Words: Brady and Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David
1 God's temple crowns the holy mount, the Lord there condescends to dwell; 2 His Zion's gates, in his account, our Israel's fairest tents excel. 3 Fame glorious things of thee shall sing, O city of th' Almighty King! 4 I'll mention Rahab with due praise, in Babylon's applause's join, The fame of Ethiopia raise, with that of Tyre and Palestine; And grant that some amongst them born their age and country did adorn, 5,6 But still of Zion I'll aver, that many such from her proceed; Th' Almighty shall establish her: the gen'ral list shall show, when read, That such a person there was born, and such did such an age adorn. 7 He'll Zion find with numbers filled of such as merit high renown; For hand and voice musicians skilled, and (her transcending fame to crown) Of such she shall successions bring, like Waters from a living spring.