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Lauryn Hill To Zion Lyrics

Last updated: 09/21/2012 11:40:21 AM

Unsure of what the balance held
I touched my belly overwhelmed
By what I had been chosen to perform
But then an angel came one day
Told me to kneel down and pray
For unto me a man child would be born
Woe this crazy circumstance
I knew his life deserved a chance
But everybody told me to be smart
Look at your career they said,
"Lauryn, baby use your head"
But instead I chose to use my heart

Now the joy of my world is in Zion
Now the joy of my world is in Zion

How beautiful if nothing more
Than to wait at Zion's door
I've never been in love like this before
Now let me pray to keep you from
The perils that will surely come
See life for you my prince has just begun
And I thank you for choosing me
To come through unto life to be
A beautiful reflection of his grace
See I know that a gift so great
Is only one God could create
And I'm reminded every time I see your face

That the joy of my world is in Zion
Now the joy of my world is in Zion
Now the joy of my world is in Zion
Now the joy of my world is in Zion

Marching, marching, marching to Zion
Marching, marching
Marching, marching, marching to Zion
Beautiful, beautiful Zion
(repeat to end of song)

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The joy of life | Reviewer: SouthAfricanLady | 9/21/12

This song is sad but yet it gives hope to all the ladies who are conceived without have planned it.It gives them strength to get through their circumstances.I know ladies who had children at young ages and they also felt the same way like Lauryn Hill.I love this song though i've never been in such a situation but i know my loved ones who have.I'm proud of all the ladies who don't consider termination and deal with the situation at hand...stay blessed

still barring children | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/3/12

i first heard this song from my lil brother he loves lauryn hill but my oldest was only that of 4months when i found out i was pregnant again an it was so scary i had been going threw alot my 2nd child was born june 18th 2010 i so wasnt ready but yet here i am pregnant with my 3rd child and its crazy cuz i feel like people are dissapointed in me except my big sister who i can always depend on although she has no children she always have my back 100% but here i am 4 yrs later pregnant with babe#3 an anytime i feel as if im waaay in deep over my head i listen to this song an feel sooo much betta about the decisions i made an still i knw if i dnt have anybody god has my back

heart breaker | Reviewer: anony | 2/15/12

one day wen i have a kid m gna love him as much as lauryn does if not more i love ol her songs thnx you inspire me to write everytime i listen to your song en words jst keep cuming in ma mind love you lots keep up the good work en who knws we might work together one day

The joy of my world is in Zion | Reviewer: Lmayo | 11/23/11

My son turns 8 in a few days. Having him literally saved my life. I never knew who I was until I became a mother. I am so glad I choose life. I love you little man, and I love the lord for giving him to me <3

relateable | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/12/11

My mom had me at 16 and sung this to me from her pregnacy unti i was like 5 an one day this song came on and i sung it like i listened to it a million tymes. This song brings a tear to eye and god bless.anyone who understands it

Pregnant & In Love <3 | Reviewer: Sandra | 10/9/11

I am 25 & currently 4 months pregnant. To think that this album was released when I was only 12 is crazy. I would sing along to every song, not knowing that as I grew older I would be able to relate to the joy and pain Lauryn sang about. I feel beyond blessed to be expecting a baby boy! I can't help but shed happy tears every time I sing along to:

"And I thank you for choosing me
To come through unto life to be
A beautiful reflection of his grace
See I know that a gift so great
Is only one God could create"

the love of my life | Reviewer: brandy | 9/25/11

i never thought i would be talking about this but it just seems like all the zion's has a purpose here on earth just like other mothers i never planned on being a single parent and found out i was pregnate two weeks after we broke up found out he was in a relationship his self and everyone told me to be smart and not have him then the worse came i found out he molestedthree young girls and murdered a baby so i kept my cool from fear and became depressed not really getting over all that i was going through i lost my one and only bestfriend my mom and he is her only grandchild and as i look back at everything god gave me a blessings like him because i probaly wouldn;t be here today baby mommie love you so much your my prince

still crying | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/13/11

I found out I was pregnang two weeks ago. I had broken up with my boyfriendof two months two days b4. When I called and told him the news he simply said ok and told me he was going to be there. I told my family and the closest people to me told me to kill the baby cause I was not with the father anyway. Last Friday he went to jail and his secret life came out two days later I received a phone call from his girlfriend of two years (who he failed to mention) I. Keept a clear head well tryed to and prayed while taking a shower and tis song came to my head during the prayer. So I decided to look up the lyrics to the song so that I could sing it to help motivate myself toget through this stress free. Then this morning I. Got a knock on my door from the health department where I took mu pregnancy test and they informed me that I have an std that is curable. I told my sister that the holy spirit must be over me because I know I should be crazy right now I am truly hurting and to be honest the onlything that keeps me going is my child I know I have to be strong for him and when I sing this song to him I know he knows that I love him and I will go to the end of this earth and anyother world for him. "Woe my crazy circunstance" his life keeps me strong and I thank God so much for him. Though I may appear to be alone I'm not and I love God and I am grateful for the angel that god has decided to grace my womb with *allsmiles*

To zion | Reviewer: Tiona | 6/2/11

I absolutely love this song, I sing it too my daughter everyday,even though its dedicated too her son, I can relate too this song in more ways then one,my daughter name is Zah'Aisha, so it fits her good. If I ever have another child I am naming him/her Zion then I can really sing this song!

So true | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/3/11

This was such a comforting song for me and still is all these years later. I was young, pregnant and scared...went to the abortion clinic and couldn't go through with it, but felt sooo guilty and horrible for even thinking of it..when I had my son, he changed my life. He made me a better person. I was on the wrong path and so was his father. I THANK GOD that he gave me a son, I love him so much.

Loving my boy | Reviewer: Loving AJ | 4/15/11

I can relate to this song so much. Everytime I listen to it I cry. May 15 2010 I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend didn't want me to keep it cuz he was afraid. My mom didn't want me to keep it because I was 3 years in college and she felt it would hinder me. I cried countless nights but never once did I consider getting an abortion. Even when i got a call from the doctors stating my son had to large choroid plexus cysts on his brain. I was afraid but I knew that he was god's giftto me. I had a high chance of having a baby with down syndrome but I didn't care... Everyday I listened to this song and it made me strong. The doctor offered an amniocentesis which could have caused me to miscarriage so I declined. December 25, 2010 I gave birth to a healthy 8 lb 5 oz beautiful baby boy. he was truly my gift from god... I was blessed with him on Christmas day. I still listen to this song because through my pregnancy I could only relate to the first verse now I can relate to it all. I wanted to name him zion but his dad who have chosen to step up to the plate wanted me to name him after him for it was his first child also

davell zion lockett | Reviewer: never will i get an abortion | 3/23/11

i found out i was pregnant and i wanted an abortion so bad, i decieved the one i love and i was miserable with myself. i didnt want the baby at all, and i tried plenty of times to have a miscarraige cause it was too late for an abortion. bottom line is i really didnt want the baby because i wanted to save my relationship because he was goin to leave me, but instead, he told me he forgive me and we are gonna get through this together, and he told me to listen to this song by lauren hill calles"TO ZION" and he decided to name the baby middle name zion

love this song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/1/11

I listen to this song or sing it to my son everyday..I sang it to him wen he was in my belly. As sons name is Zion. There is a lot of meaning behind the name Zion..I found his name from the Bible n wat top it off was this song because I love to sing n wat else is better then to sing to ur child.

In 1998, I had no idea... | Reviewer: Tesheika | 1/21/11

When I heard this song in 1998, I listened to the song, bobbed along, sang along...but I had no idea of the real significance of the lyrics. My daughter is 10 months and the GREATEST joy of my life. I can completely understand where she was when she wrote these lyrics. I never considered abortion and it wasn't suggested, but there were many concerns about my relationship with her dad. I love this little girl unconditionally and so deep that there are no words to explain it.

remembering 19 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/18/11

I was listening to this song.....It made me think about when I was 19 and pregnant with my son.....I was not ready for a second child so I wanted to have an abortion because I was young and scared.......I am glad to say though that I chose to use my heart.My son is a joy to me and I. Thank Jesus for him.Every time I hear this singING get teary eyed...My son is now 12 years old