1 Praise waits in Zion, Lord for Thee:
Thy saints adore Thy holy name;
Thy creatures bend the obedient knee,
And humbly now Thy presence claim.
2 Eternal Source of truth and light.
To Thee we look, on Thee we call;
Lord, we are nothing in Thy sight,
But Thou to us art all in all.
3 Still may Thy children in Thy word
Their common trust and refuge see;
O bind us to each other, Lord,
By one great bond, – the love of Thee.
4 Here, at the portal of Thy house,
We leave our mortal hopes and fears;
Accept our prayers and bless our vows,
And dry our penitential tears.
5 So shall our sun of hope arise,
With brighter and still brighter ray,
Till Thou shalt bless our longing eyes
With beams of everlasting day.
Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #12