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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,

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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!"


Let all his saints rejoice at this,
The kingdoms of the world are his!
Hallelujah! Amen!

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

Thou shalt cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound.-

HARK! the solemn trumpet sounding,
Loud proclaims the Jubilee!
'Tis the voice of grace abounding,
Grace to sinners rich and free:
Ye, who know the joyful sound,
Publish it to all around.

2 Is the name of JESUS precious?
Does his love your spirits cheer?
Do you find him kind and gracious,
Still removing doubt and fear?
Think, that what he is to you,
Such he'll be to others too.

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3 Were you once at awful distance, Wand'ring from the fold of GOD? Could no arm afford assistance;

Nothing save but JESU's blood? Think, how many still are found Strangers to the joyful sound! Brethren, join in supplication,

Join to plead before the Lord;

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'Tis his arm that brings salvation,
He alone can give the word.
Father, let thy kingdom come,
Bring thy wand'ring outcasts home.

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The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy GOD thy glory. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. ISAIAH IX. 19, 21.

COME, divine IMMANUEL, Come:
Take possession of thy home:
Now thy mercy's wings expand,
Stretch throughout the happy land.

2 Carry on thy victory,

Spread thy rule from sea to sea;
Call in all thy rausom'd race,
Cause the world to "know thy grace.'

50 that every soul might be Totally subdu'd to thee!


3 Take the purchase of thy blood, Bring us to a pard'ning GoD ; Give us eyes to see our day, Hearts the glorious truth t' obey. 4 Ears to hear the Gospel sound, "Grace doth more than sin abound;" GOD appeas'd, and man forgiv'n, Peace on earth and joy in heav'n.

O that all in thee might know
Everlasting life below.

6 Now thy mercy's wings expand,
Stretch throughout the happy land;
Tako possession of thy home,
Come, Divine IMMANUEL, come!

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

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace, day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.-ISAIAH lxii. 6, 7.

LOOK down, O God, with pitying eye, And view the desolations round; See what wide realms in darkness lie; And hurl their idols to the ground! 2 Loud let the gospel-trumpet blow, And call the nations from afar Let all the isles their SAVIOUR know, And earth's remotest ends draw near!


3 Triumphant here let Jesus reign,

And bow all hearts to his command:
While all the graces of his train
Adorn our church, adorn our land.
4 On all our souls let grace descend,

Like heav'nly dew in copious show'rs;
That we may call our God our friend,
And hail thy" great salvation" ours!

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