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1. I would not live

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Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains,
And the noon-tide of glory eternally reigns;

4. Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet,
The Savior and brethren, transported to greet;
While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll,
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul.

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