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2 Whom the Lord our God did choose
To the farthest lands to go :
Holiest seed on earth to sow.
3 In the New Jerusalem
Twelve foundations firm are laid:
Is the glorious building stayed.
4. Firmly built on them, may we,
Bound to Christ our Corner-stone,
One in heart, in doctrine one.
5* God the Father, God the Son,
God the Holy Ghost we bless;
3 God there in glory reigneth,
The Fount of all delight :
4 Those mansions, who attaineth
Hath undisturbed repose:
5 Our hope doth there invite us :
Our vows all thither tend :
6 Sun of our native country,
All glory be to Thee;
W. E. Green. (tr.)
How bright these glorious spirits shine !
Whence all their white array ?
Of everlasting day?
Lo! these are they from sufferings great
Who came to realms of light;
Those robes which shine so bright.
3 Now with triumphal palms they stand
Before the throne on high,
The glories of the sky.
Tunes every mouth to sing ;
With glad hosannas ring.
Nor suns with scorching ray ;
Diffuse eternal day. 6 The Lamb, which dwells amidst the throne,
Shall o'er them still preside,
And all their footsteps guide. 7 'Mong pastures green He'll lead His flock,
Where living streams appear ;
1. Watts & W. Cameron.
This innumerable throng,
Hymning one triumphant song ?
Blessing, honour, glory, power,
New dominion every hour."
2 These through fiery trials trod;
These from great affliction came ;
Sealed with His Almighty Name,
pure and white,
More than conquerors they stand. 3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown,
On immortal fruits they feed ;
Shall to living fountains lead :
Perfect love dispels all fear;
Their Lord and ours the same;
We bless Thy holy Name.
As with them to partake
HYMNS FOR VARIOUS TIMES
[Advent. 1 CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies ;
Christ, the true, the only Light ;
Triumph o'er the shades of night !
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Till Thy mercy's beams I see ;
3 Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief ;
Scatter all my unbelief;