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"And I saw heaven opened, and rehold, a white horse; and He That sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war... And the armies which were in heaven followed Him."-Rev. xix 11,

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129 THE Son of God goes forth to war,
A kingly crown to gain:

His blood-red banner streams afar !
Who follows in His train?

2. The Martyr first, whose eagle eye
Could pierce beyond the grave;
Who saw his Master in the sky,
And call'd on Him to save:

3. Like Him, with pardon on his tongue
In midst of mortal pain,

He pray'd for them that did the wrong!
Who follows in his train?

4 A glorious band, the chosen few
On whom the Spirit came;
Twelve valiant Saints, their hope they knew
And mock'd the Cross and flame.

5. They met the tyrant's brandish'd steel,
The lion's gory mane;

They bow'd their necks the death to feel!
Who follows in their train?

6. A noble army, men and boys,
The matron and the maid,
Now in the Saviour's light rejoice,
In robes of white arrayed.

7. They climb'd the steep ascent of heav'n,
Through peril, toil, and pain;

O God! to us may grace be giv'n
To follow in their train!

Amen.

"Their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.-Rom. x. 18.

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'H' eternal gifts of Christ the King,

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Th' Apostles' glorious deeds we sing,
And while to heav'n we lift our praise,
Let holy joy our hearts up-raise!
2. For they the Church's leaders are,
The victors in the holy war,

Of heavenly courts the warriors bright;
On earth reflecting Christ's pure light.
3. In them the steadfast faith of Saints,
The unconquer'd hope that never faints,
The love of Christ, that knows not shame,
The Prince of this world overcame.
4. In them the Father's glory shone,
In them the will of God the Son,
In them the Spirit triumphs still,
And heav'n's high courts rejoicings fill.
5. Redeemer, grant us, of Thy love,
That with this glorious band above,
Hereafter, of Thine endless grace,
Thy servants also may have place!
6. O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

"And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads."Gen. ii. 10.

131 FOUR streams through happy Eden flow u,
While Eden yet was man's abode;
The land through which their waters roll'd
Was rich in jewels and in gold.

2. And so, amid this world of ill,
God hath a happy garden still,
With many a precious flow'r and root,
And many a fruit-tree yielding fruit.
3. Its need He evermore supplies
With four bright streams, that in it rise;
'The doctrine of the Holy Four,

That east and west His Gospel bore.

4. Theirs is the truth that cannot lie, Theirs is the strength that cannot die ; But, when the wrath of men is past, Shall conquer and shall reign at last. 5. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, angelic host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

HEBREWS, xii. 1-13.

132 BEHOLD, what witnesses unseen
Encompass us around,

Men once like us by suff'ring tried,
In suff'ring faithful found.

2. Let us, with zeal like theirs inspir'd,
Pursue the Christian race;

And, freed from each encumb'ring weight,
Their holy footsteps trace.

3. Behold a Witness nobler far,
Who trod affliction's path;
Jesus, at once the Finisher

And Author of our faith.

4. He, for the joy before Him set,
So wondrous was His love

Endur'd the Cross, despis'd the shame,
And now He reigns above.

5. If He the scorn of wicked men
With patience did sustain,

Becomes it those for whom He died
To murmur or complain?

6. O, let our hearts no more despond,
Our hands be weak no more;
Still let us trust our Father's love,
His wisdom still adore!

7. O holy blessed Three in One,
To us Thy light be given,

That we the paths of death may shun,
And keep the way to heaven.

Amen.

SEASONS.

EMBER SEASONS.

THE CHURCH AND HER MINISTRY.

"He breathed on them and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost."--S. John xx. 22.

133 L

ORD, pour Thy Spirit from on high,

And Thine ordained servants 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 love impart,
Firmness, and meekness, from above,

To bear Thy people in their heart,

And love the souls whom Thou dost love; 4. To watch, and pray, and never faint,

By day and night their guard to keep,
To warn the sinner, form the saint,

To feed Thy lambs, and tend Thy sheep. 5. So, when their work is finish'd here,

They may in hope their charge resign:
So, when their Master shall appear,
They may with crowns of glory shine.
6. To God the Father glory be,

And to His Sole-begotten Son;
Glory, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,

While everlasting ages run. Amen.

"The harvest truly is plenteous, but the Labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth Labourers into His harvest."- S. Matt. ix. 37, 38.

134 THE earth, O Lord, is one great field
Of all Thy chosen seed;

The crop prepar'd its fruit to yield;
The Labourers few indeed!

2. Therefore we come before Thee now,
By fasting and by pray'r,
Beseeching, of Thy love, that Thou

Would'st send more Labourers there.

3. Not for our land alone we pray,
Though that above the rest;
The realms and islands far away,
O, let them all be blest!

4. Endue the Bishops of Thy flock
With wisdom and with grace,

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