He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.@Psalm 126:6

Franklin E. Belden, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin E. Belden
(1858-1945)

O there’ll be joy when the work is done,
Joy when the reapers gather home,
Bringing the sheaves at set of sun
To the New Jerusalem.

Refrain

Joy, joy, there’ll be joy by and by,
Joy, joy, where the joys never die;
Joy, joy for the day draweth nigh
When the workers gather home.

Sweet are the songs that we hope to sing,
Grateful the thanks our hearts shall bring,
Praising forever Christ our king,
In the New Jerusalem.

Refrain

Pure are the joys that await us there,
Many the golden mansions fair;
Jesus Himself doth them prepare,
In the New Jerusalem.

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