Author: Timothy Dwight Hymnal: Church Book #275 (1890) Meter: 184.108.40.206 Hymnal Title: Church Book Lyrics: 1 I love thy Zion, Lord,
The house of Thine abode;
The Church our blest Redeemer saved
With His own precious Blood.
2 I love Thy Church, O God!
Her walls before Thee stand,
Dear as the apple of Thine eye,
And graven on Thy hand.
3 For her my tears shall fall;
For her my prayers ascend:
To her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end.
4 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heavenly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.
5 Jesus, Thou Friend divine,
Our Saviour and our King,
Thy hand from every snare and foe,
Shall great deliverance bring.
6 Sure as Thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given
The brightest glories earth can yield,
And brighter bliss of heaven. Topics: The Church The Communion of Saints Scripture: Psalm 137 Languages: English Tune Title: WATCHMAN
I love Thy Zion, Lord