We sing the beautiful songs of Zion

We sing the beautiful songs of Zion

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [We sing the beautiful songs of Zion]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We sing the beautiful songs of Zion,
Songs of love, songs of praise,
For Christ is drawing our souls to Him;
In mercy He guides our ways.

Refrain:
Singing, singing the beautiful songs of Zion;
Singing, singing the beautiful songs of love.

2 We sing the songs that His love has taught us,
Softly sing, sweetly sing,
Our songs shall be to our blessed Lord,
While unto His cross we cling. [Refrain]

3 We are near the beautiful gates of Zion,
City bright, throne so white;
The day is dawning, the shadows past,
We’re nearing our home at last. [Refrain]

4 And on our lips is the praise of Zion.
Lo! He’ll guide o’er the tide;
With hearts of joy we will reach His home,
And sing with the glorified. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #162

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We sing the beautiful songs of Zion
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Singing, singing, the beautiful songs of Zion

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Heavenly Tidings #d107
Songs of the Savior's Love #d223
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