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3 God, thy God, will now restore thee,

He himself appears thy Friend;
All thy foes shall flee before thee,

Here their boasts and triumphs end :
Great deliverance

Zion's King will quickly send.
4 Peace and joy shall now attend thee,

All thy warfare now is past,
God, thy Saviour, shall defend thee,

Peace and joy are come at last:
All thy conflicts

End in everlasting rest.

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HYMN 534, 78. 534

The Messengers of God.
Gotye messengers of God!

Like the beams of morning, iy;
Take the wonder-working rod,

Wave the banner cross on high.
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2 Where the towering minaret

Gleams along the morning skies,
Wave it till the crescent set,

And the “ Star of Jacob" rise.
3 Go to many a tropic isle,

In the bosom of the deep,
Where the skies for ever smile,

And th' oppressed for ever weep.
4 O'er the negro's night of care

Pour the living light of heaven;
Chase away the fiend despair,

Bid him hope to be forgiven.
5 Where the golden gates of day

Open on the palmy east,
Wide the bleeding cross display,

Spread the gospel's richest feast.
6 Circumnavigate the ball,

Visit every soil and sea:
Preach the cross of Christ to all,-

Christ, whose love is full and free.

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HYMN 535, C. M. 535

Promised Aid. mf 1 go, and the Saviour's grace proclaim,

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Go, publish, through Immanuel's name,

Salvation bought with blood.
2 What, hough your arduous path-way lie

Through regions dark as death?
What, though, your faith and zeal to try,

Perils beset your path ?
3 Yet, with determined courage, go,

And armed with power divine;
Your God will needful strength bestow,

And on your labors shine.
4 He, who has called you to the war,

Will recompense your pains;
Before Messiah's conquering car,

Shall mountains sink to plains.
5 Shrink not, though earth and hell oppose,

But plead your Master's cause;
Assured that e'en your mightiest foes

Shall bow before his cross.

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HYMN 536, C. M. 536

Designation of a Missionary.
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FATHER of mercies! condescend
While this our brother we commend

To thy paternal care.
2 Before him set an open door;

His various efforts bless;

On him thy Holy Spirit pour,
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8 Endow him with a heavenly mind;

Supply his every need;
Make him in spirit meek, resigned,

But bold in word and deed.
4 In every tempting, trying hour,

Uphold him, by thy grace;
And guard him, by thy mighty power,

Till he shall end his race.
5 Then, followed by a numerous train,

Gathered from heathen lands, mf A crown of life may he obtain,

From his Redeemer's hands.

HYMN 537, L, M,
Commission to the Gentiles.

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1 Q --messenger of peace and love!

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2 Go, to the hungry food impart; тр

To paths of peace the wanderer guide,
And lead the thirsty, panting heart,

Where streams of living waters glide.
3 Go, bid the bright and morning star,

From Bethlehem's plains, resplendent shine, And, piercing through the gloom afar, *

Shed heavenly light and love divine. 4 To India's various castes, proclaim

The gospel's soft, but powerful voice;

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Let ocean's lonely isles rejoice.
5 From north to south, from east to west,

Messiah yet shall reign supreme;
His name, by every tongue, confessed -

His praise--the universal theme.

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HYMN 538, S. M. 538

Prayer for Israel,
1 ORD! send thy servants forth

To call the Hebrews home;
From east, and west, and south, and north,

Let all the wanderers come.
2 Where'er, in lands unknown,

The fugitives remain,
Bid every creature help them on,

Thy holy mount to gain.
8 An offering to the Lord,

There let them all be seen,
Sprinkled with water and with blood,

In soul and body clean.
4 With Israel's myriads sealed,

Let all the nations meet;
And show the mystéry fulfilled,

Thy family complete.

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HYMN 539, 8s, 7s and 4.
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The Missionary's Farewell.

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Friends, connections, happy country!

Can I bid you all farewell?

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Far in heathen lands to dwell ? mf 2 Home!-thy joys are passing lovely,

Joys no stranger heart can tell;
Happy home!-t is sure I love thee!

Can I-can I say--Farewell ?
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Far in heathen lands to dwell?
3 Scenes of sacred peace and pleasure,

Holy days and Sabbath bell,
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Far in heathen lands to dwell ? mif 4 Yes! I hasten fronı you gladly,

From the scenes I love so well;
Far away, ye billows! bear me;

Lovely native land !-farewell !
Pleased I leave thée,

Far in heathen.lands to dwell
5 In the deserts let me labor,

On the mountains let me tell,
How he died--the blessed Saviour-..

To redeem a world from hell!
Let me hasten,

Far in heathen lands to dwell.
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Let the winds my canvass swell:
Heaves my heart with warm emotion,

While I go far hence to dwell :
Glad I bid thee,

Native land !--Farewell!Farewell!

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HYMN 540, L. M.
Missionaries remembered.

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This promise meets our anxious eyes,

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That heathen lands the Lord shall know,

And warm with faith each bosom glow.
2 E'en now tae 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

JESUS
ESUS! we bow before thy throne,

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 diviné,

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

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

And heaven with new-born rapture glow.

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HYMN 542, C. M.

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

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