Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in On Joy­ful Wing, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886), num­ber 59.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Through the gates of pearl and jas­per
To the city paved with gold,
When the ran­somed host shall en­ter,
And their gra­cious Lord be­hold.
When they meet in bliss­ful tri­umph
By the tree of life so fair
Shall we join the nob­le ar­my,
And re­ceive a wel­come there?


By the grace of God we’ll meet
In the ci­ty’s gold­en street
Shouting, glo­ry! hal­le­lu­jah!
At the dear Re­deem­er’s feet.

When the har­vest work is end­ed,
And the sum­mer days are past,
When the reap­ers go re­joic­ing
To their bright re­ward at last;
When the white robed an­gel leads them
To the gates of joy so fair,
Shall we join their hap­py num­ber?
Will they bid us wel­come there?


Let us fol­low on with firm­ness,
Keeping ev­er in the way
Where our bless­èd Lord has taught us,
To be faith­ful, watch and pray;
Then, in gar­ments pure and spot­less,
By the tree of life so fair,
We shall sing through end­less ag­es
With the count­less mill­ions there.