43. Zion Stands with Hills Surrounded

1. Zion stands with hills surrounded—
Zion, kept by pow’r divine.
All her foes shall be confounded,
Though the world in arms combine.
Happy Zion, Happy Zion,
What a favored lot is thine!

2. Ev’ry human tie may perish,
Friend to friend unfaithful prove,
Mothers cease their own to cherish,
Heav’n and earth at last remove.
But no changes, But no changes
Can attend Jehovah’s love.

3. In the furnace God may prove thee,
Thence to bring thee forth more bright,
But can never cease to love thee;
Thou art precious in his sight.
God is with thee, God is with thee;
Thou shalt triumph in his might.

Text Information
First Line: Zion stands with hills surrounded
Title: Zion Stands with Hills Surrounded
Author: Thomas Kelly, 1769–1854
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Assurance; Restoration; Trials (1 more...)
Notes: Scripture references from LDS canon: 1 Nephi 22:14-19, 1 Nephi 21:15, 1 Nephi 20:10.
Tune Information
Composer: A. C. Smyth, 1840–1909
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Incipit: 56534 33252 16465
Key: D Major

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