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PSALM 87, by            
First Line: Among the holy mountains high
Last Line: And all my fountains clear.

1 Among the holy mountains high
Is his foundation fast;
There seated in his sanctuary,
His temple there is placed.
2 Sion's fair gates the Lord loves more
Than all the dwellings fair
Of Jacob's land, though there be store,
And all within his care.
3 City of God, most glorious things
Of thee abroad are spoke;
4 I mention Egypt, where proud kings
Did our forefathers yoke;
I mention Babel to my friends,
Philistia full of scorn,
And Tyre with Ethiop's utmost ends:
Lo this man there was born.
5 But twice that praise shall in our ear
Be said of Sion last:
This and this man was born in her,
High God shall fix her fast.
6 The Lord shall write it in a scroll
That ne'er shall be outworn,
When he the nations doth enroll,
That this man there was born.
7 Both they who sing, and they who dance
With sacred songs are there;
In thee fresh brooks and soft streams glance
And all my fountains clear.

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