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Jerusalem also must be destroyed.

BibleGateway: Zephaniah 3:1-7

ESV Text: Zephaniah 3:1-7

KJV Text:

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     1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! 2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God. 3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. 4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. 5 The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame. 6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. 7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 419:
O’er Jerusalem Thou Weepest

— Organ Audio

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1. O’er Jerusalem Thou weepest 
In compassion, dearest Lord. 
Love divine, of love the deepest, 
O’er Thine erring Israel poured, 
Crieth out in bitter moan: 
“O loved city, hadst thou known 
This thy day of visitation, 
Thou wouldst not reject salvation.” 

2. By the love Thy tears are telling, 
O Thou Lamb for sinners slain, 
Make my heart Thy temple-dwelling, 
Purged from every guilty stain. 
Oh, forgive, forgive, my sin! 
Cleanse me, cleanse me, Lord, within! 
I am Thine since Thou hast sought me, 
Since Thy precious blood hath bought me. 

3. O Thou Lord of my salvation, 
Grant my soul Thy blood-bought peace. 
By Thy tears of lamentation 
Bid my faith and love increase. 
Grant me grace to love Thy Word, 
Grace to keep the message heard, 
Grace to own Thee as my Treasure, 
Grace to love Thee without measure.