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Quotation by John Newton
Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion city of our God! He, whose word cannot be broken, Form'd for thee his own abode: On the rock of ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose? With salvation's walls surrounded Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.
John Newton (1725–1807), British curate and hymn-writer. "Zion, or the City of God," hymn #LX, book i, pp. 75-77, l. 1-4, Olney Hymns, In Three Books, London, W. Oliver (1779).
Based on Isaiah 33:20-21.
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