O Mother Dear, Jerusalem

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1 Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
When shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end?
Thy joys when shall I see?

2 When shall these eyes Thy heav'n-built walls
And pearly gates behold,
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong
And streets of shining fold?

3 Oh, when, thou city of my God,
Shall I thy courts ascend?
Where evermore the angels sing,
The Sabbath has no end.

4 O Christ, do Thou my soul prepare
For that bright home of love
That I may see Thee and adore
With all Thy saints above.

Source: Worship Supplement 2000 #794

Author: F. B. P.

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Alterer: David Dickson

Dickson, David, the reputed author of "Jerusalem, my happy home," in the form of "O mother dear, Jerusalem," was a Scottish Presbyterian Minister born at Glasgow in 1583, and for some time Professor of Divinity at Glasgow (1610), and then (1650) in the University of Edinburgh. He was deprived of his office at the Restoration for refusing the Oath of Supremacy, and died in 1663. His Life was published by Robert Wodrow in 1726. His connection with the Jerusalem hymn is given under Jerusalem, my happy home, q.v. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >



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