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L. M.
736.

WATTS.
Universal Reign of Christ.
i Great God, whose universal sway

The known and unknown worlds obey,
Now give the kingdom to thy Son;

Extend his power, exalt his throne.
2 The heathen lands, that lie beneath

The shades of overspreading death,
Revive at his first dawning light,

And deserts blossom at the sight.
3 The saints shall flourish in his days,

Dressed in the robes of joy and praise;
Peace, like a river, from his throne,
Shall flow to nations yet unknown.

L. M.
737.

LIVERPOOL COL.

Ascription.
1 Not e'en a sparrow yields its breath

Till God permits the stroke of death;
He hears the ravens when they call,

The Father and the Friend of all.
2 To Thee, in ceaseless strains, my tongue

Shall raise the morn and evening song,
And, long as breath inspires my frame,
The wonders of thy love proclaim.

78. M.

738.

J. NEWTON.

Benediction.

i Now may He, who from the dead
Brought the Shepherd of the sheep,
Jesus Christ, our King and Head,
All our souls in safety keep.

2 May he teach us to fulfil

What is pleasing in his sight,
Perfect us in all his will,
And preserve us day and night.
7 & 6s. M.

739. GASKELL

Closing Ascription.
i To thee, the Lord Almighty,

Our noblest praise we give,
Who all things hast created,

And blessest all that live :
2 Whose goodness never failing,

Through countless ages gone,
For ever and for ever

Shall still keep shining on.

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1 The name, Almighty Lord,

Shall sound through distant lands; Great is thy grace, and sure thy word;

Thy truth for ever stands.
2 Far be thine honor spread;

And long thy praise endure,
Till morning light and evening shade

Shall be exchanged no more.

8 & 78. M. 741.

ANONYMOUS

Dismission. i LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,

Hope and comfort from above; Let us each, thy peace possessing,

Triumph in redeeming love.

2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For thy Gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation

In our hearts and lives abound.

8 & 7s. M

742. FAWCETT.

Universal Praise. 1 Praise to thee, thou great Creator!

Praise to thee from every tongue; Join, my soul, with every creature,

Join the universal song. 2 For ten thousand blessings given,

For the hope of future joy, Sound his praise through earth and heaven; Sound Jehovah's praise on high.

8 & 7s. M. 743. J. Newton.

Benediction.

1 May the grace of Christ, our Saviour,

And the Father's boundless love, With the Holy Spirit's favor,

Rest upon us from above. 2 Thus may we abide in union

With each other and the Lord; And possess, in sweet communion,

Joys which earth cannot afford.

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i Gracious Source of every blessing!

Guard our breasts from anxious fears; May we, still thy love possessing,

Sink into the vale of years.

2 All our hopes on thee reclining,

Peace companion of our way,
May our sun, in smiles declining,

Rise in everlasting day.

C. M. 745.

Exetes COL.
For a Blessing on the Word.
i Thy gracious aid, great God, impart,

To give thy word success;
Write all its precepts on the heart,

And deep its truths impress.
, 0, speed our progress in the way

That leads to joys on high,
Where knowledge grows without decay,

And love shall never die!

C. M.
746.

Watts.
Universal Praise.
1 O ALL ye nations, praise the Lord,

Each with a different tongue;
In every language learn his word,
And let his name be

sung.
2 His inercy reigns through every land,

Proclaim his praise abroad :
For ever firm his truth shall stand;
Praise ye the faithful God.

747.
10s. M.

ANONYMOUS.

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1 RESTORE, O Father! to our times restore

The peace which filled thine infant Church of yore,
Ere lust of power had sown the seeds of strife,
And quenched the new-born charities of life.

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. O never more may differing judgments part

From kindly sympathy a brother's heart;
But, linked in one, believing thousands kneel,

And share with each the sacred joy they feel. 3 From soul to soul, quick as the sunbeam's ray,

Let concord spread one universal day;
And faith by love lead all mankind to thee,
Parent of peace, and fount of harmony!

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8 & 78. M.

748. BICKERSTETH.

Closing Hymn.
i ISRAEL's Shepherd, guide us, feed us,

Through our pilgrimage below,
And beside the waters lead us,

Where thy flock rejoicing go.
2 Lord, thy guardian presence ever,

Meekly kneeling, we implore;
We have found thee, and would never,

Never wander from thee more.

8 & 78. M.

749.

S. F. ADAMS.

Peace be with you.

i Part in peace! is day before us?

Praise his name for life and light;
Are the shadows lengthening o’er us?

Bless his care who guards the night.

2 Part in peace! with deep thanksgiving,

Rendering, as we homeward tread,
Gracious service to the living,

Tranquil memory to the dead.

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