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A Collection of Millennial Hymns

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Pages: 214

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Shakers

Excerpt from book: 6. Joys of the Just. 1 In beauty and order the righteous do stand, As subjects to God's holy will: With love and delight they obey his command And their sacred calling fulfill. Their joys are unceasing, eternal and sure, Their treasure, unfading and fair ', They drink of the waters of life, ever pure, A fountain celestial and clear. 2 No time to be idle, or vainly employ'd In laying up treasures on earth, For those who are quicken'd by God's holy word, To know what the gospel is worth. Their hearts are devoted, their time freely given To seek for this durable prize : For who can refuse offer'd mercy from heaven, And their own salvation despise? 3 Come all who are seeking and have not yet found The way of salvation and peace, Quit darkness and folly, no longer be bound, Where troubles and sorrows increase. For Christ's yoke is easy, his burden is light, As he has in truth testified : His footsteps are follow'd by walking upright, And laying all evil aside. 4 And are you not willing to walk in the road, Our Savior has travel'd before, To find the acceptance and favor of God, And bear the same cross which he bore ? Salvation is free for the humble in heart, And seeker of true righteousness: All such in the kingdom of Christ have a part, A share in the mansions of blis.s. 5 Their heaven, they find well begun here below Abounding with joys ever new : For while they in union and purity grow, Bright glories are op'ning to view. The idols of time have no longer a place In the purified temple of God: But all who're partakers of his saving grace Remove and destroy ev'ry clog : 6 That they may go forward with confidence bold, To fight the good fight and obtain The crown of salvation, mor...  


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