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I'm looking beyond to the city of light

I'm looking beyond to the city of light

Author: S. C. Kirk
Tune: [I’m looking beyond to the city of light]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’m looking beyond to the city of light
Whose gates never close, where there never is night;
Where songs never cease and where praise to the King
Is ever and ever the song that they sing!

I’m looking beyond, to the city of light,
Whose gates never close,
Where there never is night;
I’m looking beyond, o’er the white crystal sea;
I’m looking, I’m looking, I’m looking beyond.

2 I’m looking beyond to the land of the blest
Where earth’s weary ones are for ever at rest;
I see the great host of the white-robed throng!
I hear the glad chorus! it echoes along! [Refrain]

3 I’m looking beyond, o’er the white crystal sea,
Where loved ones now stand and are waiting for me;
In melody sweet, I can hear them prolong
The strains of the wonderful, wonderful song! [Refrain]

4 I’m looking beyond, where the race has been run;
Earth’s crosses are lost and a crown has been won.
Already a host of the conquering throng
Are swelling the notes of the victory song! [Refrain]

5 I’m looking beyond to the city where He
A mansion in glory is keeping for me!
I’m looking beyond to the day when my soul
Shall join in the strains that eternally roll. [Refrain]

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #19

Author: S. C. Kirk

Born: Circa 1847, Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: Circa 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kirk’s works include: Musings Along the Way --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm looking beyond to the city of light
Author: S. C. Kirk



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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The Voice of Praise #99

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d49

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Give Thanks and Sing #19

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Songs of Service #136

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