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2 With mouth and hand I give to thee 665.*
Myself as thy own booty,
O MAY the witness-spirit rest,
Lord, on thy congregation,
May godly zeal inspire each breast
To publish thy salvation;
We gladly promise faithfulness
To do what we are able;
Sufficient is for us thy grace,
Which doth support the feeble.
O LORD, we highly magnify With true christian courage, to act in And bless thy saving Jesus' name: thy name;
The love that prompted thee to die May we in thy blessed work always We will to all mankind proclaim; abound,
Thou bidst the sparks of grace arise, And let with success all our labor be
Which kindle many a lifeless heart; crown'd.
Thou hear'st the needy sinner's cries, 2 Give grace, that as brethren we And pardon freely dost impart, join hands in love,
2 If we are to thy cause but true,
Upright, obedient to thy will,
Enabling grace thou wilt bestow,
Thy thoughts of peace in us fulfil. sland,
In all things we may trust thy grace, To sow, or to reap, at thy call and
And rest on thy almighty arm; command.
Keep thou our souls in constant peace,
And shelter us from ev'ry harm.
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May our experience daily show,
That in our weakness, thro' thy aid,
Be servants pleasing unto thee?
But we can by experience sing,
Thy word hath pow'r and fruit doth 664.* T. 155.
bring. FIT us for thy service, Lord,
3 Ah, could we preach in ev'ry place
Our Saviour's boundless love and
That thousands who are yet enslav’d,
Might in these gospel-times be sav'd! To thy praise;
4 There's but a small beginning made, Make us in thy service stable,
The earth is still o'ercast with shade: Willing, lively, faithful, able, Break forth, thou Sun of righteousness, Till in thee we end our race. And spread thy all-enliv'ning rays !
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5. Whene'er we to mankind proclaim 3 O Lord, before us go;
Convince each human heart,
That thou our Saviour art.
Our weakness well thou know'st,
Of nothing we can boast
And know, thou art our Lord !
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Aided, O Lord, by thee;
The things which purpos’d are
Forgive whate'er is wrong,
6 Our weak endeavors bless, Thy boundless mercy show to ev'ry Thou Workman great and wise !
And crown them with success. creature; With old and young thy gracious aim Who shall thy work despise ? obtain ;
A tool that's us'd by thee Thy pray’rs and tears can never plead Can wonders do, we see.
in vain. 2. Thy glorious gospel spread thro'
670,* ev'ry nation,
THE Lord himself gave forth the word, Give us an open door, thy saving name We preach mostgladly Christ the Lord. In the most distant regions to proclaim, May thousands, Lord, thy voice obey, With pow'r and with the Spirit's de- And turn to thee without delay; monstration;
To those who hear us grant an open ear, And grant us joyfully to feed by faith And when we point thee out, do thou In peace 'upon the merits of thy death.
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That, in the earth's remotest parts, THINK on our brethren, Lord,
The love of God to all mankind Who preach the gospel-word
Be preach'd to heathen base and blind; In spirit free and bold,
For Jesus saves from sin all who believe, In hanger, heat, and cold:
And th offer'd pardon in his blood re
ceive, Thou art their Strength and Shield, Help them to win the field.
671. 2 Give as an open door, And spirit, grace and pow'r,
As 'twas of old, we now may trace, To tell what thou hast done'
In these most blessed times of grace, For mankind to atone,
How the reviving gospel-sound That thus in ev'ry place
Of blood-bought grace is spreading We may declare thy grace.
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We see with joy the work of God in-/2 O might we clearly trace,
In these blest times of crease,
grace, And thousands who thro' Jesus find re 'Mongst the brethren's people lease.
In each a willingness
To be the Lord's disciple,
To spend life and blood
In the cause of God. :/:
God's Son and Heir,
Who to us came,
And bore :ll: our sin and shame,
2 Hereby we stand, ::
With life in hand,
Us help afford
In ev'ry land; :/:
O LORD, command us what we are
to do, 3 That mystery from ages seald
Where thou wilt call us we desire to go, God, by his Spirit, hath reveald,
Because thy orders do imply success, That heav'nly thrones and pow'rs To break thro' roads we else could might know
never pass. God's wisdom by the church below. 4 Tho' hated, tho' despis’d and mean, Where Satan bears the sway in hea
2 May many wild uncultivated parts, Yet while we on thy mercy lean, Let nations
thens' hearts, rage,
let devils roar,
Bear fruit abundantly to thee, O Lord,
CHRIST JESUS is that precious grain Bring your supplications
Which fell into the ground and dy'd, *Fore him with one accord,
Now since he for our sins was slain,
But, for the travail of his soul,
His seed appears from pole to pole.
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'Midst tempests and billows, and thro' Go, witness of the suff?ring The seeds of the gospel 'mongst heaof Christ, who as our offring
then to sow.
680. T. 590. And spread his gospel far and near.
LORD, to thy people aid dispense,
Their Shield and Portion be,
And let their lives the world convince YE who know the Lord,
That they belong to thee:
Extend thy help to distant parts,
Thy servants send to call, Still to many a heathen nation;
Reveal thy grace to heathens' hearts;
Thy grace extend to all.
T. 195 WITH fire and with spirit endow'd LORD GOD, our Salvation ! ev'ry moment,
Let thy grace and favor
Be our blessed function;
Purchas'd by thy passion.
XXXIII. Hymns for Festival Days and solemn Meetings.
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thy praise :
OWN thy congregation,
O thou slaughter'd Lamb!
* In thy holy name;
Whóm thou by thy blood
And brought nigh to God.
For these many years,
And our grateful tears;
To obey thy voice,
Be our only choice.
3 Church, who art arrayed
Without thee all our meetings would
And soon become a custom dead and
old. Be both now and ever
2 Thou canst alone to us true life By his blood kept clean,
impart, And in all thy members
Canst comfort, bless and cheer each May his grace be seen.
We are assembled here before thy face 684.* T. 155.
To take out of thy fulness grace fog SLAUGHTER'D Lamb, Immanuel,
grace, Who hast gained our salvation, 3 Lord Jesus, be for evermore ador'd, By thy passion,
We thee confess our Master, Head Ah! we give thee thanks and praise
and Lord; For thy grace ;
Thy faithfulness each day and hour Grant, that we may all inherit
we prove, The anointing of thy Spirit,
Grant us to live for thee, constrain'd Which instructs us what to do.
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CHOSEN souls, who now assemble
Under Christ's protecting care; As thy bride,
Tho' you're weak, your foes must tremMay our walk and conversation If by him you guarded are. [ble, Be a striking demonstration: Of his goodness-bear ye witness : That thou dwell'st and walk'st in us. Know ye not your high vocation,
As the Lord's own congregation ? 3 Lord, for grace we thee intreat, Grace, the anchor firm and stable
2 To his name give thanks and praises, Of the feeble;
Him with deepest awe adore;
May his people in all places
Join t'exalt him evermore ;
Christ, our Saviour,-be for ever
And the God of your salvation. 4. God with us, we vow to thee
3 Hernhut,* the Most High's own Due allegiance now and ever ;
May thy walls be without fracture, Take the hand,
Sprinkled be thy gates with blood;
God's election and protection
Founded and maintain our union,
Christ's the ground of our communion.
4 May this place exist no longer
Than, Lord Jesus, thy own hand,
Uncontrollid, rules in its border,
May we by thee-be found worthy,
That some fruit may be produced. * The first congregation of the renewed church of the United Brethren.