The glorious city

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1. In the realms of light and glory
There's a city pure and bright;
City blest of Bible story
Far too pure for mortal sight.

Oh, the sweet and blessed story!
City filled with light and love;
Soon 'tis coming down from glory
Coming down from God above.

2. 'Tis a city for immortals,
Clear as crystal, dazzling white;
In its walls twelve pearly portals
Lead to joy and pure delight. [Chorus]

3. Now my soul is filled with gladness
As I read of streets of gold;
There will come no tinge of sadness
When within that sacred fold. [Chorus]

4. Sun and moon are needed never
In that city fair to shine;
For its streets are lighted ever
By the Lord and Lamb divine. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #90

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the realms of light
Title: The glorious city
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: O, the sweet and blessed
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