Author: William W. Phelps
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)
This song text has been indexed at SingPraises.net in the following languages:
Most common tunes for “Adam-ondi-Ahman”
This chart shows the tunes that are paired with this text most frequently, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If the text appears with the same tune in multiple editions or translations of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once.
Appearances of “Adam-ondi-Ahman” over time
This timeline shows which tunes have been used with this text over time, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Copyright status of original text
This text was first published in English, in 1835 or earlier.
Earliest source indexed at SingPraises.net: Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate (1834–1837), Jun 1835.
English (Original Language)
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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