Scripture Verse

There remaineth…a rest to the people of God. Hebrews 4:9

Introduction

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Hans A. Brorson
1694–1764

Words: Hans A. Bror­son (1694–1764) (O Hel­lig Aand! mit Hier­te). Trans­lat­ed from Da­nish to Eng­lish by Vic­tor O. Pe­ter­sen (1864–1929).

Music: Os­kar Ahn­felt (1813–1882) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pe­ter­sen (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Oskar Ahnfelt
1813–1882

Lyrics

My heart is yearning ever
To reach a place of rest.
Jerusalem, my happy home,
In thee my heart shall ne­ver
By sin or grief be pressed.
My heart is yearning ever
To reach that city bright.

Within its radiant portals
None ever sheds a tear;
God’s city bright gives all delight,
No grief nor wail or mortals
Is where the Lamb is near;
Within its radiant portals
None ever sheds a tear.

Their blessèd Lord and Sav­ior
Doth rule and govern them
In peace and joy, without alloy,
For sin can enter ne­ver
The new Je­ru­sa­lem;
Their blessèd Lord and Sav­ior
Doth rule and govern them.

Behold the goal in glo­ry,
Now shining from afar.
O city of the God of love,
Where no more earthly worry
My happiness shall mar!
Behold the goal in glo­ry,
Now shining from afar.

And even I shall conquer
In Je­sus’ name and might;
Tho’ weak and faint, still as a saint
I’ll in the haven anchor,
Sweet haven of delight.
Yea, even I shall conquer
In Je­sus’ name and might.