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Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice, Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
5 [He all his foes shall quell, Shall all our sins destroy, And every bosom swell
With pure and heav'nly joy Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice, Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.]
6 Rejoice in glorious hope
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Nevertheless the foundation of GOD standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of CHRIST, depart from iniquity.-2 TIM. ii. 19.
GOD's foundation standeth sure,
2 Known to him before the Sun
3 Put thy seal upon each heat,
By thy grace our souls renew,
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Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.-ISAIAH li. 6.
THE GOD of truth his Church has And lov'd with an eternal love ;[bless'd, Hence we are drawn to CHRIST our rest, And from his grace shall ne'er remove. 2 The heav'ns and earth shall pass away, And be to dissolution brought; But Zion's strength shall ne'er decay, For her REDEEMER changeth not.
3 This love in every trying hour,
O Lord, will cheer the trembling saint ;
4 Here would I dwell, and ne'er remove
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And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth.-JER. xxxiii. 9.
YE, who love the cause of Zion,
Tho' despis'd of meu, and few;
Fear not all that man can do.
2 Friends of Zion, mark the promise"Zion shall become a praise." Earth and hell would wrest it from us, But in vain, our SAVIOUR SaysZion's King, is "Lord of Lords," His are true and faithful words.
3 [Zion's foes may all assemble,
But their counsel cannot stand :
When the Lord shall raise his hand:
4 Now, ye people, walk around her, View her walls and count her tow'rs; See how God, her gracious founder,
Keeps her safe from hostile pow'rs:
God hath call'd her walls "salvation,"
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As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. -PSALM CXxv. 2.
ZION stands by hills surrounded,
What a favour'd lot is thine!
2 Ev'ry human tie may perish!
Friend to friend unfaithful prove;
3 If thy God should show displeasure, 'Tis to save, and not destroy; If he punish, 'tis in measure; 'Tis to rid thee of alloy. Be thou patient;
Soon thy grief shall turn to joy. 4 In the furnace God may prove thee, Thence to bring thee forth more bright:
But can never cease to love thee:
241. Not ashamed of Christ. L.M. Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the Glory of his Father with the holy angels.-MARK viii. 38.
ASHAM'D of JESUS! can it be?