|WHERE shall we go to seek and find
The habitation of our God?
The dwelling of the eternal mind
Among the sons of flesh and blood?
|2||God, our Creator, chose the hill
Of Zion for His ancient rest,
He keeps His earthly dwelling still:
The church is with His presence blest.
|3||Here has He fixed His gracious throne,
To reign in every age as Lord;
Here is His power and love made known,
Through the unfolding of His Word.
|4||Here will He meet the hungry poor,
To fill their souls with living bread;
And all who wait before this door,
With sweet provisions shall be fed.
|5||People unable to contain
Their inward joys shall loudly sing;
The promised Saviour here shall reign,
And Zion triumph in her King.
|6||Jesus shall see a numerous seed
Born to uphold His glorious name;
His crown shall flourish on His head
While all His foes are clothed with shame.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748‡|