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Jerusalem, forever bright

Jerusalem, forever bright

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Jerusalem, for ever bright]
Published in 35 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Jerusalem, for ever bright—
Beautiful land of rest,
No winter there, nor chill of night—
Beautiful land of rest!
The dripping cloud is chased away,
The sun breaks forth in endless day—
Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
The beautiful land of rest.

Refrain:
Beautiful land, beautiful land,
Beautiful land of rest;
Beautiful land, beautiful land,
Beautiful land of rest.

2 Jerusalem, for ever free—
Beautiful land of rest!
The soul’s sweet home of liberty—
Beautiful land of rest!
The gyves of sin, the chains of woe,
The ransomed there will never know,
Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
The beautiful land of rest. [Refrain]

3 Jerusalem, for ever dear—
Beautiful land of rest!
Thy pearly gates almost appear—
Beautiful land of rest!
And when we tread thy lovely shore,
We’ll sing the song we’ve sung before—
Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
The beautiful land of rest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11265

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jerusalem, forever bright
Author: Robert Lowry
Refrain First Line: Beautiful land of rest

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11265
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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