Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Hymn 72 • Before this earth from chaos sprung
HYMN 72. L. M.
 
1 Before this earth from chaos sprung,
Or morning stars together sung,
Jehovah saw what would take place
In all the vast extent of space.
 
2 He spoke; this world to order came,
And men he made lord of the same,
Great things to them he did make known,
Which should take place in days to come.
 
3 Those holy men minutely told,
What future ages would unfold,
Scenes God had purpos’d should take place,
Down to the last of Adam’s race.
 
4 But we will pass those ancients by,
Who spoke and wrote by prophecy,
Until we come to him of old,
E’en Joseph whom his breth’ren sold.
 
5 He prophesied of this our day,
That God would unto Israel say,
The gospel light you now shall see,
And from your bondage be set free.
 
6 He said God would raise up a seer,
The hearts of Jacob’s sons to cheer, [p. 95]
Hymn 72 • Before this earth from chaos sprung
HYMN 72. L. M.
 
1 Before this earth from chaos sprung,
Or morning stars together sung,
Jehovah saw what would take place
In all the vast extent of space.
 
2 He spoke; this world to order came,
And men he made lord of the same,
Great things to them he did make known,
Which should take place in days to come.
 
3 Those holy men minutely told,
What future ages would unfold,
Scenes God had purpos’d should take place,
Down to the last of Adam’s race.
 
4 But we will pass those ancients by,
Who spoke and wrote by prophecy,
Until we come to him of old,
E’en Joseph whom his breth’ren sold.
 
5 He prophesied of this our day,
That God would unto Israel say,
The gospel light you now shall see,
And from your bondage be set free.
 
6 He said God would raise up a seer,
The hearts of Jacob’s sons to cheer, [p. 95]
Page 95