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My Glorious Home

Words by Joseph Bromehead (1747-1826)
MATERNA by Samuel A. Ward (1847-1903)
Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: (C.M.D.)
Public Domain
1. Jerusalem, my glorious home! Name ever dear to me! When shall my labors have an end In joy and peace with thee? O when, thou city of my God Shall I thy courts ascend, Where congregations ne’er break up And sabbaths have no end?
2. Why should I shrink in pain and woe, Or feel at death dismay? I’ve Canaan’s goodly land in view And realms of endless day; There happier bow’rs than Eden’sbloom, Nor sin nor sorrow know: Blest seats! Tho’ rude and stormy scenes I onward press to you.
3. Apostles, martyrs, prophets there Around my Christ shall stand; And soon my friends on earth below Shall join that heav’nly band. Jerusalem, my happy home! My soul still paints for thee; Then shall my sorrows have an end When I thy joys shall see.