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3. This speck of earth is not thy home,
Nor mortal joys thine end : Beyond the starry-spangled dome Thy boundless views extend.
4. Why fondly pluck the withering flowers
That only deck thy tomb, Whilst amaranthine wreaths and bowers For thee immortal bloom?
Cast flesh and sin away;
2. Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love; But there's a nobler rest above : To that our longing souls aspire, With cheerful hope and strong desire.
3. No more fatigue, no more distress; Nor sin nor death shall reach the place; No groans shall mingle with the songs That dwell upon immortal tongues.
No rude alarms of angry foes,
234. L. M.
1. FROM north and south, from east and west, Advance the myriads of the blest : From every
clime of earth they come, And find in heaven a common home.
5. See how along the immortal meads His glorious host the Saviour leads, And brings the myriads none can count To seats of joy on Zion's mount !
Cheerful in God
The nations round
Pursue his praise
While round his throne
Jehovah reigns! be all our song.
2. Ye princes, boast no more your crowns, But lay the glittering trifles down
In lowly honour at his feet:
3. Tremble, ye pageants of a day, Form'd like your slaves of brittle clay,
Down to the dust your sceptres bend :
To everlasting years he reigns,
Her sacred turrets to destroy :
Ensure her safety and her joy.
237. P. M.
1. Hear what God, the Lord, hath spoken:
“O my people, faint and few, Comfortless, afflicted, broken,
Fair abodes I build for you: Themes 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 :
Peace and righteousness shall reign;