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The city of dreams

There's a city of dreams, through the mist sends its gleams

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [There's a city of dreams, through the mist sends its gleams]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There's a City of Dreams, thro' the mist sends its gleams
Of sapphire and jasper and gold,
And they fall thro' the gray o'er a travel-worn way,
In beauty that cannot be told.

O the City of Dreams that so near to me seems,
Where rest comes when toiling is done!
O the City foursquare, beyond earthly compare,
The City that needs not the sun!

2 There are times when it seems this fair City of Dreams,
So close that its song I can hear;
And the things of my sight seem to fade into night,
As visions of glory appear. [Refrain]

3 O my soul, be thou strong, for the way is not long,—
I follow the beckoning gleams,
For the way is not long as I list to the song,
And press tow'rd the City of Dreams. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #12

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a city of dreams, through the mist sends its gleams
Title: The city of dreams
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: O the city of dreams that so near to me seems



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d458
Songs of Praises, a General Purpose Evangelistic Song Book #d173
The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d206
Wonder Hymns of Faith #d214
Worship and Service #12TextAudioPage Scan