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3 Arabia's desert-ranger

To Him shall bow the knee;
The Ethiopian stranger

His glory come to see ;
With offerings of devotion,

Ships from the isles shall meet,
To pour the wealth of ocean

In tribute at His feet.
4 Kings shall fall down before Him,

And gold and incense bring :
All nations shall adore Him,

His praise all people sing.
For He shall have dominion
• O'er river, sea, and shore,
Far as the eagle's pinion

Or dove's light wing can soar.
5 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 shake like Lebanon.
6 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 for ever;
That name to us is—LOVE.
C.M.

CASWALL. 1849.
From the Latin of BERNARD. 1091–1168.
JESUS, King most wonderful,
U Thou Conqueror renowned ;
Thou sweetness most ineffable,
· In whom all joys are found,

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2 When once Thou visitest the heart,

Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,

Then kindles love divine. 3 O Jesus, light of all below,

Thou Fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,

All that we can desire :-
4 May every heart confess Thy Name,

And ever Thee adore ;
And, seeking Thee, itself inflame

To seek Thee more and more.
5 Thee, may our tongues for ever bless ;

Thee, may we love alone ;
And ever in our lives express

The image of Thine own.

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2-6s & 4-78. C. WESLEY. 1789.
TESUS, my God and King,
e Thy regal state I sing ;
Thou, and only Thou, art great,

High Thine everlasting throne;
Thou the Sovereign Potentate,

Blessed, Immortal, Thou alone.
Essay your choicest strains,

The King Messiah reigns !
Tune your harps, celestial choir,

Joyful all, your voices raise ;
Christ, than earth-born monarchs higher,

Sons of men and angels praise.
Hail, your dread Lord and ours,

Dominions, thrones, and powers !
Source of power, He rules alone :

Veil your eyes, and prostrate fall;
Cast your crowns before His throne,

Hail the Cause, the Lord of all!

3.

4 Let earth's remotest bound

With echoing joys resound;
Christ to praise let all conspire ;

Praise doth all to Christ belong :
Shout, ye first-born sons of fire,

Earth, repeat the glorious song.
5 Worthy, O Lord, art Thou,

That every knee should bow,
Every tongue to Thee confess,

Universal nature join,
Strong and mighty, Thee to bless,

Gracious, merciful, benign.
6 · Wisdom is due to Thee,

And might, and majesty ;
Thee in mercy rich we prove;

Glory, honour, praise receive,
Worthy Thou of all our love,

More than all we pant to give.
7 Justice and truth maintain

Thine everlasting reign;
One with Thine Almighty Sire,

Partner of an equal throne,
King of saints, let all conspire,
Gratefully Thy sway to own.
L.M.

HEBER. 1827. MHE Lord will come! the earth shall quake ,

I The hills their fixed seat forsake;
And, withering, from the vault of night

The stars withdraw their feeble light.
2 The Lord will come ! but not the same

As once in lowly form He came;
A silent Lamb to slaughter led,

The bruised, the suffering, and the dead. 3 The Lord will come ! a dreadful form,

With wreath of flame, and robe of storm,
On cherub-wings, and wings of wind,
Appointed Judge of all mankind.

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4 Can this be He, once wont to stray

A Pilgrim on the world's highway,
Oppressed by power, and mocked by pride,

The Nazarene,—the Crucified ?
5 While sinners in despair shall call, i

“ Rocks, hide us ; mountains, on us fall !". The saints, ascending from the tomb, , Shall joyful sing, “The Lord is come !"

87,87,887. HEBER. 1827. MHE Lord of Might from Sinai's brow

I Gave forth His voice of thunder;
And Israel lay on earth below,

Outstretched in fear and wonder ; )
Beneath His feet was pitchy night,
And at His left hand, and His right

The rocks were rent asunder.
2 The Lord of Love, on Calvary,

A meek and suffering stranger,
Upraised to heaven His languid eye, :

In nature's hour of danger;
For us, He bore the weight of woe,
For us, He gave His blood to flow,

And met His Father's anger.
3 The Lord of Love, the Lord of Might,

The King of all created,
Shall back return to claim His right,

On clouds of glory seated ;
With trumpet-sound and angel-song,
And hallelujahs loud and long,
O'er deatả and hell defeated.

4-78. C. WESLEY. 1750.
NOME, Desire of nations, come!
U Hasten, Lord, the general doom !
Hear the Spirit and the Bride ;

Come, and take us to Thy side.
2 Thou, who hast our place prepared,

Make us meet for our reward ;

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Then with all Thy saints descend;

Then our earthly trials end.
3 Mindful of Thy chosen race,

Shorten these vindictive days ;
Who for full redemption groan,

Hear us now, and save Thine own.
4 Now destroy the Man of Sin ;
Now Thine ancient flock bring in;
Filled with righteousness divine,

Claim a ransomed world for Thine.
5 Plant Thy heavenly kingdom here ;
Glorious in Thy saints appear ;
Speak the sacred number sealed ;

Speak the mystery fulfilled.
6 Take to Thee Thy royal power;

Reign, when sin shall be no more ;
Reign, when time no more shall be,
Reign to all eternity.

GOD—The Holy Ghost.

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L.M. C. Wesley. 1742. TORD, we believe to us and ours 1 The apostolic promise given ; We wait the Pentecostal powers,

The Holy Ghost sent down from heaven. 2 Ah! leave us not to mourn below,

Or long for Thy return to pine ; Now, Lord, the Comforter bestow,

And fix in us the Guest Divine. 3 Assembled here with one accord,

Calmly we wait the promised grace, The purchase of our dying Lord,

Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the place !

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