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The Palaces of Glory

From the city built up yonder

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [From the city built up yonder]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From the city built up yonder,
Where no twilight shadow falls
On its sparkling crystal river
Or its gleaming jasper walls,
Angel’s voices sweetly echo
‘Round me while below I roam,
To the palaces of glory
They are calling me to come.

Calling, sweetly calling,
To the palaces of glory
Angel voices call me home,
I will meet the waiting loved ones
In that city built on high.

2 Some sweet day my soul shall answer
Gladly to the angel’s call,
And with griefs and trials over
I shall go beyond them all.
Breaking each detaining fetters
Then y spirit shall be free,
In the palaces of glory
Dwelling through eternity. [Refrain]

3 Some fair morning to my vision
Will a wondrous light unfold,
And instead of time’s dim pathways
I shall tread the streets of gold.
Then, although my feet grew weary,
I shall know the way I trod
Led to palaces of glory
In the city of our God. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #38

Author: Jennie Wilson

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

Text Information

First Line: From the city built up yonder
Title: The Palaces of Glory
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: Calling, sweetly calling
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Songs of Sovereign Grace #38

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