i>;5 MISSIONARY CHANT. L. M.
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I. When.marshall'd on the nightly plain, The glitt'ring hosts be - stud the sky,
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One star a lone, of all the train, Can fix the sin-ner's wand'ring eye.
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The Star of Bethlehem. L. M.
I When, marshall'd on the nightly plain,
The glitt'ring hosts bestud the sky,
One star alone, of all the train,
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.
2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks,
From every host, from everv gem ;
But one alone the Saviour's speaks—
It is the Star of Bethlehem!
3 Once on the raging seas I rode;
The storm was loud, the night was dark;
The ocean yawned, and rudelv blow'd
The wind that tossed my foundering bark.
4 Deep honor then my vitals froze;
I icath struck, I ceas'd the tide to stem;
When suddenly a star arose—
It was the Star of Bethlehem !
5 It was my guide, my light, mine all ;
It bide my dark foreboding cease ;
And, through the storm and danger's thrall,
It led me to the port of peace.
6 Now, safely moor'd, mv perils o'er,
I'll sing, first in night's diadem,
Forever, and fur evermore—
The Star—the Star of Bethlehem !
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94 Believe and be saved. L. M.
Jidm iii. 16, i 7. i.S.
I Not to condemn the sons of men,
Di<l Christ, the Son of God, appear:—
No weap >ns in his hands are s.-r n.
No flaming swor I, nor thunder there.
2 Such was the pity of our God,—
He lov'd the race of man so well,—
He sent his Son. to bear our load
Of sins, and save our souls from hell.
3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's word;
Trust in his mighty name, and live:
A thousand joys his lips afford;
His hands a thousand blessings give.
4 But vengeance and damnation lies
(>n rebels who refuse his grace ;
Who God's eternal Son despise,
The hottest hell shall be their place.
94l> [Words Ed.] L. M.
I Eternal Spirit, we confess
And sing the wonders of thy grace ;
Thy power conveys our blessing; down
From God the Father and the Son.
2 Enlightened by thine heavenlv rav,
( hir shades and darkness turn to day ;
Thine inward teachings make us know
< >ur danger and our refuge too,
3 Thy power and glory work within.
And break the chains of reignincr sin •
Our wild, imperious lusts subdue,
And form our wretched hearts anew.
4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice.
Thy cheering words awake our jovs-
Thy words allay tin- -tormy wind,
And calm the surges of the mind.