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1063. The New Jerusalem

1 To Jerusalem the new
Come the tried and faithful few
Back to Zion’s golden glory once again;
Highest praise our tongues employ,
With the everlasting joy,
Now a thousand voices swell the glad refrain.

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem,
Blessed city where no darkness ever falls;
Jerusalem, O Jerusalem,
Joy and peace forever be within thy walls.

2 Often have we heard of thee,
Blessed city of the free;
But our fathers sang thy glory far away,
Teaching us that only there,
In that world so bright and fair,
Could we hope to see thy blessed golden day. [Refrain]

3 With thy walls of jasper bright,
Sparkling in the radiant light,
Blessed city of our God, we come to thee;
Through thy pearly gates ajar
Come the ransomed from afar,
Hear again the joyful songs of jubilee. [Refrain]

4 On the trees our harps we hung,
Zion’s songs were left unsung
By the rivers sat we weeping all the day;
Now our harps we tune again,
Sing the everlasting strain,
Now our mourning, sorrow, sighing flee away. [Refrain]

5 Now we reach the evening light,
Robed in shining garments white,
We return to where the saints of yore have trod;
Flee we now from Babel’s fall,
For we’ve heard the Savior’s call
To Jerusalem the living Church of God. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: To Jerusalem the new
Title: The New Jerusalem
Author: D. O. T.
Meter: R
Scripture: Revelation 3:12
Source: Timeless Truths (; Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (22); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (226)
Refrain First Line: Jerusalem, O Jerusalem
Tune Information
Name: [To Jerusalem the new]
Composer: Daniel O. Teasley
Meter: R
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (; Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (22); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (226)

Audio recording: The_New_Jerusalem_hi.mp3
Audio recording: The_New_Jerusalem_lo.mp3
Audio recording: The_New_Jerusalem_lo.wma
MIDI file: The_New_Jerusalem.mid