1097. From Babel to Zion

1 Now to the holy city
The faithful gather home;
To Zion’s mount of glory
With songs of joy they come.
Jerusalem the golden,
Jerusalem the free,
With joyful hearts and voices
The ransomed come to thee.

1 Now eye to eye beholding
The way-marks on the road,
All bound in love together,
They’re coming home to God:
One mind and mouth possessing,
They speak with one accord,
And in the heights of Zion
They shout and praise the Lord.

3 Sing glory to the Savior,
High over all the world;
On Zion’s heights forever
His banner is unfurled.
God’s church can be no longer
Obscured from human sight;
For see, on yonder mountain,
A city filled with light!

4 No longer Babel’s bondage
The bride of Christ can hold;
God’s children now are holy,
And free from Babel’s fold:
For it is fallen, fallen,
And it shall rise no more;
We cling alone to Jesus,
As did the saints of yore.

Text Information
First Line: Now to the holy city
Title: From Babel to Zion
Author: Thomas Nelson (1911)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: Zechariah 8:7-8
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/From_Babel_to_Zion); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (33); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (128)
Tune Information
Name: [Now to the holy city]
Composer: Daniel O. Teasley (1911)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/From_Babel_to_Zion); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (33); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (128)






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