The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:23
Words: Daniel P. Airhart, in Song-Land Messenger Complete, edited by Horace Lincoln (Dallas, Texas: H. N. Lincoln, 1890, 1891 & 1892), number 16.
If you know where to get a good photo of Airhart (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Beautiful city, built so far above,
Beautiful city, none on earth so fair;
Beautiful city, home of peace and love,
Beautiful city, saints of earth shall share.
Beautiful city, wonderful city,
Glorious city, city of our king.
Wonderful city, decked with jewels rare,
Wonderful city, brighter far than day,
Wonderful city, crowns await us there,
Wonderful city, where we’ll dwell for aye.
Glorious city, streets all paved with gold,
Glorious city, mansions of the blest,
Glorious city, half has not been told,
Glorious city, saints’ eternal rest.