Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The changes for autumn already appear:
A harvest of plenty has crown’d the glad year;
While soft smiling zephyrs, our fancies to  please,
Bring odors of joy from the laden fruit trees.
 
As the summer of youth passes swiftly along,
And silvery locks soon our temples adorn:
So the fair smiling landscape and flowery  lawn,
Though lost is their beauty—their glory has  come:
 
O when the sweet summer of life shall have  fled,
Her joys and her sorrows entomb’d with the  dead,
Then may we by faith like good Enoch arise,
And be crown’d with the just in the midst of  the skies.
 
Descend with the Savior in glory profound,
And reign in perfection when satan is bound;
While love and sweet union together shall  blend,
And peace, gentle peace, like a river extend.
 
Hymn 29 • The towers of Zion soon shall rise
HYMN 29 L. M.
 
1 The towers of Zion soon shall rise
Above the clouds, and reach the skies; [p. 38]
The changes for autumn already appear:
A harvest of plenty has crown’d the glad year;
While soft smiling zephyrs, our fancies to please,
Bring odors of joy from the laden fruit trees.
 
As the summer of youth passes swiftly along,
And silvery locks soon our temples adorn:
So the fair smiling landscape and flowery lawn,
Though lost is their beauty—their glory has come:
 
O when the sweet summer of life shall have fled,
Her joys and her sorrows entomb’d with the dead,
Then may we by faith like good Enoch arise,
And be crown’d with the just in the midst of the skies.
 
Descend with the Savior in glory profound,
And reign in perfection when satan is bound;
While love and sweet union together shall blend,
And peace, gentle peace, like a river extend.
 
Hymn 29 • The towers of Zion soon shall rise
HYMN 29 L. M.
 
1 The towers of Zion soon shall rise
Above the clouds, and reach the skies; [p. 38]
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