My Christian friends, to whom I speak
My sinner friends, now will you seek,
How stands the case with you?
I know there is a paradise,
The saints all bid us come.
And He who reigns rules earth and sky,
O heaven is my home.Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #426a