The Cities of Zion Soon Shall Rise

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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 238
1. The cities of Zion soon shall rise
In majesty amid the skies,
Attract the gaze and wond'ring eyes
Of all that worship, gloriously.

2. The saints shall see those cities stand
Upon this consecrated land,
And Israel, numerous as the sand,
Inherit them eternally.

3. O that the day would hasten on,
When wickedness shall all be gone,
And saints and angels join in one,
To praise the Man of Holiness.

4. Then shall the veil of heaven rend,
And the Son Aw-Man will descend,
A vast eternity to spend
In perfect peace and righteousness.

5. Exalt the name of Zion's God,
Praise ye his name in songs aloud;
Proclaim his majesty abroad,
Ye banner-bearing messengers.

6. Cry to the nations far and near
To come and in the glories share
That on Mount Zion will appear,
When earth shall rest from wickedness.