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Beautiful Zion

Full Text

1 Beautiful, peaceful Zion,
We’ve heard of thy wonders of old;
And out of the ages rising,
The city of light we behold.

Refrain:
Coming, coming,
Zion we come to thee;
Coming, coming,
Coming with joy to thee.

2 Out of the shadows hanging
Dark over the valley of fear,
We mount up to Zion’s glory,
As crystal, eternally clear. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful, holy Zion,
Oh, mountain of glory divine,
We come to thy peaceful summit,
Where heavenly songs ever chime. [Refrain]

4 Wonderful, happy Zion,
We stand on thy summit so free,
While joyfully singing, upward,
The ransomed are coming to thee. [Refrain]

5 Welcome the joyful tidings
Of Zion, the mountain of love;
’Tis freedom from Babel bondage,
And coming, that freedom we prove. [Refrain]

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful, peaceful Zion
Title: Beautiful Zion
Author: D. S. Warner (1893; alt)
Meter: 7.8.8.8 R
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Coming, coming, Zion, we come to thee

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Timeless Truths #979Text
Include 4 pre-1979 instances



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