Scripture Verse

The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:23

Introduction

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Ephraim T. Hildebrand
1866–1931

Words & Mu­sic: Eph­ra­im T. Hil­de­brand, On­ward and Up­ward No. 2 (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic, 1900) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

I am thinking tonight of a far away home,
Where the angels are happy in song,
And the streets of pure gold, which I long to behold,
Are trod by the bright angel throng.

Refrain

Beautiful home, land of the blest,
Whose glories forever are bright;
My soul goes up to the great white throne,
Where Jesus is ever the light.

I am thinking tonight of that heavenly land,
And those who are crowned with the blest;
’Tis the host of the Lord, who received the reward
Which is promised to all who seek rest.

Refrain

I am thinking tonight of those who have gone
To view that great city above;
Oh, may we at length, through Jesus the Son,
Pass into that haven of love.

Refrain