1 Withering as grass is humankind,
And fleeting as the short lived flower;
The goodliness today we find
Tomorrow fades, and is no more.
2 Man, foolish man, his virtue shows,
Which for a moment charms our eyes;
The sin-convincing Spirit blows,
Withers the flower, and fades, and dies.
3 Die the gay flower of human pride:
The Word of God shall stand secure;
The Word of God shall still abide,
And firm from age to age endure.
4 Sion, ascend the mountain top,
Jerusalem, the grace proclaim;
Herald of God, thy voice lift up,
And strongly shout the Savior’s name.
5 Good tidings show to Judah’s race,
Publish throughout the earth abroad
Good tidings of redeeming grace,
And cry to all, "Behold your God!"
6 Behold, the Lord your God shall come,
And bow the world to His command;
HIs outstretched arm shall make Him room:
Who can His outstretched arm withstand?
7 Lo! an exceeding great reward,
Himself, to humbled souls He gives;
He fills whom first He has prepared,
And all in all for ever lives.
8 Shepherd of souls, His tender care
Shall kindly for His flock provide;
The lambs He in His arms shall bear,
And sweetly in His bosom hide.
9 His sheep He shall protect, and feed,
Bind up the maimed, support the weak;
The great with young shall gently lead,
And seek the lost, and heal the sick.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11103