Arise, O Glorious Zion


Arise, O Glorious Zion


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. 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. 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. 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

2 Nephi 12:2–3

Doctrine and Covenants 115:5–6