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637. As Jacob with Travel Was Weary

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:

[Refrain:]
Alleluia to Jesus, who died on the tree
and has raised up a ladder of mercy for me,
and has raised up a ladder of mercy for me.

2 The 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 Zion's hill,
many millions by faith now 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 to me all the blest,
here are regions of light, here are mansions of bliss."
Who would not want to 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
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22; Matthew 25:34
Topic: Biblical Persons; Fellowship: with God
Source: Traditional English carol, c. 18th C.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia to Jesus who died on the tree
Tune Information
Name: JACOB'S LADDER
Arranger: Gerald H. Knight (1971)
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1971 Walton Music Corporation



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