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OFFERTORIES FOR THE CHURCH.

Against false doctrine like a rock
To set the heart and face.

5. To all Thy Priests Thy Truth reveal,
And make Thy judgments clear;
Make Thou Thy Deacons full of zeal,
And humble and sincere.

6. Give to their flocks a lowly mind,
To hear and to obey;

That each and all may mercy find
At Thine appearing day! Amen.

OFFERTORIES FOR THE CHURCH.

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"Turn Thee again, Thou God of hosts, look down from heaven, behold and visit this Vine."-Ps. lxxx. 14.

135 CHIEF Shepherd of the chosen Fold, Who died'st to save Thy sheep,

And, dying, to the saints of old

Didst give the Truth to keep;

2. We and our sires have faithless been,
And wander'd far away;

Lord, Thou hast long our sorrow seen,-
O help us when we pray!

3. The holy Vine remember now,
Once planted, Lord, by Thee;

And let once more each spreading bough
Our land's first glory be.

4. Thy flock let faithful shepherds feed,
And still do Thou supply

Fresh sowers of the holy seed
In fields that desert lie.

5. O Jesu, for Thy lambs provide
The food of Life divine;

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From paths of sin their footsteps guide,
And keep them ever Thine.

6. Let Faith and Hope and Charity
Their radiance widely pour,

And Father, Son, and Spirit be
Our God for evermore!

Amen.

MISSIONS.

"Desire of Me and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for Thy possession."-Ps. ii. 8.

136 THOU, on Whom the Islands wait,
And Kingdoms far away,

Who midst the Gentiles shall be great,
Whom all men must obey:

2. Behold the lands where Satan reigns
Upon his cruel throne,

That sit in darkness and in chains,
And worship wood and stone.

3. Thine ancient heritage behold,
Thy faithful Abraham's seed,
And join them to the holy Fold,
Wherein Thy ransom❜d feed.

4. Far from the West bid hatred flee,
And unbelief and pride;

How long shall those that love not Thee,
Thy seamless Coat divide?

5. Forget not in Thy love the East,

Where first Thy Truth was spread;
Apostles there Thy Name confess'd,
And blessed martyrs bled.

6 Lead sinners from the paths of sin,
Let scorners hear Thy voice,

And let all wanderers come in,

And make Thy Church rejoice! Amen.

ISAIAH, ii. 2-6.

137 BEHOLD, the mountain of the Lord
In latter days shall rise
On mountain tops above the hills,
And draw the wond'ring eyes!

2. To this the joyful nations round,
All tribes and tongues, shall flow;
Up to the hill of God, they'll say,
And to His house we'll go.

3. The beam that shines from Zion hill
Shall lighten every land;

The King who reigns in Salem's tow'rs
Shall all the world command.

4. Among the nations He shall judge;
His judgments truth shall guide;
His sceptre shall protect the just,
And quell the sinner's pride.

5. Come then, O house of Jacob, come
To worship at His shrine;
And, walking in the light of God,
With holy beauties shine.

6. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God Whom we adore,

Be glory; as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

ZECH. ix. 10.

Amen.

138 JESUS shall reign where'er the sun

Doth his successive journeys run;

His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.
2. To Him shall fervent prayer be made,
To Him by princes honour paid;
To His blest Name shall incense rise
With ev'ry morning sacrifice.

3. People and realms of ev'ry tongue
Shall hail His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early praises of His Name.

4. Blessings abound where'er He reigns!
With joy the captive bursts his chains,
The weary find eternal rest,

And all the sons of want are blest.

5. Be everlasting glory Thine,

O Word made flesh, O Word divine;
To God the Father glory be,

And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen.

ROGATION DAYS.

"The Seed is the Word of God."-S. Luke, viii. 11.

139 GOD, by Whom the seed is giv'n,
By Whom the harvest blest;

Whose word, like manna shower'd from
Is planted in our breast.

2. Preserve it from the passing feet,
And plund'rers of the air,
The sultry sun's intenser heat,

And weeds of worldly care!

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3. Though buried deep, or thinly strewn, Do Thou Thy grace supply:

The hope in earthly furrows sown
Shall ripen in the sky.

4. 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.

PROPER FOR HARVEST.

"Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness; and Thy clouds drop fatness."-Ps. lxv. 12.

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ORD of the Harvest, once again

We thank Thee for the ripen'd grain, For crops safe garner'd, sent to cheer Thy servants through another year; For all sweet, holy thoughts, supplied By Seed-time, and by Harvest-tide. 2. The bare dead grain, in autumn sown, Its robe of vernal green puts on; Glad from its wintry grave it springs, Fresh garnish'd by the King of Kings; So, Lord, to those who sleep in Thee, Shall new and glorious bodies be. 3. Nor vainly of Thy word we ask A lesson from the reaper's task: So shall Thine angels, at the last, The tares into the furnace cast; The righteous then, with light divine, Shall in their Father's kingdom shine. 4. Daily, O Lord, our pray'rs are said, As Thou hast taught, for daily bread: But not alone our bodies feed, Supply our fainting spirits' need:

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