Jerusalem Joys

Tune: Lyons

(Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim')

Psalm 132 v.13-18


Praise, praise you the Lord, Zion* is His choice

Jerusalem, city, in Him rejoice

'Tis His habitation, he had it desired

Let praises be to Him, and worship aspired


The Lord says, Here be my dwelling place e'er

My people shall prosper, in it well fare

Here will my resting place be, sure says the Lord

His truth ne'er changes, it shall be as His word


He will bless their provision, give food all

To poor and hungry, they shall on Him call

He will clothe His priests with salvation's robes bright

His saints shall shout for joy, a glorious sight


There will He make the line of [King] David grow

Will establish governance, they shall know

Of His righteous ruling, His lamp shall shine there

His enemies shamed, but His people blessed fair


* Zion - the mount on which Jerusalem is built.



  • Neville

    The Zion King was made into a movie I think

    I do like Jerusalem ..... N

    • orchidee

      Thanks N. Thought I would add the explanatory note, in case folk thought Zion was in Timbuktu or somewhere! Erm, I mis-read the film list. I saw the Lion King instead. Doh! Well, the Zion King is called 'The Lion of Judah' too, so.....

      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        ...and on the west end biggest musical ever
        R O A R
        Love a good mount
        Thanks Orchi

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      • Fay Slimm

        A fine celebratory verse my friend.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Fay.

        • Goldfinch60

          Good one Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            BRIAN HERE (ANGELA in bed 2:30pm !) Love the Hymn great for Karyoke ! Love the PSALM we have been to JERUSALEM - A must for every Chriatian & Jew. Thanks for sharing ! NEXT YEAR JERUSALEM !

            Blessings & Joy to YOU & HONEY HOUND !
            Love in the SPIRIT ~ BRIAN & ANGELA
            ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’™

            • orchidee

              Thanks B&A.

            • ron parrish aka wordman

              loved it,we all need to look to israel

            • FineB

              Hello Orchidee,

              Blessings and great joy to you.

              May the beauty of Psalm 96 shine down upon you.

              Keep writing FineB

              • orchidee

                Thanks Fine.

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