"Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken"
                           by John Newton, 1725-1807
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 331

	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 may'st smile at all thy foes.
	2. See, the streams of living waters
	Springing from eternal love
	Well supply thy sons and daughters
	And all fear of want remove.
	Who can faint while such a river
	Ever flows their thirst t'assuage--
	Grace, which, like the Lord, the Giver,
	Never fails from age to age?
	3. Round each habitation hovering,
	See the cloud and fire appear,
	For a glory and a covering,
	Showing that the Lord is near.
	Thus they march, the pillar leading,
	Light by night and shade by day,
	Daily on the manna feeding
	Which He gives them when they pray.
	4. Savior, since 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 treasure
	None but Zion's children know.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #469 Text: Is. 33:20, 21; Ps. 87 Author: John Newton, 1779, ab., alt. Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1883 Tune: "Galilean"
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