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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. f" 5 Soldier of Christ! well-done!

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

Rest in thy Saviour's joy!

CHRISTIAN MISSIONS.

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HYMN 523, 78. 523

Inquiring of a Watchman. m" 1

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ATCHMAN! tell us of the night,

What its signs of promise are?

Traveler! o'er yon mountain's height!. mf 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 own,
f" See! it bursts o'er all the earth,
3 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Doubt and terror are withdrawn: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,

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Traveler ! lo! the Prince of peace, f" Lo! the Son of God is come!

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HYMN 524, H. M. 524

Christian Effort. mt 1

RISE, gracious God! and shine
Nu 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. f 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 78. 525

The Heathen crying for Help. mp 1 ARK! what mean those lamentations,

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.

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HYMN 526, 75 and 6s. 526

The Gospel Banner.
f" 1 W 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, f 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.
OW let our faith, with joy, survey

The glories of the latter day;
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,

And cry aloud,—“Behold the way !"
3 Behold the way to Zion's hill,

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

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,
And fill the world with purest light.

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HYMN 529, L. M. 529

The Heralds of Christ. f 1

YAPTAIN of thine exalted host !

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

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

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HYMN 530, S. M. 530

Missionaries encouraged.
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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.
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Go, tell his matchless grace;
Proclaim salvation, full and free,

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

HYMN 531, 8s, 7s and 4. 531

Departure of Missionaries. 1

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Go, proclaim among the nations, my Joyful news of heavenly birth;

Bear the tidings

Tidings of the Saviour's worth,
2 When exposed to fearful dangers,

Jesus will his own defend;
Borne afar midst foes and strangers,

Jesus will appear your Friend;
And his presence
Shall be with you to the end.

HYMN 532, 75 and 6s. 532

Departure of Missionaries. 'mf 1 ROLL. on, thou mighty ocean!

Bear messengers of mercy,

To every vale of woe: f"

Arise, ye gales! and waft them,

Safe to their destined shore;
That men may sit in darkness,

And death's black shade, no more. mf , 2 0 thou eternal Ruler!

Who holdest in thine arm
The tempests of the ocean,-

Deliver them from harm:
Thy presence still be with them,

Wherever they may be;
Though far from those who love them,
Let them be nigh to thee.

HYMN 533, 8s, 78 and 4. 533

The Heralds of Salvation. mf 1 ON the mountain's

top appearing
Welcome news to Zion bearing,-

Zion long in hostile lands:
Mourning captive!

God himself will loose thy bands. mp 2 Has thy night been long and mournful,

All thy friends unfaithful proved?
Have thy foes been proud and scornful,

By thy sighs and tears unmoved?
Cease thy mourning :

Zion still is wel-beloved.

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