How pleased and blessed was I

How pleased and blessed was i
to hear the people cry,
‘Come, let us seek our God today!’
Yes, with a cheerful zeal
we haste to Zion’s hill
and there our vows and honours pay.

2. Zion, O happy place
adorned with wondrous grace,
and walls of strength her streets surround;
God’s people here draw near
to pray, and praise, and hear
the glorious gospel’s joyful sound.

3. There David’s greater Son
has fixed his royal throne,
he sits for grace and judgement there;
he makes his people glad,
he makes the sinner sad,
and humble souls rejoice with fear.

4. May peace attend your gate,
and joy within you wait,
to bless the soul of every guest!
All those who seek your peace,
and pray for your increase,
a thousand blessings on them rest!

5. My tongue repeats her vows,
‘Peace to this living house!’
For here my friends and family dwell;
and, since my glorious God
makes you his blessed abode,
my soul will always love you well!

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