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EXTENSION OF Christ's KINGDOM.

See also, Tax REIGN OF CHRIST.

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HEBER. 1827.
TROM Greenland's icy mountains,

T 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 !
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!
3 Can we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Can we to men benighted

The lamp of life deny ?
Salvation ! oh! salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each 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 !

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L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1762.
TTERNAL Lord of earth and skies,

We wait Thy Spirit's latest call :
Bid all our fallen race arise,

Thou who hast purchased life for all ;
Whose only name to sinners given,

Snatches from hell, and lifts to heaven.
2 The word Thy sacred lips has past,

The sure irrevocable word,
That every soul shall bow at last,

And yield allegiance to its Lord ;
The kingdoms of the earth shall be

For ever subjected to Thee.
3 Arm of the Lord, awake, awake,

The terrors of the Lord display ;
Out of their sins the nations shake,

Tear their vain confidence away ;
Conclude them all in unbelief,

And fill their hearts with sacred grief.
4 Of judgment now the world convince,

The end of Jesu's coming show;
To sentence their usurping prince,

Him and His works destroy below;
To finish and abolish sin,

And bring the heavenly nature in.
5 O wouldst Thou bring the final scene,

Accomplish the redeeming plan,
Thy great millennial reign begin ;

"That every ransomed child of man,
That every soul, may bow the knee,

And rise to reign with God in Thee ! 935

L.M. MONTGOMERY. 1825.
SPIRIT of the living God !

In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race.

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;
Souls without strength inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 4 O Spirit of the Lord ! prepare

All the round earth her God to meet ;
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air,

Till hearts of stone begin to beat. 5 Baptize the nations ; far and nigh,

The triumphs of the Cross record ;
The Name of Jesus glorify,

Till every kindred call Him LORD. 6 God from eternity hath willed,

All flesh shall His salvation see;
So be the Father's love fulfilled, Thee.

The Saviour's sufferings crown'd, through 936

8.7.4. C. WESLEY. 1759.
NOME, Thou Conqueror of the nations,
U Now on Thy white horse appear ;
Earthquakes, deaths, and desolations,
Signify Thy kindom near :

True and faithful !
'Stablish Thy dominion here.
2 Thine the kingdom, power, and glory ;

Thine the ransomed nations are ;
Let the heathen fall before Thee,
Let the isles Thy power declare ;

Judge and conquer!

All mankind in righteous war.
3 Thee let all mankind admire,

Object of our joy and dread !
Flame thine eyes with heavenly fire,

Many crowns upon Thy head ;

But Thine essence

None, except Thyself, can read.
4 Yet we know our Mediator,

By the Father's grace bestowed,
Meanly clothed in human nature,
Thee we call the Word of God;

Flesh Thy vesture,

Dipp'd in Thy own sacred blood.
5 Captain, God of our salvation !

Thou who hast the wine-press trod,
Borne the Almighty's indignation,
Quenched the fiercest wrath of God,

Take the kingdom !

Claim the purchase of Thy blood.
6 On Thy thigh and vesture written,

Show the world Thy heavenly Name,
That, with loving wonder smitten,
All may glorify the Lamb;

All adore Thee,

All the Lord of hosts proclaim.
7 Honour, glory, and salvation,

To the Lord our God we give ;
Power, and endless adoration,
Thou art worthy to receive;

Reign triumphant !

King of kings, for ever live! 937

L.M. C. WESLEY. 1749. LTEAD of Thy Church, whose Spirit fills, n And flows through every faithful soul, Unites in mystic love, and seals

Them one, and sanctifies the whole : 2 “Come, Lord,” Thy glorious Spirit cries,

And souls beneath the altar groan ; “ Come, Lord,” the Bride on earth replies,

" And perfect all our souls in one.”

3 Pour out the promised gift on all,

Answer the universal, “Come!”
The fulness of the Gentiles call,

And take Thine ancient people home. 4 To Thee let all the nations flow,

Let all obey the gospel word ;
Let all their bleeding Saviour know,

Filled with the glory of the Lord. 5 O for Thy truth and mercy's sake,

The purchase of Thy passion claim ;
Thine heritage the Gentiles take,

And cause the world to know Thy Name. 938 (281)

L.M. (Wilks. 1799.)
DRIGHT as the sun's meridian blaze,

D Vast as the blessings he conveys,
Wide as his reign from pole to pole,

And permanent as his control :
2 So, Jesus, let Thy kingdom come :

Then sin and hell's terrific gloom
Shall, at its brightness, flee away;

The dawn of an eternal day.
3 Then shall the heathen, filled with awe,

Learn the blest knowledge of Thy law;
And Antichrists on every shore

Fall from their thrones to rise no more.
4 Then shall Thy lofty praise resound,
On Afric's shore, through India's ground:

And islands of the southern sea
· Shall stretch their eager arms to Thee.
5 Then shall the Jew and Gentile meet

In pure devotion at Thy feet;
And earth shall yield Thee, as Thy due,

Her fulness and her glory too.
6 Oh, that from Britain now might shine

This heavenly light, this truth divine !
Till the whole universe shall be
But one great temple, Lord, for Thee.

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