Another Day Has Fled and Gone

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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 262
1. Another day has fled and gone,
The sun declines in western skies,
The birds retired have ceased their song,
Let ours in pure devotion rise.

2. The moon her splendid course resumes,
She sheds her light o'er land and sea;
The gentle dews in soft perfumes
Fall sweetly o'er each herb and tree.

3. While here in meditation sweet,
Those happy hours I call to mind,
When with the saints I oft have met,
Our hearts in pure devotion joined.

4. Those friends afar I call to mind,
When shall we meet again below;
Their hearts affectionate and kind,
How did they soothe my grief and woe.

5. As flow'rets in their brightest bloom,
Are withered by the chilling blast,
So man's fond hopes are like a dream,
His days how fleet, how swift they pass.

6. But cease this melancholy moan,
Nor sigh for those who will not come,
For Israel surely will return
To Zion and Jerusalem.

7. There is a source of pure delight
For ever shall support my heart;
For Zion's lands revealed to sight,
Where saints will meet no more to part.