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ALMIGHTY God of love,

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      S.M. Isaiah lxvi. 19,20.
      1 ALMIGHTY God of love,
      Set up the attracting sign,
      And summon whom thou dost approve
      For messengers divine;
      From favoured Abraham's seed
      The new apostles choose,
      In isles and continents to spread
      The dead-reviving news.

      2 Them, snatched out of the flame,
      Through every nation send,
      The true Messiah to proclaim,
      The universal friend;
      That all the God unknown
      May learn of Jews to adore,
      And see thy glory in thy Son,
      Till time shall be no more.

      3 O that the chosen band
      Might now their brethren bring,
      And, gathered out of every land,
      Present to Zion's King!
      Of all the ancient race
      Not one be left behind,
      But each, impelled by secret grace,
      His way to Canaan find.

      4 We know it must be done,
      For God hath spoke the word:
      All Israel shall the Saviour own,
      To their first state restored;
      Rebuilt by his command,
      Jerusalem shall rise;
      Her temple on Moriah stand
      Again, and touch the skies.

      5 Send then thy servants forth,
      To call the Hebrews home;
      From East, and West, and South, and North,
      Let all the wanderers come;
      Where'er in lands unknown
      The fugitives remain,
      Bid every creature help them on,
      Thy holy mount to gain.

      6 An offering to their God,
      There let them all be seen,
      Sprinkled with water and with blood,
      In soul and body clean;
      With Israel's myriads sealed,
      Let all the nations meet,
      And show the mystery fulfilled,
      Thy family complete!

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