Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Hymn 33 • What wond’rous things we now behold
HYMN 33 L. M.
 
1 What wond’rous things we now behold,
Which were declar’d from days of old,
By prophets, who, in vision clear,
Beheld those glories from afar.
 
2 The visions which Almighty God,
Confirm’d by his unchanging word,
That to the ages then unborn,
His greatest work he would perform.
 
3 The second time he’d set his hand
To gather Israel to their land,
Fulfil the cov’nants he had made,
And pour his blessings on their head.
 
4 When Moab’s remnant, long oppress’d,
Should gather’d be and greatly blest:
And Ammon’s children, scatter’d wide,
Return with joy, in peace abide.
 
5 While Elam’s race a feeble band,
Receive a share in the blest land;
And Gentiles, all their power display
To hasten on the glorious day.
 
6 Then Ephraim’s sons, a warlike race,
Shall haste in peace and see their rest, [p. 43]
Hymn 33 • What wond’rous things we now behold
HYMN 33 L. M.
 
1 What wond’rous things we now behold,
Which were declar’d from days of old,
By prophets, who, in vision clear,
Beheld those glories from afar.
 
2 The visions which Almighty God,
Confirm’d by his unchanging word,
That to the ages then unborn,
His greatest work he would perform.
 
3 The second time he’d set his hand
To gather Israel to their land,
Fulfil the cov’nants he had made,
And pour his blessings on their head.
 
4 When Moab’s remnant, long oppress’d,
Should gather’d be and greatly blest:
And Ammon’s children, scatter’d wide,
Return with joy, in peace abide.
 
5 While Elam’s race a feeble band,
Receive a share in the blest land;
And Gentiles, all their power display
To hasten on the glorious day.
 
6 Then Ephraim’s sons, a warlike race,
Shall haste in peace and see their rest, [p. 43]
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