Thou shalt arise, and mercy yet

Representative Text

13 Thou shalt arise, and mercy yet
thou to mount Zion shalt extend:
the time is come for favour set,
the time when thou shalt blessing send.
14 Thy saints take pleasure in her stones,
her very dust to them is dear.
15 All heathen lands and kingly thrones
on earth thy glorious name shall fear.

16 For God in glory shall appear,
to build up Zion and repair.
17 He shall regard and lend his ear
unto the needy’s humble prayer:
the afflicted’s prayer he will not scorn.
18 All times shall this be on record:
and generations yet unborn
shall praise and magnify the Lord.

19 He from his holy place looked down,
the earth he viewed from heaven on high;
20 to hear the prisoner’s mourning groan,
and free them that are doomed to die;
21 that Zion, and Jerusalem too,
his name and praise may well record,
22 when people and the kingdoms do
assemble all to praise the Lord.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P102f

Text Information

First Line: Thou shalt arise, and mercy yet
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P102f

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