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: Gur­don Ro­bins, in the Psalm­ist (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1843), num­ber 171. Click here for an­oth­er ver­sion.

Music: Kan­sas Ci­ty Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

There is a land mine eye hath seen,
In visions of enraptured thought,
So bright that all which spreads between
Is with its radiant glory fraught:

A land upon whose blissful shore
There rests no shadow, falls no stain;
There those who meet shall part no more,
And those long parted meet again.

Its skies are not like earthly skies,
With varying hues of shade and light;
It hath no need of sun to rise,
To dissipate the gloom of night.

There sweeps no desolating wind
Across that calm, serene abode;
The wanderer there a home may find,
Within the paradise of God.