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4 I ask not how or when,
87, 87, 47.
A Prayer for Missionaries.
They were bound, but thou hast freed them,
"Tis thine arm alone that saves.
2 Friends, and home, and all forsaking,
Lead them safely by the hand.
3 Speed them through the mighty ocean,
Be thou with them,
Drive their terrors far away.
4 When they reach the land of strangers,
Hear their sighs, and count their tears.
5 When they think of home, now dearer
Rest from toil, and weep no more.
6 Where no fruit appears to cheer them,
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
ET everlasting glories crown
Thy hands have brought salvation down,
2 In vain our trembling conscience seeks
3 How well thy blessed truths agree!
4 Should all the forms that men devise Assault my faith with treacherous art, I'd call them vanity and lies,
And bind thy gospel to my heart.
ATHER of mercies, in thy word
For ever be thy name adored
2 Here may the wretched sons of want
Riches, above what earth can grant,
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,
4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Attend the blissful sound.
5 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord,
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
"The words that I speak unto you, they
are," &c.-John vi. 63.
JESUS, descended from the sky,
The power of God in man thou art;
Speak thy own words into my heart:
2 While, feebly gasping at thy feet,
And hear and feel thy sayings now!
"Thou hast the words," &c.-John vi. 68.
HOW blest the hour, Lord Jesus,
2 Be with us this day to bless us,
3 See us eager for salvation
Sit, great Master, at thy feet,
4 Open thou our minds, and lead us
5 Make us gentle, meek, and humble,
6 Lord, endue thy word from heaven
May work on from hour to hour.
883 "Of whom speaketh the prophet
this?"-Acts viii. 34.
JESUS I humbly seek,
And of himself enquire,
Did not the prophet speak
4-6s & 2-8 s.
Of thee, the world's Desire?
2 Art thou the Lamb of God
Who didst from heaven come,
Before thy shearers dumb,
The patient, speechless man of woe,
3 Swept from the face of earth
Didst thou our sorrows bear,
Whose everlasting birth