Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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And we shrink back again to life,
Fond of our prison and our clay.
 
3 O if my Lord would come and meet,
My soul would stretch her wings in haste,
Fly fearless through death’s iron gate,
Nor feel the terrors as she past!
 
4 Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on his breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there.
 
Hymn 90 • The Spirit of God like a fire is burning
HYMN 90. P. M.
 
1 The Spirit of God like a fire is burning;
The latter day glory begins to come forth;
The visions and blessings of old are returning;
The angels are coming to visit the earth.
We’ll sing & we’ll shout with the armies of heaven:
Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Henceforth and forever: amen and amen!
 
2 The Lord is extending the saints’ understanding—
Restoring their judges and all as at first;
The knowledge and power of God are expanding
The vail o’er the earth is beginning to burst.
We’ll sing and we’ll shout &c.
 
3 We call in our solemn assemblies, in spirit,
To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad, [p. 120]
And we shrink back again to life,
Fond of our prison and our clay.
 
3 O if my Lord would come and meet,
My soul would stretch her wings in haste,
Fly fearless through death’s iron gate,
Nor feel the terrors as she past!
 
4 Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on his breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there.
 
Hymn 90 • The Spirit of God like a fire is burning
HYMN 90. P. M.
 
1 The Spirit of God like a fire is burning;
The latter day glory begins to come forth;
The visions and blessings of old are returning;
The angels are coming to visit the earth.
We’ll sing & we’ll shout with the armies of heaven:
Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Henceforth and forever: amen and amen!
 
2 The Lord is extending the saints’ understanding—
Restoring their judges and all as at first;
The knowledge and power of God are expanding
The vail o’er the earth is beginning to burst.
We’ll sing and we’ll shout &c.
 
3 We call in our solemn assemblies, in spirit,
To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad, [p. 120]
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