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L. M.

He shall reign, when, like a scroll,
Yonder heavens have passed away;
Then the end ;-beneath his rod,
Man's last enemy shall fall;
Hallelujah!--Christ in God,

God in Christ, is all in all. 549.

Prayer for Zion.
1 INDULGENT Sovereign of the skies !

And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear?
While feeble mortals raise their cries,

Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear!
2 How shall thy servants give thee rest,

Till Zion's mouldering walls thou raise ?
Till thine own power shall stand confessed,

And make Jerusalem a praise ?
3 Look down, O God! with pitying eye,

And view the desolations round;
See, what wide realms in darkness lie,

What scenes of wo and crime abound! 4 Loud let the gospel-trumpet blow,

And call the nations from afar;
Let all the isles their Saviour know,

And earth's remotest ends draw near. 550.

Prayer for the Reign of Christ.
I JESUS, immortal King ! arise ;

Rise and assert thy sway;
Till earth, subdued, its tribute bring,

And distant lands obey.
2 Ride forth, victorious Conqueror! ride,

Till all thy foes submit;
And all the powers of hell resign

Their trophies at thy feet.
3 Send forth thy word, and let it fly,

This spacious earth around;
Till every soul beneath the sun

Shall hear the joyful sound.
4 From sea to sea, from shore to shore,
May Jesus be adored ;

C. M.

And earth, with all her millions, shout,-
Hosannas to the Lord.

75 and 6s. 551.

The State of the Heathen.
1 FROM Greenland's icy mountains,

From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand;
From many an ancient river,

From many a palmy plain,
They call.us to deliver.

Their land from erior's chain.
2 What though the spicy breezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle,-
Though every prospect pleases,

And only man is vile ? -
In vain with lavish kindness

The gifts of God are strown;
The heathen, in his blindness,

Bows down to wood and stone.
3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high
Shall we, to men benighted,

The lamp of life deny?
Salvation ! O Salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation

Has learned Messiah's naine.
4 Waft-waft, ye winds ! his story,

And you, ye waters! rollo
Till, like a sea of glory,

It spreads from pole to pole;
Till, o'er our ransoned nature,

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.

L. M. 552.

Zion encouraged.
I ZION! awake, thy strength renew,

Put on thy robes of beauteous hue;
And let th' admiring world behold
The king's fair daughter clothed in gold.

C. M.

2 Church of our God! arise and shine,

Bright with the beams of truth divine:
Then shall thy radiance stream afar,

Wide as the heathen nations are. 3 Gentiles and kings thy light shall view;

All shall admire and love thee too ;-
Shall come, like clouds across the sky

Or doves that to their windows fly. 553.

Prayer for Missionaries.
1 GREAT God! the nations of the earth

Are by creation thine;
And in thy works, from nature's birth,

Thy radiant glories shine.
2 But, Lord ! thy greater love hath sent

Thy gospel to our race;
Unveiling thy divine intent

Of rich redeeming grace.
3 Soon may these gracious tidings roll

The spacious earth around,
Till every tribe and every soul

Shall hear the joyful sound.
4 Then, to her sable sons conveyed,

Shall Afric learn thy word,
And vassals, long-enslaved, become

The freemen of the Lord. 5 When shall the scattered wanderers meet,

That now in darkness rove,
And gathered round Immanuel's feet,

Sing of his saving love?
6 O Lord ! each faithful effort own,

To spread the gospel-rays;
And rear, on sin's demolished throne,

The temples of thy praise. 554.

Prophecy fulfilled.
1 ALL hail ! incarnate God!

The wondrous things foretold
Of thee, in sacred writ,

With joy our eyes behold;

H. M.

L. M.

Still doth thine arm new trophies wear,

And monuments of glory rcar. 2 Oh! haste, victorious Prince!

That glorious happy day,
When souls, like drops of dew,

Shall own thy gentle sway:
Oh! may it bless our longing eyes,

And bear our shouts beyond the skies. 3 All hail ! triumphant Lord !

Eternal be thy reign;
Behold the nations wait

To wear thy gentle chain :
When earth and time are known no more,

Thy throne shall stand for ever sure. 555.

Triumph of the Gospel.
1 ARM of the Lord ! awake, awake!

Put on thy strength-the nations shake,
And let the world, adoring, see

Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee.
2 Say to ine heathen, from thy throne,-

“I'am Jehovah God alone!"
Thy voice their idols shall confound,

And cast their altars to the ground. 3 Almighty God! thy grace proclaim,

In every land of every name;
Let Zion's time of favor come;

Oh! bring the tribes of Israel home. 4 Arm of the Lord ! awake, awake!

Put on thy strength--the nations shake;
Let hostile powers before thee fall,
And crown the Saviour-Lord of all.

8s, 7s and 4. 556.

The Day-Spring 1 CHRISTIAN ! see the orient morning

Breaks along the heathen sky;
Lo! th' expected day is dawning-

Glorious day-spring from on high :

Hail the day-spring from on high !


2 Heathen at the sight are singing;

Morning wakes the tuneful lays ;
Precious offerings they are bringing-

First-fruits of more perfect praise :
Hallelujah !-

Hail the day-spring from on high! 3 Zion's Sun!-salvation beaming,

Gilding now the radiant hills,
Rise and shine, till brighter gleamings

All the world thy glory fills :

Hail the day-spring from on high! 4 Lord of every tribe and nation!

Spread thy truth from pole to pole;
Spread the light of thy salvation,

Till it shine on every soul:

Hail the day-spring from on high ! 557.

Christ's Coming to reign.
1 JESUS! thy church with longing eyes

For thine expected coming waits:
When will the promised light arise,

And glory beam or Zion's gates ?
2 E'en now, when tempests round us fall,

And wintry clouds o'ercast the sky,
Thy words with pleasure we recall,

Ănd deem that our redemption 's nigh. 3 Oh! come and reign o'er every land ;

Let Satan from his throne be hurled, All nations bow to thy command,

And grace revive a dying world.
4 Teach us in watchfulness and prayer,

To wait for thine appointed hour;
And fit us, by thy grace to share

The triumphs of thy conquering power. 558.

The coming Reign of Christ. 1 ASCEND thy throne, almighty King ! And spread thy glories all abrvad;

L. M.

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