10. Oh! What a Beautiful City

Refrain:
Oh! what a beautiful city,
Oh! what a beautiful city,
Oh! what a beautiful city,
Twelve gates-a to the city, Hallelujah!

1 There’s three gates in-a the East,
three gates in-a the West;
Three gates in-a the North,
and three gates in-a the South,
making it twelve gates-a to the city, a-Hallelujah. [Refrain]

2 O, my Lord built-a that day,
that was just a-fore square;
wanted all-a you sinners
to meet Him in-a the air,
’Cause He built twelve gates-a to the city, a-Hallelujah. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There's three gates in-a the East
Title: Oh! What a Beautiful City
Refrain First Line: Oh! What a beautiful city
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: [There's three gates in-a the East]
Arranger: Irma Tillery (b. 1925)
Key: G Major
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: Used by Permission.



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