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262 C. M. 1 CHURCH of the everlasting God, The Father's gracious choice, Amid the voices of this earth How feeble is thy, voice

2 Thy words, amid the words of earth,
How noiseless and how low !
Amid the hurrying crowds of time,
Thy steps how calm and slow !
3 But 'mid the wrinkled brows of earth,
Thy brow how free from care;
"Mid the flushed cheeks of riot here,
Thy cheek how pale and fair!

4 Amid the restless eyes of earth,
How steadfast is thine eye,
Fixed on the eternal lovelihess
Of scenes beyond the sky!
Horatius Bonar. 1856. a.

263 Verzage nicht, o Haiflein klein. C.P.M. •260 8, 7.

1 GLoRIous things of Thee are spoken,

Zion, City of our God;

He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.

On the Rock of Ages founded,

What can shake thy sure repose?

With salvation’s walls surrounded,

Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

2 See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove. .
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

4 Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son!
Mysterious Godhead! Three in One!
Before Thy throne we sinners bend:
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend 1
Thomas Cotterill. 1827.

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1 BEHold the sure Foundation Stone

Which God in Zion lays, | To build our heavenly hopes upon,

And His eternal praise. |

2 Chosen of God, to sinners dear,
And saints adore the Name;
They trust their whole salvation here,
Nor shall they suffer shame. -

He pour around thy head. * * *
The nations round With lustre new,
Thy form shall view, Divinely crowned.
3 In honor to His Name,
Reflect that sacred light,
And loud that grace proclaim
Which makes thy darkness bright.
Pursue His praise, In worlds above
Till sovereign Love Thy glory raise.

4 There, on His holy hill,
A brighter Sun shall rise, .
Those fairer, purer skies;

And with His radiance fill
While round His throne,
Ten thousand stars

In nobler spheres
His influence own.'
Doddridge. 1755.

262 C. M. 1 CHURCH of the everlasting God, The Father's gracious choice, Amid the voices of this earth How feeble is thy voice

2 Thy words, amid the words of earth,
How noiseless and how low !
Amid the hurrying crowds of time,
Thy steps how calm and slow!

3 But 'mid the wrinkled brows of earth,
Thy brow how free from care;
"Mid the flushed cheeks of riot here,
Thy cheek how pale and fair!
4 Amid the restless eyes of earth,
How steadfast is thine eye,
Fixed on the eternal lovelihess
Of scenes beyond the sky!
Horatius Bomar. 1856. a.

263 Verzage nicht, o Haiflein klein. C. P. M.
1 FEAR not, 0 little flock, the foe
Who madly seeks your overthrow;
Dread not his rage and power:
What though your courage sometimes faints,
His seeming triumph o'er God's saints
Lasts but a little hour.
2 Be of good cheer; your cause belongs
To Him who can avenge your wrongs;
Leave it to Him, our Lord.
Though hidden yet from mortal eyes,
Salvation shall for you arise:
He girdeth on His sword

3. As true as God's own Word is true,
Not earth nor hell with all their crew
Against us shall prevail.
A jest and by-word are they grown :
God is with us; we are His own;
Our victory cannot fail. 195

4 Amen, Lord Jesus, grant our prayer!
Great Captain, now Thine arm make bare;
Fight for us once again
So shall Thy saints and martyrs raise
A mighty chorus to Thy praise,
World without end. Amen.
Miss Winkworth. 1855.
From Gustavus Adolphus. 1631.

264. PSALM 48. S. M. 1 GREAT is the Lord our God, And let His praise be great; He makes His churches His abode, His most delightful seat.

2 These temples of His grace,
How beautiful they stand!

The honors of our native place,
And bulwarks of our land.

3 In Zion God is known
A Refuge in distress;

How bright has His salvation shone
Through all her palaces!

4 0ft have our fathers told,
Our eyes have often seen,

How well our God secures the fold,
Where His own sheep have been.

5 In every new distress
We'll to His house repair,
We'll think upon His wondrous grace,
And seek deliverance there.
Watts. 1719.

26.5 PSALM 27. C. M. 1 THE Lord of glory is my Light, And my Salvation too: God is my Strength, nor will I fear What all my foes can do.

2 One privilege my heart desires;
O grant me an abode
Among the churches of Thy saints,
The temples of my God!

3 There shall I offer my requests,
And see Thy beauty still;
Shall hear Thy messages of love,
And there inquire Thy will.

4. When troubles rise, and storms appear,
There may His children hide;
God has a strong pavilion, where
He makes my soul abide.

5 Now shall my head be lifted high
Above my foes around,
And songs of joy and victory
Within Thy temple sound. Watts. 1719.

266 8,7.
1 ZIon stands with hills surrounded;
Zion, kept by Power divine;
All her foes shall be confounded,
Though the world in arms combine.
Happy Zion,
What a favored lot is thine !
2 Every human tie may perish;
Friend to friend unfaithful prove;
Mothers cease their own to cherish;
Heaven and earth at last remove:
But no changes
Can attend Jehovah's love.

3 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.
Thomas Kelly, 1804.

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