Author: Peter Abelard (1079-1142); John Mason Neale (1818-1866) Hymnal: CP1998 #275 (1998) Meter: 10.10.10.10 Person Name: Peter Abelard (1079-1142) Lyrics: 1 O what their joy and their glory must be,
those endless sabbaths the blessed ones see:
crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest:
God shall be all and in all ever blest.
2 What are the monarch, the court, and the throne?
What are the peace and the joy that they own?
O that the blest ones, who in it have share,
all that they feel could as fully declare!
3 Truly Jerusalem name we that shore,
vision of peace, that brings joy evermore;
wish and fulfillment can be severed ne'er,
nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer.
4 There, where no troubles distraction can bring,
we the sweet anthems of Sion shall sing,
while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise
thy blessed people eternally raise.
5 Now, in the meantime, with hearts raised on high,
we for that country must yearn and must sigh,
seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,
through our long exile on Babylon's strand.
6 Low before God with our praises we fall,
of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;
praise to the Father, and praise to the Son,
praise to the Spirit, with them ever one. Topics: Communion of Saints Scripture: Psalm 48 Languages: English Tune Title: O QUANTA QUALIA
O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be