Rejoice, ye saints of God

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1 Rejoice, ye saints of God!
Before your weary eyes
The shining mansions of the blest
On Jordan's bank arise.
Strike all your harps in joy!
Loud let your praises ring!
It is the new Jerusalem,
The city of the King!

Chorus:
Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift high the joyful song!
Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Toward which we've struggled long!
As strangers we have wandered,
far in a desert land;
Our exile now is over,
behold our native strand!

2 Within those gates of pearl
Nor sin, nor death can come;
No night, nor sorrow shall o'ercloud
The soul's eternal home.
Rest shall be yours from toil;
Sweet peace, instead of pain;
The discord of the earth shall cease,
The love of God shall reign [Chorus]

3 Speed on, O pilgrim host,
With feet that never tire;
Soon shall you reach that golden strand
The goal of your desire.
Hark! 'Tis an angel's song,
Borne to you on the wind,
"Come, faithful souls, and in your Lord
Eternal solace find." [Chorus]

4 Rejoice, ye saints of God!
The weary warfare's past
And death and hell are trampled down
Beneath your feet at last.
Throughout unending years
Glad praises shall you sing,
Within the new Jerusalem,
The city of the King! [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #42

Author: J. F. Belford

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First Line: Rejoice, ye saints of God
Author: J. F. Belford
Refrain First Line: Jerusalem
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