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O how is Zion's glory gone

O how is Zion's glory gone

Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Tune: BALERMA (Barthélemon)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O how is Zion’s glory gone!
And vengeance, like a flood,
Hath quenched her power, and not a stone
Marks where her temple stood.

2 How are thy streets, Jerusalem,
By careless strangers trod!
And crushed thy once proud diadem
Before the wrath of God!

3 How are thy friendless exiles sent
Through distant lands to roam!
Yet in each place of banishment
They cannot find a home.

4 O Lord, look down with pitying eye
Upon Thine ancient race;
And bring Thy promised mercy nigh,
And show Thy saving grace.

5 Remove the veil that long hath hid
The Savior from their sight;
Conquer their prejudice, and bid
Their darkness turn to light.

6 O bring Thy scattered sheep again,
And feed them as of old;
Let Christ o’er all His people reign,
One Shepherd, and one fold.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9549

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: O how is Zion's glory gone
Author: William Hiley Bathurst


The Cyber Hymnal #9549
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)