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462. For the Spread of Christ's Kingdom. S.M.
In mercy, Lord, incline,
On all Thy saints to shine.
May through the world be known,
And Thy salvation own.
To celebrate Thy fame;
To praise Thy glorious name.
With joy and pious mirth :
all the earth. 463. Progress of Truth. (Psalm xcvii. 1.) 7th P. m.
1 HARK! the distant isles proclaim
Glory to Messiah's name:
Echo from the farthest shore.
Idol-gods of wood and stone,
Honor Jesus as their Lord.
Bid the glorious conquest speed ;
Brighten to a perfect day.
464. “ O arm of the Lord, awake." L. M.
(Isaiah li. 9.)
Put on Thy strength, the nations shake;
“I am Jehovah, God alone:”
And cast their altars to the ground.
(Vain sacrifice for human guilt ;)
The blood that flow'd from Jesu's side.
Let Mahomet's imposture end :
And the proud scoffer's rage restrain.
Oh! bring the tribes of Israel home!
Gentiles and Jews in Jesu's fold.
To men of ev'ry clime and name
And crown the Saviour Lord of all. 465.
“ From the uttermost part of the earth have
we heard songs.” (Isai. xxiv. 16.) 8. M.
Shall sound from distant lands;
Thy truth for ever stands.
Thy name let all adore,
“ Pray for us.” (2 Thess. iii. 1.) L.M.
1 MARK'D as the purpose of the skies,
This promise meets our anxious eyes;
And warm with faith each bosom glow.
E'en now unfolds the promis'd year:
And swell the tidings of Thy grace.
Where Pagan darkness brooding reigns,
And nerve their arm, and clear their view. 4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail,
Bid them the glorious future hail ;
And onward urge their conqu’ring way.
Truth shall diffuse her radiant light,
The stormy passions of his soul. 467. “Having no Hope.” (Ephes. ii. 12.) L. M.
1 THE heathen perish ; day by day,
Thousands on thousands pass away!
Preach Jesus to them ere they die.
Yea, life itself, that they may live;
And what for Him will ye not do?
Call in the south, wake up the north,
“Come over and Help us." 13th P. M.
(Acts xvi. 9. Rev. xi. 15.)
1 FROM Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strands,
Roll down their golden sands,
From many a palmy plain,
Their land from error's chain.
2 What though the spicy breezes
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle,
And only man is vile!
The gifts of God are strewn;
Bows down to wood and stone.
3 Shall we whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high,
The lamp of light deny?
The joyful sound proclaim,
Has learnt Messiah's name.
4 Waft, waft, ye winds, His story,
you, ye waters roll;
It spread from pole to pole;
The Lamb for sinners slain,
469. Victory from God alone. (Psalm xliv.) C. M. 1 0 LORD, our fathers oft have told
In our attentive ears,
And elder times than their's.
To them salvation gave;
That did their country save.
Whose succour they implor'd;
Who Thy great name ador'd.
And Thou art still our King;
To us deliverance bring. 470.“ Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
Psalm xxxiii. 12–22.) C. M.
Hath fix'd His gracious throne;
And calls their tribes His own.
Does the whole world behold:
And knows our feeble mould.
To hope for safety thence;
A strong and sure defence.
When plagues or famine spread;
Among ten thousand dead.
And bless us from Thy throne;