The Eden above

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

Author: William Hunter
Tune: THE EDEN ABOVE
Published in 108 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 wanderers from God in the broad road of folly
O say, will you go to the Eden above?

Refrain:
Will you go? Will you go?
Will you go? Will you go?
O say, will you go to the Eden above?

2 In that blessèd land neither sighing nor anguish
Can breathe in the fields where the glorified rove
Ye heart-burdened ones, who in misery languish,
O say, will you go to the Eden above?

3 Each saint has a mansion, prepared and all furnished,
Ere from this small house he is summoned to move;
Its gates and its towers with glory are burnished;
O say, will you go to the Eden above?

4 March on, happy soldiers, the land is before you,
And soon its ten thousand delights we shall prove
Yes, soon we’ll be massed on the hills of bright Glory,
And drink the pure joys of the Eden above.

Refrain:
We will go! We will go!
We will go! We will go!
O yes, we will go to the Eden above!


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #905

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 >

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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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