3. The glorious time is rolling on,
The gracious work is now begun;
My soul a witness is, my soul a witness is;
I taste and see the pardon free,
For all mankind, as well as me,
Who comes to Christ may live, who comes to Christ may live.
4. The worst of sinners here may find
A Saviour pitiful and kind:
Who will them all receive, who will them all receive;
None are too late who will repent;
Out of one sinner legion’s went,
The Lord did him relieve, the Lord did him relieve.
5. Come brethren, you that love the Lord,
And taste the sweetness of his word;
In Jesus’ ways go on, in Jesus’ ways go on;
Our troubles and our trials here,
Will only make us richer there,
When we arrive at home, when we arrive at home.
6. We feel that heav’n is now begun,
It issues from the sparkling throne;
From Jesus’ throne on high, from Jesus’ throne on high;
It comes like floods, we can’t contain,
We drink, and drink, and drink again;
And still we’re ever dry, and still we’re ever dry.
7. But when we come to reign above,
And all surround a throne of love,
We’ll drink a full supply, we’ll drink a full supply;
Jesus will lead his armies through,
To living fountains where they flow,
That never will run dry, that never will run dry.
8. And there we’ll reign, and shout, and sing,
And make the upper regions ring,
When all the saints get home, when all the saints get home;
Come on, come on! my brethren dear,
Soon we shall meet together there:
For Jesus bids us come, for Jesus bids us come.
9. Amen! amen! my soul replies,
I’m bound to meet you in the skies,
And claim my mansion there, and claim my mansion there;
Now here’s my heart, and here’s my hand,
To meet you in that heav’nly land,
Where we shall part no more, where we shall part no more.
Author: J. Leavitte (Christian Lyre, 1830)
Composer: from Southern Harmony
Hesperian Harp: Page 357
Song in the Night: Page 96 (some variations in the melody)