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HYMN 269. L. M.
God's Dominion over the World, &c. Ps. xxiv. 7–10.
ERUSALEM, thou church divine,
U” In all thy heavenly beauty shine;
Thy brightest robes of glory wear,
And for thy God and King prepare.
2 Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates,
Behold the King of glory waits;
Ye everlasting doors, give way,
The King of Zion comes to day.
3 “Who is the King of glory? tell!”
The mighty Lord, who conquer'd hell ;
Strong is his arm, divine his might,
'Tis he who puts your foes to flight.
4 Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates,
Behold the King of glory waits ;
“Who is the King of glory, say,
That comes in grandeur on the way ?”
5 The Lord of hosts, the mighty God,
Who rules his foes with iron rod.
'Tis he who your salvation brings,
Jesus the Lord, the King of kings. Proud.
Encouragement to trust and love God.
Tho, all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.
2 Of his deliv'rance I will boast,
Till all that are distress'd
From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.
3 O magnify the Lord with me,
With me exalt his name !
When in distress to him I call’d,
He to my rescue came.
4 Their drooping hearts were soon refresh'd,
Who look’d to God for aid ; -
Desir'd success, in every fage,
A cheerful air supply'd, TATE.
War and Peace.
G9' is our refuge in distress,
A present help when dangers press,
In him undaunted we'll confide ;
Though earth were from her centre toss'd,
And mountains in the ocean lost,
Torn piece-meal by the roaring tide.
2 A gentle stream with gladness still
The city of our Lord will fill,
The royal seat of God most high-;
God dwells in Zion, whose fair towers
Shall mock th' assaults of earthly powers,
While his almighty aid is nigh.
3 He that has God his guardian made,
Shall, under his almighty shade,
Secure and undisturb’d abide ;
Thus to my soul of him I'll say,
“He is my fortress, and my stay,
My God in whom I will confide.
4 “His tender love, and watchful care,
Shall free me from the fowler's snare,
And from all noisome pestilence;
He over thee his wings shall spread,
And cover thine unguarded head;
His truth shall be thy strong defence.” TATE
HYMN 272. C. M.
The Christian Pilgrimage.
OON will appear a brighter sky,
k As homeward we go on ;
All fears and foes before us fly,
And troubles all be gone.
2 The prospect opens, grand and new,
See Salem's walls arise ;
Soon shall we brighter glories view
In yonder happy skies.
3 And shall we meet in heaven above,
Before Jehovah's face 2
For ever bask in beams of love,
With all the angel race?
4 It shall be so: let us pursue
With faithfulness our way;
For nothing more have we to do,
But love, believe, obey.
5 O happy church 1 lift up your voice,
In songs of honour sing;
In your own Saviour God rejoice.
For he alone is King. - PRoco.
HYMN 273. C. M.
Divine Providence in Air, Earth, and Sea.
3. IS by thy strength the mountains stand,
God of eternal power
The sea grows calm at thy command,
And tempests cease to roar.
• 2 The morning light, and ev’ning shade,
Successive comforts bring ;
Thy plenteous fruits make harvest glad, -
Thy flowers adorn the spring. -
3 Seasons and times, and moons and hours,
Heaven, earth, and air, are thine;
When clouds distil in fruitful show’rs,
The Author is divine.
4 Those wand'ring cisterns in the sky,
Borne by the winds around,
With watery treasures well supply
The furrows of the ground.
5 The thirsty ridges drink their fill,
And ranks of corn appear;
Thy ways abound with blessings still,
Thy goodness crowns the year. WATTs
Delight in Ordinances.
- MY soul, how lovely is the place
To which thy God resorts 1
'Tis heaven to see his smiling face,
Though in his earthly courts.
2 There the great Monarch of the skies
His saving power displays:
And light breaks in upon our eyes
With kind and quick’ning rays.
3 With his rich gifts, the heavenly Dove
Descends and fills the place,
While Christ reveals his wond’rous love,
And sheds abroad his grace.
4 There, mighty God, thy words declare
The secrets of thy will;
And still we seek thy mercies there,
And sing thy praises still. WATTs.
HYMN 275. C. M. Brotherly Love. O, what an entertaining view Are brethren that agree! Brethren, whose cheerful hearts pursue The path to unity 2. When streams of love from Christ, the Spring, Descend to ev'ry soul, And heavenly peace with balmy wing: Shades and bedevs the whole : 3 'Tis like the oil divinely sweet On Aaron's reverend head, The trickling drops perfum’d his feet, And o'er his garments spread.
4 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews
That fall on Zion's hill,
Where God his mildest glory shows,
And makes his grace distil. WATTs, altered.
HYMN 276. Tens and Elevens Metre.
The eternal and Sovereign God. Ps. xciii. HE Lord of glory reigns; he reigns on high, His robes of state are strength and majesty; This wide creation' rose at his command, Built by his word, and 'stablish’d by his hand: Long stood his throne ere he began creation, And his own godhead is the firm foundation.
2 God is th' eternal King : thy foes in vain
Raise thy rebellion to confound thy reign:
In vain the storms, in vain the floods arise,
And roar, and toss their waves against the skies,
Foaming at heaven they rage with wild commotion,
But heaven's high arches scorn the swelling ocean.
3 Ye tempests, rage no more; ye floods, be still;
And the mad world obedient to his will :
Built on his truth, his church must ever stand;
Firm are his promises, and strong his hand :
See his own sons, when they appear before him,
Bow at his footstool, and with fear adore him.
WATTs, HYMN 277. S. M. Praise for Spiritual and Temporal Mercies. BLESS the Lord, my soul! Let all within me join, . And aid my tongue to bless his name, Whose favours are divine. 2 O bless the Lord, my soul! Nor let his mercies lie. Forgotten in unthankfulness, And without praises die. 3 'Tis he forgives thy sins, 'Tis he relieves thy pain,