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0 THOU, BEFORE WHOSE PRESENCE.
“Jesu, Magister Bone.” 7. 6. 7. 6. D. REV. SAMUEL JOHN STONE, (1839—
Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, (1823–1876) 1875.
1. 0 Thou be - fore whose presence Naught e vil may come in, 2. Fierce is our sub • tle foe - man: The for - ces at his hand 3. So hast Thou wrought a
The great things that we see: 4. Lead on,
O Love and Mer - cy, O Pu - ri - ty and Power;
O give us
no - ble
set the sin-bound free, All they who war a · gainst them, In strife so keen and long, For bright hope is up - lift - ing. Faint hands and fee - ble knees, Till aữl who prayed and strug-gled To set their breth-ren free,
And Christ-like ten - der pit - y To seek the lost for Thee.
Must the red - cross ban ner Let a watch, good Chris - tians, Can ye bid the Dev il, Then a crown im
On · ly
furled. Guard those por -tals well.
And the world de - part? Shall a dorn your brow.
i · ron chains, Compared with those that chafe the soul. trib - ute bring, For hap-pier home and bright-er days! hus band freed! The or- phan clasps a fa - ther found! chains to bind His weak-er broth - er in the dust.
RETURN, O WANDERER, RETURN.
L. M. REV. WILLIAM BENGO COLLYER, (1782—1854) 1812. 1 Return, O wanderer, return,
3 Return, I wanderer, return, And seek an injured Father's face; Thy Savior bids thy spirit'live; Those warm desires, that in thee burn
Go to His bleeding feet, and learn Were kindled by reclaiming grace. How freely Jesus can forgive. 2 Return, O wanderer, return, And seek a Father's melting heart;
4 Return, O wanderer, return, His pitying eyes thy grief discern,
And wipe away the falling tear : His hand shall heal thine inward
'Tis God who says, “No longer mourn."
'Tis mercy's voice invites thee near. smart.
les - son of all. ver y next thing;
O Thou who dost love lit - tle chil - dren, How Our love al-ways ought to be show ing, What
ten - der and sweet is Thy call! of-ferings and fruit it can bring;
Now help us to hear it and There are ma - ny who know not Thy
The love Thou art ask
ing to There are mil - lions in dark - ness and
help us to love one an - oth - er, prayers and our gifts are all need - ed,
For this we most earnest-ly pray.