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When I Reach That City

Representative Text

1 On the top of Mt. Zion is a city
And the earth with glory it doth fill;
I shall look on its beauty in the morning
When I reach that city on the hill.

Oh, that city on Mt. Zion,
Tho’ a pilgrim, yet I love thee still;
I’ll not leave thee, through the ages,
When I reach that city on the hill.

2 I’m invited to come home to that city,
For the Word says, “Whosoever will,”
And I’ll find there a mansion for me waiting
When I reach that city on the hill. [Refrain]

3 Death will never molest me in that city,
Never leave me lying cold and chill;
But I’ll enter to live up there forever
When I reach that city on the hill. [Refrain]

4 So I’ll stay here until my Savior calls me,
Trying daily to perform His will;
Then He’ll say unto me, “Well done” up yonder
When I reach that city in the hill. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #5

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the top of Mount Zion is a city
Title: When I Reach That City
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O that city on Mount Zion
Publication Date: 1928
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1928.



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