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As Jacob With Travel Was Weary One DayTraditional Carol

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
035Jacob’s LadderTraditional Carol11.11.11.12. with Refrain

1As Jacob with travel was weary one day,
At night on a stone for a pillow he lay,
He saw in a vision a ladder so high,
That its foot was on earth, and its top in the sky.
Hallelujah to Jesus, Who died on the Tree
And hath raised up a ladder of mercy for me.
2This ladder is long, it is strong and well-made,
Has stood hundreds of years, and is not yet decayed;
Many millions have climbed it and reached Sion’s hill,
And thousands by faith are climbing it still.
3Come let us ascend: all may climb it who will;
For the Angels of Jacob are guarding it still:
And remember each step, that by faith we pass o’er,
Some Prophet or Martyr hath trod it before,
4And when we arrive at the haven of rest
We shall hear the glad words, “Come up hither, ye blest,
Here are regions of light, here are mansions of bliss:”
O, who would not climb such a ladder as this?

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