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 mayest 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 does their thirst assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,
never fails from age to age.
3 Round each habitation hovering,
see the cloud and fire appear
for a glory and a covering,
showing that the Lord in near!
Thus deriving from their banner
light by night and shade by day,
safe they feed upon the manna
which God gives them when on their way.
|First Line:||Glorious things of thee are spoken|
|Title:||Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken|
|Author:||John Newton (1779, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Exodus 13:21-22; Isaiah 33:20-21; Psalm 87:3|
|Topic:||The Church as Community: Formation; Church|
|Composer:||Franz Joseph Haydn (1797)|
|Notes:||Lower key, No. 34|