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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.
6 0 let our love and faith abound
O let our lives, to all around,

With purest lustre shine;
That all around our works may see,
And give the glory, Lord, to thee,

The heavenly light divine. 219

C. M. The minister's only business.

JESUS, the Name high over all,

, 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 0 that the world might taste and see

The riches of his grace;
The arms of love that compass me,

Would all mankind embrace.

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5 His only righteousness I show,

His saving truth proclaim : 'Tis all my business here below,

To cry,—Behold the Lamb ! 6 Happy, if with my latest breath

I may but gasp his name; Preach him to all, and cry in death,

Behold, behold the Lamb ! 220

S. M.
Success certain
ORD, if at thy command

The word of life we sow,
Water'd by thy almighty hand,

The seed shall surely grow: The virtue of thy grace

A large increase shall give, And multiply the faithful race,

Who to thy glory live.
2 Now, then, the ceaseless shower

Of gospel blessings send,
And let the soul-converting power

Thy ministers attend.
On multitudes confer

The heart-renewing love,
And by the joy of grace prepare

For fuller joys above. 221

S. M Labourers in the vineyard of the Lord. ND let our bodies part,

To diff'rent climes repair; Inseparably join'd in heart

The friends of Jesus are. 2 O let us still proceed

In Jesus' work below; And, foll'wing our triumphant Head, To further conquests go.


3 The vineyard of the Lord

Before his lab'rers lies;
And lo! we see the vast reward

Which waits us in the skies. 4 O let our heart and mind

Continually ascend,
That haven of repose to find,

Where all our labours end; 5 Where all our toils are o'er,

Our suff'ring and our pain: Who meet on that eternal shore,

Shall never part again.

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S. MI. Continued Labourers rewarded. HAPPY, happy place,

Where saints and angels meet! There we shall see each other's face,

And all our brethren greet. 2 The Church of the first-born,

We shall with them be blest, And, crown'd with endless joy, return

To our eternal rest.
3 With joy we shall behold,

In yonder blest abode,
The patriarchs and prophets old,

And all the saints of God. 4 Abrah’m and Isaac, there,

And Jacob, shall receive The foll’wers of their faith and prayer

Who now in bodies live.
5 We shall our time beneath

Live out in cheerful hope,
And fearless pass the vale of death,

And gain the mountain top.

6 To gather home his own,

God shall his angel send,
And bid our bliss, on earth begun,

In deathless triumphs end.


C. M. Founded on a Rock. W 'Unrivalled and alone,

TITH stately towers and bulwarks strong, Loved theme of many a sacred song,

God's holy city shone.
2 Thus fair was Zion's chosen seat,

The glory of all lands;
Yet fairer, and in strength complete,

The Christian temple stands.
3 The faithful of each clime and age

This glorious Church compose; Built on a Rock, with idle rage

The threat'ning tempest blows.
4 Fear not; though hostile bands alarm,

Thy God is thy defence;
And weak and powerless every arm

Against Omnipotence. 224

5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
Prayer for her extension,
N thy Church, O Power divine,

Cause thy glorious face to shine ;
Till the nations, from afar,
Hail her as their guiding star.
2 Then shall God, with lavish hand,
Scatter blessings o'er the land;
And the world's remotest bound
With the voice of praise resound.




L. M
Glorious and spotless.
ESUS, from whom all blessings flow,

Great Builder of thy Church below;
If now thy Spirit move my breast,
Hear, and fulfil thine own request.
2 The few that truly call thee Lord,
And wait thy sanctifying word,
And thee their utmost Saviour own ;-
Unite and perfect them in one.
30 let them all thy mind express,
Stand forth thy chosen witnesses ;
Thy power unto salvation show,
And perfect holiness below.
4 In them let all mankind behold
How Christians lived in days of old;
Mighty their envious foes to move;-
A proverb of reproach--and love.
5 Call them into thy wondrous light,
Worthy to walk with thee in white:
Make up thy jewels, Lord, and show
Thy glorious, spotless Church below.
6 From every sinful wrinkle free,
Redeem'd from all iniquity,
The fellowship of saints make known,
And 0, my God, may I be one !



L. M. Continued Witnesses for Jesus. MIGHT


lot be cast with these,
The least of Jesus' witnesses;
O that my Lord would count me meet,
To wash his dear disciples' feet !
2 This only thing do I require :
Thou know'st 'tis all my heart's desire,
Freely what I receive to give,
The servant of thy Church to live :-

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