1 Fair city of the gospel day,
Long have they sung of thee,
But sung thy glory far away,
And failed thy light to see.
“Come,” said an angel voice to John,
“I’ll show the bride of Christ”;
He showed him new Jerusalem,
In bridal glory dressed.
Jerusalem, my blissful home,
Long has my soul repined for thee;
I’ll sing thy praise forevermore,
Blest mother of the pure and free.
2 This holy new Jerusalem
Came down from God all pure;
In her the Lord doth dwell with men,
And keep them evermore.
Thou art the mother of us all,
Thou art the church of God;
And all within thy sacred wall
Are washed in Jesus’ blood. [Refrain]
3 The Lamb of God Himself thy light,
Shines out in crystal rays;
We call thy walls salvation bright,
And all thy gates are praise.
O city of eternal truth,
Blest mother of the free,
As in the glory of thy youth,
The saints have come to thee. [Refrain]
Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism.
Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jerusalem, My HomeFirst Line: Fair city of the gospel dayTune Title: [Fair city of the gospel day]Author: Daniel S. WarnerMeter: 126.96.36.199 D RScripture: Revelation 3:12; Hebrews 12:22Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Jerusalem_My_Home); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Songs of Grace and Glory, 1918 (210); Harlan D. Sorrell, The " Last Reformation" Truth in Song (20)