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When marching to thy blest abode the

When marching to thy blest abode,
the wond'ring multitude surveyed
The pompous state of thee, our God,
in robes of majesty arrayed;

Sweet-singing Levites led the van,
loud instruments brought up the rear;
Between both troops a virgin train
With voice and timbrel charmed the ear.

This was the burden of their song,
"in full assemblies bless the .Lord,
"All, who to Israel's tribes belong,
the God of Israel's praise record."

Nor little Benjamin alone
from neighb'ring bounds did there attend,
Nor only Judah's nearer throne
Her counselors instate did send;

But Zebulon's remoter seat,
and Naphtali's more distant coast,
(The grand procession to complete,)
sent up their, tribes, a princely host.

Thus God to strength and union brought
our tribes, at strife till that blest hour;
This work, which thou, O God, hast wrought,
Confirm with fresh recruits of power.

To visit Salem, Lord, descend,
and Zion thy terrestrial throne;
Where kings with presents shall attend,
and thee with offered crowns atone.

Break down the spearmen's ranks, who threat
like pampered herds of savage might:
Their silver armored chiefs defeat,
Who in destructive war delight.

Egypt shall then to God stretch forth
her hands, and Afric homage bring.
The scattered kingdoms of the earth
their common Sov'reign s praises sing.

Who, mounted on the loftiest sphere
of ancient heav'n sublimely rides;
From whence his dreadful voice we hear,
like that of warring winds and tides.

Ascribe ye pow'r to God most high,
of humble Israel he takes care;
Whose strength from out the dusky sky
darts shining terrors through the air.

How dreadful are the sacred courts,
where God has fixed his earthly throne!
His strength his feeble saints supports;
to God give praise, and him alone.

marker 99
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Bible Refs: Ps 68:24-35;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 68
      Name: ST. PANCRAS
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 794Eb
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