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O Tyre

O Tyre, crowned empress of the sea

Author: I. M. Ely
Tune: [O Tyre, crowned empress of the sea]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O Tyre, crowned empress of the sea,
Proud merchant for the isles,
How at thy fall the princes flee,
And kings divide thy spoils.

Refrain:
The empires of man pass away,
The city of God shall endure,
No foe can her glory delay,
The promise of God standeth sure.

2 Thy temple pillars strew the wave,
Thy songs are heard no more.
No sound now breaks thy stillness save
The surges on thy shore. [Refrain]

3 Because against Jehovah’s land
Was heard thy impious boast,
In righteous wrath His mighty hand
Hath swept thee from thy coast. [Refrain]

4 O Tyre, along thy lonely shore,
The nations walk and wail;
To Zion—Mount of God—I soar,
Whose word can never fail. [Refrain]

5 In heavenly garniture appears
The city of His love;
Its golden harpings thrill my ears—
Jerusalem above! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11082

Author: I. M. Ely

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Text Information

First Line: O Tyre, crowned empress of the sea
Title: O Tyre
Author: I. M. Ely
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The empires of man pass away
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11082
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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