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On Sharon's fertile plains, once shone

The glory, pure and bright:
2 From thence its mild and cheering ray

Stream'd forth from land to land;
And empires now behold its day;

And still its beams expand.
3 Its brightest splendours, darting west,

Our happy shores illume;
Our farther regions, once unblest,

Now like a garden bloom:
4 But ah! our deserts deep and wild

See not this heav'nly sight;
No sacred beams, no radiance mild,

Dispel their dreary night.
5 Thou, who didst lighten Zion's hill,
On Carmel who

didst shine,
Our deserts let thy glory fill,

Thy excellence divine !
6 Like Lebanon, in tow'ring pride,

May all our forests smile;
And may our borders blossom wide,

Like Sharon's fruitful soil.

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HYMN 107.

(11. 6.)
1 ROM 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.
2 What though the spicy breezes

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle;
Though ev'ry prospect pleases,

And only man is vile:
In vain with lavish kindness

The gifts of God are strewn;
The Heathen in his blindness

Bows down to wood and stone.
3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,

Shall we, to men benighted

The lamp of life deny ?
Salvation ! oh, Salvation !

The joyful sound proclaim,
Till each remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name! 4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,

And you, ye waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,

It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o'er our ransom'd nature

The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.
HYMN 108.

(L. M.) For the Jews. 1 ISOWN'D of heav'n, by man opprest,

Outcasts from Zion's hallow'd ground, Wherefore should Israel's sons, once blest,

Still roam the scorning world around? 2 Lord ! visit thy forsaken race,

Back to thy fold the wand'rers bring; Teach them to seek thy slighted grace,

And hail in Christ their promis'd King. 3 The veil of darkness rend in twain

Which hides their Shiloh's glorious light; The sever'd olive branch again

Firm to its parent stock unite. 4 Hail, glorious day, expected long !

When Jew and Greek one pray’r shall pour; With eager feet one temple throng, With grateful praise one God adore. HYMN 109.

(iv. 1.)
1 HOW wondrous, and great

Thy works, God of praise !
How just, King of saints,

And true, are thy ways !
Oh! who shall not fear thee,

And honour thy name!

COME let our voices


Thou only art holy,

Thou only supreme!
2 To nations long dark

Thy light shall be shown;
Their worship and vows

Shall come to thy throne:
Thy truth and thy judgments

Shall spread all abroad,
Till earth's ev'ry people

Confess thee their God.
HYMN 110.



In one glad song of praise;
To God, the God of love,
Our grateful hearts we raise:

To God alone your praise belongs;
His love demands your earliest songs.

2 Now we are taught to read

The book of life divine;
Where our Redeemer's love,
And brightest glories shine:

To God alone the praise is due,
Who sends his word to us and

3 Within these hallow'd walls,

Our wand’ring feet are brought;
Where pray'r and praise ascend,
And heav'nly truths are taught:

To God alone your offrings bring;
Here in his church his praises sing.

4 For blessings such as these,

Our gratitude receive;

Lord, here accept our hearts,
'Tis all that we can give:

Great God, accept their infant songs;
To thee alone their praise belongs.

5 Lord, bid this work of love

Be crown'd with meet success;
May thousands yet unborn,

This institution bless :
Thus shall the praise resound to thee,
Now, and through all eternity.

HYMN 111. (11. 1.) 1 LORY to the Father give,

God in whom we move and live;
Children's pray’rs he deigns to hear,

Children's songs delight his ear. 2 Glory to the Son we bring,

Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King;
Children, raise your sweetest strain

To the Lamb, for he was slain. 3 Glory to the Holy Ghost,

He reclaims the sinner lost;
Children's minds may he inspire,

Touch their tongues with holy fire. 4 Glory in the highest be

To the blessed Trinity,
For the Gospel from above,
For the word that “ God is love."
HYMN 112.

(c. m.)



WHEN Jesus left his heav'nly throne,

Like us unhonour'd and unknown,

He came to dwell on earth :
2 Like him, may we be found below

In wisdom's paths of peace;
Like him, in grace and knowledge grow

As years and strength increase.
3 Sweet were his words and kind his look,

When mothers round him press'd;

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Their infants in his arms he took,

And on his bosom bless'd: 4 Safe from the world's alluring harms,

Beneath his watchful eye, O, thus encircled in his arms, May we for ever lie! HYMN 113.

(L. M.) ORD, how delightful 'tis to see

A whole assembly worship thee: At once they sing, at once they prayi

They hear of heav'n, and learn the way. 2 I have been there, and still would go,

'Tis like a little heav'n below;
Not all that earth and sin can say,

Shall tempt me to forget this day. 3 O write upon my mem’ry, Lord,

The text and doctrine of thy word;
That I may break thy laws no more,

But love thee better than before.
4 With thoughts of Christ and things divine,

Fill up this sinful heart of mine;
That hoping pardon through his blood,
I may lie down and wake with God.
HYMN 114.

(c. m.) 1 ERCY, descending from above,

In softest accents pleads; O may

each tender bosom move, When mercy intercedes ! 2 Children our kind protection claim,

And God will well approve, When infants learn to lisp his name,

And their Creator love. 3 Delightful work! young souls to win,

And turn the rising race From the deceitful paths of sin,

To seek their Saviour's face.
4 Almighty God! thine influence shed

To aid this blest design;
The honour of thy name be spread,

And all the glory thine.


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