Friday, August 30, 2013

017. Jesus, Mighty King in Zion (Hymn #234)

My daughter opened the hymnal to hymn #234, entitled Jesus, Mighty King in Zion, in sacrament meeting a few weeks ago. The words of this hymn resonated deeply, I don't recall ever signing it in any meeting. I find the words beautiful, it was included in the first hymnal.

1. Jesus, mighty King in Zion,
Thou alone our guide shalt be.
Thy commission we rely on;
We will follow none but thee.

2. As an emblem of thy passion
And thy vict'ry o'er the grave,
We, who know thy great salvation,
Are baptized beneath the wave.

3. Fearless of the world's despising,
We the ancient path pursue,
Buried with the Lord and rising
To a life divinely new.

I just really love those words, I think I'll memorize this hymn.