See the new Jerusalem, coming down in glory!
All adorned in splendor bright, as in ancient story.
Now the throne of God is here, midst the whole creation;
God will call all people home, home from every nation.
Tears no more shall strain the eye, nor shall death be found there;
No more mourning, no more pain; sorrow will be nowhere.
All these things have passed away, banished all forever.
Suffering there will have no place and will be felt never.
See the One upon the throne, hear the words he speaks true:
"I am first and I am last, and all things I make new."
All adorned in splendor bright, as in ancient story,
See the new Jerusalem coming down in glory!
TEXT: Charles Spence Freeman, April 2022, after Revelation 21:1-6.
MUSIC: Tune TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM, Piae Cantiones, 1582.
I was not expecting to write any new hymn texts for a forthcoming series of sermons from the book of Revelation, but here you go.