Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (1). Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken. 731. WORDS: John Newton, 1779 (Ps. 87:3; Is. 33:20-21; Ex. 13:22). 1. Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;. God, whose word cannot be broken, formed thee for his own abode.
Glorious Things ofThee Are Spoken
WORDS: John Newton, 1779 (Ps. 87:3; Is. 33:20-21; Ex. 13:22)
1. Glorious things ofthee are spoken,Zion, city of our God;
God, whose wordcannot be broken,formed thee forhis own abode.
On the Rockof Ages founded,what can shakethy sure repose?
With salvation’swalls surrounded,thou mayst smileat all thy foes.
2. See, the streamsof living waters,springing frometernal love,
well supply thysons and daughters,and all fear ofwant remove.
Who can faint whilesuch a riverever will theirthirst assuage?
Grace which likethe Lord, the giver,never failsfrom age to age.
3. Round eachhabitation hovering,see the cloudand fire appear
for a gloryand a covering,showing that theLord is near!
Thus derivingfrom our bannerlight by nightand shade by day,
safe we feedupon the mannawhich God gives uswhen we pray.
4. Blest inhabitantsof Zion,washed in ourRedeemer’s blood;
Jesus, whom oursouls rely on,make us monarchs,priests to God.
Us, by his greatlove, he raises,rulers overself to reign,
and as priestshis solemn praiseswe for thankfuloffering bring.