Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Stephen Adams

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1892

Comments

Sung by Edward Lloyd.
The Holy City song
The music by F.E. Weatherly
The Music Composed and Dedicated to Mrs. Philip H. Waterlow
By Stephen Adams
Boosey & Co. 295 Regent Street, London. W.

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Lyrics

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,

Me thought the voice of Angels

From Heaven’ in answer rang,

Me thought the voice of Angels

From Heav’n in answer rang,

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem,

Lift up you gates and sing

Hosanna in the highest,

Hosanna to your King!

And then me thought my dream was chang’d

The streets no longer rang,

Hush’d were the glad Hosannas

The little children sang,

The sun grew dark with mystery,

The morn was the chill,

As the shadow of a cross arose

Upon a lonely hill,

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 chang’d,

New earth there seem’d to be!

I saw the holy city

Beside the tideless sea;

The light of God was on its street,

The gates were open wide;

And all who would might enter,

And no one was denied,

No need of moon or stars by night,

Nor sun to shine by day;

It was the new Jerusalem,

That would not pass away!

It was the new Jerusalem,

That would not pass away.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem,

Sing for the night o’er,

Hosanna in the highest!

Hosanna for evermore!

Hosanna in the highest!

Hosanna for evermore!

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