The city of rest

O sinner, come listen, I'll tell unto you

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [O sinner, come listen, I'll tell unto you]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O sinner, come listen, I’ll tell unto you,
The news o’ salvation, sae guid, and sae true;
My Faither is King in the realms o’ the blest,
An’ for me there’s a mansion in the city o’ rest.

O city, sae fair, sweet hame over there,
Which Jesus, oor Saviour, has gane to prepare.
When life’s golden sun shall descend in the West,
May we find that blest city, that city o’ rest.

2 My Faither, the King, in compassion an’ love,
Sent Jesus, His Son, frae His hame up above,
Tae dee for a’ sinner, on Calvary’s tree,
An’ tae offer salvation tae you an’ tae me. [Refrain]

3 This paln o’ salvation—sae lofty, sae grand—
Is mair than the human can e’er understand:
But what does it maitter tae you or tae me
Since faith in His promise, alane maks us free. [Refrain]

4 Then won’t you accept Him, O sinner, my friend,
This wonderfu’ Saviour, whase luve has nae end?
An’ if you’ll but trust Him, an’ gie Him your best,
You shall dwell in His mansions in the city o’ rest. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #23

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sinner, come listen, I'll tell unto you
Title: The city of rest
Author: Adam Geibel
Refrain First Line: O city, so fair, sweet home over there
Copyright: Public Domain



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