655. C. M. Anonymous. The Jewish and the Christian Zion. Ps.48.
1 With stately towers and bulwarks strong,
Unrivalled and alone,
Loved theme of many a sacred song,
God's holy city shone.
2 Thus fair was Zion's chosen seat,
The glory of all lands;
Yet fairer, and in strength complete,
The Christian temple stands.
3 The faithful of each clime and age
This glorious church compose;
Built on a rock, with idle rage
The threatening tempest blows.
4 In vain may hostile bands alarm,
For God is her defence;
How weak, how powerless is each arm,