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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

JESUS the judge shall come,
And take his servants up,

To their eternal home:

We soon shall bear th' archangel's voice;
The trump of God shall sound rejoice.

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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,
Saints shall to the end endure,
Safely will the Shepherd keep,
Those be purchas'd for his sheep.

2 Known to him before the Sun
First began his course to run:
Chosen, called from above,
Objects of eternal love.

3 Put thy seal upon each heat, Thy blest image, Lord, impart, All thyself in us reveal,


We the clay, and thou the seal. 4 Ev'ry evil, Lord, subdue,

By thy grace our souls renew,
Set from base affections free,-
Dead to sin we'll live to Thee.

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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;
O draw us with increasing power,
That we may run, and never faint.

4 Here would I dwell, and ne'er remove
Here I am safe from all alarms;
My rest is "everlasting love,"
My refuge, "everlasting arms.'

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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 men, and few ;
Arm'd with courage like the lion,
Fear not all that man can do.
What, tho' all the world oppose ?
GOD is stronger than our foes.

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 says
Zion's King, is "Lord of Lords,"
His are true and faithful words.

3 [Zion's foes may all assemble,

But their counsel cannot stand :
Soon the stoutest heart will tremble,
When the Lord shall raise his hand:
Who to her would ruin bring,
First must vanquish Zion's King.]

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: Zion's children live secure;

God has made their "dwelling sure." 5 See her firm and deep foundation; Zion stands upon a rock;

God hath call'd her walls "salvation,"
Form'd to stand each adverse shock:
Strength and glory here unite:
Zion is the Lord's delight.

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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,
Zion kept by pow'r divine:
All her foes shall be confounded,
Tho' the world in arms combine,
Happy Zion!

What a favour'd lot is thine!

2 Ev'ry human tie may perish!
Friend to friend unfaithful prove;
Mothers cease their own to cherish;
Heav'n and earth at last remove;
But no changes to us od t

Can attend JEHOVAH's love... **

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:
Thou art precious in his sight:
GOD is with thee,

GOD thine everlasting light.




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?
A mortal man asham'd of thee!

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