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Hymn: Come away to the skies (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Come away to the skies

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 6s and 9s


Hymn Number: 251

Page Number: 249, click to see hymnal pages


COME away to the skies-
My beloved, arise!
And rejoice in the day thou wert born;
On this festival day,
Come exulting away,
And, with singing, to Zion return.

We have laid up our love,
With our treasure, above,
Though our bodies continue below;
The redeemed of the Lord-
We remember his word,
And, with singing, to paradise go.

For thy glory we were
First created to share
Both thy nature and kingdom divine:
Now created again,
That our souls may remain,
Both in time and eternity, thine.

With thanks we approve
The design of thy love,
Which has joined us in Christ's precious name;
So united in heart
That we never can part-
We shall meet at the feast of the Lamb.

There, oh! there, at his feet,
We shall joyfully meet,
And be parted, in body, no more;
We shall sing to our lyres,
With the heavenly choirs,
And our Saviour, in glory, adore.

"Hallelujah!" we sing-
To our Father and King,
And his rapturous praises repeat;
To the Lamb that was slain,
Sing all heaven, and fall at his feet.