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That heathen lands the Lord shall know,
And warm with faith each bosom glow.
E’en now unfolds the promised year:
And bear the tidings of thy grace.
Where pagan darkness brooding reigns,
And nerve their arm, and clear their view. 4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail,
Bid them the glorious future hail;
SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
HYMN 541, L. M.
Prayer for the Millennium. af 1
We lift our eyes to seek thy face;
On contrite souls bestow thy grace.
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.
Peal the loud anthem here below;
And heaven with new-born rapture glow.
HYMN 542, C. M.
Returning to Zion.
Again in thy Redeemer trust,
He calls thee from the dead.
Thy beautiful array;
The Lord's appointed day.
And send thy heralds forth;
And keep not back, 0 north !"
Where'er they rest or roam,
And hasten to their home.
And God his works destroy, f
With songs, thy ransomed shall return,
HYMN 543, S. M. 543
The Gospel Trumpet. тр
The gospel trumpet sounds;
Or heal your heart-felt wounds.
Nor Sinai's awful roar;
And vengeance is no more. mp 3 Forgiveness, love, and peace,
Glad heaven aloud proclaims,
With eager rapture claims. mf 4 Far, far to distant lands,
The saving news shall spread ;
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.
Nor let thy glory cease;
And bless the earth with peace.
Expand thy quickening wing,
Let light and order spring.
To God, the Saviour sing;
Let echoing antheins ring.
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.
On Afric's shore, on India's plains ;
And claim the nations for thy own.
Speak,--and the desert shall rejoice;
HYMN 546, C. M.
Armed with thy Spirit's power ;
And bless the saving hour.
The barren wastes shall rise,
A blooming paradise. 3 Peace, with her olive-crown, shall stretch my Her wings from shore to shore;
The nations of the earth shall hear
The sound of war no more.
Are in thy word foretold :
This promised age of gold.
Unnumbered myriads cry;
Unnumbered choirs reply.
HYMN 547, S. M.
Prayer for all Lands.
GOD of sovereign grace!
The merits of thy Son.
The knowledge of thy ways;
The great Redeemer's praise.
HYMN 548, 78. 548
Jesus shall reign. for 1
Loud as mighty thunders roar,-
When it breaks upon the shore;-
God Omnipotent, shall reign !”
Echo round the earth and main.
From the centre to the skies,
All creation's harmonies :
Sheathed his sword! he speaks-'t is done,
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;
Man's last enemy shall fall;
God in Christ, is all in all.
HYMN 549, L. M.
Prayer for Zion.
And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear?
Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear?
Till Zion's mouldering walls thou raise ?
And make Jerusalem a praise ?
And view the desolations round;
What scenes of woe and crime abound!
And call the nations from afar;
And earth's remotest ends draw near.
HYMN 550, C. M. 550
Prayer for the Reign of Christ.
Rise and assert thy sway;
And distant lands obey.
Till all thy foes submit:
Their trophies at thy feet.
This spacious earth around;
Shall hear the joyful sound.
May Jesus be adored;