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The unseen city

There is a city that gleams afar

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [There is a city that gleams afar]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a city that gleams afar
Where flow’rs are blooming ever;
A city that needs no sun or star,
For God is light forever;
And fairer far its streets that wait
Than rose of song or story,
For through the bars of sunset gates
We almost catch its glory.

Refrain:
O beautiful city unseen,
Where mortal hath never been,
O when we shall stand at Thy gate,
O may it not be too late,
O when we shall stand at Thy gate,
O may it not be too late.

2 O fair the skies that o’er us lean
With radiant splendor shining,
Yet brighter far that land unseen
Beyond our weak divining;
For past the portals of its gates
There is no sin or sorrow,
No weary pathway there awaits,
No long and sad tomorrow. [Refrain]

3 O city fair! O land of bloom!
O realm of radiance tender!
Within that home may we find room,
That home of peace and splendor;
For past the portals of its gates
There is no sin or sorrow,
No weary pathway there awaits,
No long and sad tomorrow. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #108

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a city that gleams afar
Title: The unseen city
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: O beautiful city unseen

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Heavenly Sunlight #50

Songs for Work and Worship #d197

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Uplifted Voices #108

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