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Praise of Zion - poem by Dewi Elfed Jones

Udgorn Seion, 1853 (Vol

Udgorn Seion, 1853 (Vol. 6):242-43

 

PRAISE OF ZION.

 

TUNE—“Rule Britannia.”

 

O ZION, Zion, put on thy strength,

Before thee terrible Babel will bend;

The day of glory will be to thee,—

And high thy praise will sound forever.

Sing, Zion, sing;

May thy hallelujah now,

Echo throughout the great existence.

 

Let all thy enemies come,

Greatly thirsting after thy blood,

With the power of thy praise they will all perish,

From fear—they shall all be gone.

Sing, Zion, sing;

May thy hallelujah now,

Echo throughout the great existence.

 

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Daughter of Zion, be glad,

And rejoice—saying ha, ha;

The great day of thy freedom is nigh,—

O, burst into endless song.

Sing, Zion, sing;

May thy hallelujah now,

Echo throughout the great existence.

 

The pride of great Babel will be brought down,

She will fall, she will fall lower than the ground!

And the Saints will sing without pain,

On the marriage day of the Lamb’s bride.

Sing, Zion, sing;

May thy hallelujah now,

Echo throughout the great existence.

 

I now see the blessed day,

On the eyelids of dawn’s shining light;

It will come,—its brightness

Sparks all the songs of heaven.

Sing, Zion, sing;

May thy hallelujah now,

Echo throughout the great existence.

 

May it hasten, O may it hasten,

That is my petition, that is my cry,

And bring forth the will of God,

And in his love forever live.

And I shall sing,

In my great happiness,

Despite the enemy everywhere.

 

Llanelli. DEWI ELFED.

 

Immigrants:

Jones, David Bevan

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