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Emma Smith-Selections From The Hymnal

Hymn 6. P. M.

Redeemer of Israel,

Our only delight,

On whom for a blessing we call;

Our shadow by day,

And our pillar by night,

Our king, our companion, our all.

We know he is coming

To gather his sheep,

And plant them in Zion, in love,

For why in the valley

Of death should they weep,

Or alone in the wilderness rove?

How long we have wander'd

As strangers in sin,

And cried in the desert for thee!

Our foes have rejoic'd

When our sorrows they've seen;

But Israel will shortly be free.

As children of Zion

Good tidings for us:

The tokens already appear;

Fear not and be just,

For the kingdom is ours,

And the hour of redemption is near.

The secret of heaven,

The myst'ry below,

That many have sought for so long,

We know that we know,

For the Spirit of Christ,

Tells his servants they cannot be wrong.

Hymn 23. P. M.

This earth was once a garden place,

With all her glories common;

And men did live a holy race,

And worship Jesus face to face,

In Adam-ondi-Ahman.

We read that Enoch walk'd with God,

Above the pow'r of Mammon:

While Zion spread herself abroad,

And saints and angels sung aloud

In Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Her land was good and greatly blest,

Beyond old Israel's Canaan:

Her fame was known from east to west;

Her peace was great, and pure the rest

Of Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Hosanna to such days to come—

The Savior's second comin'—

When all the earth in glorious bloom,

Affords the saints a holy home

Like Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Hymn 90. P. M.

The Spirit of God like a fire is burning;

The latter day glory begins to come forth;

The visions and blessings of old are returning;

The angels are coming to visit the earth.

We'll sing & we'll shout with the armies of heaven:

Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!

Let glory to them in the highest be given,

Henceforth and forever: amen and amen!

The Lord is extending the saints' understanding—

Restoring their judges and all as at first;

The knowledge and power of God are expanding;

The vail o'er the earth is beginning to burst,

We'll sing and we'll shout &c.

We call in our solemn assemblies, in spirit,

To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad.

That we through our faith may begin to inherit

The visions and blessings, and glories of God.

We'll sing and we'll shout &c.

We'll wash, and be wash'd, and with oil be anointed

Withal not omitting the washing of feet:

For he that receiveth his PENNY appointed,

Must surely be clean at the harvest of wheat.

We'll sing and we'll shout &c.

Old Israel that fled from the world for his freedom,

Must come with the cloud and the pillar, amain:

A'Moses, and Aaron, and Joshua lead him,

And feed him on manna from heaven again.

We'll sing and we'll shout &c.

How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion

Shall lie down together without any ire;

And Ephraim be crown'd with his blessing in Zion,

As Jesus descends with his chariots of fire!

We'll sing & we'll shout with His armies of heaven:

Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!

Let glory to them in the highest be given,

Henceforth and forever, amen and amen.