Great Is the Lord in the City 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 294
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1. Great is the Lord in the city of Zion;
God in her palaces for refuge is known;
From the sides of the north, lo her light shineth forth,
In glory and beauty the joy of the earth.

2. With stones of fair colors her walls shall be reared
In excellent glory, her temples appear;
The people shall gather and nations shall come,
The saints with rejoicing to Zion return.

3. Lo! the kings will assemble, her glory behold;
The might of her sons will astonish the world.
The perfection of beauty, the city will be
The saints will rejoice when her glories they see.

4. Let Zion rejoice, and her people be glad,
For she shall be filled with the glory of God,
Her bulwarks are great and her towers are high;
With plenteous provision her poor she'll supply.

5. The light of the moon then no more will be seen,
The sun shall not light thee with his golden beams;
The light of thy Savior more glorious shall be,
The darkness of midnight forever shall flee.

6. The city shall then be no more over thrown,
For sin and destruction shall no more be known,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee far away;
King Jesus' bright sceptre shall then bear the sway.

7. The earth shall be filled with the glory of God;
As the garden of Eden 'twill then be restored.
The beauty of spring, and pirennial bloom
Will the face of the earth with rich verdure adorn.