1 When Zion's sons, Great God! appear
In Zion's court for praise and prayer;
Then in thy Spirit, deign to be
As one with those who worship thee.
2 Till thou shalt o'er the waters move,
'Twill but a barren season prove;
Lifeless and cold will be the song,
The preacher dull, the service long.
3 Without thine over shadowing wings,
No sweets the gospel message brings;
Fettered the herald's tongue appears,
Till his great master's feet he hears.
4 Winds, from the north and south, awake,
Take of the things of Jesus, take;
Diffuse thy kind celestial dew,
Bring pardon, peace, and healing too.
5 Confirm the weak and feeble knees,
Unfold the gospel promises;
The truth we hear, do thou apply,
Nor let a waiter's fleece be dry.
6 Then shall we count the season dear,
To those who speak or those who hear;
And all conspire with sweet accord,
In hymns of joy, to praise the Lord.
A New Selection of Hymns, 1812
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns, intended for the use of the citizens of Zion, whose privilege it is to sing the high praises of God, while passing through the wilderness, to their glorious inheritance above. #96||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||John Kent||1835|
|A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #10||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||L. M.||1812|
|Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #494||When Zion's sons, great God, appear||When Zion's sons, great God, appear||Kent||1886|
|Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d316||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||John Kent||1836|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #1188||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||When Zion's sons, Great God, appear||John Kent||1859|