Praise Waits For Thee In Zion

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1 Praise waits for thee in Zion;
all men shall worship there
and pay their vows before thee,
O God who hearest prayer.
Our sins rise up against us,
prevailing day by day,
but thou wilt show us mercy
and take our guilt away.

2 How blest the man thou callest
and bringest near to thee,
that in thy courts forever
his dwelling place may be;
He shall within thy temple
be satisfied with grace
and filled with all the goodness
of thy most holy place.

3 O God of our salvation,
since thou dost love the right,
thou wilt an answer send us
in wondrous deeds of might.
In all earth's habitations,
on all the boundless sea,
man finds no sure reliance,
no peace, apart from thee.

4 Thy might sets fast the mountains;
strength girds thee evermore
to calm the raging peoples
and still the ocean’s roar.
Thy majesty and greatness
are through all lands confessed,
and joy on earth thou sendest
afar, from east to west.

5 To bless the earth thou sendest
from thine abundant store
the waters of the springtime,
enriching it once more.
The seed by thee provided
is sown o'er hill and plain,
and thou with gentle showers
dost bless the springing grain.

6 The year with good thou crownest,
the earth thy mercy fills,
the wilderness is fruitful,
and joyful are the hills;
with corn the vales are covered,
the flocks in pastures graze;
All nature joins in singing
a joyful song of praise.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #65C

Text Information

First Line: Praise waits for Thee in Zion, All men shall worship there
Title: Praise Waits For Thee In Zion
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



[Praise waits for Thee in Zion] (Wilson)


NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gaine…

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