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Several of the sonnets, and many of the hymns and occasional verses, have appeared in the Sunday Magazine,'Good Words,' and other periodicals.

Having mentioned the honoured name of Lord Selborne, I would take this occasion of rendering to him a public acknowledgment of the kindness which has turned for me circumstances of trial, too notorious to require further allusion to them, into a subject of congratulation.

If in the retirement of a village Rectory I shall find heart and leisure to attempt something further in the way of hymn-writing, I shall owe, in great measure, to that distinguished hymnologist, under God, both the time and the encouragement.

H. D.

GENEVA : February 17, 1873.

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HYMNS AND VERSES.

MISSIONARY HYMNS.

I.

LORD, her watch thy Church is keeping;

When shall earth thy rule obey ? When shall end the night of weeping ?

When shall break the promised day?
See the whitening harvest languish,

Waiting still the labourers' toil;
Was it vain-thy Son's deep anguish ?

Shall the strong retain the spoil ?

Tidings sent to every creature

Millions yet have never heard : Can they hear without a preacher ?

Lord Almighty, give the word !

B

Give the word ; in every nation

Let the Gospel trumpet sound, Witnessing a world's salvation

To the earth's remotest bound.

Then the end : thy Church completed,

All thy chosen gathered in, With their King in glory seated,

Satan bound, and banished sin: Gone for ever parting, weeping,

Hunger, sorrow, death, and pain :Lo ! her watch thy Church is keeping,

Come, Lord Jesus, come to reign

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