Psalm 87 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 That city shall full well endure, her ground-work still doth stay Upon the holy hills full sure, it can no time decay. 2 God loves the gates of Zion best, his grace doth there abide; He loves them more than all the rest of Jacob's tents beside. 3 Full glorious things reported be in Zion, and abroad; Great things, I say, are said of thee, thou city of our God. 4 On Rahab I will east an eye, and bear in mind the same; To Babylon also apply, and them that know thy Name. 5 Lo, Palestine, and Tyre also, with Ethiope likewise, A people old full long ago, were born and there did rise. 6 Of Zion they shall say abroad, that divers men of fame Have there sprung up, and the high God hath founded fast the same. 7 In their records to them it shall by him be made appear, Of Zion, that the chief of all had his beginning there. 8 The trumpeters, with such as sing, therein great plenty be; My fountains and my pleasant springs are all contained in thee.