56 A SONG OF THE HOLY CITY
Vidi cælum novum

Refrain: I saw the holy city*
coming down out of heaven from God.
1 I saw a new heaven and a new earth,*
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away
   and the sea was no more.
2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
   coming down out of heaven from God,*
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice from the throne saying,*
‘Behold, my dwelling is with my people.
4 ‘I will dwell with them and they shall be mine,*
and I myself will be with them.
5 ‘I will wipe away every tear from their eyes,*
and death shall be no more.
6 ‘Neither shall there be mourning,
   nor crying, nor pain any more,*
for the former things have passed away.’
7 And the One who sat upon the throne said,*
‘Behold, I make all things new.’
Glory . . . Revelation 21. 1-5a
I saw the holy city*
coming down out of heaven from God.