Fair Zion’s Light

From Zion, perfection of beauty

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [From Zion, perfection of beauty]
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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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

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First Line: From Zion, perfection of beauty
Title: Fair Zion’s Light
Author: William C. Martin


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