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6 [The doubting, the fearful, the weak
are my care,
The helpless, the hopeless-I hear their sad prayer;
From all their afflictions my glory shall
spring, The deeper their sorrows, the louder they'll sing.]
214. The depressed state of the Church lamented. L.M.
O ZION, when I think on thee,
2 A captive here, and far from home,
4 But yet we shall behold the day
5 The hope that such a day will come, Makes e'en the captive's portion sweet: Tho' now we're distant far from home, In Zion soon we all shall meet.
215 The Excellency of the Church. 8-8-6.
For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo the people shall dwell alone.NUMB. Xxiii. 9.
THE Sons of Israel stand alone,
His cause and their's the same ;
And calls them by his name,
2 0! Israel, who is like to thee? A people sav'd, and call'd to be Peculiar to the Lord!
Thy shield! he guards thee from the foe;
3 Fear not, though many should oppose,
4 In glory there the King appears, He wipes away his people's tears,
And makes their sorrows cease: From toil and strife they there repose, And dwell secure from all their foes, In everlasting peace.
5 [Sweet hope! it makes the coward brave; It makes a freeman of the slave,
And bids the sluggard rise:
* The Extension of the Church. 7-7-8.
The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell. Then shalt thou say in thine heart, who hath begotten me these?-ISAIAH xlix. 20, 21.
"GIVE us room that we may dwell"
2 O how bright the morning seems!
*This and the Hymns to the end of the Section are appropriate to Missionary meetings.
Zion's night of grief is ended:
3 Zion, now arise and shine;
Lo! thy light from heav'n is come: These that crowd from far are thine: Give thy sons and daughters room. Sorrow from thy cup is taken; Thou shalt be no more forsaken.
4 Lo! thy sun goes down no more;
217. The Extension of the Church. L.M.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea: all nations shall serve him: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.-PSALM lxxii. 8, 11, 17.
JESUS shall reign where'er the sun
2 To him shall endless pray'r be made, And princes throng to crown his head: His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise, With ev'ry morning sacrifice.
3 People and realms of ev'ry tongue Dwell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim, Their early blessings on his name. 4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns; The pris'ner leaps to lose his chains: The weary find eternal rest; And all the sons of want are blest. 5 Where he displays his healing pow'r, Death and the curse are known no more: In him the tribes of Adam boast More blessings than their father lost.
6 Let every creature rise and bring
218. The Extension of the Church. C.M.
O sing unto the Lord all the earth, Sing unto the Lord, bless his name: show forth his salvation from day to day. PSALM Xcvi. 1, 2.
SING to the Lord, ye distant lands,
2 Say to the nations-JESUS reigns,