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couraged.

Matt. xxviii, 19, 20.

Rom. i, 16; xv, 20, 21.

1 Men of God!

go
take

your stations;
Darkness reigns throughout the earth;
Go, proclaim among the nations
Joyful news of heavenly birth!

Bear the tidings
Of the Saviour's matchless worth !

2 Of his gospel not ashamed,

As the power of God to save,
Go, where Christ was never named,
Publish freedom to the slave!

Blessed freedom!.
Such as Zion's children have.

3 When exposed to fears and dangers,

Jesus will his own defend;
Borne afar, 'midst foes and strangers,
Jesus will appear your Friend,

And his presence
Shall be with you to the end.

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148th.
The gospel preached in every land.
Ps. lxviii, 31, 32; lxxii, 8-11. Obad. 21.
1 With songs of grateful praise

Surround Jehovah's seat;
The goodness of his ways
Through all the earth repeat;
His mercy rose ere time was known,

And from his throne eternal flows. 2 He bids his light arise,

And sends his gospel forth;
From east to west it flies,

And fills the south and north:
His mighty grace its power imparts,
And willing hearts his truth embrace.

Then far as isles extend,
To the vast ocean's bound,
Let kings to Jesus bend,

And pour their off’rings round;
Arabia raise the song divine,

And Afric join t' exalt bis praise. 4 Let India's fertile shore

Its gifts and honours bring,
To hail the Saviour's power,

To crown Immanuel King:
Remotest lands their homage pay,
Till all obey his high commands.

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to the Heathen.

399

7's.
Mercy proclaimed to a ruined world.
Isa. xliii, 5, 6. Ezek. xxxvii, 9. Mal. iv, 2.
I COME, Thou mighty King of kings!

Rise with healing in thy wings;
Bare thine arm, and ride on high,

Glorious in thy majesty!
2 Thou hast mercy still in store

E'en for India's coral shore;
Afric's sable sons shall know

Thou hast mercy to bestow.
3 North and south and east and west,

All, are waiting to be blest;
Come and bless them, Prince of peace!

Give their fetter'd souls release.
4[Where the Moslem's crescents wave,
Manifest thy power to save;
Plant thy blood-stain'd banner, Lord!

Conqu’ring by thy Spirit's sword.] 5 Thus shall earth's extended frame

Swell the trophies of thy name,
And redeemed souls confess :

Jesus is our Righteousness.
6 Saviour! send thy Spirit down;

By his work thy pleasure crown:
If He breathe not on the slain,
All our efforts are in vain.

400

C. M.
Christian sympathy.
Ruth ii, 16, 18. John xiii, 84. Rom. xii, 15.

1 FATHER of mercies ! send thy grace

All-powerful from above
To form in our obedient souls

The image of thy love.

2 Oh! may our sympathising breast

That gen'rous pleasure know,
Freely to share in others' joy,

And weep for others' woe.

3 Whene'er the helpless sons of grief

In low distress are laid,
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,

And swift our hands to aid.

4 So Jesus look'd on dying men,

Enthroned above the skies;
And, when He saw their lost estate,

Felt his compassion rise.

5 Since Christ, to save our guilty souls,

On wings of mercy flew,
We, whom the Saviour thus hath lov'd,

Should love each other too.

L. M.

401

Bearing each other's burdens.
Prov. xix, 17. Acts xx, 35. 2 Cor. ix, 6.
| HELP US, O Lord! thy yoke to wear,

Delighting in thy perfect will,
Gladly each other's woes to bear,

And thus thy law of love fulfil.
2[He, that hath pity on the poor,
Lendeth his substance to the Lord;
And lo! his recompense is sure;

For more than all shall be restor'd.] 3 Who sparingly his seed bestows,

He sparingly shall also reap;
But whoso plentifully sows,

The plenteous sheaves his hand shall heap. 4[Teach us with glad and grateful heart, As Thou hast bless'd our various store, From our abundance to impart

A liberal portion to the poor.]
5 To Thee our all devoted be,

In whom we breathe, and move, and live:
Freely we have received from Thee;

Freely may we rejoice to give.
6 And while we thus obey thy word,

And ev'ry call of want relieve,
Oh! may we find it, gracious Lord !
More bless'd to give, than to receive.

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