1. When cheer fills the hearts of my friends,
And brethren and sisters are kind,
What joy to my bosom it sends,
What peace to my troubled mind.
To know that my dear gospel kin
Have love and affection for me,
My spirit from sorrow does win,
And causes dejection to flee.
2. From whence does this union arise,
That hatred is conquer’d by love?
It fastens our souls in such ties,
That nature and time can’t remove.
It cannot in Eden be found,
Nor yet in a paradise lost;
It grows on Immanuel’s ground,
And Jesus’ dear blood it did cost.
3. My friends are so dear unto me,
Our hearts all united in love;
Where Jesus has gone we shall be,
In yonder blest mansions above.
O! why then so loth for to part,
Since we shall ere long meet again,
Engrav’d on Immanuel’s heart,
At distance we cannot remain.
4. And when we shall see that bright day,
And join with the angels above,
We’ll leave these vile bodies of clay,
United with Jesus in love.
With Jesus we ever shall reign,
And all his bright glory shall see,
Singing hallelujah, amen,
Amen, even so let it be.
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