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

Arranged from Gurdon Robbins, 1843. Click here for the original version.

Daniel B. Towner, 1897 (๐Ÿ”Š pdf nwc)

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

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

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Oh, land of love, of joy and light,
Thy glories gild earthโ€™s darkest night;
Thy tranquil shore, we, too, shall see,
When day shall break and shadows flee.

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.

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

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

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