On no day will [the city’s] gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. Revelation 21:25
Words & Music: Garfield T. Haywood (1880–1931) (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know when this song was written,
We now walk thru the valley and shadow,
Thru a world full of labor and strife;
But some day we shall walk with our Savior
Robed in everlasting life.
We will walk thru the streets of the city,
Where our loved ones have gone on before;
We will go thru the gates of the city,
Enter to go out no more.
There’ll be no more pain, sin, sickness nor sorrow
In that city where nights never come;
Where the angel of death never enters
In our blest eternal home.
From the North, East and West they shall enter;
From the South, too, a host shall arise;
Then will children of Abraham gather
To hold a reunion in the skies.
Then we’ll wade thru God’s eternal glory,
Thru the fields of His unending love;
Viewing scenes ever rising before us
Eternity alone can prove,
Let us then be kind, true and faithful,
To our Savior, Redeemer and king;
Doing all He gives us to do gladly,
And His praises ever sing.