The redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.@Isaiah 51:11

Frances V. Hubbard, 1901.

George C. Stebbins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins (1846-1945)

The redeemed of the Lord shall return
To Zion with music and song;
And daily sweet lessons of mercy will learn,
As they journey the pathway along.

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With joy and with singing,
Thanksgiving and praise,
Their sweet voices ringing
In triumphant lays;
His mercy and goodness
Shall still be their song,
As homeward to Zion
They journey along.

The redeemed of the Lord shall return
From lands where, as captive, they sighed;
With love and devotion their spirits shall burn,
As they sing of the One crucified.

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The redeemed of the Lord shall return
With singing for Zion’s bright day;
Far, far on the hilltops their glad eyes discern,
And sorrow and fear flee away.

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