“Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John”


"I want to be ready (x3) To walk in Jerusalem just like John." "John said the city was just foursquare... And he declared we'd meet him there." "When Peter was preaching at Pentecost, He was endowed with the Holy Ghost"


The Biblical references here are a bit confused. The New Jerusalem is said to be descending in Rev. 21:2, and is said to be foursquare in Rev. 21:16 -- but there is no promise to meet John there. The coming of the Spirit at Pentecost is told in Acts 2 -- but the Spirit came FIRST, upon a large group, and only then did Peter preach about it. - RBW


  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, "Walking In Jerusalem Just Like John" (Decca 28608, 1953)
  • Excelsior Quartet, "Walk In Jerusalem Just Like John" (OKeh 4619, 1922)
  • Homer Rodeheaver, "Walk In Jerusalem Just Like John" (Rainbow 1092, 1923)
  • Sunset Four Jubilee Quartette, "Walk In Jerusalem Just Like John" (Paramount 12292, 1925)
  • West Virginia Collegiate Institute Glee Club, "Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John" (Brunswick 3498, 1927; Supertone S-2126 [as Harmony Glee Club], 1930)


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 11, (no title) (1 fragment)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 356, "Walk In Jerusalem, Just Like John" (1 text)
  4. Roud #12109
  5. BI, FSWB356A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (recording, Excelsior Quartet)
Found in: US