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O Heavenly Jerusalem

Full Text

O Heavenly Jerusalem,
Of everlasting halls,
Thrice blessèd are the people
Thou storest in thy walls.

Thou art the golden mansion,
Where saints forever sing,
The seat of God's own chosen,
The palace of the King.

There God forever sitteth,
Himself of all the crown;
The Lamb, the Light that shineth,
And never goeth down.

Naught to this seat approacheth
Their sweet peace to molest;
They sing their God forever,
Nor day nor night they rest.

Sure hope doth thither lead us;
Our longings thither tend;
May shortlived toil ne'er daunt us
For joys that cannot end.

To Christ, the Sun that lightens
His Church above, below;
To Father, and to Spirit
All things created bow.

Translator: Isaac Williams

Isaac Williams was born in London, in 1802. His father was a barrister. The son studied at Trinity College, Oxford, where he gained the prize for Latin verse. He graduated B.A. 1826, M.A. 1831, and B.D. 1839. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, and Priest in 1831. His clerical appointments were Windrush (1829), S. Mary the Virgin's, Oxford (1832), and Bisley (1842-1845). He was Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1832 to 1842. During the last twenty years of his life his health was so poor as to permit but occasional ministerial services. He died in 1865. He was the author of some prose writings, amongst which are Nos. 80, 86 and 87 of the "Oxford Tracts." His commentaries are favourably known. He also published quite a large num… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Heavenly Jerusalem
Translator: Isaac Williams (1839)
Meter: 7.6.7.6
Source: Latin; Latin, 18th cent.
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
AGO Founders Hymnal #35
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #322
Small Church Music #1371Audio
Small Church Music #5310Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4973TextScoreAudio
Include 35 pre-1979 instances



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