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


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.