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8. The City of God

1 Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.

Zion, Zion, beautiful Zion,
Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.

2 On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes. [Chorus]

3 Round each habitation hov’ring,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring
Showing that the Lord is near. [Chorus]

4 He who gives us daily manna,
He who listens when we cry,
Let Him hear the loud hosanna
Rising to His throne on high. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Title: The City of God
Author: Newton
Refrain First Line: Zion, Zion, beautiful Zion
Language: English
Publication Date: 1885
Topic: Opening Service; Praise; Christian Work
Tune Information
Name: [Glorious things of thee are spoken]
Composer: Asa Hull

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