Zion, founded on the mountainsPublished in 13 hymnals
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1 Zion, founded on the mountains,
God, thy Maker, loves thee well;
He has chosen thee, most precious,
He delights in thee to dwell;
God's own city,
Who can all thy glory tell?
2 Heathen lands and hostile peoples
Soon shall come the Lord to know;
Nations born again in Zion
Shall the Lord's salvation show;
Shall on Zion strength bestow.
3 When the Lord shall count the nations,
Sons and daughters He shall see,
Born to endless life in Zion,
And their joyful song shall be.
All our fountains are in thee."
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912
st. 1 = Ps. 87:1-2
st. 2 = Ps. 87:3-5
st. 3 = Ps. 87:6-7
This setting of Psalm 87 is more a poetic summary than the versification in the psalter section (87). It derives from the 1912 Psalter; with stanzas 2 and 3 significantly revised for the Psalter Hymnal. For further commentary on this psalm see PHH 87.
See PHH 87.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #87A||Zion, founded on the mountain||Zion, Founded on the Mountain||WORCHESTER||126.96.36.199.4.7||Psalm 87||2012||Biblical Names and Places | Babylon; Biblical Names and Places | Egypt; Biblical Names and Places | Ethiopia; Biblical Names and Places | Jacob; Biblical Names and Places | Philistia; Biblical Names and Places | Rahab; Biblical Names and Places | Tyre; Biblical Names and Places | Zion; Church Year | Pentecost; Elements of Worship | Baptism; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; God's | Gifts; God's | Kingdom; God's | People (flock, sheep); God's | Promise of Redemption; Hymns of Praise | ; Mission | ; New Creation | ; People of God / Church | Unity of God's People; People of God / Church | Witnessing; Remembering | ; Social Justice | ; Songs of Zion | ; Unity of the Church |||St. 1 <cite>Psalter</cite>, 1987; sts. 2-3 <cite>Psalter Hymnal</cite>, 1987|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #168||Zion, founded on the mountain||Zion, Founded on the Mountain||WORCESTER||87 87 47||Psalm 87||1987||Election | ; Church | ; Missions |||<i>Psalter,</i> 1912 (st. 1); <i>Psalter Hymnal, </i>1987 (st. 2-3)|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7829||Zion, founded on the mountains||Zion, Founded on the Mountains||CAERSALEM||188.8.131.52||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 237|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #436||Zion, founded on the mountains||Zion, Founded on the Mountains||CAERSALEM||184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.||Psalm 87||1990||Church | Covenant People||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912|