Jerusalem, the Golden
Jerusalem, the Golden
This ancient hymn, written by Bernard of Clairvaux, reminds us of the heavenly Jerusalem, a land flowing with milk and honey. It is the goal of our faith in Jesus and the free gift of our loving heavenly Father in Christ.

Click this link to hear it sung. (WELS Worship Conference, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, July 2005)
Jerusalem, the Golden

Jerusalem the golden, with milk and honey blest -
The sight of it refreshes the weary and oppressed;
I know not, oh, I know not what joys await us there,
What radiancy of glory, what bliss beyond compare:
To sing the hymn unending with all the martyr throng,
Amidst the halls of Zion resounding full of song.

Oh, sweet and blessed country, the home of God's elect!
Oh, sweet and blessed country that eager hearts expect
Where they who with their Leader, have conquered in the fight
Forever and forever are clad in robes of white.
Jesus, in mercy bring us to that dear land of rest
Where sings the host of heaven your glorious name to bless.

The Christ is ever with them, the daylight is serene.
The pastures of the blessed are ever rich and green.
There is the throne of David; and there from care released,
The shout of them that triumph, the song of them that feast;
To God enthroned in glory the Church's voices blend,
The Lamb forever blessed, the Light that knows no end.
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