Of Zion's Honor Angels Sing

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1 Of Zion's honor angels sing!
In Zion Christ alone is King;
In grace He rules with gentle sway,
And leads her heavenward, day by day.

2 For Zion knows no other Lord,
But cleaves to His unerring Word:
To her suffices: Jesus saith!
This is her source and rule of faith.

3 To her He gave the Pow'r of Keys,
To bind and loose as He decrees;
Through her declares sins forgiv'n
That we may be fit heirs of heav'n.

4 Apostles, prophets, He hath sent
To her with Word and Sacrament,
And still sends servants of the Word
To serve the Church and Christ, her Lord.

5 God Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Adored by all the heav'nly host,
We bow in Zion at Thy throne—
No other God and Lord we own.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #216

Author: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Of Zion's honor angels sing
Title: Of Zion's Honor Angels Sing
Author: E. Cronenwett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


TRURO (Williams)

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