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1 Mark the soft-falling snow,

And the diffusive rain ;
To heaven, from whence they fall,

They turn not back again,
But water earth through every pore,
And call forth all her secret store.


Arrayed in beauteous green,
The hills and vallies shine,
And man and beast are fed

By providence divine;
The harvest bows its golden ears,
The copious seed of future years.

So, saith the God of grace,
My gospel shall descend,
Almighty to effect

The purpose 1 intend;
Millions of souls shall feel its power,
And bear it down to millions more.


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1 The Spirit breathes upon the word,

And brings the truth to sight;
Precepts and promises afford

A sanctifying light.

2 A glory gilds the sacred page,

Majestic, like the sun:
It gives a light to every age;

It gives, but borrows none. 3 The hand that gave it still supplies

The gracious light and heat:
His truths upon the nations rise;

They rise, but never set:
4 Let everlasting thanks be Thine,

For such a bright display,
As makes a world of darkness shine

With beams of heavenly day. 5 My soul rejoices to pursue

The steps of him I love;
Till glory breaks upon my view,

In brighter worlds above.

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1 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

His tender, last farewell,
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed,

With us to dwell. 2 He came in tongues of living flame,

To teach, convince, subdue;
All-powerful as the wind He came,

As viewless too.

3 He came, sweet inflence to impart,

A gracious, willing guest,
While He can find one humble heart

Wherein to rest.
4 And His that gentle voice we hear,

Soft as the breath of even,
That checks each fault, that calms each fear,

And speaks of heaven. 5 And every virtue we possess,

And every victory won,
And every thought of holiness,

Are His alone.
6 Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness pitying see,
O make our hearts Thy dwelling-place,

And worthier Thee !

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1 Pour, blessed Gospel, glorious news for man!

Thy stream of life o'er springless deserts roll :
Thy bond of peace the mighty earth can span,

And make one brotherhood from pole to pole. 2 On, piercing Gospel, on/ of every heart,

In every latitude, thou own'st the key :
From their dull slumbers savage souls shall start,
With all their treasures first unlocked by thee!

3 Tread, kingly Gospel, through the nations tread!

With all the civil virtues in thy train :
Be all to thy blest freedom captive led;

And Christ, the true Emancipator, reign ! 4 Spread, giant Gospel, spread thy growing wings !

Gather thy scattered ones from every land:
Call home the wanderers to the King of kings :
Proclaim them all thine own; 't is Christ's

command !

232. L. M.

1 0 Spirit of the living God!

In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our benighted race.
2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love,

To preach the reconciling word;
Give power and unction from above,

Whene'er the joyful sound is heard. 3 Be darkness, at Thy coming, light;

Confusion, order in Thy path :
Souls without strength inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 4 O Spirit of the Lord I prepare

All the round earth her God to meet;
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air,
Till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh,

The triumphs of the Cross record ;
The name of Jesus glorify,
Till every kindred call him Lord.

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1 Around the throne of grace we meet,

In Pentecostal bands,
With Christian love each other greet,

And join our hearts and hands. 2 Now all as one, and one as all,

Faith, feelings, hopes the same, On our Lord Jesus Christ we call,

And glorify his name. 3 At once upon ten thousand flowers,

The morning sunbeams strike; Millions of blades of grass, Spring showers

Baptize from heaven alike.
4 So may the Sun of Righteousness

On our assembly shine,
And showers of consolation bless

Our souls with peace divine.
5 Hence, when we to our homes return,

Rejoicing let us say,
“ Did not our hearts within us burn,

While Christ went all our way?"

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