683. Jerusalem the golden

1 Jerusalem the golden,
with milk and honey blest,
beneath thy contemplation
sink heart and voice opprest.
I know not, O I know not
what joys await us there,
what radiancy of glory,
what bliss beyond compare.

2 They stand, those halls of Sion,
conjubilant with song,
and bright with many an angel,
and all the martyr throng;
the Prince is ever with them,
the daylight is serene,
the pastures of the blessèd
are decked in glorious sheen.

3 There is the throne of David;
and there, from care released,
the shout of them that triumph,
the song of them that feast;
and they, who with their leader
have conquered in the fight,
for ever and for ever
are clad in robes of white.

4 O sweet and blessèd country,
the home of God's elect!
O sweet and blessèd country
that eager hearts expect!
Jesu, in mercy bring us
to that dear land of rest;
who art, with God the Father
and Spirit, ever blest.

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem the golden
Latin Title: Urbs Sion aurea
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Author: Bernard of Cluny (12h century)
Meter: 76 76 D
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Funerals and The Departed; All Saints' (Sun)day: Year B; Angels (8 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Ewing (1830-1895)
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: C Major

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