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The Eden above

We're bound for the land of the pure and the holy

Author: William Hunter
Tune: THE EDEN ABOVE
Published in 105 hymnals

Representative Text

1. We're bound for the land of the pure and the holy,
The home of the happy, the kingdom of love;
Ye wand'rers from God, in the broad road of folly,
Oh, say, will you go to the Eden above?
Will you go, will you go,
Will you go to the Eden above,
Will you go, will you go,
Oh, say will you go to the Eden above?

2. March on, happy pilgrims, that land is before you,
And soon its ten thousand delights we will prove;
Yes, soon we shall walk o'er the hills of bright glory,
And drink the pure joys of the Eden above.
Will you go, will you go,
Will you go to the Eden above,
Will you go, will you go,
Oh, say will you go to the Eden above?

3. And yet, guilty sinner, we would not forsake thee;
We halt yet a moment as onward we move;
Oh, come to the Lord; in his arms he will take thee,
And bear thee along to the Eden above.
Will you go, will you go,
Will you go to the Eden above,
Will you go, will you go,
Oh, say will you go to the Eden above?

4. Methinks thou art now in thy wretchedness saying,
Oh, who can this guilt from my conscience remove?
No other but Jesus; then come to him praying,
Prepare me, O Lord, for the Eden above.
Will you go, will you go,
Will you go to the Eden above,
Will you go, will you go,
Oh, say will you go to the Eden above?

Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #6

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're bound for the land of the pure and the holy
Title: The Eden above
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: Will you go

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #905

Include 104 pre-1979 instances
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