Come Let Us Anew Our Journey Pursue With

Come, let us anew
Our journey pursue,
With vigour arise,
And press to our permanent place in the skies:
Of heavenly birth,
Tho’ wand’irng on earth,
This is not our place,
But strangers and pilgrims ourselves we confess.

At Jesus’ call,
We give up our All;
And still we forego,
For Jesus’s sake, our enjoyment below:
No longing we find
For the country behind;
But onward we move,
And still we are seeking a country above.

A country of joy
Without any alloy,
We thither repair,
Our heart and our treasure already are there.
We march hand in hand
To Immanuel’s land;
No matter what cheer
We meet with on earth, for eternity’s near!

The rougher our way,
The shorter our stay;
The tempests that rise
Shall gloriously hurry our souls to the skies:
The fiercer the blast,
The sooner ’tis past;
The troubles that come,
Shall come to our rescue, and hasten us home.