We'll Live In Tents

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.

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
Title: We'll Live In Tents
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll live in tents until our feet
Copyright: Public Domain



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