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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,
Me thought the voice of angels
From heaven in answer rang
Me thought 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 me thought 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.

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 it's 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.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Sing for the night is o'er!
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna for evermore!



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    UnregisteredJun 30, 2014 at 8:16 pm
    The first stanza depicts Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday, when all the children were singing hosanna to their supposed king, Jesus of Nazareth. The second stanza depicts the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary. The third stanza depicts the fruits of His sacrifice, a new Jerusalem where any who accept His Kingship are welcomed for eternity.
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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    It was a dream that one of the great men in mormon history had of the new jerusalem. It was a perfect place that was welcoming to any and all. The kingdom of god that we are all waiting on to be established back to the earth. They lds church to be cleansed and purfied and back to what it was when the prophet joseph smith set it up in the beginning with plural marroage back on the earth.

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