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And he shewed me a pure river of THE HEAVENLY CITY
water of life, clear as crystal, Rev. 21.
Proceeding out of the throne of And I saw a new heaven and a new
God, and of the Lamb, in the earth:
midst of the street of it, For the first heaven and the
And on either side of the river was first earth are passed away; and
there the tree of life, which bare there was no more sea.
twelve manner of fruits, and And I John saw the holy city, new
yielded her fruit every month: Jerusalem, coming down out of
And the leaves of the tree were heaven from God,
for the healing of the nations. Made ready as a bride adorned
And there shall be no curse any for her husband.
more: And I heard a great voice out of
And the throne of God and of heaven saying, behold, the taber
the Lamb shall be therein: nacle of God is with men, and he And his servants shall serve him; shall dwell with them,
And they shall see his face; And they shall be his people,
and his name shall be on their and God himself shall be with
foreheads. them, and be their God.
And there shall be no night there; And God shall wipe away all tears
and they need no candle, neither from their eyes:
light of the sun; And there shall be no more
For the Lord God shall give death, neither sorrow, nor cry them light: and they shall reign ing, neither shall there be any for ever and ever. more pain: for the former things
Blessed are they that do his comare passed away.
mandments, that they may have And the city hath no need of the right to the tree of life. sun, neither of the moon, to shine
And may enter in through the
gates into the city. For the glory of God
God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the
And the Spirit and the bride say,
Come. light thereof. And the nations of them which are
And let him that heareth say,
Come. saved shall walk in the light of it: And the kings of the earth do
And let him that is athirst come. bring their glory and honor And whosoever will, let him into it.
take the water of life freely.
And all they that despised thee SELECTION 53
shall bow themselves down at THE COMING GLORY
the soles of thy feet; Is. 60.
And they shall call thee The city Arise, shine; for thy light is come, of the Lord, the Zion of the Holy
And the glory of the Lord is One of Israel. risen upon thee.
Whereas thou hast been forFor, behold, darkness shall cover saken and hated, so that no man the earth, and gross darkness the passed through thee, people:
I will make thee an eternal excelBut the Lord shall arise upon lency, a joy of many generations. thee, and his glory shall be seen Violence shall no more be heard
in thy land, desolation nor deAnd nations shall come to thy light, struction within thy borders; and kings to the brightness of thy But thou shalt call thy walls Salrising:
vation, and thy gates Praise. Lift up thine eyes round about, The sun shall be no more thy and see: they all gather them
light by day; neither for brightselves together, they come to ness shall the moon give light thee:
unto thee: Thy gates also shall be open con- But the Lord shall be unto thee an tinually; they shall not be shut day everlasting light, and thy God thy nor night;
glory. That men may bring unto thee Thy sun shall no more go down, the wealth of the nations, and neither shall thy moon withtheir kings led with them.
draw itself. For that nation and kingdom that For the Lord shall be thine everwill not serve thee shall perish; lasting light, and the days of thy
Yea, those nations shall be ut- mourning shall be ended. terly wasted.
Thy people also shall be all The glory of Lebanon shall come righteous, they shall inherit the unto thee, the fir tree, the pine,
land for ever. and the box tree together ;
The branch of my planting, the To beautify the place of my work of my hands, that I may be sanctuary, and I will make the glorified. place of my feet glorious.
The little one shall become a And the sons of them that af- thousand, and the small one a Alicted thee shall come bending strong nation: I the Lord will unto thee;
hasten it in its time.
He sendeth out his commandSELECTION 54
ment upon earth: his word run
neth very swiftly. THANKSGIVING FOR NATIONAL PROSPERITY
He giveth snow like wool: he scat
tereth the hoar-frost like ashes. Praise ye the Lord; for it is good He casteth forth his ice like to sing praises unto our God;
morsels: who can stand before
his cold? For it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
He sendeth out his word, and melt
eth them: The Lord doth build up Jerusalem;
He causeth his wind to blow, he gathereth together the outcasts
and the waters flow. of Israel.
He showeth his word unto Jacob, He healeth the broken in heart,
his statutes and his judgments unto and bindeth up their wounds.
Israel. He telleth the number of the stars; He hath not dealt so with any he giveth them all their names. nation; and as for his judg
Great is our Lord, and of great ments, they have not known power; his understanding is in them. Praise ye the Lord. finite.
I Chron. 29.
Blessed be thou, O Lord, the God The Lord lifteth up the meek; he
of our fathers for ever and ever. casteth the wicked down to the
Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, ground.
and the power, and the glory, Sing unto the Lord with thanks
and the victory, and the majgiving; sing praises upon the
esty, harp unto our God,
Both riches and honor come of Who covereth the heavens with
thee, and thou rulest over all; clouds,
and in thine hand is power and Who prepareth rain for the
might: earth, who maketh grass to
O Lord God of our fathers. grow upon the mountains.
Keep this forever in the thoughts He giveth to the beast his food,
of this thy people, and to the young ravens which cry.
And prepare their heart unto He maketh peace in thy bor
thee, to keep thy commandders;
ments, thy testimonies, and thy He filleth thee with the finest of the statutes, throughout all generwheat.
All thy works shall give thanks THANKSGIVING DAY
unto thee, O Lord; and thy I Chron. 16. Give thanks unto the Lord, call saints shall bless thee. upon his name;
They shall speak of the glory of Make known his doings among thy kingdom, and talk of thy the people,
power; Sing unto him, sing praises unto To make known to the sons of him, talk ye of all his marvellous
men his mighty acts, and the works.
glory of the majesty of his kingGlory ye in his holy name; let dom. the heart of them rejoice that
Thy kingdom is an everlasting seek the Lord.
kingdom, and thy dominion enI will extol thee, my God, o dureth throughout all generations., King; and I will bless thy name for
The Lord upholdeth all that fall, ever and ever.
and raiseth up all those that are Every day will I bless thee; and
bowed down. I will praise thy name for ever The eyes of all wait for thee; and and ever.
thou givest them their food in due Great is the Lord, and greatly to season. be praised; and his greatness is Thou openest thine hand, and unsearchable.
satisfiest the desire of every livOne generation shall praise thy ing thing. works to another, and shall de
The Lord is righteous in all his clare thy mighty acts.
ways, and gracious in all his Of the glorious majesty of thine works. honor, and of thy wondrous works
The Lord is nigh unto all them will I meditate.
that call upon him, to all that And men shall speak of the
call upon him in truth. might of thy terrible acts; and
He will fulfil the desire of them I will declare thy greatness.
that fear him; he also will hear They shall utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing their cry and will save them. of thy righteousness.
The Lord preserveth all them
that love him; but all the wicked The Lord is gracious, and full
will he destroy. of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
My mouth shall speak the praise The Lord is good to all; and his
of the Lord; tender mercies are over all his And let all flesh bless his holy works.
name for ever and ever.
mandments of the Lord thy God, NATIONAL THANKSGIVING
and walk in his ways. Deut. 28. And it shall come to pass, if thou
And all the people of the earth shall hearken diligently unto the
shall see that thou art called by the voice of the Lord thy God,
name of the Lord; and they shall
be afraid of thee. To observe to do all his com
And the Lord shall make thee mandments which I command thee this day,
plenteous in goods, in the fruit
of thy body, and in the fruit of That the Lord thy God will set
thy cattle, and in the fruit of thee on high above all the nations
thy ground. of the earth: And all these blessings shall
In the land which the Lord sware come upon thee, and overtake unto thy fathers to give thee. thee, if thou shalt hearken unto The Lord shall open unto thee
the voice of the Lord thy God. his good treasure the heavens, Blessed shalt thou be in the city, to give the rain of thy land in
And blessed shalt thou be in the its season, and to bless all the field.
work of thine hand: Blessed shall be the fruit of thy Deut. 8. body, and the fruit of thy ground, For the Lord thy God bringeth and the fruit of thy cattle,
thee into a good land, a land of The increase of thy kine, and brooks of water, of fountains and the flocks of thy sheep.
springs, flowing forth in valleys Blessed shall be thy basket and and hills; thy store.
A land of wheat and barley, and Blessed shalt thou be when thou vines and fig-trees and pomecomest in, and blessed shalt thou
granates; be when thou goest out.
A land of olive trees and honey; The Lord shall command the
a land wherein thou shalt eat bread blessing upon thee in thy barns, and
without scarceness, thou shalt not in all that thou puttest thine hand
lack anything in it; unto: And he shall bless thee in the
A land whose stones are iron, land which the Lord thy God
and out of whose hills thou giveth thee.
mayest dig copper. The Lord shall establish thee for And thou shalt eat and be full, and an holy people unto himself, as he thou shalt bless the Lord thy God hath sworn unto thee;
for the good land which he hath If thou shalt keep the com- given thee.