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2 Lift up, for all mankind to see,
The standard of their Saviour God, And point them to the shameful tree,
The cross, all stain'd with hallow'd blood. 3 Himself prepares his people's hearts,
Breaks and binds up, and wounds and heals ; A mystic death and life imparts;
Empties the full, the emptied fills : 4 He fills whom first he hath prepared ;
With him the perfect grace is given : Himself is here our great reward, ---
Our future and our present heaven. 212
At eve hold not thy hand;
Broad-cast it o'er the land.
The late or early sown ;
When and wherever strown: 3 And duly shall appear,
In verdure, beauty, strength,
And the full corn at length. 4 Thou canst not toil in vain :
Cold, heat, and moist, and dry, Shall foster and mature the grain
For garners in the sky. 213
Us with thy flaming eye behold;
And let our candlestick be gold.
2 Still hold the stars in thy right hand,
And let them in thy lustre glow,The lights of a benighted land,
The angels of thy Church below. 3 Make good their apostolic boast;
Their high commission let them prove; Be temples of the Holy Ghost,
And fill’d with faith, and hope, and love 4 Give them an ear to hear thy word;
Thou speakest to the churches now : And let all tongues confess their Lord,-.
Let every knee to Jesus bow.
Who, sent by thee, proclaim
Experienced in thy name :
Which grace divine imparts;
Which reigns in faithful hearts. 2 Their souls with faith supply,
With life and liberty;
The things concerning thee:
Thy grace to minister;
In life and death declare.
For the success of ministers. ATHER of mercies, bow thine ear,
Attentive to our earnest prayer: We plead for those who plead for thee: Successful pleaders may they be.
2 0, clothe their words with power divine,
Thy servants' labours bless;
And grant them full success. 2 Long have they in thy vineyard wrought,
And with unwearied toil; Alas! they spend their strength for naught,
Upon a sterile soil.
Thy people's hope sustain ;
The first and latter rain.
Thy servants guide and bless; Thy guidance gives security,
Thy blessing,full success. 217
The King of saints his work surveys; Marks the dear souls he calls his own,
- And smiles on the peculiar race.
2 He rests well pleased their toils to see;
Beneath his easy yoke they move: With all their heart and strength agree
In the sweet labour of his love.
A busy multitude, appear :
His heritage they toil to clear. 4 The love of Christ their hearts constrains,
And strengthens their unwearied hands; They spend their sweat, and blood, and pains,
To cultivate Immanuel's lands. 5 Jesus their toil delighted sees,
Their industry vouchsafes to crown: He kindly gives the wish'd increase,
And sends the promised blessing down.
4th P. M. 886, 886. Entire dependence on Christ. "XCEPT the Lord conduct the plan,
The best concerted schemes are vain, And never can succeed ; We spend our wretched strength for naught; But if our works in thee be wrought,
They shall be blest indeed.
Thy goodness to proclaim;
Complete in Jesus' name.
And all its frantic ways;
By reason and by grace.
4 Not in the tombs we pine to dwell, Not in the dark monastic cell,
By vows and grates confined; Freely to all ourselves we give, Constrain’d by Jesus' love to live
The servants of mankind. 5 Now, Jesus, now thy love impart, To govern each devoted heart,
And fit us for thy will ; Deep founded in the truth of grace, Build up thy rising Church, and place
The city on the hill.
With purest lustre shine;
The heavenly light divine. 219
C. M. The minister's only business. ESUS, the Name high over all,
In hell, or earth, or sky; Angels and men before it fall,
And devils fear and fly. 2 Jesus, the Name to sinners dear,
The Name to sinners given; It scatters all their guilty fear;
It turns their hell to heaven. 3 Jesus the pris’ner's fetters breaks,
And bruises Satan's head; Power into strengthless souis he speaks,
And life into the dead. 4 O that the world might taste and see
The riches of his grace;
Would all mankind embrace.