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HY M N S
The Fortieth Chapter of ISAIAH. "
OMFORT, ye Ministers of Grace,
And chear them by the Gospel-Word. 2. Go, into every Nation, go!
Speak to their trembling Hearts, and cry, Glad Tidings unto All we thew ;
Jerusalem, thy God is nigh.
3. Accomplish'd is thy Legal War,
The Mantle o'er thy Sins is spread ; Thy God the Punishment hath bore,
Thy God the Debt hath more than paid.
4. Punish'd Thou art, for He hath dy'd,
(The Merit of His Death is Thine) Absolv'd, and freely Justify'd, And cloath'd in Righteousness Divine.
5. Hark in the Wilderness a Cry,
A Voice that loudly calls, Prepare ! Prepare your Hearts, for God is nigh,
And means to make His Entrance there.
6. The LORD your God shall quickly come:
Sinners repent, the Call obey ;
Ye Desart-Souls, prepare His Way.
Whate'er obstructs, obstructs in vain ; The Vale shall rise, the Mountain fall,
Crooked be strait, and Rugged plain.
8. Nature perverse and rough shall yield,
Th’ Aspiring droop, the Abject dare ; Alike by Sovereign Grace compelld
Despair shall hope, and Pride despair.
9. When All into Subjection brought
Level shall lie, and humbly low, Who captivated every Thought,
His Glory then the LORD shall fhew.
10. The Glory of the Lord display'd
Together All Mankind shall view;
His own Almighty Hand shall do.
1. Withering as Grass is Humankind,
And fleeting as the short-liv'd Flower ; The Goodliness to-day we find
To-morrow fades, and is no more.
Man, foolish Man his Vertue shews,
The Sin-convincing Spirit blows,
Withers the Flower, and fades, and dies.
3. Die the
Flower of Human Pride : The Word of God hall stand fecure; The Word of God Thall still abide,
And firm from Age to Age endure. 4.
Sion ascend the Mountain-Top,
Jerufalem, the Grace proclaim; Herald of God, thy Voice lift up,
And strongly thout the SAVIOUR's Name.
5. Good Tidings shew to Judah's Race,
Publish throughout the Earth abroad Good Tidings of Redeeming Grace,
And cry to All, Behold your God! 6. Behold the LORD your God shall come,
And bow the World to His Command ; His out-stretchd Arm Thall make Him Room :
Who can His out-stretch'd Arm withstand ?
7. Lo! an exceeding great Reward,
Himself, to Humbled Souls He gives ; He fills whom first He hath prepard,
And All in All for ever lives.
8. Shepherd of Souls, His tender Care
Shall kindly for His Flock provide ; The Lambs He in His Arms shall bear,
And sweetly in His Bosom hide.
9. His Sheep He shall protect, and feed,
Bind up the Maim'd, support the Weak; The Great with Young shall gently lead,
And seek the Lost, and heal the Sick.
1. Nor doth His Love eclipse His Might,
Or lefsen His Majestick Powers,
Who is fo Great a God as Ours !
2, He in the Hollow of His Hand
Measur'd the vast unbounded Main ; The wide-extended Heavens He span'd:
Infinity His Arms contain.
3. He meeted out the Earth, and poisid
The Mountains, hung on Empty Space, When all the Morning-Stars rejoic'd,
And shouted their Creator's Praise.
Creation's Line His Wisdom laid, He grasp'd the Chaos with His Fist; Sea, Air, and Earth, and Heaven He weighid,
And bad th’ Exact Machine confift.
5. Who with the Great Omniscient GOD,
Angel or Man in Council join'd,
Or taught that All-informing Mind? 6. He high enthrond above All Height
A Partner in His Work disdains ; In Power and Knowledge Infinite
The Self-directed Spirit reigns.
7. See the vast Tribes that crowd the Face
Of Earth, the Islands scatter'd wide ; Survey the whole of Human-Race,
Their Wealth, their Number, and their Pride!
8. Light as the Balance-Duft, and small
To Him as the Minuteft Grain,