623. O what their joy and their glory must be

1 O what their joy and their glory must be,
those endless Sabbaths the bless├Ęd ones see;
crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest:
God shall be all, and in all ever blest.

2 Truly, "Jerusalem" name we that shore,
city of peace that brings joy evermore;
wish and fulfillment are not severed there,
nor do things prayed for come short of the prayer.

3 There, where no troubles distraction can bring,
we the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing;
while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise
thy blessed people eternally raise.

4 Now, in the meanwhile, with hearts raised on high,
we for that country must yearn and must sigh,
seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,
through our long exile on Babylon's strand.

5 Low before him with our praises we fall,
of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;
of whom, the Father; and in whom, the Son;
through whom, the Spirit, with them ever One.

Text Information
First Line: O what their joy and their glory must be
Author: Peter Abelard, 1079-1142
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10. 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: The Church Triumphant
Tune Information
Harmonizer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 10 10. 10 10
Key: F Major

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