85. Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken

1 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.

2 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.

3 Savior, since 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Title: Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
Author: John Newton (1779)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Christian Church
Tune Information
Name: HARWELL
Composer: Lowell Mason (1840)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Key: G Major



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