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 mayest 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, whilst such a river,
Ever flows their thirst to 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.
Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer’s blood:
Jesus whom their souls rely on
Makes them Kings and priests to God.
Saviour, 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.
REJOICE, THE LORD IS KING!
Your Lord and King adore.
Mortals, give thanks, and sing,
And triumph ever more:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice
Rejoice! Again I say: rejoice!
Jesus the Saviour reigns,
The God of truth and love,
When He had purged our stains,
He took His seat above:
He sits at God’s right hand,
Till all His foes submit,
And bow to His command,
And fall beneath His feet:
Rejoice in glorious hope;
Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take His servants up
To their eternal home:
We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice,
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!
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