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4 Saw ye not the cloud arise,

Little as a human hand ?
Now it spreads along the skies,

Hangs o'er all the thirsty land :
Lo! the promise of a shower

Drops already from above;
But the Lord will shortly pour

All the Spirit of His Love!

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Bruce. 1768. DEHOLD! the Mountain of the Lord

D In latter days shall rise

On mountain tops, above the hills,
• And draw the wondering eyes.
2 To this the joyful nations round,

All tribes and tongues shall flow;
Up to the hill of God, they'll say,

And to His house we'll go.
3 The beam that shines from Zion's hill

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

Shall all the world command.
4 No strife shall vex Messiah's reign,

Or mar the peaceful years ;
To ploughshares men shall beat their swords,

To pruning hooks their spears.
5 No longer hosts encountering hosts

Their millions slain deplore;
They hang the trumpet in the hall,

And study war no more. 6 Come, then ! O come, from every land, i

To worship at His shrine ;
And, walking in the Light of God,

With holy beauties shine. 947.


4-78. MARSDEN. (1836.) No, ye messengers of God; U Like the beams of morning fly!

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Take the wonder-working rod;

Lift the Saviour's cross on high.
2 Go to many a tropic isle,

In the bosom of the deep,
Where the skies for ever smile,

And the opprest for ever weep.
3 O’er the negro's night of care,

Pour the living light of heaven :
Chase away his wild despair ;

Bid him hope to be forgiven.
4 Where the golden gates of day,

Open on the gorgeous East,
Wide the wondrous cross display,

Spread the gospel's richest feast.
5 Sound aloud Jehovah's call;

Visit every soil and sea;
Preach the cross of Christ to all-
Christ whose love is full and free.

BALFOUR. 1828.
no, Messenger of peace and love,
U To nations plunged in shades of night;
Like angels sent from fields above,

Be thine to shed celestial light. 2 Go, to the hungry food impart,

To paths of peace the wanderer guide;
And lead the thirsty, panting heart

Where streams of living water glide. 3 On barren rock and desert isle,

Go, bid the Rose of Sharon bloom;
Till arid wastes around thee smile,

Bright with the dews of morning's womb. 4 From north to south, from east to west,

Messiah yet shall reign supreme; His Name, by every tongue confest ;

His praise, the universal theme. 5 Then faint not in the day of toil,

When harvest waits the reaper's hand :

To dovad-cast waters sous stocks les gTOW,

Go, gather in the glorious spoil,

And joyous in His presence stand. 6 Thy love a rich reward shall find

From Him who sits enthroned on high ; For they who turn the erring mind

Shall shine like stars above the sky. 949

Cow in the morn thy seed,

D . At eve hold not thy hand;
To doubt and fear, give thou no heed, :

Broad-cast it o'er the land.
2 Beside all waters sow,

The highway furrows stock,
Drop it where thorns and thistles grow,

Scatter it on the rock.
3 The good, the fruitful ground,

Expect not here, nor there;

O'er hill and dale, by plots 'tis found;

Go forth, then, everywhere.
4 And duly shall appear,

In verdure, beauty, strength,
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear,

And the full corn at length.
5. Thou canst not toil in vain ;

Cold, heat, and moist, and dry,
Shall foster and mature the grain

For garners in the sky.
6 Thence, when the glorious end,

The day of God is come,
The angel-reapers shall descend,

And heaven cry “Harvest home !" 950.

78 D. MONTGOMERY. 1819. TARK! the song of Jubilee ;

n Loud as mighty thunders roar,
Or the fulness of the sea,
; When it breaks upon the shore : .

Hallelujah! for the Lord,

God Omnipotent, shall reign ; Hallelujah ! let the word

Echo round the earth and main. 2 Hallelujah !-hark! the sound,

From the depths unto the skies, Wakes above, beneath, around,

All creation's harmonies : See Jehovah's banners furled,

Sheath'd His sword: He speaks—'tis done, And the kingdoms of this world

Are the kingdoms of His Son. . 3 He shall reign from pole to pole

With illimitable sway ;
He shall reign, when, like a scroll,

Yonder heavens have passed away :
Then the end ;-beneath His rod,

Man's last enemy shall fall;
Hallelujah! Christ in God,

God in Christ, is all in all.

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Parting Hymns.

C.M. . C. WESLEY. 1747. NOD of all consolation, take u The glory of Thy grace ! Thy gifts to Thee we render back

In ceaseless songs of praise.
2 Through Thee we now together came,

In singleness of heart;
We met, O Jesus, in Thy name,

And in Thy name we part.
3 We part in body, not in mind;

Our minds continue one ; And, each to each, in Jesus joined, i

We hand in hand go on. 4 Subsists as in us all one soul,

No power can make us twain ;

And mountains rise, and oceans roll,

To sever us, in vain.
5 Present we still in spirit are,

And intimately nigh,
While on the wings of faith and prayer

We each to other fly.
6 In Jesus Christ together we

In heavenly places sit;
Clothed with the sun, we smile to see

The moon beneath our feet.
7 Our life is hid with Christ in God;

Our Life shall soon appear,
And shed His glory all abroad

In all His members here.
8 The heavenly treasure now we have

In a mean house of clay ;
But He shall to the utmost save,

And keep it to that day.
9 Our souls are in His mighty hand,

And He shall keep them still ;
And you and I shall surely stand

With Him on Sion's hill ! 10 Him eye to eye we there shall see ; .

Our face like His shall shine :
O what a glorious company,

When saints and angels join ! 11 O what a joyful meeting there !

In robes of white arrayed,
Palms in our hands we all shall bear,

. And crowns upon our head. 12 Then let us lawfully contend,

And fight our passage through ;
Bear in our faithful minds the end,

And keep the prize in view. 13 Then let us hasten to the Day,

When all shall be brought home;
Come, O Redeemer, come away,

O Jesus, quickly come !


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