Zion, Founded on the Mountains

Representative Text

1 Zion, founded on the mountains,
God, thy Maker, loves thee well;
he has chosen thee, most precious,
he delights in thee to dwell;
God's own city, God's own city, God's own city,
who can all thy glory tell?

2 Heathen lands and hostile peoples
soon shall come the Lord to know;
nations born again in Zion
shall the Lord's salvation show;
God Almighty, God Almighty, God Almighty,
shall on Zion strength bestow.

3 When the Lord shall count the nations,
sons and daughters he shall see,
born to endless life in Zion,
and their joyful song shall be:
"Blessed Zion, blessed Zion, blessed Zion,
all our fountains are in thee."

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #436

Text Information

First Line: Zion, founded on the mountains
Title: Zion, Founded on the Mountains
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Scripture References: st. 1 = Ps. 87:1-2 st. 2 = Ps. 87:3-5 st. 3 = Ps. 87:6-7 This setting of Psalm 87 is more a poetic summary than the versification in the psalter section (87). It derives from the 1912 Psalter; with stanzas 2 and 3 significantly revised for the Psalter Hymnal. For further commentary on this psalm see PHH 87. Liturgical Use: See PHH 87. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



ZION (Hastings)

WORCESTER (Whinfield)

WORCESTER was composed in England by Walter G. Whinfield (b. South Elkington, Lincolnshire, England, 1865; d. Dodford, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, 1919); it was published in the United States in the Episcopal Church Hymnal (1892). The tune is distinguished by its "rocket" motif–the rapid…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7829
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Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #87A

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #168


The Cyber Hymnal #7829


Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #436

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #87A

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #87B

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