Scripture Verse

On no day will [the city’s] gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. Revelation 21:25

Introduction

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John R. Clements
1868–1946

Words: John R. Cle­ments, in Sac­red Songs No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1899), num­ber 49.

Music: Hart P. Danks (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hart P. Danks
1834–1903

Lyrics

In the land of fadeless day,
Lies the city foursquare,
It shall never pass away,
And there is no night there.

Refrain

God shall wipe away all tears
There’s no death, no pain, nor fears;
And they count not time by years,
For there is no night there.

All the gates of pearl are made,
In the city foursquare,
All the streets with gold are laid,
And there is no night there.

Refrain

All the gates shall never close,
To the city foursquare,
There life’s crystal river flows,
And there is no night there.

Refrain

There they need no sunshine bright,
In that city foursquare,
For the Lamb is all the light,
And there is no night there.

Refrain