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3 One army of the living God,
To his command we bow;
Part of the host have crossed the flood,
And part are crossing now.

4 O God, be thou our constant guide!
Then, when the word is given,
Bid death's cold flood its waves divide,
And land us safe in heaven.

301.

Future Peace and Glory of the Church.

1 HEAR What God, the Lord, hath spoken: "O my people, faint and few, Comfortless, afflicted, broken,

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COWPER.

Fair abodes I build for you; Scenes of heartfelt tribulation

Shall no more perplex your ways; You shall name your walls salvation, And your gates shall all be praise.

2 "There, like streams that feed the garden,
Pleasures without end shall flow;
For the Lord, your faith rewarding,
All his bounty shall bestow:
Still in undisturbed possession

Peace and righteousness shall reign;
Never shall you feel oppression,
Hear the voice of war again.

3 "Ye, no more your suns descending, Waning moons no more shall see; But, your griefs for ever ending,

Find eternal noon in me:

God shall rise, and, shining o'er you,
Change to day the gloom of night;

He, the Lord, shall be your glory,
God your everlasting light."

302.

Zion, the City of God.

1 GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!

He whose word cannot be broken
Formed thee for his own abode.
2 On the Rock of Ages founded,

What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,

Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.
3 See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove.

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J. NEWTON.

4 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.

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303.

POPE.

Predicted Glory of the Messiah's Kingdom.

1 RISE, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise! Exalt thy towering head, and lift thine eyes! See heaven its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day!

2 See a long race thy spacious courts adorn,
See future sons and daughters yet unborn,
In crowding ranks on every side arise,
Demanding life, impatient for the skies!

3 See barbarous nations at thy gates attend,
Walk in thy light, and in thy temples bend:
See thy bright altars thronged with prostrate kings,
While every land its joyous tribute brings.

4 The seas shall waste, the skies to smoke decay,
Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away;
But fixed his word, his saving power remains;
Thy realm shall last, thy own Messiah reigns.

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304.

The Good Shepherd and his Flock.

GREEN pastures and clear streams,
Freedom and quiet rest,
Christ's flock enjoy, beneath his beams,
Or in his shadow, blest.

4

S. M.

2 Secure amidst alarms

From violence or snares,
The lambs he gathers in his arms,
And in his bosom bears.

3 The wounded and the weak
He comforts, heals, and binds;
The lost he came from heaven to seek,
And saves them when he finds.

MONTGOMERY.

Conflicts and trials done,
His glory they behold,
Where Jesus and his flock are one,
One Shepherd and one fold.

C. M.

305.

The Church founded on a Rock.

A. C. COXE.

1 O WHERE are kings and empires now Of old that went and came?

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But Holy Church is praying yet,
A thousand years the same.
Mark ye her holy battlements,

And her foundations strong;
And hear within her solemn voice,
And her unending song.

2 For not like kingdoms of the world
The Holy Church of God!
Though earthquake shocks are rocking her,
And tempests are abroad,

Unshaken as eternal hills,

Immovable she stands,

A mountain that shall fill the earth,
A fane unbuilt by hands.

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306.

ANONYMOUS.

The Church victorious.

1 DAUGHTER of Zion, awake from thy sadness; Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more: Bright o'er thy hills dawns the daystar of gladness; Arise, for the night of thy sorrow is o'er.

2 Strong were thy foes; but the arm that subdued them,

And scattered their legions, was mightier far; They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them;

Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war.

3 Daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be Shout, for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee The oppressor is vanquished, and Zion,is free

307.

The Church.

1 O LORD of life, and truth, and grace,
Ere nature was begun!
Make welcome to our erring race
Thy Spirit and thy Son.

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2 We hail the Church built high o'er all
The heathen's rage and scoff;
Thy providence its fenced wall,-
"The Lamb the light thereof."

FROTHINGHAM.

3 Thy Christ hath reached his heavenly seat
Through sorrows and through scars;

The golden lamps are at his feet,
And in his hand the stars.

▲ O may he walk among us here,
With his rebuke and love;
A brightness o'er this lower sphere,
A ray from worlds above.

308.

Christ the Rock of Ages.

1 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From thy side, a healing flood,
Be of fear and sin the cure;
Save from wrath, and make me pure.

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TOPLADY.

2 Should my tears for ever flow,
Should my zeal no languor know,
This for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and thou alone:

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