Scripture Verse

The ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Isaiah 35:10


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Joy­ful Lays, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1884), page 28.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey


O Zion! lovely Zion!
Thou city of the faithful,
How often with rapture
Thy praises we sing!
Where millions of redeemed ones
Are dwelling now in brightness,
And praising forever
Our Savior and king.


Where the loud swelling chorus
Of triumph eternal,
Rolls down from the regions
Of endless delight,
Where the ransomed are returning
With music and rejoicing,
To walk with the Savior
In garments of white.

O Zion! lovely Zion!
Thou carest for the lowly;
Thy banner of mercy
Still waving we see;
Thy watchmen thou art sending
With tidings, joyful tidings,
To gather the lost ones
And bring them to thee.


O Zion! lovely Zion!
O when shall we behold thee,
Thy beauty and splendor
Forever to share?
Where loved ones who have entered
Thy bright and shining portals
Are waiting and watching
To welcome us there.