Scripture Verse

His foundation is in the holy mountains. Psalm 87:1

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 237.

Music: Caer­sa­lem Ro­bert Ed­wards, 1837 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Zion, founded on the mountains,
God, thy maker, loves thee well;
He has chosen thee, most precious,
He delights in thee to dwell;
God’s own city, God’s own city,
God’s own city, who can all thy glory tell?

Heathen lands and hostile peoples
Soon shall come the Lord to know;
Nations born again in Zion
Shall the Lord’s salvation show;
God almighty, God almighty,
God almighty, shall on Zion strength bestow.

When the Lord shall count the nations,
Sons and daughters He shall see,
Born to endless life in Zion,
And their joyful song shall be:
Blessèd Zion, blessèd Zion,
Blessèd Zion, all our fountains are in thee.