Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
- John Newton
- Kevin Twit
1. Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He, Whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.
2. See the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love.
Well supplies Thy sons and daughters,
And all fears of want removes.
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to quench?
Grace which like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.
3. Blessed inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer's blood;
Jesus, Whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God
'Tis His love His people raises,
Over self to reign as kings
And as priests His solemn praises
Each for a thank offering bring.
Extra Verse 4. When the curse still marred creation,
Hate and war and fear remained;
Tribes and nations, kingdoms, colors,
Sought their own vain praise to sing.
But God has torn the wall dividing,
Man from God and man from man.
Songs from every race and culture,
Fill the earth to praise Him then.
(This verse (c) Jason Hardy)
5. Savior, if of Zion's city,
I, through grace, a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name
Fading is the worldling's pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show
Solid joys and lasting treasures
None but Zion's children know.
©1998 Kevin Twit Music (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved.