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2 Bright Star of Hope, we follow thee ;
Herald divine, we catch thy voice :
And bid a ransomed world rejoice. 3 Hail, Star of Hope ! our hearts adore
Thy light, which shines on life's dark wave Like the bright guide on ocean's shore,
The storm-spent mariner to save.
To truth and life by mercy given;
Receive this richest boon of Heaven.
HYMN 234. L. M. [#]
Excellency of the Gospel.
Makes his eternal counsels known;
May taste his grace, and learn his name. 2 Wisdom its dictates here imparts,
To form our minds, to cheer our hearts ;
And bids the drooping saint revive.
And comfort yields to contrite souls ;
It guides us all our journey through,
And brings a better world to view. 4 May this blest volume ever lie
Close to my heart, and near my eye;
HYMN 235. C. M. [#]
Saviour's Message. 1 HARK! 'tis the Saviour of mankind
Speaks to his chosen few; 'Tis he who leads the wandering blind
In ways they could not know. 2 'Tis he who says, Go forth, my friends,
Proclaim my truth and grace;
To all of Adam's race. 3 What though my ransomed may refuse
The message to receive,
And blind the people's eyes,
From all beneath the skies. 5 Then every eye
shall see the
Will wipe off every tear.
HYMN 236. C. M. [#]
Success of the Gospel.
To thy exalted Son,
Thy word of life shall run ?
Shall their Redeemer own,
And bow before his throne ? 3 Are not all kingdoms, tribes and tongues,
Beneath the arch of heaven,
Without exception, given? 4 From east to west, from north to south,
Then be his name adored,
Hosanna to the Lord.
HYMN 237. H. M. [#]
Efficacy of the Gospel.
Mark the diffusive rain !
They turn not back again,
The hills and valleys shine,
And man and beast are fed
By Providence divine :
My gospel shall descend,
The purpose I intend ;
HYMN 238. L. M. [#]
Christ our Example. 1 Thy gospel, Lord, is peace and love ;
Such let our conversation be ; The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity. 2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife, To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright Pattern of the Christian life. 3 O how benevolent and kind,
How mild, how ready to forgive ! Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live. 4 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labours of his life were love e; Then, if we bear the Saviour's name,
By his example let us move. 5 But, 0, how blind, how weak we are!
How frail, how apt to turn aside!
Lord, we depend upon thy care;
We ask thy spirit for our guide.
HYMN 239. L. M. [#]
Praise for Truth.
Prepare a sweet, angelic song ;
An angel's lay, a seraph's fire.
Oceans of mercies sweetly roll, - The heavenly streams of truth and love
Flow freely from the Fount above. 3 O, happy day! we live to see
How kind to men our God can be :
And Zion is divinely blessed. 4 Thy truth and loving kindness, Lord,
We will with holy songs record;
HYMN 240. C. M. [#]
God's Promises sure.
The mercies of the Lord,
How faithful is his word.
Shall firm as heaven endure;