The burning day

 

 

Redeemed souls your voices raise,
and sing His wonders o’er.
In songs of everlasting praise the great I AM adore.
To time and sense we’ll bid adieu,
Earth’s glories we’ll despise,
Eternal treasure we’ll pursue
that everlasting prize.
How fading are all earthly things,
like shadows flee away!
The cross substantial treasure brings,
that never will decay.

Ye joyful mountains skip like rams while Edom melts away.
And all the little hills like lambs
shall clap their hands and play!
Join in their song, ye joyful souls,
for this great burning day!
By love we’re known in heav’n above,
love bears our song away.

Redeemed souls your voices raise,
and sing His wonders o’er.
In songs of everlasting praise
the great I AM adore.
On cherub’s wings your flight begins
to leave this dark abode.
The cross will save us all from sin
and bring us home to God.

 
Text and tune: Elder John Lockwood
Sodus, New York, 1835.

A snippet of Kevin Siegfried’s arrangement

One comment

  1. Bob says:

    Great expression of the soul’s triumph over death especially the last the last sentence. “the cross will….bring us home to God” (John 14:6)

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