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I'm seeking that beautiful city

I'm seeking that beautiful city

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [I'm seeking that beautiful city]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I’m seeking that beautiful city,
So oft in the bible foretold,
Where sorrow and death cannot enter
The beautiful city of gold.
I’m seeking that city, that city of gold,
So oft in the bible foretold,
Where sorrow and death cannot enter
That beautiful city of gold.

2 I’m seeking that beautiful city,
Where saints in their blessedness dwell;
Where never a teardrop has fallen,
And never a word of farewell.
I’m seeking that city, that city of gold,
So oft in the bible foretold,
Where never a teardrop has fallen,
And never a word of farewell.

3 I’m seeking that beautiful city,
So free from all danger and strife,
The city with lasting foundation,
That stands by the river of life.
I’m seeking that city, that city of gold,
So oft in the bible foretold,
The city with lasting foundation,
That stands by the river of life.

4 I’m seeking that beautiful city,
Where children angelic abide;
The peaceful and blest habitation,
The city that’s over the tide.
I’m seeking that city, that city of gold,
So oft in the bible foretold,
The peaceful and blest habitation,
The city that’s over the tide.

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #80

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm seeking that beautiful city
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Copyright: Public Domain

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