Beautiful Zion, Built Above

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Lyrics

  1. 1. Beautiful Zion, built above;
    Beautiful city that I love;
    Beautiful gates of pearly white;
    Beautiful temple--God its light;
    He who was slain on Calvary
    Opens those pearly gates for me.
  2. (Chorus]
    Zion, Zion, lovely Zion;
    Beautiful Zion;
    Zion, city of our God!
  3. 2. Beautiful heav'n, where all is light;
    Beautiful angels clothed in white;
    Beautiful strains that never tire;
    Beautiful harps thru all the choir;
    There shall I join the chorus sweet,
    Worshiping at the Savior's feet.
  4. 3. Beautiful crowns on ev'ry brow;
    Beautiful palms the conq'rors show;
    Beautiful robes the ransomed wear;
    Beautiful all who enter there;
    Thither I press with eager feet;
    There shall my rest be long and sweet.
  5. Text: George Gill, 1820-1880
    Music: Joseph G. Fones, 1828-1906