Scripture Verse

As the mountains are around Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even forever.@Psalm 125:2

Introduction

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Thomas Kelly
(1769–1855)

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns on Var­i­ous Pass­ag­es of Scrip­ture 1806 edition.

Music: Zion Tho­mas Hast­ings, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Hastings
(1784–1872)

Lyrics

Lyrics

Zion stands by hills surrounded,
Zion, kept by power divine;
All her foes shall be confounded,
Though the world in arms combine;
Happy Zion, what a favored lot is thine!
Happy Zion, what a favored lot is thine!

Every human tie may perish;
Friend to friend unfaithful prove;
Mothers cease their own to cherish;
Heav’n and earth at last remove;
But no changes can attend Jehovah’s love,
But no changes can attend Jehovah’s love.

In the furnace God may prove thee,
Thence to bring thee forth more bright,
But can never cease to love thee;
Thou art precious in His sight;
God is with thee—God, thine everlasting Light,
God is with thee—God, thine everlasting Light.