1 Jerusalem, my happy home,
when shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end?
Thy joys, when shall I see?
2 O happy harbor of the saints,
O sweet and pleasant soil!
In thee no sorrow may be found,
no grief, no care, no toil.
3 Thy saints are crowned with glory great;
they see God face to face;
they triumph still, they still rejoice:
most happy is their case.
4 Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
God grant that I may see
thine endless joy, and of the same
partaker ever be!
Source: Hymns to the Living God #338
|First Line:||Jerusalem, my happy home, O how I long for thee|
|Title:||The Heavenly Jerusalem|
|Author:||F. B. P.|
|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)