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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
“ 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.
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,
Where skies meridian beam,
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,
Where holy men proclaim
The gospel of eternal peace,
And preach its Author's name!