Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 Before the word goes forth— Destroy!
And all the wicked burn,
With songs of everlasting joy,
The pure-in-heart return.
 
3 Their fields along ,
Are in perspective seen,
As unto Israel “Canaan stood,
While Jordan flow’d between.”
 
4 Though wicked men and satan strive,
To keep them from that land,
And from their homes the saints they drive,
To try the Lord’s command:
 
5 There all the springs of God will be;
And there an end of strife;
And there the righteous rising free,
Shall have eternal life.
 
6 There shall the will of God be done,
And saints and angels greet;
And there, when all in Christ is one,
The best from worlds shall meet.
 
7 There in the resurrection morn’,
The living live again,
And all the children will be born
Without the sting of sin.
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2 Before the word goes forth— Destroy!
And all the wicked burn,
With songs of everlasting joy,
The pure-in-heart return.
 
3 Their fields along ,
Are in perspective seen,
As unto Israel “Canaan stood,
While Jordan flow’d between.”
 
4 Though wicked men and satan strive,
To keep them from that land,
And from their homes the saints they drive,
To try the Lord’s command:
 
5 There all the springs of God will be;
And there an end of strife;
And there the righteous rising free,
Shall have eternal life.
 
6 There shall the will of God be done,
And saints and angels greet;
And there, when all in Christ is one,
The best from worlds shall meet.
 
7 There in the resurrection morn’,
The living live again,
And all the children will be born
Without the sting of sin.
  [p. 45]
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