Beautiful Zion, Built Above



  1. 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.

  2. [Chorus]

    Zion, Zion, lovely Zion;

    Beautiful Zion;

    Zion, city of our God!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Text: George Gill, 1820–1880

Music: Joseph G. Fones, 1828–1906