618. Jerusalem, My Happy Home

1 Jerusalem, my happy home,
Name ever dear to me,
When shall my labors have an end?
Thy joys when shall I see?

2 When shall these eyes thy heav'n-built walls
And pearly gates behold,
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong,
And streets of shining gold?

3 Oh, when, thou city of my God,
Shall I thy courts ascend
Where evermore the angels sing,
Where Sabbaths have no end?

4 Apostles, martyrs, prophets, there
Around my Savior stand;
And soon my friends in Christ below
Will join the glorious band.

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

6 O Christ, do Thou my soul prepare
For that bright home of love
That I may see Thee and adore,
With all Thy saints above.


Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem, my happy home
Title: Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Author: F. B. P. (c. 1580)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Last Things: Life Everlasting
Source: Cento 1801, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle (1836)
Meter: C.M.
Key: E♭ Major

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