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446. 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 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 hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a covering,
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from their banner
Light by night and shade by day,
Safe they 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.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIAN HYMN
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn (1797)
Composer (desc.): Michael E. Young (1979)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Descant copyright © 1979 by G.I.A. Publilcations, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. All rights reserved.



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