Scripture Verse

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 14:7


François H. Barthélémon (1741–1808)

Words: Will­iam H. Bath­urst, Psalms and Hymns 1831, pag­es 266–67.

Music: Bal­ler­ma Fran­çois H. Bar­thé­lé­mon (1741–1808), adapt­ed by Ro­bert Simp­son in A Se­lect­ion of Or­ig­in­al Sac­red Mu­sic, 1833 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Bathurst (1796–1877)


O how is Zion’s glo­ry gone!
And vengeance, like a flood,
Hath quenched her power, and not a stone
Marks where her temple stood.

How are thy streets, Je­ru­sa­lem,
By careless strangers trod!
And crushed thy once proud diadem
Before the wrath of God!

How are thy friendless exiles sent
Through distant lands to roam!
Yet in each place of banishment
They cannot find a home.

O Lord, look down with pitying eye
Upon Thine ancient race;
And bring Thy promised mercy nigh,
And show Thy saving grace.

Remove the veil that long hath hid
The Sav­ior from their sight;
Conquer their prejudice, and bid
Their darkness turn to light.

O bring Thy scattered sheep again,
And feed them as of old;
Let Christ o’er all His people reign,
One Shepherd, and one fold.