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EXTENSION OF Christ's KINGDOM.
See also, Tax REIGN OF CHRIST.
T From India's coral strand,
Roll down their golden sand;
From many a palmy plain,
Their land from error's chain !
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle;
And only man is vile;
The gifts of God are strown;
Bows down to wood and stone!
With wisdom from on high,
The lamp of life deny ?
The joyful sound proclaim,
Has learned Messiah's Name !
And you, ye waters, roll,
It spreads from pole to pole!
The Lamb for sinners slain,
In bliss returns to reign !
L.M. 6 lines. C. WESLEY. 1762.
We wait Thy Spirit's latest call :
Thou who hast purchased life for all ;
Snatches from hell, and lifts to heaven.
The sure irrevocable word,
And yield allegiance to its Lord ;
For ever subjected to Thee.
The terrors of the Lord display ;
Tear their vain confidence away ;
And fill their hearts with sacred grief.
The end of Jesu's coming show;
Him and His works destroy below;
And bring the heavenly nature in.
Accomplish the redeeming plan,
"That every ransomed child of man,
And rise to reign with God in Thee ! 935
L.M. MONTGOMERY. 1825.
In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Descend on our apostate race.
2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love,
To preach the reconciling word;
Whene'er the joyful sound is heard. 3 Be darkness, at Thy coming, Light,
Confusion, order in Thy path;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 4 O Spirit of the Lord ! prepare
All the round earth her God to meet ;
Till hearts of stone begin to beat. 5 Baptize the nations ; far and nigh,
The triumphs of the Cross record ;
Till every kindred call Him LORD. 6 God from eternity hath willed,
All flesh shall His salvation see;
The Saviour's sufferings crown'd, through 936
8.7.4. C. WESLEY. 1759.
True and faithful !
Thine the ransomed nations are ;
Judge and conquer!
All mankind in righteous war.
Object of our joy and dread !
Many crowns upon Thy head ;
But Thine essence
None, except Thyself, can read.
By the Father's grace bestowed,
Flesh Thy vesture,
Dipp'd in Thy own sacred blood.
Thou who hast the wine-press trod,
Take the kingdom !
Claim the purchase of Thy blood.
Show the world Thy heavenly Name,
All adore Thee,
All the Lord of hosts proclaim.
To the Lord our God we give ;
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!”
And take Thine ancient people home. 4 To Thee let all the nations flow,
Let all obey the gospel word ;
Filled with the glory of the Lord. 5 O for Thy truth and mercy's sake,
The purchase of Thy passion claim ;
And cause the world to know Thy Name. 938 (281)
L.M. (Wilks. 1799.)
D Vast as the blessings he conveys,
And permanent as his control :
Then sin and hell's terrific gloom
The dawn of an eternal day.
Learn the blest knowledge of Thy law;
Fall from their thrones to rise no more.
And islands of the southern sea
In pure devotion at Thy feet;
Her fulness and her glory too.
This heavenly light, this truth divine !