Author: Peter Abelard, 1079-1142; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 Hymnal: EH1982 #623 (1985) 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 blessèd ones see;
crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest:
God shall be all, and in all ever blest.
2 Truly, "Jerusalem" name we that shore,
city of peace that brings joy evermore;
wish and fulfillment are not severed there,
nor do things prayed for come short of the prayer.
3 There, where no troubles distraction can bring,
we the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing;
while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise
thy blessed people eternally raise.
4 Now, in the meanwhile, 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.
5 Low before him with our praises we fall,
of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;
of whom, the Father; and in whom, the Son;
through whom, the Spirit, with them ever One.
Topics: The Church Triumphant Languages: English Tune Title: O QUANTA QUALIA
O what their joy and their glory must be