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Beautiful Zion

Beautiful city built above

Author: Horace N. Lincoln
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Beautiful city built above,
Beautiful kingdom full of love;
Beautiful home where all may spend
Beautiful days that ne'er shall end;
Beautiful throne with jewels bright,
Beautiful angels clothed in white;
Beautiful mansions all may share,
Beautiful beings shall dwell there.

2. Beautiful city of the blest,
Beautiful walls with jasper drest;
Beautiful gates of worth untold,
Beautiful streets of purest gold;
Beautiful throng by faith I see,
Beautiful robes for you and me;
Beautiful crowns that all may wear,
Beautiful palms that all may bear.

3. Beautiful songs of Christ the King,
Beautiful strains from glad harps ring;
Beautiful light in that fair dome,
Beautiful scenes in that sweet home;
Beautiful river gliding by,
Beautiful hills of glory nigh;
Beautiful all with rapture rife,
Beautiful home of light and life.

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #148

Author: Horace N. Lincoln

Horace Neely Lincoln, 1859-1948 Born: May 14, 1859, Mex­i­co, Mis­sou­ri. Died: Ju­ly 21, 1948, Dal­las, Tex­as. Buried: Gar­den of Mem­o­ries, Dal­las, Tex­as. Son of James and Em­a­line Lin­coln, Hor­ace moved with his fam­i­ly to Tex­as when he was se­ven years old. At age 10, he be­gan at­tend­ing a sing­ing school con­duct­ed by James M. Jol­ley of Miss­iss­ip­pi. He lat­er att­end­ed other mu­sic­al train­ing un­der L. B. Shook and John Mc­Pher­son; in 1898, he grad­u­at­ed from the Chi­ca­go Na­tion­al Coll­ege of Mu­sic, and in 1906 took a post-gra­du­ate course un­der Ho­ra­tio Palm­er. He went on to be­come pre­si­dent of the Song­land Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, and the W… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful city built above
Title: Beautiful Zion
Author: Horace N. Lincoln
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful Zion, Beautiful Zion
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Crowning Theme; Nos. 1 and 2 combined #d10

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Notes of Praise #80

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The Gospel Awakening #148

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