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Let their lives resemble thine,
And preach the kingdom from above,
Holy joy and peace divine,
And pure unbounded love.

3 Thus thy testimony give

To all who speak for thee,
Thus let thousands turn and live
In faith's sincerity;

Through our ministerial hands
Ten thousand more with grace supply,
Power to practise thy commands,
And live for God and die.


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NOT from a stock of ours but thine,

Jesus, thy flock we feed,

Thy unexhausted grace divine
Supplies their every need;
But if we trust thy providence,
Thy power and will to save,
We have the treasure to dispense,
And shall for ever have.

2 Jesus, if we aright confess
Our heartfelt poverty,

We own the conscious want of grace
Itself a gift from thee;

And who our poverty retain,

More gifts we shall receive, Multiplied grace and blessings gain, And all a God can give.

3 Our scanty stock as soon as known,
Our insufficiency

For feeding famished souls we own,
And bring it, Lord, to thee;




Our want received into thy hand
Shall rich abundance prove,
Answer the multitude's demand,
And fill them with thy love.


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ESUS, the needy sinner's friend,
Command the crowd to sit,

Who hungry still on thee attend,
And nothing have to eat;

They hear the word thy lips have said,
Low at thy feet they bow,
Distribute now the heavenly bread,
And feed their spirits now.

2 O'erwhelmed with blessings from above,
Father, before we taste

These freshest tokens of thy love,
We thank thee for the past;
Our eyes and hearts to heaven we lift,
And, taught by Jesus, own
That every grace and every gift
Descends from thee alone.

3 The gospel by our Saviour blessed
Doth efficacious prove,



The loaves a thousand-fold increased
Communicate his love;

We banquet on the heavenly bread,
When Christ himself imparts,
By his disciples' hands conveyed
To all believing hearts.

"Then Philip opened his mouth, and
began," &c.-Acts viii. 35.


HEN thou hast disposed a heart
Saving truth with joy to hear,
Utterance, Lord, thou dost impart
To thy chosen messenger;

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Then he finds the scripture key,
Then he speaks, and preaches thee.
2 Jesus, in the sacred book

Thou art everywhere concealed:
There for thee alone we look,

By thy Spirit's light revealed,
Thee set forth before our eyes
Faith in every page descries.
3 Thee we preach to sinful men,

Urging them their Lord to embrace,
Pardon in thy blood to gain,

Hope for all the promised grace;
None but Christ on earth we know,
None but Christ to others show.

"None of these things move me," &c.

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Acts xx. 24.

HE holy unconcern


That I, even I may learn,

Show me, Lord, the dazzling prize,
Thou thyself my teacher be;
Then I shall my life despise,
Only wish to live for thee.
2 When I my Saviour love,
Nor life nor death can move :
Partner of thy weal or woe,
For that blissful sight I sigh,
Crucified to all below,

Only wish for thee to die.
3 Thy gospel-minister,

I see my business here,
Witness of thy saving will,

Of thy free unbounded grace,
First mine office to fulfil,

Then to win and close my race.



4 I ask not how or when,
But be my Saviour then;
Grant in death my sole desire,
Bid me lay this body down,
Joyful in thine arms expire,
Share thine everlasting crown.


A Prayer for Missionaries.

87, 87, 47.

1 SPEED thy servants, Saviour, speed them, Thou art Lord of winds and waves;

They were bound, but thou hast freed them,
Now they go to free the slaves;

Be thou with them:

"Tis thine arm alone that saves.

2 Friends, and home, and all forsaking,
Lord, they go at thy command;
As their stay thy promise taking,
While they traverse sea and land ;
O be with them!

Lead them safely by the hand.

3 Speed them through the mighty ocean,
In the dark and stormy day;
When the waves in wild commotion
Fill all others with dismay,
Be thou with them,

Drive their terrors far away.

4 When they reach the land of strangers,
And the prospect dark appears,
Nothing seen but toils and dangers,
Nothing felt but doubts and fears,
Be thou with them :

Hear their sighs, and count their tears.

5 When they think of home, now dearer
Than it ever seemed before,
Bring the promised glory nearer,
Let them see that peaceful shore,
Where thy people

Rest from toil, and weep no more.

6 Where no fruit appears to cheer them,
And they seem to toil in vain,
Then in mercy, Lord, draw near them,
Then their sinking hopes sustain ;
Thus supported,

Let their zeal revive again.

7 In the midst of opposition,

Let them trust, O Lord, in thee; When success attends their mission, Let thy servants humbler be; Never leave them,

Till thy face in heaven they see:

8 There to reap in joy for ever

Fruit that grows from seed here sown, There to be with him who never

Ceases to preserve his own,

And with gladness

Give the praise to him alone.

L. M. The Excellency of Christ's Religion


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Thy head, my Saviour and my Lord; Thy hands have brought salvation down, And writ the blessing in thy word.

2 In vain our trembling conscience seeks
Some solid ground to rest upon;

With long despair our spirit breaks,
Till we apply to thee alone.

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