Jerusalem, the Beautiful

Jerusalem the beautiful, Its glories are untold

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [Jerusalem, the beautiful]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jerusalem, the beautiful!
Its glories are untold;
Its walls are built of precious stones,
Its pavements made of gold;
Its mansions for the ransomed ones
In matchless splendor shine;
Jerusalem, the beautiful!
Jerusalem, divine.

2 Jerusalem, the beautiful!
Its gates of pearly white,
To voice of prayer and song of praise,
Are open day and night;
And shining ones around the throne
In sweeter rapture sing;—
Jerusalem, the beautiful!
When saints their tribute bring.

3 Jerusalem, the beautiful!
My everlasting rest!
My glorious home, the saints’ above,
The city of the blest;
The temple of the Holy One,
Thy light is all divine;
Jerusalem, the beautiful!
I love to call thee mine.

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #33

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jerusalem the beautiful, Its glories are untold
Title: Jerusalem, the Beautiful
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford



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