Ye choirs of new Jerusalem



Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
your sweetest notes employ,
the Paschal victory to hymn
in strains of holy joy.

For Judah's Lion bursts his chains,
crushing the serpent's head;
and cries aloud through death's domains
to wake the imprisoned dead.

Devouring depths of hell their prey
at his command restore;
his ransomed hosts pursue their way
where Jesus goes before.

Triumphant in his glory now
to him all power is given;
to him in one communion bow
all saints in earth and heaven.

While we, his soldiers, praise our King,
his mercy we implore,
within his palace bright to bring
and keep us evermore.

All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run.
Campbell's original
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
your sweetest notes employ,
the paschal victory to hymn
in strains of holy joy.

How Judah's Lion burst his chains,
and crushed the serpent's head;
and brought with him, from death's domains
the long-imprisoned dead.

From hell's devouring jaws the prey
alone our leader bore;
his ransomed hosts pursue their way
where he has gone before.

Triumphant in his glory now
his sceptre ruleth all;
earth, heaven and hell before him bow
and at his footstool fall.

While joyful thus his praise we sing,
his mercy we implore,
into his palace bright to bring
and keep us evermore.

All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost to thee,
while endless ages run.


Words: Chorus novae Jerusalem, Fulbert of Chartres, (ca. 960-1028);
trans. Robert Campbell (1814-1868), 1850, and John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

MIDI: St. Fulbert (Henry John Gauntlett, 1805-1876)

Meter: CM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 106 St. Fulbert  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 115 St. Fulbert  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 138 St. Fulbert  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 125 St. Fulbert  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 178 St. Fulbert  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 140 St. Fulbert  
The English Hymnal, 1906 139 St. Fulbert  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 173 St. Fulbert  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 169 St. Fulbert  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 128 St. Fulbert  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 144 St. Fulbert  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 191 St. Fulbert  
The Hymn Book 1971 463 St. Fulbert  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 279 St. Fulbert  
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 073 St. Fulbert  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 124 St. Fulbert  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 168 St. Fulbert Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 563 St. Fulbert  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 216 St. Fulbert  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999 419 St. Fulbert  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 162 St. Fulbert  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 754 St. Fulbert  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 292 St. Fulbert  

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