C.M.S 577, H.C 391 tabi A. & M
396 8s. 7s
1. BLESSED city, Heaven Salem
Vision clear of peace and love,
who of living stones an builded
In the height of Heaven above And,
with Angel-hosts encircled
As a bride to earth dost move.
2. From celestial realms descending
Bridal glory round thee shed
Meet for Him, whose love espoused
thee. To thy Lord shalt thou be led
All thy streets, and all thy bulwarks
Of pure gold are fashioned.
3. Bright thy gates of pearl are shinning
They are open evermore
And by virtue of His merits
Thither faithful souls may soar
Who for Christ’s dear Name in this world
Pain and tribulations bore.
4. Many a blow and biting sculpture
Polished well those stones elect.
In their places now compacted,
By the Heavenly Architect
Who therewith hath willed for ever
That His palace should be decked.
5. Praise and honour to the Father
Praise and honour to the Son,
Praise and honour to the Spirit
Ever Three and ever One,
One in Might, and One in Glory
While Eternal Ages run. Amen