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.

    Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

    Music: Anon., Southern Harmony, 1835

    Doctrine and Covenants 116:1

    Doctrine and Covenants 107:53–57