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SINAI AND SION




When God descends, a streaming fire
Attends him through the sky;
Thick clouds compose his dark attire,
And vivid lightnings fly.


Impervious wreaths of smoke surround,
And hide his awful seat;
Incessant thunders roar around,
Or murmur at his feet.


'Twas thus on Sinaiís lofty hill,
Jehovah once appeared;
The trumpet loud proclaimed his will,
And trembling Israel heard.


They trembling heard, but straight forgot
The terrors of the day;
They scarcely left the awful spot,
Before they went astray.


Their solemn vows they soon revoke,
False and ungrateful prove;
Forget the tempest, fire and smoke,
Their Makerís wrath and love.


What Sinaiís terror neíer could do,
That Sion's God performs;
'Tis he that creates our hearts anew,
And strengthens feeble worms.


He gently leads our wandering souls
In paths of righteousness;
And all our passions he controls,
By his all-powerful grace.


From Sinai we to Sion fly,
The city of our God;
Unawed and fearless we draw nigh,
And make it our abode.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: Ex 20:20; Ps 77:20; Ps 78:36; Is 59:17; Gal 4:24; Heb 8:9; Heb 12:17;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 337
      MUSIC
      Name: WINDSOR
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1533,1591
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