My heart is yearning ever to reach

My heart is yearning ever to reach

Author: Hans Adolf Brorson
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1 My heart is yearning ever
To reach a place of rest.
Jerusalem,
My happy home,
In Thee my heart shall never
By sin or grief be pressed.
My heart is yearning ever
To reach that city blest.

2 Within its radiant portals
None ever sheds a tear.
God’s city bright
Gives all delight;
No grief nor wail of mortals
Is heard where He is near.
Within its radiant portals
None ever sheds a tear.

3 Their blessèd Lord and Saviour
Doth rule and govern them
In peace and joy,
Without alloy,
For sin can enter never
The new Jerusalem.
Their blessèd Lord and Saviour
Doth rule and govern them.

4 Behold the goal in glory,
Now shining from afar;
O city of
The God of love,
Where no more earthly worry
My happiness shall mar!
Behold the goal in glory,
Now shining from afar!

5 And even I shall conquer
In Jesus’ Name and might;.
Though weak and faint,
Yet as a saint,
I’ll in the haven anchor,
Sweet haven of delight.
Yea, even I shall conquer,
In Jesus’ Name and might.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #516

Author: Hans Adolf Brorson

Hans Adolph Brorson (June 20, 1694, Randerup – June 3, 1764, Ribe) was a Danish Pietist bishop and hymn writer. Brorson belonged to a clerical family, both of this brothers were energetic and successful Pietist vicars. He began publishing hymns in 1732 while a pastor in southern Jutland. His most important work was Troens rare klenodie (1739; "The Rare Jewel of the Faith"), which contained many translations of German Pietist hymns and 82 original pieces and went though seven editions in Brorson's lifetime. He was elected bishop of Ribe in 1741, where he remained for the rest of his life. His outward social success as a clerical administrator was contrasted by private sorrows (an insane son, the early death of his first wife) but he res… Go to person page >

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