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So didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a name illustrious.

Look down from heaven, and see, from thy holy and glorious dwelling:

Where is thy zeal, and thy mighty power,

The yearning of thy bowels, and thy tender affections? are they restrained from us?

Verily, thou art our Father; for Abraham knoweth us not,
And Israel doth not acknowledge us.
Thou, O Jehovah, art our Father:

O deliver us for the sake of thy name!

Wherefore, O Jehovah, dost thou suffer us to err from thy ways?

To harden our hearts from the fear of thee?

Return, for the sake, of thy servants;

For the sake of the tribes of thine inheritance,

It is little, that they have taken possession of thy holy mountain;

That our enemies have trodden down thy sanctuary:
We have long been as those, whom thou hast not ruled;
Who have not been called by thy name.

O! that thou wouldst rend the heavens, that thou wouldst descend;

That the mountains might flow down at thy presence;
As the fire kindleth the dry fuel;

As the fire causeth the waters to boil:

To make known thy name to thine enemies;

That the nations might tremble at thy presence.

When thou didst wonderful things, which we expected not; Thou didst descend; at thy presence the mountains flowed

down.

For never have men heard, nor perceived by the ear;

Nor hath eye seen, a God beside thee,

Who doeth such things for those that trust in him.
Thou meetest with joy those, who work righteousness;
Who in thy ways remember thee;

Lo! Thou art angry; for we have sinned;

Because of our deeds; for we have been rebellious.

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Therefore thou hast hidden thy face from us;

And hast delivered us up into the hand of our iniquities.
But thou, O Jehovah, thou art our Father;
We are the clay, and thou hast formed us:
We are all of us the work of thy hands.
Be not wroth, O Jehovah, to the uttermost;
Nor forever remember iniquity.

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Behold, look upon us, we beseech thee; we are all thy people

Thy holy cities are become a wilderness;

Sion is become a wilderness; Jerusalem is desolate.

Our holy and glorious temple,
Wherein our fathers praised thee,
Is utterly burnt up with fire;

And all the objects of our desire are become a devastation.
Wilt thou contain thyself at these things, O Jehovah?
Wilt thou keep silence, and still grievously afflict us?

GLORY OF THE CHURCH OF GOD PREDICTED.

CHAPTER LX. LXI. VERSES 1-5, LXII. VERSES 1-4.
ARISE, be thou enlightened; for thy light is come;
And the gory of Jehovah is risen upon thee.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth;
And a thick vapour the nations:
But upon thee shall Jehovah arise;

And his glory upon thee shall be conspicuous.
And the nations shall walk in thy light;

And kings in the brightness of thy sun-rising.
Lift up thine eyes round about, and see;

All of them are gathered together, they come unto thee;
Thy sons shall come from afar;

And thy daughters shall be carried at the side.
Then shalt thou fear, and overflow with joy;
And thy heart shall be ruffled, and dilated;
When the riches of the sea shall be poured in upon thee;
When the wealth of the nations shall come unto thee;
An inundation of camels shall cover thee.

The dromedaries of Midian and Epha;

All of them from Saba shall come:

Gold and frankincense shall they bear;
And the praise of Jehovah shall they joyfully proclaim.
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered unto thee;
Unto thee shall the rams of Nebaioth minister;
They shall ascend with acceptance on mine altar;
And my beauteous house I will yet beautify.
Who are these, that fly like a cloud?
And like doves upon the wing?

Verily the distant coasts shall await me;
And the ships of Tarshish among the first:
To bring thy sons from afar ;

Their silver and their gold with them :

Because of the name of Jehovah thy God;

And of the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

And the sons of the stranger shall build up thy walls;

And their kings shall minister unto thee:

For in my wrath I smote thee;

But in my favour I will embrace thee with the most tender

affection.

And thy gates shall be open continually;

By day, or by night, they shall not be shut:
To bring unto thee the wealth of the nations:
And that their kings may come pompously attended.
For that nation, and that kingdom,
Which will not serve thee, shall perish;
Yea, those nations shall be utterly desolated.
The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee;
The fir-tree, the pine, and the box together:
To adorn the place of my sanctuary;

And that I may glorify the place, whereon I rest my feet.
And the sons of thine oppressors shall come bending before
thee;

And all, that scornfully rejected thee, shall do obeisance to the soles of thy feet:

And they shall call thee, The city of Jehovah ;
The Sion of the Holy One of Israel.
Instead of thy being forsaken,

And hated, so that no one passed through thee,
I will make thee an everlasting boast;

A subject of joy for perpetual generations.

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And thou shalt know that I Jehovah am thy Saviour;
And that thy Redeemer is the Mighty One of Jacob.
Instead of brass, I will bring gold;

And instead of iron, I will bring silver:

And instead of wood, brass;

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And instead of stones, iron.

And I will make thine inspectors peace;
And thine exactors, righteousness.
Violence shall no more be heard in the land;
Destruction and calamity, in thy borders:
But thou shalt call thy walls salvation
And thy gates, praise.

No longer shalt thou have the sun for light by day;

And thy God shall be thy glory.

Thy sun shall no more go down;
Neither shall thy moon wane:

For Jehovah shall be thine everlasting light;

Nor by night shall the brightness of the moon enlighten thee;

For Jehovah shall be to thee an everlasting light,

And the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
And thy people shall be all righteous;

Forever shall they possess the land:

The cion of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

The little one shall become a thousand;
And the small one a strong nation;

I Jehovah in due time will hasten it.
The spirit of Jehovah is upon me,
Because Jehovah hath anointed me.

To publish glad tidings to the meek hath he sent me;
To bind up the broken-hearted:

To proclaim to the captives freedom;

And to the bounden, perfect liberty:

To proclaim the year of acceptance with Jehovah ;
And the day of vengeance of our God.

To comfort all those that mourn;

To impart [gladness] to the mourners of Sion:
To give them a beautiful crown, instead of ashes:
The oil of gladness instead of sorrow;

The clothing of praise, instead of the spirit of heavine s.

That they may be called trees approved;

The plantation of Jehovah for his glory.

And they that spring from thee shall bulld up the ruins of old

times;

They shall restore the ancient desolations;
They shall repair the cities laid waste:
The desolations of continued ages.

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For Sion's sake I will not keep silence; And for the sake of Jerusalem I will not rest:

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Until her righteousness break forth as a strong light:
And her salvation, like a blazing torch.

And the nations shall see thy righteousness;

And all the kings, thy glory:

And thou shalt be called by a new name,
Which the mouth of Jehovah shall fix upon thee.

And thou shalt be a beautiful crown in the hand of Jehovah ;

And a royal diadem in the grasp of thy God.

No more shall it be said unto thee, Thou forsaken!
Neither to thy land shall it be said any more, Thou desolate!
But thou shalt be called, The object of my delight;

And thy land, The wedded matron:

For Jehovah shall delight in thee;
And thy land shall be joined in marriage.

THE COMING OF A DEVASTATING ARMY.
JOEL CHAPTER II. VERSES 1--13.

TRANSLATED BY ARCHBISHOP NEWCOMBE.

BLOW ye the trumpet in Sion;

And sound an alarm in mine holy mountain:
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:
For the day of Jehovah cometh, for it is near:
A day of darkness and gloominess;

A day of clouds and of thick darkness.
As the dusk spread upon the mountains,
Cometh a numerous people and a strong.

Like them there hath not been of old time,
And after them there shall not be,

Even to the years of many generations.
Before them a fire devoureth,

And behind a flame burneth;

The land is as the garden of Eden before them,
And behind them a desolate wilderness:

Yea, and nothing shall escape them.

Their appearance shall be like the appearance of horses, And like horsemen shall they run;

Like the sound of chariots on the tops of the mountains shall they leap;

Like the sound of a flame of fire which devoureth stubble.
They shall be like a strong people set in battle array.
Before them shall the people be much pained:
All faces shall gather blackness,
They shall run like mighty men;
Like warriors shall they climb the wall:
And they shall march every one in his way;
Neither shall they turn aside from their paths;
Neither shall one thrust another:

They shall march each in his road;

And if they fall upon the sword they shall not be wounded.
They shall run to and fro in the city, they shall run upon
the wall, they shall climb up into the houses:
They shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

And very terrible; and who shall be able to bear it?
Yet even now saith Jehovah,

Before them the earth quaketh, the heavens tremble: The sun and moon are darkened;

And the stars withdraw their shining.

And Jehovah shall utter his voice before his army:
For his camp is very great;

For he is strong that executeth his word :

For the day of Jehovah is great;

Turn ye unto me with all your heart;

With fasting and with weeping and with mourning:
And rend your hearts, and not your garments;
And turn unto Jehovah your God:

For he is gracions and merciful,
Slow to anger and of great kindness,
And repenteth him of evil.

FROM THE THIRD CHAPTER OF HABAKKUK. ADOPTED, WITH SLIGHT VARIATIONS, FROM TRANSLATION OF ARCHBISHOP NEWCOME.

GOD came from Teman,

And the Holy One from mount Paran :
His glory covered the heavens,

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