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At the Settlement of a Church. Ps. 132. 5, 13-18

I. Watts    L.M.

1
Where shall we go to seek and find
A habitation for our God;
A dwelling for the Eternal Mind,
Amongst the sons of flesh and blood?

2
The God of Jacob chose the hill
Of Zion, for his ancient rest;
And Zion is his dwelling still;
His church is with his presence blessed.

3
“Here will I fix my gracious throne,
And reign for ever,” says the Lord;
“Here shall my power and love be known,
And blessings shall attend my word.

4
“Here I will meet the hungry poor,
And fill their souls with living bread;
Sinners that wait before my door,
With sweet provisions shall be fed.

5
“Girded with truth, and full of grace,
My priests, my ministers shall shine;
Not Aaron, in his costly dress,
Made an appearance so divine.

6
“The saints, unable to contain
Their inward joys, shall shout and sing,
The Son of David here shall reign,
And Zion triumph in her King.”