« السابقةمتابعة »
C. M. SCOTCH PARAPHRASES. The universal Triumphs of the Messiah's Kingdom. Is. ii. 2–6. 1 BEHOLD, the mountain of the Lord
In latter days shall rise
And draw the wondering eyes. 2 To this the joyful nations round,
All tribes and tongues, shall flow;
And to his house, we'll go.
3 The beam that shines from Zion hill
Shall lighten every land;
Shall all the world command.
4 Among the nations he shall judge ;
His judgments truth shall guide ;
And quell the sinner's pride.
Disturb those peaceful years;
To pruning-hooks their spears.
Shall crowds of slain deplore;
C. M. Scotch PARAPHRASES.
Living Waters. Is. lv. 1 HO! ye that thirst, approach the spring
Where living waters flow; Free to that sacred fountain, all,
Without a price, may go.
Will ye in crowds repair ?
On trifles light as air?
That health and pleasure give; Incline your ear, and come to me;
The soul that hears shall live. 4 Behold, he comes; your Leader comes,
With might and honor crowned A Witness who shall spread my name
To earth's remotest bound. 5 See! nations hasten to his call
From every distant shore ;
And Israel's God adore.
C. M. Scotch PARAPHRASES.
Exalted in my might;
I place supreme delight.
2 On him, in rich effusion poured,
My Spirit shall descend ;
To earth's remotest end.
No threats from him proceed;
Nor break the bruised reed. 4 The feeble spark to flames he'll raise;
The weak will not despise ; Judgment he shall bring forth to truth,
And make the fallen rise.
Shall never know decline;
Receive the law divine.
WATTS. The Messiah predicted. 1 THE lands that long in darkness lay
Now have beheld a heavenly light; Nations that sat in death's cold shade
Are blessed with beams divinely bright. 2 The virgin's promised Son is born:
Behold the expected Child appear ! What shall his names or titles be?
“The Wonderful, the Counsellor." 3 The government of earth and seas
Upon his shoulders shall be laid ; His wide dominions shall increase,
And honors to his name be paid.
4 Jesus, the holy Child, shall sit
High on his father David's throne,
And reign to ages yet unknown.
C. M. Scotch PARAPHRASES. The Sufferings of Christ foreshown. Is. liii. 1 THE Savior comes! no outward pomp
Bespeaks his presence nigh; No earthly beauty shines in him,
To draw the carnal eye.
Amidst the desert grows,
The heavenly Savior rose.
Behold a man of woe !
Through all his life below.
In patient silence stood !
When brought to shed its blood. 5 'Midst sinners low in dust he lay;
The rich a grave supplied ; Unspotted was his blameless life;
Unstained by sin he died.
And baffle all his foes ;
DODDRIDGE. The Riches of pardoning Grace. Is. xliv. 22, 23. 1 LET heaven burst forth into a song;
Let earth reflect the joyful sound;
And shout, ye forests, all around. 2 The Lord his Israel hath redeemed,
Hath made his mourning people glad,
In their salvation hath displayed. 3 Unnumbered sins, like sable clouds,
Veiled every cheerful ray of joy,
While lightnings pointed to destroy. 4 He spoke, and all the clouds dispersed,
And heaven unveiled its shining face ;
Decked in the golden beams of grace.
DRUMMOND. Prepare ye the Way of the Lord. 1 A VOICE from the desert comes awful and shrill,
The Lord is advancing ! prepare ye the way! The word of Jehovah he comes to fulfil,
And o’er the dark world pour the splendor of day2 Bring down the proud mountain, though towering
to heaven, And be the low valley exalted on high ; The rough path and crooked be made smooth and
even, For, Zion! your King, your Redeemer is nigh.