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Hymn: Joyfully joyfully onward I move (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Joyfully joyfully onward I move

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: PM


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 269, click to see hymnal pages


JOYFULLY, joyfully onward I move,

Bound for the land of bright spirits above;

Angelic choristers sing as I come,

Joyfully, joyfully haste to thy home.

Soon, with my pilgrimage ended below,

Home to that land of delight will I go;

Pilgrim and stranger no more shall I roam,

Joyfully, joyfully resting at home.

Friends fondly cherished have passed on before,

Waiting they watch me approaching the shore;

Singing to cheer me through death's chilling gloom,

Joyfully, joyfully haste to thy home.

Sounds of sweet melody fall on my ear;

Harps of the blessed, your voices I hear!

Rings with the harmony heavens high dome,

Joyfully, joyfully haste to thy home.

Death, with thy weapons of war lay me low;

Strike, king of terrors, I fear not the blow;

Jesus hath broken the bars of the tomb,

Joyfully, joyfully will I go home.

Bright will the morn of eternity dawn,

Death shall be banished, his sceptre be gone;

Joyfully then shall I witness his doom,

Joyfully, joyfully, safely at home.