648. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken

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

2 See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply your 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 hov'ring,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a cov'ring,
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from their banner
Light by night and shade by day,
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which God gives them on their way.

4 Savior, since of Zion's city
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Your name.
Fading are the world's vain pleasures,
All their boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasures
None but Zion's children know.

Text Information
First Line: Glorious things of you are spoken
Title: Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
Author: John Newton, 1725-1807
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: Psalm 87; Psalm 48:1-14; Psalm 132:13-18; Isaiah 33:20-21; Exodus 13:21-22
Topic: Beginning of Service
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIA
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: The Hymnal 1982 (Setting) alt.



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