Garden of Gold

There's a beautiful city that lies far away

Author: L. D. Santee
Tune: [There's a beautiful city that lies far away] (Brooks)
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. There’s a beautiful city that lies far away
From the earth with its burden of tears,
Where the night never enters, but shadowless day
Shines on through eternity’s years.

O beautiful city, city of gold;
O beautiful city, treasures untold;
O beautiful city, city of gold;
When shall I rest in that beautiful city of gold?

2. From the shadows are lifted our sorrowful eyes
To the hills where the angels have trod,
And our hearts ever yearn for our home in the skies,
Our home in the garden of God. [Refrain]

3. And there all of our sorrows shall fade as a dream
As we enter the country of rest,
While before us in heavenly beauty shall gleam,
The mansions prepared for the blest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1692

Author: L. D. Santee

(no biographical information available about L. D. Santee.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful city that lies far away
Title: Garden of Gold
Author: L. D. Santee
Refrain First Line: O, beautiful city, city of gold
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1692
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #1692

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support