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The Holy City
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My recording of the old classic "The Holy City"
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#1,239 today Peak #28
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Stephen Adams/Frederick E. Weat
Uploaded
December 11, 2011
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MP3 4.6 MB, 128 kbps, 4:59
Story behind the song
This was one of my grandmother's favorite songs. I recorded this along with some other songs she liked to put on a CD for her. I played/sang all the parts. Recorded in Cakewalk Pro Audio using soft-synths played via a Kurzweil PC-88. I also used a Vocalist-II harmony processor to thicken the vocals.
Lyrics
Last night I lay a-sleeping There came a dream so fair, I stood in old Jerusalem Beside the temple there. I heard the children singing, And ever as they sang Methought the voice of angels From heaven in answer rang, Methought the voice of angels From heaven in answer rang. Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Lift up your gates and sing, Hosanna in the highest! 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. Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Hark! How the angels sing, Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna to your King! And once again the scene was changed, New earth there seemed to be. I saw the Holy City Beside the tideless sea. The light of God was on its streets, The gates were open wide, And all who would might enter, And no one was denied. No need of moon or stars by night, Or sun to shine by day; It was the new Jerusalem That would not pass away, It was the new Jerusalem That would not pass away. Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Sing for the night is o'er! Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna forevermore!
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