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LIFE EVERLASTING
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2  What are the Monarch, His court, and His throne? What are the peace and the joy that they own? Oh, that the blest ones, who in it have share,
All that they feel could as fully declare!
3  There, where no troubles distraction can bring, We the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing; While for Thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise Thy bless&d people eternally raise,
4  There dawns no Sabbath, no Sabbath is o'er, Those Sabbath-keepers have one evermore; One and unending is that triumph-song Which to the angels and us shall belong.
5  Now, in the meanwhile, with hearts raised on high, We for that country must yearn and must sigh; Seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,
Through our long exile on Babylon's strand.
P. Abelard, 12th Cent. Tr. J. M, Neale, 1855







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