1. For thee, O dear country,
    Mine eyes their vigils keep;
    For very love beholding
    Thy holy name, they weep.
  2. O one, O only mansion!
    O Paradise of joy!
    Where tears are ever banish’d
    And smiles have no alloy;
  3. With jasper glow thy burwarks,
    Thy streets with emeralds blaze;
    The sardius and the topaz
    Unite in thee their rays;
  4. The cross is all thy splendor,
    The Crucified thy praise;
    His laud and benediction
    Thy ransom’d saints shall raise;
  5. O sweet and blessed country,
    The home of God’s elect!
    O sweet and blessed country
    That eager hearts expect!

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