O city of the jasper wall

O city of the jasper wall

Author: George W. Bethune
Tune: [O city of the jasper wall]
Published in 31 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

Refrain:
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
Author: George W. Bethune
Refrain First Line: O land of bliss, O land of light

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Instances (1 - 31 of 31)

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Happy Greetings, a Collection of Choice Original Hymns and Tunes #d90

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Joy Bells #136

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Joyful Greeting: for the Sabbath-school #12

Kindly Light #d91

Lasting Hymns No. 2 #d164

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Loving Voices: for Sunday-school, church and home circle #60

New Joy Bells #d89

Our Favorite Hymnal #d207

Popular Hymns #d150

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d137

Popular Hymns Revised #d161

Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d161

Priceless Jewels #d34

Song Treasury #d98

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Songs for Worship: in the Sunday-school, social-meeting, and family #58

Songs Tried and Proved #d105

The Centennial Hymnal #d267

The Corona #d83

The Wave of Sunday School Song #d67

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Worship and Service #92

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #16

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