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754. Jerusalem the Golden

1 Jerusalem the golden,
with milk and honey blest,
beneath your contemplation
sink heart and voice oppressed;
I know not, O I know not
what joys await me there,
what radiancy of glory,
what bliss beyond compare!

2 They stand, those halls of Zion,
all jubilant 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 gloriuous sheen.

3 There is the throne of David;
and there, from pain 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 O sweet and blessed country,
the home of God's elect!
O 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
Author: Bernard of Cluny
Translator (and others): John M. Neale (1851, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Hebrews 11:37; Romans 14:7; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Hebrews 7:14; Revelation 3:4-5; Revelation 21:10
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Ewing (1853)
Key: C Major

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