1 Blessèd city, heavenly Salem,
vision dear of peace and love,
who of living stones art builded
in the height of heaven above,
and with angel hosts encircled,
as a bride dost earthward move!
2 From celestial realms descending,
bridal glory round thee shed,
meet for him whose love espoused thee,
to thy Lord shalt thou be led;
all thy streets and all thy bulwarks
of pure gold are fashioned.
3 Bright thy gates of pearl are shining,
they are open evermore;
and by virtue of his merits
thither faithful souls do soar,
who for Christ's dear name in this world
pain and tribulation bore.
4 Many a blow and biting sculpture
polished well those stones elect,
in their places now compacted
by the heavenly Architect,
who therewith hath willed for ever
that his palace should be decked.
5 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the Head and comer-stone,
chosen of the Lord, and precious,
binding all the church in one,
Holy Sion's help for ever,
and her confidence alone.
6 All that dedicated city,
dearly loved of God on high,
in exultant jubilation
pours perpetual melody,
God the One in Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.
7 To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of Hosts, to-day;
with thy wonted loving-kindness
hear thy servants as they pray,
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.
8 Here vouchsafe to all thy servants
what they ask of thee to gain,
what they gain from thee for ever
with the blessed to retain,
and hereafter in thy glory
evermore with thee to reign.
Laud and honour to the Father,
laud and honour to the Son,
laud and honour to the Spirit,
ever Three, and ever One,
while unending ages run.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #291
|First Line:||Blessed city, heavenly Salem, Vision dear of peace and love|
|Title:||Blessed city, heavenly Salem|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1851)|
|Source:||Latin ca. 7th cent.|
|Instances (1 - 11 of 11)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #291||Blessèd city, heavenly Salem||Blessèd city, heavenly Salem||WESTMINSTER ABBEY||John Mason Neale (1818-1866)||87 87 87||1 Corinthians 3:10-11; 1 Peter 2:4-7||2013||Angels | ; Church | nature of; Dedication | of buildings; Dedication Festival | ; Heaven | ; Jesus | Names and images for; Music and Song | ; Praise | ; Prayer | ; Proper 15 | Year A||Latin, before 9th century|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #326||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||2000|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #207||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||WESTMINSTER ABBEY||J. M. Neale, 1818-1866||87 87 87||1 Corinthians 3:11; 1 Kings 8:28-30; 1 Peter 2:4-6; Ephesians 2:20-22; Psalm 76:2; Revelation 21:2||2000||Dedication |||Latin, before 9th century|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #208||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||WESTMINSTER ABBEY||J. M. Neale, 1818-1866||87 87 87||1 Corinthians 3:11; 1 Kings 6:7; 1 Kings 8:28-30; 1 Peter 2:4-6; Ephesians 2:20-22; Hebrews 11:10; Hebrews 11:16; Psalm 76:2; Revelation 3:12; Revelation 21:2; Revelation 21:10; Revelation 21:18-21; Revelation 22:25||2000||Dedication |||Latin, before 9th century|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #519||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||URBS BEATA JERUSALEM||John Mason Neale, 1818-1866||87. 87. 87||1985||Latin ca. 7th cent.; <i>Hymns Ancient and Modern, </i>1861 (tr.)|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #520||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||ORIEL||John Mason Neale, 1818-1866||87. 87. 87||1985||Latin ca. 7th cent.; <i>Hymns Ancient and Modern, </i>1861 (tr. after John Mason Neale))|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #283||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||87 87 87||1983|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #332||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||87 87 87||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #485||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||Blessed city, heavenly Salem||WESTMINSTER ABBEY||6 or 7th Cent||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #554||Blessèd City, Heavenly Salem||Blessèd city, heavenly Salem||BLESSED CITY||Anonymous; John M. Neale||87.87.87||Translation in <cite>Mediaeval Hymns</cite>, 1851|
|The New English Hymnal #204||Blessèd City, heavenly Salem||Blessèd City, heavenly Salem||URBS BEATA||J. M. Neale, 1818-66||1986||Dedication Festival | ; Office Hymn | ; The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper||Latin, 7th century|