The Golden City

There is a city far beyond the skies

Author: Minna Foote
Tune: [There is a city far beyond the skies]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There is a city far beyond the skies,
A heav'nly home with mansions bright and fair,
Fill with good deeds each moment, as it flies,
That you may find a treasure waiting there.

O city fair, O city bright,
O land of love, where Jesus is the light,
There is no death nor parting there,
In that blest home, the golden city fair.

2 There is no sun to light its streets of gold;
The Son of God the light thereof shall be,
No mortal tongue its beauties e'er has told,
No mortal eye its glories e'er shall see. [Chorus]

3 O strive to reach that golden city's gate,
In hope press on nor yield to dark despair,
Thy Lord and King with angel hosts await
To give his own a royal welcome there. [Chorus]

4 Some day I'll see that golden city's King,
Some day I'll walk its streets, its glories see,
Till then I'll wait and, waiting, ever sing
Glad songs of praise to him who waits for me. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #19

Author: Minna Foote

(no biographical information available about Minna Foote.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a city far beyond the skies
Title: The Golden City
Author: Minna Foote
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O city fair, O city bright
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Page Scan

Songs of Praise and Service #126

TextPage Scan

The Voice of Praise #19

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us