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3 Inflame their minds with holy zeal,
Their flocks to feed and teach;
The sacred truths they preach.
820 Phil. ii. 29. L. M. MONTGOMERY.
E bid thee welcome in the name
Come as a Servant, so He came;
And we receive thee in His stead.
This fold from hell, and earth, and sin;
The wounded heal, the lost bring in.
Upon thy tower amidst the sky;
Call us to fight, or warn to fly.
A band of pilgrims on their way,
We fail not, faint not, turn nor stray. 5 Come as a Teacher sent from God,
Charged His whole counsel to declare ;
While we uphold thy hands with prayer. 6 Come as a Messenger of peace,
Filled with the Spirit, fired with love;
821 Heb. xiii. 17. C. M. DODDRDDOE
ET Zion's watchmen all awake,
Now let them, froin the mouth of God,
Their solemn charge receive.
2 Tis not a cause of small import
The pastor's care demands;
And filled a Saviour's hands. 3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord
Did heavenly bliss forego;
In raptures or in woe.
The account to render there; And shouldst Thou strictly mark our faults,
Lord, how should we appear? 5 May they that Jesus whom they preach,
Their own Redeemer see;
That they may watch for Thee.
Luke xii. 35–40. L. M.
CHRISTIAN YEAR. 1 E who your Lord's commission bear,
Angels He calls ye—be your strife
To lead on earth an angel's life. 2 Think not of rest; though dreams be sweet,
Start up, and ply your heaven-ward feet. Is not God's oath upon your head,
Ne'er to sink back on slothful bed ? 3 Never again your loins untie,
Nor let your torches waste and die,
Acts xiv. 23.
L. M. 1
, Him whom we now to Thee commend; Thy faithful messenger secure, And make him to the end endure.
2 Gird him with all-sufficient grace ;
Direct his feet in paths of peace;
ON THE CHOICE OF A PASTOR, 824 Ezra viii, 21.
L. M. 1 YHEPHERD of Israel, bend Thine ear;
Perplexed, distressed, to Thee we cry,
And seek the guidance of Thine eye. 2 Thy comprehensive view surveys
Our wandering paths, our trackless ways: Send forth, O Lord, Thy truth and light,
To guide our doubtful footsteps right. 3 With longing eyes, behold, we wait
In suppliant crowds at mercy's gate :
Shall Israel seek Thy face in vain ? 4 O Lord, in ways of peace return,
Nor let Thy flock neglected mourn:
Dear to our souls, and dear to Thee.
A cheerful tribute to Thy praise :
Rom. xv. 30. L. M.
Thy ministers' and people's prayer;
2 May every pastor from above
Be now inspired with zeal and love,
And his own heart with care to keep. 3 Revive Thy churches with Thy grace;
Heal all our breaches, grant us peace;
With ardent zeal for Jesus' name.
Dead sinners hear Thy voice and live;
And joy refresh each drooping mind. 5 Thus we our suppliant voices raise,
And weeping sow the seeds of praise,
Eph. vi. 18, 19. L. M. BEDDOME. 1 ATHER of mercies, bow Thine ear,
We plead for those who plead for Thce:
Successful pleaders may they be! 2 Clothe, then, with energy divine
Their words, and let those words be Thine: To them Thy sacred truth reveal ;
Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal. 3 Teach them to sow the precious seed;
Teach thein Thy chosen flock to feed;
A blest reward for all their pain. 4 Let thronging multitudes around
Hear from their lips the joyful sound,
6 Let sinners break their heavy chains;
Distressed souls forget their pains;
MISSIONARY MEETINGS. 827 Psalm Lxvil. L. M.
CONDER. 1 Beshewcus the brightness of 'Thy face;
E merciful, ;
In this dark world, with light divine. 2 That light divine, O, let it spread,
Till all the darkness shall have fled ;
Be lost in the full noon of day.
To all the families of man:
Let all the nations praise the Lord. 4 Let them with joy Thy praises sing, Earth's righteous Judge and sovereign
Let all the nations praise the Lord.
New beauty, and the desert bloom :
828 Rom. I. 18.
L. M. COLLYER. 1
Here, in Thy presence, Lord, we stand. The voice that marshalled every star, Has called Thy people from afar.