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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 highly blest 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.

HYMN 244. C. M. [#]

Gospel Feast.
1 On Zion, his most holy mount,
God will a feast

prepare,
And Israel's sons, and Gentile lands,

Shall in the banquet share.
2 Marrow and fatness are the food

His bounteous hand bestows;
Wine on the lees, and well refined,

In rich abundance flows.

3 See, to the vilest of the vile

A free acceptance given ;
See rebels, by renewing grace,

Become the heirs of heaven.
4 The pained, the sick, the dying, now

To ease and health restored, With eager appetites partake

The plenties of the board. 5 But, 0, what draughts of bliss unknown,

What dainties, shall be given, When, with the millions round the throne,

We join the feast of heaven ! 6 There joys, immeasurably high,

Shall overflow the soul,
And springs of life, that never dry,

In thousand channels roll.

HYMN 245. L. M. [#]

Provisions of Grace. 1 How rich are thy provisions, Lord!

Thy table furnished from above! The fruits of life o'erspread the board,

The cup o'erflows with heavenly love. 2 Thine ancient family, the Jews,

Were first invited to the feast : We humbly take what they refuse,

And Gentiles thy salvation taste. 3 We are the poor, the blind, the lame,

And help was far, and death was nigh; But, at the gospel call, we came,

And every want received supply.

4 Our everlasting love is due

To him that ransomed sinners lost, And pitied rebels, when he knew

The vast expense his love would cost.

HYMN 246. L. M. [#]

Gospel Provisions. 1 LORD, we adore thy bounteous hand,

Which spread for us this solemn feast : The riches of thy gospel stand

Open to every willing guest. 2 The cup is filled with living wine

Pressed from celestial fruits above, And flows, to man, in every clime

In streams of everlasting love. 3 Then, O my soul, adore and praise

Your God, who doth these blessings bring; Attune your harps to heavenly lays,

And shout hosannas to your King.

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HYUN 247. 8. 7. M. [#]

Sinners entreated. 1 SINNERS, will

you scorn the

message
Sent in mercy from above ?
Every sentence O how tender!
Every line is full of love :

Listen to it;
Every line is full of love.
2 Hear the heralds of the gospel

News from Zion's King proclaim,

To each rebel sinner pardon,
Free forgiveness in his name :

How important ! Free forgiveness in his name. 3 Tempted souls, they bring you succour;

Fearful hearts, they quell your fears,
And, with news of consolation,
Chase away the falling tears :

Tender heralds
Chase

away the falling tears.

HYMN 248. C. M. [#]

Blessings of the Gospel. 1 What glorious tidings do I hear From

my

Redeemer's tongue !
I can no longer silence bear

r;
I'll burst into a song :
2 The blind receive their sight with joy ;

The lame can walk abroad;
The dumb their loosened tongues employ;

The deaf can hear the word. 3 The dead are raised to life anew

By renovating grace;
The glorious gospel's preached to you,
The poor

of Adam's race.
4 O wondrous type of things divine,

When Christ displays his love,
To raise from wo the sinking mind,
To reign in realms above!

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HYMN 249. C. M. [#]

Spread of the Gospel.
1 GREAT God, the nations of the earth

Are by creation thine,
And in thy works, by all beheld,

• Thy power and glory shine.
2 But thy compassion, Lord, has sent

Thy gospel to mankind, Unveiling what rich stores of grace

Are treasured in thy mind. 3 Lord, when shall these glad tidings spread

The spacious earth around, Till every tribe and every soul

Shall hear the joyful sound ?
4 Haste, sovereign mercy, and transform

Their cruelty to love;
Soften the tiger to a lamb,

The vulture to a dove.
5 Smile, Lord, on each sincere attempt

To spread the gospel's rays;
And build in every heathen land

A temple to thy praise.

HYMN 250. C. M. [#]

Sinai and Zion.
1 Not to the terrors of the Lord,

The tempest, fire, and smoke,
Not to the thunder of that word

Which God on Sinai spoke,

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