O, City of the Angels

O city of the angels

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [O city of the angels]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, city of the angels!
In dreams divinely sweet,
I pass thy open gateways,
And walk thy golden street;
I join the grand sweet anthems
Before the great white throne;
And I am filled with rapture
That earth has never known.

Oh, city of the angels!
Beyond thy jasper gates,
For all earth’s weary pilgrims
What rest and peace awaits!

2 Oh, mansions of my Father!
I enter through thy doors
Of amethyst and jasper,
And tread thy golden floors;
And those who went before me,
And long since ceased to roam,
Cry out in sudden rapture,
Oh, welcome! welcome home! [Refrain]

3 Oh, rest beyond the river!
Thou art not fully won;
I may not share thy rapture
Until my work is done;
When death’s white angel calls me,
And I no longer roam,
Oh, city of the angels,
In thee I’ll find my home! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8599

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O city of the angels
Title: O, City of the Angels
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, city of the angels
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8599
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