Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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10 Fading are all worldly treasures,
With their boasted pomp and show!
Heav’nly joys and lasting pleasures
None but Zion’s children know.
 
Hymn 5 • The time is nigh that happy time
HYMN 5. L. M.
 
1 The time is nigh that happy time,
That great, expected, blessed day,
When countless thousands of our race,
Shall dwell with Christ and him obey.
 
2 The prophecies must be fulfil’d
Though earth and hell should dare oppose;
The stone out of the mountain cut,
Though unobserved, a kingdom grows.
 
3 Soon shall the blended image fall,
Brass, silver, iron, gold and clay;
And superstition’s dreadful reign,
To light and liberty give way.
 
4 In one sweet symphony of praise,
The Jews and Gentiles will unite;
And infidelity, o’ercome,
Return again to endless night.
 
5 From east to west, from north to south,
The Savior’s kingdom shall extend, [p. 11]
10 Fading are all worldly treasures,
With their boasted pomp and show!
Heav’nly joys and lasting pleasures
None but Zion’s children know.
 
Hymn 5 • The time is nigh that happy time
HYMN 5. L. M.
 
1 The time is nigh that happy time,
That great, expected, blessed day,
When countless thousands of our race,
Shall dwell with Christ and him obey.
 
2 The prophecies must be fulfil’d
Though earth and hell should dare oppose;
The stone out of the mountain cut,
Though unobserved, a kingdom grows.
 
3 Soon shall the blended image fall,
Brass, silver, iron, gold and clay;
And superstition’s dreadful reign,
To light and liberty give way.
 
4 In one sweet symphony of praise,
The Jews and Gentiles will unite;
And infidelity, o’ercome,
Return again to endless night.
 
5 From east to west, from north to south,
The Savior’s kingdom shall extend, [p. 11]
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