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What strains shall angel harps employ,
When tliou shalt all renew! mf 4 And, if the sons of God rejoice
To hear a Saviour's name,
To whom that Saviour came!
Assembling round the throne,
To sovereign love alone.
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HYMN 561, S. H. 561
Rejoicing in Christ's Reigno
To cheer the humble soul;
And spread from pole to pole.
And grow on earth again;
And o'er the nations reign.
The world shall hear his word;
HYMN 562, L. M. 562
Prayer for the World's Conversion.
SPIRIT of the living God !
In all thy plenitude of grace,
Descend on our apostate race.
To preach the reconciling word; my Give power and unction from above,
Where'er the joyful sound is heard.
Confusion-order, in thy path;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath.
A sinful world their God to meet :
Breathe thou abroad, like morning air,
Till hearts of stone begin to beat. mf 5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh
The triumphs of the cross record;
Till every kindred call him-Lord.
HYMN 563, 8s, 78 and 4. 563
Prayer for the Heathen. 1 'ER the realms of pagan darkness тр
Let the eye of pity gaze;
See the kindreds of the people, mp
Lost in sin's bewildering maze;р
On the face of all the earth! mf 2 Light of them who sit in error ! f Rise and shine-thy blessings bring;
Liglit-to lighten all the Gentiles !
Rise with healing in thy wing:
Let all kings and nations coine. mp 3 Let the heathen, now adoring
Idol gods of wood and stone,
Serve the living God alone :
Fill the earth, as floods the sea.
Speak the word ; at thy command,
Spread thy name from land to land : тр
Lord! be with them, mf Always till time's latest end.
HYMN 664, L. M. 564
Spread of the Gospel.
, Lord! who trust thy word, And wait the smilings of thy face, Assemble round thy mercy seat,
And plead the promise of thy grace. 2 Hast thou not said-thine only Son
Shall be a light to Gentile lands,
To open the benighted eyes,
And loose the wretched pris'ners' bands 3 From land to land, from sea to sea,
That his dominion shall extend ?
And every knee before him bend ?
The time to favor Zion come ;
And call the wandering exiles home.
HYMN 566, 89, 78 and 4. 565
Success of the Gospel among the Heathen.
Cheered by no celestial ray,
Bring the bright, the glorious day ;
To the earth's remotest bound.
Grant them, Lord! the glorious light; mf And, from eastern coast to western,
May the morning chase the night;
Freely pureliased, win the day. f" 3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel !
Win and conquer, never cease;
Multiply and still increase ;
Saviour! all the world around.
HYMN 566, 78. 566
Triumphs of the Gospel. 1 W10
HO are these that come from far,
Led by Jacob's rising star ?
There to seek a peaceful home.
Or as doves their windows crowd :
3 Zion now no more shall sigh,
God will raise her glory ligh;
He will give his people peace.
See her sun, without a cloud !
HYMN 567, C. M. 567
Kingdom of Christ among Men. mf 1 LO
O! what a glorious siglit appears,
To our believing eyes !
And the old rolling skies.
That holy, happy place,
Adorned with shining grace.
And the bright armies sing, -
Of your descending King.
Removes his blessed abode ;-.
And he their loving God. dol 5 “His own soft hand shall wipe the tears > Froin every weeping eye; P And pains, and groans, and griefs, and fears,
And death itself shall die.”
Shall this bright hour delay ?
HYMN 568, 11s. 568
AUGHTER of Zion! awake from thy sadness;
[ness; Bright o'er thy hills dawns the day star of glad
Arise, -for the night of thy sorrow is o'er.
2 Strong were thy foes; but the arm that subdued
them, And scattered their legions, was mightier far; They fled, like the chaff, from the scourge that
Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war. < 3 Daughter of Zion! the power, that hath saved thee,
[be: Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should Shout,-for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thec, Th’oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free.
HYMN 569, C. M. 569
Universal Praise. mf 1
The universal song,
The joyful notes prolong.
Lift up the lonely voice;
And let the tenants of the rock
To our Jehovah sing;
Shont to the Lord, the King.
The Saviour's glories raise,
The nations sound his praise. 570
HYMN 570, 88, 78 and 4.
Dawning of the Latter Day. mf 1
Joyful times are near at hand;
By his word in every land;
Darkness flies, at his command.
While he enters like a flood,
Means to spread his truth abroad:
Soon shall tell the love of God.