Psalm 132:1. 5 13-18. L. M.
At the settlement of a church;
or, The ordination of a Minister.
Where shall we go to seek and find
An habitation for our God,
A dwelling for th’ Eternal Mind
Amongst the sons of flesh and blood?
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 blest.
Here will I fix my gracious throne,
And reign for ever, saith the Lord;
Here shall my power, and love be known,
And blessings shall attend my word.
Here will I meet the hungry poor,
And fill their souls with living bread;
Sinners that wait before my door,
With sweet provision shall be fed.
Girded with truth and cloth’d with grace,
My priests, my ministers shall shine:
Not Aaron, in his costly dress,
Made an appearance so divine.
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.
[Jesus shall see a numerous seed
Born here, t’ uphold his glorious Name;
His crown shall flourish on his head,
While all his foes are cloth’d with shame!]