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God bids his people on [the] earth

God bids his people on [the] earth

Tune: [God bids his people on the earth]
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 God bids his people on the earth,
Before he comes and calls them hence
To live unknit to home and hearth,
Like far bound travelers in tents.

Chorus:
We'll live in tents until our feet
Shall reach the land by sin untrod,
The gate of pearl, the golden street,
Whose Builder and whose Maker, God.

2 It is his will that we should pass
Like strangers, sep'rate and aside
From all the vain and worldly mass
That crowd the Babylons of pride. [Chorus]

3 He'd have us rear no stately towers,
Sink no foundation walls of stone,
But camp each night a few short hours,
And ere the morrow's dawn move on. [Chorus]

4 O brother, whatsoever chain
Binds us to fleshly lust and strife,
Here let us rend it in God's name,
And live, henceforth, the pilgrim life. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #483

Text Information

First Line: God bids his people on [the] earth
Refrain First Line: We'll live in tents until our feet
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Christ in Song #d156

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Christ in Song #483

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Gospel in Song #28

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d323

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #78

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1262

Welcome Songs No. 1 for Sabbath Schools #d9

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