1 No sorrow, no mourning, no crying,
no hatred, no hurt and no lying:
but freedom and love and salvation,
and peace for each tribe and each nation:
Raise up your kingdom, O Lord,
bring joy to the end of our story;
then Jesus, true to your word
come, reign in your power and your glory;
then Jesus, true to your word
come, reign in your power and your glory!
Alleluia, alleluia, amen!

2 How bright is the light of God's city,
how true is his mercy and pity!
The darkness will conquer it never,
for God is our glory for ever.
Chorus

3 Such rivers in heaven are flowing,
such trees by the waters are growing!
The leaves of the trees are for healing,
God's love for the nations revealing.
Chorus

4 What wonder and beauty descending,
what songs and what laughter are blending!
God's people, whose sins are forgiven
the Bride of the Lamb come from heaven
Chorus

5 All just is our God, and all-knowing
all-wise to our reaping and sowing:
the judge of our love or defying,
the giver of living or dying!
Chorus

6 So deep is our thirst and our yearning,
so great is the hope in us burning:
we sing to our heavenly Father,
'Send Jesus. Lord, come maranatha!'
Chorus

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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