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Shall we, to men benighted
The lamp of life deny?
Salvation, oh, 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 ransom'd nature

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign


(L. M.)

For the Jews.


ISOWN'D of heaven, by man oppress'd,
Outcasts from Sion's hallow'd ground,
Wherefore should Israel's sons, once bless'd,
Still roam the scorning world around?
2 Lord, visit thy forsaken race,

Back to thy fold the wanderers bring;
Teach them to seek thy slighted grace,

And hail in Christ their promis'd King. 3 The vail of darkness rend in twain

Which hides their Shiloh's glorious light; The sever'd olive branch again

Firm to its parent-stock unite.


4 Hail, glorious day, expected long!

When Jew and Greek one prayer shall
With eager feet one temple throng,
With grateful praise one God adore.
HYMN 109.

1 How wondrous and great
Thy works, God of praise;
How just, King of saints,

And true, are thy ways:
O who shall not fear thee,
And honour thy Name:


(iv. 1.)

Thou only art holy,
Thou only supreme.
2 To nations long dark
Thy light shall be shown;
Their worship and vows

Shall come to thy throne:
Thy truth and thy judgments
Shall spread all abroad,
Till earth's every people

Confess thee their God.


HYMN 110.

(11. 4.)

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To God alone your praise belongs;
His love demands your earliest songs.

2 Now we are taught to read
The book of life divine;
Where our Redeemer's love,
And brightest glories shine:
To God alone the praise is due,
Who sends his word to us and you.
3 Within these hallow'd walls,

Our wandering feet are brought;
Where prayer and praise ascend,

And heavenly truths are taught:

To God alone your offerings bring;
Here in his church his praises sing.


4 For blessings such as these,
Our gratitude receive;



Lord, here accept our hearts,
"Tis all that we can give:

Great God, accept their infant songs;
To thee alone their praise belongs.

5 Lord, bid this work of love

Be crown'd with meet success;
May thousands yet unborn,
This institution bless:

Thus shall the praise resound to thee,
Now, and through all eternity.


HYMN 111.


LORY to the Father give,
God in whom we move and live;
Children's prayers he deigns to hear,
Children's songs delight his ear.

2 Glory to the Son we bring,

Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King;
Children, raise your sweetest strain
To the Lamb, for he was slain.

3 Glory to the Holy Ghost,

He reclaims the sinner lost;
Children's minds may he inspire,
Touch their tongues with holy fire.

4 Glory in the highest be

To the blessed Trinity,
For the Gospel from above,
For the word that "God is love."

(111. 1.)

HYMN 112.

(C. M.)

WHEN Jesus left his heavenly throne,

He chose an

Like us unhonour'd and unknown,
He came to dwell on earth:

2 Like him, may we be found below In wisdom's paths of peace;

Like him, in grace and knowledge grow
As years and strength increase.

3 Sweet were his words and kind his look, When mothers round him press'd;

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4 Safe from the world's alluring harms,
Beneath his watchful eye,
O, thus encircled in his arms,
May we for ever lie.

Their infants in his arms he took,

And on his bosom bless'd:

HYMN 113.

ORD, how delightful 'tis to see
A whole assembly worship thee:
At once they sing, at once they pray;
They hear of heaven, and learn the way.
2 I have been there, and still would go,
"Tis like a little heaven below;
Not all that earth and sin can say,
Shall tempt me to forget this day.
3 O write upon my memory, Lord,

The text and doctrine of thy word;
That I may break thy laws no more,
But love thee better than before.



4 With thoughts of Christ and things divine,
Fill up this sinful heart of mine;
That hoping pardon through his blood,
I may lie down and wake with God.

HYMN 114.

ERCY, descending from above,
In softest accents pleads;
O may each tender bosom move,
When mercy intercedes.

2 Children our kind protection claim,
And God will well approve,
When infants learn to lisp his Name,
And their Creator love.

3 Delightful work, young souls to win, And turn the rising race

From the deceitful paths of sin,
To seek their Saviour's face.

(L. M.)

4 Almighty God, thine influence shed
To aid this blest design;

The honour of thy Name be spread,
And all the glory thine.

(c. M.)



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HYMN 115.

(C. M.)

LEST is the man whose softening heart

2 Whose breast responds with generous warmth,
A stranger's woe to feel;

Who weeps in pity o'er the wound
He wants the power to heal.

Beels all another's pain;

To whom the supplicating eye
Is never raised in vain :

3 To gentle offices of love


4 To him protection shall be shown;
And mercy, from above,
Descend on those who thus fulfil
The Christian law of love.

His feet are never slow;

He views, through mercy's melting eye,
A brother in a foe.

HYMN 116.

ICH are the joys which cannot die,

Rwith God laid up in store;

Treasures beyond the changing sky,
Brighter than golden ore.

2 The seeds which piety and love
Have scatter'd here below,

In the fair fertile fields above
To ample harvests grow.

3 The mite, my willing hands can give,
At Jesus' feet I lay;

Grace shall the humble gift receive,
Abounding grace repay.

HYMN 117.

ORD of life, all praise excelling, Thou in glory unconfined, Deign'st to make thy humble dwelling With the poor of humble mind.

2 As thy love, through all creation,
Beams like thy diffusive light;
So the high and humble station
Both are equal in thy sight.

(c. M.)

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