Scripture Verse

Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 694. Pro­mul­ga­tion of the Gos­pel.

Music: Mainz­er Jo­seph Mainz­er, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Joseph Mainzer (1801–1851)


Zion, from thee is sound­ed forth,
The word of an al­migh­ty God,
To tell the rich­es of His grace,
And spread His glo­ries all abroad.

In terms ex­press­ive to un­fold
The sin­ner’s doom, and sin’s de­sert,
The cross of Je­sus to re­veal,
And send con­vic­tion to the heart.

Unhappy they, es­tranged from God,
Whom nei­ther wrath nor grace can move,
Who on the Gos­pel cast con­tempt,
And still des­pise a Sav­ior’s love.

But to the scep­ter they must yield,
Or bow be­neath re­sist­less pow­er;
Oh may they trem­ble at Thy word,
And saints with grate­ful hearts adore.