"Zion Stands by Hills Surrounded"
by Thomas Kelly, 1769-1854
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 334
1. Zion stands by hills surrounded,
Zion, kept by power divine;
All her foes shall be confounded
Though the world in arms combine.
What a favored lot is thine!
2. Every human tie may perish,
Friend to friend unfaithful prove,
Mothers cease their own to cherish,
Heaven and earth at last remove;
But no changes
Can attend Jehovah's love.
3. 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.
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Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Ps. 125:2
Author: Thomas Kelly, 1806, cento
Composer: Thomas Morely, 1891
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