Scripture Verse

The street of the city was pure gold.@Revelation 21:21

Introduction

Words: Ge­nev­ra K. Hick­man, in His Voice of Love (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1924), num­ber 7.

Music: Charles W. Vaugh­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Beyond these dear hills
We shall soon pass away,
A bright, heav’nly country to view;
Where Jesus awaits
At the pearly white gates,
I’d like to live there with you.

Refrain

I’d like to live there,
I mean to live there,
With Jesus our Savior so true;
There safe in the fold
Where the streets are all gold,
I’d like to live there with you.

The years are so many
To spend in that home,
And happiness there, ever new,
O won’t you prepare
That bright home now to share?
I’d like to live there with you.

Refrain

O come to the Savior,
And worship Him now,
For soon you must bid friends adieu;
Lest Jesus pass by
And will hear not your cry,
I’d like to live there with you.

Refrain

We’ve passed many milestones
Together down here;
Up there, why not pass them anew?
And sing songs of love
In that city above,
I’d like to live there with you.

Refrain