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God's temple crowns the holy mount the

God's temple crowns the holy mount,
the Lord there condescends to dwell;
His Zion's gates, in his account,
our Israel's fairest tents excel.
Fame glorious things of thee shall sing,
O city of th' Almighty King!

I'll mention Rahab with due praise,
in Babylon's applause's join,
The fame of Ethiopia raise,
with that of Tyre and Palestine;
And grant that some amongst them born
their age and country did adorn,

But still of Zion I'll aver,
that many such from her proceed;
Th' Almighty shall establish her:
the gen'ral list shall show, when read,
That such a person there was born,
and such did such an age adorn.

He'll Zion find with numbers filled
of such as merit high renown;
For hand and voice musicians skilled,
and (her transcending fame to crown)
Of such she shall successions bring,
like Waters from a living spring.

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Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 87;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 87
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