Sunday, April 1, 2012

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is all about "The Holy City" for me.  I'm hoping someone is singing it at church today.  If not, I'll have to make this one do.  (Though it is at a Christmas Concert.) 

The Holy City Hymn

 Last night I lay a-sleeping
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.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

And then me thought my dream was changed,
The streets no longer rang,
Hushed were the glad Hosannas
The little children sang.
The sun grew dark with mystery,
The morn was cold and chill,
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 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.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Sing for the night is o'er!
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna for evermore!


Anonymous said...

Brother Greg used to sing this with mom playing the piano for him. I agree- it is a favorite. BJB

joyce said...

That's a nice song...I didn't listen to it but I like the words. For someone who was raised Catholic, I didn't even know it was Palm Sunday today.

Anonymous said...

I bet your little brother would be amazing at singing this one.

Mrs. E said...

Oh, he is. He just never remembers to call me and tell me he is singing it. :)

Cousin Greg said...

I was told your LBB did a great job singing it at the Presby church on Palm Sunday