From Whence Doth This Union Arise

From whence doth this union arise
That hatred is conquered by love?
It fastens our souls in such ties
That nature and time can’t remove.

It can not in Eden be found
Nor yet in a Paradise lost;
It grows on Immanuel’s ground
And Jesus’ rich blood it did cost.

My friends are so dear unto me.
Our hearts all united in love.
Where Jesus has gone we shall be.
In Yonder blest mansions above.

Oh! why then, so loath for to part.
Since we shall ere long meet again,
Engraved on Immanuel’s heart.
At distance we cannot remain.

And when we shall see that bright day,
And join with the angels above;
And when these vile bodies of clay,
Are fashioned like Jesus above:

With Jesus we ever shall reign,
And all his bright glories shall see,
Singing, Hallelujah, Amen;
Amen, even so let it be.