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

Full 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

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

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d323
The Golden Sheaf No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns, new and old, responsive readings, hymns for the Sunday school, young people's societies, male voices, choruses, and general worship #78Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1262Page Scan
Welcome Songs No. 1 for Sabbath Schools #d9
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