Scripture Verse

The holy city, new Jerusalem. Revelation 21:2


Words: Mil­dred Merle, 1889. Ap­par­ent­ly first pub­lished in the Mu­sical Mil­lion (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia?).

Music: Charles E. Pol­lock (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


It lies beyond earth’s vision,
Beyond the starry sky,
Beyond the radiant sunset
We’ll reach it by and by.


Our home, sweet home,
Our home, sweet home,
Beyond the starry sky;
Our home, sweet home,
Our happy home,
We’ll reach it by and by.

’Tis in a golden city
Fair city of the blest,
Within its walls of jasper
Earth’s weary toilers rest.


The tree of life is growing
In rich luxuriance there;
The stream of life is flowing,
So crystalline and fair.


Bright crowns of life are waiting
In mansions far above,
There golden harps are tuning
The sweetest songs of love.


There will be every treasure
Our hearts on earth may share;
Then with what blissful pleasure
Shall we enjoy them there.