Arise, O Glorious Zion



  1. 1. Arise, O glorious Zion,

    Thou joy of latter days,

    Whom countless Saints rely on

    To gain a resting place.

    Arise and shine in splendor

    Amid the world’s deep night,

    For God, thy sure defender,

    Is now thy life and light.

  2. 2. From Zion’s favored dwelling

    The gospel issues forth,

    The covenant revealing

    To gather all the earth;

    And Saints, the message bringing

    To all the sons of men,

    With the redeemed shall, singing,

    To Zion come again.

  3. 3. Thru painful tribulation

    We walk the narrow road

    And battle with temptation

    To gain the blest abode.

    But patient, firm endurance,

    With glory in our view,

    The Spirit’s bright assurance

    Will bring us conq’rors through.

  4. 4. Oh, grant, Eternal Father,

    That we may faithful be,

    With all the just to gather,

    And thy salvation see!

    Then, with the hosts of heaven,

    We’ll sing th’immortal theme:

    To him be glory given

    Whose blood did us redeem.

Text: William G. Mills, 1822–1895

Music: George Careless, 1839–1932