278b. On the mountain's top appearing

On the mountain's top appearing,
Lo! the sacred herald stands,
Welcome news to Zion bearing,
Zion, long in hostile lands:
Mourning captive,
God himself shall loose thy bands,
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Lo! thy sun is risen in glory,
God himself appears thy Friend;
All thy foes shall flee before thee;
Here their boasts and triumphs end:
Great deliverance
Zion's King vouchsafes to send,
(Repeat previous 2 lines)

Enemies no more shall trouble,
All thy wrongs shall be redressed,
For thy shame thou shalt have double,
In thy Maker's favor blest;
All thy conflicts
End in an eternal rest
(Repeat previous 2 lines)

Text Information
First Line: On the mountain's top appearing
Title: On the mountain's top appearing
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: 8, 7, 4
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ZION
Composer: Thomas Hastings
Meter: 8, 7, 4

MIDI file: Zion.midi
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