550. O what their joy and their glory must be

1 O what their joy and their glory must be,
those endless sabbaths the blesséd ones see;
crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest;
God shall be all, and in all ever blest.

2 What are the Monarch, his court, and his throne?
What are the peace and the joy that they own?
O that the blest ones, who in it have share,
all that they feel could as fully declare.

3 Truly Jerusalem name we that shore,
'Vision of peace', that brings joy evermore.
Wish and fufilment can severed be ne'er,
nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer.

4 There, where no troubles distraction can bring,
we the sweet anthems of Sion shall sing,
while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise
thy blesséd people eternally raise.

5 There dawns no sabbath, no sabbath is o'er,
those sabbath-keepers have one evermore;
one and unending is that triumph-song
which to the angels and us shall belong.

6 Now in the meanwhile, with hearts raised on high,
we for that country must yearn and must sigh;
seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,
through our long exile on Babylon's strand.

7 Low before him with our praises we fall,
of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;
of whom, the Father; and in whom, the Son;
through whom, the Spirit, with them ever One.

Text Information
First Line: O what their joy and their glory must be
Title: O what their joy and their glory must be
Author: Peter Abelard, 1079-1142
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: All Saints; Funerals
Tune Information
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: G Major
Source: La Feilée, "Méthode" (1808)

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