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Beautiful Zion

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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. Horace was the son of James Lin­coln and Em­a­line King, and hus­band of Et­ta Lee Thur­mand (mar­ried 1887). He 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. In 1880, he taught his first sing­ing class in his old neigh­bor­hood school house. Lat­er that year, he at­tend­ed his first nor­mal mu­sic school, taught at Moun­tain Home (now Hol­land), Tex­as. Lincoln had oth­er mu­sic­al train­ing under L. B. Shook (a for­mer stu­dent of Phil­ip Bliss) and John Mc­Pher­son of Il­li­nois. In 1898, he grad­u­at­ed from the Chi­ca­go Na­tion­a… 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 - 5 of 5)

Crowning Theme; Nos. 1 and 2 combined #d10

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Notes of Praise #80

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Song-Land Messenger Complete #156

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Song-Land Messenger Complete #156

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The Gospel Awakening #148

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