Adieu to the City, Where Long I Have Wandered
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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840
Hymn 217 12 11 12 11 1. Adieu to the city, where long I have wandered, To tell them of judgements and warn them to flee; How often in sorrow, their woes I have pondered, Perhaps in affliction, they'll think upon me. 2. With a tear of compassion, in silence retiring, The last ray of hope for your safety expiring; A feeling of pity this bosom inspiring - Sing this lamentation and think upon me. 3. How often at evening your halls have resounded With th' pure testimony of Jesus, so free; While the meek were rejoicing, the proud were confounded, The poor had the gospel; - they'll think upon me. 4. When Empires shall tremble at Israel returning, And earth shall be cleansed by the Spirit of burning; When proud men shall perish, and Priests with their learning, - Sing this lamentation, and think upon me. 5. When the Union is severed, and liberty's blessings Withheld from the sons of Columbia, once free; When bloodshed and war, and famine distress them, Remember the warning, and think upon me. 6. When this mighty city shall crumble to ruin, And sink as a millstone, the merchants undoing; The ransomed, the highway of Zion pursuing, - Sing this lamentation, and think upon me.