1 Thy people, Lord, who trust Thy word,
And wait the smiling of Thy face,
Assemble round Thy mercy-seat,
And plead the promise ofThy grace.
2 Hast Thou not sworn to give Thy Son
To be a light to Gentile lands;
To open the benighted eye,
And loose the wretched prisoners' bands ?
3 Hast Thou not said, from sea to sea
His vast dominion shall extend,
That every tongue shall call him Lord,
And every knee before him bend?
4 Now let the happy time appear,
The time to favour Zion come:
Send forth Thy heralds far and near
To call Thy banished people home.
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