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3 After my lowly Lord to go,
And wait upon thy saints below;
Enjoy the grace to angels given,
And serve the royal heirs of heaven.
4 Lord, if I now thy drawings feel,
And ask according to thy will,
Confirm the prayer, the seal impart,
And speak the answer to my heart.
5 Tell me, or thou shalt never go,-
Thy prayer is heard; it shall be so:

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The word hath pass'd thy lips ! and I

Shall with thy people live and die. 227

L. M. The river of life. KREAT Source of being and of love!

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And all the joys which mortals know, From thine exhaustless fountain flow. 2 A sacred spring, at thy command, From Zion's mount, in Canaan's land, Beside thy temple cleaves the ground, And pours its limpid stream around. 3 Close by its banks, in order fair, The blooming trees of life appear; Their blossoms fragrant odours give, And on their fruit the nations live. 4 Flow, wondrous stream ! with glory crown d, Flow on to earth's remotest bound; And bear us, on thy gentle wave, To Him who all thy virtues gave. 228

C. M. The gates of hell shall not prevail against her. THO make the Lord of hosts their tower,

Shall like Mount Zion be,Immovable by mortal power,

Built on eternity.

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2 As round about Jerusalem

The guardian mountains stand, So shall the Lord encompass them

Who hold by his right hand.
3 The rod of wickedness shall ne'er

Against the just prevail,
Lest innocence should find a snare,

And tempted virtue fail.
4 Do good, O Lord, do good to those

Who cleave to thee in heart,Who on thy truth alone repose,

Nor from thy law depart.

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C. M.
Returning to Zion with songs of joy.

DAUGHTER of Zion, from the dust

head Again in thy Redeemer trust,

He calls thee from the dead.
2 Awake, awake, put on thy strength,

Thy beautiful array;
The day of freedom dawns at length,—

The Lord's appointed day.
3 Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds enlarge
And send thy heralds forth ;

1; Say to the south,-Give up thy charge!

And,—Keep not back, ò north ! 4 They come, they come: thine exiled bands,

Where'er they rest or roam,
Have heard thy voice in distant lands,

And hasten to their home.
5 Thus, though the universe shall burn,

And God his works destroy,
With songs thy ransom'd shall return,

And everlasting joy.

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11th P. M. 76, 76, 77,76.

Security and safety. SEE the gospel Church secure,

All her promises are sure;

Her bulwarks who can shock ? Count her every precious shrine ;

Tell, to after-ages tell,— Fortified by power divine,

The Church can never fail. 2 Zion's God is all our own,

Who on his love rely;
We his pard’ning love have known,

And live to Christ, and die :
To the New Jerusalem

He our faithful Guide shall be ; Him we claim, and rest in him,

Through all eternity. 231

S. M.
Her confidence and security.
THO in the Lord confide,

And feel his sprinkled blood,
In storms and hurricanes abide

Firm as the mount of God:
Steadfast, and fix'd, and sure,

His Zion cannot move;
His faithful people stand secure

In Jesus' guardian love. 2 As round Jerusalem

The hilly bulwarks rise,
So God protects and covers them

From all their enemies.
On every side he stands,

And for his Israel cares;
And safe in his almighty hands

Their souls forever bears.

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S. M,
Christ in you, the hope of glory.
HERE is the Hebrews' God,

Who kept them night and day?
Where is the heavenly fire and cloud,

Which show'd thy Church their way? 2 No symbol visible

We of thy presence find;
Yet all who would obey thy will

Shall know their Father's mind, 3 Yes, Lord, thou still dost lead

The children of thy grace, The chosen, the believing seed,

Through this vast wilderness. 4 Our chart, thy written Word;

The Holy Ghost, our guide;
And Christ, our glorious risen Lord,

Doth in our hearts reside.

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9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. God is in the midst of her. LORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,

Form'd thee for his own abode;
On the Rock of ages founded,

What can shake thy sure repose ? With salvation's walls surrounded,

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. 2 See, the streams of living waters,

Springing from eternal love,
Still supply thy sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove :
Who can faint while such a river

Ever flows our thirst to' assuage ? Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver,

Never fails from age to age.

3 Round each habitation hov'ring,

See the cloud and fire appear! For a glory and a cov’ring,

Showing that the Lord is near : He who gives us daily manna,

He who listens when we cry, Let him hear the loud Hosanna

Rising to his throne on high. 234

L. M. Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem.

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No longer in thy sins lie down: The garment of salvation take;

Thy beauty and thy strength put on. 2 Shake off the dust that blinds thy siglit,

And hides the promise from thine eyes; Arise, and struggle into light;

The great Deliv’rer calls,–Arise !
3 Shake off the bands of sad despair ;

Zion, assert thy liberty ;
Look up, thy broken heart prepare,

And God shall set the captive free. 4 Vessels of mercy, sons of grace,

Be purged from every sinful stain ; Be like your Lord, his word embrace,

Nor bear his hallow'd name in vain.

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L. M.
The heavenly Zion.
RM of the Lord, awake, awake!

Thine own immortal strength put on! With terror clythed, hell's kingdom shake,

And cast thy foes with fury down. ? As in the ancient days appear!

(The sacred annals speak thy fame ;) Be now omnipotently near,

To endless ages still the same.

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