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

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

Charles J. Butler (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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