9961. O Zion! Lovely Zion!

1 O Zion! lovely Zion!
Thou city of the faithful,
How often with rapture
Thy praises we sing!
Where millions of redeemed ones
Are dwelling now in brightness,
And praising forever
Our Savior and king.

Where the loud swelling chorus
Of triumph eternal,
Rolls down from the regions
Of endless delight,
Where the ransomed are returning
With music and rejoicing,
To walk with the Savior
In garments of white.

2 O Zion! lovely Zion!
Thou carest for the lowly;
Thy banner of mercy
Still waving we see;
Thy watchmen thou art sending
With tidings, joyful tidings,
To gather the lost ones
And bring them to thee. [Refrain]

3 O Zion! lovely Zion!
O when shall we behold thee,
Thy beauty and splendor
Forever to share?
Where loved ones who have entered
Thy bright and shining portals
Are waiting and watching
To welcome us there. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O Zion! lovely Zion!
Title: O Zion! Lovely Zion!
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1884)
Refrain First Line: Where the loud swelling chorus
Language: English
Source: Joyful Lays, by Robert Lowry and W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1884)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [O Zion! lovely Zion]
Composer: Ira David Sankey
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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