"Zion Stands by Hills Surrounded"
by Thomas Kelly, 1769-1854
Text From:
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 334

1. 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!

2. Every human tie may perish,
Friend to friend unfaithful prove,
Mothers cease their own to cherish,
Heaven and earth at last remove;
But no changes
Can attend Jehovah's love.

3. 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.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Hymn #474
Text: Ps. 125:2
Author: Thomas Kelly, 1806, cento
Composer: Thomas Morely, 1891
Tune: "Zion"