest image
Be inscrib'd on ev'ry heart.}
e 3 Lord, we come to ask thy blessing

On the happy pair to rest ;
— May thy goodness, never ceasing,
Make them now and ever blest.
4 Thou canst change the course of nature
Turning water into wine ;
t But we ask a greater favour —
May they be for ever thine.
—5 Thine by cov'nant and adoption,
Thine by free and sovereign grace ;
May they, in each word and action,
Do thy will and speak thy praise.
6 Gracious Lord, from thy free bounty,

Fill their basket and their store ;
Give them, with their health and plenty,
Hearts thy goodness to adore.
e 7 Often from their happy dwelling
May the voice of prayer ascend,
For thy mercies still increasing,
To their best, their kindest Friend.
— 8 Through this life's tempestuous ocean,
Storms are thick and dangers nigh 3
Oh may constant, pure devotion
Guide them safe to realms on high.
B 9 When by death's cold hand divided,
Which dissolves the tenderest ties 3
—By thy grace again united,

May they in thy image rise.
> 10 Come, thou condescending Jesus,
Fill our hearts with songs of praise 3
Come, and with thy presence bless us,
Make us subjects of thy grace. Codman's Col

HYMN 198. L. M. Green's. [*]
A Family Hymn.
1 T^ATHER of men, thyca/e we bless,
A Which crowns our families with peace

630 HYMN 199, 200. Select

From thee they sprung, and by thy hand

Their root and brandies are sustain'd.
e 2 To God, most worthy to be prais'd,

Be our domestic altars rais'd •,

Who, Lord of Heaven, scorns not to dwell

With saints in tiieir obscurest cell.
—3 To thee may each united House,

Morning and night, present its vows ;

Our servants here, and rising race,

Be taught thy precepts, and thy grace.
o 4 Oh may each future age proclaim

The honours of thy glorious name 3
g While, pleas'd and thankful, we remove

To join the family above. Doddridge

HYMN 199. L. M. Portugal. [*]
A Morning Hymn.

) A WAKE, my soul, and with the sun,
x^ Thy daily stage of duty run ;

Shake off dull sloth, and early rise,

To pay thy morning sacrifice.
e 2 Lord, I my vows to thee renew!

Scatter my sins like morning dew j

Guard my first springs of thought and will,

And with thyself my spirit fill.
— 3 Direct, control, suggest, this day,

All I design, or do, or say ;

That all my powers, with all their might,

In thy sole glory may unite.

4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow j

Praise him, all creatures here below:

Praise him above, angelic host ; —
g Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Kenn.'

HYMN 200. 7's. PleyePs. [*]
A Morning Hymn.

1 "jVTO W the shades of night are gone ;
1^1 Now the morning light is come ;

Lord, may we be thine to-day,
Drive the shades of sin away.

2 Fill our souls with heavenly light,
Banish doubt, and cleanse our sight
In thy service, Lord, to-day
Help us labour, help us pray

Select. HYMN 201, 202. 631

3 Keep our haughty passions bound ;
Save us from our foes around ;
Going out, and coming in,

Keep us safe from every sin.

4 When our work of life is past,

receive us then at last !

o Night of sin will be no more,
When we reacli the heavenly shore. Hart. Col

HYMN 201. L. M. Worship. Sicilian. [*]
An Evening Hymn.

1 f^ LORY to thee, my God, this night,
^J For all the blessings of the light ;

Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath thine own Almighty wings.

2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done ;
That with the world, myself and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed:
Teach me to die, that so I may
Rise, glorious, at the awful day.

4 O let my soul on thee repose,

And may sweet sleep my eyelids close :
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make,
To serve my God, when I awake.

5 If in the night I sleepless li«.

My soul with heavenly thoughu nipply }
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest ,
No powers of darkness me molest.

6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow ;
Praise him, all creatures here below ;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host,

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Kenn.

HYMN 202. 8's. Bethany. [*]
Jin Evening Hymn.
1 TNSPIRER and Hearer of Prayer,

J. Thou Feeder and Guardian of thine ;
My all to thy covenant care,
I, sleeping or waking, resign.

632 HYMN 203. Select

o 2 If thou art my shield and my sun,

The night is no darkness to me ;

And f:ist as my moments roll on,

They bring me but nearer to thee,
e 3 A sovereign Protector I have,

Unseen, yet for ever at hand ;

Unchangeably faithful to save,

Almighty to rule and command.
* 4 From evil secure, and its dread,

1 rest, if my Saviour be nigh ;

And songs his kind presence indeed,

Shall in the night season supply.
o 5 His smiles and his comforts abound,

His grace as the dew shall descend ;
o And walls of salvation surround

The soul he delights to defend. Toplady.

HYMN 203. C. M. Barfoj. [*]

A Hymn for Morjihirr or Evening.

1 /~|N thee, each morning, O my God,

>-J My waking thoughts attend ;
In whom are founded all my hopes,
In whom my wishes end.
e 2 My soul, in pleasing wonder lost,

Thy boundless love surveys ;
— And, fir'd with grateful zeal, prepares

The sacrifice of praise.
e 3 When evening slumbers press my eyes,

With thy Detection blest,
b In peace °* t safety I commit

Mv ,eary limbs to rest.
o iviy spiiit, in thy hands secure,
Fears no approaching ill ;
For whether waking, or asleep,
Thou, Lord, art with me still.
o 5 Then will I daily to the world
Thy wondrous acts proclaim ;
Whilst all with me slial' ,iraise and sing,
And bless the Sacred Name.
e 6 At morn, at noon, a', night I'll still

Thy growing work pursue ;
e And thee alone will praise, to whom

Eternal praise is due. Liv. CoL

Select. HYMN 204. 633

HYMN 204. L. P. M. Devotion. [*]

Daily Duties. Dependence and Enjoyment.

Rom. xiv, 8. — Morning or Evening.

1 VTTHEN, streaming from the eastern skifl^,

* » The morning light salutes my eyes,
OSun of Righteousness divine,
On me with beams of mercy shine ;
Chase the dark clouds of guilt away,
And turn my darkness into day.

2 When, to heaven's great and glorious King
My morning sacrifice 1 bring ;

And, mourning o'er my guilt and shame.
Ask mercv in my Saviour's name :
Then, JESUS, sprinkle with thy blood,
And be my Advocate witli God.

3 As every day thy mercy spares
Will bring its trials and its cares j

Saviour, till my life shall end,
Be thou my counsellor and friend:
Teach me "thy precepts, all divine,
And be thy great example mine.

4 When pain transfixes every part,
And languor settles at the heart ;
When on my bed, diseas'd, oppress'd,

1 turn, and sigh, and long for rest ;
O great Physician I see my grief,
And grant thy servant sweet relief.

5 Should poverty's consuming blow
Lay all my worldly comforts low ;
And neither help, nor hope appear,
My steps to guiue, my heart to cheer ;
Lord, pity, and supply my need,
For thou on earth wast poor indeed.

6 Should Providence profusely pour
Its various blessings in my store ;
O keep me from the ills, that wait
On such a seeming prosperous state ,
From hurtful passions set me free,
And humbly may I walk with thee.

7 When each day's scenes and laDours cloM.
And wearied nature seeks repose,

With para'ning mercy richly bless'd,
Guard me, my Saviour, while I rest :

634 HYMN 205, 206. Select.

And as each morning sun shall rise,

lead me onward to the skies.

8 And at my life's last setting sun,
My conflicts o'er, my labours done,
Jesus, thine heavenly radiance shed,
To cheer and bless my dying bed j
And from death's gloom my spirit raise,
' To see thy face, and sing thy praise.'

HYMN 205. C. M. Barby. St. Ann's. [* b]
Religion the One Thing needful.

1 TJEL1GION is the chief concern
-"' Of mortals here below ;

May I its great importance learn,
Its sovereign virtue know.

2 More needful this than glitf ring wealth,
Or aught the world bestows ;

Not reputation, food, or health,
Can give us such repose.

3 Religion should our thoughts engage
Amidst our youthful bloom ;

'Twill fit us for declining age,
And for the awful tomb.

4 Oh may my heart, by grace renew'd,
Be my Redeemer's throne.!

And be my stubborn will subdu'd,
His government to own.

5 Let deep repentance, faith and love,
Be join'd with godly fear;

And all my conversation prove
My heart to be sincere.

6 Preserve me from the snares of sin,
Through my remaining days ;

And in me let each virtue shine,
To my Redeemer's praise.

7 I>*. lively hope my soiu inspire ;
Let warm affections rise •,

And may I wait, with strong desire,
To mount above the skies. Faiccett.


HYMN 206. C. M. Devizes. [*]
HEN verdure clothes the fertile vale,
And blossoms deck the snfav ;

Select. HYMN 207. 6^

And fragrance breathes in every gale,

How sweet the vernal day !
e 2 Hark ! how the feather'd warblers sing
— 'Tis nature's cheerful voice ;
• Soft music hails the lovely spring,
o And woods and fields rejoice
—3 How kind the influence of the skies!

The showers, with blessings fraught,
Bid virtue, beauty, fragrance rise,

And fix the roving thought.
e 4 Then let my wondering heart confess,

With gratitude and love,
The bounteous Hand that deigns to bless

The garden, field, and grove.
g 5 That bounteous Hand my thoughts adore,

Beyond expression kind,
Hath better, nobler gifts in store,

To bless the craving mind.
e 6 O God of nature and of grace,

Thy heavenly gifts impart ;
— Then shall my meditation trace

Spring, blooming in my heart.
o 7 Inspir'd to praise, I then shall join

Glad nature's cheerful song ;
s And love and gratitude divine

Attune my joyful tongue. Steele.

HYMN 207. 8's. Uxbridge. [*]

1 TJOW sweetly, along the gay mead,
Ai The daisies and cowslips are seen!

The flocks, as they carelessly feed,
Rejoice in the beautifui green !

2 The vines that encircie the bowers,
The herbage tint springs from the sod,—
Trees, plants, cooling fruits, and sweet flowen,
All rise to the praise of my God.

e 3 Shall man, the great master of all,

The only insensible prove?
d Forbid it, fair gratitude's call —

Forbid it, devotion and love.
g 4 The Lord, who such wonder*. C8H Ott ,

And still can destroy with a nod ;

636 HYMN 208, 209 Select

My lips shall incessantly praise —
My soul shall rejoice in my God.

HYMN 208. C. M. Doxology. [*]
Summer: a Harvest Hymn.
1 ^T'O praise the ever bounteous Lord,

jl My soul, wake all thy powers:
He calls — and at his voice come forth
The smiling harvest hours.
g 2 His cov'nant with tne earth he keeps ;
My tongue, his goodness sing ;
Summer and winter know their time,
His harvest crowns the spring.
o 3 Well pleas'd, the toiling swains behold
The waving, yellow crop ;
With joy they bear the sheaves away,
And sow again in hope.
e 4 Thus teach me, gracious God, to sow
The seeds of righteousness ;
Smile on my soul, and with thy beams,
The ripening harvest bless.
o 5 Then in the last great harvest, I
Shall reap a glorious crop ;

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