Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Da­ni­el P. Air­hart, in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger Com­plete, ed­it­ed by Hor­ace Lin­coln (Dal­las, Tex­as: H. N. Lin­coln, 1890, 1891 & 1892), num­ber 16.

Music: Great Salt Lake Dan­i­el P. Air­hart, ar­ranged by Hor­ace N. Lin­coln (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Air­hart (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Horace N. Lincoln
(1859–1948)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

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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.

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