Scripture Verse

God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Introduction

Words: Kar­o­li­na W. San­dell-Berg, 1861 (Je­ru­sa­lem, Je­ru­sa­lem som ovan der er bygt); trans­lat­or un­known. The words were re­port­ed­ly in­spired by the hymn Je­ru­sa­lem My Hap­py Home.

Music: Jer­u­sa­lem (Pur­day) Charles H. Pur­day (1799–1885) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Pur­day (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Lina Sandell
1832–1903

Lyrics

Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
Thou city ever blest,
Within thy portals first I find
My safety, peace and rest.
Here dangers always threaten me,
My days in strife are spent,
And labor, sorrow, worry, grief,
I find at best their strength.

No wonder, then, that I do long
O blessèd home, for thee,
Where I shall find a resting place,
From sin and sorrow free;
Where tears and weeping are no more,
Nor death, nor pain, nor night,
For former things are passed way,
And darkness turned to light.

Now all for me has lost its charm
Which by the world is praised,
Since on the cross, through faith, I saw
My Savior Jesus raised;
My goal is fixed, one thing I ask,
Whate’er the cost may be,
Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
Soon to arrive in thee.