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Zion, the city of our God

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1 Zion, the city of our God,
How glorious is the place!
The Saviour there has his abode,
And saints will see his face.

2 There all the fruits of glory grow,
And joys that never die;
And streams of grace and knowledge flow
The soul to satisfy.

3 Come, set your faces Zionward,
The sacred road inquire,
And let the city of the Lord
Be henceforth your desire.

4 The gospel shines to give you light;
No longer, then, delay;
The Spirit waits to guide you right,
And Jesus is the way.

5 O Lord, regard thy people's prayer,
Thy promise now fulfill,
And young and old by grace prepare
To dwell on Zion's hill.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #983

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul¬≠tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas √† Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: Zion, the city of our God
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

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