Scripture Verse

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


Words: George T. Gould, in Pure De­light, ed­it­ed by George F. Root & Charles C. Case (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1883), num­ber 102.

Music: Adapt­ed from Ste­phen C. Fos­ter (Swa­nee Ri­ver, 1851), by Frank L. Bris­tow (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


O’er Jordan’s dark and stormy river
Lies Heav’n’s fair shore;
There joy shall fill the soul forever,
Sorrow shall come no more.
There, streets of gold and walls of jasper,
Within the gates;
There, homes prepared by our dear Master,
Each ransomed soul awaits.


Safe at home, at home with Jesus,
Never more to roam;
Oh, how the cares of earth grow lighter,
Thinking of sweet rest at home.

Dear loved ones who have gone before us,
Wait for us there!
To loving arms will God restore us,
And in their bliss we’ll share.
Then, full of faith, we’ll lay our sorrow
At Jesus’ feet;
And in the bright and heav’nly morrow,
Loved ones—the saved ones meet.