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His power shall break their countless spears,
Fill the rash heathen host with fears,
And humble Israel's pride.
Thus shall his awful voice reply,—
"Though my beloved Son shall die,
For man's offences slain ;
Yet from the dead shall Jesus rise
On wings triumphant to the skies,
And there for ever reign."
Assembled angels then shall hear
The Majesty of God declare
"Thou art indeed my own
Beloved Son-to Heaven and earth
This day do I proclaim thy birth,
Thy glory and thy crown."
"Ask for thy right-stretch forth thine hand
States, kingdoms, empires, every land
And language shall be thine;
The north, the south, the east, the west,
Shall be beneath thy sceptre blest,
The source of grace divine.
"Thy rod with chast'ning stripes shall prove
The faith of those who make thy love
Their being's end and aim;
But crush beneath its vengeance those,
Whose impious lips shall dare oppose
Thy gospel and thy name."
Ye princes! upon earth that reign,
Learn heav'nly wisdom;-strive to gain
Your subjects' just applause:
Jesus-the King of kings-revere,
His boundless love rejoice to hear,
But tremble at his laws.
Tremble!-lest ye the Lord offend;
No more to lifeless idols bend;
The cross of Christ embrace :
For blest is he-and he alone
Whose soul relies on Zion's throne
Of mercy and of grace.
I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.-Psalm cxxii. ver. 1.
As camels, journeying o'er the waste,
Long in the fertile vale to taste
The cool-refreshing stream :
So does the Christian long to view
The sabbath morn arise,
That he may feast on heav'nly dew,
And drink divine supplies.
Weary with toils-with cares opprest
He seeks for an abode,
Awhile from toils and cares to rest,
And commune with his God.
Oh! how delightful is the place,
The gospel of eternal peace,
And preach its Author's name!