Scripture Verse

The street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. Revelation 21:21

Introduction

Words: W. J. Har­vey, in Gos­pel Pearls (Wash­ing­ton, DC: Sun­day School Pub­lish­ing Board, Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion, USA, 1921), num­ber 141. Ded­i­cat­ed to the Me­tro­pol­i­tan Ba­ptist Church, Mem­phis [, Ten­nes­see].

Music: Eq­ua­to­ria W. J. Har­vey, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Palestine, in Har­mon­ia Sacra, by Jo­seph Funk, fourth ed­i­tion (Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia: 1847) (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know Har­vey’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

There’s a bright home on high,
We shall see by and by,
Where no darkness nor shadow will be;
For God’s glory will shine
With a brightness divine;
That bright home is for you and for me.

Refrain

What a wonderful place,
We shall see by His grace,
With its mansions and streets paved with gold;
In that bright home above
We shall rest in His love,
While the years of eternity roll.

There the streets, we are told,
All are glittering gold,
White robed angels are singing God’s praise;
And the saints catch the strain,
Make it echo again,
Mighty chorus of triumph they raise.

Refrain

Oh, how sweet it will be,
When those bright lights we see,
Greeting dear ones who’ve gone on before;
We will fall at His feet
And His praises repeat,
Blessèd Savior we’ll love and adore.

Refrain