The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.@Revelation 21:23
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Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

William A. Ogden, in The Sunday School Banner, by Theodore E. Perkins (New York: William B. Bradbury, 1865) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William A. Ogden (1841-1897)

There is a land, a sunny land,
Whose skies are ever bright,
Where evening shadows never fall,
The Savior is its light.

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If the cross we meekly bear,
Then the crown we shall wear,
When we dwell among the fair,
In the bright forevermore.

There is a clime, a peaceful clime,
Beyond life’s narrow sea,
Where every storm is hushed to rest,
There let our treasure be.

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There is a home, a glorious home,
A heav’nly mansion fair;
And those we loved so fondly here,
Will bid us welcome there.

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We long to leave these fading scenes,
That glide so quickly by;
And join the shining host above,
Where joy can never die.

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