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245. As Jacob with Travel Was Weary One Day

1 As Jacob with travel was weary one day,
at night on a stone for a pillow he lay;
he saw in a vision a ladder so high,
that its foot was on earth and its top in the sky:

Alleluia to Jesus, who died on the tree,
and hath raised up a ladder of mercy for me,
and hath raised up a ladder of mercy for me.

2 This ladder is long, it is strong and well-made,
has stood hundreds of years and is not yet decayed;
many millions have climbed it and reached Sion's hill,
and thousands by faith are climbing it still. [Refrain]

3 Come, let us ascend! All may climb it who will;
for the angels of Jacob are guarding it still;
and remember, each step that by faith we pass o'er,
many prophets and martyrs have trod it before. [Refrain]

4 And when we arrive at the haven of rest,
we shall hear the glad words, "Come up hither, ye blest,
here are regions of light, here are mansions of bliss."
Oh, who would not climb such a ladder as this? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: As Jacob with travel was weary one day
Title: As Jacob with Travel Was Weary One Day
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Genesis 28:12; John 14:2; Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 11:13
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Atoning Work; Heaven: Anticipated; Prophets (1 more...)
Source: Traditional English carol
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia to Jesus, who died on the tree
Tune Information
Arranger: John Stainer (1871; Alt. 1990)
Key: F Major

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