Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Words by John Newton
Music by Francis J. Haydn
"Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah."
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls 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 of want remove.
Who can faint while 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 hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear.
For a glory and a covering
Showing that the Lord is near!
Thus deriving from their banner
Light by night and shade by day.
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.
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