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4 Here may his doctrines drop like rain,
His speech like Hermon's dew distil,
Ripe for the harvest, waits thy will.
Or pain, or toil, or years oppressed
C. M. FROTHINGHAM.
Ere nature was begun,
Thy Spirit and thy Son.
The heathens' rage and scoff;
" The Lamb the Light thereof." 3 Thy Christ hath reached his heavenly seat,
Through sorrows and through scars;
And in his hand the stars.
With his rebuke and love,
from worlds above.
The mysteries he reveals,
* Rev. ii. 1.
646. L. M. FROTHINGHAM.
For an Ordination.
Whose word is truth, whose name is love. 2 That truth be with the heart believed,
Of all who seek this sacred place;
Our spirit's light, thy Spirit's grace. 3 That love its holy influence pour,
To keep us meek, and make us free,
Round each with all, and all with thee. 4 Direct and guard the youthful strength
Devoted to thy Son this day;
O’er man's defects, and time's decay. 5 Send down its angel to our side
Send in its calm upon the breast;
647. C. M. H. WARE.
On opening an Organ. 1 All nature's works his praise declare
To whom they all belong; There is a voice in every star, In every breeze a song.
2 Sweet music fills the world abroad
With strains of love and power; The stormy sea sings praise to God
The thunder and the shower. 3 To God the tribes of ocean cry,
And birds upon the wing;
Their tuneful tribute bring. 4 Like them let man the throne surround,
With them loud chorus raise, While instruments of loftiest sound
Assist his feeble praise.
Our voices and our skill;
To speak alone thy will.
To lift our souls on high;
Let earth-born passion die.
648. C. M. DODDRIDGE.
For a Meeting of Ministers 1 LET Zion's watchmen all awake,
And take the alarm they give; Now let them, from the mouth of God,
Their solemn charge receive.
The pastor's care demands;
And filled a Saviour's hands.
3 All to the great tribunal haste,
The account to render there;
Lord! how should we appear? 4 May they, that Jesus whom they preach,
Their own Redeemer see;
That they may watch for thee.
649. L. M. Mason.
God Reflected in Christ.
And by thine offspring here unknown,
Hast set thine image in thy Son.
O'erwhelms and pains our feeble sight,
When shining with reflected light, 3 So in thy Son, thy power divine,
Thy wisdom, justice, truth, and love,
Reflected from thy throne above 4 O thou, at whose almighty word,
Fair light at first from darkness shone,
And trace the Father in the Son.
With love and admiration view,
650. H. M. PRATT'S COLL.
And chase the shades of night,
And hide the sacred light;
On all the nations, Lord !
The preaching of thy word;
To all our fallen race,
The temple of thy grace;
651. 7 & 6s. M. Bp. HEBER.
Missionary Hymn. 1 FROM Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strand, Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand; From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain, They call us to deliver
Their land from error's chain.