What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold

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Ephraim's record in this hymn refers to the Book of Mormon.



Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840

Hymn 196
1. What wondrous scenes mine eyes behold,
What glories burst upon my view!
When Ephraim's record I unfold,
All things appear divinely new.

2. Angels to earth good news have borne,
Which fills our souls with joy and peace,
Good news to comfort those who mourn,
And bring the captives full release.

3. Israel, so long oppressed and grieved,
In every land, in every clime,
Shall hear the word of God, and live;
This is the time, the chosen time.

4. The scattered sheep who once were sold,
In darkness, o'er the mountains far,
Shall now return unto their fold,
And there their waiting hearts prepare.

5. When, lo! their Shepherd shall descend,
With all the glorious heav'nly throng,
Destroy the wolves, the sheep defend,
From every wo, from every wrong.

6. Glory to God! we tune the lyre
In loud hosannas to his name;
Let Jews and Gentiles join the choir,
And round the earth the news proclaim.