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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 :
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;
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;
With sacred courage go.
Go, tell his matchless grace;
To Adam's guilty race.
And hell in vain oppose;.
In spite of all his foes. 531.
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Departure of Missionaries. 1 MEN of God! go take your stations ;
Darkness reigns o'er all the earth;
78 and 6s.
Go, proclaim among the nations,
Joyful news of heavenly birth;
Tidings of the Saviour's worth. 2 When exposed to fearful dangers,
Jesus will his own defend :
Jesus will appear your friend;
Shall be with you to the end. 532.
Departure oj Missionaries.
And, as thy billows flow,
To every vale of wo:
Safe to their destined shore;
And death's black shade no more. 2 0 thou eternal Ruler!
Who holdest in thine arm
Deliver them from harm :
Wherever they may be;
Let them be nigh to thee. 533.
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The Herolds uf Suration.
Lo! the sacred herald stands;
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.
3 God, thy God, will now restore thee,
He himself appears thy friend;
Zion's king will quickly send. 4 Peace and joy shall now attend thee,
All thy warfare now past,
All thy conflicts
End in everlasting rest. 534.
The Mrssengers of God. 1 GO-ve messengers of God!
Like the beams of morning, fly;
Wave the Banner-Cross on high. 2 Where the towering minaret
Gleams along the morning-skies,
And the “Star of Jacob” rise. 3 Go to many a tropic isle,
In the bosom of the deep,
And th' oppressed for ever weep.
Pour the living light of heaven;
Bid him hope to be forgiven.
Open on the palmy east,
Spread the gospel's richest feast.
Visit every soil and sea:
Christ, whose love is full and frce. 535.
Promised Aid. 1 GO, and the Saviour's grace proclaim, Ye favored men of God!
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 ?-
And armed with power divine:
And on your labors shine.
Will recompense your pains:
Shall mountains sink to plains. 5 Shrink not, though earth and hell oppose,
But plead your Master's cause;
Designation of a Missionary.
To hear our fervent prayer,
To thy paternal care.
His various efforts bless;
And crown him with success.
Supply his every need;
Brit bold in word and deed.
Uphold him, by thy grace;
Till he shall end his race.
Gathered from heathen lands,
From his Redeemer's hands.
L. M. 537.
Commission to the Gentiles.
Toʻnations plunged in shades of night;
Be thine to shed celestial light. 2 Go, to the hungry food impart;
To paths of peace the wanderer guide,
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;
Let ocean's lonely isles rejoice.
Messiah yet shall reign supreme;
His praise—the universal theme. 538.
Prayer for Israel.
To call the Hebrews home;
Let all the wanderers come.
The fugitives remain,
Thy holy mount to gain.
There let them all be seen,
In soul and body clean.
Let all the nations meet;
Thy family complete.