Beyond our sight a city four square lieth

Beyond our sight a city four square lieth

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [Beyond our sight a city four square lieth]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beyond our sight a city four-square lieth,
Above the clouds, the fogs and mists of earth;
And none but souls that Jesus purifieth
Can see its walls, or hear its holy mirth.

Refrain:
Beyond our sight, beyond our night,
Beyond this world’s sad story;
That city bright, it stands in light,
The home of all the holy.

2 Secure and strong, this heav’nly city builded
By Christ the Lamb for all the blood-wash’d throng,
Gleams fair and bright, with golden glory gilded,
For ever thrilling with triumphant song. [Refrain]

3 There, on the throne, the Lamb, once slain is seated,
The Shepherd’s joy upon His holy face;
While countless hosts, their warfare all completed,
In circling bands, lift ceaseless songs of praise. [Refrain]

4 O sor’wing souls, beneath earth’s burdens bending,
Lift up your eyes to yonder city fair;
And thro’ your tears let praise be still ascending
For rest, and home, and loved ones waiting there. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #32

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

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First Line: Beyond our sight a city four square lieth
Author: D. W. Whittle

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Northfield Hymnal #32

The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d13

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Young People's Songs of Praise #122

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