Scripture Verse

I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven. Revelation 21:2


Frank Sewall (1837–1915)

Words: Frank Sew­all, in The Wel­come (New York: New Church Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1876), page 53.

Music: Shin­ing Ci­ty George F. Root (🔊 pdf nwc).

George F. Root (1820–1895)


Jerusalem, thou ci­ty bright
From Heav’n to earth des­cend­ing,
How won­drous­ly their ho­ly light
Thy pre­cious stones are blend­ing.


O ci­ty fair, O ci­ty blest,
All joy to mor­tals bring­ing,
Who would not raise his voice in praise
And thy dear name be sing­ing!

O gates of pearl,
O streets of gold,
O ri­ver ev­er flow­ing
Where leads the Shep­herd to the fold
The flock their Sav­ior know­ing.


Shine, ho­ly light, with­in our hearts
All ev­il shade dis­pel­ling,
That we ne’er from Thy way de­part,
Which leads to that blest dwell­ing.