I have raised Him up in righteousness, and I will direct all His ways: He shall build My city, and He shall let go My captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.
Words: Thomas Kelly, Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture, third edition (Dublin: J. & J. Carrick, printers, 1809).
Music: Kelveden William Blow, Jr., 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Blow (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Thus saith God of His Anointed:
He shall let My people go;
’Tis the work for Him appointed,
’Tis the work that He shall do;
And My city
He shall found, and build it, too.
He whom man with scorn refuses,
Whom the favored nation hates,
He it is Jehovah chooses,
Him the highest place awaits;
Kings and princes
Shall do homage at His gates.
He shall humble all the scorners,
He shall fill His foes with shame;
He shall rise and comfort mourners
By the sweetness of His name;
To the captives
He shall liberty proclaim.
He shall gather those that wandered;
When they hear the trumpet’s sound,
They shall join the sacred standard,
They shall come and flock around;
He shall save them:
They shall be with glory crowned.