Restoration New 265t
Tune: David Patillo White, 1850
Alto: Miss Minnie Floyd, 1902
Lyrics: Rippon’s Selection, 1878
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
How many years has man been driv'n,
Far off from happiness and heav'n?
When wilt Thou, gracious Lord, restore
Thy wand'ring church to roam no more?
We want to have the day appear!
The promised great Sabbatic year,
When, far from grief, and sin, and hell,
Isreal in ceaseless peace shall dwell.