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That heathen lands the Lord shall know,

And warm with faith each bosom glow.
2 E'en now the hallowed scenes appear;

E’en now unfolds the promised year:
Lo! distant shores thy heralds trace,

And bear the tidings of thy grace.
3 Mid burning climes and frozen plains,

Where pagan darkness brooding reigns,
Lord! mark their steps, their fears subdue,

And nerve their arm, and clear their view. 4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail,

Bid them the glorious future hail;
Bid them the crown of life survey,
And onward urge their conquering way.

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SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.

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HYMN 541, L. M.

Prayer for the Millennium. af 1

We lift our eyes to seek thy face;
To bleeding hearts thy love make known,

On contrite souls bestow thy grace.
2 See, spread beneath thy gracious eye,

A world o’erwhelmed in guilt and tears, Where deathless souls in ruin lie,

And no kind voice dispels their fears ! mf 3 Lord! arm thy truth with power divine,

Its conquests spread from shore to shore, Till suns and stars forget to shine,

And earth and skies shall be no more.
4 Oh! rise, ye ransomed captives! rise,

Peal the loud anthem here below;
Let eartlı reflect it to the skies,

And heaven with new-born rapture glow.

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HYMN 542, C. M.

Returning to Zion.
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AUGHTER of Zion! from the dust
Exalt thy fallen head;

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Again in thy Redeemer trust,

He calls thee from the dead.
2 Awake, awake, put on thy strength,-

Thy beautiful array;
Thy day of freedom dawns at length,

The Lord's appointed day.
3 Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds enlarge,

And send thy heralds forth;
Say to the south, "Give up thy charge,

And keep not back, 0 north !"
4 They come, they come ;-thine exiled bands,

Where'er they rest or roam,
Have heard thy voice in distant lands,

And hasten to their home.
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And God his works destroy, f

With songs, thy ransomed shall return,
And everlasting joy:

HYMN 543, S. M. 543

The Gospel Trumpet. тр

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The gospel trumpet sounds;
No music more can charm the ear,

Or heal your heart-felt wounds.
2 'T is not the trump of war,

Nor Sinai's awful roar;
Salvation's news its spreads afar,

And vengeance is no more. mp 3 Forgiveness, love, and peace,

Glad heaven aloud proclaims,
And earth, the jubilee's release,

With eager rapture claims. mf 4 Far, far to distant lands,

The saving news shall spread ;
And Jesus all his willing bands,

In glorious triumph lead. 544

HYMN 544, s. M.

Prayer for Success. mf 1 0 LORD, our God! arise,

The cause of truth maintain;

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And, wide o'er all the peopled world,

Extend her blessed reign.
2 Thon Prince of life! arise,

Nor let thy glory cease;
Far spread the conquests of thy grace,

And bless the earth with peace.
3 Thou Holy Ghost! arise,

Expand thy quickening wing,
And, o'er a dark and ruined world,

Let light and order spring.
4 All on the earth! arise,

To God, the Saviour sing;
From shore to shore, from earth to heaven,

Let echoing antheins ring.

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SOVER

HYMN 545, L. M. 545

The Time to favor Zion. mf 1

OVEREIGN of worlds ! display thy power,

Be this thy Zion's favored hour; f Bid the bright morning star arise,

And point the nations to the skies.
mf 2 Set up tly throne where Satan reigns,

On Afric's shore, on India's plains ;
Far let the gospel's sound be known,

And claim the nations for thy own.
3 Speak,--and the world shall hear thy voice,

Speak,--and the desert shall rejoice;
Scatter the gloom of heathen night;
Bid every nation hail the light.

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HYMN 546, C. M.

Millennial Days.
mf LORD! send thy word, and let it fly,

Armed with thy Spirit's power ;
Ten thousands shall confess its sway,

And bless the saving hour.
2 Beneath the influence of thy grace,

The barren wastes shall rise,
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A blooming paradise. 3 Peace, with her olive-crown, shall stretch my Her wings from shore to shore;

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The nations of the earth shall hear

The sound of war no more.
4 Lord! for those days we wait;—those days

Are in thy word foretold :
Fly swifter, sun and stars! and bring

This promised age of gold.
f" 5 Amen!—with joy divine, let earth's

Unnumbered myriads cry;
Amen!—with joy divine, let heaven's

Unnumbered choirs reply.

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HYMN 547, S. M.

Prayer for all Lands.
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GOD of sovereign grace!
And plead, for all the human race,

The merits of thy Son.
2 Spread through the earth, O Lord!

The knowledge of thy ways;
And let all lands, with joy, record

The great Redeemer's praise.

HYMN 548, 78. 548

Jesus shall reign. for 1

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ARK!--the song of jubilee,

Loud as mighty thunders roar,-
Or the fullness of the sea,

When it breaks upon the shore;-
“Hallelujah! for the Lord

God Omnipotent, shall reign !”
Hallelujah! let the word

Echo round the earth and main.
2 "Hallelujah !"-hark !-the sound,

From the centre to the skies,
Wakes, above, beneath, around,

All creation's harmonies :
See Jehovah's banners furled,

Sheathed his sword! he speaks-'t is done,
And the kingdoms of this world

Are the kingdoms of his Son. 8 He shall reign from pole to pole

With illimitable sway:

He shall reign, when, like a scroll,

Yonder heavens have passed away;
Then the end ;-beneath his rod,

Man's last enemy shall fall;
Hallelujah!-Christ in God,

God in Christ, is all in all.

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HYMN 549, L. M.

Prayer for Zion.
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NDULGENT Sovereign of the skies!.

And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear?
While feeble mortals raise their cries,

Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear?
2 How shall thy servants give thee rest,

Till Zion's mouldering walls thou raise ?
Till thine own power shall stand confessed,

And make Jerusalem a praise ?
3 Look down, O God! with pitying eye,

And view the desolations round;
See, what wide realıns in darkness lie,

What scenes of woe and crime abound!
mf 4 Loud let the gospel trumpet blow,

And call the nations from afar;
Let all the isles their Saviour know,

And earth's remotest ends draw near.

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HYMN 550, C. M. 550

Prayer for the Reign of Christ.
f" 1 JESUS, immortal King! arise ;

Rise and assert thy sway;
Till earth, subdued, its tributo bring,:.

And distant lands obey.
2 Ride forth, victorious Conqueror! ride,

Till all thy foes submit:
And all the powers of hell resign

Their trophies at thy feet.
8 Send forth thy word, and let it fly,

This spacious earth around;
Till every soul, beneath the sun,

Shall hear the joyful sound.
4 From sea to sea, from shore to shore,

May Jesus be adored;

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