625. Jerusalem, Jerusalem

1 Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
Thou city ever blest,
Within thy portals first I find
My safety, peace, and rest.
Here dangers always threaten me,
My days in strife are spent,
And labor, sorrow, worry, grief,
That is at best their strength.

2 No wonder, then, that I do long,
O bless├Ęd home, for thee,
Where I shall find a resting-place,
From sin and sorrow free;
Where tears and weeping are no more,
Nor death, nor pain, nor night,
For former things are passed away,
In darkness turned to light.

3 Now all for me has lost its charm
Which here so much is praised,
Since on the cross, through faith, I saw
My Saviour Jesus raised.
My goal is fixed, one thing I ask,
Whate'er the price may be,
Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
Soon to arrive in thee.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Thou city ever blest
Title: Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Author: Carolina Vilhelmina (Sandell) Berg, (1832-1903)
Meter: C. M. D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: Last Things: Heaven
Notes: Bersell, Anders Olof, b. 1853, Sweden; d. 1903. Tr.
Tune Information
Name: JERUSALEM
Composer: Charles Henry Purday, (1799-1885)
Meter: C. M. D.
Key: F Major



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