Eternity

There is a City, I am told Where all the streets are paved with gold

Author: Frank A. Simpkins
Tune: [There is a City, I am told]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a City, I am told
Where all the streets are paved with gold;
A Home prepared for you and me,
Where we may spend eternity.
Eternity, Eternity,
Where we may spend eternity.

2 Me thinks I hear the heav’nly song,
In hallelujahs loud and long:
Come floating o’er the mighty sea,
A message from eternity.
Eternity, Eternity,
A message from eternity.

3 Our loved one who have gone before,
Are beck’ning us to that bright shore;
That we may from our cares be free,
And sing thro’ all eternity.
Eternity, Eternity,
And sing thro’ all eternity.

4 Some day my blessed Lord will call,
In tones that gently rise and fall;
And He will say “Come home with me,
To dwell in blest eternity.”
Eternity, Eternity,
And dwell in blest eternity.

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #63

Author: Frank A. Simpkins

Simpkins, Frank Addison. (Ashterville County, Ohio, June 8, 1870--March 4, 1939, Riverside, California). His childhood home was in the vicinity of the homes of other well-known hymn writers: Philip P. Bliss, James McGranahan and Charles C. Case. These, no doubt, influenced young Frank Simpkins. His schooling included a time at the Preparatory School, Hiram College. He was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and traveled for a time with an evangelist. He wrote a number of hymns during the early 1900s. He entered the field of education and taught in Ohio: 1915-1916, Kinsman Township School; Music Director, 1916-1924; Assistant County Superintendent and Supervisor of Band and Orchestra in Trumbull County, 1924-1928; Music Di… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a City, I am told Where all the streets are paved with gold
Title: Eternity
Author: Frank A. Simpkins

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

A Messenger for Jesus #d290

Inspiring Hymns #d287

Ministry in Song #d150

The Evangel #d176

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