Изображения страниц
PDF
EPUB

6 We would see Jesus : this is all we're need

ing; Strength, joy, and willingness come with

the sight; We would see Jesus, dying, risen, pleading ; Then welcome day, and farewell mortal night.

Ellen Ellis.

630

S. M. I LOVE Thy kingdom, Lord,

The house of Thine abode,
The church our blest Redeemer saved

With His own precious blood.

2 For her my tears shall fall ;

For her my prayers ascend ;
To her my cares and toils be given,

Till toils and cares shall end.

3 Beyond my highest joy

I prize her heavenly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,

Her hymns of love and praise. 4 Jesus, Thou friend divine,

Our Saviour and our King,
Thy hand from every snare and foe

Shall great deliverance bring.

5 Sure as Thy truth shall last,

to Zion shall be given The brightest glories earth can yield, And brighter bliss of heaven.

T. Dwight.

631

S. M.
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 Oft 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.

1. Watts.

632

88, s. 81. GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God ;
He whose word cannot be broken,

Form'd 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 tassuage ? Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,

Never fails from age to age.
3 Round each habitation hovering,

See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a covering,

Showing that the Lord is near ;
Thus deriving from their banner,

Light by night, and shade by day,
Safe they feed upon the manna

Which He gives them when they pray. 4 Blest inhabitants of Zion,

Washed in the Redeemer's blood ! Jesus, whom their souls rely on,

Makes them kings and priests to God. 'T is His love His people raises

Over self to reign as kings :
And as priests, His solemn praises
Each for a thank-offering brings.

J. Newton.

633

7s, 6s. 81. THE Church's one foundation

Is Jesus Christ her Lord ;
She is His new creation

By water and the word ;
From heav'n He came and sought her

To be His holy bride ;
With His own blood He bought her,

And for her life He died.

2 Elect from every nation,

Yet one o'er all the earth, Her charter of salvation

One Lord, one faith, one birth ; One holy name she blesses,

Partakes one holy food, And to one hope she presses,

With every grace endued. 3 Though with a scornful wonder,

Men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,

By heresies distressed ;
Yet saints their watch are keeping,

Their cry goes up, “How long ?
And soon the night of weeping

Shall be the morn of song.

4 'Mid toil and tribulation,

And tumult of her war, She waits the consummation

Of peace for evermore ; Till with the vision glorious

Her longing eyes are blest, And the great church victorious

Shall be the church at rest.

5 Yet she on earth hath union

With God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion

With those whose rest is won;
O happy ones and holy !

Lord, give us grace, that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with Thee.

S. J. Stone.

634

11,11,11,5. LORD of our life, and God of our salvation, Star of our night, and hope of ev'ry na

tion, Hear and receive Thy Church's supplication,

Lord God Almighty. 2 See round Thine ark the hungry billows

curling; See how Thy foes their banners are unfurl

ing, Lord, while their darts envenomed they are hurling,

Thou canst preserve us.

3 Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor

faileth, Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin

assaileth, Lord, o'er Thy church nor death nor hell prevaileth,

Grant us Thy peace, Lord. 4 Peace in our hearts, our evil thoughts as

suaging, Peace in Thy church, where brothers are

engaging, Peace, when the world its busy war is waging,

Send us, O Saviour. 5 Grant us Thy help till foes are backward

driven, Grant them Thy truth, that they may be

forgiven, Grant peace on earth, and, after we have striven, Peace in Thy Heaven.

M. A. von Löwenstern. Tr. P. Pusey.

« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »