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4 [Where the thorn and brier flourish'd,
5 From the hills and lofty mountains
229. For the Extension of the Church. 8-7-7.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.—ISAIAH ii. 2.
SEE that mountain high exalted!
"Tis the mountain of the Lord:
Lov'd of God, by saints ador'd.
Leaves your summits far below:
3 Hark! a cry among the nations!
"Come and let us seek the Lord: "Vain our former expectations; "Vain the idols we ador'd: "Zion's King is God alone; "Let us bow before his throne."
4 See! from ev'ry quarter flowing,
Praise is heard in ev'ry sound:
230. The Extension of the Church.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, thy GOD reigneth.-ISAIH lii. 7.
ON the mountain's top appearing,
Lo! the sacred Herald stands,
GOD himself will loose thy bands.
2 Has thy night been long and mournful? All thy friends unfaithful prov'd? Have thy foes been proud and scornful, By thy sighs and tears uninov'd?
Cease thy mourning: Zion still is well belov'd!
3 GOD, thy GOD will now restore thee!
Zion's King vouchsafes to send.
4 Enemies no more shall trouble:
Ends in everlasting rest.
The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy GOD, O Zion, unto all generations.-PSALM cxlvi. 10.
ZION'S King shall reign victorious:
All the earth shall own his sway : He will make his kingdom glorious :
He will reign through endless day. What tho' none on earth assist him?
God requires not help from man : What tho' all the world resist him? GOD will execute his plan.
2 Nations now from GoD estranged, Then shall see a glorious light: Night to day shall then be changed: Heav'n shall triumph in the sight: See the ancient idols falling,
Worshipp'd once, but now abhorr'd: Men on Zion's King are calling: Zion's King by all ador❜d.
3 [Then shall Isra'l long dispersed, Mourning seek the Lord their God; Look on him whom once they pierced,
Own and kiss the chast'ning rod :
War and tumult then shall cease:
Rules a conquer'd world in peace.] 4 Mighty King, thine arm revealing, Now thy glorious cause maintain Bring the nations help and healing, Make them subject to thy reign: Angels in their lofty station,
Praise thy name, thou only wise!
Join the triumph of the skies.
232. For the Extension of the Church. 8-7-4.
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan, unto God; that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified, by faith that is in me. ACTS xxvi. 18.
O'ER the gloomy hills of darkness,
Let thy glorious morning dawn.
2 Let the Indian, let the Negro,
Loud resound from pole to pole.
3 Kingdoms wide, that sit in darkness!-
4 Fly abroad, thou mighty Gospel,