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Thy strearns salvation bring,
The waters never fail :
For all our wo a sovereign cure. 0 2 Blest be His wounded side,
And blest his bleeding heart,
Such favours to impart.
Our souls this day would come: ..
Lord, call the nations home; o That Jew and Greek, with rapt'rous songs, On all their tongues, thy praise may speak.
Highway to Zion. Isa. xxxv, 8-10.
D Your great deliv’rer sing,
Be joyful in your King.
Nor ask the track in vain. 3 No ravening lion shall destroy,
Nor lurking serpent wound;
Through all the path are found. 04 A hand Divine shall lead you on,
Through all the blissful road;
And see your smiling God.
Shall bloom on every head; While sorrow, sigbing, and distress,
Like shadows all are fled.
Pursue his footsteps still;
While labouring up the hill. Doddridge. HYMN 177. 8 & 7. Drummond. [*]
Safety and happiness of Zion. Is. xxxiii, 20, 21. 1 CLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,
V Zion, city of our God! e He whose word cannot be broken,
Form'd thee for his own abode : g 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. 02 See the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
And all fear of want remove :
Ever flows, their thirst t' assuage ?
Never fails, from age to age.
See the cloud and fire appear!
Showing that the Lord is near :
Light by night, and shade by day;
Which he gives them when they pray. Newton.
HYMN 178. L. M. Blendon. [*]
God, the Defence of Zion. Ezek. xlviii, 35.
S birds their infant brood protect, 1 And spread their wings to shelter them; Thus saith the Lord to his elect, d 'So will I guard Jerusalem. e 2 And what then is Jerusalem,
This darling object of his care?
Where is its worth in God's esteem ? a Who built it ?-Who inhabits there? -3 Jehovah founded it in blood,
The blood of his incarnate Son ;
o From age to age they have defied
The utmost force of earth and hell. e 5 Let earth repent, and hell despair, i o This city has a sure defence ; d Her name is call’d, “ The Lord is there ;" e And who has power to drive Him thence ?
Cowper. HYMN 179. 8 & 7. Drummond. [*]
Future Peace and Glory of Zion. Isa. Ix, 15, 20.
IL O my people, faint and few;
Shall no more perplex your ways: d You shall name your walls Salvation, - And your gates shall all be praise.” b 2 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 undisturb'd possession,
Peace and righteousness shall reign; Never shall you feel oppression
Hear the voice of war again. 3 Ye, no more, your suns declining,
Waning moons no more shall see; But, your griefs for ever ending,
Find eternal noon in me. o God will rise, and, shining o'er you,
Change to day the gloom of night; g He, the Lord, will be your glory, God, your everlasting light. Cowper. HYMN 180. L. M. Worship. [b]
• Prayer for Zion. 1 TNDULGENT Sovereign of the skies,
1 And wilt thou bow thy gracious ear? While feeble mortals raise their cries,
Wilt thou, the great Jehovah, hear ? e 2 How shall thy servants give thee rest,
Till Zion's mouldering walls thou raise ;
& He, hange to®zand, shin me.
Till thy le Jerusale supplianwait:
-Till thy own power shall stand confess'd,
And make Jerusalem a praise ? e 3 For this, a lowly, suppliant crowd
Here, in thy sacred temple, wait : --For this we lift our voices loud,
And call, and knock at mercy's gate. e 4 Look down, O God, with pitying eye,
And view the desolations round;
And call the nations from afar ;
HYMN 181. L. M. Blendon. [b *]
Prayer for Zion's Increase. Isa. li, 9. d1 ARM of the Lord, awake, awake!
A Put on thy strength-the nations shake! -And let the world, adoring, see
Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee.
2 Say to the heathen from thy throne, d 'I am Jehovah God alone !"" -Thy voice their idols shall confound,
And cast their altars to the ground. e 3 No more let human blood be spilt
Vain sacrifice for human guilt!
But to each conscience be applied
Let Mahomet's impostures end;
And the proud scoffer's rage restrain. o 5 Let Zion's time of favour come;
O bring the tribes of Israel home:
In every land of every name;
HYMN 182. L. M. Leeds. [*] Longing for the promised Spread of the Gospel. Dan. ii, 45. 1 L XERT thy power, thy rights maintain,
U Insulted-everlasting King! -The influence of thy crown increase,
And strangers to thy footstool bring. e 2 We long to see that happy time,
That dear, expected, blessed day! o When countless myriads of our race
The second Adam shall obey.
Though earth and hell should dare oppose;
5 In one sweet symphony of praise, o Gentile and Jew shall then unite ;
And Infidelity, asham’d,
The glories of redeeming grace.
Emmanuel's kingdom shall extend ; --And every man, in every face,
Shall meet a brother and a friend. Voke.
HYMN 183. C. M. Mitcham. [*] .
Prayer for the Success of Missions. Ps. lxxii, 7, 8. 1 T ORD, send thy word, and let it fly,
L Arm’d with thy Spirit's power; o Ten thousands shall confess its sway,
And bless the saving hour. 0 2 Beneath the influence of thy grace,
The barren wastes shall rise, With sudden greens, and fruits array'dg A blooming Paradise.