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

Words: Hen­ry B. Bren­ne­man, in Hymns and Tunes (Elk­hart, In­di­a­na: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing, 1890), page 80.

Music: Home of the Blest Hen­ry B. Bren­ne­man, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

There’s a beautiful, beautiful land,
’Tis the home of the blest;
Where with Jesus, a glorified band,
They forever shall rest.

Refrain

Oh, that beautiful, beautiful land
Is for you and for me!
There to be with the glorified band,
Oh, how sweet it will be!

In that land is the city of light,
Bright and fair, we are told:
All its mansions are dazzling and white,
And its streets are of gold.

Refrain

There’s no need of the sun in that land,
For the Lamb is its light;
And He sits at His Father’s right hand,
Crowned with glory and might.

Refrain

Oh, how glorious and sweet it must be,
In that peaceful abode !
Where from sin and from misery free,
We shall dwell with our God !

Refrain

There we hope many loved ones to meet,
And in tender embrace
We in triumph each other shall greet,
In that beautiful place.

Refrain

When we get to that home of the blest,
From all pain to be free,
And with Jesus forever to rest,
Oh, how sweet it will be.

Refrain