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Prayer for the spread of the Gospel.
1 THY people, Lord, who trust thy word,

And wait the smilings of thy face,
Assemble round thy mercy seat,

And plead the promise of thy grace. 2 We consecrate these hours to thee,

Thy sov'reign mercy to entreat;
And feel some animating hope,

We shall divine acceptance meet.
3 Hast thou not promis'd to thy Son,

That his dominion shall extend,
Till ev'ry tongue shali call him Lord,

And ev'ry knee before him bend ? 4 Now let the happy time appear,

The time to favor Zion come';
Send forth thy heralds far and near,
To call thy banish'd people home.
HYMN 452.

L. M.
Luther's Hymn. Portugal.
1 ETERNAL God! Almighty cause

Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown;
All things are subject to thy laws,
All things depend on thee alone.

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2 Spread thy great name through heathen

Their idol deities dethrone;
Reduce the world to thy commands;
And reign as thou art, God alone.
HYMN 453.

C. M. St. Ann's. Colchester. Bray. 1 0 THOU great Monarch, in thy might

Fulfil the long desire;
A thousand ages in thy sight,

Like yesterday retire.
2 Oh, let thy diadem supreme,

Its brightness now display,
And o’er the dying nations beam

With life's immortal day.
3 Then shall the desolations cease,

And earth in sweetest strain,
Through the long Jubilee of peace,
Sing thy unbounded reign.

HYMN 454. H. M.

Eagle Street. Bethesda.
1 SOV'REIGN of worlds above,

And Lord of all below,
Thy faithfulness and love,
Thy pow'r and mercy show:

Fulfil thy word;
Thy Spirit give;
Let heathens live
And praise the Lord.

2 On lands that lie beneath

Foul superstition's sway,
Whose horrid shades of death
Admit no heav'nly ray,

Blest Spirit! shine,
Their hearts illume;
Dispel the gloom

With light divine.
3 Father, who to thy Son

Thy steadfast word hast giv's,
That through the earth shall run
The news of peace with heav'n,

Extend his fame ;
Thy grace diffuse;
And let the news

The world reclaim.
4 Few be the years that roll,

Ere all shall worship thee;
The travail of his soul,
Soon let the Saviour seo;

O God of grace!
Thy pow'r employ,
Fill earth with joy,
And heav'n with praise.
HYMN 455.

S. M. St. Thomas. Shirland. 10 GOD of sov'reigu grace,

We bow before thy throne;
And plead, for all the human race,

The merits of thy Son. 2 Spread through the earth, O Lord, The knowledge of thy ways ;

And let all lands with joy record

The great Redeemer's praise !
HYMN 456. C. M. Gibbons.

Mear. Dundee.
1 GREAT God, the nations of the earth

Are by creation thine ;
And in thy works, by all beheld,

Thy radiant glories shine.
2 But, Lord, thy richer love has sent

Thy gospel to mankind, Unveiling what rich stores of grace

Are treasur'd in thy mind. 3 Lord, when shall these glad tidings spread

The spacious earth around, Till ev'ry tribe and ev'ry soul

Shall hear the joyful sound.
4 Smile, Lord, on each divine attempt

To spread the gospel rays;
And build, on sin's demolish'd throne,

The temples of thy praise.
HYMN 457. C. M. Part II.

Rochester. Barby.
1 OH, when shall Afric's sable sons

Enjoy the heav'nly word ;
And vassals, long enslav'd, become

The freemen of the Lord ! 2 When shall th' untutor'd Heathen tribes,

A dark, bewilder'd race,
Sit down at our Immanuel's feet,
And learn and sing his grace?

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3 Haste, sov'reign Mercy, and transform

Their cruelty to love :
Soften the tiger to a lamb,
The vulture to a dove.
HYMN 458. 8, 7, 4.

Littleton. Helmsley.

Isa. Ix. 2, 3.
1 O'ER the gloomy hills of darkness ;

Cheer'd by no celestial ray,
Sun of Righteousness, arising,
Bring the bright, the glorious day; ;

Send the gospel
To the earth's remotest bound.
2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness !

Grant them, Lord, the glorious light; And from eastern coast to western, May the morning chase the night;

And redemption, Freely purchas'd, win the day. 3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel

Win and conquer, never cease ;
May thy lasting, wide dominions
Multiply and still increase ;

Sway thy sceptre,
Saviour, all the world around.
HYMN 459.
L. M.

St. Catharine's. Nantwich. Kent.
1 EXERT thy pow'r, thy rights maintain,

Insulted, everlasting King!
The influence of thy crown increase,
And strangers to thy footstool bring.

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