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The New Jerusalem

There's a land of fadeless beauty in the sky

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [There's a land of fadeless beauty in the sky]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a land of fadeless beauty in the sky,
And we’ll reach the Holy City by and by;
When the storms of life are o’er,
We shall gain that blessed shore,
We shall gather in that City by and by.

Refrain:
By and by, by and by,
We shall reach that Holy City by and by;
When the storms of life are o’er
We shall gain that blessed shore,
We shall gather in that City by and by, by and by.

2 In that land no tears will ever dim the eye,
And we’ll reach the Holy City by and by;
With our trials overpast,
We shall gather home at last,
We shall gather in that City by and by. [Refrain]

3 In that blessed land the people never die,
And we’ll reach the Holy City by and by;
There we’ll never know a pain,
Never more be sick again,
We shall gather in that City by and by. [Refrain]

4 We have dear ones waiting for us up on high,
And we’ll reach the Holy City by and by;
Safe with them while ages fly,
We shall never say good-bye,
When we gather in that City by and by. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #152

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 land of fadeless beauty in the sky
Title: The New Jerusalem
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O the glory that awaits us
Copyright: Public Domain

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Praise and Promise #152

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