747. Jerusalem the golden

1 Jerusalem the golden,
with milk and honey blessed,
beneath your contemplation
sink heart and voice oppressed:
I know not, oh, I know not
what joys await us there,
what radiancy of glory,
what bliss beyond compare.

2 They stand, those halls of Zion,
all jubilant with song,
and radiant with the angels,
and all the martyr throng;
the Prince is ever in 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 those who triumph,
the song of those who 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!
Jesus, in mercy bring us
to that dear land above,
where you, with God the Father,
and Spirit, reign in love.

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem the golden
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Author: Bernard of Cluny (12th century)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Holy Spirit: The Church Celebrates - Oneness with the Church in Heaven; Communion of Saints; Funerals: general (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Ewing (1830-1895)
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: C Major

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