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3 Roand each habitation hov'ring,
See the cloud and fire appear! For & glory and a cor'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, 0 Jerusalem,
A WAKE, Jerusalem, awake, -
Thy beauty and thy strength put on. 2 Shake off the dust that blinds thy sight,
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 stáin; Be like your Lord, his word embrace,
Nor bear his hallow'd name in vain. 235
L. M. The heavenly Zion. ARM of the Lord, ewake, awake!
Thine own immortal strength put on! With terror clothed, hell's kingdom shako,
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.
8 By death and hell pursued in vain,
To thee the ransom'd seed shall come; Shouting, their heavenly Zion gain,
And pass through death triumphant home. 4 The pain of life shall then be o'er,
The anguish and distracting care; There sighing grief shall weep no more,
And bin shall never enter there.
8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. Her enemies confounded. ZION stands with hills surrounded,
All her foes shall be confounded,
Friend to friend unfaithful prove; Mothers cease their own to cherish; Heaven and earth at last remove;
But no changes Can attend Jehovah's love. 3 In the furnace God may prove thee,
Thence to bring thee forth more bright, But can never cease to love thee; Thou art precious in his sight:
God is with thee, God, thine everlasting light. 237
Love for Zion. I
LOVE thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of thine abode,
With his own precious blood.
9 I love thy Church, O God!
Her walls before thee stand,
And graven on thy hand.
Beyond my highest joy
Her hymns of love and praise.
9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87.
Fair abodes I build for you:
And your gates shall all be praise.
Waning moons no more shall see;
Find eterual noon in me:
Change to day the gloom of nigt,
God your everlasting light
1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. The day consecrated. (REAT God, this hallow'd day of thine
Demands our souls' collected powers; May we employ in works divine
These solemn and devoted hours : O may our souls, adoring, own The grace which calls us to thy throne. 2 Hence, ye vain cares and trifles, fly!
Where God resides appear no more ! Omniscient Lord, thy piercing eye
Doth every secret thought explore : O may thy grace our thoughts refine, And fix our hearts on things divine ! 240
C. M. The day improved. THIS HIS day the Lord hath call'd his own
Let us his praise declare, Fix our desires on him alone,
And seek his face with prayer.
Which sets the sinner free,
Devote these hours to thee.
No more our thoughts employ, But faith be taught to stretch her wings,
Tow'rd beaven's unfailing joy.
Be to our welfare blest;
And fit us for our rest.
The joys of the Sabbath,
To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing
O may my heart in tune be found,
3 When grace has purified my heart,
That saw the Lord arise :
And these rejoicing eyes !
And feasts his saints to-day;
And love, and praise, and pray.
Where thon, my God, art seen,
Of pleasurable sin.
In such a frame as this,
To everlasting bliss.