The Holy City. Jerusalem. De heilige stad. Composed by; Stephen Adams. 1844-1913. Marino van Wakeren. Tenor. Stephen Adams,pseudonym of, Micheal Maybrick, is the composer of The Holy City,one of the most popular sacred songs in English.This song is first published in 1892. With his lyricist, Frederick E.Weatherly, were they the, Lennon & McCartney of 1880s Britain.