Scripture Verse

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


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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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.