Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 694.
Promulgation of the Gospel.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Zion, from thee is sounded forth,
The word of an almighty God,
To tell the riches of His grace,
And spread His glories all abroad.
In terms expressive to unfold
The sinner’s doom, and sin’s desert,
The cross of Jesus to reveal,
And send conviction to the heart.
Unhappy they, estranged from God,
Whom neither wrath nor grace can move,
Who on the Gospel cast contempt,
And still despise a Savior’s love.
But to the scepter they must yield,
Or bow beneath resistless power;
Oh may they tremble at Thy word,
And saints with grateful hearts adore.