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5 Then shall each age and rank agree
United shouts of joy to raise;
And Zion, made a praise by thee,
To thee shall render back the praise.

224. The Extension of the Church. 8-7-4.

Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into thy lips; therefore GOD hath blessed thee for ever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.-PSALM xlv. 2, 3.

LET us sing the King Messiah,

King of Righteousness and Peace;
Hail him, all his happy subjects;
Never let his praises cease!
Ever hail him;
Let his honours still increase!

2 How transcendent are thy glories; Fairer than the sons of men ; While thy blessed mediation

Brings us back to God again! Blest REDEEMER, How we triumph in thy reign! 3 Gird thy sword on, mighty conq'ror; Make thy word of truth thy car, Prosper in thy course triumphant; All success attend thy war! Gracious Victor, Spread thro' all the earth thy fear!

4 Blest are all that touch thy sceptre,
Blest are all that own thy reign!
Freed from sin, that worst of tyrants;
Rescu'd from its galling chain!
Saints and angels,
All who know thee, bless thy name.

225. For the Extension of the Church. 148th.

And in thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth, and meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.-PSALM xlv. 4, 5.

GIRD on thy conq'ring sword,
Ascend thy shining car,
And march, Almighty Lord,
To wage thy holy war;
Before his wheels,

In glad surprise,
Ye vallies, rise,
And sink, ye hills.

2 JESUS, before thy face

Millions of foes shall fall,
The captives of thy grace,
That grace which conquers all.
The world shall know,
Great King of Kings,
What wond'rous things
Thine arm can do.

3 Here to my waiting soul
Bend thy triumphant way;
Here ev'ry foe controul,
And all thy pow'r display;
My heart thy throne,
Blest JESUS, see,
Submit to thee,
To thee alone.

226. The Extension of the Church among the Jews. 112th.

Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved. ROMANS xi. 25, 26.

FATHER of faithful Abra'm, hear

Our earnest suit for Abra'm's seed! Justly they claim a fervent pray'r,

From us adopted in their stead; Who mercy, through their fall, obtain; And CHRIST by their rejection gain! 2 Outcast from thee, and scatter'd wide, Through ev'ry nation under Heav'n, Blaspheming whom they crucified, Unsav'd, unpity'd, unforgiv'n; Branded like Cain, they bear their load; Abhorr'd of men, and curs'd of God.


3 But hast thou finally forsook, For ever cast thine own away? Wilt thou not bid the murd❜rers look On him they pierc'd, and weep, and pray?

Yes, gracious Lord, thy word is past; All Israel shall be sav'd at last."

4 Come then, thou great Deliv'rer, come, The veil from Jacob's heart remové: Receive thine ancient people home;

That, quicken'd by thy dying love, The world may their reception view, And give to God the glory due!

227 The Extension of the Church among the Jews. 8-8-6.

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him.-ZECH. xii. 10.

THE promise we for Israel plead:
O that the once beloved seed

Back to their Lord might come!
Now bid them look on thee and mourn;
Where'er dispers'd, collect and turn,
And bring thy wand'rers home!
2 To Jews the Gospel-faith impart,
And pastors after thy own heart,

Thine ancient flock to feed
With knowledge of the crucify'd,
The Lord who by their malice dy'd,
And suffer'd in their stead!

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

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make strait in the desert a highway for our GOD.-ISAIAH xl. 3.

LO, he comes! let all adore him :

'Tis the GoD of Grace and Truth! Go, prepare the way before him;

Make the rugged places smooth.
Lo! he comes, the mighty Lord:
Great his work, and his reward!
2 Let the vallies all be raised:

Go, and make the crooked straight!
Let the mountains be abased;

Let all nature change its state!
Through the desert make a road:
Make a highway for our God!

3 Through the desert GoD is going,-
Through the desert waste and wild;
Where no goodly plant is growing;
Where no verdure ever smil'd.
But the desert shall be glad,
And with verdure soon be clad.

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