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The Golden City

I’ve a home fair and bright in yonder city

Author: Herbert H. Booth
Tune: [I've a home fair and bright in yonder City]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I've a home fair and bright in yonder City,
To its gates I am marching along;
When my fighting for Jesus here is over,
I shall then take my place with the throng
That face to face beholds the Saviour,
In whose praise is raised its song.

Up in the golden City
There's a mansion to me will be giv'n;
I have riches I know
That the world can't bestow,
I'm an heir of the wealth of heav'n.

2 It is true on the way to yonder City,
I've to cross o'er a cold rolling flood;
But I trust Him to guide me by whose pity
I've been led to the sin-cleansing blood;
As He has said He'll never leave me,
I will trust my Friend, my God. [Chorus]

3 Do you know there's no place in yonder City
For a soul that is burdened with guilt?
Do you know that no sin can ever enter?
Hasten then to the blood that was spilt
To cleanse from sin, and with me journey
To the City God has built. [Chorus]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #692

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I’ve a home fair and bright in yonder city
Title: The Golden City
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Up in the golden City
Copyright: Public Domain



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