Come, let us go to heaven

Come, let us go to heaven

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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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

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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


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