36 THE SOLDIER'S RETURN - Southern Harmony

Southern Harmony

Bright scenes of glory strike my sense,
And all my passions capture;
Eternal beauties round me shine,
Infusing warmest rapture.
I live in pleasure deep and full,
In swelling waves of glory;
I feel my Savior in my soul,
And groan to tell my story.

I feast on honey, milk and wine,
I drink perpetual sweetness;
Mount Zion's odors through me shine,
While Christ unfolds his glory.
No mortal tongue can show my joys,
Nor can an angel tell them,
Ten thousand times surpassing all
Terrestial worlds or problems.

(Second verse from The Missouri Harmony 2005, Tune, "Mecklinburgh".)