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Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice, Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
5 [He all his foes shall quell,
With pure and heav'nly joy:
6 Rejoice in glorious hope
JESUS the judge shall come,
To their eternal home:
We soon shall bear th' archangel's voice;
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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, 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,
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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
3 This love in every trying hour,
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,
2 Friends of Zion, mark the promise-
3 [Zion's foes may all assemble,
But their counsel cannot stand :
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,"
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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!
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:
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?