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Isaiah lxi. 1. 148th M. DODDRIDGE, 1 O high;
ZION, tune thy voice,
And boast salvation nigh;
While rays divine stream all abroad. 2 He gilds thy mourning face
With beams that cannot fade;
He pours around thy head;
With lustre new divinely crowned. 3 In honour to His name,
Reflect that sacred light;
Which makes thy darkness bright.
In worlds above, the glory raise. 4 There on His holy hill
A brighter Sun shall rise,
Those fairer, purer skies ;
In nobler spheres, His influence own. 684 Isaiah 11. 11. C. M. DODDRIDGE. 1
YING, ye redeemed of the Lord ; Pilgrims, for Zion's city bound,
Be joyful in your King. 2 See the fair way His hand hath made,
How peaceful and how plain ; The simplest traveller shall not err,
Nor seek the road in vain.
3 A hand divine shall lead you on,
Along the blissful road;
The city of your God.
Shall bloom on every head;
Like shadows all are fled.
685 Isaiah IX. 18.
EAR what God the Lord hath spoken:
“O my people, faint and few,
Fair abodes I build for you.
Shall no more perplex your ways:
And your gates shall all be Praise.
2 “There, like streams that feed the garden,
Pleasures without end shall flow :
All His bounty shall bestow.
Peace and righteousness shall reign :
Hear the voice of war again.
Waning moons no more shall sec;
Find eternal noon in me.
Change to day the gloom of night;
God your everlasting light."
686 Jer. XXXI. 3.
L. M. LEEDS SEL 1
HE God of truth His church has bless'd,
And loved with an eternal love;
And from His grace shall ne'er remove. 2 This love in every trying hour,
Saviour, shall cheer the trembling saint;
That we may run and never faint.
Here we are safe from all alarms;
687 Isaiah 1x. 19.
*RISE, crowned with light, Imperial Salem,
rise; Exalt thy towering head, and lift thine eyes; See barbarous nations at thy gates attend,
Walk in thy light, and in thy temple bend. 2 No more the rising sun shall gild the morn,
Nor evening moon shall fill her silver horn; But in thy courts the Light Himself shall
shine Revealed, and God's eternal day be thine. 3 The scas shall waste, the skies in smoke
decay, Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt
away; But fixed His word, His saving power
remains, Thy realm for ever lasts, Messiah reigns.
688 Isaiah liv. 2.
There they behold Thy mercy-seat : Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found,
And every place is hallowed ground. 2 For Thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind:
And going, take Thee to their home. 3 Dear Shepherd of Thy chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew;
The sweetness of Thy saving name. 4 Here may we prove the power of prayer,
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care,
And bring all heaven before our eyes. 5 Behold, at Thy commanding word,
We stretch the curtain and the cord :
And bless us with a large increase.
Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear:
Heb. iv. 16. S. M. NEWTON. EHOLD the throne of grace,
There Jesus shews a smiling face,
And waits to answer prayer.
2 That rich, atoning blood,
Which sprinkled round we see,
An all-prevailing plea.
His love and power can bless :
More than they can express. 4 Thine image, Lord, bestow,
Thy presence and Thy love:
And reign with Thee above. 5 Abiding in Thy faith,
Our will conformed to Thine, Let us victorious be in death,
And then in glory shine.
And wilt our portion be,
To those who know not Thee.
Prov. xvi. 1. C. M. MONTGOMERY. 1
With reverence and with fear; Though dust and ashes in Thy sight,
We may, we must draw near. 2 We perish if we cease from prayer ; O grant us power
to pray : And when to meet Thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way. 3 Burdened with guilt, convinced of sin,
In weakness, want, and woe, Fightings without, and fears within,
Lord, whither shall we go?