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Have you any treasures up there

There's a city, I'm told, built of jasper

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [There's a city, I'm told, guilt of jasper and gold]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 There’s a city, I’m told, guilt of jasper and gold,
Clear as crystal, its wonderful light;
Some are entering there, with adornings so fair,
And their crowns are unspeakably bright.

Have you any treasures up there?
In the home He’s gone to prepare?
Have you stor’d them away, to be yours in that day,
Have you any treasures up there?

2 Ev’ry deed that we do, loving, upright and true,
Ev’ry word that we speak “in His name,”
Is a beautiful gem for the King’s diadem,
And a treasure some day we may claim.

Have you any treasures up there?
In the home He’s gone to prepare?
Have you stor’d them away, to be yours in that day,
Have you any treasures up there?

3 When our dear ones depart, there’s a balm for the heart,
They have entered the mansions on high;
They are treasures to shine in the glory divine;
We shall find them again, by and by.

Yes, I’ve many treasures up there?
In the home He’s gone to prepare,
I have stor’d them away to be mine in that day;
Yes, I’ve many treasures up there.

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #181

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a city, I'm told, built of jasper
Title: Have you any treasures up there
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #181

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