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And makes their sorrows cease:
From toil and strife they there repose,
And dwell secure from all their foes,
In everlasting peace.

5 [Sweet hope! it makes the coward brave;
It makes a freeman of the slave,
And bids the sluggard rise:
It lifts a worm of earth on high;
Provides him wings, and makes him fly
To mansions in the skies.]


* The Extension of the Church. 7-7-8.

The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell. Then shalt thou say in thine heart, who hath begotten me these?-ISAIAH xlix. 20, 21.

"GIVE us room that we may dwell"
Zion's children cry aloud:
See their numbers how they swell,
How they gather like a cloud :
Go and tell the joyful story:
'Tis the day of Zion's glory.

2 O how bright the morning seems!
Brighter from so dark a night:
Zion is like one that dreams,

Fill'd with wonder and delight:

* This and the Hymns to the end of the Section are appropriate to Missionary meetings.

Zion's night of grief is ended:
Zion of her Goo befriended.

3 Zion, now arise and shine;

Lo! thy light from heav'n is come: These that crowd from far are thine: Give thy sons and daughters room. Sorrow from thy cup is taken; Thou shalt be no more forsaken. 4 Lo! thy sun goes down no more; God himself will be thy light: All that caus'd thee grief before, Buried lies in endless night. Earthly pomp is short and wasting, Thine is glory everlasting.

217. The Extension of the Church. L.M.

He shall have dominion also from sea to sea: all nations shall serve him: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.-PSALM lxxii. 8, 11, 17.

JESUS shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journies run :
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 To him shall endless pray'r be made,
And princes throng to crown his head:
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise,
With ev'ry morning sacrifice.

3 People and realms of ev'ry tongue

Dwell on his love with sweetest song;

And infant voices shall proclaim, Their early blessings on his name. 4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns; The pris'ner leaps to lose his chains: The weary find eternal rest;

And all the sons of want are blest.

5 Where he displays his healing pow'r,
Death and the curse are known no more:
In him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.
6 Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honours to our King:
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen!

218. The Extension of the Church. C.M.

O sing unto the Lord all the earth, Sing unto the Lord, bless his name: show forth his salvation from day to day. PSALM xcvi. 1, 2.

SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,
Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue;

His new-discover'd grace demands
A new and nobler


2 Say to the nations-JESUS reigns,
GOD's own Almighty Son;
His pow'r the sinking world sustains,
And grace surrounds his throne.

3 Behold he comes! he comes to bless The nations as their God;

To show the world his righteousness,
And send his truth abroad.

4 But when his voice shall raise the dead,
And bid the world draw near,
How will the guilty nations dread,
To see their Judge appear!

5 Now may all lands their guilt confess, And JESU's name adore;

His throne with prayer and praise ad-
And trust his saving pow'r. [dress,

219. The extension of the Church.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.-PSALm lxvii. 2.


RISE, gracious GOD, and shine
In all thy saving might,

And prosper each design

To spread thy glorious light.

Let healing streams of mercy flow,
That all the earth thy truth may know.

O bring the nations near,

That they may sing thy praise!

Let all the people hear,

And learn thy holy ways:

Reign, mighty GOD; assert thy cause,
And govern by thy righteous laws.


Exert thy glorious power;
The nations then will see,
And earth present her store,
In converts born of thee.

GOD,our ownGod, his church will bless,
And earth shall yield her full increase.

220. The Extension of the Church. L.M. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O Most Mighty, with thy Glory and thy Majesty.-PSALM xlv. 3.

JESUS, immortal King, go on:
The glorious day will soon be won;
Thine enemies prepare to flee,
And leave a conquer'd world to thee.
2 Gird on thy sword, victorious Chief;
The captive sinner's sole relief:
Cast the Usurper from his throne;
And make the universe thine own.

3 Thy footsteps, Lord, with joy we trace,
And mark the conquests of thy grace;
Finish the work thou hast begun;
And let thy will on earth be done.
4 Then shall contending nations rest,
For love shall reign in ev'ry breast;
Weapons for war design'd shall cease;
Or then be implements of peace.

5 Hark! how the hosts triumphant sing? "The Lord Omnipotent is King!"

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