Scripture Verse

A city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:10

Introduction

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Joseph Proud
1745–1826

Words: Jo­seph Proud (1745–1826).

Music: St. Tho­mas (Will­iams) Aar­on Will­iams, The New Un­i­ver­sal Psal­mo­dist 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Built by Jehovah’s hand,
The holy city see:
Its happy gates wide open stand:
To enter all are free.

One bright, eternal day
Shall in the city reign,
Darkness and death are fled away,
Ne’er to return again.

O blessèd, happy state!
Great God, we thankful come,
Low at Thy footstool humbly wait,
And make Thy church our home.

Jerusalem shall be
Our peaceful, blest abode:
Here we will love and honor Thee,
Our Savior and our God!