When earth was dress'd in beauty,
And join'd with heav'n above,
The Lord took Eve to Adam,
And taught them how to love.
On such a grand occasion,
As union had begun,
They held a sweet communion,
And join'd the twain as one.
And bless'd them [at]
For chaste and pure desire,
That no unhallow'd being
Might offer there "strange fire."
Beware of all temptation;
Be good, be just, be wise,
Be even as the angels,
That dwell in Paradise.
And fill the earth with men,
That all your vast creation,
May come to God again:—
And dwell amid perfection,
In Zion's wide domains,
Where union is eternal,
And Jesus ever reigns.
Source: Emma Smith's Hymnal, Collection of Sacred
Hymns (Kirtland, Ohio: W. W. Phelps & co., 1835; reprint, Independence,
Missouri: Herald Heritage 1973), hymn 62.
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