"Jerusalem the Golden"
                      by Bernard of Morlas, 12th century
                    Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                                  Text From:
                              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.

Notes: 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 Tune: "Ewing"
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