205a. 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 to assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,
never fails from age to age.

3 Round each habitation hov'ering,
see the cloud and fire appear
for a glory and a cov'ring,
showing that the Lord is near.
Thus they march, the pillar leading,
light by night and shade by day;
daily on the manna feeding
which he gives them when they pray.

4 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,
boasted pomp and empty show;
solid joys and lasting treasure,
none but Zion's children know.

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Title: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Author: John Newton, 1725-1807
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Year A: Proper 20; Year A: Proper 4; Year B: Proper 13 (8 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIA
Adapter: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Croatian folk melody



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