Zion, the Marvelous Story Be Telling

Zion, the marvelous story be telling,
The Son of the highest, how lowly His birth!
The brightest Archangel in glory excelling,
He stoops to redeem thee, He reigns upon earth.

Chorus:
Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing;
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King!

Tell how He cometh; from nation to nation,
The heart-cheering news let the earth echo round:
How free to the faithful He offers salvation,
His people with joy everlasting are crowned!

Chorus:
Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing;
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King!

Mortals, your homage be gratefully bringing,
And sweet let the gladsome hosanna arise;
Ye angels, the full hallelujah be singing;
One chorus resound through the earth and the skies.

Chorus:
Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing;
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King!

William Augustus Muhlenberg

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #135.

Note: This hymn is in the public domain. Also, the hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I generally use the first line as the title.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021


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