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3 In honour to his name,
Reflect that sacred light;
Which makes thy darkness bright;
Till sovereign love,
In worlds above,
A brighter sun shall rise,
Those fairer, purer skies;
Ten thousand stars,
In nobler spheres,
His influence own. 451.
Prayer for a Revival.
Grant us, Lord ! a gracious rain:
Unless thou return again.
Shine upon us from on high,
Every plant should droop and die. 3 Let our mutual love be fervent,
Make us prevalent in prayers ;
Shun the world's enticing snares. 4 Break the tempter's fatal power;
Turn the stony heart to flesh;
To revive thy work afresh. 452.
Future Peace and Glory of Zior. 1 HEAR what God, the Lord, hath spoken ;
“O my people! faint and few,
Fair abodes I build for you:
Shall no more perplex your ways:
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You shall name your walls—Salvation,
And your gates shall all be praise." 2 There, like streams that feed the garden,
Pleasures, without end, shall fiow;
All his bounty shall bestow :
Peace and righteousness shall reign;
Hear the voice of war again.
Waning moons no more shall see;
Find eternal noon in me:
Change to day the gloom of night;
God your everlasting light. 453.
Winning Souls. I WOULD
win a soul to God? Tell him of a Saviour's blood, Once for dying sinners spilt,
To atone for all their guilt.
From his hands, his feet, his side,
And his heart in sorrow drowned :3 How he yielded up his breath,
How he agonized in death,
Christ, our advocate and head.
Led thee first to seek his face ;
Wrought salvation in thy heart. 5 Tell him of that liberty
Wherewith Jesus makes us free;
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Fountain of Life.
Streams of living water flow!
That supplies the plains below:
Who its sovereign virtues know.
Streams of mercy find their way ;
Making all around look gay:
Hail the long-expected day.
All-enriching as it goes;
Buds and blossoms as the rose :
Sings for joy where'er it flows.
Yield their fruit to all around;
Pleasure comes, and hopes abound;
Endless life, with glory crowned.
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Christ receiving Children.
With all-engaging charms!
And folds them in his arms !
“ Nor scorn their humble name;
3 We bring them, Lord ! in thankful handsy
And yield them up to thee;
Thine let our offspring be.
Ye children! seek his face;
The blessings of his grace.
Thy guardian care we trust ;-
If weeping o'er their dust. 456.
We bring our infant to thy throne;
Let it be thine, and thine alone.
And let this child be sanctified ;
And all its native evils hide.
Or earthly honors, wealth or fame:
That it may love and fear thy name.
To thy kind love and guardian care;
He will not let it perish there. 457.
The promise to Abraham.
To Abra'm and his seed!
Supplying all their need.”
From age to age, endure;
And seals the blessings sure.
3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
To our forefathers given;
And calls them heirs of heaven.
His love endures the same;
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Christ blessing Children. 1 THE Saviour kindly calls
Our children to his breast;
Himself declares them blest.
“Nor scorn their humble claim;
For such as these I came.”
Devoting them to thee,
Thine may our offspring be. 459.
The Saviour blessing Children.
He chose an humble birth;
A lonely path on earth.
In wisdom's paths of peace;
As years and strength increase.
When mothers round him pressed;
And on his bosom blessed.
The children sang around;
Their garments on the ground.