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694. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

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1 Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
he whose word cannot be broken
formed 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, 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 they march, the pillar leading,
light by night and shade by day,
daily on the manna feeding
which he gives them when they pray.

4 Savior, since of Zion's city
I through grace a member am,
let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in thy name;
fading is the world's best pleasure,
all its boasted pomp and show;
solid joys and lasting treasure
none but Zion's children know.

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Title: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Author: John Newton (1779, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Scripture: John 10:35; Exodus 13:21-22; Exodus 16:16; Psalm 87:3; Isaiah 33:20-21; Matthew 16:18
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIAN HYMN
Composer: Franz Josph Haydn (1797)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Key: E♭ Major



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