Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
God in his earthly temple lays|
Foundations for his heav'nly praise:
He likes the tents of Jacob well,
But still in Zion loves to dwell.
2. His mercy visits every house
3. What glories were described of old!|
What wonders are of Zion told!
Thou city of our God below,
Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know.
4. Egypt and Tyre, and Greek and Jew,
5. When God makes up his last account|
Of natives in his holy mount,
'Twill be an honor to appear
As one new-born or nourished there!
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