309. Jerusalem the Golden

1 Jerusalem the golden,
With milk and honey blest,
Beneath your 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,
Conjubilant 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 those who triumph,
The song of those who feast.
And they, who with their leader
Have conquered in the fight,
Forever and forever
Are clad in robes of white.

4 Oh, sweet and blessed country
That eager hearts expect!
In mercy, Jesus, bring us
To that dear land of rest!
You are, with God the Father
And Spirit, ever blest.

Text Information
First Line: Jerusalem the golden
Title: Jerusalem the Golden
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-66
Author: Bernard of Cluny, 12th cent.
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Burial; Eternal Life; Hope (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander C. Ewing, 1830-95
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1982 Concordia Publishing House.

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