We journey to a city Which eye hath never

We journey to a city Which eye hath never

Author: Henry Burton
Tune: [We journey to a city] (Stebbins)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We journey to a city,
Which eye hath never seen;
We journey to a country,
Whose shores are ever green.
Far, far away it lieth,
Beyond the valley low,
Beyond the chilling river,
Beyond its waves of woe.

Refrain:
We journey to a city,
Which eye hath never seen;
We journey to a country,
Whose shores are ever green.

2 No eye hath seen its glories,
Its joys have ne’er been told;
No cloud of sorrow passes
Over its streets of gold.
But strains of sweetest music,
Float on its balmy air,
And voices of the harpers
Who sing their triumph there. [Refrain]

3 They sing the name of Jesus,
Who washed them in His blood;
The Lamb who went before them,
Thro’ desert, fire and flood.
No more the far-off vision;
With open face they see
The King in all His beauty,
Who died to set them free. [Refrain]

4 We journey to a city,
Which eye hath never seen;
We journey to a country,
Whose shores are ever green.
A little while of tempest,
And then the endless calm;
A little while of battle,
And then the victor’s palm. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #11

Author: Henry Burton

Rv Alfred Henry Burton DD United Kingdom 1840-1930. Born at Swannington, Leicestershire, he emigrated with family to America and became a student at Beloit College, WI, graduating with honours. After a pastorate in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Monroe, WI, he returned to England and entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1865. He married Ellen Pearse. He then ministered mostly in Lanca-shire and London. Published works include ”Gleanings in the gospels:, “Wayside songs”, “St. Luke in Expositor's Bible”. John Perry… Go to person page >

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First Line: We journey to a city Which eye hath never
Author: Henry Burton
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #48

Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #d56

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #11

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #348

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