709. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

1 Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
God, whose word cannot be broken,
formed thee for a blest 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 will 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 forth that God is near!
Thus deriving from our banner
light by night and shade by day,
safe we feed upon the manna
which God gives them when they pray.

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Title: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Author: John Newton (1779, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 87.87D
Scripture: Psalm 87
Topic: God's World: Consummation; Cities; Consummation (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIAN HYMN
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn (1797)
Meter: 87.87D
Key: E♭ Major



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