To Jerusalem The New

To Jerusalem the new
Come the tried and faithful few
Back to Zion’s golden glory once again;
Highest praise our tongues employ,
With the everlasting joy,
Now a thousand voices swell the glad refrain.

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem,
Blessed city where no darkness ever falls;
Jerusalem, O Jerusalem,
Joy and peace forever be within thy walls.

Often have we heard of thee,
Blessed city of the free;
But our fathers sang thy glory far away,
Teaching us that only there,
In that world so bright and fair,
Could we hope to see thy blessed golden day. [Refrain]

With thy walls of jasper bright,
Sparkling in the radiant light,
Blessed city of our God, we come to thee;
Through thy pearly gates ajar
Come the ransomed from afar,
Hear again the joyful songs of jubilee. [Refrain]

On the trees our harps we hung,
Zion’s songs were left unsung
By the rivers sat we weeping all the day;
Now our harps we tune again,
Sing the everlasting strain,
Now our mourning, sorrow, sighing flee away. [Refrain]

Now we reach the evening light,
Robed in shining garments white,
We return to where the saints of yore have trod;
Flee we now from Babel’s fall,
For we’ve heard the Savior’s call
To Jerusalem the living Church of God. [Refrain]