Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God:
He whose word can not be broken
Formed thee for His own abode;
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake Thy sure repose?
With salvation's wall surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.

See the streams of living waters
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear and want remove;
Who can faint when such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which, like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Round each habitation hov'ring,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a cov'ring,
Showing that the Lord is near;
Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer's blood;
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.

Saviour, if of Zion's city 
I, thro' grace, a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy name;
Fading is the worldling's pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion's children know.

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Title Glorious Things
Key F Major
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First Line Glorious things of thee are spoken
Author John Newton
Year 1908
Composer F. J. Haydn
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Subjects The Home Eternal: City of God; Special Selections: Choir or Quartet
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