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233. The Glory of the Church. 8–7.

For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his

habitation.PSALM cxxxii. 13.

ZION is Jehovah's dwelling:

There "the King of Kings" appears:
Her's is glory far excelling

All the worldling sees or hears.
Zion's walls are everlasting:

Form'd thro' endless years to shine:
Strength and beauty never wasting,

Show their origin divine.
2 [Zion claims peculiar honour :

High distinction marks her lot:
Light eternal shines upon her;

Her's a sun that faileth not,
Zion's city hath foundations;

God himself hath rais'd ber walls;
She survives the wreck of nations;

Zion stands whatever falls.]
3 Happy they who now discerning

Zion's glory, thither move!
Earth with all its honours spurning;

Zion is the place they love.
There the Lord his face disclosing,

Fills his people's hearts with joy:
Wbile, from all their toils reposing,

Bliss is theirs without alloy.

4 Brethren, let the prospect cheer us:

Fair the lot that's cast for lis:
When we call, our God will bear us;

Happy who are favour'd thus:
Let the timid fear no longer:

Wbat tho' earth and hell oppose! He who pleads our cause is stronger,

Stronger far than all our foes.

234. The Glory of the Church. 8–7.

His foundation is in the holy mountains. The Lord

loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob; Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.-PSALM lxxxvii. 1 to 3.

GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our Gon!
He, whose word cannot be broken,

Forin'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,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,

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

Ever flows thy thirst t' 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 :
Thus deriving from their banner

Light by night and shade by day,
Safe they feed upon the manna

Which he gives them when theypray.] 4 Blest inhabitants of Zion !

Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood!
JESUS, whom their souls rely on,

Makes them kings and priests to God; 'Tis his love his people raises

Over self to reign as kings:
And as priests, his solemn praises

Each for a thank-off'ring brings. 5 Saviour, if of Zion's city,

I thro' grace a member am-
Let the world deride or pity,

I will glory in thy name :
Fading is the worldling's pleasure,

All his boasted pomp and show!
Solid joys and lasting treasure,

None but Zion's children know.

235. Fora Revivalin the Church.8-7-24. Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts, look down from

heaven, and behold, and visit this vine ; and the vine.
yard which thy right hand hath planted.-P$AL. lxxx.
14. 15.
SAVIOUR, visit thy plantation;

Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain!
All will come to desolation,

Unless thou return again:
Lord, revive us,

All our help' must come from thée !
2 Keep no longer at a distance,
Shine

upon us from on high ; Lest, for want of thine assistance,

Ev'ry plant should droop and die:
Lord, &c.
3 Surely once thy garden flourish'd,
Ev'ry part look'd

gay
and

green ; Then thy word our spirits nourish'd,

Happy seasons we have seen: Lord, &c. 4 Let our mutual love be fervent,

Make us prevalent in pray’rs; Let each one, esteem'd thy servant, ?'

Shun the world's bewitching snares: Lord, &c. 5 Break the tempter's fatal power,

Turn the stony heart to flesh; And the work, from this good hour,

In tbine own revive afresh :

Lord, revive us,
All our help must come from thee.

236. The Security of the Church. 148th. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again' I say, rejoice.-

PHIL. iv. 4.
REJOICE, the Lord is King,

Your God and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,

And triumph evermore:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 2 Jesus, the Saviour reigns,

The God of truth and love;
When he had purg'd our stains,

He took his seat above:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 3 [His kingdom cannot fail,

He rules o'er earth and heav'n;
The keys of death and hell

Are to our JESUS given:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.] 4 He sits at God's right hand,

Till all bis foes submit,
And bow to his command,

And fall beneath his feet:

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