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them, And scattered their legions, was mightier far; They fled, like the chaff, from the scourge that pur.

sued them;

Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war, 3 Daughter of Zion! the power, that hath saved thee,

Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should Shout,--for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee,

Th' oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free. 569.

C. M.

Universal Praise. 10 CITY the Lord ! begin

The universal song:
And let the scattered villages

The joyful notes prolong. 2 Let Kedar's wilderness afar

Lift up the lonely voice;
And let the tenants of the rock

In accent rude rejoice.
3 Oh ! from the streams of distant lands

To our Jehovah sing ;
And joyful, from the mountain-tops,

Shout to the Lord, the king.
4 Let all combined, with one accord,

The Saviour's glories raise,
Till, in the earth's remotest bounds,

The nations sound his praise. 570.

s, 7s and 4.
Dawning of the Latter Day.
I LOOK, ye saints ! the day is breaking ;

Joyful times are near at hand;
God, the mighty God, is speaking

By his word in every land;
Day advances,-

Darkness flies, at his command.
2 While the foe becomes more daring,

While he enters like a flood,
God, the Saviour, is preparing

Means to spread his truth abroad
Every language

Soon shall tell the love of God.

3 God of Jacob, high and glorious !

Let thy people see thy power;
Let the gospel be victorious,

Through the world for evermore;
Then shall idols
Perish, while thy saints adore.

L. M. 571. Success anticipated. 1 BEHOLD th' expected time draw near,

The shades disperse, the dawn appear
Behold the wilderness assume
The beauteous tints of Eden's bloom !
2 Events with prophecies conspire

To raise our faith, our zeal to fire:
The ripening fields, already white,

Present a harvest to the sight. 3 The untaught heathen waits to know

The joy the gospel will bestow;
The exiled captive, to receive

The freedom Jesus has to give.
4 Come, let us, with a grateful heart,

In the blest labor share a part;
Our prayers and offerings gladly bring
To aid the triumphs of our King.

C. M. 572.

The Victories of Christ.
I HOSANNA to our conquering King!

All hail ! incarnate love!
Ten thousand songs and glories wait

To crown thy head above. 2 Thy vict'ries and thy deathless fame,

Through the wide world, shall run;
And everlasting ages sing
The triumph thou hast won.

H. M. 573.

The general Jubilee.
1 FAIR shines the;

The silver trumpet sound,
Their notes re-echoing far,

While dawns the day around :
Joy to the earth-the earth is free;
It is the year of jubilee.

2 Pris'ners of hope, in gloom

And silence, left to die !
With Christ's unfolding tomb,

Your portals open fly:
Rise with your Lord-he sets you free;

It is the year of Jubilee.
3 Ye who yourselves have sold

For debts to justice due,
Ransomed-but not with gold !

He gave himself for you :
The blood of Christ hath made you free ;

It is the year of jubilee.
4 Captives of sin and shame!
O'er earth and ocean,

An angel's voice proclaim

The Lord's accepted year :
Let Jacob rise-be Israel free;
It is the year of jubilee.

L. M.
574. The Reign of Christ established.
1 SHOUT,- for the great Redeemer reigns,

Through distant lands his triumphs spread; Sinners, now freed from Satan's chains,

Own him their Saviour and their head. 2 Oh! may his conquests still increase ;

Let every foe his power subdue;
While angels celebrate his praise,

Saints shall his rising glory show. 3 Loud hallelujahs to the Lamb,

From all below and all above;
In lofty songs, exalt his name,
In songs as lasting as his love.

78. 575.

The Reign of Christ.
I WAKE the song of jubilee,

Let it echo o'er the sea !
Now hath come the promised hour;

Jesus reigns with sovereign power. 2 All ye nations ! join and sing,

“ Christ, of lords and kings, is King !"
Let it sound from shore to shore,-
"Jesus reigns for evermore!

3 Now the desert lands rejoice,

And the islands join their voice;
Yea, the whole creation sings,
“ Jesus is the King of kings!"

78. 576. The triumphant Reign of Christ. 1 SEE the ransomed millions stand,

Palms of conquest in their hands!
This before the throne their strain,-

“Hell is vanquished-death is slain !2 " Blessing, honor, glory, might,

Are the Conqueror's native right;
Thrones and powers before him fall,

Lamb of God, and Lord of all !"
3 Hasten, Lord! the promised hour;

Come in glory and in power ;
Still thy foes are unsubdued -

Nature sighs to be renewed :
4 Time has nearly reached its sum;

All things with the bride, say, “Come!”
Jesus! whom all worlds adore,
Come,--and reign for evermore.


7s. 577.

1 IN this calm impressive hour,

Let my prayer ascend on high;
God of mercy! God of power!

Hear me, when to thee I cry:
Hear me from thy lofty throne,

For the sake of Christ, thy Son. 2 With the morning's early ray,

While the shades of night depart;
Let thy beams of light convey

Joy and gladness to my heart:
Now o'er all my steps preside,
And for all my wants provide.

3 Oh!

what joy that word affords,-
“ Thou shalt reign o'er all the earth;"
King of kings, and Lord of lords !

Send thy gospel-heralds forth:
Now begin thy boundless sway,
Usher in the glorious day.

S. M. 578.

Prayer for Spiritual Light. 1 WE lift our hearts to thee,

Thou Day-Star from on high!
The sun itself is but thy shade,

Yet, cheers both earth and sky. 2 Oh! let thy rising beams

Dispel the shades of night;
And let the glories of thy love

Come, like the morning-light. 3 How beauteous nature now!

How dark and sad before !
With joy we view the pleasing change,

And nature's God adore. 4 May we this life improve

To mourn for errors past;
And live, this short revolving day,
As if it were our last.

78. 579.

Morning. Thanks.
I THOU that dost my life prolong!

Kindly aid my morning-song;
Thankful, from my couch I rise,

To the God that rules the skies.
2 Thou didst hear my evening-cry;

Thy preserving hand was nigh;
Peaceful slumbers thou hast shed,

Grateful to my weary head. 3 Thou hast kept me through the night,

'T was thy hand restored the light;
Lord! thy mercies still are new,

Plenteous, as the morning.dew. 4 Still my feet are prone to stray,

Oh! preserve me through the day;
Dangers every where aboud,
Sins and snares beset me round.

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