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9622. The Beautiful City of God

1 With mansions of fairness, and beauty, and rareness,
And streets with a pavement of gold;
Where no one grows weary, no prospect is dreary,
And no one can ever grow old.

Oh, there is a city, a beautiful city,
Whose builder and maker is God;
A far away city, a wonderful city,
The beautiful city of God.

2 Its rivers of gladness will banish all sadness,
And sorrows shall vanish away;
The moon shall not lighten, the sun shall not brighten,
That city by night or by day. [Refrain]

3 But light will be given, all storm clouds be riven,
From over that city of God;
We’ll view then in wonder, thro’ all that may sunder,
The path that in sorrow we trod. [Refrain]

4 No sorrow or sighing, nor anguish or dying,
Can shadow the bliss of that home;
And pilgrims who rest there, forever are blest there,
Nor yearn in their rapture to roam. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: With mansions of fairness, and beauty, and rareness
Title: The Beautiful City of God
Author: Mary A. McKee
Refrain First Line: Oh, there is a city, a beautiful city
Meter: D
Language: English
Source: Songs of Perfect Love, by John Sweney and R. Kelso Carter (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1886)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Adam Geibel (1886)
Meter: D
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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