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O Zion, when I think on thee
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

O Zion, when I think on thee.

"By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down, yea we wept when we remembered Zion." (Psalm 137,1)

1. O Zion, when I think on thee,
  I wish for pinions like the dove,
and mourn to think that I should be
  so distant from the place I love.

2. A captive here, and far from home,
  for Zion's sacred walls I sigh;
to Zion all the ransomed come,
  and see the Saviour eye to eye.

3. While here, I walk on hostile ground;
  the few that I can call my friends
are, like myself, with fetters bound,
  and weariness our steps attends.

4. But yet we shall behold the day,
  when Zion's children shall return;
our sorrows then shall flee away,
  and we shall never, never mourn.

5. The hope that such a day will come
  makes ev'n the captive's portion sweet;
though now we wander far from home,
  in Zion soon we all shall meet.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 288.

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