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844. Fair Zion

1 O beautiful Zion, fair bride of the Lamb,
Thy marvelous light we behold,
Which shone on the nations enshrouded by darkness,
And millions were brought to thy fold.

Refrain:
O Zion, fair Zion, thou church of the firstborn,
My heart in its rapture rejoices in thee;
The angels in heaven behold thee with wonder,
Thou glorious city, thou home of the free.

2 Eclipsed was thy luster by long papal night,
And dimly the dark cloudy day
Revealed thee to eyes that were earnestly searching
For truth and the heavenly way. [Refrain]

3 Thy light as the morning breaks forth in the earth,
Thy brightness all nations shall see;
The ransomed from Babel are eagerly turning
With songs of rejoicing to thee. [Refrain]

4 O Zion, blest Zion, thy sun shall no more
Go down in obscurity’s night;
From out thy perfection of beauty is shining
The rays of God’s wonderful light. [Refrain]

5 Eternity’s ages of bliss shall be thine,
In regions unclouded above;
And there shalt thou dwell evermore with thy Maker,
Delighting thyself in His love. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O beautiful Zion, fair bride of the Lamb
Title: Fair Zion
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1911)
Meter: 10.8.11.8 R
Scripture: Revelation 21:2
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Fair_Zion); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (18); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (232)
Refrain First Line: O Zion, fair Zion, thou church of the firstborn
Tune Information
Name: [O beautiful Zion, fair bride of the Lamb]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 10.8.11.8 R
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Fair_Zion); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (18); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (232)



Media
Audio recording: Fair_Zion_hi.mp3
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Fair_Zion)
Audio recording: Fair_Zion_lo.mp3
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Fair_Zion)
Audio recording: Fair_Zion_lo.wma
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Fair_Zion)
MIDI file: Fair_Zion.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Fair_Zion)




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