Scripture Verse

They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever. Psalm 125:1


William Tans’ur (1700–1783)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 354.

Music: St. And­rew (Tan­s’ur) Will­iam Tan­s’ur, 1735 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Like Zion’s steadfast mount are they
Who in the Lord confide;
Secure, immovable they stand,
Forever to abide.

As round about Je­ru­sa­lem
The mountains give defense,
Jehovah is His people’s guard,
Their lasting confidence.

No tyrant’s scepter o’er the good
Shall undisturbed abide,
Lest righteous men, oppressed by wrong,
To evil turn aside.

O Thou Je­ho­vah, to the good
Thy goodness now impart,
Thy lovingkindness show to them
That upright are in heart.

All those that turn from right­eous­ness
With wayward, wand’ring feet,
With sinners God will lead them forth,
The sinner’s doom to meet.

O Thou who art Thy people’s shield,
Their helper and their guide,
Upon them let Thy grace and peace
Forevermore abide.