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The Holy City (Jerusalem) - Lyrics

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
From heaven in answer rang
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna to your king " .

And then methought my dream was chang'd
The street no longer rang
Hush'd were the glad hosannas
The little children sang
The sun grew dark with mystery,
The morn was cold and chill
As the shadow of a cross arose
Upon a lonely hill.
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
Hark how the angel sing,
Hosanna in the highest,
Hosanna to your king .

And once again the scene was chang'd
New earth there seem'd to be
I saw the holy city
Beside the tideless sea
The light of God was on its street
The gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter
And no one was denied
No need of moon or stars by night,
Or sun to shine by day,
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away ...
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
Sing for d night is o'er
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna for evermore ...

Writer(s): . TRADITIONAL, BJOERN MORTEN KJAERNES

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