Words: Stanzas 1, 12, 22, 23, and 26 from a poem by “F. B. P.” in a 17th-c. manuscript in the British Museum.
Music: Land of Rest, American folk hymn adapted by Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983), arranged for the Compline Choir by Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010).
Recording: The Compline Choir, CD “I Will Meditate,” 2013.
Jerusalem, my happy home, when shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end? Thy joys when shall I see?
Thy saints are crowned with glory great; they see God face to face;
They triumph still, they still rejoice: Most happy is their case.
There David stands with harp in hand as master of the choir:
Ten thousand times that man were blest that might this music hear.
Our Lady sings Magnificat with tune surpassing sweet;
And all the virgins bear their part, sitting about her feet.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, God grant that I may see
Thine endless joy, and of the same partaker ever be.