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O twas a joyful sound to hear Our tribes devoutly




O 'twas a joyful sound to hear
our tribes devoutly say,
Up, Israel, to the temple haste,
and keep your festal day.


At Salem's courts we must appear
with our assembled powers,
In strong and beauteous order ranged,
like her united towers.


'Tis thither, by divine command,
the tribes of God repair,
Before his ark to celebrate
his Name with praise and pray'r.


Tribunals stand erected there,
where equity takes place;
There stand the courts and palaces
of royal David's race.


O pray we then for Salem's peace,
for they shall prosperous be,
(Thou holy city of our God!)
who bear true love to thee.


May peace within thy sacred walls
a constant guest be found,
With plenty and prosperity
thy palaces be crowned.


For my dear brethren's sake, and friends
no less than brethren dear,
I'll pray, - May peace in Salem's tow'rs
a constant guest appear.


But most of all I'll seek thy good,
and ever wish thee well,
For Zion and the temple's sake,
where God vouchsafes to dwell.


---Alternative verses---


O ever pray for Salemís peace;
For they shall prosperous be,
Thou holy city of our God,
Who bear true love to Thee.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 122;
      MUSIC
      Name: HOLLAND
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
      Dates:
      SCORE PREVIEW
      score
      LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
      # 142G
      ALTERNATIVE TUNES
      Name meter
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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