57 A SONG OF THE HEAVENLY CITY
Templum non vidi

Refrain: By the river stood the tree of life,*
with healing for all the nations.
1 I saw no temple in the city,*
for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty
   and the Lamb.
2 And the city has no need of sun or moon
   to shine upon it,*
for the glory of God is its light,
   and its lamp is the Lamb.
3 By its light the nations shall walk,*
and the rulers of the earth
   shall bring their glory.
4 Its gates shall never be shut by day,
   nor shall there be any night;*
they shall bring into it
   the glory and honour of the nations.
5 I saw the river of the water of life,
   bright as crystal,*
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
6 And either side of the river stood the tree of life,
   yielding its fruit each month,*
and the leaves of the tree
   were for the healing of the nations.
7 The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be there,
   and his servants shall worship him;*
and they shall see God’s face
   and his name shall be on their foreheads.
To the One who sits on the throne and to the Lamb*
be blessing and honour and glory and might,
   for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 21. 22-26; 22. 1, 2a, 2c, 3b, 4a
By the river stood the tree of life,*
with healing for all the nations.