379. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken

1 Glorious things of you are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken
Formed you for his own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake your sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
You may smile at all your foes.

2 See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal Love,
Well supply your sons and daughters,
And all fears of want remove:
Who can faint, while such a river
Flows their thirst to satisfy?
Grace, which, like the Lord the giver,
Never fails; he does supply.

3 Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a covering,
Showing that the Lord is near:
Thus deriving from their banner
Light by night and shade by day,
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which he gives them when they pray.


Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of you are spoken
Title: Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
Author: John Newton (1779, alt. 1972)
Publication Date: 1972
Topic: Service for the Lord's Day: After Creed; Sacraments: Baptism; Acts of the Church: Witness to the Resurrection—Funeral (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn (1797)
Key: E♭ Major

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