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Christ's Commission to his Ministers. 1 “GO preach my gospel,” saith the Lord ;
“ Bid the whole earth my grace receive · He shall be saved, that trusts my word,
And he condemned, who'll not believe. 2 I'll make your great commission known; And
ye shall prove my gospel true,
By all the wonders ye shall do.
I'm with you till the world shall end ;
I can destroy-and I defend." [ 4 He spake—and light shone round his head,
On a bright cloud to heaven he rode :
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The Ministry of divine Appointment.
We pay our homage, and our vows,
These pledges of our Saviour's care.
In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
And wide his royal bounties flow.
Sacred beyond all earthly fame;
Pastors from hence, and teachers rise.
Through latest courses of the sun;
UNIVERSAL DIFFUSION OF THE GOSPEL.
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State and Prospects of the Heathen. 1 HARK!What mean those lamentations,
Rolling sadly through the sky ?
"Tis the cry of heathen nations,
“Come, and help us, or we die!"
Christians, hear their dying cry;
Join to help them, ere they die. 490
Missionary Hymn. 1 FROM Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strana,
Roll down their golden sand;
From many a palmy plain,
Their land from error's chain. pil 2 What though the spicy breezes
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle-
And only man is vile?
The gifts of God are strown;
Bows down to wood and stone.
By wisdom from on high-
The lamp of life deny?--
The joyful sound proclaim,
Has learnt Messiah's name.
And you, ye waters, roll,
It spreads from pole to pole;
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Medford. Judea. 491
Prevalence of Christianity promised. 1 GREAT God, is not thy promise pledged
To thine exalted Son,
Brewer. Duke Street.
That through the nations of the earth
Thy word of life shall run ?
For thine inheritance;
Thine empire shall advance.”
Then be his name adored :
Hosanna to the Lord ! 492
1 THOUGH now the nations sit beneath
The darkness of o'erspreading death,
On Zion's holy towers to shine.
And heathen tribes, in joyful bands,
The power and greatness of his love.
Let truth, and righteousness, and peace,
The glories of the latter day. 493
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Look, my soul-be still, and gaze;
Let the rude barbarian, see
Let the gospel
Grant them, Lord, the glorious light;
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[ 4 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel;
Win and conquer-never cease!
Sway thy sceptre,
Saviour, all the world around ! 494
Lyons. St. Michael's. 1 HOW wondrous and great
Thy works, God of praise !
And trúe, are thy ways!
And honor thy name !
Thou only supreme !
Thy light shall be shown;
Shall come to thy throne:
Shall spread all abroad,
Sicilian Hymn. 495
Influences of the Spirit necessary.
Can the heathen world reclaim?
Mighty Spirit !
Witness to the Saviour's name.
Glorious light in latter days:
Round the world diffuse thy rays.
Must be vain without thine aid:
Stamford 1 ALMIGHTY Spirit, now behold
A world by sin destroyed:
Move on the formless void!
Shall quell the deadly strife,
Bring forth the tree of life.
When nature rose to view,
When thou shalt all renew!
To hear a Saviour's name,
To whom the Saviour came!
Ássembling round the throne,
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Prayer for the Conversion of the World.
And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear?
Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear?
And view the desolations round;
What scenes of wo and crime abound! 3 Loud let the gospel trumpet blow,
And call the nations from afar;
And earth's remotest ends draw near. 498
St. Thomas. 1 O GOD of sovereign grace,
We bow before thy throne,
The merits of thy Son.
The knowledge of thy ways;