1 O 'twas a joyful sound to hear
our tribes devoutly say,
"Up, Israel! to the temple haste,
and keep your festal day."
2 At Salem's courts we must appear
with our assembled pow'rs,
in strong and beauteous order ranged,
like her united tow'rs.
3 O pray we then for Salem's peace;
for they shall prosp'rous be,
thou holy city of our God,
who bear true love to thee.
4 May peace within thy sacred walls
a constant guest be found;
with plenty and prosperity
thy palaces be crowned.
5 For my dear brethren's sake, and friends
no less than brethren dear,
I'll pray, "May peace in Salem's tow'rs
a constant guest appear."
6 But most of all I'll seek thy good,
and ever wish thee well,
for Zion and the temple's sake,
where God vouchsafes to dwell.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #344
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5351||O 'Twas a Joyful Sound to Hear||O 'twas a joyful sound to hear||MOUNT SION||Nahum Tate; Nicholas Brady||CMD||<cite>A New Version of the Psalms of David</cite>, by Nahum Tate & Nicholas Brady, 1698.|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #344||O 'Twas a Joyful Sound to Hear||O 'twas a joyful sound to hear||OSWALD'S TREE||C.M.||Psalm 122||1990||The Church | The Church of Christ; Church | In the Old Dispensation; Church | Love for; Peace | Ecclesiastical||Tate and Brady's <i>New Version,</i> 1696, 1698|