672. Jerusalem the Golden

1 Jerusalem the golden,
With milk and honey blest--
The promise of salvation,
The place of peace and rest--
We know not, oh, we know not
What joys await us there;
The radiancy of glory,
The bliss beyond compare!

2 Within those halls of Zion
Sounds forth the joyful song,
As saints join with the angels
and all the martyr throng.
The Prince is ever with them;
The daylight is serene;
The city of the blessed
Shines bright with glorious sheen.

3 Around the throne of David,
The saints, from care released,
Raise loud their songs of triumph
To celebrate the feast.
They sing to Christ their leader,
Who conquered in the fight,
Who won for them forever
Their gleaming robes of white.

4 O sweet and blessèd country,
The home of God's elect!
O sweet and blessed country
That faithful hearts expect!
In mercy, Jesus, bring us
To that eternal rest
With You and God the Father
And Spirit, ever blest.

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem the golden
Title: Jerusalem the Golden
Author: Bernard of Cluny, 12th cent.
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66 (alt. )
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: End Times
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander C. Ewing, 1830-95 (alt. )
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: C Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (Setting)

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