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Eden land

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1. Our parents sold thee in thy bloom,
Edenland, lost Edenland,
For sin and sorrow and the tomb,
Edenland, lost Edenland.
For songs of joy, now pains and fears,
For laughter sweet, now sighs and tears
Death's gloom for glory circled years,
Edenland, lost Edenland.

2. But One has come our griefs to share,
Edenland, O, Edenland!
Our pain and woe and sin to bear,
Edenland, O Edenland!
Our sinless Brother bore Death's stroke;
But by his mighty power awoke
The flaming sword of Death he broke
Edenland, O, Edenland!

3. He'll bring anew thy primal bloom,
Edenland, fair Edenland;
Then no more pain nor death nor tomb,
Edenland, fair Edenland,
The streams of life, with golden sand,
Shall lave its tideless, stormless strand,
Where roams a pure, a blessed band
Edenland, fair Edenland.

4. There shall we meet those early fled
Edenland, blest Edenland
The loved and lost, our blessed dead,
Edenland, blest Edenland?
Yes, we shall roam thy lovely bow'rs,
And pluck, with them, the thornless flow'rs;
Glad to forget life's sad, sad hours
Edenland, blest Edenland!

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #148

Author: S. B. Thompson

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First Line: Our parents sold thee
Title: Eden land
Author: S. B. Thompson
Copyright: Public Domain


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Carols of Hope #148

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