The city of gold

I have read of a city of gold, which the Savior has

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [I have read of a city of gold]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have read of a city of gold,
Which the Saviour has gone to prepare;
But its glories can never be told,
Till we meet ‘neath its portals so fair.

When I lay my sheaves at His feet,
And I walk up the gold-paved street;
Shall I meet you there?
In the glories to share,
Of that beautiful city of gold.

2 I have read that its gates are of pearl,
If I’m faithful they’ll swing wide for me;
I shall meet those who’ve gone on before,
And my Saviour with joy I shall see. [Refrain]

3 There’s a mansion for you and for me,
And a robe that with joy we shall wear;
We’ll be safe in that city of gold,
From the world with its burden of care. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Triumph 1, 2 and 3 Combined: Tryout Edition #47

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have read of a city of gold, which the Savior has
Title: The city of gold
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: When I lay my sheaves at His feet
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Faith and Triumph 1, 2 and 3 Combined #47

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