Scripture Verse

A city that has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:10


Stephen C. Foster

Words: John W. Holt, in Hymns of Cal­va­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Dale (Ma­con, Georg­ia: J. W. Burke, 1903).

Music: From Swa­nee Ri­ver, by Ste­phen C. Fos­ter, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).


There is a home of wondrous beauty,
Lovely and bright;
Built by our blessèd, loving Savior,
Hid from our mortal sight.


Oh, my heart is fondly yearning,
Yonder courts to roam
Gladly each moment draws me nearer
To my eternal home.

This home is one of bliss immortal;
Happy we’ll be,
When walking thro’ the streets of glory,
From every care set free.


There in that land of song and beauty,
All Heaven rings
With praises to our blest Redeemer,
Savior, and King of kings.


Jesus is daily calling loved ones
Home one by one;
We, too, shall cross the mystic river,
When all our work is done.