225. Come Away to the Skies

1 Come away to the skies,
my beloved, arise
and rejoice in the day thou wast born.
On this festival day,
come exulting away,
and with singing to Zion return.

2 Now with singing and praise,
let us spend all the days,
by our heavenly Father bestowed,
while his grace we receive
from his bounty, and live
to the honour and glory of God.

3 For the glory we were
first created to share,
both the nature and kingdom divine!
Now created again
that our lives may remain,
throughout time and eternity thine.

4 We with thanks do approve
the design of that love
which hath joined us to Jesus' name;
so united in heart,
let us nevermore part,
till we meet at the feast of the Lamb.

5 Hallelujah we sing,
to the heaven's high King,
and his rapturous praises repeat:
to the Lamb that was slain,
hallelujah again,
sing, all heaven, and fall at his feet.

Text Information
First Line: Come away to the skies
Title: Come Away to the Skies
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 669D
Scripture: Psalm 68; Psalm 126; Zechariah 8:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Ephesians 2:1-10; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:1-10
Topic: Easter (season)
Source: The Southern Harmony, New Haven, 1835, alt.
Tune Information
Name: MIDDLEBURY
Harmonizer: Jack W. Burnam (1946-)
Meter: 669D
Source: Melody The Southern Harmony, New Haven, 1835
Copyright: Harm. © Jack W. Burnam



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