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THE ROCK OF AGES.

Isaiah xxvi 4.
A NATIONAL SONG OF PRAISE.

Let us to Jehovah raise
Glad and grateful songs of praise.
Let the people with one voice
In the Lord their God rejoice!
For His mercy standeth fast
And from age to age doth last.

He across untraversed seas
Guided first the Genoese,
Here prepared a dwelling place
For a freedom loving race ;
For His mercy standeth fast
And from age to age doth last.

Filled the land the red man trod
With the worshipers of God ;
When oppression forged the chain
Nerved their hands to rend in twain.
For His mercy standeth fast
And from age to age dost last.

Gave them courage to declare
What to do and what to dare;
Made them victors over wrong
In the battle with the strong.
For His mercy standeth fast
And from age to age doth last.

'Midst the terror of the fight,
Kept them steadfast in the right;
Taught their statesmen how to plan
To conserve the Rights of man.
For His mercy standeth fast
And from age to age doth last.

Needful skill and wisdom lent
To establish Government.
Laid foundations resting still
On the granite of His will.
For His mercy standeth fast
And from age to age doth last.

Wiped the scandal and the sin
From the color of the skin ;
Now o'er all, from sea to sea
Floats the Banner of the Free.
For His mercy standeth fast
And from age to age doth last.

Praise the Lord for freedom won,
adn the gospel of his sons.
Praise the lord, his name adore,
all ye people, evermore.
For his merge steadeth fast
and from age to age, doth last.

Abraham Coles, July 4, 1876
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