Jerusalem, divine when shall I call thee

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1. Jerusalem divine,
When shall I call thee mine?
And to thy holy hill attain,
Where weary pilgrims rest,
And in thy glories blest,
With God Messiah ever reign?

2. There saints and angels join
In fellowship divine,
And rapture swells the solemn lay,
While all with one accord,
Adore their precious Lord,
And shout His praise in endless day.

3. May I but find the grace
To fill a humble place
In that inheritance above;
My tuneful voice I’ll raise
In songs of loudest praise,
To spread Thy fame, Redeeming Love!

4. Reign, true Messiah, reign!
Thy kingdom shall remain
When stars and sun no more shall shine;
Mysterious Deity,
Who ne’er began to be,
To sound Thy endless praise be mine!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3240

Author: Benjamin Rhodes

Rhodes, Benjamin, born at Mexborough, Yorkshire, in 1743, was brought under the influence of religion by the preaching of George Whitefield in 1766. He was the son of a schoolmaster, and received the elements of a good education in his youth. He was for many years a Wesleyan Minister, having been sent forth to preach by John Wesley. He died at Margate Oct. 13, 1815. To Joseph Benson's Hymns for Children and Young Persons, 1806, and his Hymns for Children selected chiefly from the publications of the Rev. John and Charles Wesley, and Dr. Watts, &c, 1814 (an additional volume to the first, and sometimes bound up with it), he contributed several hymns. Very few of these are now in common use. They include "Children, your parents' will obey" (D… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jerusalem, divine when shall I call thee
Author: Benjamin Rhodes

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CRUSADERS' HYMN (111271)

ST. ELIZABETH appears to be an eighteenth-century tune from the Glaz area of Silesia. It has always been associated with this text. No factual data exists for the legend that this text and tune date back to the twelfth-century crusades, although those apocryphal stories explain one of the names by w…

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