The celestial city

There is a city built on high From earthly sorrows free

Author: Grace Watkins
Tune: [There is a city built on high]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. There is a city built on high,
From earthly sorrows free,
Bought by a Savior’s precious blood,
A home for you and me.

I will meet you in that city,
In that bright celestial city,
Where all sorrow, pain, and parting will be o’er;
I will meet you in that city,
In God’s everlasting city,
There we’ll praise Him with our loved ones gone before.

2. Its gates are pearl, its streets are gold,
Its walls are jewels rare;
No need of sun or moon to shine,
For God is brightness there. [Refrain]

3. There peace and joy will reign complete,
There’ll be no night or strife;
Oh, will your name be written in
The Lamb’s great book of life? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #783

Author: Grace Watkins

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Text Information

First Line: There is a city built on high From earthly sorrows free
Title: The celestial city
Author: Grace Watkins
Refrain First Line: I will meet you in that city
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #783

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