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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.
With purest lustre shine;
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;
Would all mankind embrace.
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
The word of life we sow,
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.
Of gospel blessings send,
Thy ministers attend.
The heart-renewing love,
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;
Which waits us in the skies. 4 O let our heart and mind
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.
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.
In yonder blest abode,
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.
Live out in cheerful hope,
And gain the mountain top.
6 To gather home his own,
God shall his angel send,
In deathless triumphs end.
THE CHURCH. 223
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.
The glory of all lands;
The Christian temple stands.
This glorious Church compose; Built on a Rock, with idle rage
The threat'ning tempest blows.
Thy God is thy defence;
Against Omnipotence. 224
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Cause thy glorious face to shine ;
Great Builder of thy Church below;
L. M. Continued — Witnesses for Jesus. MIGHT
lot be cast with these,