620. Jerusalem, my happy home

1 Jerusalem, my happy home,
when shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end?
Thy joys when shall I see?

2 Thy saints are crowned with glory great;
they see God face to face;
they triumph still, they still rejoice
in that most happy place.

3 There David stands with harp in hand
as master of the choir:
ten thousand times would one be blest
who might this music hear.

4 Our Lady sings Magnificat
with tune surpassing sweet,
and blessed martyrs' harmony
doth ring in every street.

5 Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
God grant that I may see
thine endless joy, and of the same
partaker ever be!

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem, my happy home
Author: F. B. P. (ca. 16th cent.) (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Adapter and Harmonizer: Annabel Morris Buchanan, 1889-1983
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: American folk hymn
Copyright: Copyright © 1938 by J. Fischer & Bro., a division of Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp. Copyright renewed. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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