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3 'Mid the homes of want and woe,

Strangers to the living Word,
Let the Saviour's herald go,

Let the voice of hope be heard.

4 Where the shadows deepest lie,

Carry truth's unsullied ray ;
Where are crimes of blackest dye,

There the saving sign display.

5 To the weary and the worn

Tell of realms where sorrows cease ;
To the outcast and forlorn

Speak of mercy and of peace.

6 Guard the helpless, seek the strayed,

Comfort trouble, banish grief;
With the Spirit's sword arrayed,

Scatter sin and unbelief.

7 Be the banner still unfurled,

Bear it bravely still abroad,
Till the kingdoms of the world
Are the kingdoms of the Lord. Amen.

W. W. How.

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[Foreign. FROM Greenland's icy mountains, ,

From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Roll down their golden sand,

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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 o'er 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 Can we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Can we to men benighted

The lamp of life deny?
Salvation ! O salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation

Has learnt 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 returns to reign. Amen.

Bp. R. Heber. 325

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1 THOU, whose almighty word Chaos and darkness heard,

And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray ;
And, where the gospel's day
Sheds not its glorious ray,

Let there be light !

2 Thou, Who didst come to bring On Thy redeeming wing

Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
Oh, now to all mankind,

Let there be light !

3 Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving, holy Dove,

Speed forth Thy flight!
Move on the water's face
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth's darkest place

Let there be light !

4. Holy and blessed Three, Glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, Love, Might!

Boundless as ocean's tide
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth, far and wide,
Let there be light! Amen.

7. Marriott

326.
O SPIRIT of the living God !

In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race.
Give tongues of fire and hearts of love

To preach the reconciling word;
Give power and unction from above,

Whene'er the joyful sound is heard.

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3 Be darkness, at Thy coming, light;

Confusion, order in Thy path ;
Souls without strength inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath.

4 O Spirit of the Lord ! prepare

All the round earth her God to meet ;
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air,

Till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Baptize the nations far and nigh;

The triumphs of Thy Cross record ; The name of Jesus glorify, 'Till every kindred call Him Lord. Amen.

7. Montgomery.

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FATHER of mercies ! send Thy grace

All-powerful from above;
To form in our obedient souls

The image of Thy love.
2 Oh, may our sympathizing breast

That generous pleasure know,
Freely to share in others' joy,
And
weep

for others' woe.
3 Whene'er the helpless sons of grief

In low distress are laid,
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,

And swift our hands to aid.

4 So Jesus looked on dying men,

Enthroned above the skies ;
And, when He saw their lost estate,

Felt His compassion rise.

5 Since Christ, to save our guilty souls,

On wings of mercy flew,
We, whom the Saviour thus hath loved,
Should love each other too.

P. Doddridge

328.

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FOUNTAIN of good ! to own Thy love

Our thankful hearts incline;
What can we render, Lord, to Thee,

When all the worlds are Thine?

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