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3 In them Thou mayest be clothed and fed,
And visited and cheered;
And in their accents of distress
Thy pleading voice is heard.
4 Thy face with reverence and with love
We in Thy poor would see; •
For while we minister to them,
We do it, Lord, to Thee.
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1 TJELP U8, f) Lord, Thy yoke to wear,
JX Delighting in Thy perfect will;
Each other's burdens learn to bear,
And thus Thy law of love fulfil.
2 He that hath pity on the poor
Lendeth his substance to the Lord;
And lo! his recompense is sure,
For more than this shall be restored.
3 Teach us, with glad, ungrudging heart,
As Thou hast blessed our various store,
From our abundance to impart
A liberal portion to the poor.
4 To Thee our all devoted be,
In whom we breathe and move and live;
Freely we have received of Thee,
Freely may we rejoice to give.
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1 riOME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
\J And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart.
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2 Thy blessed unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light
The dulness of our blinded sight.
3 Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of Thy grace;
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where Thou art guide, no ill can come.
4 Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee of both to be but One,
That through the ages all along,
This may be our endless song;
Praise to Thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
1HO forth to toil; to spend, be spent;
\J Thy joy to do Thy Father's will:
It is the way the Master went;
And it must be the servant's still.
2 Go forth to toil: from day to day
Renew thy prayers, and toil again:
Men may not heed, men may not praise:
The Master will; and what are men?
3 Toil on, toil on ; rebuke, exhort,
Persuade, the wanderers home to win;
Go forth into the world's highway;
Entreat, compel them to come in.
4 Toil on, toil on: a little while,
And rest shall come in blissful skies;
Where thou, beyond thy thought, shalt see
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GOD, from Thee alone
Our earthly blessings flow;
What is there not Thine own,
Of all we prize below?
2 We are but stewards here;
Lord, may we faithful prove,
And what we hold most dear
Deny not to Thy love.
3 Awake, then, ye to whom
God has so freely given
To flee the sinner's doom,
And know the path to heaven;
4 Ye know the joyful news;
Hide not the blessed word:
Oh, how can ye refuse
To tell what ye have heard?
5 Ye know your Lord's command:
Ye have that ye may give
With ready heart and hand,
That others too may live.
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1 pOUR out Thy Spirit from on high;
I Lord, Thine assembled people bless;
Graces and gifts to each supply,
And clothe Thy priests with righteousness.
2 Within Thy temple when they stand,
To teach the truth, as taught by Thee,
Saviour, like stars in Thy right hand
Let all Thy Church's pastors be.
3 Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,
Firmness and meekness from above,
To bear Thy people in their heart,
And love the souls whom Thou dost love j
4 To watch and pray, and never faint;
By day and night their guard to keep,
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
Nourish Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep.
5 So, when their work is finished here,
They may in hope their charge resign;
So when their Master shall appear,
They may with crowns of glory shine.
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1 |?( BEAT God of Abraham, hear our prayer; \J Let Abraham's seed Thy mercy share: Oh may they now at length return,
And look on Him they pierced, and mourn!
2 Remember Jacob's flock of old;
Bring home the wanderers to Thy fold;
Thy grace, for Jesu's sake, accord,
Till Israel love and praise the Lord!
3 Though aliens still, estranged from Thee,
Cut off from their own olive-tree,
Oh let them not thus lost remain,
But spare, and graft them in again!
4 Lord, put Thy law within their hearts,
And write it on their inward parts;
The obscuring veil asunder smite,
Which hides Messiah from their sight.
5 Oh speed the day so long foretold,
When all mankind, one Shepherd's fold,
One house shall seek, one prayer shall pour,
And one Redeemer's name adore!
6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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1 AH, why should Israel's sons, once blessed,
\J Still roam the scorning world around,
Disowned of heaven, by man oppressed,
Outcasts from Zion's hallowed ground?
2 O God of Israel, view their race;
Back to Thy fold the wanderers bring;
Teach them to seek Thy slighted grace,
To hail in Christ their promised King.
3 The veil of darkness rend in twain,
That hides their Shiloh's glorious light;
The severed olive-branch again
To its own parent stock unite.
4 Haste, glorious day, expected long,
When Jew and Greek one prayer shall raise,
With eager feet one temple throng,
One God in holy anthems praise.
5 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the angel-host
Be praise and glory evermore.
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JP From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand