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*HEBER.
Missionary Hymn.
1 FROM Greenland's icy mountains,

From India's coral strand,
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 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high-
Shall we to men benighted

The lamp of life deny?-
Salvation !0, salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation

Has learned Messiah's name. 3 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 ransomed nature,

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, Renovator,

Returns in bliss to reign.

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628.

8s 7 & 4s M.

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The Same.

pagan darkness Let the eye of pity gaze ; See the kindred of the people

1 O'ER the realms of

Lost in sin's bewildering maze;

Darkness brooding
On the face of all the earth.
2 Light of them that sit in darkness !

Rise and shine,-thy blessings bring;
Light to lighten all the Gentiles !
Řise with healing in thy wing;

To thy brightness
Let all kings and nations come.
3 May the heathen, now adoring

Idol-gods of wood and stone,
Come, and, worshipping before him,
Serve the living God alone;

Let thy glory
Fill the earth as floods, the sea.
4 Thou to whom all power is given,

Speak the word ;-at thy command,
Let the company of preachers
Spread thy name from land to land;

Lord, be with them
Alway to the end of time.

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S. M.

WATTS,

Shall we sin because Grace abounds?

1 Shall we go on to sin,

Because thy grace abounds ?
Or crucify the Lord again,
And
open

all his wounds? 2 Forbid it, mighty God!

Nor let it e'er be said,
That we whose sins are crucified,

Should raise them from the dead.

3 We will be slaves no more,

Since Christ has made us free,
Has nailed our tyrants to his cross,

And bought our liberty.

630.
C. M.

WATTS. The Gospel revealed to Babes. 1 Jesus, the man of constant grief,

A mourner all his days,
His spirit once rejoiced aloud,

And turned his joy to praise.
2 Father, I thank thy wondrous love,

That hath revealed thy Son
To men unlearned; and unto babes

Hath made thy gospel known. 3. The mysteries of redeeming grace

Are hidden from the wise ;
While pride and carnal reasonings join

To swell and blind their eyes.' 4 Thus doth the Lord of heaven and earth

His great decrees fulfil,
And orders all his works of grace

By his own sovereign will.

631. C. M.

DODDRIDGE. The perfect Law of Liberty. 1 BEHOLD that wise, that perfect law,

Which noblest freedom gives :
0

may it all our souls refine,
And sanctify our lives!

2 Not with a transient glance surveyed,

And in an hour forgot,
But deep inscribed on every heart,

To reign o'er every thought.
3 Great Author of each perfect gift!

Thy gracious power display,
That our ungrateful, wandering hearts

May hearken and obey.

632.
S. M.

.WATTS.
Adoption, as sons of God.
1 BEHOLD, what wondrous grace

The Father hath bestowed
On sinners of a mortal race,

To call them sons of God!

2 'Tis no surprising thing,

That we should be unknown;
The Jewish world knew not their King,

God's everlasting Son.
3 Nor doth it yet appear

How great we must be made;
But when we see our Savior here,

We shall be like our Head.
4 A hope so much divine

May trials well endure,
May purge our souls from sense and sin,

Ås Christ the Lord is pure.
5 If in my Father's love

I share a filial part,
Send down thy Spirit like a dove

To rest upon my heart.

6 We would no longer lie

Like slaves beneath the throne;
Our faith shall • Abba Father' cry,

And thou the kindred own.

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WATTS. Punishment without Rejection. Ps. 89. 1 · Yet (saith the Lord) if David's race,

The children of my Son,-
Should break my laws, abuse my grace,

And tempt mine anger down, 2 Their sins I'll visit with the rod,

And make their folly smart;
But I'll not cease to be their God,

Nor from thy truth depart.
3 My covenant I will ne'er revoke,

But keep my grace in mind;
And what eternal love hath spoke,

Eternal truth shall bind. 4 Once have I sworn-(I need no more)

And pledged my holiness,
To seal the sacred promise sure

To David and his race.
5 The sun shall see his offspring rise

And spread from sea to sea, Long as he travels round the skies,

To give the nations day. 6 Sure as the moon, that rules the night,

His kingdom shall endure,
Till the fixed laws of shade and light
Shall be observed no more.'

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