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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.

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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 !

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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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