Scripture Verse

…whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:10

Introduction

portrait
J. Lincoln Hall
1866–1930

Words: Hein­rich Bat­schure, 1896.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bat­schure (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Beautiful city, blessèd and fair,
Beautiful country, treasures most rare;
Beautiful land, who thy glories can tell?
With the redeemed ones we there shall dwell.

Refrain

Beautiful city, beautiful city,
Fashioned by Jesus, the builder divine;
Beautiful city, beautiful city,
O when shall thy pleasures be mine?

Beautiful city, lovely thy light,
Beautiful city—never ’tis night;
Beautiful mansion prepared there for me,
O how I long thy rich beauties to see.

Refrain

Beautiful home, when shall we be there?
Beautiful land, thy happiness share?
Beautiful city, we long for thy rest,
There with the Savior be happy and blest.

Refrain