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8 God, tliy God, will now restore thee,
Here their boasts and triumphs end:
— 4 Peace and joy shall now attend thee,
All thy warfare now is past, rnf God, thy Saviour, shall defend thee,
— Peace and joy are come at last: All thy conflicts
> End in everlasting rest.
HYMN 534, 7s.
The Messengers of God.
f" 1 C\ 0—ye messengers of God!
vT Like the beams of morning, fly; Take the wonder-working rod, Wave the banner cross on high. / 2 Where the towering minaret
Gleams along the morning skies,
> And th' oppressed for ever weep. * p 4 O'er the negro's night of care
< Pour the living light of heaven;
— Chase away the fiend despair,—
Bid him hope to be forgiven.
mf 1 r<0, and the Saviour's grace proclaim, j U Ye favored men of God!
Go, publish, through Immanuel's name,
-— 2 What, Jiough your arduous path-way lie
> Throagh regions dark as death?
— What, though, your faith and zeal to try,
Perils beset your path ?—
< 3 Yet, with determined courage, go,
Your God will needful strength bestow,
4 He, who has called you to the war,
Will recompense your pains;
< Before Messiah's conquering car, f Shall mountains sink to plains.
5 Shrink not, though earth and hell oppose,
But plead your Master's cause;
< Assured that e'en your mightiest foes
— Shall bow before his cross.
CQ£ HYMN 536, CM.
t)t)D Designation of a Missionary.
m 1 T7ATHER of mercies! condescend
2 Before him set an open door;
< On him thy Holy Spirit pour,
— 3 Endow him with a heavenly mind;
Supply his every need;
> Make him in spirit meek, resigned, mf But bold in word and deed.
— 4 In every tempting, trying hour,
Uphold him, by thy grace;
< • And guard him, by thy mighty power,
— Till he shall end his race.
5 Then, followed by a numerous train, Gathered from heathen lands, mf A crown of life may he obtain, From his Redeemer's hands.
HYMN 537, L. M.
Commission to the Gentiles.
m 1 A)—messenger of peace and Jove ■!
< » IX To nations plunged in shades of night;
< Like angels sent from fields above,
— 2 Go, to the hungry food impart;
And lead the thirsty, panting heart,
f 3 Go, bid the bright and morning star, j
From Bethlehem's plains, resplendent shine, *
— And, piercing through the gloom afar,* i
Shed heavenly light and love divine. ♦
4 To India's various castes, proclaim I X The gospel's soft, but powerful voice; \
— # And, at the blest Kedeemer's name, 5 mf Let ocean's lonely isles rejoice. |
5 From north to south, from east to west,
Messiah yet shall reign supreme; His name, by every tongue, confessed,— f His praise—the universal theme.
rQQ HYMN 538, S. M.
\J O O Prayer for Israel.
m 1 [ ORD! send thy servants forth
2 Where'er, in lands unknown,
8 An offering to the Lord, -
4 With Israel's myriads sealed,
rqq HYMN 539, 8s, 7s and 4.
tJ tJtJ The Missionary's Farewell.
mf 1 TTES,—my native land! I love thee;
A All thy scenes I love them well;— ,
> Can I hid you all farewell?
mp Far in heathen lands to dwell?
mf 2 Home!—thy joys are passing lovely,— Joys no stranger heart can tell; Happy home!—'t is sure I love thee!
> Can I—can I say—Farewell? p Can I leave thee,
mp 5 Far in heathen lands to dwell?
— 3 Scenes of sacred peace and pleasure,
Holy days and Sabbath bell, mf Richest, brightest, sweetest treasure!
> Can I say a last farewell? p Can I leave you,
mp Far in heathen lands to dwell?
mf 4 Yes! I hasten from you gladly,
From the scenes I love so well;
Far away, ye billows! bear me;
Pleased I leave thee,
Far in heathen.lands to dwell
5 In the deserts let me labor,
On the mountains let me tell,
How he died—the blessed Saviour—
Let me hasten,
f 6 Bear me on, thou restless ocean!
While I go far hence to dwell:
> Native land!—Farewell!—Farewell!
prA r\ HYMN 540, L. M.
*JQ\J Missionaries remembered.
m 1 MARKED as the purpose of the skies,
■iM- This promise meets our anxious eyes,—
That heathen lands the Lord shall know,
2 E'en now tae hallowed scenes appear;
< Lo! distant shores thy heralds trace,
— 8 Mid burning climes and frozen plains, Where pagan darkness brooding reigns, Lord! mark their steps, their fears subdue,
< And nerve their arm, and clear their view.
> 4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail,
< Bid them the glorious future hail; mf Bid them the crown of life survey,
< And onward urge their conquering way.
SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
Ca-i HYMN 541, L. M.
<-/tp X Prayer for the Millennium.
off 1 TESUS! we bow before thy throne,
2 See, spread beneath thy. gracious eye,
A world o'erwhelmed in guilt and tears,
mf 3 Lord! arm thy truth with power divine,
< Its conquests spread from shore to shore,
f Till suns and stars forget to shine,
> And earth and skies shall be no more.
f" 4 Oh! rise, ye ransomed captives! rise, Peal the loud anthem here below; Let earth reflect it to the skies,
And heaven with new-born rapture glow.
rjQ HYMN 542, CM.
*J^D/C/ Returning to Zion,
m 1 DAUGHTER of Zion! from the dust J-J Exalt thy fallen head;