Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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To gather up the blessed,
That Zion may be free.
 
Hymn 51 • Yes, my native land, I love thee
HYMN 51. P. M.
1 Yes, my native land, I love thee,
All thy scenes I love them well,
Friends, connexions, happy country!
Can I bid you all farewell?
Can I leave thee—
Far in distant lands to dwell?
 
2 Home! thy joys are passing lovely;
Joys no stranger-heart can tell!
Happy home! ’tis sure I love thee!
Can I—can I—say Farewell?
Can I leave thee—
Far in distant lands to dwell?
 
3 Holy scenes of joy and gladness,
Ev’ry fond emotion swell,
Can I banish heart-felt sadness
While I bid my home farewell?
Can I leave thee—
Far in distant lands to dwell?
 
4 Yes! I hasten from you gladly,
From the scenes I love so well! [p. 67]
To gather up the blessed,
That Zion may be free.
 
Hymn 51 • Yes, my native land, I love thee
HYMN 51. P. M.
1 Yes, my native land, I love thee,
All thy scenes I love them well,
Friends, connexions, happy country!
Can I bid you all farewell?
Can I leave thee—
Far in distant lands to dwell?
 
2 Home! thy joys are passing lovely;
Joys no stranger-heart can tell!
Happy home! ’tis sure I love thee!
Can I—can I—say Farewell?
Can I leave thee—
Far in distant lands to dwell?
 
3 Holy scenes of joy and gladness,
Ev’ry fond emotion swell,
Can I banish heart-felt sadness
While I bid my home farewell?
Can I leave thee—
Far in distant lands to dwell?
 
4 Yes! I hasten from you gladly,
From the scenes I love so well! [p. 67]
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