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Our bondage here shall end by and by,

Poet: Elliott’s Sacred Lyre, 1828
Meter: Particular Meter: 9,6,7,10
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
Our bondage here shall end by and by,
From Egypt’s yoke set free;
Hail the glorious jubilee;
And to Canaan march along by and by.


Saints Bound For Heaven 35, Stanza 1

Saints Bound for Heaven 60, Stanza 1
2
Our Deliverer, he shall come by and by,
And our sorrows have an end,
With our three score years and ten,
And vast glory crown the day by and by.


Saints Bound For Heaven 35, Stanza 2

Saints Bound for Heaven 60, Stanza 2
3
Tho’ our enemies are strong, we’ll go on,
Tho’ our hearts dissolve with fear,
Lo! Sinai’s God is near!
While the fiery pillar moves, we’ll go no.


Saints Bound For Heaven 35, Stanza 3

Saints Bound for Heaven 60, Stanza 3
4
Tho’ Ma-rah has bitter streams, we’ll go on;
Tho’ Baca’s vale be dry,
And the land yield no supply;
To a land of corn and wine we’ll go on.



5
And when to Jordan’s floods we are come,
Jehovah rules the tide—
And the waters he’ll divide,
And the ransom’d host shall shout, we are come.



6
Then friends shall meet again who have lov’d;
Our embraces shall be sweet,
At the dear Redeemer’s feet;
When we meet to part no more who have lov’d.



7
Then with all the happy throng we’ll rejoice,
Shouting praises to our king,
Till the vaults of heav’n ring;
And through all eternity we’ll rejoice.



Saints Bound for Heaven 60, Stanza 4

Elliott, John. The Sacred Lyre, Comprising Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, Selected from the Best Authors and Adapted to Public, Social, and Private Worship, Including Many Original Pieces. Lancaster: Printed by Mary Dickson, 1828.