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Dear desire of ev'ry nation,

Joy of ev'ry longing heart. 3 Born thy people to deliver;

Born a child, and yet a King i Born to reign in us for ever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring. 4 By thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

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HYMN 340. P. M.
1 INLISTED in the cause of sin,

Why should a good be evil ?
Music, alas! too long has been

Press'd to obey the devil:
Drunken, or lewd, or light, the lay

Flows to the soul's undoing,
Widens and strews with flowers the way

Down to our utter ruin.
2 Who on the part of God will rise ?

Innocent sounds recover;
Fly on the prey, and seize the prize,

Plunder the carnal lover ?
Strip him of every moving strain,

Every melting measure,
Music in virtue's cause retain,

Rescue the holy pleasure.
3 Come let us try if Jesus' love

Will not as well inspire us:
This is the theme of those above,

This upon earth shall fire us:
Try if your hearts are tun'd to sing ;

Is there a subject greater ?
Harmony all its strains may bring;

Jesus' name is sweeter. 4 Jesus the soul of music is,

His is the noblest passion;
Jesus' name is life and peace,

Happiness and salvation:
Jesus' name the dead can raise,

Show us our sins forgiven,

Fill us with all the life of grace,

Carry us up to heaven.
5 Who hath a right like us to sing,

Us who his mercy raise!
Merry our hearts, for Christ is King,

Joyful are all our faces:
who of his love doth once partake,

He in the Lord rejoices; Melody in our hearts we make,

Melody with our voices. 6 Then let us in his praises join;

Triumph in his salvation; Glory ascribe to Love divine,

Worship and adoration: Heaven already is begun,

Open'd in each believer; Only believe and still sing on,

Heaven is ours for ever

IIYMN 341. P. M.

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GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

He whose words cannot be broken,

Formed thee for his own a bode:
On the rock of ages founded,

What can shake thy sure repose ?
With salvation's walls surrounded,

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. 2 See! the streams of living waters

Springing froin eternal love, (Vell supply thy sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove. Who can faint while such a river

Ever flow's their thirst t' assuage? Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,

Never fails from age to age ? 3 Round each habitation hovering

See the cloud and tire appear! For a glory and a covring,

Showing that the Lord is near; Thus deriving from their banner

light by night, and shade by day;

Safe they feed upon the manna

Which he gives them when they pray. 4 Blest inhabitants of Zion,

Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood! Jesus, whom their souls rely on,

Nakes them kings and priests to God: 'Tis his love his people raises

Over self to reign as kings;
And, as priests, his solemo praises,

Each for a thank offering brings. 5 Saviour, if of Zion's city

I, through grace, a meinber am, Let the world deride or pity,

I will glory in thy name: Fading is the worldling's pleasure,

All his boasted pomp and show; Solid joys and lasting treasure,

None but Zion's children know.

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HYMN 342. P. M. 1 GOMETIMES a light surprises S

The Christian while he sings;
It is the Lord who rises

With healing in his wings;
When comforis are declining,

Hle grants the soul again
A season of clear shininy,

To cheer it after rain. 2 In holy contemplation,

We sweetly then pursue
The theme of God's salvation,

And find it ever new;
Set free from present sorrow,

We cheerfully can say,
E'en let th' unknown to-morrow,

Bring with it what it may. 3 It can bring with it nothing

But he will bear us through:
Who gives the lilies clothing,

Will clothe his people tou:
Beneath the spreading heavens,

No creature but is fed ;

And he who feeds the ravens,

Will give his children bread.
4 Though vine nor fig-tree neither,

Their wonted fruit shall bear,
Though all the field should wither,

Nor flocks nor herds be there :
Yet God the same abiding,

His praise shall tune my voice;
For, while in him confiding,

I cannot but rejoice.

HYMN 343. S. M.

I shall be well supplied ;
Since he is mine, and I am his,

What can I want beside ? ? He leads me to the place

Where heavenly pasture grows,
Where living waters gently pass,

And full salvation flows. 3 While he affords his aid,

I'm free from every fear ;
Tho' I should walk through death's dark shade,

My Shepherd's with me there. 4 In spite of all my fnes,

Thou dost my table spread;
My cup with blessings overtiows,

And joy exalts my head. 5 The bounties of thy love,

Shall crown my following days;
Nor from thy house will I remove,
Nor cease to speak thy praise.

HYMN 314. P. M.
I VE servants of God, your Master proclaim,

And publish a broad his wonderful name; The name all victorious of Jesus extol!

His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all. 2 God ruleth on high, almighty to save,

And still he is nigh, his presence we have:
The great congregation bis triumphs shall sing,
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

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3 Salvation to God who sits on the throne,

Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son:
Our Jesus's praises the angels proclaim,

Fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb 4 Then let us adore, and give him his right;

All glory, and power, and wisdom, and might
All honour and blessing, with angels above;
And thanks never ceasing, and infinite love.

HYMN 345. P. M.

The year of Jubilee.
VATR shines the morning star;

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Their notes re-echoing far,

While dawns the day around :
Joy to the slave; the slave is free;

It is the year of Jubilee.
2 Prisoner of hope, in gloom

And silence left to die,
With Christ's unfolding temb,

Your portals open fly;
Rise with your Lor:l :-He sets you free:

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

The land you fathers won,
Behold how God hath wrought

Redemption through his Son;
Your heritage again is free,

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

For debts to justice due,
Ransom’d, but not with gold,

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

It is the year of Jubilee.
5 Captives of sin and shame,

O'er earth and ocean, hear
An angel's voice proclaim

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

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