Scripture Verse

The city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. Revelation 21:18


Words: Lo­ren­zo D. San­tee, 1906.

Music: Har­ey L. Brooks (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Santee or Brooks (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


There’s a beautiful city that lies far away
From the earth with its burden of tears,
Where the night never enters, but shadowless day
Shines on through eternity’s years.


O beautiful city, city of gold;
O beautiful city, treasures untold;
O beautiful city, city of gold;
When shall I rest in that beautiful city of gold?

From the shadows are lifted our sorrowful eyes
To the hills where the angels have trod,
And our hearts ever yearn for our home in the skies,
Our home in the garden of God.


And there all of our sorrows shall fade as a dream
As we enter the country of rest,
While before us in heavenly beauty shall gleam,
The mansions prepared for the blest.