And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth.@Revelation 21:27

Amy Deck Walton (verse 1) & Mary A. S. Deck (verses 3-4), in the Church Hymnary, 1898. Every year, on New Year’s Sunday, Mary Deck’s husband held a children’s service in his church, St. Stephen’s, Hull, where each child was given a motto-card with a printed text and a hymn specially written for the occasion. This was one of those hymns; Amy wrote her story Christie’s Old Organ to illustrate the hymn’s words.

City Bright James S. Tyler, in Songs of Love and Mercy, by the Children’s Special Service Mission, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

There is a city bright;
Closed are its gates to sin;
Naught that defileth,
Naught that defileth,
Can ever enter in.

Savior, I come to Thee;
O Lamb of God, I pray,
Cleanse me and save me,
Cleanse me and save me,
Wash all my sins away.

Lord, make me, from this hour,
Thy loving child to be,
Kept by Thy power,
Kept by Thy power,
From all that grieveth Thee.

Till in the snow white dress
Of Thy redeemed I stand,
Faultless and stainless,
Faultless and stainless,
Safe in that happy land.