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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Elvenah C. R. Wells
1826–1869

Words: El­ve­nah C. R. Wells, in The Re­vi­val­ist (New York: Jo­seph Hill­man, 1868), num­ber 168.

Music: Ar­ranged from John W. A. Clu­ett (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

In that beautiful home over there,
By the side of the River of Life,
Where the amaranth blooms ever fair,
Is no sorrow, nor sighing, or strife.

Refrain

Where the amaranth blooms ever fair,
Ever fair,
Is no sorrow, nor sighing, nor strife.
’Tis a beautiful place over there,
Over there,
Over there, over there.

The now glorified saints over there,
They once suffered and toiled here below;
Now exalted, Christ’s triumph they share,
Sin, nor anguish, nor death ever know.

Refrain

They have gone to their home over there,
Where the city is glorious and bright,
And the crowns of the victor they wear,
And our God and the Lamb are the light.

Refrain