Built upon God's holy mountain:
   Prophets celebrate and sing
   of your worth beyond recounting,
   city of the eternal King!


Home of peace! The Lord esteems you
more than any other place,
choosing here to make his dwelling
with his family of grace.
   Built upon God's holy mountain...

Out of every tribe and nation
come the citizens of Heaven;
God has made them heirs together
and to each a birthright given.
   Built upon God's holy mountain...

In his register is listed
everyone who's born anew.
Hear the joyful songs ascending -
"all my life flows out from you!"
   Built upon God's holy mountain...

Emma Turl
© Emma Turl / admin. The Jubilate Group
Metre: 8 7 8 7 + refrain
Tune: MORGENLIED (Frederick Charles Maker)