And Let Our Bodies Part

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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 126
1. And let our bodies part,
To different climes repair;
Inseparably joined in heart
The friends of Jesus are.

2. Jesus, the corner-stone,
Did first our hearts unite;
And still he keeps our spirits one,
Who walk with him in white.

3. O let us still proceed
In Jesus' work below;
And following our triumphant Head,
To farther conquests go.

4. The vineyard of the Lord
Before his lab'rers lies;
And lo! we see the vast reward
Which waits us in the skies.

5. O let our heart and mind
Continually ascend,
That heaven of repose to find,
Where all our labours end.

6. Where all our toils are o'er,
Our suff'ring and our pain;
Who meet on that eternal shore
Shall never part again.

7. O happy, happy place,
Where saints and angels meet;
There we shall see each other's face,
And all our brethren greet.

8. The church of the first born,
We shall with them be blest,
And crowned with endless joy, return
To our eternal rest.

9. With joy we shall behold,
In yonder blest abode,
The patriarchs are prophets old,
And all the saints of God.

10. Abrah'm and Isaac there,
And Jacob, shall receive
The foll'wers of their faith and prayer,
Who now in bodies live.

11. We shall our time beneath
Live out in cheerful hope,
And, fearless, pass the vale of death,
And gain the mountain top.

12. To gather home his own,
God shall his angels send,
And bid our bliss, on earth begun,
In deathless triumphs end.