1 Draw nigh to thy Jerusalem,
O Lord, thy faithful people cry with one accord:
ride on in triumph; Lord, behold,
we lay our passions, lusts, and proud wills in thy way.
2 Thy road is ready, and thy paths,
made straight, with longing expectations seem to wait
the consecration of thy beauteous feet,
and silently thy promised advent greet.
3 Hosanna! welcome to our hearts,
for here thou hast a temple too, as Zion dear;
yes, dear as Zion, and as full of sin;
how long shall theives and robbers dwell therein?
4 Enter and chase them forth,
and cleanse the floor; o'erthrow them all, that they
may nevermore profane with traffic vile that holy place
where thou hast chosen, Lord, to set thy face.
5 And then, if our stiff tongues shall faithlessly
be mute in praises of thy deity,
the very temple stones shall loud repeat
Hosanna! and thy glorious footsteps greet.
Source: Rejoice in the Lord #269
|First Line:||Draw nigh to thy Jerusalem, O Lord|
|Title:||Draw Nigh to Thy Jerusalem, O Lord|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Rejoice in the Lord #269||Draw Nigh to Thy Jerusalem||Draw nigh to thy Jerusalem, O Lord||SHELDONIAN||Earl Nelson; Jeremy Taylor||10 10.10 10||Matthew 21:12-13; Luke 19:40; Luke 19:45-48; Mark 11:11; Mark 11:15-17||1985||Jesus Christ | Triumphal Entry|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1263||Draw Nigh to Thy Jerusalem||Draw nigh to Thy Jerusalem, O Lord||WOODLANDS||Jeremy Taylor||10.10.10.10||<cite>Festival and Penitential Hymns</cite>, 1655; It appeared, rewritten, in the 1853 <cite>Leeds Hymn Book</cite> as "Descend to Thy Jerusalem, O Lord," & in its current form in the 1868 <cite>Sarum Hymnal</cite>|