Zion, By Her God Forsaken

Zion, by her God forsaken

Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Tune: ZION (Hastings)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Zion, by her God forsaken,
Sits a mourner on the ground;
By the foe her walls are taken,
Desolation reigns around;
Can no succor,
No deliverance be found?

2 Where is now that pomp and splendor
Which arrayed her regal head?
Where is every brave defender,
Who once filled her foes with dread?
Where the glory
Which the Lord around her spread?

3 Is there none to shield from dangers
Judah’s long neglected race?
None to check the feet of strangers,
Which defile her holy place?
None to pity,
And wipe off her deep disgrace?

4 Yes, the Lord will reassemble
Zion’s sons, though far dispersed;
Then shall her oppressors tremble,
When her sentence is reversed;
God will make her
Glorious as she was at first.

5 Look on Zion, Lord, and save her
Now from the devouring sword;
Now to Thy accustomed favor,
Let her children be restored,
And obey Thee
As their kind and rightful Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9548

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: Zion, by her God forsaken
Title: Zion, By Her God Forsaken
Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9548
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