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624. Jerusalem the golden

1 Jerusalem the golden,
with milk and honey blest,
beneath thy 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 bright with many an angel,
and all the martyr throng:
the Prince is ever in them,
the daylight is serene;
the pastures of the blessed
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 Oh, sweet and blessed country,
the home of God's elect!
Oh, sweet and blessed country,
that eager hearts expect!
Jesus, in mercy bring us
to that dear land of rest,
who art, with God the Father,
and the Spirit, ever blest.

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem the golden
Author: Bernard of Cluny, 12th cent.
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1830-1895 (alt.)
Meter: 76. 76. D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: The Church Triumphant
Source: St. 4: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Tune Information
Name: EWING
Composer: Alexander Ewing
Meter: 76. 76. D
Key: C Major



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