O Holy City, Seen of John

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1 O holy city, seen of John,
where Christ, the Lamb, does reign,
within whose four-square walls shall come
no night, nor need, nor pain,
and where the tears are wiped from eyes
that shall not weep again!

2 O shame to us who rest content
while lust and greed for gain
in street and shop and tenement
wring gold from human pain,
and bitter lips in deep despair
cry, "Christ has died in vain!"

3 Give us, O God, the strength to build
the city that has stood
too long a dream; whose laws are love,
whose ways are servant-hood,
and where the sun that shines becomes
your grace for human good.

4 Already in the mind of God
that city rises fair.
Lo, how its splendor challenges
the souls that greatly dare,
and bids us seize the whole of life
and build its glory there.


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #374

Author: Walter Russell Bowie

Walter Russell Bowie (October 8, 1882–April 23, 1969), was a priest, author, editor, educator, hymn writer, and lecturer in the Episcopal Church (United States). See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Tune

MORNING SONG (Dare)

MORNING SONG is a folk tune that has some resemblance to the traditional English tune for "Old King Cole." The tune appeared anonymously in Part II of John Wyeth's (PHH 486) Repository of Sacred Music (1813). In 1816 it was credited to "Mr. Dean," which some scholars believe was a misprinted referen…

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Common Praise (1998) #596

Gather (3rd ed.) #863

Gather Comprehensive #767

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #757

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #374

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #582

Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #583

Hymnal: A Worship Book #320

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #409

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #453

The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #728

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The Cyber Hymnal #4979

The Liturgical Harp: a tunebook that brings together shapenote ensembles and church choirs #13

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The New Century Hymnal #613

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The United Methodist Hymnal #726

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Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #709

Worship (3rd ed.) #685

Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #291

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #390

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