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At home in the city eternal

Awhile I must labor of Jesus below

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [Awhile I must labor for Jesus below]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Awhile I must labor for Jesus below,
And then at His bidding from earth I shall go,
The joy of His presence forever to know,
At home in the city eternal.

In the beautiful city, where streets are of gold,
To share with redeemed ones a rapture untold;
The face of my Savior I soon shall behold,
At home in the city eternal.

2 Tho’ darkly above me the storm-clouds may roll,
And trials and changes oft threaten my soul,
I’m looking in faith to the glorious goal,
At home in the city eternal. [Refrain]

3 At last, when my journey in this world is o’er,
When conflict with sin need be waged nevermore,
With victors I’ll stand on the heavenly shore,
At home in the city eternal. [Refrain]

4 Where sweetest of music thro’ ages shall ring,
Rejoicing in mercy divine I shall sing
A glad song of praise to my Savior and King,
At home in the city eternal. [Refrain]

Source: Best Hymns No. 4 #173

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awhile I must labor of Jesus below
Title: At home in the city eternal
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: In the beautiful city


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Best Hymns No. 4 #173

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