2380. How Glorious Sion's Courts Appear

1. How glorious Sion’s courts appear,
The city of our God!
His throne He hath established here
Here fixed His loved abode.

2. Its wall, defended by His grace
No power shall e’er o’erthrow,
Salvation is its bulwark sure
Against th’ assailing foe.

3. Lift up the everlasting gates,
The doors wide open fling;
Enter, ye nations, who obey
The statutes of our king.

4. Here shall ye taste unmingled joys,
And dwell in perfect peace,
Ye, who have known Jehovah’s name,
And trusted in His grace.

5. Trust in the Lord, forever trust,
And banish all your fears;
Strength in the Lord Jehovah dwells
Eternal as His years.

6. What though the wicked dwell on high,
His arm shall bring them low;
Low as the caverns of the grave
Their lofty heads shall bow.

7. Along the dust shall then be spread
Their towers, that brave the skies:
On them the needy’s feet shall tread,
And on their ruins rise.

Text Information
First Line: How glorious Sion's courts appear
Title: How Glorious Sion's Courts Appear
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781, number 20
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Incipit: 11512 34323 53451
Key: E Major
Source: Ir­ish mel­o­dy from A Col­lect­ion of Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems, by S. Pow­ell (Dub­lin: 1749)
Copyright: Public Domain

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