Page images

A sov'reign balm for ev'ry wound,

A cordial for our fears. 2 Buried in sorrow, and in sin,

At hell's dark door we lay; But we arise by grace divine

To see a heav'nly day. 3 Salvation ! let the echo fly

The spacious earth around, While all the armies of the sky Conspire to raise the sound.

HYMN 135. H. M.

Efects of the Gospel. ARK the soft-falling snow, To heav'n, from whence it fell, It turns not back again ;

But waters earth thro' every pore

And calls forth all her secret store. 2 Array'd in beauteous green

The hills and vallies 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

My gospel shall descend,
Almighty to effect

I intend :
Millions of souls shall feel its pow'r,
And bear it down to millions more."

HYMN 136. C. M.

Beauty and strength of the Church. 1

Like the sweet blushing dawn, When with her living light she paints

The dew-drops of the lawn?
2 Fair as the moon when in the skies,

Serene her throne she guides,
And o'er the twinkling stars supreme

In full orb'd glory rides;
3 Clear as the sun, when from the east,

Without a cloud, he springs,
And scatters boundless light and heat

From his resplendent wings;
4 Tremendous as an host that moves

Majestically slow,
With banners wide display'd, all arm’d,

All ardent for the foe ! 33

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

6 This is the church by heav'n array'd
With strength and grace

Thus shall she strike her foes with dread,
And thus her glories shine.

HYMN 137. L. M.
Prayer for the spread of the Gospel.
NHY people, Lord, who trust thy word,

And wait the smilings of thy face,
Assemble round thy mercy seat,

And plead the promise of thy grace.
2 We consecrate these hours to thee,

Thy sov'reign mercy to entreat ;
And feel some animating hope,

We shall divine acceptance meet.
3 Hast thou not promis'd to thy Son,

That his dominion shall extend,
Till ev'ry tongue shall call him Lord,

And ev'ry knee before him bend ?
4 Now let the happy time appear,

The time to favor Zion come;
Send forth thy heralds far and near,
To call thy banish'd people home.

HYMN 138. P. M. 7, 6.

Reply to the call of the heathen.
1 ,
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand ;
From many an ancient river,

From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver,

Their land from error's chain. 2 What tho' the spicy breezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle,
Tho' ev'ry prospect pleases,

And only man is vile ;
In vain with lavish kindness

The gifts of God are strown ;
The heathen in his blindness

Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Shall we to men benighed

The lamp of life deny ?
Salvation ! O Salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth’s remotest nation

Has learn'd Messiah's name.

A ,

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,

And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory,

It spreads from pole to pole ;
Till o'er our ransom'd nature,

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.

HYMN 139. L. M.

Prayer for Zion's increase. 1

Put on thy strength-the nations shake, And let the world, adoring, see

Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee. 2 Say to the heathen, from thy throne,

"I am Jehovah God alone :"
Thy voice their idols shall confound,

And cast their altars to the ground. 3 No more let human blood be spilt

Vain sacrifice for human guilt !
But to each conscience be applied,

The blood that flow'd from Jesus' side. 4 Almighty God, thy grace proclaim,

In ev'ry land, of ev'ry name;
Let adverse pow'rs before thee fall,
And crown the Saviour-LORD OF ALL.

HYMN 140. C. M.

The latter day glory. 1

BEHOLD! the mountain of the Lord,
Above the mountains and the hills,

And draw the wond'ring eyes. 2 To this the joyful nations round,

All tribes and tongues, shall flow : "Up to the hill of God,” they say,

«t And to his courts we'll go.'
3 The beams that shine on Zion's hill

Shall lighten ev'ry land :
The King who reigns in Zion's tow'rs,

Shall all the world command.
4 No longer hosts encount'ring hosts,

Their millions slain deplore :
They hang the trumpet in the hall,

And study war no more.
5 Come then-Oh, come from ev'ry land,

To worship at his shrine :
And walking in the light of God,

With holy beauties sbine.

[merged small][ocr errors]

HAGreat David's greater Son :

Hail in the time appointed,

His reign on earth begun !
He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free:
To take away transgression,

And rule in equity.
2 He comes, with succor speedy,

To those who suffer wrong; To help the poor and needy,

And bid the weak be strong ; To give them songs for sighing,

Their darkness turn to light, Whose souls condemnd anddying,

Were precious in his sight.
3 He shall come down, like showers

Upon the fruitful earth,
And love and joy, like flowers,

Spring in his path to birth :
Before him on the mountains,

Shall peace the herald go, And righteousness in fountains

From hill to valley flow. 4 For him shall pray'r unceasing,

And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,

A kingdom without end :
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove ;
His name shall stand forever;
That name to us is-Love.

HYMN 142. C. M.

The Prince of Peace-
ET saints on earth their anthems raise,
Let heathens too proclaim his praise,

And crown him“ Prince of Peace.” 2 Praise him, who laid his glory by,

For man's apostate race ;
Praise him, who stocp'd to bleed and die,

And crown him “ Prince of Peace.” 3 Ye nations, lay your weapons down,

Let war forever cease;
Immanuel for your Sov'reign own,

And crown him “ Prince of Peace."
4 We soon shall reach the heav'nly shore,

To view his lovely face ;


His name forever to adore,
And crown him “ Prince of Peace.”

HYMN 143. P. M. 8, 7, 4.
Longing for the spread of the Gospel.
'ER the gloomy hills of darkness;
Sun of Righteousness, arising,
Bring the bright, the glorious day ;

Send the gospel

To the earth's remotest bound.
2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness !

Grant them, Lord, the glorious light !
And from eastern coast to western,
May the morning chase the night;

And redemption,

Freely purchas'd, win the day. 3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel

Win and conquer, never cease;
May thy lasting, wide dominions
Multiply and still increase ;

Sway thy sceptre,
Saviour, all the world around.

HYMN 144. L. M.

For Christian Missionaries. 1 ARK'D as the purpose of the skies,

That heathen worlds the Lord shall know,

And warm'd with faith each bosom glow. 2 E'en now the hallow'd scenes appear,

E'en now unfolds the promis'd year,
Lo! distant shores thy heralds trace,

And bear the tidings of thy grace.
3 Midst burning climes and frozen plains,

Where heathen 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 :
Bid them the crown of life survey,

And onward urge their conqʼring way. 5 So on the Indian's gloomy night,

The eastern star shall shed her light,
And Jesus' hallow'd reign control

The stormy passions of the soul.
6 So shall Messiah's influence cheer

His humble cot, which still is dear;
And heav'niy hope his soul pervade,
Though life and time, and worlds shall fade.

« PreviousContinue »