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5 Zion enjoys her monarch's love, Secure against a threatening hour; Nor can her firm foundations move, Built on His truth, and armed with power.
664 Glorious things are spoken of thee,
O city of God.-Ps. 87, 3.
LORIOUS things of thee are spoken,
He whose word cannot be broken,
What can shake thy sure repose?
Showing that the Lord is near.
$ Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer's blood!
4 Saviour, if of Zion's city
I through grace a member am,
665 The Highest Himself shall establish
UPON the holy mountains high
Are His foundations still
Though silent, sad, and desolate,
His one church, reared on faithful
2 Beyond earth's mists its turrets stand
3 The Highest shall establish Thee
All nations soon shall flocking press,
Within Thy safe and beauteous walls,
666 Happy art thou, O Israel.—Deut.
10 ISRAEL, blest beyond compare!
Unrivalled all thy glories are;
Jehovah deigns to fill thy throne, And calls thine interest all His own. 2 He is thy Saviour, He thy Lord,
His shield is thine, and thine His sword; Review in ecstacy of thought,
The great redemption He has wrought 3 From Satan's yoke He sets thee free, Opens thy passage through the sea; He through the desert is thy Guide, And heaven for Canaan will provide. 4 Not Jacob's sons of old could boast Such favours to their chosen host; Their glories, which through ages shine, Are but dim shades and types of thine. 5 Celestial Spirit! teach our tongue Sublimer strains than Moses sung, Proportioned to the sweeter name Of God the Saviour, and the Lamb.
667 The cloud covered it by day, and
.. fire by night.-Numb. 9, 16.
WHERE is the Hebrews' God,
Who kept them night and day? Where is the heavenly fire and cloud, Which showed Thy church their way? 2 No symbol visible
We of Thy presence find;
Yet all who would obey Thy will,
And Christ, the glory of our Lord,
668 The joy of the Lord is your
strength.-Neh. 8, 10.
LEST are the souls that hear and
8 The Lord, our Glory and Defence,
669 Blessed is the people that know the
joyful sound.-Ps. 89, 15.
HOW blest the congregation
Joyful tidings of salvation
Brought by Jesus from the skies!
He is near them,
Knows their wants, and hears their
2 In His name rejoicing ever,
[move? Who shall harm them? what shall 3 In His righteousness exalted,
On from strength to strength they go;
Safe they speed through all below.
4 God will keep His own anointed, Nought shall harm them, none conAll their trials are appointed,
[demn; All must work for good to them; All shall help them
To their heavenly diadem.
670 who walketh in the midst of the
seven golden candlesticks.-Rev.2,1.
Who makes the stars to shine;
E bless the eternal Source of light,
And through this dark,beclouded world,
2 We bless the Church's sovereign King,
8 Still be our purity preserved,
4 Then, while between our ranks He And all our state surveys,
His smiles shall with new lustre deck,
671 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy
upon Zion.-Ps. 102, 13.
ET Zion, and her sons rejoice:
Behold the promised hour; [voice
Her God hath heard her mourning
2 Her dust and ruins that remain
Nations shall bow before His name,
4 He sits a sovereign on His throne,
He hears the dying prisoners' groan,
5 This shall be known when we are dead, And left on long record,
That nations yet unborn may read,
Thy God thy glory.-Isa. 60, 19.
HEAR what God theLord hath spoken! my people, faint and few,
Comfortless, afflicted, broken,
2 There, like streams that feed the garden,
Peace and righteousness shall reign;
3 Ye, no more your suns descending,
God shall rise, and, shining o'er you,