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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,
With pure and heav'nly joy:
, Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.] 6 Rejoice in glorious hope
Jesus the judge shall come,
To their eternal home:
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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,
Those be purchas'd for his sheep. 2 Known to him before the Sun
First began his course to run:
3 Put thy seal upon each heait,
Thy blest image, Lord, impart,
We the clay, and thou the seal.
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 bis Church has Andlov'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;
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 pe'er remove
Here I am safe from all alarms;
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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 ;
Fear not all that man can do.
God is stronger than our foes.
“ Zion shall become a praise."
But in vain, our SAVIOUR says-
His are true and faithful words. 3 [Zion's foes may all assemble,
But their counsel cannot stand : Soon the stoutest beart 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 Gop, 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;
Form'd to stand each adverse shock :
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8-7_4. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord
is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Zion kept by pow'r divine:
Friend to friend unfaithful prove;
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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 tbou patient;
God is with 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? A mortal man asham'd of thee!