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This Earth Was Once a Garden Place

          HYMN 23. P. M.
 
 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 walk'd with God,
    Above the pow'r of Mammon:
 While Zion spread herself abroad,
 And saints and angels sung aloud
   In Adam-ondi-Ahman.
 
 3 Her land was good and greatly blest,
    Beyond old 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 comin'—
 When all the earth in glorious bloom,
 Affords the saints a holy home
    Like Adam-ondi-Ahman.