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Fair Zion’s Light

From Zion, perfection of beauty

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [From Zion, perfection of beauty]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From Zion, perfection of beauty;
From Zion the joy of the earth,
The light and the glory of heaven
Is shining unceasingly forth.

From Zion, fair Zion, the lovely,
A beautiful brilliancy beams,
The light of the Sun of all beauty
Upon a benighted world streams.

2 His light is the light of His people,
And fondly, we walk in the light;
And as we go on t’ward perfection,
It grows ev’ry moment more bright. [Refrain]

3 Shine forth on the darkened, O Jesus!
On them, Sun of righteousness, rise!
‘Till from ev’ry tribe of all people
Thy praises ascend to the skies. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #23

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From Zion, perfection of beauty
Title: Fair Zion’s Light
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: From Zion, fair Zion, the lovely
Copyright: Public Domain


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Exalted Praise #23

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