239. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

1 Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken
Form'd thee for His own abode:
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
Thou mayst 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, when such a river,
Ever flows thy 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!
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, cit of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Title: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Author: John Newton
Publication Date: 1960
Topic: Adoration; Church
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Glorious things of thee are spoken]
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Key: F Major



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