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3 After my lowly Lord to go,
Shall with thy people live and die. 227
L. M. The river of life. KREAT Source of being and of love!
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.
2 As round about Jerusalem
The guardian mountains stand, So shall the Lord encompass them
Who hold by his right hand.
Against the just prevail,
And tempted virtue fail.
Who cleave to thee in heart,Who on thy truth alone repose,
Nor from thy law depart.
DAUGHTER of Zion, from the dust
head Again in thy Redeemer trust,
He calls thee from the dead.
Thy beautiful array;
The Lord's appointed day.
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,
And hasten to their home.
And God his works destroy,
And everlasting joy.
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;
And live to Christ, and die :
He our faithful Guide shall be ; Him we claim, and rest in him,
Through all eternity. 231
And feel his sprinkled blood,
Firm as the mount of God:
His Zion cannot move;
In Jesus' guardian love. 2 As round Jerusalem
The hilly bulwarks rise,
From all their enemies.
And for his Israel cares;
Their souls forever bears.
Who kept them night and day?
Which show'd thy Church their way? 2 No symbol visible
We of thy presence find;
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;
Doth in our hearts reside.
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;
Form'd thee for his own abode;
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,
And all fear of want remove :
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.
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 !
Zion, assert thy liberty ;
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.
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.