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


Words & Mu­sic: Hal­dor Lil­le­nas, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Haldor Lillenas


When my earthly day is waning
And my mortal robes I fold,
With the dawning of eternity begun,
I shall enter gates of pearl to walk
On streets of shining gold,
In that city where they need no sun.


In that city where they need no sun,
When at last my earthly race is run,
I shall see my Savior’s face,
Revel in His love and grace
In that city where they need no sun.

O’er the fields of endless glory
I shall wander with delight,
For with sadness and with pain I shall be done.
No more sorrow, no more sickness
In that home so pure and bright,
In that city where they need no sun!


With the countless blood-washed millions
I shall sing beyond the skies
Praise to God and to the Lamb for sinners slain.
As the sound of many waters
This triumphant song shall rise
And resound throughout God’s vast domain.