O Zion! when I think on thee

O Zion! when I think on thee

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 O Zion, when I think of thee,
I wish for pinions like a dove,
And mourn to think that I should be
So distant from the place I love.

2 An exile here, and far from home,
For Zion's sacred walls I sigh;
Thither the ransom'd nations come,
And see the Saviour eye to eye.

3 While here I walk on hostile ground,
The few that I can call my friends,
Are like myself, with fetters bound,
And weariness our steps attends.

4 But yet we shall behold the day
When Zion's children shall return,
Our sorrows then shall flee away,
And we shall never, never mourn.

5 The hope that such a day will come
Makes ev'n the exile's portion sweet;
Though now we wander far from home,
In Zion soon we all shall meet.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #341

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Kelly

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A Collection of Hymns #276Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #299TextPage Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #921Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d366
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #341TextPage Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d403
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #216Page Scan
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #218Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P137bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P137bPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P137bPage Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #148Page Scan
Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d251
Hymns for Church and Home #265Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #448Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d593
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #448TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #448Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #448Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #448Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #448Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #906Page Scan
Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #II.86Page Scan
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d221
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (20th ed.) #279Page Scan
Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (14th ed.) #279Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #665Page Scan
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #28Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #906Page Scan
The Book of Worship #117TextPage Scan
The Chorus: or, a collection of choruses and hymns, selected and original, adapted especially to the class-room, and to meetings for prayer and Christian conference (7th ed., Imp. and Enl.) #H19Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #678Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d645



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