Scripture Verse

The city was pure gold, transparent like clear crystal. Revelation 21:18

Introduction

Words: L. Mc­Han, in Her­alds of Grace, ed­it­ed by Ad­di­son B. Bow­ser (Dan­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia: A. B. Bow­ser, 1898), num­ber 131.

Music: S. J. Per­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mc­Han or Per­ry’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

There’s a pathway made straight,
Leading up to the gate
Of the wonderful city of gold;
Tho’ dark ages have rolled,
Yet it leads as of old,
To the wonderful city of gold.

Refrain

Cheer, brother, cheer!
Drive away doubt and fears,
We are trav’ling the pathway of old;
Oh! ’tis brighter today,
As we press on the way,
To the wonderful city of gold.

Countless millions have gone
O’er this pathway along,
To the wonderful city of gold;
Nevermore they shall roam,
For they’re now safe at home,
In the wonderful city of gold.

Refrain

Many loved ones of ours,
Rest ’neath Eden’s holy bowers,
In the wonderful city of gold;
Now they join with the throng,
As they sing redemption’s song,
In the wonderful city of gold.

Refrain

Every step I’ll renew,
As I onward pursue,
To the wonderful city of gold;
At the gate I’ll exclaim,
Saved by grace thro’ Jesus’ name,
As I enter the city of gold.

Refrain