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Ő Through every scene of life and death,

His promise is our trust;
And this shall be our children's song,
When we are cold in dust.

HYMN 521, s. M. 521

The Pastor's Death.
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RE
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Soul of the just, set free!
Blest be thy memory, and blest

Thy bright example be!
2 Faith, perseverance, zeal,

Language of light and power,
Love,--prompt to act, and quick to feel,-

Marked thee, till life's last hour.
3 Now,—toil and conflict o'er,—

Go, take with saints thy place;
But go-as each hath gone before,

A sinner saved by grace. 4 Lord Jesus! to thy hands mp

Our pastor we resign;
And now we wait thine own commands; -

We were not his, but thine.
5 Thou art thy church's head;

And, when the members die,
Thou raisest others in their stead :-

To thee we lift our eye.
6 On thee our hopes depend;

We gather round our Rock;
Send whom thou wilt; but condescend
Thyself to feed thy flock.

HYMN 522, S. M. 522

The Death of an aged Minister.
ERVANT of God! well done!

Rest from thy loved employ :
f" The battle fought,—the vict'ry won,

Enter thy Master's joy."
2 The voice at midnight came,

He started up to hear;
A mortal arrow pierced his frame,

He fell - but felt no fear.
3 Tranquil amid alarms,

It found him on the field,

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A veteran slumbering on his arms,

Beneath his red-cross shield.
4 The pains of death are past, -

Labor and sorrow cease;
And, life's long warfare closed at last,

His soul is found in peace.
5 Soldier of Christ! well-done!

Praise be thy new employ;
And, while eternal ages run,

Rest in thy Saviour's joy!

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CHRISTIAN MISSIONS.

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HYMN 523, 75. 523

Inquiring of a Watchman.
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What its signs of promise are?
Traveler! o'er yon mountain's height!

See that glory-beaming star:
Watchman! does its beauteous ray

Aught of hope or joy foretell ?
Traveler! yes ;-it brings the day, —

Promised day of Israel.
2 Watchman! tell us of the night ;-

Higher yet that star ascends ;
Traveler! blessedness and light,

Peace and truth, its course portends :
Watchman! will its beams alone

Gild the spot that gave them birth ?
Traveler! ages are its owr.,

See! it bursts o'er all the earth.
8 Watchman! tell us of the night,

For the morning seems to dawn;
Traveler! darkness takes its flight,

Doubt and terror are withdrawn:
Watchman ! let thy wanderings cease,

Hie thee to thy quiet home; my"

Traveler! lo! the Prince of peace,

Lo! the Son of God is come!

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HYMN 524, H. M. 524

Christian Effort.
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In all thy saving might;
And prosper each design,

To spread thy glorious light:
Let healing streams of mercy flow,

That all the earth thy truth may know. 2 Put forth thy glorious power !

The nations then will see,
And earth present her store,

In converts born of thee;
God, our own God, his church will bless,
And earth shall yield her full increase.

HYMN 525, 8s and 7s. 525

The Heathen crying for Help. тр 1

, Rolling sadly through the sky ? 'T is the cry of heathen nations,

“Come and help us, or we die !"
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2 Hear the heathen's sad complaining,

Christians! hear their dying cry ;
And, the love of Christ constraining,
Haste to help them, ere they die.

HYMN 526, 78 and 6s. 526

The Gospel Banner. s" 1

NOW
TOW be the gospel banner,

In every land, unfurled;
And be the shout, -" Hosanna!”

Re-echoed through the world ;
Till every isle and nation,

Till every tribe and tongue,
Receive the great salvation,

And join the happy throng.
2 What, though th' embattled legions

Of earth and hell combine ?
His arm, throughout their regions,

Shall soon resplendent shine :
Ride on, O Lord! victorious,

Immanuel, Prince of peace !
Thy triumph shall be glorious,

Thy empire still increase.

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3 Yes,—thou shalt reign for ever,

O Jesus, King of kings!
Thy light, thy love, thy favor,

Each ransomed captive sings:
The isles for thee are waiting,

The deserts learn thy praise,
The hills and valleys greeting,
The song responsive raise.

HYMN 527, L. M. 527

Missionary Meeting.
1
ASSEMBLED at thy great command,

Before thy face, dread King! we stand;
The voice that marshaled every star,

Has called thy people from afar.
2 We meet, through distant lands, to spread,

The truth for which the martyrs bled;
Along the line, to either pole,

The thunder of thy praise to roll.
3 Our prayers assist, accept our praise,

Our hopes revive, our courage raise;
Our counsels aid, to each impart

The single eye, the faithful heart.
4 Forth with thy chosen heralds come,

Recall the wandering spirits home;
From Zion's mount send forth the sound,
To spread the spacious earth around.

HYMN 528, L. M. 528

The Heralds pointing out the Way. mf 1 OW let our faith, with joy, survey

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Its dawn already seems begun,-

Sure earnest of the rising sun.
2 The friends of truth assembled stand, -

A chosen consecrated band,

The emblem of the cross display, f" And cry aloud, ,-“Behold the way!

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8 Behold the way to Zion's hill,

Where Israel's God delights to dwell;
He fixes there his lofty throne,

And calls the sacred place his own.
4. “Behold the way !” ye heralds ! cry,

Spare not, but lift your voices high;

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Convey the sound from shore to shore,

And bid the captive sigh no more. f" 5 Auspicious dawn! thy rising ray,

With joy, we view, and hail the day:
Thou Sun! arise, supremely bright,

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HYMN 529, L. M.

The Heralds of Christ. s 1 YAPTAIN of thine exalted host !

Display thy glorious banner high ; The summons send, from coast to coast,

And call a numerous army nigh.
2 A solemn jubilee proclaim,

Proclaim the great sabbatic day;
Assert the glories of thy name;

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 inystery to the heart explain.

HYMN 530, s. M. 530

Missionaries encouraged.
1
YE
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His sovereign voice obey ;
Arise, and follow where he leads,

And peace attend your way.
2 The Master, whom you serve,

Will needful strength bestow;
Depending on his promised aid,

With sacred courage go.
mf 3 Go, spread the Saviour's name;

Go, tell his matchless grace; < Proclaim salvation, full and free,

To Adam's guilty race.
mf 4 Mountains shall sink to plains,

And hell in vain oppose;
The cause is God's—and will prevail,
In spite of all his foes.

HYMN 531, 8s, 78 and 4. 531

Departure of Missionaries.
1 EN of God! go take your stations ;

Darkness reigns o'er all the earth :

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