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When I Stand on the Streets of Gold

The burdens of life may be many

Author: Annie Wittenmeyer
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 The burdens of life may be many,
The frowns of the world may be cold;
To me it will matter but little,
When I stand on the streets of gold.
With joy I shall enter that city,
The face of my Savior behold;
And I shall be changed and be like Him,
When I stand on the streets of gold.

Refrain:
When I stand on the streets of gold,
Jesus’ face I shall then behold,
And I shall be changed and be like Him,
When I stand on the streets of gold.

2 What wonderful visions of beauty,
What glorious scenes shall unfold;
What bright, dazzling splendors surround me,
When I stand on the streets of gold.
I’ll see the white throne of His glory,
The names of the saints there enrolled,
The mansions that Christ is preparing,
When I stand on the streets of gold. [Refrain]

3 The trials of earth will have ended,
And I shall be safe in His fold;
Shut in with my Lord and His angels,
When I stand on the streets of gold.
For ages on ages I’ll praise Him,
And never grow weary nor old;
Star-crowned I’ll abide in His presence,
When I stand on the streets of gold. [Refrain]

Source: The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #16

Author: Annie Wittenmeyer

Sarah Ann Turner; b. 8/26/1827; d. 2/2/1900; Wittenmyer, Annie (Turner) 1827-1900; usage: Annie Wittenmyer Go to person page >

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First Line: The burdens of life may be many
Title: When I Stand on the Streets of Gold
Author: Annie Wittenmeyer
Refrain First Line: When I stand on the streets of gold

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