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Words and music: F E Weatherly and Stephen Adams
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk

The Holy City

C                  G
Last night I lay a-sleeping
      G7
There came a dream so fair
                   F
I stood in old Jerusalem 
D7                G7
Beside the temple there
  C                  G
I heard the children singing
    G7           C
And ever as they sang
Gdim7                  G
Methought the voice of angels
     D7               G
From heaven in answer rang
D7                     G  Em
Methought the voice of angels
     G         D7     G  F C G7
From heaven in answer rang

Chorus
C
Jerusalem, Jerusalem
F                      C
Lift up your voice and sing
G              Em  Am
Hosanna in the highest
C       G7      C
Hosanna to your King

And then methought my dream was changed
The streets no longer rang
Hushed were the glad hosannas
The little children sang
The sun grew dark with mystery
The morn was cold and chill
As the shadow of a cross arose 
Upon a lonely hill
As the shadow of a cross arose 
Upon a lonely hill

    E              F#
And once again the scene was changed
    A                     E
New earth there seemed to be
  C#m     C7   Em   E B7                E
I saw the Holy City beside the tideless sea
    C#m              G#m
The light of God was on its streets
    G               D
The gates were open wide
    G                   C
And all who would might enter in
F   G      G7  C
And no one was denied
E7 Am      E7       Am
No need of moon, of stars by night
   F      Dm       C
Or sun to shine by day
Gdim7      G/D
It was the New Jerusalem
     D              G    D
That would not pass away
G          D7      G  Em
It was the New Jerusalem
     G         D7   G
That would not pass away

Last chorus:
Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Sing for the night is o’er
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna forevermore
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna forevermore

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