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The Holy City


Words by Frederick E Weatherly
Tune: by Stephen Adams (pen name for Michael Maybrick), arranged by Sarah Gothard (2022)
Key signature: D flat major (5 flats)
Meter: Irregular
Words: public domain. Original music: public domain. Arrangement Copyright © 2022 by Sarah Gothard. Official permission to use this arrangement is granted under the following conditions: The arrangement (with no modifications) is to be distributed free of charge, and recognition is to be given to the author, composer, and arranger.
1. 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, Methought the voice of angels From Heav’n in answer rang; Methought the voice of angels From Heav’n in answer rang:— “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Lift up your gates and sing, Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna to your King!”
2. And then methought my dream was The streets no longer rang, Hushed were the glad hosannas The little children sang. The sun grew dark with mysterThe morn was cold and chill, As the shadow of a cross rose Upon a lonely hill, As the shadow of a cross rose Upon a hill. Hark! how the angels sing, Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna to your King!”
3. And once again the scene was changed, New earth there seemed to be, I saw the Holy City Beside the tideless sea; The light of God was on its streets, The gates were open wide. And all who would might enter, And no one was denied. No need of moon or stars by night, Or 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 is o’er! Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna evermore! Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna for evermore!”