With joy shall I behold the day

With joy shall I behold the day

Author: James Merrick
Tune: HARWOOD (Harwood)
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 With joy shall I behold the day
That calls my willing soul away,
To dwell among the blest:
For, lo! my great Redeemer's power
Unfolds the everlasting door,
And points me to His Rest.

2 Ev'n now, to my expecting eyes,
The heaven-built towers of Salem rise;
Their glory I survey;
I view her mansions that contain
The angel host, a beauteous train,
And shine with cloudless day.

3 Thither, from earth's remotest end,
Lo! the redeem'd of God ascend,
Borne on immortal wing;
There, crown'd with everlasting joy,
In ceaseless hymns their tongues employ,
Before th' Almighty King.

4 Mother of cities! o'er thy head
Bright peace, with healing wings outspread,
For evermore shall dwell:
Let me, blest seat! my name behold
Among thy citizens enroll'd
And bid the world farewell.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: James Merrick

Merrick, James , M.A., was born in 1720, and educated at Oxford, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College. He entered Holy Orders, but his health would not admit of parish work. He died at Reading, 1769. His publications include:— (1) Messiah, a Divine Essay. Humbly dedicated to the Reverend the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Visitors of the Free School in Reading. By James Merrick, Ætat. 14, Senior Scholar of the School at their last Terminal Visitation, the 7th of October, 1734. Reading. (2) The Destruction of Troy. Translated from the Greek of Tryphiodorus into English Verse, with Notes, &c. 1742. (3) Poems on Sacred Subjects. Oxford . 1763. (4) The Psalms of David Translated or Paraphrased in English Verse… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With joy shall I behold the day
Author: James Merrick
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 28 of 28)

Book of Common Praise #d655

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #199

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #581

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #581

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d349

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #118

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d945

The Book of Common Praise #d677

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #199a

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #199b

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #199

The Missionary Tune Book #d96

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