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23. DAUGHTER of Zion, awake from thy sadness!
Awake! for thy foes shall oppress thee no more ; Bright o'er thy hills dawns the day-star of gladness,
Arise! for the night of thy sorrow is o'er. Strong were thy foes, but the arm that subdued them,
And scattered their legions, was mightier far; They fled like the chafffrom the scourge that pursued them;
Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war. Daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee
Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be; Shout! for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee, Th’ oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free.
What its signs of promise are..
See that glory-beaming star!-
Aught of hope or joy foretell ? -
Promised day of Israel.
Higher yet that star ascends.-
Peace and truth, its course portends!-
Gild the spot that gave them birth ?-
See, it bursts o'er all the earth.
For the morning seems to dawn.-
Doubt and terror are withdrawn.-
Hie thee to thy quiet home.-
Lo! the Son of God is come!
GLORIA PATRI. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.