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Though we've no abiding city here

Though we've no abiding city here

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Tho’ we’ve no abiding city here]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ we’ve no abiding city here,
‘Mid these changing scenes of time,
God has builded us a mansion fair,
Over in that sunlit clime.

Not made with hands,
Not made with hands,
I’ve an house not made with hands,
In those bright, celestial lands,
I’ve an house not made with hands.

2 Soon our earthly house shall be dissolved,
Timely things must pass away,
But that wondrous house not made with hands
Never, never shall decay. [Refrain]

3 There are gates of pearl and jasper walls,
There are streets of purest gold,
And no shade of darkness ever falls
In that city, we are told. [Refrain]

4 We shall meet at last, O precious thought!
With our battles fought and won,
In that home of peace and light and love,
When our Lord has said “well done.” [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #54

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though we've no abiding city here
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Not made with hands



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Hymns #d327

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Songs of Christian Service #54

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #9

World Wide Church Songs #d204

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