Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.@Hebrews 13:14
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Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

Horatius Bonar, The Bible Hymn-Book 1845.

Vesper (Flotow), arranged from Friedrich von Flotow, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883)

This is not my place of resting;
Mine’s a city yet to come;
Onwards to it I am hasting—
On to my eternal home.

In it all is light and glory,
O’er it shines a nightless day;
Every trace of sin’s sad story—
All the curse has passed away.

There the Lamb, our shepherd, leads us
By the streams of life along;
On the freshest pastures feeds us,
Turns our sighing into song.

Soon we pass this desert dreary,
Soon we bid farewell to pain;
Never more be sad or weary,
Never, never sin again.