Sons of Zion, raise your songs

Sons of Zion, raise your songs

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 24 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Sons of Zion, raise your songs;
Praise to Zion’s King belongs;
His, the Victor’s crown and fame;
Glory to the Saviour’s name!

2 Sore the strife, but rich the prize,
Precious in the Victor’s eyes;
Glorious is the work achieved,
Satan vanquished, man relieved!

3 Sing we then the Victor’s praise;
Place the crown upon His brow;
Bid Him welcome to His throne;
He is worthy, he alone!

4 Place the crown upon His brow;
Every knee to Him shall bow;
Him the brightest seraph sings;
Heav’n proclaims Him “King of kings!”

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #195

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sons of Zion, raise your songs
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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