Christ My Song - 575
(William Augustus Muhlenberg/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
2. Oh, may these eyes thy crystal walls,
and gates of pearl behold,
thy jasper and thy sapphire stones,
thy streets of purest gold.
3. The alleluia of thy hymns
before the great I AM;
the harpers harping with their harps,
the new song of the Lamb!
4. The white robes of thy ransomed hosts;
the victor palms they bear;
prophets, apostles, martyrs, saints,
dear friends, and kindred there.
5. No sun and moon with changing ray,
to tell thy day and night;
the Lord himself thy glory is,
and Jesus is thy light.
6. Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
name ever dear to me;
oh, may at last my home be found,
city of God, in thee!
William Augustus Muhlenberg, I would not live alway, 1860, 43-44.