1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872

Music: Anon., Southern Harmony, 1835