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Joyfully Onward

Joyfully, Joyfully, onward I move, Bound to the land of bright spirits above

Translator: William Hunter
Tune: TRIUMPH (Merrill)
Published in 316 hymnals

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1 Joyfully, joyfully, onward we move,
Bound to the land of bright spirits its above;
Jesus, our Saviour, in mercy says, Come,
Joyfully, joyfully haste to your home.
Soon will our pilgrimage end here below,
Soon to the presence of God we shall go,
Then, if to Jesus our hearts have been given,
Joyfully, joyfully, rest we in heaven.

2 Death with its arrows may soon lay us low,
Safe in our Saviour, we fear not the blow;
Jesus hath broken the bars of the tomb,
Joyfully, joyfully, we will go home.
Bright will the morn of eternity dawn.
Death shall be conquered, his scepter be gone;
Over the plains of sweet Canaan we'll roam,
Joyfully, joyfully, safely at home.

Source: Sunday School Book: containing liturgy and hymns for the Sunday School (Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #152

Translator: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Joyfully, Joyfully, onward I move, Bound to the land of bright spirits above
Title: Joyfully Onward
German Title: Freudenvoll, freudenvoll walle ich fort
Translator: William Hunter
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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