Beautiful Zion, Built Above

Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Lightly

1. Beautiful Zion, built above;

Beautiful city that I love;

Beautiful gates of pearly white;

Beautiful temple—God its light;

He who was slain on Calvary

Opens those pearly gates for me.

[Chorus]

Zion, Zion, lovely Zion;

Beautiful Zion;

Zion, city of our God!

2. Beautiful heav’n, where all is light;

Beautiful angels clothed in white;

Beautiful strains that never tire;

Beautiful harps thru all the choir;

There shall I join the chorus sweet,

Worshiping at the Savior’s feet.

[Chorus]

Zion, Zion, lovely Zion;

Beautiful Zion;

Zion, city of our God!

3. Beautiful crowns on ev’ry brow;

Beautiful palms the conq’rors show;

Beautiful robes the ransomed wear;

Beautiful all who enter there;

Thither I press with eager feet;

There shall my rest be long and sweet.

[Chorus]

Zion, Zion, lovely Zion;

Beautiful Zion;

Zion, city of our God!

Text: George Gill, 1820–1880

Music: Joseph G. Fones, 1828–1906

Revelation 7:9–17

Revelation 21:2, 21–23

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