57 A SONG OF THE HEAVENLY CITY
|Refrain:|| By the river stood the tree of life,*|
with healing for all the nations.
I saw no temple in the city,*|
for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty
and the Lamb.
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.
By its light the nations shall walk,*|
and the rulers of the earth
shall bring their glory.
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.
I saw the river of the water of life,|
bright as crystal,*
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
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.
The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be there,|
and his servants shall worship him;*
and they shall see Gods 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|