Remember the people You purchased of old, the tribe of Your inheritance, whom You redeemed—Mount Zion, where you dwelt. Psalm 74:2
Words: Thomas Cotterill, 1819.
Music: DePauw Robert G. McCutchan, 1930 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Cotterill (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Great God of Abraham! hear our prayer
Let Abraham’s seed Thy mercy share;
O may they now at length return,
And look on Him they pierced, and mourn.
Remember Jacob’s flock of old;
Bring home the wanderers to Thy fold;
Remember too Thy promised word,
Israel at last shall seek the Lord.
Though outcasts still, estranged from Thee,
Cut off from their own olive tree;
Why should they longer such remain?
For Thou canst graft them in again.
Lord, put Thy law within their hearts,
And write it in their inward parts;
The veil of darkness rend in two,
Which hides Messiah from their view.
Oh! haste the day, foretold so long,
When Jew and Greek, a glorious throng,
One house shall seek, one prayer shall pour,
And one Redeemer shall adore!