Adam-ondi-Ahman


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Adam-ondi-Ahman

31243, Hymns, Adam-ondi-Ahman, 49

This earth was once a garden place,
With all her glories common,
And men did live a holy race,
And worship Jesus face to face,
In Adam-ondi-Ahman.

We read that Enoch walked with God,
Above the pow’r of mammon,
While Zion spread herself abroad,
And Saints and angels sang aloud,
In Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Her land was good and greatly blest,
Beyond all Israel’s Canaan;
Her fame was known from east to west,
Her peace was great, and pure the rest
Of Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Hosanna to such days to come,
The Savior’s second coming,
When all the earth in glorious bloom
Affords the Saints a holy home,
Like Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

Music: Anon., Southern Harmony, 1835

Doctrine and Covenants 116:1

Doctrine and Covenants 107:53–57