"Jerusalem the Golden"
by Bernard of Morlas, 12th century
Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. Jerusalem the golden,
With milk and honey blest,
Beneath thy contemplation
Sink heart and voice opprest.
I know not, oh, I know not,
What joys await us there,
What radiancy of glory,
What bliss beyond compare.
2. They stand, those halls of Zion,
All jubilant with song
And bright with many an angel
And all the martyr throng.
The Prince is ever in them;
The daylight is serene;
The pastures of the blessed
Are decked in glorious sheen.
3. There is the throne of David;
And there, from care released,
The shout of them that triumph,
The song of them that feast;
And they who with their Leader
Have conquered in the fight
Forever and forever
Are clad in robes of white.
4. O sweet and blessed country,
The home of God's elect!
O sweet and blessed country
That eager hearts expect!
Jesus, in mercy bring us
To that dear land of rest,
Who art, with God the Father
And Spirit, ever blest.
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Hymn #613 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Revelation 21:18
Author: Bernard of Morlas, c. 1140, cento
Translated by: John M. Neale, 1849
Titled: "Urbs Sion aurea"
Composer: Alexander Ewing, 1853
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