THE HOLY CITY
 
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Last night I lay a-sleeping
There came a dream so fair
I stood in old Jerusalem
Beside the Temple there
I heard the children singing
And ever as they sang
Methought the voice of Angels
Then in answer rang
Methought the voice of Angels
Then in answer rang.

Chorus: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, lift up your gaze and sing
Hosannah in the highest
Hosannah to your King.


And then methought my dream was changed
The streets no longer rang
Hushed were the glad Hosannahs
The little children sang
The Sun drew back with mystery
The Moon was cold and chill
As the shadow of the cross arose
Upon a lonely hill
As the shadow of the cross arose
Upon a lonely hill.

Chorus: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, hark how the Angels sing
Hosannah in the highest
Hosannah to your King.


And once again the scene was changed
New Earth there seemed to be
I saw the holy city
Beside the tideless sea
The light of God was on its streets
The gates were open wide
And all who would might enter
And no one was denied
No need of Moon or stars by night
Nor Sun to shine by day
It was the New Jerusalem
That would not pass away
It was the New Jerusalem
That would not pass away.

Chorus: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, sing for the night is o’er
Hosannah in the highest
Hosannah for ever more.
 
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Written and composed by F.E. Weatherly & Stephen Adams - 1892
Performed by Edward Lloyd (1845-1927)
 
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