Come away to the skies

Come away to the skies,
my beloved, arise
and rejoice in the day you were born.  
On this festival day,
come exulting away,
and with singing to Zion return.

Now with singing and praise,
let us spend all the days
by our gracious creator bestowed,
while in grace we receive
from earth's bounty we live
to the honor and glory of God.

For the glory we were
first created to share,
both the nature and kingdom divine,
now created again
that our lives may remain
throughout time and eternity thine.

We with thanks do approve
the design of that love
which has joined us to Jesus' name.  
So united in heart,
let us nevermore part,
till we meet at the feast of the Lamb.

#284 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  anonymous, based on a hymn by Charles Wesley, Southern Harmony, 1835, alt.
   Tune:  Southern Harmony, 1835

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