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2 With mouth and hand I give to thee

665.* T. 166. Myself as thy own booty, T'increase each talent thou gav’st me

O MAY the witness-spirit rest, Shall be my pleasant duty;

Lord, on thy congregation, O let my soul ne'er moved be May godly zeal inspire each breast From thee, my faithful Saviour;

To publish thy salvation; Both late and early show to me

We gladly promise faithfulness

To do what we are able ; Thy mercy and thy favor.

Sufficient is for us thy grace,

Which doth support the feeble. 662. LORD, grant us, tho’ deeply abased

666.* with shame,

O LORD, we highly magnify With true christian courage, to act in

And bless thy saving Jesus' name: thy name;

The love that prompted thee to die May we in thy blessed work always We will to all mankind proclaim; abound,

Thou bidst the sparks of grace arise, And let with success all our labor be

Which kindle many a lifeless heart; crown'd.

Thou hear'st the needy sinner's cries, 2 Give grace, that as brethren we And pardon freely dost impart. join hands in love,

2 If we are to thy cause but true, Engaging to thee ever faithful to

Upright, obedient to thy will, prove, Where'er to thy service appointed we

Enabling grace thou wilt bestow,

Thy thoughts of peace in us fulfil. stand,

In all things we may trust thy grace, To sow, or to reap, at thy call and

And rest on thy almighty arm; command.

Keep thou our souls in constant peace,

And shelter us from ev'ry harm. T. 22. IN mercy, Lord, this grace bestow,


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That in thy service I may do, IN our short warfare here below,
With gladness and a willing mind,

May our experience daily show,
Whatever is for me assign'd.

That in our weakness, thro' thy aid, 2 Grant I, impelled by thy love, Thy strength divine is perfected. In smallest things may faithful prove; 2 Without thy blessing how could we Till I depart, I wish to be,

Be servants pleasing unto thee? Devoted wholly unto thee.

But we can by experience sing,

Thy word hath pow'r and fruit doth 664.* T. 155.

bring FIT us for thy service, Lord,

3 Ah, could we preach in ev'ry place

Our Saviour's boundless love and grace, Each one in thy congregation, In his station ;

That thousands who are yet enslav'd, Set thou us in ev'ry place

Might in these gospel-times be sav'd ! To thy praise;

4 There's but a small beginning made, Make us in thy service stable, The earth is still o'ercast with shade: Willing, lively, faithful, able, Break forth, thou Sun of righteousness, Till in thee we end our race.

And spread thy all-enliv'ning rays !

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5 Whene'er we to mankind proclaim 3 O Lord, before us go ;
Thy dying love and precious name, To ev'ry sinner show
Support thy servants' weakness, Lord, What need he hath of thee,
By thy blest Spirit, grace and word. And then most pow'rfully
6 Lord of the harvest ! lab'rers send,

Convince each human heart,

That thou our Saviour art.
Who willing are their lives to spend,
In scorching heat and chilling cold, 4 O let thy strength and might
To bring the heathen to thy told. Subdue the en'my's spite :
7 When all our labor here is o'er,

Our weakness well thou know'st,
And when our light shall burn no more,

Of nothing we can boast When our endeavors have an end,

But that we trust thy word, Then let our souls to thee ascend.

And know, thou art our Lord !

5 Let our beginnings be

Aided, O Lord, by thee;
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The things which purpos’d are
THOU Saviour of the world, great Help us to bring to bear;

Forgive whate'er is wrong,
O may'st thou for the travail of thy soul-Midst weakness make us strong,
Behold thy seed extend from pole to

6 Our weak endeavors bless, pole;

And crown them with success. Thy boundless mercy show to ev'ry

Thou Workman great and wise ! creature; With old and young thy gracious aim Who shall thy work despise ? obtain ;

A tool that's us'd by thee

Can wonders do, we see. Thy pray’rs and tears can never plead

in vain. 2 Thy glorious gospel spread thro'

670.* T. 97 ev'ry nation,

THE Lord'hiniself gave forth the word, Give us an open door, thy saving name We preach most gladly Christ the Lord. In the most distant regions to proclaim, May

thousands, Lord, thy voice obey, With pow'r and with the Spirit's de- And turn to thee without delay; monstration;

To those who hear us grant an open ear, And grant us joyfully to feed by faith And when we point thee out, do thou In peace upon the merits of thy death,


2 'Tis the desire of all our hearts 669.

That, in the earth's remotest parts, THINK on our brethren, Lord,

The love of God to all mankind Who preach the gospel-word

Be preach'd to heathen base and blind; In spirit free and bold,

For Jesus saves from sin all who believe, In hunger, heat, and cold :

And th' offer'd pardon in his blood re

ceive, Thou art their Strength and Shield, Help them to win the field.

671. 2 Give as an open door,

T. 97. And spirit, grace and pow'r,

As 'twas of old, we now may trace, To tell what thou hast done

In these most blessed times of grace, For mankind to atone,

How the reviving gospel-sound That thus in ev'ry place

Of blood-bought grace is spreading We may declare thy grace.

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thy grace,

We see with joy the work of God in-/2 O might we clearly trace, crease,

In these blest times of

grace, And thousands who thro' Jesus find re- 'Mongst the brethren's people lease,

In each a willingness

To be the Lord's disciple, 2 We see in hearts as cold as ice

To spend life and blood
The Sun of Righteousness arise,
And that his all-enliv’ning rays

In the cause of God. ://:
Of Satan's slaves make sons of grace,
Who are increasing daily more and LET the world hear! ://:

God's Son and Heir,
And who the slaughter'd Lamb with

Who to us came, us adore,

And bore ://: our sin and shame, 3 Great is the harvest, truly great ; Who liv'd among his own :fl: Saviour of all! we thee intreat, Unknown, To send forth lab’rers, who with joy Despis’d and mean,-and then was Of thy atonement testify,

slain, And to prepare still many witnesses, The ransom HE ://: Who from experience may proclaim For all the world and me. :ll:

2 Hereby we stand, :||:

With life in hand, 672. T. 22.

Us help afford
LORD, at thy feet asham'd we sink, To bear :/: this witness, Lord :
When on thy wondrous gracewe think, That thousands may embrace :ll:
Which now so striķingly appears ; Thy grace:
Lost in amaze we melt in tears. We will diffuse--the gospel-news
2 The gospel in these blessed days,

In ev'ry land; :11:
Throughout the earth its beams dis- The Lord will by us stand. :ll:

Nations, that never heard of thee,

675.* T. 583. Thy great salvation shout to see,

O LORD, command us what we are

to do, 3 That mystery from ages seald

Where thou wilt call us we desire to go, God, by his Spirit, hath reveald,

Because thy orders do imply success, That heav'nly thrones and pow'rs To break thro' roads we else could might know

never pass. God's wisdom by the church below. 4 Tho hated, tho' despis’d and mean, Where Satan bears the sway in hea:

2 May many wild uncultivated parts, Yet while we on thy mercy lean, Let nations rage, let devils roar,

thens' hearts, We will confess thee evermore,

Bear fruit abundantly to thee, O Lord,
And thousands be converted by thy

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YE people of the Lord,

T. 90. Be still, and trust his word,

CHRIST JESUS is that precious grain Bring your supplications

Which fell into the ground and dy'd, 'Fore him with one accord,

Now since he for our sins.was slain, That many

heathen nations He doth no more alone abide, May his word receive,

But, for the travail of his soul, And in him believe. :ll:

His seed appears from pole to pole. .


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'Midst tempests and billows, and thro' Go, witness of the suff'ring The seeds of the gospel ’mongst heaOf Christ, who as our off'ring

then to sow.
Our guilt and curse did bear;
Proclaim his great salvation
To many a heathen nation,

680. T. 590. And spread his gospel far and near.

LORD, to thy people aid dispense, 678.*

Their Shield and Portion be,

And let their lives the world convince YE who know the Lord,

That they belong to thee: And his grace and word,

Extend thy help to distant parts, Publish his complete salvation

Thy servants send to call, Still to many a heathen nation;

Reveal thy grace to heathens' hearts ; Joyfully proclaim

Thy grace extend to all.
Jesus' saving name.
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681. T. 195 WITH fire and with spirit endow'd LORD GOD, our Salvation ! ev'ry moment,

Let thy grace and favor
Ye ministers of Christ confest, Rest upon thy church for ever :
Go forth and proclaim ye the word of Jesus, thee to follow

Be our blessed function;
Both far and near; and when opprest Grant us all thy Spirit's unction,
By hardships and trials, be bold in God, To declare-ev'ry where
And gladly for him spend your life The complete salvation,
and blood,

Purchas'd by thy passion.


XXXIII. Hyınns for Festival Days and solemn Meetings. 682.* T. 22.

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LORD Christ, reveal thy holy face,
And send the Spirit of thy grace,

OWN thy congregation,
To fill our hearts with fervent zeal, O thou slaughter'd Lamb!
To learn thy truth, and do thy will. We are here assembled
2 Lord, lead us in thy holy ways,

In thy holy name;

Look upon thy people,
And teach our lips to tell thy praise :
Revive our hope, our faith increase,

Whom thou by thy blood
To taste the sweetness of thy grace.

Hast in love redeemed,

And brought nigh to God. 3 Till we with angels join to sing Eternal praise to thee, our King;

2 Thou hast kindly led us

For these many years, Till we behold thy face most bright,

Ah! accept our praises,
In joy and everlasting light.

And our grateful tears ;
4 To God the Father, and the Son, Grant us all the favor
And Holy Spirit, Three in One, To obey thy voice,
Be honor, praise and glory giv'n Yea, what thou directest
By all on earth, and all in heav'n. Be our only choice.

3 Church, who art arrayed

Without thee all our meetings would In the glorious dress,

be cold, Of thy Lord and Saviour's

And soon become a custom dead and Spotless righteousness,

old. Be both now and ever

2 Thou canst alone to us true life By his blood kept clean,

im part, And in all thy members

Canst comfort, bless and cheer each May his grace be seen.

needy heart:

We are assembled here before thy face 684.* T. 155.

To take out of thy fulness grace for SLAUGHTER'D Lamb, Immanuel,

grace. Who hast gained our salvation, 3 Lord Jesus, be for evermore ador'd, By thy passion,

We thee confess our Master, Head Ah! we give thee thanks and praise

and Lord; For thy grace ;

Thy faithfulness each day and hour Grant, that we may all inherit

we prove, The anointing of thy Spirit,

Grant us to live for thee, constrain'd Which instructs us what to do.

by love. 2 Let thy spirit, which is truth,

686.*. T. 161. Raise our grov'ling thoughts to heaven, Us enliven;

CHOSEN souls, who now assemble Thus adorn'd and beautify'd

Under Christ's protecting care; As thy bride,

Tho' you're weak, your foes must tremMay our walk and conversation If by him you guarded are. [ble, Be a striking demonstration

of his goodness-bear ye witness: That thou dwellst and walk'st in us. Know ye not your high vocation,

As the Lord's own congregation ? 3 Lord, for grace we thee intreat, Grace, the anchor firm and stable 2 To his name give thanks and praises, Of the feeble;

Him with deepest awe adore; Grace, whereon we must depend

May his people in all places To the end ;

Join t'exalt him evermore; Grace, the sinner's consolation, Christ, our Saviour,mbe for ever Sure support in each temptation, Of your building the Foundation, Confidence in life and death.

And the God of your salvation.

3 Hernhut,* the Most High's own 4 God with us, we vow to thee Due allegiance now and ever ;

structure, Gracious Saviour,

Built upon the grace

of God, We to serve thee ready stand,

May thy walls be without fracture,

Sprinkled be thy gates with blood; Take the hand,

God's election--and protection
As a pledge and declaration
Of the grateful heart's sensation,

Founded and maintain our union,
Which thy dying love excites.

Christ's the ground of our communion,

4. May this place exist no longer T. 583

Than, Lord Jesus, thy own hand,

Uncontroll’d, rules in its border, LORD JESUS, in thy presence we And be love our sacred band. are blest,

May we by thee-be found worthy, And thou art even now our wish’d-for As a good salt to be used, Guest;

That some fruit may be produced. * The first congregation of the renewed church of the United Brethren.


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