The Holy City

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Last night I lay asleeping
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 you gates and sing
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna to your King

And then methought my dream was changed
The streets no longer rang
Hushed 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 Angels sing
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna to your King

And once again the scene was changed
New earth there seemed to be
I saw the Holy City
Beside the tideless sea
The light of god was on its streets
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 the night is over
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna forevermore
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna