Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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4 Who can faint, while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’assuage?
Grace which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.
 
5 Round each habitation hov’ring,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring,
Showing that the Lord is near:
 
6 Thus deriving from their banner,
Light by night and shade by day;
Sweetly they enjoy the Spirit,
Which he gives them when they pray.
 
7 Bless’d inhabitants of Zion,
Purchas’d with the Savior’s blood!
Jesus whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.
 
8 While in love his people raises,
With himself to reign as kings;
All, as priests, his solemn praises,
Each for a thank-offering brings.
 
9 Savior, since of Zion’s city
I thorugh grace a member am;
Though the world despise and pity,
I will glory in thy name.
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4 Who can faint, while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’assuage?
Grace which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.
 
5 Round each habitation hov’ring,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring,
Showing that the Lord is near:
 
6 Thus deriving from their banner,
Light by night and shade by day;
Sweetly they enjoy the Spirit,
Which he gives them when they pray.
 
7 Bless’d inhabitants of Zion,
Purchas’d with the Savior’s blood!
Jesus whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.
 
8 While in love his people raises,
With himself to reign as kings;
All, as priests, his solemn praises,
Each for a thank-offering brings.
 
9 Savior, since of Zion’s city
I thorugh grace a member am;
Though the world despise and pity,
I will glory in thy name.
  [p. 10]
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