"Zion Stands by Hills Surrounded"
                          by Thomas Kelly, 1769-1854
                                  Text From:
             (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.
	Happy Zion,
	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.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #474 Text: Ps. 125:2 Author: Thomas Kelly, 1806, cento Composer: Thomas Morely, 1891 Tune: "Zion"
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