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The Church Triumphant

514. Jerusalem, my happy home


Southwell (Irons):

Herbert Stephen Irons, 1861

Jerusalem (Staniforth):

T. Worsley Staniforth, 1866

based on "F. B. P.", 1583;

Joseph Bromehead, 1795

Jerusalem, my happy home,

Name ever dear to me,

When shall my labours have an end

In joy, and peace, and thee?


When shall these eyes thy heaven-built walls

And pearly gates behold?

Thy bulwarks, with salvation strong,

And streets of shining gold?

There happier bowers than Eden's bloom,

Nor sin nor sorrow know:

Blest seats! through rude and stormy scenes

I onward press to you.

Why should I shrink from pain and woe,

Or feel at death dismay?

I've Canaan's goodly land in view,

And realms of endless day.

Apostles, martyrs, prophets, there

Around my Savior stand:

And soon my friends in Christ below

Will join the glorious band.

Jerusalem, my happy home,

My soul still pants for thee;

Then shall my labours have an end,

When I thy joys shall see.

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