Scripture Verse

The redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. Isaiah 51:11

Introduction

Words: Fran­ces V. Hub­bard, 1901.

Music: George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hub­bard (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
George C. Stebbins
(1846–1945)

Lyrics

The redeemed of the Lord shall return
To Zion with music and song;
And daily sweet lessons of mercy will learn,
As they journey the pathway along.

Refrain

With joy and with singing,
Thanksgiving and praise,
Their sweet voices ringing
In triumphant lays;
His mercy and goodness
Shall still be their song,
As homeward to Zion
They journey along.

The redeemed of the Lord shall return
From lands where, as captive, they sighed;
With love and devotion their spirits shall burn,
As they sing of the One crucified.

Refrain

The redeemed of the Lord shall return
With singing for Zion’s bright day;
Far, far on the hilltops their glad eyes discern,
And sorrow and fear flee away.

Refrain