How Honored Is The Sacred Place

How honored is the sacred place
Where we adoring stand–
Zion! the gory of the earth,
And beauty of the land!

Bulwarks of mighty grace defend
The city where we dwell:
The walls, of strong salvation made,
Defy th’ assaults of hell.

Lift up the everlasting gates,
The doors wide open fling;
Enter, ye nations that obey
The statutes of our King.

Here shall you taste unmingled joys,
And live in perfect peace;
You who have known Jehovah’s name,
And ventured on His grace.

Trust in the Lord; for ever trust,
And banish all your fears:
Strength in the Lord Jehovah dwells,
Eternal as His years.