Have you never been to Jesus

Are you on the road to Zion

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Are you on the road to Zion]
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1 Are you on the road to Zion
In the land of Judah’s Lion?
Are you drinking from the waters
Found within the narrow way?
Are you sweet, new lessons learning?
Have you lamps well filled and burning?
Will you be the guests most welcome
At his banquet some glad day?

Have you never been to Jesus
For the golden gifts so precious?
Then, my brother, come this moment—
Kneel before the mercy-throne;
Ask at once and be forgiven—
Get your name enrolled in heaven,
You must surely be converted
If you’d stand among his own.

2 Have you on the robes of whiteness?
Do you wear the shield of brightness?
Are your feet in gospel sandals,
While the Spirit’s sword you wield?
Through the gospel invitation
Is the helmet of salvation
Your bright crown, while in the battle
Never to the foe to yield? [Refrain]

3 In the resurrection morning,
Will white robes be your adorning?
Will you stand among the ransomed
On the everlasting sands?
In the home devoid of sadness
Will you meet our Lord with gladness,
With his name upon your foreheads,
And bright palms within your hands? [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #116

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

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First Line: Are you on the road to Zion
Title: Have you never been to Jesus
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #116

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