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261. 8 & 7s. M. CowPER.
Future Peace and Glory of the Church. 1 Hear what God, the Lord, hath spoken:
O my people, faint and few, Comfortless, afflicted, broken,
Fair abodes I build for you: Scenes of heartfelt tribulation
Shall no more perplex your ways; You shall name your walls salvation,
And your gates shall all be praise. 8 There, like streams that feed the garden,
Pleasures without end shall flow; For the Lord, your faith rewarding,
All his bounty shall bestow : Still in undisturbed possession
Peace and righteousness shall reign ; Never shall you feel oppression,
Hear the voice of war again. 3 Ye, no more your suns descending,
Waning moons no more shall see;
Find eternal noon in me :
Change to day the gloom of night;
God your everlasting light.
H. M. DODDRIDGE. Efficacy and Success of the Gospel. 1 MARK the soft-falling snow,
And the diffusive rain !
But waters earth
2 Arrayed in beauteous green,
The hills and valleys shine,
The harvest bows
Of future years. 3 “So," saith the God of grace,
My gospel shall descend,
Millions of souls
263. 75. M. 61. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
Future Glory of the Church. Ps. 67. 1 On thy church, O Power Divine,
Cause thy glorious face to shine;
Make thy great salvation known.
Scatter blessings o'er the land;
264. L. M. SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS.
God the Defence of his Church. Ps. 76. 1 The God of Israel is our Lord, Great is his
power divine; In Christian temples now adored,
As once in Judah's holy shrine. 2 The Lord, who brake the Assyrian bow,
And horse and rider overthrew,
And still will all her foes subdue. 3 That voice which bids the waves be still,
Can calm the wilder rage of man;
265. L. M. Warts.
God the Glory and Defence of Zion.
The seat of thy Creator's grace,
Thou earthly palace of our God. 2 Thy walls are strength, and at thy gates
A guard of heavenly warriors waits;
Fixed on his counsels and his love. 3 Thy foes in vain designs engage,
Against his throne in vain they rage;
That dash and die upon the shore.
Swift as the fleeting moments run,
grace, And we reflect his brightest praise.
C. M. DODDRIDGE.
Your great deliverer sing;
Be joyful in your King. 2 See the fair way his hand hath raised,
How holy and how plain!
Nor ask the track in vain.
3 No ravening lion shall destroy,
Nor lurking serpent wound; Pleasure and safety, peace and praise,
Through all the path are found. 4 A hand divine shall lead you on,
Through all the blissful road, Till to the sacred mount you rise,
And see your Father, God. 5 There, garlands of immortal joy
Shall bloom on every head; While sorrow, sighing, and distress,
Like shadows all are fled. 6 March on in your Redeemer's strength,
Pursue his footsteps still;
While laboring up the hill.
267. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
Singing the Song of the Redeemed.
Around the eternal throne,
A multitude unknown.
To-day the young, the old,
One Shepherd and one fold. 3 Toil, trial, suffering still await
On earth the pilgrim's throng,
The church triumphant's song.