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The cause is God's-and will prevail
In spite of all his foes.

L. M.

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Departure of Missionaries. YE Christian heralds, go, proclaim Salvation in Immanuel's name; To distant climes the tidings bear, And plant the rose of Sharon there. 2 He'll shield you with a wall of fireWith holy zeal your hearts inspire; Bid raging winds their fury cease, And calm the savage breast to peace. 3 And when our labors all are o'er, Then shall we meet to part no more; Meet—with the blood-bought throng to fall, And crown our Jesus-Lord of all.

373

P. M.

Subjection of the Nations to Christ prayed for.
WHEN shall the voice of singing
Flow joyfully along?
When hill and valley, ringing

With one triumphant song,
Proclaim the contest ended,

And HIM, who once was slain,
Again to earth descended,

In righteousness to reign?
2 Then from the craggy mountains
The sacred shout shall fly;
And shady vales and fountains
Shall echo the reply.
High tower and lowly dwelling
Shall send the chorus round,
All hallelujah swelling,
In one eternal sound!

S. M.

Love and Devotion to the Church.

374

I LOVE thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of thine abode,
The church our blest Redeemer saved
With his own precious blood.

2 I love thy church, O God!

Her walls before thee stand,
Dear as the apple of thine eye,
And graven on thy hand.
3 For her my tears shall fall;
For her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end.

4 Beyond my highest joy

I prize her heavenly ways,
Her sweet communion-solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.

5 Jesus, thou friend divine,

Our Saviour, and our King,
Thy hand from every snare and foe,
Shall great deliverance bring.

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6 Sure as thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given

The brightest glories earth can yield,
And brighter bliss of heaven.

7s.

Universal Reign of Christ.
HASTEN, Lord, the glorious time,
When, beneath Messiah's sway,
Every nation, every clime,

Shall the gospel call obey.

2 Mightiest kings his power shall own,
Heathen tribes his name adore;
Satan and his host, o'erthrown,
Bound in chains, shall hurt no more.
3 Then shall wars and tumults cease,

Then be banished grief and pain;
Righteousness, and joy, and peace,

Undisturbed shall ever reign.

4 Bless we, then, our gracious Lord,
Ever praise his glorious name;
All his mighty acts record,
All his wondrous love proclaim.

7s.

Rejoicing in Christ's Reign.

HARK!-the song of jubilee,
Loud-as mighty thunders roar;
Or the fulness of the sea,
When it breaks upon the shore-

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2 See Jehovah's banners furled!

Sheathed his sword:-he speaks-'tis done!

Now the kingdoms of this world
Are the kingdom of his Son.

3 He shall reign from pole to pole,

With supreme, unbounded sway: He shall reign, when, like a scroll, Yonder heavens have passed away!

4 Hallelujah! for the Lord,

God omnipotent shall reign: Hallelujah!-let the word

Echo round the earth and main,

7s & 6s.

The Blessedness of Christ's Reign.
HAIL to the Lord's anointed!
Great David's greater Son;
Hail in the time appointed,

His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.

377

2 He shall come down like showers
Upon the fruitful earth,
And love, and joy, like flowers,
Spring in his path to birth:
Before him on the mountains,

Shall peace, the herald, go,
And righteousness, in fountains,
From hill to valley flow.
3 For him shall prayer unceasing,
And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,

A kingdom without end:
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;
His name shall stand forever;
That name to us is-LOVE.

378

11s.

The Church rescued and comforted.
DAUGHTER of Zion, awake from thy sadness!
Awake! for thy foes shall oppress thee no more;
Bright o'er thy hills dawns the day-star of gladness,
Arise! for the night of tly sorrow is o'er.

2 Strong were thy foes, but the arm that subdued

them,

And scattered their legions, was mightier far;

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They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them;

Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war.

3 Daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be; Shout! for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee, Th' oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free.

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8s, 7s & 4.
Missionary Farewell.

YES, my native land, I love thee;
All thy scenes I love them well;
Friends, connections, happy country!
Can I bid you all-farewell?
Can I leave you-

Far in heathen lands to dwell?

2 HOME! thy joys are passing lovely;
Joys no stranger-heart can tell!
Happy home! 'tis sure I love thee!
Can I-can I say-Farewell?
Can I leave thee-

Far in heathen lands to dwell?

8 Scenes of sacred peace and pleasure,
Holy days, and Sabbath bell,
Richest, brightest, sweetest treasure!
Can I say a last-farewell?
Can I leave you—

Far in heathen lands to dwell?

4 Yes! I hasten from you gladly,
From the scenes I loved so well!
Far away, ye billows, bear me;
Lovely native land-farewell!

Pleased I leave thee-
Far in heathen lands to dwell,

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