Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1841

Hymn 302
8 7 8 7 D
1. Glorious things are sung of Zion,
Enoch's city seen of old,
Where the righteous being perfect
Walked with God in streets of gold:
Love and virtue, faith and wisdom,
Grace and gifts, were all combined;
As himself each loved his neighbor,
All were of one heart and mind.

2. There they shunned the pow'r of Satan,
And observed celestial law
For in Adam-ondi-Ahman,
Zion rose where Eden was;—
When beyond the power of evil,
So that none did covet wealth;
One continual feast of blessings
Crowned their days with peace and health.

3. Then the tow'rs of Zion glittered,
Like the sun in yonder skies,
And the wicked, stood and trembled,
Filled with wonder and surprise;
Then their faith and works were perfect,
Lo, they followed their great head:
So the city went to heav'n,
And the world said ZION'S FLED!

4. When the Lord returns with Zion
And we hear the watchmen cry,
Then we'll surely be united,
And we'll all see eye to eye,

5. Then we'll mingle with the angels,
And the Lord will bless his own;
Then the earth will be as Eden,
And we'll know as we are known.

Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Use of the Latter Day Saints, 1844

1. Glorious things are sung of Zion,
Enoch's city, - seen of old,
Where the righteous being perfect,
Walked with God in streets of gold.
Love and union, faith and virtue,
All the gifts and graces shined;
As himself each loved his neighbor,
All were of one heart and mind.

2. Far above the power of Satan,
All observed celestial laws;
For in Adam-ondi-Ahman,
Zion rose where Eden was,
When above the power of evil,
So that none did covet wealth,
One continual feast of blessings
Crowned their days with peace and health.

3. Then the towers of Zion glittered
As the light house to the skies,
And the wicked stood and trembled,
Filled with wonder and surprise.
But as faith and works were perfect,
Lo, it followed its great head:
So the city went to heaven,
And the world said: “Zion's fled.”

4. When the Lord returns with Zion,
And we hear the watchmen cry;
Then the saints will be united;
Then we'll all “see eye to eye;”
Then we'll mingle with the angels,
And the Lord will bless his own;
Then the earth will be as Eden,
And we'll know as we are known.