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The Otterbein Hymnal by Edmund S. Lorenz

453 Zion. 8s, 7s & 4s.

Hopeful View. (1042)

Yes, we trust the day is breaking;
Joyful times are near at hand;
God, the mighty God, is speaking
By his word in ev'ry land;
When he chooses,
Darkness flies at his command.

2 While the foe becomes more daring,
While he enters like a flood
God, the Savior, is preparing
Means to spread his truth abroad,
Ev'ry language
Soon shall tell the love of God.

3 Oh, 'tis pleasant, 'tis reviving
To our hearts, to hear, each day,
Joyful news, from far arriving,
How the gospel wins its way,
Those enlight'ning
Who in death and darkness lay.

4 God of Jacob, high and glorious,
Let thy people see thy hand;
Let the gospel be victorious,
Through the world in every land;
Then shall idols
Perish, Lord, at thy command.

Thomas Kelly, 1809.

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