The Tearless Land; A Collection of Poems on Heaven

The Tearless Land; A Collection of Poems on Heaven

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Jerusalem, the holy! Jerusalem, the blest! From highest heav'n descending In bridal beauty drest: Bride of the Lamb! thy glory, The light of God alone, Shines through thee clear as crystal, And like a jasper stone. Thy walls are great and glorious; Twelve pearls are thy twelve gates, By every gate an angel For holy service waits: And names thereon are written, Angelic hands inscribe The tribes of Israel's children, On every pearl a tribe. And twelve are thy foundations, All precious stones most fair, The names of the apostles Are ever in them there: Of pure gold is the city, And golden is the street, Like to clear glass transparent Beneath the saved ones' feet. And therein is no temple, No place apart for prayer, For the Lord Almighty, and The Lamb thy temple are: No need of sun to lighten, No need of moon to shine, Thy sunshine is God's glory, The Lamb thy Light divine. The nations of the sav6d Do walk there in thy light, Thy gates by day unclosed, Within thy walls no night: The kings of earth their glory, The queens their state do bring, And lay them down in homage Before the glorious King. There shall in no wise enter The things that do defile, That work abomination, And spoil God's truth with guile. But those whose names are written In the Lamb's Book of Life, They only shall be in thee, Thou spotless Bride and Wife. Jerusalem, the holy! My spirit longs to be Within thy walls of jasper, Thy gates of pearl to see; And through the sunless City To walk thy streets of gold, And in thy moonless beauty God's glory to behold. Give me, O Lord, the patience To labor and endure, And, that I may behold thee, Give me a heart that's pure: Write thine own Name upon it, That, after earth's long strife, My name may be found written In the Lamb's Book of...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661772X
  • 9781236617729