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3 Nor we alone : its wakening smiles

Have broke the gloom of pagan sleep. The Word hath reached the utmost isles :

God's Spirit moves upon the deep. 4 Already from the dust of death,

Man in his Maker's image stands;
Once more inhales immortal breath,
And stretches forth to heaven his hands.

6 From day to day, before our eyes,

Glows and extends the work begun.
When shall the new creation rise

On every land beneath the sun ?
6 When, in the Sabbath of His love,

Shall God amidst His labours rest;
And, bending from His throne above,
Again pronounce His creatures bless'd ?



1 John v. 19. 7.6. HEBER. 1

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 What though the spicy breezes

Blow soft on Ceylon's isle ;
Though every prospect pleases,

And only man is vile:
In vain, with lavish kindness,

The gifts of God are strown;
The heathen, in his blindness,

Bows down to wood and stone,

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benighted

The lamp of life deny ? Salvation ! Oh, salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation

Has learned Messiah's name. 4 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, King, Creator,

In bliss return to reign.



Isaiah lii. 10. 8.7.4. KELLY, ES, we trust the day is breaking:


God, the mighty God, is speaking
By His word in every land.

When He chooses,
Darkness flees at His command.
2 Let us hail the joyful season :

Let us hail the rising ray.
When the Lord appears, there's reason
To expect à glorious day:

At His presence
Gloom and darkness flee away.
3 While the foe becomes more daring,

While he enters like a flood,
God the Saviour is preparing
Means to spread His truth abroad:

Every language
Soon shall tell the lovo of God.

4 O 'tis pleasant, 'tis reviving

To our hearts, to hear each day
Joyful news from far arriving,
How the gospel wins its way;

Those enlightening,
Who in death and darkness lay.
5 God of Israel, high and glorious,

Let Thy people see Thy hand.
Let the gospel be victorious
Through the world, in every land:

And the idols
Perish, Lord, at Thy command.

844 Isaiah Ix. 4, 5.

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8.7.4. WILLIAMS. 'ER the gloomy hills of darkness,


All the promises do travail
With a glorious day of grace:

Blessed Jubilee !
Let thy glorious morning dawn.
2 Let the Indian, let the negro,

Let the rude barbarian see,
That divine and glorious conquest
Once obtained on Calvary :

Let the gospel
Loud resound from pole to pole.
3 Kingdoms wide, that sit in darkness,

Grant them, Lord, the glorious light,
And from eastern coast to western,
May the morning chase the night;

And redemption,
Freely purchased, win the day.
4 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel,

Win and conquer, never cease;
May thy lasting, wide dominion
Multiply and still increase :

Sway Thy sceptre,
Saviour, all the world around.

Isaiah lx. 3–7.

8.7.4, 10 :

THOU everlasting Father,
He has died that He might gather
All God's children into one;

For the travail
Of His soul, let this be done.
2 Then the North, in darkness shrouded,

Jacob's rising star shall bless;
And the Eastern morn unclouded,
Bring the Sun of Righteousness,

Cheering, healing
Souls in danger and distress.
3 Then her swarthy sons and daughters

Afric to the cross shall bring,
And the angel of the waters
Hear the Coral Islands sing,

Till the whole Pacific ring.
4 Yea, it must be: Thou hast spoken,

And Thy covenant shall last.
Though the arch of heaven were broken,
And the earth's foundations cast

Down the abysses,
Yet Thy word, o God, stands fast.
5 On Thy holy hill of Zion,

Hast Thou not ordained His seat ?
Now, as Judah's conquering Lion,
Lay all foes beneath His feet,

Till His armies In eternal triumph meet. 846 Psalm Isxli. 11. L. M. MONTGOMERY. 1 Fall down, ye nations, and adore

Like prostrate seas on every shore,
That cast their billowe at your feet.

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2 Let hallelujahs to the skies,

With ocean's everlasting sound,
The voice of many waters, rise,

Day without night, as time goes round. 3 Come from the East with gifts, ye kings,

With gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Where'er the morning spreads her wings,

Let man to God his vows prefer. 4 Come from the West, the bond, the free ;

His easy service make your choice.
Ye isles of the Pacific sea,

Like halcyon-nests, in God rejoice. 5 Come from the South; through desert sands

A highway for the Lord prepare.
Let Ethiopia stretch her

hands, And Lybia pour her soul in prayer. 6 Come from the North ; let Europe raise

In all her languages one song:
Give God the glory, power, and praise

That to His holy name belong.
7 For He hath bowed the heavens above,

And at His feet the mountains flowed:
He came, but not in wrath,-in love,

To make with men His pure abode. 8 With smiles, O earth! thy Maker meet;

Nations, before your Saviour fall:
Redemption is in Him complete ;
The gospel now is preached to all.


Lev. xxv. 9.

148th M. TOPLADY.



The gladly solemn sound
Let all the nations know,

To earth's remotest bound.
The year of Jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

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