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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Built by Jehovah's Hand

Representative Text

1. Built by Jehovah’s hand,
The holy city see:
Its happy gates wide open stand:
To enter all are free.

2. One bright, eternal day
Shall in the city reign,
Darkness and death are fled away,
Ne’er to return again.

3. O blessèd, happy state!
Great God, we thankful come,
Low at Thy footstool humbly wait,
And make Thy church our home.

4. Jerusalem shall be
Our peaceful, blest abode:
Here we will love and honor Thee,
Our Savior and our God!

Author: Joseph Proud, 1745-1826

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Text Information

First Line: Built by Jehovah's hand
Title: Built by Jehovah's Hand
Author: Joseph Proud, 1745-1826
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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The Cyber Hymnal #688
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