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

Music: Anon., Southern Harmony, 1835

Doctrine and Covenants 116:1

Doctrine and Covenants 107:53–57