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There is a Holy City

There is a holy city, A happy world above

Author: Anonymous
Published in 87 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a holy city,
A happy world above,
Beyond the starry regions,
Built by the God of love;
An everlasting temple—
And saints, arrayed in white,
There serve their great Redeemer,
And dwell with Him in light.

2 The meanest child of glory
Outshines the radiant sun;
But who can speak the splendor
Of that eternal throne
Where Jesus sits exalted,
In God-like majesty?
The elders fall before Him,
The angels bend the knee.

3 The host of saints around Him
Proclaim His work of grace;
The patriarchs and prophets,
And all the godly race,
Who speak of fiery trials
And tortures on their way—
They came from tribulation
To everlasting day.

4 And what shall be my journey,
How long my stay below,
Or what shall be my trials,
Are not for me to know;
In ev’ry day of trouble,
I’ll raise my tho’ts on high;
I’ll think of the bright temple,
And crowns above the sky.

Source: The Praise Book: for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #256

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a holy city, A happy world above
Title: There is a Holy City
Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The Cyber Hymnal #8470

The Sacred Harp #101b

The Sacred Harp #101b

Include 84 pre-1979 instances
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