12 Januari “Bijbels Dagboek”

Aanschouw Sion, de stad van onze samenkomsten. Jesaja 33:20

Glorious things of thee are spoken  Glorious things of thee are spoken

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode;
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.

See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’ assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Saviour, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy name;
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.1

Eeuwige God, het is mijn gebed om te zijn waar U bent, temidden van Uw liefdevolle aanwezigheid.


1. Voor het eerst gepubliceerd in Olney Hymns (1779).