Scripture Verse

The foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones…and the street of the city was pure gold. Revelation 21:19,21


George C. Hugg

Words: I. M. Scud­der, in Fount of Bless­ing, by Ro­bert G. Sta­ples (Chi­ca­go, Il­linois: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1880), num­ber 136.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Scud­der’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


There’s a land that is fair and golden,
Half its beauties will never be told;
In its grandeur and glory folden,
I so long this fair land to behold.


In that land, so fair and golden
There the story sweet and olden,
Is the theme of angel bands,
In that glory, golden land;
Sing, my soul, sing Amen.

In that land is a golden city,
With its walls built of costliest stone;
Naught on earth can compare in beauty,
With that fair, golden heavenly home.


If to Jesus we’re faithful ever,
We shall see all those glories untold;
And shall gaze on their God-like splendor,
Which our earth-sight can never behold.