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Prayer for the spread of the Gospel.
And wait the smilings of thy face,
And plead the promise of thy grace. 2 We consecrate these hours to thee,
Thy sov'reign mercy to entreat;
We shall divine acceptance meet.
That his dominion shall extend,
And ev'ry knee before him bend ? 4 Now let the happy time appear,
The time to favor Zion come';
Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown;
2 Spread thy great name through heathen
C. M. St. Ann's. Colchester. Bray. 1 0 THOU great Monarch, in thy might
Fulfil the long desire;
Like yesterday retire.
Its brightness now display,
With life's immortal day.
And earth in sweetest strain,
HYMN 454. H. M.
Eagle Street. Bethesda.
And Lord of all below,
Fulfil thy word;
2 On lands that lie beneath
Foul superstition's sway,
Blest Spirit! shine,
With light divine.
Thy steadfast word hast giv's,
Extend his fame ;
The world reclaim.
Ere all shall worship thee;
O God of grace!
S. M. St. Thomas. Shirland. 10 GOD of sov'reigu grace,
We bow before thy throne;
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 !
Are by creation thine ;
Thy radiant glories shine.
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.
To spread the gospel rays;
The temples of thy praise.
Enjoy the heav'nly word ;
The freemen of the Lord ! 2 When shall th' untutor'd Heathen tribes,
A dark, bewilder'd race,
3 Haste, sov'reign Mercy, and transform
Their cruelty to love :
Isa. Ix. 2, 3.
Cheer'd by no celestial ray,
Send the gospel
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 ;
Sway thy sceptre,
Insulted, everlasting King!