Built by Jehovah's Hand

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1. Built by Jehovah’s hand,
The holy city see:
Its happy gates wide open stand:
To enter all are free.

2. One bright, eternal day
Shall in the city reign,
Darkness and death are fled away,
Ne’er to return again.

3. O blessèd, happy state!
Great God, we thankful come,
Low at Thy footstool humbly wait,
And make Thy church our home.

4. Jerusalem shall be
Our peaceful, blest abode:
Here we will love and honor Thee,
Our Savior and our God!

Author: Joseph Proud, 1745-1826

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First Line: Built by Jehovah's hand
Title: Built by Jehovah's Hand
Author: Joseph Proud, 1745-1826
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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