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2 Exalt the Lamb of God,
The all-atoning Lamb:
Through all the world proclaim,
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 3 Ye who have sold for nought
Your heritage above,
The gift of Jesus' love.
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 4 Ye slaves of sin and hell,
Your liberty receive;
And bless'd in Jesus live.
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 5 The gospel trumpet hear,
The news of heavenly grace :
Behold your Saviour's face.
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 6 Jesus, our great High Priest,
Hath full atonement made :
Ye mourning souls, be glad :
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Isaiah lviii. 1. 8.7.4. KELLY.
Bear the tidings
2 Of His gospel not ashamed,
As the power of God to save,
Jesus will His own defend :
And His presence
849 Acts xvil. 9, 10. C. M.
Go and thresa viento sonce proclaim,
Ýe favoured of God :
Salvation bought with blood. 2 What though your arduous track may lie
Through regions dark as death; What though, your faith and zeal to try,
Perils beset your path ;-
And armed with power divine:
And on your labours shine.
Will recompense your pains: Before Messiah's conquering car
Shall mountains sink to plains. 5 Shrink not, though earth and hell oppose,
But plead your Master's cause ; Assured that e'en your mightiest focs Shall bow before His cross.
850 John iv. 36. Guimations plunged in shades of night.
BALFOUR. 1 messenger of
Like angels sent from fields above,
Be thine to shed celestial light. 2 On barren rock and desert isle,
Go, bid the Rose of Sharon bloom,
Rich as the dews from morning's womb. 3 Go, bid the bright and morning Star From Bethlehem's plains resplendent
Shed heavenly light and love divine. 4 From North to South, from East to West,
Messiah yet shall reign supreme:
His praise, the universal theme.
When harvest waits the reaper's hand.
And joyous in His presence stand. 6 Thy love a rich reward shall find,
From Him who sits enthroned on high;
Mark xvi, 15. 1 O, ye messengers of God;
UT Like the beams of morning, fly! Take the wonder-working rod;
Wave the Banner-Cross on high. 2 Where the aspirant minaret
Gleams along the morning skies,
3 Go to many a tropic isle,
In the bosom of the deep,
And the oppressed for ever weep. 4. O'er the negro's night of care
Pour the living light of heaven:
Bid him hope to be forgiven.
Open on the palmy East,
Spread the gospel's richest feast. 6 Sound aloud Jehovah's call;
Visit every soil and sea,
Acts xvi. 9. 8.7. CAWOOD. ARK! what mean those lamentations,
Tis the cry of heathen nations,
“Come and help us, or we die.” 2 Hear the heathens' sad complaining ;
Christians, hear their dying cry: And, the love of Christ constraining,
Join to help them ere they die.
Rom. xi. 23.
L. M. 1
Still roam the scorning world around, Disowned of heaven, by man oppress'd, Outcasts from Zion's hallowed ground ?
2 O God of Israel, view their race;
Back to Thy fold the wanderers bring
To hail in Christ their promised King. 3 The veil of darkness rend in twain,
Which hides their Shiloh's glorious light. The severed olive-branch again
Back to its parent stock unite.
With contrite shame his bosom move,
The Lord he crucified-to love. 5 Haste, glorious day, expected long, When Jew and Greek one prayer shall
raise, With eager feet one temple throng, One God with grateful rapture praise.
854 Isaiah lil. 1. C. M. MONTGOMERY. DExalt thy fallen
AUGHTER of Zion, from the dust
Again in thy Redeemer trust,
He calls thee from the dead.
Thy beautiful array:
The Lord's appointed day.
And send thy heralds forth; Say to the South,-“Give up thy charge,
And keep not back, O North !" 4 They come, they come !-thine exiled
bands, Where'er they rest or roam, Have heard thy voice in distant lands,
And hasten to their home.