Scripture Verse

The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold. Revelation 21:18


Words: Jo­se­phine Pol­lard, in The Ama­ranth, by At­ti­cus Greene Hay­good & Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Sou­thern Me­tho­dist Pub­lish­ing House, 1871). Note: There is an­oth­er song by the same ti­tle, wri­tten in 1936 by Vir­gil P. & Blanche Kerr Brock.

Music: Will­iam O. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Per­kins (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Josephine Pollard (1834–1892)


Beyond the sun­set’s ra­di­ant glow
There is a bright­er world, I know,
Where gold­en glo­ries ev­er shine,
Beyond the thought of day’s de­cline.


Beyond the sun­set’s ra­di­ant glow,
There is a bright­er world, I know;
Beyond the sun­set I may spend
Delightful days that ne­ver end.

Beyond the sun­set’s pur­ple rim,
Beyond the twi­light, deep and dim,
Where clouds and dark­ness ne­ver come,
My soul shall find its heav’n­ly home.


Beyond the de­sert, dark and drear,
The gold­en ci­ty will ap­pear;
And morn­ing’s love­ly beams arise
Upon my man­sion in the skies.