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The city foursquare

There's a city foursquare in the heavens

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [There's a city "Four-square" in the heavens]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a city “Four-square” in the heavens,
And they call it the city of rest;
On two sides—north and south each are face,
And the other two face east and west.

O that beautiful city “Four square!”
There are gateways for all to enter there;
From the north and from the south, from the east and from the west,
There’s a welcome to the city of rest.

2 On each side are three gates always open,
One for each of the twelve tribes of old;
So all we who are heirs to the promise
Have a right to that city of gold. [Refrain]

3 To that city “Four-square” in the heavens,
Jesus Christ on the Cross paid my way;
So I’ll ask all the world to go with me,
Those twelve gates are not closed night or day. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #164

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a city foursquare in the heavens
Title: The city foursquare
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O that beautiful city foursquare
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d126

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #164

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