Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840

Hymn 3
P.M.
1. Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He whose word cannot be broken,
Chose thee for his own abode.

2. On the Rock of Enoch founded,
What can shake thy sure repose!
With salvation's wall surrounded,
Thou may'st smile on all thy foes.

3. See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from celestial love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of drought remove.

4. Who can faint, while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage;
Grace which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.

5. Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a covering,
Showing that the Lord is near!

6. Thus deriving from their banner,
Light by night and shade by day;
Sweetly they enjoy the Spirit,
Which he gives them when they pray.

7. Blessed inhabitants of Zion,
Purchased with the Saviour's blood,
Jesus whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.

8. While in love his people raises
With himself to reign as kings;
All, as priests, his solemn praises,
Each for a thank-offering brings.

9. Saviour, since of Zion's city
I through grace a member am;
Though the world despise and pity,
I will glory in thy name.

10. Fading are all worldly treasures,
With their boasted pomp and show!
Heav'nly joys and lasting pleasures,
None but Zion's children know.

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

1. Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken,
Chose thee for his own abode:
On the rock of Enoch founded;
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's wall surrounded,
Thou may'st smile on all thy foes.

2. See the stream of living waters,
Springing from celestial love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of drought remove:
Who can faint, while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t'assuage?
Grace which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.

3. Round each habitation hov'ring,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov'ring,
Showing that the Lord is near:
Thus deriving from their banner,
Light by night and shade by day;
Sweetly they enjoy the Spirit,
Which He gives them when they pray.

4. Blessed inhabitants of Zion,
Purchased with the Savior's blood!
Jesus whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.
While in love his people raises,
With himself to reign as kings;
All, as priests, his solemn praises,
Each for a thank off'ring brings.

5. Savior, since of Zion's city
I through grace a member am,
Though the world despise and pity,
I will glory in thy name.
Fading are all worldly treasures,
With their boasted pomp and show!
Heav'nly joys and lasting pleasures
None but Zion's children know.

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