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521. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

1 Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's wall surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.

2 See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove.
Who can faint while such a river
Ever will their thirst assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.

3 Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a covering,
Showing that the Lord is near!
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of thee are spoken
Title: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Author: John Newton, 1725-1807
Meter: 87.87.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Living Church: The Church; Adoration; Peace (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIA
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809
Meter: 87.87.D.
Key: F Major or modal



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