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HAMBURG. (GREGORIAN.) L. M.

Arr. by Lowell Mason. (1792–1872.) 1825.

1. "Go preach My gos - pel,” saith the Lord, “Bid the whole earth My grace re.

ceive;

He shall be saved that trusts My word,

He shall be damned that won't be - lieve."

Mark xvi. 15

ness.

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The great Commission.

Teach them immortal souls to gain,

Nor let them labor, Lord, in vain. 2 I'll make your great commission known;

And ye shall prove My gospel true, 4 Let thronging multitudes around By all the works that I have done,

Hear from their lips the joyful sound, By all the wonders ye shall do.

In humble strains Thy grace adore,

And feel Thy new-creating power. 3 Go, heal the sick; go, raise the dead;

Rev. Benjamin Beddome. (1717-1795.) 1789. ab. Go, cast out devils in My name ; Nor let My prophets be afraid, Though Greeks reproach, and Jews blas-845 For a Meeting of Ministers. pheme.

I POUR out Thy Spirit from on high; 4 Teach all the nations My commands,

Lord, Thine assembled servants bless: I'm with you till the world shall end;

Graces and gifts to each supply, All power is trusted to My hands,

And clothe Thy priests with righteousI can destroy, and I defend." 5 He spake, and light shone round His 2 Within Thy temple, when we stand head;

To teach the truth as taught by Thee, On a bright cloud to heaven He rode: Saviour, like' stars in Thy right hand, They to the farthest nations spread

The angels of the churches be. The grace of their ascended God.

3 Wisdom, and zeal, and faith impart, Rev. Isaac Watts. (1674-1748 ) 1909. Firmness with meekness from above, Prayer for Ministers.

To bear Thy people on our heart, 1 Father of mercies, bow Thine ear,

And love the souls whom Thou dost Attentive to our earnest prayer;

love : We plead for those who plead for Thee 4 To watch, and pray, and never faint; Successful pleaders may they be.

By day and night strict guard to keep; 2 How great their work, how vast their To warn the sinner, cheer the saint, charge!

Nourish Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep. Do Thou their anxious souls enlarge ;

5 Then, when our work is finished here, To them Thy sacred truth reveal,

In humble hope our charge resign: Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal.

When the chief Shepherd shall appear, 3 Teach them aright to sow the seed,

O God, may they and we be Thine. Teach them Thy chosen flock to feed,

James Montgomery. (1771-1854.) 1825

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A Pastor sought of God.

12 Come as a shepherd; guard and keep Ezr. viii. 21.

This fold from hell, and earth, and sin; I SHEPHERD of Israel, bend Thinc ear,

Nourish the lambs, and feed the sheep, Thy servants' prayers indulgent hear;

The wounded heal, the lost bring in. Perplexed, distressed, to Thee we cry, And seek the guidance of Thine eye.

3 Come as a teacher, sent from God,

Charged His whole counsel to declare; 2 With longing eyes, behold, we wait,

Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod, A suppliant band, at mercy's gate ;

While we uphold thy hands with prayer. Our drooping hearts, O God, sustain:

Shall Israel seek Thy face in vain? 4. Come as a messenger of peace, 3 O Lord, in ways of peace return,

Filled with the Spirit, fired with love ; Nor let Thy fock neglected mourn;

Live to behold our large increase, May our blest eyes a shepherd see,

And die to meet us all above.

James Montgomery. 1825. Dear to our souls, and dear to Thee. 4 Fed by his care, our tongues shall raise

Come, Sacred Spirit!". L. M.

Ezek. xxxvi. 37.
A cheerful tribute to Thy praise,
Our children learn the grateful song,

1 COME, Sacred Spirit, from above, And theirs the cheerful notes prolong.

And fill the coldest heart with love; Rev. Philip Doddridge. (1702-1751.) 1735. ab. and alt.

Soften to flesh the rugged stone,

And let Thy godlike power be known. 847 Ordination of a Minister.

2 Speak Thou, and, from the haughtiest eyes, I FATHER of mercies, in Thy house, Shall floods of pious sorrow rise ;

Smile on our homage, and our vows; While all their glowing souls are borne While, with a grateful heart, we share

To seek that grace, which now they scorn. These pledges of our Father's care.

3 O let a holy flock await, 2 The Saviour, when to heaven He rose, Numerous around Thy temple-gate, In splendid triumph o'er His foes,

Each pressing on with zeal to be Scattered His gifts on men below,

A living sacrifice to Thee. And wide His royal bounties flow.

Rev. Philip Doddridge. 1755. ab. 3 Hence sprung th' apostles' honored name, 850

"Come, Jesus, come !" Sacred beyond heroic fame; In lowlier forms, to bless our eyes,

I O SAVIOUR, is Thy promise fled? Pastors from hence, and teachers rise.

Nor longer might Thy grace endure

To heal the sick, and raise the dead, 4 So shall the bright succession run,

And preach the gospel to the poor? Through the last courses of the sun; While unborn churches, by their care,

2 Come, Jesus, come, return again; Shall rise and flourish, large and fair.

With brighter beam Thy servants bless,

Who long to feel Thy perfect reign, 5 Jesus, our Lord, their hearts shall know,

And share Thy kingdom's happiness. The Spring whence allthese blessings flow; Pastors and people shout His praise,

3 Come, Jesus, come, and as of yore Through the long round of endless days.

The prophet went to clear Thy way, Rev. Philip Doddridge. 1745. ab.

A harbinger Thy feet before,

A dawning to Thy brighter day: 848 A Pastor welcomed.

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4 So now may grace, with heavenly shower, 1 We bid thee welcome, in the name

Our stony hearts for truth prepare ; Of Jesus, our exalted Head:

Sow in our souls the seed of power, Come as a servant; so He came,

Then come and reap Thy harvest there. And we receive thee in His stead.

Bp. Reginald Heber. (1783-1826.) 1811. ab.

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3 His standard-bearers now

To all the nations call;
To Jesus' cross, ye nations, bow';

He bore the cross for all.
Rev. Charles Wesley. (1708—1788.) 1749. ab. and all

Is. xxxv. 20.

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The Blessednees of Gospel-times.

Is. lii. 7-9. Matt. xiii. 16, 17.
2 How charming is their voice,

How sweet the tidings are !
Zion, behold Thy Saviour King;

He reigns and triumphs here." 3 How happy are our ears,

That hear this joyful sound,
Which kings and prophets waited for,

And sought, but never found ! 4 How blesséd are our eyes,

That see this heavenly light!
Prophets and kings desired it long,

But died without the sight.
5 The watchmen join their voice,

And tuneful notes employ;
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,

And deserts learn the joy.
6 The Lord makes bare His arm

Through all the earth abroad;
Let every nation now behold
Their Saviour and their God.

Rev. Isaac Watts. (1674-1748.) 1709. 852 The Standard lifted up. i Hark, how the watchmen cry!

Attend the trumpet's sound;
Stand to your arms, the foe is nigh,

The powers of hell surround.
2 See on the mountain's top

The standard of your God:
In Jesus' name 'tis lifted up,

All stained with hallowed blood.

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Sowing beside all Waters.
i Sow in the morn thy seed,

At eve hold not thy hand;
To doubt and fear give thou no heed,

Broadcast it o'er the land.
2 Beside all waters sow,

The highway furrows stock,
Drop it where thorns and thistles grow,

Scatter it on the rock.
3 The good, the fruitful ground

Expect not here nor there;
O'er hill and dale alike 't is found;

Go forth, then, everywhere.
4 And duly shall appear,

In verdure, beauty, strength,
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear,

And the full corn at length.
5 Thou canst not toil in vain;

Cold, heat, the moist and dry,
Shall foster and mature the grain

For garners in the sky.
6 Then, when the glorious end,

The day of God, shall come,
The angel-reapers shall descend,
And heaven sing, “Harvest home !"
James Montgomery. (1771-1854-) 1825. ab.

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The watchful Servant.

4 O let them spread Thy name,
Luke xii. 35–38.

Their mission fully prove; 2 Let all your lamps be bright,

Thy universal grace proclaim,
And trim the golden flame;

Thine all-redeeming love.
Gird up your loins as in His sight,

Rev. Charles Wesley. 1742. ab. For awful is His name.

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Ordination of Missionaries. 3 Watch ! 't is your Lord's command;

1 YE messengers of Christ, And while we speak, He's near :

His sovereign voice obey; Mark the first signal of His hand, Arise, and follow where He leads, And ready all appear.

And peace attend your way. 4 O happy servant he,

2 The Master whom you serve In such a posture found !

Will needful strength bestow; He shall his Lord with rapture see, Depending on His promised aid, And be with honor crowned.

With sacred courage go. 5 Christ shall the banquet spread

3 Mountains shall sink to plains,

And hell in vain oppose ;
With His own royal hand,
And raise that faithful servant's head

The cause is God's, and must prevail
Amid the angelic band.

In spite of all His foes.
Rev. Philip Doddridge. (1702-1751.) 1755. sl. alt 4 Go, spread a Saviour's fame,

And tell His matchless grace,
For more Laborers.

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To the most guilty and depraved i Lord of the harvest, hear

Of Adam's numerous race.
Thy needy servants cry;
Answer our faith's effectual prayer.

Sowing in Tears, Reaping in Joy.

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Ps. cxxvi

1 The harvest dawn is near, 2 On Thee we humbly wait,

The year delays not long; Our wants are in Thy view;

And he who sows with many a tear, The harvest truly, Lord, is great,

Shall reap with many a song. The laborers are few.

2 Sad to his toil he goes, 3 Convert and send forth more

His seed with weeping leaves; Into Thy church abroad,

But he shall come at twilight's close, And let them speak Thy word of power, And bring his golden sheaves. As workers with their God.

Bp. George Burgess. (1909–1865.) 1840.

Mrs. Voke. 1806.

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858 The different Success of the Gospel. 15 May they that Jesus, whom they preach, 1 Cor. i. 23, 24.

Their own Redeemer see; 2 But souls enlightened from above

And watch Thou daily o'er their souls, With joy receive the word;

That they may watch for Thee They see what wisdom, power, and love,

Rev. Philip Doddridge (1702—1751.) 1736. Shine in their dying Lord.

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Christ's Call. Restores their fainting breath; 1 LORD, Thou hast taught our hearts to glow But unbelief perverts the same

With love's undying flame; To guilt, despair, and death.

But more of Thee we long to know,

And more would love Thy name. 4 Till God diffuse His graces down, Like showers of heavenly rain,

2 Thy life, Thy death, inspire our song, In vain Apollós sows the ground,

Thy Spirit breathes through all; And Paul may plant in vain.

And here our feet would linger long, Rev. Isaac Watts. (1674-1748.) 1709.

But we obey Thy call.

3 Thou bid'st us go, with Thee to stand For the Ordination of a Minister,

Against hell's marshalled powers; I Let Zion's watchmen all awake,

And heart to heart, and hand to hand, And take the alarm they give;

To make Thine honor ours.
Now let them from the mouth of God
Their solemn charge receive.

4 With Thine own pity, Saviour, see 2 'T is not a cause of small import

The thronged and darkening way: The pastor's care demands,

We go to win the lost to Thee,
But what might fill an angel's heart,

O help us, Lord, we pray.
And filled a Saviour's hands.

5 Teach Thou our lips of Thee to speak, 3 They watch for souls for which the Lord Of Thy sweet love to tell ; Did heavenly bliss forego,

Till they who wander far shall seek
For souls that must forever live

And find and serve Thee well.
In raptures or in woe.

6 O'er all the world Thy Spirit send, 4 All to the great tribunal haste,

And make Thy goodness known, The account to render there;

Till earth and heaven together blend And shouldst Thou strictly mark our faults, Their praises at Thy throne. Lord, how shall we appear?

kev Ray Palmer. (1808-) 1864

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