For thee, O dear, dear countryAuthor: Bernard of Cluny (1145); Translator: John Mason Neale (1858)
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1 For thee, O dear, dear country,
Mine eyes their vigils keep;
For very love, beholding
Thy holy Name, they weep.
The mention of Thy glory
Is unction to the breast,
And medicine in sickness,
And love, and life, and rest.
2 O one, O only mansion!
O Paradise of joy!
Where tears are ever banish'd
And smiles have no alloy;
The Lamb is all thy splendour,
The Crucified thy praise;
His laud and benediction
Thy ransomed people raise.
3 With jasper glow Thy bulwarks,
Thy streets with emeralds blaze;
The sardius and the topaz
Unite in Thee their rays;
Thine ageless walls are bonded
With amethyst unpriced;
The saints build up its fabric,
And the corner-stone is Christ.
4 Thou hast no shore, fair ocean!
Thou hast no time, bright day!
Dear fountain of refreshment
To pilgrims far away!
Upon the Rock of Ages
They build Thy holy tower;
Thine is the victor's laurel,
And Thine the golden dower.
5 O sweet and blessèd country,
The home of God's elect!
O sweet and blessèd country,
That eager hearts expect!
Jesu, in mercy bring us
To that dear land of rest;
Who art, with God the Father,
And Spirit, ever blest.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
|First Line:||For thee, O dear, dear country|
|Latin Title:||Hora Novissima|
|Author:||Bernard of Cluny (1145)|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1858)|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #424||For thee, O dear, dear country, Mine eyes their vigils keep||ELY CATHEDRAL||1985|
|Small Church Music #2296||Ely Cathedral||For thee, O dear, dear country||ELY CATHEDRAL||Bernard of Cluny||18.104.22.168.D|
|Small Church Music #5632||Magdalena||For thee, O dear, dear country||MAGDALENA||Bernard of Cluny|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #670||For thee, O dear, dear country!||J. M. Neale; Bernard of Cluny||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1592||For Thee, O Dear, Dear, Country||For thee, O dear, dear country||BONA PATRIA||Bernard of Morlaix; John M. Neale|