Thursday, April 11, 2013

O Zion Haste

I don't think of myself as a person who really enjoys poetry.  It's sometime hard for me to wrap my brain around it; but on the other hand I enjoy hymns a lot.  And there are times when God uses those words to impact me in a new way. 

A few weeks ago, while we were visiting Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian, was one of those times.  I'd encourage you take a few minutes and reflect on the words.  They are excellent!

O Zion, haste, your mission high fulfilling,
to tell to all the world that God is light,
that he who made all nations is not willing
one soul should perish, lost in shades of night.

Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption, and release.

Behold how many thousands still are lying,
bound in the darksome prison-house of sin,
with none to tell them of the Savior's dying,
or of the life he died for them to win. (Refrain)

Proclaim to ev'ry people, tongue, and nation
that God, in whom they live and move, is love;
tell how he stooped to save his lost creation,
and died on earth that we might live in love. (Refrain)

Give of your sons to bear the message glorious;
give of your wealth to speed them on their way;
pour out your soul for them in prayer victorious,
and all your spending Jesus will repay. (Refrain)

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