Glorious things of thee are spoken, F D7 G
Zion, city of our God! C G7 C
He, whose Word cannot be broken,
F D7 G
Formed thee for His own abode. G Dm7 G
On the Rock of Ages founded,
C Am D7 G
What can shake thy sure repose? Am Am7 F C
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
G C G C
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.
See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love;
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.
Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a covering
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.
Savior, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.
Words: 1779 by John Newton
Music: Austria, 1797 by Franz J. Haydn
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