503. Rise, Crowned with Light, Imperial Salem, Rise

1 Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise!
Exalt thy tow'ring head and lift thine eyes;
See heav’n its sparkling portals wide display
And break upon thee in a flood of day.

2 See a long race thy spacious courts adorn;
See future sons, and daughters yet unborn,
In crowding ranks on ev'ry side arise
Demanding life, impatient for the skies.

3 See barb'rous nations at Thy gates attend,
Walk in Thy light, and in Thy temple bend;
See Thy bright altars thronged with prostrate kings,
While ev'ry land its joyous tribute brings.

4 The seas shall waste, the skies in smoke decay,
Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt away;
But fixed this Word, His saving pow'r remains;
Thy realm shall last, thine own Messiah reigns.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise!
Title: Rise, Crowned with Light, Imperial Salem, Rise
Author: Alexander Pope (1712, cento, alt.)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Name: OLD 124TH
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: F Major
Source: "Genevan Psalter,"1551



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