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And thou, descending, fill the place
With the rich tokens of thy grace.
With all the graces of his train;
To conquer foes and cheer his friends. 4 And in the last decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
Does his successive journeys run;
Till moons shall wax and wane no more, 2 To him shall endless pray’r be made,
And praises throng to crown his head ;
With ev'ry morning sacrifice.
Dwell on his love with sweetest song;
Their early blessings on his name.
The pris'ner leaps to burst his chains;
And all the sons of want are blest.
Death and the curse are known no more:
More blessings than their father lost. 6 Let ev'ry creature rise, and bring
Peculiar honours to our King :
Let the Creator's praise arise ;
2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord,
And truth eternal is thy word;
(L. M.) 10 SPIRIT of the Living God!
In all thy plenitude of grace, Where'er the foot of man hath trod,
Descend on our apostate race! 2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love,
To preach the reconciling word; Give pow'r and unction from above,
Where'er the joyful sound is heard. 3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light;
Confusion, order, in thy path;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath, 4 Convert the nations; far and nigh
The triumphs of the cross record;
(II. 1.) For Missions to the new settlements in the United
Our wand'ring fathers came,
To keep them in thy name.
Thy temples there arose;
And blossom'd as the rose.
Within our spreading land !
Still guided by thy hand.
Till heralds shall thy truth proclaim,
Isaiah xxxv. 2. 1 ON Zion, and on Lebanon,
On Carmel's blooming height,
The glory, pure and bright:
Streamd forth from land to land; And empires now behold its day ;
And still its beams expand.
Our happy shores illume;
Nuw like a garden bloom:
See not this heav’nly light;
Dispel their dreary night.
On Carmel who didst shine, Our deserts let thy glory fill,
Thy excellence divine !
May all our forests smile;
From India's coral strand, Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand; From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain, They call us to deliver
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 gists of God are strewn;
Bows down to wood and stone.
3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high Shall we, to men benighted
The lamp of life deny? Salvation! oh, Salvation !
The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation
Has learnt Messiah's name! 4 Waft, wast, ye winds, his story,
And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
The Lamb for sinners slain,
(L M) For the Jews. 1 DISOWN'D of heav'n, by man opprest,
Outcasts from Zion's hallow'd ground, Wherefore should Israel's sons, once blest,
Still roam the scorning world around? 2 Lord! visit thy forsaken race,
Back to thy fold the wand'rers bring; Teach them to seek thy slighted grace,
And hail in Christ their promis'd King, 3 The veil of darkness rend in twain
Which hides their Shiloh's glorious light; The sever'd olive branch again
Firm to its parent stock unite. 4 Hail, glorious day, expected long !
When Jew and Greek one pray’r shall pour, With eager feet one temple throng, With grateful praise one God adore. HYMN 109.
(IV. 4) Rev. xv. 3, 4. 1 HOW wondrous and great
Thy works, God of praise ! How just, King of saints,
And true, are thy ways!
And honour thy namel
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 abroad, Till earth's ev'ry people
Confess thee their God.
FOR SUNDAY AND CHARITY SCHOOLS. HYMN 110.
(IL 4) Children and Congregation.
Children. 1 COME let our voices join,
In one glad song of praise;
Children 2 Now we are taught to read
The book of life divine;
Children, 3 Within these hallow'd walls,
Our wand'ring feet are brought;
Children. 4 For blessings such as these,
Our gratitude receive; Lord, here accept our hearts, 'Tis all that we can give: