Scripture Verse

Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Hebrews 13:14


Words: Charles J. But­ler, in Songs from Be­tha­ny (Cam­den, New Jer­sey, 1894).

Music: Charles J. But­ler (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Charles J. Butler


O’er death’s sea, in yon blest city,
There’s a home for everyone;
Purchased with a price most costly,
’Twas the blood of God’s dear Son.


In that city—bright city,
Soon with loved ones I shall be;
And with Je­sus live for­ev­er,
In that city beyond death’s sea.

Here we’ve no abiding city,
Mansions here will soon decay;
But that city God’s built firmly,
It can ne­ver pass away.


I have loved ones in that city,
Those who left me years ago;
They with joy are waiting for me,
Where no farewell tears e’er flow.


T’ward that pure and holy city
Oft my longing eyes I cast;
Jesus whispers sweetly to me,
Heav’n is yours when earth is past.


Jesus has prepared a mansion,
Just beyond death’s chilling tide;
There we’ll go and live for­ev­er,
With the pure and sanctified.