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Zion's Light

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The glorious light of Zion

Is spreading all around,

And sinners now are hearkening

Unto the gospel sound:


The standard of King Jesus

Triumphant doth arise,

And mourners crowd around it,

With bitter groans and cries.


The suffering, bleeding Savior,

Who died on Calvary,

Is now proclaimed to sinners

To set the guilty free;


And while the glorious message

Was circulating round,

Some souls, exposed to ruin,

Redeeming love have found.


And of that favored number,

I hope that I am one;

And Christ, I trust, will finish

The work he has begun;


He'll perfect it in righteousness,

And I shall ever be

A monument of mercy,

To all eternity.


I am but a young convert,

Who lately did enlist

A soldier under Jesus,

My Prophet, King, and Priest;


I have received my bounty,

Likewise my martial dress,

A ring of love and favor,

A robe of righteousness.


Now down into the water

Will we young converts go;

There went our Lord and Master

When he was here below;


We lay our sinful bodies

Beneath the yielding wave,

An emblem of the Savior,

When he lay in the grave.


Poor sinners, think what Jesus

Has done for you and me:

Behold his mangled body

Hung tortured on the tree!


His hands, his feet, his bleeding side

To you he doth display;—

Oh! tell me, brother sinner,

How can you stay away?


Come, all you elder brethren

Ye soldiers of the cross;

Who, for the sake of Jesus,

Have counted all things loss.


Come pray for us, young converts

That we may travel on,

And meet you all in glory

Where our Redeemer's gone.

To see the saints in glory,

And the angels stand inviting

The angels stand inviting,

To welcome pilgrims home.

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