HYMN 236. C. M. [#]

Success of the Gospel.
1 FATHER, is not thy promise sure

To thy exalted Son,
That through the nations of the earth

Thy word of life shall run ?
2 Hast thou not said, the blinded Jews

Shall their Redeemer own, Whilst Gentiles to his standard crowd,

And bow before his throne ? 3 Are not all kingdoms, tribes and tongues,

Beneath the arch of heaven, To the dominion of thy Son,

Without exception, given ? 4 From east to west, from north to south,

Then be his name adored,
Let earth with all its millions shout

Hosanna to the Lord.

HYMN 237.

H. M. [#]
Efficacy of the Gospel.
1 Behold the fleecy snow !

Mark the diffusive rain !
To heaven, from which they fall,

They turn not back again,
But water earth through every pore,
And call forth all her secret store.
2 Arrayed in beauteous green

The hills and valleys shine,

And man and beast are fed

By Providence divine :
The harvest bows its golden ears,
The copious seed of future years.
3 So, saith the God of grace,

My gospel shall descend,
Almighty to effect

The purpose I intend
Millions of souls shall feel its power,
And bear it down to millions more.

HYMN 238. L. M. [#]

Christ our Example.
1 The gospel, Lord, is peace and love ;

Such let our conversation be ;
The serpent blended with the dove,

Wisdom and meek simplicity.
2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife, To Jesus let us lift our eyes,

Bright Pattern of the Christian life. 3 O how benevolent and kind,

How mild, how ready to forgive !
Be this the temper of our mind,

And these the rules by which we live. 4 Dispensing good where'er he came,

The labours of his life were love;
Then, if we bear the Saviour's name,

By his example let us move.
But, O, how blind, how weak we are !

How frail, how apt to turn aside!

Lord, we depend upon thy care;

We ask thy spirit for our guide.

HYMN 239. L. M. [#]

Praise for Truth.
1 Rise, every heart and every tongue,

Prepare a sweet, angelic song;
Surprising mercies must require

An angel's lay, a seraph's fire.
2 The sun of heaven illumes the soul,

Oceans of mercies sweetly rốll,
The heavenly streams of truth and love

Flow freely from the Fount above. 3 O, happy day! we live to see

How kind to men our God can be :
His greatest mercies stand confessed,

And Zion is divinely blessed.
4 Thy truth and loving kindness, Lord,

We will with holy songs record;
To us are richest favours given,
And praises shall return to heaven.

HYMN 240. C. M. [#]

God's Promises sure.
1 My never-ceasing songs shall show

The mercies of the Lord,
And make succeeding ages know

How faithful is his word.
2 The sacred truths his lips pronounce

Shall firm as heaven andure ;

And, if he speaks a promise once,

Eternal grace is sure.
3 His seed for ever shall possess

A throne above the skies;
The meanest subject of his grace

Shall to that glory rise. 4 Lord God of hosts, thy wondrous ways

Are sung by all above;
And all on earth their


shall raise To thine unchanging love.

HYMN 241. C. M. [#]

Light of Truth. 1 The new-born world, immersed in night,

In gloomy horrors lay ; Jehovah said, Let there be light,

And poured the boundless day. 2 Thus o'er the greater world, within,

Let beams immortal shine ; Disperse, O Lord, the clouds of sin,

And spread a dawn divine. 3 Attendant on this sacred light,

Celestial fire impart,
And let the ray, that guides my sight,

Inflame my frozen heart.
4 Thus all the powers, this spirit knows,

Shall to my God be given :
Sweet, as when Aaron's incense rose

In fragrant clouds to heaven.

HYMN 242. L. M. [#]

Gospel Mission. 1 Thus spake the Saviour, when he sent

His ministers to preach his word : They through the world obedient went,

And spread the gospel of their Lord : 2 Go forth, ye heralds, in my name ;

Bid all the world my grace receive ; The gospel jubilee proclaim,

And call them to repent and live. 3 The joyful news to all impart,

And teach them where salvation lies ; Bind up the broken, bleeding heart,

And wipe the tear from weeping eyes. 4 Be wise as serpents where you go,

But harmless as the peaceful dove,
And let your heaven-taught conduct show

That you're commissioned from above. 5 All power is vested in my hands;

I will protect you and defend;
Whilst thus you follow my commands,

I'm with you till the world shall end.

HYMN 243. S. M. [#]

Gospel Preachers.
1 How beauteous are their feet

Who stand on Zion's hill,
Who bring salvation on their tongues,
And words of peace


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