All who, with heart confiding, Depend on God alone, Like Zion’s mount abiding, Shall ne’er be overthrown. Like Zion’s city, bounded By guarding mountains broad, His people are surrounded Forever by their God.
No scepter of oppression Shall hold unbroken sway, Lest unto base transgression The righteous turn away. Thy favor be imparted To godly men, O Lord, Bless all that are pure-hearted, The good with good reward.
The men who falsehood cherish, Forsaking truth and right, With wicked men shall perish; God will their sin requite; From sin Thy saints defending, Their joy, O Lord, increase, With mercy never ending And everlasting peace.
Such as in God the Lord do trust As Mount Sion shall firmly stand, And be removèd at no hand, The Lord will count them right and just, So that they shall be sure Forever to endure.
As mighty mountains huge and great Jerusalem about do close, So will the Lord be unto those Who on His godly will do wait; Such are to Him so dear They never need to fear.
For though the righteous try doth He By making wicked men His rod, Lest they through grief forsake their God; It shall not as their lot still be. Give, Lord, to us Thy light Whose hearts are true and right.
Zion stands by hills surrounded, Zion, kept by power divine; All her foes shall be confounded, Though the world in arms combine; Happy Zion, what a favored lot is thine! Happy Zion, what a favored lot is thine!
Every human tie may perish; Friend to friend unfaithful prove; Mothers cease their own to cherish; Heav’n and earth at last remove; But no changes can attend Jehovah’s love, But no changes can attend Jehovah’s love.
In the furnace God may prove thee, Thence to bring thee forth more bright, But can never cease to love thee; Thou art precious in His sight; God is with thee—God, thine everlasting Light, God is with thee—God, thine everlasting Light.