Psalm 87        J.H.

Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre

Common Metre Tunes

 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.

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