Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

God bids his people on the earth,
Before he comes and calls them hence
To live unknit to home and hearth,
Like far bound travelers in tents.

We'll live in tents until our feet
Shall reach the land by sin untrod,
The gate of pearl, the golden street,
Whose Builder and whose Maker, God.

It is his will that we should pass
Like strangers, sep'rate and aside
From all the vain and worldly mass
That crowd the Babylons of pride.  [Chorus]

He'd have us rear no stately towers,
Sink no foundation walls of stone,
But camp each night a few short hours,
And ere the morrow's dawn move on.  [Chorus]

O brother, whatsoever chain
Binds us to fleshly lust and strife,
Here let us rend it in God's name,
And live, henceforth, the pilgrim life.  [Chorus]

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Title We'll Live in Tents
Key A Major
Titles We'll live in tents until our feet
First Line God bids his people on the earth
Author H. G. S.
Year 1908
Composer H. G. S.
Hymnal -
Tune God bids his people on the earth
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Pilgrimage
Texts Hebrews 11:13-14
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Scripture Song
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