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Come, let us go to heaven

Come, let us go to heaven

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Come, let us go to heaven;--the way,
Like darkness, opens into day,
When from the turning-point of night,
Breaks the first beam of morning light.

Come let us go to heaven;--our guide
Is Christ who lived, is Christ who died,
And rose again; His staff and rod,
Through life and death, will lead to God.

Come, let us go to heaven;--forsake
Sin, earth, and hell, and gladly take
His easy yoke, His pleasant load,
And brave the dangers of the road.

Come, let us go to heaven;--and press
On through the howling wilderness;
Yet fear not, little flock, though foes
Without, within, your course oppose.

Come, let us go to heaven,--no power,
Not Satan roaring to devour,
Nor all his hosts, can harm, for ye,
Through Christ, shall more than conquerors be.

Come, let us go to heaven;--and meet
Once and for ever, round His feet;
Yea, in Christ's kingdom, as His own,
Sit down with Him upon His throne.

Can these things be?--they are, are sure
To all who to the end endure;
While unbelief cries, "can they be?"
Come, let us go to heaven and see.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, let us go to heaven
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English