Song written by:
Original in English: John Newton (August 4, 1725 Wapping, Wapping, London, England, Kingdom of Great Britain – December 21, 1807, London, England, United Kingdom)

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

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

Round each habitation hovering
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a covering
Showing that the Lord is near
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray

Blest 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 brings

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 treasure