1 Jerusalem, my happy home,
When shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end?
Your joys when shall I see?
2 O happy harbor of the saints,
O sweet and pleasant soil!
In you no sorrow may be found,
No grief, no care, no toil.
3 Your gardens and your gallant walks
Continually are green;
There grow such sweet and pleasant flow'rs
As nowhere else are seen.
4 There, trees forevermore bear fruit
And evermore do spring;
There evermore the angels sit
And evermore do sing!
5 Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
God grant that I may see
Your endless joy, and of the same
Partaker ever be!
Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #608
|First Line:||Jerusalem, my happy home, O how I long for thee|
|Title:||The Heavenly Jerusalem|
|Author:||F. B. P.|
|Author (attributed to):||Joseph Bromehead|
|Source:||"F. B. P.", 1583|
Jerusalem, my happy home, p. 580, i. A translation of the manuscript text of F. B. P., by G. S. Hodges, is given in his The County Palatine, &c, 1876, as, “O domus, Hierusalem! beata." Note also:—
1. The F. B. P. text is divided in the People's Hymnal
1867, the Hymns of Faith, N. Y., 1887, and others, into two parts. Pt. ii. begins "Ah, my sweet home, Jerusalem."
2. From the Boden and Williams text, 1801, stanzas i.-iv. are given in The Canadian Baptist Hymnal, 1889, as "Jerusalem, my glorious home."
3. See also two letters in the Literary Churchman, July 20 and Aug. 3, 1883.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)