Scripture Verse

The street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. Revelation 21:21


Words: W. J. Har­vey, in Gos­pel Pearls (Wash­ing­ton, DC: Sun­day School Pub­lish­ing Board, Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion, USA, 1921), num­ber 141. De­di­cat­ed to the Me­tro­po­li­tan Ba­ptist Church, Mem­phis [, Ten­nes­see].

Music: Eq­ua­to­ria W. J. Har­vey, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Palestine in Har­mon­ia Sac­ra, by Jo­seph Funk, fourth edi­tion (Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia: 1847) (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know Har­vey’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


There’s a bright home on high,
We shall see by and by,
Where no dark­ness nor sha­dow will be;
For God’s glo­ry will shine
With a bright­ness di­vine;
That bright home is for you and for me.


What a won­der­ful place,
We shall see by His grace,
With its man­sions and streets paved with gold;
In that bright home above
We shall rest in His love,
While the years of eter­ni­ty roll.

There the streets, we are told,
All are glit­ter­ing gold,
White robed an­gels are sing­ing God’s praise;
And the saints catch the strain,
Make it echo again,
Mighty cho­rus of tri­umph they raise.


Oh, how sweet it will be,
When those bright lights we see,
Greeting dear ones who’ve gone on be­fore;
We will fall at His feet
And His prais­es re­peat,
Blessèd Sav­ior we’ll love and adore.