Come, let us join our friends above,
That have obtained the prize;
And on the eagle wings of love,
To joys celestial rise.
O bring the promised day,
Fly swift around ye wheels of time
And bring the promised day.
Let all the saints terrestrial sing,
With those to glory gone;
For all the servants of our King,
In heav’n and earth are one.
One family we dwell in Him,
One church above beneath;
Tho now divided by the stream,
The narrow stream of death.
Religion should your thoughts engage
While in your youthful bloom;
‘Twill fit you for declining age,
And always banish gloom.
O, may our hearts by grace renewed,
Be the Redeemer’s throne
And with our stubborn will subdued,
His government shall own.
Oh! mighty God our fleeting days
Thy lasting favors share,
And of the bounties of Thy grace
Receive from year to year.
One army of the living God,
To His command we bow;
Part of His host have crossed the flood,
And part are crossing now.