1 Come ye that know the Lord indeed,
Who are from sin and bondage freed,
Submit to all the ways of God,
And walk the narrow happy road.
2 Great tribulation you shall meet,
But soon shall walk the golden street;
Tho' Hell may rage and vent her spite,
Yet Christ will save his heart's delight.
3 The happy day will soon appear,
When Gabriel's trumpet you shall hear,
Sound thro' the Earth, and down to hell
To call the nations great and small.
4 Behold the righteous marching home,
And all the Angels bid them come;
Whilst Christ the Judge thy joy proclaims,
"Here come my Saints, I own their names.
5 "Ye everlasting doors fly wide,
"Make room for to receive my bride,
"Ye bells in Heaven sound aloud,
"Here comes the purchase of my blood.
6 In grandeur see the Royal Line,
In glittering Robes the Sun outshine!
See Saints and Angels join in one,
And march in splendour to the throne!
7 They stand and wonder and look on,
They join in one eternal song,
The great Redeemer to admire,
While raptures set their souls on fire.
Source: A Collection of Spiritual Songs and Hymns #XXIX
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