How God's heart yearns for fair 'Salem

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How God's heart yearns for fair 'Salem,
For Zion's peak, His love, His gem,
God with man blent, mutual rest;
Will we embrace God's deep pleasure?
  O my Belov'd, I'll follow anywhere;
Glorious King, all my heart's Thine fore'er.
We'll overcome, satisfy Your desire,
Standing with You on Zion fair.
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I, though so plain, entrance can gain,
To Zion turn, vict'ry obtain.
With vision bright guiding my steps,
Cast weights aside, forward pressing.
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His grace supplies, His love constrains;
"Isaac's" upon faith's altar lain.
Earth's aims are ash—what fragrance sweet!
God's holy plan is life's meaning.
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The clouds surround; the race let's run;
Spiritual war, we fight as one.
Self-will denied, the Body's built,
High peak in sight, truth revealing.
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Co-work in love, ceaselessly toil;
Follow the flow, one heart, one soul.
High gospel spread to all the earth;
Build Zion; speed Your returning!
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Praise Him Yr

wow what a glorious coming of our Lord Jesus Christ Praise you Abba Father! Fill us more and more with this Spirit in our spirit!


A Brother In Salem

United States

The inner response that we must have to the question posed in the last line of stanza 1 must be:

O my Belov’d, I’ll follow anywhere;

Glorious King, all my heart’s Thine fore’er.

We’ll overcome, satisfy Your desire,

Standing with You on Zion fair.


A Sister In Salem

Salem

The question posed to us right away in this hymn needs a certain inner response from us.

How God’s heart yearns for fair ’Salem,

For Zion’s peak, His love, His gem,

God with man blent, mutual rest;

Will we embrace God’s deep pleasure?