Zion Asleep.

O that now mine eyes were fountains

Paraphraser: Joseph Morris (1854)
Published in 1 hymnal

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O that now mine eyes were fountains,
That I night and day might weep,
To see Zion in the desert,
On her journey gone asleep.
In its sin the wide world lying,
Zion halted—sleeping fast:
With thy breath to wake the valley,
Come, eternal Spirit, haste!

Zion, wake! O hear the groaning
Of the earth beneath her wrong;
Time it is that thou wert stirring,
Why, O why hast slept so long?
Slumbered hast thou many ages,
And thy Lord account hath kept:
Shall thy foes say, Zion, Zion!
“None, as thou, so long hath slept!”

Favourite Welsh Hymns, 1854

Paraphraser: Joseph Morris

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Text Information

First Line: O that now mine eyes were fountains
Title: Zion Asleep.
Paraphraser: Joseph Morris (1854)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.8.7
Publication Date: 1854
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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