1 O golden day, O day of God,
When sinless souls the garden trod!
In bliss supreme, ‘neath sunny skies,
In Eden fair, in Paradise.
O Paradise, sweet Paradise,
From scenes of earth we long to rise;
O paradise, bright Paradise,
Where Jesus reigns beyond the skies.
2 The fatal fall, the sin, the shame,
The death, the doom, the sword aflame,
The curse, the crime beyond disguise,
The earth no more in Paradise. [Refrain]
3 The beaded brow, the silvered hair,
The aching heart, the vacant chair,
The grassy graves, the broken ties,
Are not the scenes of Paradise. [Refrain]
4 To Christ the Lord upon the tree,
A sinner cries:— “Remember me!”
“Today shalt thou,” the Lord replies,
“Be with me there in Paradise.” [Refrain]
5 O golden day when Christ descends,
The curse removes and sorrow ends;
All glory-clad, the ransomed rise
To reign with Him in Paradise. [Refrain]Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #140