The City of Our God

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1 O city of the jasper wall,
And of the pearly gate,
For thee amid the storms of life,
Our weary spirits wait,
O may we walk the streets of gold,
No mortal feet have trod;
O may we worship at the shrine,
The temple of our God.

O land of bliss!
O land of light!
O city of the jasper wall!
O land forever bright!

2 O city where they need no light
Of sun, or moon, or star,
Could we with eye of faith but see
How bright thy mansions are,
How soon our doubts would flee away,
How strong our trust would grow,
Until our hearts should trust no more
The treasure here below. [Refrain]

3 O city where the shining gates
Shut out all grief and sin,
Well may we yearn amid earth’s strife,
Thy holy peace to win,—
Yet will we meekly bear the cross,
Nor seek to lay it down,
Until our Father calls us home,
And gives the promised crown. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #92

Author: George W. Bethune

Bethune, George Washington, D.D. A very eminent divine of the Reformed Dutch body, born in New York, 1805, graduated at Dickinson Coll., Carlisle, Phila., 1822, and studied theology at Princeton. In 1827 he was appointed Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, Rinebeck, New York. In 1830 passed to Utica, in 1834 to Philadelphia, and in 1850 to the Brooklyn Heights, New York. In 1861 he visited Florence, Italy, for his health, and died in that city, almost suddenly after preaching, April 27, 1862. His Life and Letters were edited by A. R. Van Nest, 1867. He was offered the Chancellorship of New York University, and the Provostship of the University of Pennsylvania, both of which he declined. His works include The Fruits of the Spirit, 1839; Ser… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O city of the jasper wall
Title: The City of Our God
Author: George W. Bethune
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O home of bliss, O land of light
Copyright: Public Domain



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