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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,
May our experience daily show,
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 !
5 Whene'er we to mankind proclaim 3 O Lord, before us go ;
Convince each human heart,
That thou our Saviour art.
Our weakness well thou know'st,
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;
The things which purpos’d are
Forgive whate'er is wrong,
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.
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
In the cause of God. ://:
God's Son and Heir,
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
In ev'ry land; :11:
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,
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. .
'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.
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.
681. T. 195 WITH fire and with spirit endow'd LORD GOD, our Salvation ! ev'ry moment,
Let thy grace and favor
Be our blessed function;
Purchas'd by thy passion.
XXXIII. Hyınns for Festival Days and solemn Meetings. 682.* T. 22.
OWN thy congregation,
In thy holy name;
Look upon thy people,
Whom thou by thy blood
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,
And our grateful tears ;
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.
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
Founded and maintain our union,
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.