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303 For our Land. 7s.

1 CoME, divine Emmanuel, come,
Take possession of Thy home;
Now Thy mercy's wings expand,
Stretch throughout the happy land.

2 Carry on Thy victory,
Spread Thy rule from sea to sea;
Rescue all Thy ransomed race,
Save us, save us, Lord, by grace.

Take the purchase of Thy Blood,
Bring us to a pardoning God:
Give us eyes to see our day,
Hearts the gospel truth to obey:
4 Ears to hear the gospel sound,-
Grace doth more than sin abound;
God appeased, and man forgiven,
Peace on earth, and joy in heaven.
5 O that every soul might be
Perfectly subdued to Thee!
O that all in Thee might know
Everlasting life below!

Now Thy mercy's wings expand,
Stretch throughout the happy land:
Take possession of Thy home;
Come, divine Emmanuel, come !

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304 7s. 1 WATCHMAN, tell us of the night,

What its signs of promise are:

Traveller, o'er yon mountain's height
See the glory-beaming star!

Watchman, does its beauteous ray
Aught of hope or joy foretell?

Traveller, yes, it brings the day,
Promised day of Israel.

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2 Watchman, tell us of the night:
Higher yet that star ascends!
Traveller, blessedness and light,
Peace and truth its course portends.
Watchman, will its beams alone
Gild the spot that gave them birth 2
Traveller, ages are its own;
See, it bursts o'er all the earth!

Watchman, tell us of the night,
For the morning seems to dawn.
Traveller, darkness takes its flight;
Doubt and terror are withdrawn.
Watchman, let thy wandering cease,
Hie thee to thy quiet home.
Traveller, lo, the Prince of Peace,
Lo, the Son of God is come !

Sir John Bowring. 1825.

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HARK the song of Jubilee,
Loud as mighty thunders roar,
Or the fulness of the sea,
When it breaks upon the shore:
IIallelujah! for the Lord
God omnipotent shall reign;
Hallelujah! let the word
Echo round the earth and main.

Hallelujah! hark' the sound,
From the depths unto the skies,
Wakes above, beneath, around,
All creation’s harmonies:
See Jehovah's banner furled,
Sheathed His sword; He speaks—'tis done;
And the kingdoms of the world
Are the kingdoms of His Son.

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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.

James Montgomery. 1825. 306 7, 6.

1 AND is the time approaching,

By prophets long foretold,

When all shall dwell together,
One Shepherd, and one fold 7

Shall every idol perish,
To moles and bats be thrown,

And every prayer be offered
To God in Christ alone 7

2 Shall Jew and Gentile meeting

From many a distant shore,

Around one altar kneeling,
One common Lord adore ?

Shall all that now divides us
Remove and pass away,

Like shadows of the morning
Before the blaze of day?

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Shall all that now unites us
More sweet and lasting prove,
A closer bond of union,
In a blest land of love?
Shall war be learned no longer,
Shall strife and tumult cease,
All earth His blessed kingdom,
The Lord and Prince of Peace 2

4 0 long-expected dawning,

Come with thy cheering ray!

When shall the morning brighten,
The shadows flee away?

O sweet anticipation
It cheers the watchers on,

To pray, and hope, and labor,
Till the dark night be gone.

H. L. L. 1863. 307 Revelation xv. 3, 4. 10, 11. 1 How wondrous and great Thy works, God of

praise ! How just, King of saints, and true are Thy ways! 0 who shall not fear Thee, and honor Thy Name? Thou only art holy, Thou only supreme !

2 To nations long dark Thy light shall be shown; Their worship and vows shall come to Thy throne. Thy truth and Thy judgments shall spread all ... Till earth's every people confess Thee their God.

Henry Ustic Onderdonk. 1832.

308 PSALM 117. L. M.

1 FROM all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Let the Redeemer's Name be sung,
Through every land, by every tongue.

2 Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord,
Eternal truth attends Thy Word.
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.

Watts. 1719.

THE WORD OF GOD.

309 PSALM 19. L. P. M. 1 I LovE the volume of Thy Word: What light and joy those leaves afford To souls benighted and distrest' Thy precepts guide my doubtful way; Thy fear forbids my feet to stray; Thy promise leads my heart to rest.

2 From the discoveries of Thy Law
The perfect rules of life I draw;
These are my study and delight:
Not honey so invites the taste,
Nor gold that hath the furnace passed
Appears so pleasing to the sight.

3 Thy threatenings wake my slumbering eyes,
And warn me where my danger lies;
But 'tis Thy blessed Gospel, Lord,
That makes my guilty conscience clean,
Converts my soul, subdues my sin,
And gives a free, but large reward.
4 Who knows the errors of his thoughts?
My God, forgive my secret faults,
And from presumptuous sins restrain.
Accept my poor attempts of praise,
That I have read Thy Book of grace
And book of nature not in vain.
Watts. 1719.

310 - C. M. 1 How precious is the Book divine, By inspiration given Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, To guide our souls to heaven. 2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts In this dark vale of tears; Life, light, and joy it still imparts, And quells our rising fears. 227

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