In that City

Over death's sea, in yon blest city

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [Over death's sea, in yon blest city]
Published in 40 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O’er death’s sea, in yon blest city,
There’s a home for ev’ry one;
Purchas’d with a price most costly,
‘Twas the blood of God’s dear Son.

In that city—bright city,
Soon with loved ones I shall be;
And with Jesus live forever,
In that city beyond death’s sea.

2 Here we’ve no abiding city,
Mansions here will soon decay;
But that city God’s built firmly,
It can never pass away. [Refrain]

3 I have loved ones in that city,
Those who left me years ago;
They with joy are waiting for me,
Where no farewell tears e’er flow. [Refrain]

4 T’ward that pure and holy city
Oft my longing eyes I cast;
Jesus whispers sweetly to me,
Heav’n is yours when earth is past. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #201

Author: Charles J. Butler

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Text Information

First Line: Over death's sea, in yon blest city
Title: In that City
Author: Charles J. Butler
Refrain First Line: In that city, bright city



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Small Church Music #6412


The Cyber Hymnal #7898

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