Scripture Verse

The wall…was of jasper, and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. Revelation 21:18

Introduction

Words: Llew­el­lyn J. Cop­page, in Chim­ing Voic­es, ed­it­ed by James H. Ro­se­crans & J. T. Toof (New York: Asa Hull, 1893), page 148.

Music: John H. Rheem (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

There’s a city of jasper,
Of pearl and of gold,
Where sighing and sadness
Shall nevermore be;
Where glorious visions
Of rapture unfold,
And that is the city
I’m hoping to see.

Refrain

Oh, that beautiful, beautiful city…
The home that’s prepared for the blest;
Where those who are faithful
In serving the Master,
Shall thro’ all eternity rest.

There’s a faraway haven
Of joy and of peace;
Secure from the dangers
Of breaker and beach;
Where the rage of life’s dark,
Angry waters shall cease;
And that is the haven
I’m striving to reach.

Refrain

There are loved ones and friends
Who have passed on before,
Their labors are ended,
Their journey complete;
And their rest shall be sweet
On that verdure clad shore,
And they are the friends
I am hoping to meet.

Refrain

There’s a crown of rejoicing
So glorious and bright,
For each who the Master’s
Cross meekly shall bear,
And its rare gems of beauty
Our eyes shall delight;
Oh! that is the crown
I am longing to wear.

Refrain