Daughters of Zion, come, beholdAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: ST. DROSTANE (Dykes)
Published in 20 hymnals
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Daughters of Zion, come, behold
The crown of honor and of gold
Which the glad church, with joys unknown,
Placed on the head of Solomon.
Jesus, thou everlasting King,
Accept the tribute which we bring;
Accept the well-deserved renown,
And wear our praises as thy crown.
Let every act of worship be
Like our espousals, Lord, to thee;
Like the dear hour when from above
We first received thy pledge of love.
The gladness of that happy day,
Our hearts would wish it long to stay;
Nor let our faith forsake its hold,
Nor comfort sink, nor love grow cold.
Each following minute, as it flies,
Increase thy praise, improve our joys,
Till we are raised to sing thy name
At the great supper of the Lamb.
O that the months would roll away,
And bring that coronation day!
The King of Grace shall fill the throne,
With all his Father's glories on.
Daughters of Sion, come, behold! I. Watts. [Coronation of Christ.] Appeared in his Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1707, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The Coronation of Christ, and Espousals of the Church" (Bk. 1, No. 72). In its full form its use is limited. A popular arrangement, beginning with stanza ii., “Jesus, Thou everlasting King," is found in numerous collections, as in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1830.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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