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4 [Where the thorn and brier flourish'd,
Trees shall there be seen to grow;
Planted by the Lord, and nourish'd,
Stately, fair, and fruitful too!
They shall rise on ev'ry side;
They shall spread their branches wide!]

5 From the hills and lofty mountains
Rivers shall be seen to flow:
There the Lord will open fountains,
Thence supply the plains below.
As he passes, ev'ry land
Shall confess his pow'rful hand!

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:
Much expos'd, and oft assaulted,

Lov'd of God, by saints ador'd.
Now it stands above the hills:
Now its destin'd place it fills!
20 ye mountains, great and tow'ring,
Boast no more, nor triumph now:
Zion's head sublimely soaring

Leaves your summits far below:
Know ye, this is God's own hill;
Here JEHOVAH loves to dwell.

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,
Joyful crowds assemble round:
Love in ev'ry heart is glowing,

Praise is heard in ev'ry sound:
While JEHOVAH shows his face,
Glory fills the sacred place.

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,
Welcome news to Zion bearing,
Zion long in hostile lands.
Mourning captive!

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!
He himself appears thy friend!
All thy foes shall flee before thee:
Here their boasts and triumphs end.
Great deliv'rance,

Zion's King vouchsafes to send.

4 Enemies no more shall trouble:
All thy conflicts now are past:
For thy shame thou shalt have double;
Days of peace are come at last :
All thy warfare

Ends in everlasting rest.

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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 :
Then all Isra'l shall be saved,

War and tumult then shall cease:
While the greater son of David,

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!
O let earth with emulation,

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,
Look, my soul, be still and gaze;
All the promises do travail
With a glorious day of grace;
Blessed Jub'lee;-

Let thy glorious morning dawn.

2 Let the Indian, let the Negro,
Let the rude Barbarian see
That divine and glorious conquest,
Once obtain❜d on Calvary;
Let the Gospel-

Loud resound from pole to pole.

3 Kingdoms wide, that sit in darkness!-
Grant them, LORD, the glorious light;
And from eastern coast to western,
May the morning chase the night,
Chase the darkness-
From their long benighted eyes.

4 Fly abroad, thou mighty Gospel,
Win and conquer, never cease;
So IMMANUEL's fair dominions
Shall extend, and still increase;
Till the kingdoms-
Of the world are all his own.

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