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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!

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Instances

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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