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424. O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be

1 O what their joy and their glory must be,
Those endless Sabbaths the blessed 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,
"Vision of Peace," that brings joy evermore;
Wish and fulfillment can severed be ne'er,
Nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer.

3 We, where no trouble distraction can bring,
Safely the anthems of Zion shall sing;
While for Thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise
Thy blessed people shall evermore raise.

4 Low before Him with our praises we fall,
Of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;
Of whom, the Father; and through whom, the Son;
In whom, the Spirit, with these ever One.


Text Information
First Line: O what their joy and their glory must be
Title: O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be
Author: Pierre Abelard (1079-1142)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1854; alt.)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 10.
Scripture: Daniel 12:3; Matthew 13:43
Topic: All Saints' Day; Communion of Saints; Life Everlasting, The (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 10.
Key: G Major
Source: La Feillée's Méthode du plain-chant, 1808

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