I saw the holy city

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1 I saw the holy city,
The new Jerusalem,
Come down from heaven a bride adorned
With jeweled diadem;
The flood of crystal waters
Flowed down the goldens street;
And nations brought their honors there,
And laid them at her feet.

2 And there no sun was needed,
Nor moon to shine by night,
God’s glory did enlighten all,
The Lamb Himself, the light;
And there His servants serve Him,
And, life’s long battle o’er,
Enthroned with Him, their Saviour King,
They reign forevermore.

3 O great and glorious vision!
The Lamb unto His throne;
O wondrous light for man to see!
The Saviour with His own;
To drink the living waters
And stand upon the shore,
Where neither sorrow, sin, or death
Shall ever enter more.

4 O Lamb of God who reignest,
Thou Bright and Morning Star,
Whose glory lightens that new earth
Which now we see from far;
O worthy Judge Eternal,
When Thou dost bid us come,
Then open wide the gates of pearl
And call Thy servants home.

Source: The Service Hymnal: Compiled for general use in all religious services of the Church, School and Home #412

Author: Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re­turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect­ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

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First Line: I saw the holy city
Author: Godfrey Thring
Copyright: Public Domain



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