|87 (1)||Psalm 87 Version 1||LM|
|GOD in His earthly kingdom lays
Foundations for His heavenly praise;
Each of His saints He loves so well,
Yet in His church He loves to dwell.
|2||Truly in each believing home,
The presence of the Lord is known,
But He prolongs with power His stay,
Where churches meet to praise and pray.
|3||What glories are described of old!
What wonders are of Zion told!
The glories of the church below
Did the surrounding nations know.
|4||Zion, where life anew is found
By people all the world around,
Here is the place of power and love,
Lifting our souls to God above.
|5||When God reveals the last account
Of citizens of Zion’s mount,
O may we on that day appear
Among those born and nourished there!
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|