275. O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be

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

2 What are the monarch, the court, and the 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 fulfillment can be severed 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 blessed people eternally raise.

5 Now, in the meantime, 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.

6 Low before God with our praises we fall,
of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;
praise to the Father, and praise to the Son,
praise to 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
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Author: Peter Abelard (1079-1142)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Scripture: Psalm 48; Psalm 132; Psalm 137:1-6; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 11:8-16
Topic: Communion of Saints
Tune Information
Name: O QUANTA QUALIA
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Antiphoner, Paris, 1681
Notes: Lower key 274



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