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

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

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).

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Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain