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Shall we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny ?Salvation !-oh, salvation!
The joyful sound proclaim, Till earth's remotest nation
Has learnt Messiah's name. 4 Waft-waft, ye winds, his story;
And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole ; Till o'er our ransomed nature,
The Lamb for sinners slain, Redeemer, King, Creator, Returns in bliss to reign.
C. M. 335
Prevalence of Christianity promised. GREAT God, is not thy promise pledged
To thine exalted Son,
Thy word of life shall run ?
For thine inheritance;
Thine empire shall advance."
Then be his name adored :
Hosanna to the Lord! 336
12, 11, & 8. Christ's Progress to universal Dominion. THE Prince of salvation in triumph is riding,
And glory attends him along his bright way; The news of his grace on the breezes are gliding,
And nations are owning his sway.
2 Ride on in thy greatness, thou conquering Saviour;
Let thousands of thousands submit to thy reign; Acknowledge thy goodness, entreat for thy favor,
And follow thy glorious train. 3 Then loud shall ascend from each sanctified nation,
The voice of thanksgiving, the chorus of praise ; And heaven shall re-echo the song of salvation,
In rich and melodious lays.
6s, 8s & 3.
Morn of Zion's Glory.
Brightly thou art breaking,
Holy joys thy light is waking;
Ancient saints foretold thee,
Far and wide-
Flow to every nation. 2 Morn of Zion's glory,
Every human dwelling
With thy notes of joy is swelling:
Distant hills are ringing,
Haste thee on,
Like the sun,
Heathen midnight chasing. 3 Morn of Zion's glory,
Now the night is riven,
Joyful hearts are bounding,
Peace with men
L. M. 338
The Gathering of the Gentiles. THE heathen perish ;-day by day, Thousands on thousands pass away! Oh Christians ! to their rescue fly,
Preach Jesus to them ere they die. 2 Wealth, labor, talents, freely give,
Yea, life itself, that they may live;
And what for him will ye not do? 3 Thou Spirit of the Lord, go forth,
Call in the south-wake up the north;
Gather God's children into one. 339
Prayer for the Enlargeme of the Church
With beams of heavenly grace;
And show thy smiling face. 2 When shall thy name, from shore to shore,
Sound through the earth abroad,
Their Saviour and their God?
Sing loud with solemn voice;
And every heart rejoice.
In mercy, Lord, incline;
On all thy saints to shine ;2 That so thy wondrous way,
May through the world be known; While distant lands their homage pay,
And thy salvation own. 3 Let differing nations join
To celebrate thy fame;
To praise thy glorious name. 341
ON thy church, 0 Power divine,
Hail her as their guiding star.
Scatter blessings o'er the land ;,
S. M. 342
Christ exalted and his Enemies warned. THE Lord ascends on high,
And asks to rule the earth; The merit of his blood he pleads,
And pleads his heavenly birth. 2 He asks—and God bestows
A large inheritance :
His kingdom shall advance.
3 The nations that rebel
Must feel his iron rod:
Which he received from God. 4 Be wise, ye rulers, now,
And worship at his throne:
To God's exalted Son. 5 If once his wrath arise,
Ye perish on the place:
For refuge to his grace.
Prayer for Divine Help.
None with thee in might compare. 2 Formed by thy creative hand,
Let the nations round thee stand;
And adore the Saviour's grace. 3 Great in power !—thine arm divine!
Round the world thy wonders shine:
8s, 75 & 4. 344
Influences of the Spirit necessary.
Can the heathen world reclaim?