Scripture Verse

Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the great King. Psalm 48:2


Words: George Gill, in Sup­ple­ment to the Ad­vent and Sab­bath Hymn Book, ed­it­ed by James White (Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan: 1858).

Music: Tho­mas J. Cook (🔊 pdf nwc).


Beautiful Zion, built above,
Beautiful city that I love;
Beautiful gates of pearly white,
Beautiful temple—God its light.
He who was slain on Calvary
Opens those pearly gates to me.


Zion, Zion, lovely Zion,
Beautiful Zion, city of our God.
Zion, Zion, lovely Zion,
Beautiful Zion, city of our God.

Beautiful Heav’n, where all is light,
Beautiful angels clothed in white;
Beautiful strains that never tire,
Beautiful harps thro’ all the choir—
There shall I join the chorus sweet,
Worshipping at the Savior’s feet.


Beautiful crowns on every brow,
Beautiful palms the conquerors show;
Beautiful robes the ransomed wear,
Beautiful all who enter there—
Thither I press with eager feet;
There shall my rest be long and sweet.


Beautiful throne for Christ our king,
Beautiful songs the angels sing;
Beautiful rest all wanderings cease,
Beautiful home of perfect peace—
There shall my eyes the Savior see;
Haste to His heav’nly home with me.