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L. M.

Convey the sound from shore to shore,

And bid the captive sigh no more. 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. 529.

The Heralds of Christ. 1 CAPTAIN of thine exalted host !

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

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

The peaceful blessings of thy reign; And when they speak of sprinkled blood,

The mystery to the heart explain. 530.

Missionaries encouraged. 1 YE messengers of Christ !

· 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.
3 Go, spread the Saviour's name;

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

To Adam's guilty race.
4 Mountains shall sink to plains,

And hell in vain oppose;.
The cause is God's-and will prevail

In spite of all his foes. 531.

8s, 7s and 4.

Departure of Missionaries. 1 MEN of God! go take your stations ;

Darkness reigns o'er all the earth;

S. M.

78 and 6s.

Go, proclaim among the nations,

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 fues and strangers,

Jesus will appear your friend;
And his presence

Shall be with you to the end. 532.

Departure oj Missionaries.
1 ROLL on, thou mighty ocean!

And, as thy billows flow,
Bear messengers of mercy,

To every vale of wo:
Arise, ye gales! and waft them,

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

And death's black shade no more. 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. 533.

88, 7s and 4.

The Herolds uf Suration.
1 ON the mountain's top appearing,

Lo! the sacred herald stands;
Welcome news to Zion bearing,
Zion long in hostile lands:

Mourning captive!

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

All thy friends unfaithful proved? IIave thy foes been proud and scornful, By thy sighs and fears unmoved!

Cease thy mourning ; zion still is well-beloved.

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3 God, thy God, will now restore thee,

He himself appears thy friend;
All thy fyes shall flee before thec,
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 past,
God, thy Saviour, shall defend thee,
Peace and joy are come at last;

All thy conflicts

End in everlasting rest. 534.

The Mrssengers of God. 1 GO-ve messengers of God!

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

Wave the Banner-Cross on high. 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 frce. 535.

Promised Aid. 1 GO, and the Saviour's grace proclaim, Ye favored men of God!

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Go, publish, through Immanuel's name,

Salvation bought with blood. 2 What though 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.

C. M.

Designation of a Missionary.
1 FATHER of mercies! condescend

To hear our fervent prayer,
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,

And crown him with success.
3 Endow lim with a heavenly mind;

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

Brit 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,
A crown of life may he obtain,

From his Redeemer's hands.

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Commission to the Gentiles.
1 GO-messenger of peace and love !

Toʻnations plunged in shades of night;
Like angels sent from fields above,

Be thine to shed celestial light. 2 Go, to the hungry food impart;

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;
And, at the blest Redeemer's name,

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. 538.

Prayer for Israel.
1 LORD! 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.
3 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 mystery fulfilled,

Thy family complete.

S. M.

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