Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (feat. Paul Banks)

from by Red River Hymnal

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Words: John Newton
Music: JEFFERSON, The Sacred Harp, #148


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,
Who 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.

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 off’ring brings.

Saviour, 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 treasures
None but Zion’s children know.


from Red River Hymnal, released December 21, 2014
Paul Banks: Vocals
Stuart Baker: Banjo, Drums
Joshua Bennetch: Piano, Drums
Jim McAndrews: Violin
Katie Yu: Cello



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Red River Hymnal is a collective of musicians in Austin, TX. We are a liturgical ministry of Christ the King Church (PCA) in South Austin.

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