4. Who, who would live alway? away from his God?
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode,
Where rivers of pleasure flow o’er the bright plains,
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns?
5. There the saints of all ages in harmony meet,
Their Saviour and brethren transported they greet,
While anthems of rapture unceasingly roll,
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul.
Note: only the last two verses of this song (I Would Not Live Alway) were listed in The Hesperian Harp.
Author: William A. Mühlenberg, 1824
Composer: George Kingsley, 1833
Hesperian Harp: Page 268