Scripture Verse

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


Words: Liz­zie H. Un­der­wood, in The Won­der­ful Sto­ry in Song, by Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: F. L. Rowe, 1917), num­ber 112.

Music: Sai­pan James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Un­der­wood (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)


We do not know, and can not tell
What path our feet may take;
We on­ly know that all is well
When borne for Je­sus’ sake.


We’ve no abid­ing ci­ty here;
We seek for one to come;
We strive to prove our ti­tle clear
To man­sions fair, at home.

We lay our life, our lit­tle all,
In His dear guid­ing hand,
And hast­en to ob­ey the call
We strive to un­der­stand.


A home, a harp, a robe and crown,
To faith­ful fol­low­ers giv’n;
The tri­als, cross­es, all laid down,
Then rest, sweet rest, in Heav’n.