Glorious things of thee are spoken

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
  Holy 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 blessed members,
  And all fear of want remove;
Who can faint, when such a river
  Ever flows their thirst t’ assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,
  Never fails from age to age.
Blest constituents 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 worthy praises,
  Each his thankful 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
  None but Zion’s members know.
Cielito Sio

Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines

See! Look! Turn!

oh my eyes, see! the streams of living waters springing from eternal love!

we are the blessed members, we are well supplied, we never lack anything!

the river is always flowing to ease our thirst!

Grace never fails, as the Lord never fails to give,

let us drink of this water, we will never faint!

John 7:38 - "He who believes into Me, as the Scripture said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water."

Iko Ayuba

Lagos, Nigeria

Blest constituents of Zion,

Washed in the Redeemer’s blood;

Jesus, whom their souls rely on,

Makes them kings and priests to God.

Godwin Iko Ayuba

Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks for Jesus




Allen In Christ

Lagos, Nigeria

Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,

All his boasted pomp and show;

Solid joys and lasting treasure

None but Zion’s members know.

Deborah D.

Sugarland, TX, United States

This is so inspiring and encouraging.

Thanks for this Hymnal website provision. I'm blessed.


Kampala, Uganda

Sang it this morning. It refreshed my soul.


United Kingdom

I was just reading in the scriptures and the reading in Proverbs and true wealth and false wealth made me think of a hymn. As this one talks of solid joys and lasting treasures none but Zion's children know.

Chukeuemeka Uyo

Enugu, Nigeria

Singing hymns gives my soul unbounded pleasure and deep appreciation to God. More so, it renews my faith in my believe in the one that wields the infinite power, the Ancient words.

Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

This hymn is of the new Jerusalm, Zion, the heavenly city of God. But a city is nothing if it has no inhabitants. How does one get to heaven to live in Zion, the new Jerusalem?

A person gets to Heaven by being born again of God the Holy Spirit, through repentance and faith in the gospel. The gospel says no one is good enough to go to heaven, and one only gets to heaven by means of what the first line of this paragraph says. It also says that Jesus bore our sins in His body on the cross, and died as the world's sin bearer. But because He Himself was sinless, He did not deserve to die, so God raised Him from the dead. In Genesis we read that God told Adam and Eve 'in the day you eat the fruit of the tree you shall surely die'. But they did NOT die on the same day as they ate the fruit of the tree, but rather they became SPIRITUALLY dead.

Romans. 6 verse 20 says 'the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord'. When a person sins they don't physically die but confirm their SPIRITUAL death - we are all born sinners (the psalmist said 'in sin did my mother conceive me').

God is love - see John 3 verse 16.