Scripture Verse

The Lord hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation. Psalm 132:13


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Hymn Ser­vice for the Sun­day School (New York: Big­low & Main, 1879), num­ber 2.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Zion’s mount His royal seat,
And no power His throne shall move;
Ages gather at His feet,
Son of God’s eter­nal love.


Hail, hail, King of Zion!
Hail, Lord of lords, and King of kings!
Reign for­ev­er, King of Zion;
Reign, blessèd King, for­ev­er­more.

All the world His name shall fear,
All the world from shore to shore;
Every isle His voice shall hear,
And the heathen rage no more.


He shall mold each stubborn will,
As the potter molds the clay,
Till rebellious hearts are stilled,
And submissive to His sway.


Haste our early gifts to bring,
Haste obedient faith to prove,
Haste with songs to Zion’s king,
Son of God’s eter­nal love.