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Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
AUSTRIAN HYMN | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
John Newton, 1725-1807
Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
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 to assuageâ€”
Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age?
Round each habitation hov'ring,
See! the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a cov'ring,
Showing that the Lord is near:
Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer's bloodâ€”
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.
Saviour, if of Zion's city
I thro' 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.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Praise Ye the Lord Bob Jones, Jr., 1911-1997
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.