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Convey the sound from shore to shore,
And bid the captive sigh no more.
L. M. 529.
The Heralds of Christ. 1 CAPTAIN of thine exalted host !
Display thy glorious banner high;
And call a numerous army nigh. 2 A solemn jubilee proclaim,
Proclaim the great sabbatic day;
Spoil Satan of his wished-for prey. 3 Oh! bid thy heralds publish loud
The peaceful blessings of thy reign; And when they speak of sprinkled blood, The mystery to the heart explain.
S. M. 530.
Missionaries encouraged. 1 YE messengers of Christ !
His sovereign voice obey;
And peace attend your way. 2 The Master, whom you serve,
Will needful strength bestow;
With sacred courage go.
Go, tell his matchless grace;
To Adam's guilty race.
And hell in vain oppose ;
88, 78 and 4. 531.
Departure of Missionaries. 1 MEN of God! go take your stations;
Darkness reigns o'er all the earth;
Go, proclaim among the nations,
Joyful news of heavenly birth;
Tidings of the Saviour's worth. 2 When exposed to fearful dangers,
Jesus will his own defend ;
Jesiis will appear your friend;
78 and 6s. 532.
Departure of Missionaries. 1 ROLL on, thou mighty ocean!
And, as thy billows flow,
To every vale of wo:
Safe to their destined shore;
And death's black shade no more. 2 0 thou eternal Ruler!
Who holdest in thine arm
Deliver them from harm:
Wherever they may be;
8s, 7s and 4. 533.
The Heralds of Salvation.
Lo! the sacred herald stands;
Zion long in hostile lands :
God himself will loose thy bands. 2 Has thy night been long and mournful,
All thy friends unfaithful proved ?
By thy sighs and tears unmoved ?
Zion still is well-beloved.
3 God, thy God, will now restore thee,
He himself appears thy friend;
Here their boasts and triumphs end;
Zion's king will quickly send. 4 Peace and joy shall now attend thee,
All thy warfare now is past,
Peace and joy are come at last;
The Messengers of God. 1 GO-ye messengers of God!
Like the beams of morning, fly;
Wave the Banner-Cross on high. 2 Where the towering minaret
Gleams along the morning-skies,
And the “Star of Jacob” rise. 3 Go to many a tropic isle,
In the bosom of the deep,
And th' oppressed for ever weep. 4 O'er the negro's night of care
Pour the living light of heaven;
fiend despair,Bid him hope to be forgiven. 5 Where the golden gates of day
Open on the palmy east,
Spread the gospel's richest feast. 6 Circumnavigate the ball,
Visit every soil and sea :
C. M. 535.
Ye favored men of God!
Go, publish, through Immanuel's name;
Salvation bought with blood. 2 What though your arduous path-way lie
Through regions dark as death?
Perils beset your path?
And armed with power divine:
And on your labors shine.
Will recompense your pains:
Shall mountains sink to plains. $ Shrink not, though earth and hell oppose;
But plead your Master's cause;
To hear our fervent prayer,
To thy paternal care.
His various efforts bless;
And crown him with success.
Supply his every need ;
But bold in word and deed.
Uphold him, by thy grace;
Till he shall end his race.
Gathered from heathen lands,
From his Redeemer's hands.
L. M. 537.
Commission to the Gentiles.
To nations plunged in shades of night;
Be thine to shed celestial light. 2 Go, to the hungry food impart;
To paths of peace the wanderer guide,
Where streams of living waters glide. 3 Go, bid the bright and morning-star,
From Bethlehem's plains resplendent shine, And, piercing through the gloom afar,
Shed heavenly light and love divine. 4 To India's various castes, proclaim
The gospel's soft, but powerful voice;
Let ocean's lonely isles rejoice.
Messiah yet shall reign supreme;
His praise-the universal theme.
S. M. 538.
Prayer for Israel.
To call the Hebrews home;
Let all the wanderers come. 2 Where'er, in lands unknown,
The fugitives remain,
Thy holy mount to gain. 3 An offering to the Lord,
There let them all be seen,
In soul and body clean.
Let all the nations meet;
Thy family complete.